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Breaking: Lagos Speaker, Obasa loses father

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IBRAHIM QUADRI The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has lost his father. In a release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Eromosele Ebhomele, he noted, Pa Suleimon Atanda Obasa, a…

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Tourism ministry pledges to boost sector with dev. fund.

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From Cyril Mbah, Abuja. The Federal Ministry of Tourism has concluded arrangements to boost the nation’s tourism sector to increase the revenue generated from the area for the nation. Already, the ministry has adopted several initiatives…

Tinubu condoles with Iran over passing President, Raisi, others

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.As Vice President Mokhber succeeds him President Bola Tinubu has extended his condolences to the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the passing of President Ebrahim Raisi. This is contained in a statement by Chief…

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Ganduje tasks APC North West leaders on unity

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From Cyril Mbah, Abuja. The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje has directed leaders of the party in the North West Zone to close ranks and work together for the progress of the party. Dr. Ganduje,…

Court rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s fresh bail request, refuses to transfer him out of DSS’ custody

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Chigozie Ikpo, Abuja The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, dismissed a fresh bail application filed by the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, for his release, pending the…

ASUU wants Tinubu to intervene in its demands

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on President Bola Tinubu to look into the yearnings of the union to reposition the nation’s tertiary institutions. The union decried the neglects of its demands by the past…

Over 6 million Lagos residents registered by LASRRA

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Ibrahim Quadri Lagos State Government on Monday said the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency, LASRRA has registered over six million residents in the state. The State Commissioner for Science and Technology Tubosun Alake, stated this…

Reps to manufacturers: Don’t use Court injunction to stall our probe on cement price hike

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.As C’ttee grills COREN, NIBRRI, FCCPC over astronomical increase in price Jonas Ezieke, Abuja The Joint Committee of the House of Representatives investigating the Arbitrary Increases in the Prices of Cement by Cement Manufacturers has…

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Ebonyi committed to funding health sector for improved service delivery – Nwifuru

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.Solicits private partnership, health care agencies Jacob Ogodo Abakaliki Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has reiterated the commitment of his administration towards adequate funding of the health sector for improved…

Minimum wage: Labour meets ahead of Tuesday’s negotiations, insists on May 31 deadline

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By AKOR SYLVESTER-Abuja The organised labour yesterday vowed that it will not shift ground on the May 31 deadline on the ultimatum issued to federal government to conclude the process of negotiation on the new national minimum wage and…

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Stop financial indiscipline, prioritize nation’s development, Obi tells FG

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The 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has urged the Federal Government to stop what he called financial indiscipline and prioritise human and national development. Obi, who wrote on X on Monday expressed his concerns,…

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Governor Mbah Tours Enugu Ceramics Industry, Assures of Sustained Ease of Doing Business

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By Cosmas Chukwu Governor of Enugu of State, Dr. Peter Mbah, on Monday toured the Sapphire Ceramics Company at Obinofia Ndiuno, Ezeagu LGA, Enugu State, where he pledged to sustain the improved ease of doing business in the state under his…

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Interagency Committee Presents A Draft Police Regulations to the Police Ministry.

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Jonas Ezieke, Abuja The Interagency committee comprising the Ministry of Police Affairs, Police Service Commission, and Nigeria Police Force in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has presented a draft Police…

UBA’s deposit base hits N18trn, says Alawuba

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.Insists SMEs future of Africa, hails bank’s achievements at 75yrs. THOMAS IMONIKHE United Bank for Africa, UBA, Plc, depositors fund has hit a record N18trillion with over 35million customers in Nigeria, 20 African countries and four…

Nigerians Will Suffer Injustice if Judges Are Poorly Paid -CJN

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… As Stakeholders Back 300% Salary, Allowances Increment For Judicial Officers Ignatius Okorocha, Abuja Chief Justice of Nigeria, Chief Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has declared that Nigerians will suffer injustice if Judges are poorly paid.…

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AE- FUNAI turns out over 3474 graduates to labour market; confers honorary doctorate degrees on Elechi, ex- Ebonyi governor, others .

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Jacob Ogodo Abakaliki At least 3474 first degree graduates, 24 postgraduate diploma and 62 Ph.D graduates will be turned out to the labour market by Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo in Ebonyi state during her forthcoming…

Fire kills one student, razes property in Anambra seminary school

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PAMELA EBOH Awka One person have reportedly died, and several properties damaged following a fire outbreak at the Bishop Crowther Memorial Seminary School, Awka, Anambra State. It was gathered that the fire incident which happened around…

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Sanwo-Olu, Obasa’s relationship harmonious -Gov’s aide

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IBRAHIM QUADRI The Lagos State Government has denied any rift between the state Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Office of…

Reps Threaten to Block Accounts of 4 Govt Agencies Flouting Remittance Law

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Jonas Ezieke, Abuja The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has threatened to order the Accountant General of the Federation to block the accounts of four government agencies that has refused to render account of their revenue…

Lagos lost 82 persons, N25.3bn worth of properties to fire incidents…..As State sealed 840 event centers over safety violations

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IBRAHIM QUADRI For safety violations and non-compliance of extant laws, the Lagos State Government has sealed over 840 event centres and social facilities across the State. The Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations…

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Chief Rasaki Okoya , wife Shade meet with Duchess of Sussex

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L-r … Managing Director Eleganza industrial City limited, Dr. (Mrs) Shade Okoya ; Duchess of Sussex . Meghan Markle: the Duke of Sussex .Prince Harry ; Chairman Eleganza Group of Companies Chief Rasaki Okoya , after an outing with the Duke…

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Paramount Ruler of Mbo local government in Akwa Ibom Kidnapped

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By Akaiso Akaiso, Uyo. Paramount Ruler of Mbo Local Government Area (LGA) in Akwa Ibom state, HRM Ogwong Okon A. Abang, has been kidnapped in his palace at Ebughu. The abduction said to have been carried our at about 9pm Saturday, is…

PRESIDENT TINUBU MOURNS OBA YUSUF OMOKANYE OYEKANMI

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President Bola Tinubu extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Oba Yusuf Omokanye Oyekanmi, the Elemona of Ilemona, in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State. The President mourns the Royal Father as his passing…

USAID ends workshop on health sector financing in Ebonyi, calls for autonomy of Primary Healthcare Development Agency.

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Jacob Ogodo Abakaliki The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) State to State has ended a 2-day Workshop on Policy dialogue on Health Sector Financing in Ebonyi State with a call for autonomy of Primary Healthcare…

Gov Otti hails NDDC, commissions Abia-Akwa Ibom link road

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The Governor of Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, for constructing the 9-kilometre Obehie-Oke-Ikpe Road in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State. Speaking during the commissioning…

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Army rescues 386 civilians after 10years in Sambisa forest

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Ibrahim Quadri The Nigerian Army disclosed its operatives have rescued not less than 386 civilians from Sambisa forest. The rescued victims were said to be mostly women and children, most of whom were abducted 10 years ago. The acting…

Iran’s President helicopter crashes en route Azerbaijan

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A helicopter carrying Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi, has been involved in an incident while he was visiting neighbouring Azerbaijan. According to Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency, the incident occurred near Jolfa, a city on the…

Soludo sacks 21 Anambra transition committee chairmen

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The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has sacked the chairmen of the 21 local government areas of the state with effect from Monday (today). A letter signed by the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and…

NCC halts issuance of new licenses temporarily

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Blessing Akorowosi Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has declared a temporal suspension in the issuance of new licenses in some categories. The suspended categories include the categories included interconnect exchange license,…

FG to spend $17.5m on technology research

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Blessing Akorowosi The federal government has raised $17.5 million to embark on research in the six emerging technologies for Nigeria to confidently compete digitally across the world. This, according to the federal government will…