Saturday , 30 July 2016


NUC Mulls Partnership With OMATEK Ventures To Deploy Solar Power In Universities


The National Universities Commission, NUC, says it will partner with OMATEK Ventures, an Information Communication Technology, ICT firm, to provide solar power in universities across Nigeria. The outgoing Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, made this known at the inauguration of the ‘247 Alternate Power Solution,’ provided by …

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Hon Lasun Yusuff Begins Osogbo-Ilobu Road Construction

Yusuf Lasun

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yusuff, has commenced construction of Osogbo/Ilobu/Ifon road in Osun State. The speaker disclosed this while speaking addressing newsmen in the state capital, adding that 57-kilometer road which would cost about N2.7 billion, was among the items listed as his constituency …

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Pharmacists Council Shuts Down 103 Drugs Store In Ebonyi


The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) in Ebonyi State have sealed off 103 pharmaceutical shops for not meeting up to standards. According to the agency, 7 of the shops which are pharmacies, were closed down for failure to renew their registration license while the remaining 96 which are Patent and …

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Unicef Suspends Aid To Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attack


The United Nations Children’s Fund has temporarily suspended humanitarian operations in northern Nigeria, where as many as half a million people need assistance, after gunmen attacked a convoy and wounded two aid workers. Unicef said in a statement on its website that unknown assailants ambushed the convoy on Thursday as …

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Breaking: APC Wins Imo North Senatorial Rerun Election


Mr Ben Uwajumogu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been declared winner of the Imo North Senatorial District rerun election held on Thursday, July 28 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Uwajumogu polled a total of 56,076 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Athan …

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Troops Clear Boko Haram Hideouts At Nigeria-Cameroon Border


The Nigerian Army troops of Sector 1 in collaboration with its Tactical Headquarters in Makary, Northern Cameroon, have intensified clearance operations along the borders of Nigeria and Cameroon to block the fleeing terrorists. Recently, the terrorists, in an attempt to escape the firepower of MNJTF troops, migrated to some villages …

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Boko Haram Ambush UN Team, Troops In Borno


Boko Haram insurgents attacked troops attached to the United Nations team on their way to Bama on humanitarian escort duty, the escort convoy were ambushed by terrorists hiding in Meleri village, a few kilometres from Kawuri. The delegation was said to be moving food items and drugs to the IDPs …

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Ex-Ebonyi Council Chair, 2 Others Arraigned By EFCC For N25m Fraud


Former Coordinator of Afikpo South Local Government Development Centre of Ebonyi State, Ugwuocha Okoroafor; his treasurer, Christian Chukwu Owo, and the administrative officer, Mrs. Anne Eke Agwu was on Thursday araingend by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice E.A. Ngene of the State High Court, Afikpo on …

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Residents Protest Planned Demolition By Kaduna State Govt


Residents of Gbagyi community in Kaduna State, including women and children took to the streets in their hundreds yesterday to protest the proposed demolition of 3,500 houses, 40 churches and 16 schools by the state government. The aggrieved residents who were seen brandishing placards with inscriptions like: ‘We are not …

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FG Workers To Down Tools Over Unpaid Salary Arrears


The federal senior civil servants have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to effect immediately the payment of the backlog of their salaries and allowances, threatening to go on strike if this is not done as soon as possible. The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, made this disclosure at …

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Three Armed Robbers To Die By Hanging In Delta


Three persons have been sentenced to death by hanging by an Ogwashi-Uku High Court sitting in Delta State for their involvement in armed robbery. Two bus drivers, Okechukwu Mba, 30, Christian Joseph, 28, and a conductor, Ekwe Nwomah, 31, were convicted for an offence bordering on conspiracy in count 1 …

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Sokoto State Discovers 12,915 Ghost Workers On Govt Payroll


T he Sokoto State Government on Thursday said it has discovered about 12,915 ghost workers on the payrolls of the 23 local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Alhaji Mannir Dan-Iya, made this revelation while addressing newsmen at the state capital. He said: …

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Abia State Government To Abolish Street Trading

Okezie Ikpeazu

The government of Abia State has announced that the activities of street trading by the roadside will soon be banned in the state because it is causing the administration huge revenue loss and defacing the city centres. The Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Kate Nwosu, made this revelation yesterday, adding …

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MTN Names Stanbic IBTC, Citigroup As Advisers For Listing On Nigerian Stock Exchange


MTN Group Ltd. appointed units of Citigroup Inc. and Standard Bank Group Ltd. as advisers on a planned listing of the wireless company’s Nigeria business on the country’s local stock exchange, part of a deal struck with the West African nation’s government to settle a record fine. Africa’s biggest mobile-phone …

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FG To Start School Feeding Programme Nationwide In September


The Federal Government has announced its intention to commence the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in September, the programme will start with 5.5 million pupils, The National Programme Manager, Mrs Abimbola Adesanmi disclosed this on Wednesday, at a two-day stakeholders’ workshop on the Ogun State Home Grown School …

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Lagos Partners Niger On Agriculture


The Lagos State Government on Wednesday entered into a partnership with the Niger State Government on the development of agricultural commodity value chain which is aimed at ensuring food security and job creation for the two States and the country at large. The partnership was said to be directed at …

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ntel Announces TY Danjuma As New Chairman

TY Danjuma

General TY Danjuma has been appointed Chairman Board of Directors at Nigeria’s most revolutionary telecommunications company, ntel. The telco company which is owned by NatCom Development & Investment Limited announced the elder statesman on Wednesday, following an inaugural board meeting. With General Danjuma as board chairman, former chairman, Dr. Tunde …

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Asari Dokubo Loses Wife


Alhaja Zainab Asari Dokubo, the first wife of erstwhile Niger Delta militant leader Alh. Asari Dokubo, is dead. She died in a road transport accident alongside a friend on her way to Ibadan. According to Vanguard Newspaper, the Chairman of the Oyo State Muslim community, Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni, confirmed …

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Sokoto State Provides N4bn Loan For Farmers

Governor Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Government have made available a N4bn loan for its medium and large-scale farmers for the growth and development of agriculture in the state. The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Nagwari Tambuwal, disclosed this on Wednesday in the capital. He added that the loan which …

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Reps Invite EFCC To Probe Alleged Budget

Abdulmumin Jibrin-Yakubu Dogara

Some members of the House of Representatives under the aegis of the ‘Transparency Group’ on Wednesday signed a petition to invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the alleged 2016 budget padding claims made by a former Chairman of the Appropriation committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin. Hon. Jibrin claimed …

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