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Mr Adolphus Ekpe, the Director-General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) on Monday said the Christian Pilgrimage Lottery Scheme would commence in September. Ekpe said this in Abuja while playing host to the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr John Kennedy Opara at the NLRC headquarters. The DG said that it was time Nigeria...

Harold Mayne-Nicholls: fall guy?The FIFA official who picked the sites for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup games is suspended from all football-related activities for seven years. The world football governing body said on Monday that this followed a FIFA Ethics Committee internal hearing. “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim...

•EkweremaduDeputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said “no amount of intimidation or harassment will deter him from carrying out...

Yoweri Museveni: new Burundi mediatorBurundi should postpone its July 15 presidential elections until July 30 because of continuing protests against President...

Wike and Peterside: July 9 date for jurisdiction ruling The Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday adjourned sitting till 9 July to decide on the territorial jurisdiction. The tribunal Chairman, Justice Muazu Pindiga adjourned the matter after much argument by Mr Emmanuel Ukala, SAN, counsel to the Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom...

Governor Emmanuel with his commissionersAkwa Ibom state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has said that his administration will not tolerate poor performance...

*One of the suspects says the gang masterminded all the recent bank robberies in Lagos The Police in Lagos on Monday paraded four suspected members of...

Sani Kaita: declared missingThe management of FC IfeanyiUbah of Nnewi has declared one of its players, Sani Kaita, missing. Kaita, an ex-Super Eagles player,...

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state, central Nigeria, has appealed to the Federal Government to restore checkpoints in the state to check the movement...

The Police have met with the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, and ‘some principal officers’ over a petition that the...