Friday , 30 September 2016


Ogun Sign MoU To Build Africa’s Second Largest Refinery


The Ogun State Government, on Wednesday, signed an agreement with a consortium of four private companies to build the second largest refinery in sub-Saharan Africa and the largest petroleum product depot in Nigeria. The Chairman, Petrolex Group, Mr. Segun Adebutu who led other partners in the consortium to the office …

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Osun Moblie Court Tries 29 Environmental Sanitation Offenders


A Mobile Court in the State of Osun headed by Magistrate A.A. Olowolagba today (Wednesday,28th September, 2016 tried 29 offenders who violated environmental sanitation laws of the state and were fined a total sum of two Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand Naira (N232,000). This was disclosed today in Osogbo by …

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Abducted Anambra Catholic Priest Regains Freedom


  The Rector of Fr. Tansi Major Seminary in Onitsha, Anambra, Rev. Fr. Emma Dim, who was kidnapped on Wednesday has been released. According to the Awka Diocesan Chancellor, Very Rev. Fr. Francis Chidume who disclosed this to reporters on Thursday, no ransom was paid for his release. He said he …

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No Fresh Case Of Lassa Fever In Plateau State – Health Commissioner


The Plateau State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Kunden Deyin, has said that there is no fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. Dr. Deyin made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos. He said the last case of Lassa Fever …

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VP Osinbajo To Visit Zamfara On Friday

Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will visit Zamfara on Friday to inaugurate projects executed by the state government. Local officials said the one-day visit was part of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of Zamfara. Alhaji Ibrahim Birnin-Magaji, the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, told the …

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FG Declares Monday Public Holiday For Independence Day Celebration


The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 3, as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary. This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido on Thursday in Abuja. “The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, while …

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4 Jailed For Defrauding Abuja Environmental Protection Board N288,000


Four men John Dodo, Mohammed Ndakupe, Sidiq Ibrahim and Abubakar Usman, have been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment each by an Abuja High Court on Wednesday, for allegedly defrauding the Abuja Environmental Protection Board of N288,000. The convicts were tried and found guilty of a seven-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and criminal misappropriation. …

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Militants Blow Up NPDC Facility In Delta


The new militant group that goes by the name, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDJM, today, bombed a Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, delivery line in Delta State. The group in a statement by it’s spokesperson Gen Aldo Agbalaja, said: “As a mark of our commitment to a just course …

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What The Senate Proposed To Get Nigeria Out Of Recession


Last week during the resumption of plenary session, the Senators refused to yield to the calls in some quarters to sell national assets in order to navigate Nigeria out of recession. They however, proposed a 21-point resolution to executive for the immediate solution to Nigeria’s economic crisis. The executive should forward …

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Police Shoot Protesters in Kano


The Kano State Police Command on Wednesday allegedly shot and injured one of the workers of Viva Poly Bag Company, Gunduwawa, Gezawa Local Government Area, State. Eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the incident happened around 8:00 a.m., when staff of the company staged …

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LASG Slams Ize-Iyamu, Says Ambode Didn’t Come To Edo State


The Lagos State Government on Wednesday dismissed allegations made by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu alleging that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir El Rufai were in Edo State for the election. In a statement signed by the State’s …

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Nigeria Already Getting Out Of Recession – Finance Minister


The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Wednesday said the country is already getting out of the economic recession, given the steps the Federal Government is taking to reverse the trend. Mrs Adeosun made this bold statement while speaking with reporters immediately after the end a two-day National Council of …

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Police Apprehends 7 For Murder In Ebonyi


The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested seven persons in connection with the murder of a 25-year- old man, Ndubisi Nwali. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reported that the victim hailed from Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. The development has heightened tension between Effium and Ezz-Effium communities …

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2 Suspected Kidnappers Of Isheri Landlords Arrested


The Nigerian Police Force has arrested two suspects in connection with abduction of four landlords of Oshorun Heritage Estate, in Isheri North area of Lagos about a week ago. The arrests were made by the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team ,IRT, on Tuesday in Ondo State It would be recalled that the …

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Breaking News: House Of Reps Suspends Abdulmumin Jibrin

Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin

The ex-Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin has been suspended by the House of Representatives for 180 sitting days for alleged breach of practices and precedents. According to the House, Jibrin is also required to tender a formal written apology to the House, before his future …

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Gov Shettima To Rebuild Churches Destroyed By Boko Haram


Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno has promised to rebuild churches and other structures destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Lassa as he visited liberated communities in the Southern Senatorial Zone of the state. “We will rebuild churches, private and public buildings destroyed by the insurgents,” Shettima said when he …

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Borno State Commissioner For Environment, Waziri Imam Is Dead


The Borno State Commissioner for Environment, Waziri Imam, is dead. According to reports, he died on Wednesday at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. Waziri was the younger brother of Kashim Imam, a two-time gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who is now a member …

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Kogi State Celebrates 2016 World Tourism Day


The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has promised to transform the state into a tourism destination for foreign investors. The governor made this statement during the opening ceremony of the 2016 World Tourism Day Celebration in Lokoja the state capital. Bello, who was represented by his deputy, Simon Achubahe, added that …

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Former Ekiti PDP Governorship Aspirant, Yinka Akerele Defects To APC


A former Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Ekiti State, Yinka Akerele, has defected to the All Progressives Congress, (APC). Akerele who was a chieftain in the PDP officially joined the APC at a rally held yesterday in Ayede Ward 09 in Ayede-Ekiti community in Oye Local Government of …

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Buhari Fires Director Who Wrote His Plagiarized “Change Begins With Me’ Speech


The presidency has redeployed the deputy director involved in the plagiarism scandal in President Muhammadu Buhari’s “Change Begins With Me” campaign speech According to reports, the deputy director has undergone several disciplinary processes after it was discovered he lifted part of the speech by President Barack Obama of the United States. …

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