The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose sharply to almost 250 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns. The provisional toll jumped to 247 from the 159 dead listed on Wednesday night, national and regional officials […]
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Gas explosion in Damaturu, Yobe State has reportedly killed the welder and left three other persons injured, including a soldier. The incident was said to have occurred after an Army officer approached a welding shop to repair an equipment belonging to the military. It was learnt that, just when the welder switched on his machine […]
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The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all Kwankwasiyya inscriptions from public buildings in Kano metropolis and other local government areas of the state. Vanguard reports The directive followed a motion by Alhaji Baffa Babba-Dan-Agundi, member representing Kano Municipal Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Education. The motion was […]
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Nemesis has caught up with a cleric who allegedly specialises in stealing vehicles belonging to his clients while praying for them as he is now in the custody of Gombe State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. Shem Obafaye, NSCDC Commandant in Gombe State revealed this while commenting on the Commandâ€™s […]
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday, described the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Saâ€™ad Abubakar III, as an ambassador of peace, promoter of national unity, champion of national development, embodiment of tradition and culture and a source of inspiration to many Nigerians. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, […]
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Senator Samuel Anyawu, representing Imo East Senatorial District has described the Emergency powers bill being proposed by the executive as an attempt by some mischievous politicians to kill the institution of the National Assembly. Anyawu, while speaking to newsmen yesterday, said that grating such proposal an approval would only go ahead to confer absolute powers […]
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Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is set to share experience with Bangladesh government on election security, this was made known Wednesday, when a twenty-two (22) man delegation led by Rear Admiral M. Answarul Islam from the Bangladesh National Defense College visited the Commissionâ€™s headquarters, Abuja, on a study tour. According to the Chairman of the […]
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Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, Bauchi State chapter, have urged the state government to pay workers their outstanding salaries for the months of June, July and August in order to alleviate their suffering. This was contained in a statement presented to journalists yesterday jointly signed by Chairmen of the NLC and […]
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An oil firm, Chevron Nigeria Limited, has been accused of sponsoring the crisis in Ureju Community in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State. Leaders of the community accused Chevron of using Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, one of its eight GMoU Models, to oppress its host communities, alleging that the company â€˜engineeredâ€™ the […]
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Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, yesterday, attributed the current economic recession in the country on the inability of past administrations to diversify the economy. He made the remark while delivering a lecture at the ongoing 15th meeting of the Joint Planning Board and National Council on Development Planning in Kano. Sanusi said there is […]
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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has allegedly arrested a brother to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State over alleged N2.4 billion contract scam. A highly placed source at the commission, yesterday, told Nigerian pilot that Francis Ayade was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the scam. Ayade, Managing Director of Leophina Nigeria Limited […]
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Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, while lamenting the spate of electoral violence in the country, posited that impunity makes electoral offences thrive, hence â€œany nation that does not punish violators is doomed.â€ He stated this while interacting with media executives during a courtesy visit recently. Professor Yakubu called for the establishment […]
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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State said residents are proud of the invaluable services of the Nigerian armed forces to the peace and security of the state and nation, especially in defeating Boko Haram terrorists. Speaking at the 18th Combat Service Support Training Week of the Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport in Benin […]
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High rate of official corruption in the Edo State government under the seven and a half years reign of Governor Adams Oshiomhole has been described as unbelievable. The PDP candidate in the governorship election in state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu gave this indication while addressing newsmen at Ogbona in Etsako Central Local Government Area of the […]
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Worried by the lingering leadership crisis and factionalisation rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the new executive of the party in Imo State has inaugurated an 18-man reconciliation committee to resolve the issues and reconcile the warring factions. The committee, which has the former vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, Prof. […]
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Peoples Democratic Party , PDP, in Ekiti State, has described the ongoing investigation of the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, as a harassment and persecution of the governor with the intention of silencing the opposition in the country. Decrying the incoherent manner and trial by error […]
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Rising cases of suspected Fulani herdsmen and farmers clashes across the federation could be brought under check if the National Orientation Agency, NOA, is proactive in carrying out its statutory obligations. This was the position of the President of Kingdom Life Global Mission, Evangelist Omoroje Egbule, while declaring open the 5th 40-day prayer and fasting […]
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Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the September 10 Edo gubernatorial election, Godwin Obaseki, has promised to create an enabling environment that will bring more taxpayers into the tax net. Obaseki made the declaration at an interactive session that members of a socio-political group, Edo Mass Movement, held with governorship candidates in Benin […]
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Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Gombe State Command says three persons are currently in their detention over a multimillion Naira employment scam. Shem Obafaye, the NSCDC Commandant in the state said the trio were arrested as a result of tip off by some of their victims whom they had swindled of over N1.3million. […]
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Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Niger Delta University, NDU Bayelsa branch, yesterday suspended its four months strike action. Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Port- Harcourt Zone Professor Sese Beke, and NDU ASUU,branch Chairman Dr Stanley Ogoun, disclose this during press conference held at the Faculty of Law Campus NDU in Yenagoa. He said, the decision […]
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