Monday , 5 December 2016

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Igbos Are The Most Truthful Yet Misunderstood People – Gov Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday described the Igbos as “the most truthful, committed and trust -worthy people but often misunderstood in the country.’’ Speaking when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, in Government House, Owerri, Mr. Okorocha said that Imo had witnessed tremendous progress under …

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Akeredolu Denies Receiving N1bn From Fayemi To Appoint Wife SSG


The Ondo State Governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu, has debunked an online report which alleged that the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, paid N1 billion to the incoming governor to appoint his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, as Secretary to the State Government, SSG, in Ondo State. Refuting this …

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GEJ Absent as Former Nigerian Leaders Attend Thanksgiving Service at Aso Villa Chapel


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife Dolapo led six former Head of states and Vice Presidents’ to show gratitude to God for his goodness over Nigeria at a special Aso Rock thanksgiving service on Sunday, December 4th. The leaders who converged at the Aso Villa Chapel for the Annual …

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Imo Police Command Launches ‘Change Begins With Me’ Campaign


The Imo State Police Command has keyed into the “Change begins with me” campaign brought about by the Federal Government, thereby promising the citizen of the state improved service delivery. While speaking at the official launching, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Taiwo Lakanu, said the aim of the campaign …

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Borno Records 512 New HIV Cases In IDP Camps


The Executive Secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), Malam Barkindo Saidu, says 512 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state. Saidu who made this disclosure while speaking with reporters in Maiduguri on Sunday said the cases were recorded …

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APC Takes Early Lead In Lagos By-Election


The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr Akinwunmi Olaitan in the Ifako-Ijaiye House of Representatives by-election that took place on Saturday has taken an early lead over his opponents, reports say. Early results coming in shows his opponent from the People’s Democratic Party, Mr Babatope Akinyele trails behind him. As …

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FG Partners With Sokoto On ICT Development

Adebayo Shittu

In its continuous efforts to ensure information and communications technology, ICT, is deployed in all aspects of governance in the country, the Federal Government has partnered with Sokoto State government on the development of ICT. The Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, made this disclosure after a meeting Governor Aminu Tambuwal …

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Police Deploy 20,000 Personnel, 20 Gunboats, Three Helicopters For Rivers Rerun


Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, says no fewer than 20 000 men, three helicopters and 20 gunboats would be deployed  in Rivers State for the state and National Assembly rerun elections holding on Saturday Idris, who disclosed this, yesterday, said the police wanted to  repeat the feat achieved …

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#Y!HumanRights2016: Reuben Abati, Cheta Nwanze, Ayokunle Odekunle, Abayomi Shogunle, others to speak at conference


The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!/ has announced the speakers at the 2016 Human Rights discussion conference themed: Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law. The conference, which will take place on December 14, 2016 at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos, will be an earnest inquiry into …

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Esosa Agbontaen, winner - Most Inspirational Crowdfunder.

Young Nigerian entrepreneurs learn how to set up fun and effective crowdfunding campaigns to fund their business ideas in Lagos. Lagos, November 2016. The Next Economy is part of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Local Employment in Africa for Development (L.E.A.D.) programme. The Next Economy is a collaboration between …

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Abuja Carnival Records Poor Turnout

Abuja Carnival

The Abuja Carnival which began on Saturday recorded poor turnout of FCT residents. Some of the residents who spoke with the ‎News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the carnival which is expected to end on Dec. 6 should not be the priority of the Federal Government, and that measures should be …

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Gunmen Attack Sen Shehu Sani’s Campaign Office


Unknown gunmen on Saturday attacked the campaign office of Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central), the Police said. According to the lawmaker’s aide, Suleiman Sule, some supporters of the senator who has been embroiled in one controversy or the other in recent times were having meeting at the office, when …

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Wema Bank’s visionary communications head appointed information commissioner in Akwa Ibom


Wema Bank Plc.’s Head of Brand and Marketing Communication Charles Udoh has been appointed as Commissioner of Information and Strategy in Akwa Ibom State. His appointment came at a time he was leading the bank’s campaign to change public perception of the lender as one for the senior citizens. He …

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Kebbi FRSC Denies Illegal Recruitment Of 200 Staff


The Kebbi State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has refuted allegation of the recruitment of 200 employees by the Corps. The Sector Commandant of the corps in the state, Mr. James Mbatse, said in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday that there was no recruitment throughout this year in the country …

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Lagos Set To Build 5 New Stadiums


The Lagos State Government says it will build five new stadia in the different divisions of the state in its quest to promote excellence in sports and market the state through sports tourism. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, made the assertion on Wednesday in Lagos while unveiling …

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14 Dead, 8 Houses Burnt In Niger Petrol Tanker Fire

tanker fire

Fourteen persons in Tegina town, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state, on Friday, lost their lives while eight houses were completely razed down as a result of a fire caused by a petrol tanker. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the tanker was conveying petrol from Lagos to …

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Osun Employs 100 Youth As Tax Marshals To Boost IGR


In a bid to boost the revenue base of the government, Osun State Board of Internal Revenue Service has absorbed 100 of its revenue marshals into the service of the state. The revenue board had secured the approval of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in absorbing the revenue marshals into the service …

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Governor Ganduje Decries Influx Of Boko Haram Insurgents Into Kano State


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Friday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on emerging security challenges in the state occasioned by increasing influx of Boko Haram insurgents into Falgore forest in the state. Ganduje was reacting to questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu …

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How Social Media Cameback to Haunt Zahra Buhari’s billionaire husband-to-be


Its no longer news that president Muhammadu Buhari has postponed the wedding between his daughter, Zahra and Ahmed Indinmi. The wedding which was scheduled for December 4, 2016, was reportedly put on hold indefinitely. The postponement was on the insistence of the President, who, according to a source close to …

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Gunmen Abducts Radio Benue Journalist, Jill Iyuadoo


Five unknown gunmen on Friday kidnapped the News Editor of Radio Benue, Mrs Jill Iyuadoo Tor-Agbidye at her residence in Adah Chenge Street, Makurdi, Benue State. According to her daughter, Miss Kashimana Tor-Agbidye, four of the gunmen broke into the journalist’s bedroom through the window at about 4:30 a.m and took her …

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