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Enugu Fire Service tasks residents on outbreak alert

Enugu Zonal Commander of Enugu state Fire Service, Ogui Station, Mr. Ambrose Okwor, has urged the residents to promptly alert the organisation whenever there was fire outbreak rather than embarked on self-help. Okwor gave the advice while addressing newsmen in Enugu yesterday. “Self-help is one of the challenges we are facing in this job because […]

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2019: PDP fortunes intact in Niger – Aspirant

Minna The recent defection of some members the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state will not affect the fortunes of the party in the 2019 general elections, a governorship aspirant of the party, Hon. Umar Ahmed, has said. Ahmed stated this yesterday in an interview with journalists He said his aspiration to serve the […]

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Bello cautions youth on violent extremism

Lokoja Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has charged youths in the state to shun all forms of violence that were inimical to their future and that of the state. The governor gave the charge in Lokoja yesterday during the 2018 Youth Summit on preventing violent extremism in Kogi state, organised by Actionaid, a non-governmental […]

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Govs are PDP problems – Publicity scribe

Bauchi Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bauchi state chapter, Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari, has declared that the attitude of some governors to anoint “unpopular candidates in the past” was among the problems that led to the failure of the party in the 2015 general elections. Zainabari made the declaration yesterday while interacting with […]

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Army operationalises new Brigade in Katsina

Kastina The Nigerian Army yesterday operationlised its new 17 Brigade in Katsina as part of strategies aimed at strengthening the Army to solve the security challenges bedeviling the border state. Katsina state borders Maradi region in Niger Republic. Speaking at the event, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the new Brigade would […]

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We’ll assist FG in Yobe school girls rescue – EU

Sokoto The European Union (EU) has reacted to the abduction of school-girls in a secondary school in Yobe state by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The organisation in a statement signed by press officer, Modestus Chukwulaka, yesterday, while sympathising with the victims’ families said it would support the federal government in the rescue of the students. […]

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CSO urges FG to rescue abducted Dapchi school girls

Abuja A group of Civil Society group, under the auspices of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Transparency and for Good Governance, has commended the quick intervention of the Nigerian military in the abduction of over 94 schoolgirls from their school in Dapchi, Yobe state, which led to their immediate rescue. Addressing journalists in Abuja […]

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Ango Abdullahi succeeds Unongo as Northern elders’ BoT chair

Abuja Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has appointed Prof. Ango Abdullahi as its chairman Board of Trustee (BoT) and convener of the forum, even as they demanded end to the killings across the country. A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Chairman, Implementation Committee, Mahammed Bello Kirfi, said the decision was taken at an extraordinary […]

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Paris Club refund: Niger releases N6.4bn for LG workers’ salaries

Abuja Niger state government announced that about N6.4 billion was released to the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from the Paris Club refund it collected from federal government. The Commissioner for Local Government, Zakari Jikantoro, disclosed this yesterday while addressing journalists on the outcome of the state weekly executive council meeting. He said […]

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No pay, no work, Ekiti varsity lecturers tell Fayose

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti chapter has said it will not end Its indefinite strike would continue until the salaries of its members were paid by the state government. The union and the state governor, Ayo Fayose, had been engaged in series of dialogue since the start of the […]

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N650m fraud: EFCC rejects Akinjide’s out-of-court settlement

Lagos Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has rejected the proposed out-of-court settlement filed by a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide, and others, who are standing trial over alleged N650 million fraud. Akinjide, alongside Senator Ayo Adesheun and Mrs. Olanrewaju Otiti, is standing trial before Justice Muslim Sule […]

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Reps to probe registered aircrafts’ safety compliance

Abuja House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Aviation and Commerce to investigate and carry out a comprehensive audit of all registered aircrafts in Nigeria. The House, in its resolution, stated that the move was to “ascertain the airworthiness, compliance with applicable operational modalities, safety standards and procedures.” This followed a motion by Abubakar […]

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Benue and Zamfara killings: The pains, the agony and the mystery, by Dahiru Hassan Kera

  We live in a country where human blood could be seen as ordinary running water, heaps of death bodies could be seen as normal deposits. We live in a nation where leaders elected to safeguard the lives and property of their hapless citizens play dirty politics with such opportunities. Even in death Nigerians can […]

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The Seriake Dickson phenomenon in Bayelsa (1), by Dan Agbese

I was in Yenagoa, February 15-18, to witness the series of events marking the sixth year of Henry Seriake Dickson as governor of Bayelsa state. The celebrations began on February 11 with a church service in Yenagoa. They ended as they began with a church service at Otuoke, the home town of former President Goodluck […]

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Report non-claims payment to CBU, NAICOM tells consumers

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), has advised consumers with genuine unsettled claims problems to channel their grievances through its Complaint Bureau Unit (CBU), which has been upgraded to listen to aggrieved of consumers in Nigeria. The Commissioner for Insurance, Mohammed Kari, gave the charge while responding to an allegation by Dangote Group that some insurers […]

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Wapic tackles road accidents with Safety-on-Wheels Initiative

  In an effort to tackle the menace of causalities and deaths from road accidents, Wapic Insurance Plc has launched ‘Safety-on-Wheels’ campaign in the country. The Managing Director of WAPIC, Yinka Adekoya, who made the disclosure at a media parley in Lagos, noted that accidents on the nation’s roads, had taken more lives than the […]