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Canada builds 120 toilets in Yobe

Canada builds 120 toilets in Yobe

The Yobe Government on Tuesday said that Canadian government has constructed 120 toilets in nine schools in Yobe to stop open defecation. Alhaji Mohammed Bukar, General Manager, Yobe Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), disclosed in Damaturu. he said: “The Canadian International Development Agency through Unicef constructed 90 toilets in Kara, Dorawa, Majewa, Ali Kime and Yerimaram primary schools ...

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Buhari hosts French President, Hollande, Others at Abuja security summit

Buhari hosts French president, Hollande, Others at Abuja security summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will welcome the President of France, Francois Hollande and President Pual Biya of Cameroon to a Regional Security Summit in Abuja on Saturday. Others expected to join the summit are the Presidents of Niger Republic, Chad and Benin Republic. Similarly, representatives of the United States, Britain, Equatorial Guinea, the European Union, ECOWAS, the Economic Community of Central African ...

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Buhari task governors to find solutions to farmers/herdsmen crisis

Buhari task governors to find solutions to farmers/herdsmen crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari task all state governors to find a lasting solution to the current crisis between farmers and fulani herdsmen happening in the country. He made this statement in an interactive seasion with members of the Katsina Elders Forum which was organised by Katsina State Government in Katsina. I want all state governors to go back to a comprehensive ...

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CCT rules in favour of Saraki

CCT rules in favour of Saraki

During the resumption of hearing of Senate President, Bukola Saraki over false asset declaration, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, permitted Saraki’s counsel to continue the cross-examination of a principal witness, Michael Wetkas of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. The counsel to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Rotimi Jacobs, objected one of Saraki’s ...

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I was sidelined in disbursement of campaign funds says Chris Anyanwu

I was sidelined in disbursement of campaign funds says Chris Anyanwu

Senator Chris Anyanwu said she was sidelined completely in the disbursement of the funds earmarked for campaign. She was one of the two people appointed to oversight President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign in Imo State. We can confirm that she was invited to the Enugu offices of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC where she said she is innocent of ...

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My romance with older women – Afolayan

My romance with older women Afolayan

Aremu Afolayan, the younger brother of renowned film maker Kunle Afolayan, said he prefers dating older women but it has nothing to do with money. The talented actor said he his not bothered about what anybody say, so far he his happy doing what he is criticised for. In his words he said: “I love women that are older than ...

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Oil exploration to begin in Lagos State

Oil exploration to begin in Lagos state

Oil exploration has started in Lagos offshore, at the Aje field located in Oil Mining Lease 113, but the actual quantity of current production was not stated. It is expected that production from the well would contribute to Nigeria attainment of 4 million barrels per day crude oil target. This will boast Nigeria economy and increase Lagos State revenue profile, ...

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President Buhari signs 2016 budget

President Buhari signs 2016 budget

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has finally signed the 2016 budget into law after an initial rancor between the Executives and the Legislature on some of the contents of the Bill. In his statements, the President said “I can’t promise that it will be an easy journey, but I can assure this government that you voted for, will deliver ...

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Lagos State procures 115 jeeps for Obas

Lagos State procures 115 jeeps for Obas

The Lagos State Government on Thursday confirmed that no fewer than 115 jeeps has been procured to the traditional rulers and chiefs across the state. Also there are about 88 streets gate that are shut against motorists before the 12 midnight deadline were been demolished. In commemoration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s first year in office, Commissioner for Local Government and ...

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El-Rufai hailed over compensation for bomb blast victims families

El-Rufai hailed over compensation for bomb blast victims families

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai paid N29.1 million as compensation to the families of workers killed in a bomb blast in Zaria, nine months ago. The National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria NUTGTWN, has commended the Governor for a work well done. Twenty workers died in the blast on July 7, 2015 at the premises ...

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Five-year jail term for lecturers who sexually molest students

Five year jail term for lecturers who sexually molest students

Five-year jail term would be given to lecturers that engage in sexual relationship with students, seeking to completely prohibit any form of sexual relationship between them and their students is passed and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Labor-Delta Central) and co-sponsored by 46 other senators, seeks to completely prohibit any form of ...

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Senate approves death penalty for kidnappers

Senate approves death penalty for kidnappers

The Senate, Yesterday approves death penalties for Kidnappers. They have agreed to begin a process for the enactment of a law that would prescribe capital punishment for kidnappers in the country. Also the State Governments are been told to enact laws that would prosecute kidnappers and other crime-related offences in their jurisdiction and recommended that the Inspector General of Police ...

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Explosion rocks Onitsha market

Explosion rocks Onitsha market

About 12  people have been sustained verious degree of  injuries, after explosion rocked Kara Market, along Atani Road, Ogbaru near Onitsha in Anambra State. The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, DSP Ali Okechukwu confrimed the explosion, saying it was caused by a fuel stored in a jerrycan. “The explosion was not a bomb as been speculated by some people. It ...

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Why Edo Speaker was impeached, suspended

Why Edo Speaker was impeached, suspended

Crises rocked the Edo State House of Assembly, Yesterday as Mr. Victor Edoror and his deputy, Mr. Bright Osayande were removed from office by the members of the House. Meanwhile the new Speaker, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, yesterday, announced the suspension of the impeached Speaker, Mr Edoror for three month for invading the chamber with thugs. Ativie, who spoke to newsman ...

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Leicester City crowned England champion

Leicester City crowned England champion claudio ranieri

Leicester City have been crowned Premier League champions for the first time in their history following Tottenham’s failure to beat Chelsea on Monday, giving Leicester an unassailable seven points clear atop league standings with two games left. The Midlands club could have won the title on Sunday with a win over Manchester United, but the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford meant ...

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Best home remedies for relief and treatment of measles

Best home remedies for relief and treatment of measles

Measles is a contagious disease with cold, fever and pink spots all over the body as its symptoms. It is caused by a virus called paramyxo, and measles attack mostly children because they are prone to not following proper hygiene and cleaning habits, and are still developing immunity. However, measles is easy to treat at home through simple DIY remedies ...

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NASS will not support the creation of grazing reserves – Ekweremadu

Senate approves death penalty for kidnappers

The Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, said that the National Assembly will not support the creation of grazing reserves anywhere in the country. He said this after a meeting of the South East governors and stakeholders in Enugu, that there was nothing like grazing reserves bill passed before the National Assembly. He thereby endeavor the press to stop such ...

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Oshiomhole increases workers minimum wage

Oshiomhole increases workers minimum wage

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on Sunday release a statement that there will be an increament on the worker’s minumum wages, from N18,000 to N25,000, and which will be effective immediately for employees in the State Public Service. In addition to that, all outstanding arrears of salary to the staff of Local Government Councils will also undergo prompt payment. This ...

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CBN approves N20b bailout for Kogi

CBN approves N20b bailout for Kogi

The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN has approved N20 billion as bailout to the current administration in Kogi.  Alhaji Yahaya Bello, announced this on Sunday in Lokoja while addressing a rally held by Organised Labour to mark this year’s May Day celebration. The Governor said, N50 billion was applied for, but N20 billion had been approved for now to clear ...

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Lagos State Police arrest major buyer of stolen phones

Lagos State Police arrest major buyer of stolen phones

Lagos State Rapid Respond Squad RSS, Police Command arrested a 42-year old man named Kazeem Bamidele, being accused b accused of buying major stolen phones in the state. A dependable police source said that the suspect was the second vice chairman of the National Union of Road and Transport Workers’ (NURTW), Ajegunle Unit. “The suspect has over 52 boys in Lagos ...

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