Thursday , 26 May 2016

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Kaduna Declares A State Of Emergency Over ‘Tomato Ebola’


Kaduna state on Tuesday declared a state of emergency after moths destroyed swathes of tomato fields, which has threatened supplies and driven prices up. Nigerian farmers describe the outbreak as ‘tomato Ebola’ after the deadly disease that devastated West Africa in 2014. “We have declared a state of emergency over …

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JOHESU Threatens Strike; Gives FG Till May 31 To Meet Demands


Medical and Health workers under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Health care Professionals, AHPA, have issued a 7–day ultimatum to embark on a nationwide industrial warning strike should the Federal government fail to meet their demands by midnight of Tuesday 31st May, …

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There Is No Money To Run The Government – Amaechi


The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday appealed to Nigerians to be patient and give the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration more time to achieve its objectives. He made the appeal while answering questions at a forum organised by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. “We encountered challenges; were …

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African Leaders Will Give Priority To Urgent Matters Of Development

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today, said that African leaders would give priority to urgent matters of development including the use of fossil fuels and coal to generate power, while also attending to important issues around Climate Change. Speaking at the ongoing African Development Bank annual general meeting in Lusaka, …

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NDLEA Set To Arraign Woman For Planting Cocaine In Pastor’s House


All is now set for the arraignment of a 30-year-old woman, Mrs. Joy Ogundare, who was nabbed by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, while planting cocaine in a pastor’s house in Kano. Mrs. Ogundare, who lives in the same compound with the pastor, whose name was …

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Kaduna Renames Kafanchan General hospital After Late Gov. Yakowa


The Kaduna State Government has immortalized a former Governor of the State, Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa by renaming the state-owned General Hospital in Kafanchan after the late politician. The decision to immortalize the late governor followed the approval of the Kaduna State Executive Council on Tuesday. According to a statement …

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Edo Approves Appointment Of Crown Prince Eheneden As 39th Oba Of Benin

His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa-Adams Oshiomhole

The Edo State Government on Tuesday approved the appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the Oba of Benin, with effect from 29th April, 2016. The appointment followed the transition of His Royal Majesty, Oba Erediauwa, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, on April …

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Buhari Appoints Ja’afaru, Babandede Prisons, Immigration Bosses

Mohammed-Babandede-Comptroller-General-Nigeria Immigration Service

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointments of Ahmed Ja’afaru and Mohammed Babandede as the Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) and Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) respectively. Messrs. Ja’afaru and Babandede’s appointments were contained in separate statements issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, …

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MACBAN To Fayose: You Lack The Authority To Ban Cattle Grazing In Ekiti

Ayo Fayose-Fulani herdsmen

The umbrella body of cattle breeders in the country, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Tuesday said that Fulani herdsmen have a right to move freely and conduct their lawful business across the nation’s landscape. The association was reacting to the directive by Governor Ayodele Fayose banning cattle …

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SGF Debunks Cash For Board Appointment Allegation


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal has dismissed as false, a report in a national daily that some top officials in his office are collecting as much as N50 million from candidates seeking appointments into the Board of Grade ‘A’ Federal Agencies and Parastatals. …

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Video: Fayose Declares War On Fulani Herdsmen, Charges Ekiti Hunters To “Terminate Their Lives”

Ayo Fayose-Ekiti-Hunters-Herdsmen Attacks

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Monday declared total war on Fulani herdsmen in the state, vowing to defeat them. Speaking when he met with local hunters in the Oke-Ako area of the state where suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly killed two people and injured several others, the governor charged …

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Subsidy Removal: FG Thanks NLC For Suspending Strike


The Federal Government has commended the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for suspending its three-day-old strike. The Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the NLC had embarked on a nationwide strike last week Wednesday to protest government’s decision to remove fuel subsidy, which saw the pump price of a litre of petrol jump …

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Twitter Backs Fayose Over Ban On Grazing In Ekiti


The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, banned grazing of cattle in the state, saying those interested in cattle farming should get their own private cattle ranch. According to him, a bill to make the movement of cattle from one location to another criminal in the state would soon be …

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Pipeline Bombings: S/South Govs To Assist Military In Fishing Out Avengers, Other Militants – Wike

Nyesom Wike-Military Chiefs

Governors of the six states in the South-south geo-political zone will assist the authorities in unraveling masterminds of renewed pipeline bombings in the Niger Delta region, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, declared Monday. Wike also assured that no militant sabotaging the nation’s economy would be shielded by the governors from …

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Fayose’s Decision To Ban Cattle Grazing In Ekiti “Courageous Move”- Afenifere


The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has thrown its weight behind the decision of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to ban cattle grazing in the Southwest state. Fayose had in a statement issued Monday by his Special Adviser on Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, prohibited the movement of cattle …

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Lagos To Build 50 Housing Units Per Local Government


Lagos State commissioner for housing, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, has disclosed that the state plans to build 50 housing units in each local government in a bid to create new settlements across the state. “If you want to reduce rural-urban migration, you must be able to stimulate socio-economic activities in rural …

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FG Needs $166m To Fix Energy And Transport Infrastructure


The Federal Government needs $166 billion in the next five years to meet the country’s energy and transport infrastructure needs, according to the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi. Speaking at a public hearing in the House of Representatives on a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Nigerian Railway …

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Kaduna Govt Declares State Of Emergency On Tomato


A state of emergency has been declared on tomato in Kaduna State by the government. Our correspondent reports that of late, tomato has been a scarce commodity in most cities across the country with a basket of the produce, which went for between N7,000 and N14,000 now going for as …

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Plot To Attack Corps Members In Rivers False – NYSC



Rumours of an impending attack on youth corps members serving in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State has been refuted by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. There were unconfirmed reports at the weekend that corps members in the LGA were living in fear over rumours that they would …

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Boko Haram’s Chief Bomb Maker Killed By Shekau’s Bodyguard, Replacement Goes Blind – Army


The Nigerian Army on Monday said Boko Haram’s “chief bomb maker” has been shot dead. The Army said the chief bomb maker, whose name was not given, was shot dead on Monday by one of the body guards to the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, as he was about to …

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