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Governor Ambode Sacks Three Commissioners

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday sacked three commissioners and appointed 5 new ones. Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, via a statement on Thursday, revealed the 3 commissioners sacked as Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr. Femi Odubiyi, and Mr. Anifowoshe Abiola. Mrs. Akinsola before she got …

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Rivers Killings: Wike Must Resign – Rotimi Amaechi

Former Rivers State Gov/ Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has urged Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike to immediately resign from his office. This came after the cross over incident that occurred in omoku, Rivers State. How heavily armed men,in the early hours of Monday, fired shots on innocent worshipers …

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Okorocha Gives Imo Workers 18-Day Christmas Holiday

The executive Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has directed the civil servants in the state to go home for the Christmas holiday on Friday,December 22, 2017. They will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. In a statement released,by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, workers …

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Court Stops El-rufai From Sacking 21,780 Kaduna Teachers

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Kaduna Division, has told the Kaduna state government to halt its planned sacking of 21,780 teachers. The Kaduna government had said it would sack the teachers after they failed a competency test. But the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) dragged the state government …

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PDP Needs South-west To Succeed, Says Dickson

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The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Post-Convention Committee on Reconciliation, who is also the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has said the party will need the full support of its members in the South-West to effectively execute its plan to regain political power in 2019. The Special Adviser …

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Pope Francis Wants The ‘lord’s Prayer’ Changed

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Pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has proposed to change the Lord’s Prayer that’s bedeviled him for years. While speaking to an Italian TV network Friday, the pontiff said that he opposes the phrase “lead us not into temptation” in the current translation of Our Father. In his words; …

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NUPENG Blames Cabal For Fuel Scarcity

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has attributed the ongoing scarcity of fuel across the country on a cabal in the downstream sector. The group said that tanker drivers were not on strike. NUPENG, in a release yesterday, said its members were not responsible for the …

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Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide

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The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has reported that Nigeria purportedly has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and has one of the highest new infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa. This is just as it said 720,000 Nigerians are on United States PEPFAR-supported HIV treatment with …

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Ondo Govt. Hands Off Payment Of WAEC Exam For Students

As from May 2018, students sitting for the West African Examination Council, WAEC exams across public institutions in Ondo state will have to pay their examination fees themselves, as the state government has stopped the payment of the fees for the students. The Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Mr. …

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ASUP Suspends Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its nationwide strike 15 days after the industrial action began. National President of ASUP, Mr Usman Duste, announced this on Wednesday during the union’s 14th National Delegates Conference at the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi state. He said the decision to …

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2019: ‘Buhari Should Go Home And Rest’ – Dogowa

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Senator Mas’ud El-Jibrin Dogowa, first elected Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano State, has told President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019. Speaking in an interview with the Sun on Sunday, Dogowa said the inability of the president to tackle security and economic challenges facing …

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CBN To Sack Bank Directors With Bad Loans

Bank directors with non-performing loans (NPLs) are to quit or be sacked, according to a new Code of Corporate Governance approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Director, Bank Examination Department at the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Adedapo Adeleke, said the new code was instituted to address the …

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Atiku Decamps From APC

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress. Abubakar confirmed this in a statement he personally signed on Friday. He also gave reasons for quitting the party. However, he did not state which party he intends to join, but said he is pondering on his …

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Fashola: Plans To Reintroduce Toll Gates Nationwide Concluded

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the federal government has concluded the plan to reintroduce toll gates on various highways across the country. He said this on Thursday while speaking at an interactive session with the senate committee on the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA). Fashola said …

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Nobody Can Take Away Lagos From APC – Oba Of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has stated that Lagos state cannot be wrestled away from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The traditional ruler made this comment while praising the national leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Speaking at a function in Ibadan, Akiolu said that Tinubu’s stubbornness …

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Biafra: IPOB Dead And Gone – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has stated that the successful conduct of the governorship election in Anambra state last Saturday shows that the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is dead and gone. According to the Information Minister, the turnout of voters during the polls has diminished …

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Man Scams People By Sending Them Airtime In Ondo State

A notorious fraudster known as Sunday Akingbesote, has been apprehended by security operatives in Oka, Ondo town, after being a terror to unsuspecting victims. According to reports, the man is popularly known as daddy Michael or daddy Elijah. But in the veil of telecommunications, he is “Baba Ifa’ or ‘Baba …

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Son Of Former PDP Chairman Stabs To Death By His Wife

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Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, the son of a former PDP chairman, Haliru Bello, was last night, allegedly, stabbed to the death by his wife, Maryam Sanda, the daughter of embattled former Aso Savings boss, Hajia Maimuna Aliyu. According to reports, the attack stemmed from an allegation of infidelity after she saw …

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