Latest news this afternoon (Thursday, March 18, 2021)

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  • Prosecution counsel’s absence stalls trial of Okorocha’s associates, workers
  • Judge worried over delay in Evans’ trial 
  • Lagos to complete blue, red rail lines to honour Jakande 
  • FEC okays N11.72b for road, health contracts 
  • Abaribe withdraws controversial Armed Forces Commission Bill 
  • Why I won’t jubilate over plan to fix refinery, by Wike 
  • I don’t mind losing re-election in 2023 – Makinde 
  • Wike, Mailafia not excited about $1.5b PH refinery rehabilitation 
  • 15 held after cultists clash in Lagos 
  • PCN to pharmacy graduands: join COVID-19 fight 
  • Benefits of vaccination outweigh risks, say NAFDAC, WHO 
  • Bello challenges army commandant on zero-crime in Kogi 
  • Wakilin’s arrest: Three OPC members remanded on murder charges
  • Troops rescue 10 airport quarters abductees
  • 2023 president: PDP panel dashes South’s zoning hope 
  • Bandits attack Emir’s vehicle in Kaduna  
  • Sacked Ganduje’s aide says ‘goodbye’ to Nigeria 
  • Mass redeployment of judges at Federal High Court 
  • Judge questions EFCC’s diligence in ex-Punch Director’s trial 
  • Bandits can’t disrupt our education system, says El-Rufai 
  • Honour for teachers, others
  • Insecurity: The Gumi option
  • When Nigeria was worth dying for 
  • Tomato blockage: Slumbering Southwest awakens 
  • Buhari’s real enemies
  • Tanzanian President Magufuli dies at 61
  • Biafra: Now that Asari joins the fray
  • I want to change banking apps, says student
  • Much ado about Enugu’s Gubernatorial Pension Bill 
  • How school provides equity for girls 
  • Woods discharged from hospital
  • Oyo, Yobe, others yet to roll out COVID-19 vaccination 
  • ‘N900m fraud’: ICPC detains ex-JAMB Registrar 
  • Labour faults Fed Govt’s N50b monthly electricity susbsidy
  • Niger lawmakers to investigate non-release of SSCE/ NECO results 
  • Parents share formula behind son’s math prowess 
  • Provost faults students’ protest over CCTV installation 
  • Don showcases good Nigerians in China 
  • Kebbi first lady endows N5m to Sokoto varsity 
  • Court acquits Eni, Shell in Nigerian corruption case 
  • N6.98 USSD flat rate will stabilise payment system, says CBN 
  • Don: reformative education can tackle insecurity 
  • Strike looms at YABATECH as SSANIP gives Rector ultimatum
  • How poor nutrition affects pupils’ learning 
  • UNICAL sensitises students on TEF grant
  • No to menstrual shaming
  • Fed Govt to support ABU in sports development 
  • Ogun inaugurates N80m tetfund projects in MAPOLY 
  • Ex-military governor seeks automatic employment for graduates of AD-COHST



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  • Hijab: Caution CAN, MURIC urges FG
  • I don’t have political father —Makinde
  • Exclusive: Doctors to embark on 3rd strike in nine months
  • Groups caution Fayemi on FG livestock programme
  • Navy lists successful candidates for DSSC Course 28
  • Gunmen kill 25-year-old man in Jigawa
  • Troops arrest two suspects over Benue communal clash
  • Court remands Ekiti man for stealing cooked rice, phones
  • Osun 18-year-old stabs brother, 21, to death, flees
  • Hoodlums fighting over Lagos market levy unleash mayhem on residents
  • Arrested suspect confesses to serial cult killings in Ogun
  • Ondo NSCDC nabs two for hypnotising, duping septuagenarian
  • Man bags life imprisonment for raping eight-year-old boy in Akwa Ibom
  • Politicians eyeing 2023 engineering violent breakup – Southern, Middle Belt leaders
  • Obiano reacts to Ngige, PDP ‘s attack
  • Again, three Umahi aides resign, defect to PDP
  • Obiano dismisses opposition’s criticism as Ngige, PDP attack govt
  • PDP election review panel proposes N’East, S’East for 2023 presidency
  • Impeached Ogun deputy speaker sues Assembly, demands N1.5bn
  • APC, PDP fight dirty over alleged N15tn fraud
  • PDP will set up implementation report, says Secondus
  • Ogun rep Aremu dumps ADC for APC
  • APC flays Obaseki for shifting 100-day anniversary to Delta
  • Anambra poll: APGA denies planned imposition of Soludo
  • Enugu Assembly bows to pressure, drops ex-govs, deputies’ life pensions
  • Despite video evidence, Deputy Speaker Wase denies blocking Diaspora’s petition
  • Why presidency should come to the South-South – Edo PDP
  • PSG thrash Lille 3-0 to reach French Cup quarter-finals
  • Ibrahimovic fit for AC Milan, Man United game, says coach
  • Kano Pillars technical adviser resigns
  • UCL: Chelsea want to extend unbeaten run against Atletico
  • Guardiola admits pressure to win Champions League at Man City
  • NLO: Ottasolo unbeaten after four games, battle Ekit




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