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Four Die As Bus Plunges Into River

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Four people have been reported dead as a luxury bus plunged into Majidun River in Mile 12 area of Lagos in the early hours of Friday. The bus was said to have been traveling from the eastern part of Nigeria. Officials of the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), and Lagos State Emergency...

Kwara Assembly Wants Education Monitoring Fund Reviewed

2 days ago /

In the bid to consolidate the feat recorded at the on-going education reform, the Kwara State House of Assembly has sought an upward review of 1.36 million Naira to 2.99 million Naira. This if for the allocation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the State Teaching Service Commission in the...

RIWAMA Frowns At Burning Of Tyres In Rivers, Declares It Illegal

2 days ago /

The Sole Administrator of Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Mr. Felix Obuah has vowed to bring to book those behind burning of tyres in the State. This is in reaction to a recent tyre-burning incident, which almost razed down buildings, risking the lives of residents in the area which became...

AMCON: Arik Air Grounded By N352.5b Debt

3 days ago /

Arik Air was taken over by Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, because the airline was owing it N146 billion, out of a total N352.5 billion owed global creditors, AMCON’s CEO, Ahmed Kuru said. He made this known at a meeting with the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial...

 

Al-Makura Satisfied With On-going Lafia Airport, Road Projects

3 days ago /

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura has expressed satisfaction with the quality of work  ongoing at the Lafia Airport and its environs. The governor made it known while speaking to the journalists during an inspection tour, which he deemed necessary to beat the specified time, as he had earlier promised. The...

Petrol Tanker Fire Destroys Buildings, Properties In Onitsha

3 days ago /

A petrol tanker laden with diesel on Wednesday night exploded at Upper New Market Road, by DMGS Roundabout, Onitsha, destroying buildings, vehicles and properties worth millions of naira. Fire fighting men and a large dispatch of security personnel ranging from the Police, Army, Civil Defense, Road Safety and the Red Cross...

NABTEB Advocates More Vocational Centres

3 days ago /

The Registrar and Executive Secretary of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board, (NABTEB), Professor Ifeoma Isingo-Abanihe, has advocated the establishment of more technical training centres in Nigeria to improve human capacity building. Abanihe also recommended that NABTEB certificates be issued to students to help boost their career. She made the recommendation...

IGP To Convene National Security Summit

3 days ago /

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has announced plans to convene a National Security Summit as part of efforts to tackle the rising cases of kidnapping in the country. Speaking at a meeting with Commissioners of Police and Senior Police officers in Abuja, Mr Idris says the increasing cases of...

Enugu Govt Signs 2017 Budget Into Law

3 days ago /

The Enugu State governor,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has signed the 2017 budget estimated at 105.72 billion Naira,  themed budget of Economic Recovery and Inclusive Development into law. Governor Ugwuanyi commended the Enugu State House of Assembly members for a speedy passage of the budget and promised to fully implement it for the development...

Ogun Govt. Partners IFAD On Cassava, Rice Production

3 days ago /

The Ogun state government says it is partnering the International Funds For Agricultural Development (IFAD), to cultivate 6,000 and 2,000 hectres of mechanized farmland for cassava and rice respectively, in the 2017 planting season to ensure food security. This was communicated in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital at a one day...

 

NLC On whistleblower Law

5 days ago /

Labour on whistle-blowers The Nigeria Labour Congress says corrupt politicians decamping to the ruling party at both federal and state levels should not be spared in the ongoing anti-graft war. Nigeria Labour Congress President Ayuba Wabba made the remarks at a rally in Abuja on Monday to push for the...

Agatu Youths Kill Soldier, Injure Two Others

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A soldier has been killed in Oleigada Ikolo community of Agatu Local Government Area in Benue State during a fight involving some youths of the local government and soldiers. Eyewitness account said that soldiers at the Oweto Bridge, a boundary between Nasarawa and Benue states, stormed the neighbouring Oleigada Ikolo village...

Ogun Traffic Enforcement Moves To Partner With NMA

5 days ago /

The Ogun State owned Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) says it is ready to partner with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ogun State Branch on prompt medical response to victims. This is towards reducing and avoiding loss of lives of accident victims on roads across the State. The statement was made...

President Buhari Condoles Adamu Fika

5 days ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled  Dr. Adamu Fika, Wazirin Fika,  over the death of his wife,  Hajiya Tasallah Fika. Fika was a former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. In a telephone call from London to the bereaved Wazirin, the President said the loss of such a devoted wife of many years was particularly a...

Suspected Hoodlums Set Osun High Court Ablaze

5 days ago /

A section of the Osun State High Court located in Ayeso area of Ilesha  has been set ablaze by some unknown persons. A witness told reporters that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, resulting to destruction of valuable documents in Court One. It was also gathered that the security...

Shettima: Boko Haram Killed Over 100,000 People In Seven Years

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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, says at least 100,000 persons have been killed in the seven years of the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria. The governor added that over two million people were displaced by the violence, noting that most of those affected were women and children. He stated this on...

Court Adjourns Patience Jonathan’s Suit Against EFCC Till March 6

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A Federal High court sitting in Lagos has adjourned till March 6, 2017, the suit filed by former First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan, seeking to un-freeze multiple accounts belonging to her in five Nigerian Banks. In the suit, Mrs Jonathan is claiming ownership of the sum of $15.5 million dollars...

Trump To Speak With President Buhari

6 days ago /

Reports indicate that the American President, Donald Trump, may be having a telephone conversation with Nigeria’s President, Mohammadu Buhari, who is still on vacation in London. The telephone conversation billed for 3.45 pm Nigerian time, has been confirmed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr, Femi...

Justice Ngwuta’s Trial: Federal Government Appoints New Prosecutor

6 days ago /

The Nigerian government has appointed Olufemi Fatunde of the Federal Ministry of Justice, as the Lead Prosecutor in the trial of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a Supreme Court Justices who is standing trial for alleged corruption. At the resumed hearing of the case in Abuja, Fatunde announced appearance as the new Head of...

UNICEF Commends Army For Adequate Security Cover

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A representative of the United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), Mohammed Fall, has said a more secure environment provided by the Nigerian Army, has helped them in no small measure to achieve their mandate. This was revealed in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations (7 Division),...


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