Wednesday , 31 August 2016


Abuja High Court Declines Senator Kashamu’s Application To Stop His Arrest


Senator Buruji Kashamu has had his new application seeking the halt of his arrest by the Department of State Security and the Police declined by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The long-running attempt to arrest Kashamu, who represents Ogun East Senatorial District is to facilitate his extradition to …

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Gombe State Gov Swears In 11 New LG Chairmen, 10 Perm Secs


Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo on Tuesday administered oath of office on caretaker chairmen for the 11 Local Government Areas of the state and 10 new Permanent Secretaries. Tenures of the chairmen were renewed for six months following the expiration of their first terms of six months. The appointment of the …

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8 People Feared Dead In Bauchi Floods


Several communities in the northern part of the country have been feeling the effects of floods as several people were said to have lost their lives while cash and food crops were also washed away by floods as a result of heavy downpour in Bauchi State. In an interview with newsmen …

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Kwara To Introduce New Salary Structure For LG Workers


The Kwara State Government  has announced its plans to introduce a new salary structure for Local Government Councils in the state next month. The state’s Commissioner for Local Governments, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Alhaji Haruna Muhammad, disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday in Ilorin. According to him, the new salary …

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LASG Pays N918.703m To 180 Retirees


The Lagos State Government has, for the month of August 2016, paid 180 retirees from the mainstream Civil Service, Local Governments, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Teachers Establishment and Pension Office (TEPO) and other parastatals their pension entitlements of N918.703 million. The payment has brought the number of retirees paid between August 2015 …

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Lagos Gov Appoints Seun Anibaba As New Lotteries Board CEO

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday approved the appointment of Mr. Seun Anibaba as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lagos State Lotteries Board. Anibaba graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the New York University, both in the United States of America, where he obtained …

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IBEDC Goes Top Of NERC Ranking

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Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has moved from the fourth position it occupied in the first quarter of 2016 to the number one position, according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) benchmarking and ranking of DISCOS for the second quarter of 2016. This development was made known by NERC …

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Troops Raid Bunkerer Hide-out In Delta As ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ Continues


As part of the day 4 training exercise of the ongoing “Operation Crocodile Smile” in the Niger Delta, 4 Brigade troops of the Nigerian Army raided a suspected oil bunkerer and militant camps at Afiagbene in Burutu Local Government Area of DeltaState. but nobody was found. This is contained in a …

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Imo State Set To Recruit 3,000 Workers

Rochas Okorocha

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha on Monday announced his administration’s plans to recruit 3,000 computer literate graduates to stimulate the workforce. The governor made this announcement while speaking with newsmen in Owerri,  as he added that the need for new workers became necessary as the state’s workforce has …

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FG launches Education Road Map For 2016-2019

Adamu Adamu

As part of ongoing efforts to revitalize the education sector, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Education has released a new road map to address the challenges facing the sector. The Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, while unveiling a draft of the 2016-2019 Ministerial Strategic Plan on Monday in …

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Kano Awards $1.85m Railway Contract To Chinese Company


The Kano State government has awarded a $1.85 billion light railway project to two subsidiary companies of the China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd. This is contained in a statement issued by the China’s state owned railway construction firm, issued to the Hong Kong stock exchange. “The contract amount of the project is …

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Policeman Kills Mass Transit Driver In Lagos


A mobile policeman escorting a jeep reportedly fired shots into the air to disperse vehicles in a traffic at Doyin bus-stop in Orile area of Lagos, hitting a driver of a mass transit bus killing him instantly. This prompt action by the his colleagues who boycotted Okoko/CMS route to protest the …

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Kwara Decries Increase Rate Of r*pe, As it Records 1,000 Cases Annually

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The Kwara State Government have condemned the increasing cases of r*pe as it announced it records more than 1,000 cases yearly. Hajia Bilkis Sidiq, an official at the state Ministry of Women Affairs, made this revelation while taking part in a “Walk Against r*pe” event, organised by an Ilorin-based group, Saab Foundation, …

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Ibadan Auto Crash Claims 10 Lives


No fewer than ten people were said to have lost their lives while several others sustained injuries in a motor accident involving a Toyota Hiace Bus with plate number LSD 191 XK along  Ibadan-Oyo Road on Saturday evening. According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the bus which was traveling to Ilorin …

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Lagos State Sacks LIRS Chairman Over N4.2bn Fraud

Olufolarin Ogunsanwo

The Chairman, Lagos Board of Internal Revenue and Chief Executive, Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr. Olufolarin Ogunsanwo has been relieved of his duties after 11 months in charge over N4.2 billion fraud. His departure was communicated via an internal memo signed by the Secretary of the Board, J. Aina, dated August …

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Ngige Call On Unemployed Nigerians To Register For Social Intervention Scheme

Chris Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has called on unemployed Nigerians to register at the online job portal of the Social Intervention Scheme of the Federal Government. Ngige’s call is contained in a statement issued by Samuel Olowookere, the Deputy Director, Press in the ministry on Sunday in …

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NITDA Donates ICT Centre To Abuja NYSC


The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has donated an Information Communication Technology centre, ICT, to the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Abuja. The ICT centre which consists of 15 desktop computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, projectors, spiral binding machine and a solar energy system was on Friday commissioned by the Director-General of the …

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Garki Hospital Launches Subsidized Sickle Cell Clinic

Garki Hospital

The Garki Hospital has inaugurated a subsidised sickle cell clinic to cater for the healthcare needs of the patients in Abuja and its environs. The aim of the clinic was to provide adequate healthcare facilities at a reduced rate for people living with sickle cell disease, the medical director of the hospital, …

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Our Roofs Are Leaking In Suleja Prison – Official

Suleja Prison

An official of the Nigeria Prisons in Suleja, Niger State, Dauda Suleiman, has complained bitterly about the leaking roofs of the prison and has pleaded for their immediate repairs. Suleiman made this plea during the visit of the Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE), a criminal justice reforms organisation, …

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Notorious Lagos Shop Burglars Apprehended By Police


Two members of a 7-men gang of hoodlums that specializes in burgling shops at the Idumota/Balogun and some other markets in Lagos State, on Sunday met their waterloo as they were arrested by the Anti Kidnapping Unit of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan while carrying out their criminal activities. The suspects, Yakubu …

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