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Those without BVN won’t get salaries-Kwara state Governor

Abdulfattah-Ahmed

The Governor of Kwara state Abdulfatah Ahmed, has stated that the Civil servants of Kwara state without the Bank Verification Number BVN, would not get their salaries. He said that the on-going BVN process for civil servants in the state will enable the Government to fish out “GHOST WORKERS” and punish those involved in shady deals. The first stage of ...

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Youth engagement in agriculture will stop terrorism – AYFI

Youth engagement in agriculture will stop terrorism-AYFI

The Federal and State Government have been told to agressively engage youth in agricultural programms as this will reduce terrorism and other crimes in the country. President of Arewa Young Farmers Initiative AYFI, Comr Salisu Suleiman, made this statement during a press conference in Abuja on the maiden ‘Arewa Young Farmers’ Agribusiness Summit’. The summit was designed to engage the ...

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4000 shops razed by fire in Sabon Gari market Kano state

4000 shops razed by fire in Sabon Gari market Kano state

Its only been less than 3 months since fire gutted the popular singer food market in Kano, and now another popular and large market, the Sabon Gari market, in the same city has gone up in flames. The cause of the fire was suspected to be from an electrical fault. The fire was said to have been started  between 12:00am ...

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Two trapped in underground tank in Lagos

Two trapped in underground tank in Lagos

Yesterday two male contractor workers got trapped in an underground tank at Berger, Lagos State. It was noted that  this incident happened during a cleaning excercise carried out by a gas station in early hours of yesterday. The victims wants to renovate the underground tank of the gas station around 6.10 am, but this turned sour as the two workers ...

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Chibok girl apprehended in Cameroon after failed suicide bombing

The Abducted Chibok girls.

On the 14th-15th of April 2014, a group of suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the government high school, in Chibok Borno State Nigeria, where they abducted 219 school girls. The current state of these Chibok girls are unknown as the government after several failed negotiations has seemed to have lost hope in the matter. However it has been made known ...

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NAFDAC destroys fake drugs in Ogun State

NAFDAC destroys fake drugs in Ogun State

The National Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC, destroyed fake products, valued at N1 billion in Ogun State yesterday. The products destroyed are  expired products, fake and counterfeit drugs, prohibited substandard and expired food products, cosmetics and other regulated products. Some of the products were voluntarily handed over by companies, while some were seized from manufacturers, importers and distributors. ...

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Lagos offers free bus ride in commemoration of Easter celebration

Lagos offers free bus ride in commemoration of Easter celebration

Acting Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, Mr. Iyiola Adegboye has stated that the Government of Lagos state is again offering fre bus ride to the commuters of the Bus Rapid Transport BRT, and Bus Franchise Scheme, BFS, in commemoration of the Easter celebration. The director stated that the free bus service was to ease the movement of ...

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Traffic to prison: Legal tussle to starts after Easter break

Traffic to prison: Legal tussle to starts after Easter break

The lawyer of Mrs Yetunde Osijo, the woman who was detained in prison after a traffic disput between her and a Lagos Magistrate, Mrs Funke Sule – Hamzat,  said it will be a long legal battle. Mr Gbenga Durojaye, said April 4 has been fixed for the case to be heared before Magistrate Tajudeen Elias at Ogba, Lagos State. I ...

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Why we are importing grass – Minister of Agriculture

Why we are importing grass Minister of Agriculture

After the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh announced the intention to import grass to improve the business of production of cattles, sheeps, and goat in Nigeria, this led to comments, criticisms, questions and name-calling on the social media by the public. Chief Audu said he was changing the system of ruminants husbandry in Nigeria, replacing the time-worn method of ...

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Insurgency: Nigeria Army in the process of rescuing abducted Adamawa women

Insurgency: Nigeria Army in the process of rescuing abducted Adamawa women

On Wednesday the 23rd of may, some women from Sabongari village in madagali local government of Adamawa state were abducted by some Boko Haram insurgents while they were fetching firewood in a forest. Spokesman of the Nigerian Army in Mubi Local Government, Captain Akintoye Badare, said that the Nigerian Army was in the process of rescuing the abducted women and also claimed ...

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Security tightened in Plateau state ahead of Easter celebration

Security tightened in Plateau state ahead of Easter celebration

Major General Tagbo Ude, the The Commander of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, has put in place a joint operation with other security agents in Plateau state to monitor the situations ahead of the Easter celebration. As a result, a ban has been placed on the illegal sale of road side petrol during the on-going fuel scarcity period in ...

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United States providing $240m in Humanitarian assistance to North Eastern part of Nigeria

United States providing $240m in Humanitarian assistance to North Eastern part of Nigeria

The Director of the United States International Agency For Development (USAID) Mission in Nigeria, Michael Harvey, who is currently in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, has stated that the united states will be providing development and humanitarian assistance of  $240m to the north eastern parts of Nigeria. The insurgency problem in northeast Nigeria has forced millions of citizens out of their ...

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Trial over Yewande Oyediran “woman who kills her husband” adjourned

trial over Yewande Oyediran woman who kills her husband adjourned

The trial over Yewande Oyediran the woman who was accused of killing her husband on the 2nd of February 2016 has been adjourned till the 18th of April by the chief judge of Oyo state Mukhtar Abimbola. The accussed was presided with a one charge count of murder over her late husband although she pleaded not guilty. Counsel to the ...

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Metuh, Baddeh’s trial postponed over absence of trial Judge

Metuh, Baddeh's trial postponed over absence of trial Judge

Air chief marshall Alex Baddeh who was the immediate past chief of defense staff,and the Peoples Democratic party National publicity secretary, Mr Olisah Mettuh, have had their trials postponed  due to the absence of the trial Judge, Justice Obong Abang, who is said to be at the Lagos Division of the court, from where he was transferred to Abuja. However, no ...

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Nigeria police to recruit 10,000 personnel

Nigeria police to recruit 10,000 personnel

President Buhari has approved the recruitment of 10,000 policemen. The Police Service Commission PSC has warned that there will be no short-cut into the Nigeria Police Force, as every single personnel will be screen accordingly. According to the statement made by Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani told journalist that the portal would be open to ...

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Honorable Afolabi Akanni released after 20days in DSS detention

Honorable Afolabi Akanni released after 20days in DSS detention

The Department of State Service (DSS), after 20 days of detention has released Honorable Afolabi Akanni, a law maker of the Ekiti House of assembly. Hon Akanni, who was detained on the 4th of march 2016, is being investigated by the DSS over an alleged forgery in the PDP primaries of  North federal constituency-two and also for an alleged assault ...

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Senate receives 2016 appropriation bill of over N6.07trn

Senate receives 2016 appropriation bill of over N6.07trn

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje, has presented the senate with a report of its committee on appropriation  of the 2016 budget. The submission of the budget was postponed till the 22nd of march to give more time for the committee to work on the budget. However, the submission of this budget puts an end to the ...

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FG to pump N350bn in Nigeria’s economy

FG to pump N350bn in Nigeria's economy

The Nigeria Economic council (NEC) Retreat held at the presidential villa in Abuja unveiled the government’s plan to invest N350bn during the one quarter. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, explained that the purpose of this was to fast track economic diversification. She also explained that the efforts have been put in place in order to ensure that the spending ...

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FG files charges against Kingsley Kuku special adviser to Ex-president, presiding Judge absent

FG files charges against Kingsley Kuku,special adviser to Ex-president

The federal Governmemt has filed a two count charge of criminal conspiracy and fraudulent acquisition of property against the then special adviser on Niger Delta affairs and former co-ordinator of the presidential amnesty programme to the ex-president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Kingsley Kuku and his technical assistant Mr Lawrence Pepple. The two count charge was filed by  Messrs Johnson Ojogbane ...

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Guinea rediscover Ebola

Guinea rediscover Ebola

After been decleared Ebola free by WHO three month ago, Ebola has now resurfaced in Guinea, killing five people in the country’s south. Since the re-emergence of the disease, Liberia closedtheir shared border to guard against the spread of the virus. Five death has been confirmed, three probable and two confirmed, said by spokesman for Guinea’s Ebola response unit. The ...

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