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Gov. Akeredolu presents N171bn budget to assembly

Gov. Akeredolu presents N171bn budget to assembly

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday presented an appropriation bill of N171 billion for the 2018 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for scrutiny and approval. The estimates, christened “Budget of Progress”, earmarked N81.521 billion for recurrent expenditure and N68.096 for capital votes. He said it reflected the collective aspiration of the people of the state, ...

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FERMA identifies ‘critically’ damaged roads for repairs

FERMA identifies 'critically’ damaged roads for repairs

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) says it has identified no fewer than ten critically damaged federal roads for urgent intervention in each state of the federation. The Acting Managing Director, Mr Nuruddeen Rafindadi disclosed this on Friday Abuja at his maiden media briefing since assumption of office in October. Rafindadi said that the agency was mandated to maintain and ...

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Police declare Badoo cult kingpin, Alaka wanted

Police declare Badoo cult kingpin, Alaka wanted

The Lagos State Police Command has declared a popular independent oil marketer and prime suspect of the Badoo cult killings in Ikorodu and Epe axis of the State, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal, wanted. The 51-year-old suspect, who is the owner of Alaka Petroleum, is wanted in connection with series of well-orchestrated killings and nefarious activities of the Badoo cult group. ...

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Arik Air resolves dispute with cabin crew

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Arik Air on Friday confirmed that it had resolved its dispute with its workers who earlier embarked on strike. The airline made the confirmation in a statement signed by its Communications Manager, Mr Ola Adebanji, in Lagos. Adebanji said the work-to-rule action by its cabin crew disrupted the airline’s flights out of Lagos for some hours. “The dispute has been ...

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IGP bars SARS operatives from stop and search duties on roads

IGP bars SARS operatives from stop and search duties on roads

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has barred operatives of the controversial Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, from conducting stop and search on roads. He also stopped them from acting as bodyguards to prominent Nigerians just as he warned them against further delving into civil matters including land disputes, personal disputes, debt collection and all matters considered civil. Besides, ...

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Fayemi denies comment on ‘increasing pump price to N250’

Fayemi denies comment on ‘increasing pump price to N250’

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has denied a statement being circulated on the social media in which he was quoted as justifying the current fuel scarcity. The Minister was said to have made the comment in an interview with WE FM 106.3.. He was quoted as saying : “Don’t mind Fayose, he is a noisemaker, ...

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Okorocha approves Payment of November & December Salaries for Workers

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Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has approved the payment of workers’ salaries for the months November and December. In a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Nnamdi Obiaraeri , it was revealed that those who encounter any problems should contact the newly created Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment to lodge complaints. The statement read: This is to ...

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Don’t sell National Theatre, TBS, others, Senate tells FG

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The Senate yesterday told the Federal Government not to contemplate selling Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, among other national monuments. It equally declared TBS, National Arts Theatre, the President’s House at Marina, the Prime Minister’s Lodge, Onikan, and the National Assembly Complex, Lagos as national monuments and urged the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture ...

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Man to die by hanging for armed robbery in Ekiti

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A middle aged man, Waliu Abifarin was on Wednesday sentenced to death by hanging for armed robbery by an Ado-Ekiti High Court. The presiding Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, who found Abifarin guilty on the strength of evidence adduced before the court by the prosecution, added that the prosecution has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt. Daramola ruled that Abifarin was ...

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NNPC to build 4,600mw power plants in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, said it is partnering with private investors to build power generating plants with combined capacity of 4,600 megawatts, MW, power plants in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano states. The NNPC in a statement issued in Abuja, also stated that it had directed all its depots nationwide to stop loading tankers with loading capacity above ...

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Photos of the 12 inmates Gov. Ambode freed at Kirikiri after 20-34 years in Prison

Photos of the 12 inmates Gov. Ambode freed at Kirikiri after 20-34 years in Prison

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday released 12 prisoners in the state in furtherance of the law establishing the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy. The prisoners who have spent between 20 and 34-years at the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison, Apapa were released based on the advice of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy. The inmates ...

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Dino Melaye wins award as best senator in Kogi State since 1999

Dino Melaye wins award as best senator in Kogi State since 1999

Controversial senator, DIno Melaye was recently awarded, the best senator in Kogi State, since 1999. The award was presented to him by Conference of NIGERIA political parties Kogi State chapter. DIno is a Nigerian senator representing Kogi West at the 8th Assembly.

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RRS arrests pickpocket who robbed worshipers at the just concluded The Experience concert

RRS arrests pickpocket who robbed worshipers at the just concluded The Experience concert

19 year old Lateef Nurudeen of 10, Obadina Street, Lagos Island pictured above, was arrested by men of RRS on December, 1st 2017 at about 12:45 a.m. at the musical concert tagged ‘The Experience’ in Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos for pickpocketing, He was arrested with seven phones he had stolen from worshippers that had come to the Christian concert. Lateef, ...

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Paris Club Refund: See full details of what each state got

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Reports say the money was released together with the allocations from the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). The accountant general of the federation, Idris Ahmed has announced that the Federal Government has released another tranche of the Paris Club Refund. Ahmed, according to The Cable News, said that took the step, so that Nigerians will enjoy the Christmas well. Reports ...

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Justice assured for corps member raped, killed in Ogun

Justice assured for corps member raped, killed in Ogun

Mr. John Okpo, the Ogun NYSC Coordinator, gave the assurance during a condolence visit to the family of the deceased in Ibadan. Tawose, 23, a 2017 Batch ‘A’ corps member serving with the Ogun State Ministry of Housing in Abeokuta was allegedly lured to her death by her driving instructor, Festus Udoh, 29. Her decomposing body was discovered in a ...

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178 gas flare sites: Reps urge DPR to enforce use of meters

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The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee investigating revenue leakages in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, has asked the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, to compel oil companies to install meters targeted at harnessing associated gas for positive applications in the nation. The Committee lamented that massive gas flaring is still going on in many parts of the Niger Delta, noting ...

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Nigeria spends N2.07trn on fuel import in 9 months

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Nigeria spent N2.068 trillion on the importation of petroleum products within a nine-month period, from January to September 2017, rising by 14.32 per cent from N1.809 trillion recorded in the same period in 2016. According to data obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics’, NBS, Foreign Trade Statistics for Third Quarter 2017, of the total petroleum products imported, N1.541 trillion ...

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SERAP to Buhari: Explain to Nigerians decision to withdraw $1bn to fight Boko Haram

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently explain to Nigerians why the government decided to withdraw the sum of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, if his government is to avoid the intense secrecy and lack of accountability and oversight of the spending on ...

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Phone triggered gas explosion kills Rotary club president in Osogbo

Phone triggered gas explosion kills Rotary club president in Osogbo

The President of Rotary club in Osogbo, Osun State and the deputy director of safety organisation, O-Ambulance, Olori Opeyemi Omobolawa Fola, was allegedly killed by a gas explosion in the state capital, Osogbo on Wednesday, December 13th. According to reports, the deceased who is a trained senior nurse, had gone to a gas station, Grace Gas, in Osogbo to refill ...

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Court martial sentences soldier to death for killing five rescued civilians in Borno

Court martial sentences soldier to death for killing five rescued civilians in Borno

A General Court Martial (GOC) sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State, has sentenced a soldier serving in Operation Lafiya Dole, Lance Corporal John Godwin, to death, for killing five rescued civilians in the Yamteke area of Borno State. Lance Godwin was charged with murder, which is punishable under Section 106 (a) of Armed Forces Acts (Cap A20), Laws of the Federation ...

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