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Ajimobi Inaugurates N300m ICT Service Centre In Ibadan

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The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has inaugurated a 300million Naira Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Data and Service Centre in Ibadan. The centre which was facilitated by the Chairman House Committee on Telecommunications, Hon. Saheed Fijabi, says the Oyo State College of Health Science and Technology in Ibadan was constructed...

Federal Government Not Competing With Any State – Fashola

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the Federal Government is not competing with any state but rather working relentlessly to complement and support them to blossom for maximum development. Mr Fashola who gave this assurance during his one day working visit to Oyo state, said some abandoned...

Andrew Yakubu Withdraws Suit Against EFCC, AGF

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The embattled former group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Andrew Yakubu, has withdrawn his suit seeking compensation over his detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Yakubu had filed the suit before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja following his...

Nigerian Air Force Engages Personnel In Combat Sports

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has described physical fitness as the cornerstone of military combat readiness in confronting insurgency. Air Marshal Abubakar stressed the need for personnel to maintain a high level of combat readiness, through constant training and keeping fit always. He said this while addressing officers...

Fayose’s Former Aide, Rep Member Arraigned For Murder

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A former Personal Assistant to Governor Ayo Fayose during his first tenure, Goke Olatunji was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ado Ekiti High Court over alleged double  murder. The offences were allegedly committed  11 years ago. Also charged with him is a member of House of Representatives, Mr Thaddeus Aina,. He was...

Benue Govt. Debunks Claims Of Herdsmen Killings In Jato-Aka

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The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has denied reports of herdsmen killings of Tiv farmers in Jato-Aka of Kwande Local Council, following the outbreak of civil unrest between the youths and some soldiers last week. Governor Ortom cleared the air during an expanded Security Council meeting with elders and traditional rulers...

House Aviation Committee Inspects Kaduna Airport

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Amidst ‎speculations of poor safety measures at the Kaduna International Airport, the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, has paid an unscheduled visit to the airport. The committee, led by its chairman, Nkiru Onyejeocha, inspected the runway, arrival and departure halls as well as the fueling facilities at the airport, which...

Ile-Ife Crisis: Aregbesola Inaugurates Commission Of Enquiry

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has set up a five-man commission of enquiry to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the bloody crisis that ravaged the ancient city of Ile-ife on March 8, 2017. The Commission was given four weeks to complete its job and members include: Justice M.A...

Arik Air Extends N16,000 Fare Till Easter

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Arik Air has extended the validity of the ongoing N16, 000 promotional fare to cover the period of Easter. The special fare which enables an air traveller to buy a one-way ticket to any destination in Nigeria with N16, 000 was originally scheduled to end on March 31. The extension of the promo will...

OSBC, Osun Assembly Plan Befitting Burial For Journalist

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The Osun state Broadcasting Corporatio (OSBC) and the state House of Assembly have arranged to give a befitting burial to the House of Assembly correspondent, Nathaniel Abimbola, who died in a motor accident last weekend. The Chairman, OSBC board, Hon. Kola Akanji, disclosed this when a group, Asiwaju Grassroot Foundation (AGF),...

Ogun State Donates N1m to Family Of Slain Driver

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The Ogun State government has donated one million Naira to the family of Sauban Koleosho, also known as Onila, a driver, who recently, was allegedly shot dead by men of the Nigeria Customs Service along Kobape road, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state. Customs operatives had reportedly shot at...

President Buhari Names New Ministerial Nominees

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of two new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. A source close to the Senate told our correspondent that the letter arrived the Senate late Tuesday. The source revealed that the two nominees are from Kogi and Gombe state. Our correspondent gathered that the Kogi nominee...

Paris Club Refund Was Fully Utilised For Infrastructure Projects – Kwara State Government

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Recent reports indicate that the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki may not have benefited from the Paris Club Loan Refund as has been alleged in media reports credited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to the report, Saraki’s aides and Robert Mbonu, his associate, diverted N3.5...

Sen. Melaye Wears Academic Gown To Senate Plenary

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Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West drew a lot of attention at the National Assembly  on Tuesday when he appeared for plenary in academic robe and cap. The senator whose first degree had come under scrutiny in the recent past walked in to the red chamber clad in the full academic...

Meningitis Outbreak Kills Over 100 Nigerians

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At least 140 people have been killed in a meningitis outbreak in six states in Nigeria, including the federal capital, Abuja.  More than 80 of the deaths occurred in north-western Zamfara state. Confirming the news, a director at Nigeria's centre for disease control, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzol, said the death toll...

Police Arrest Man For Alleged Murder Of Septuagenarian

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The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested 22 year old Adeoye Ikugbayigbe for beheading a 72 year old woman, Funmilayo Shada. The  Force’ Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the arrest followed a report by the son of the deceased who narrated the incident at the Abigi Divisional...

Kaduna APC Passes Vote of Confidence On Buhari, El-Rufai

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The enlarged caucus of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Kaduna state, has passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai for their policy directions and style of governance. These were parts of resolutions reached at the end of a meeting of the...

N’Delta Crisis: APC Group Commends Buhari’s Intervention

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A political group, the Coalition of All Progressives Congress (APC) Support Groups, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his initiative and intervention to end the lingering crisis in the Niger Delta. The group, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ambassador Sokari Afiesimama, noted that the Federal Government’s move to...

Food Poisoning: Cross River Govt. Vows To Prosecute Culprits

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The Cross River State Government has assured the people of Ogoja that justice will be served on the person or people who are linked to the food poisoning incident that claimed two lives and affected 44 other persons across communities in the Local Government Area (LGA). The state’s Attorney General and...

President Buhari Approves Naval Base For Lake Chad Basin

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has given approval for the establishment of a naval base at the Lake Chad basin to boost security in the north-east. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Monday after meeting with the President. Vice Admiral Ibas explained that...


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