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Osun gov’ship candidates vow to scrap school uniforms

September 18, 2018 Administrator 0

Four governorship candidates in Osun state have resolved to scrap the school uniform in the state, if elected governor in the Saturday poll. The four candidates that appeared at a debate organised by Channels Television are “Fatai Akinbade of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Moshood Adeoti of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Read More

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Bayelsa to sack education officers for age falsification

September 14, 2018 Administrator 0

The Bayelsa state government has recommended compulsory retirement for about 158 members of staff of the post primary school board over age falsification and other offences. The executive chairman of the board, Dr Asiam Blessing Ikuru, disclosed this in Yenagoa during a press conference on the state of schools in the state. She said a staff verification committee has established Read More

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JAMB football tourney for tertiary institutions begins Sept. 30

September 14, 2018 Administrator 0

The Kwara Government announced on Thursday that the 2nd edition of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board football tournament would begin on September 30 in Ilorin. The Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Muyideen Alalade, who made the disclosure in Ilorin, said the competition, sponsored by JAMB with N25 million, would end on Saturday, October 6. The tournament is for all Read More

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Jigawa inaugurates 9-member committee on flood disaster

September 12, 2018 Administrator 0

The Jigawa state government has set up a nine-member special committee to assess the recent flood that devastated communities in the state. Inaugurating the committee, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini said Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar had directed the committee to immediately carryout detailed assessment of the damages caused by the flood in the identified localgovernment and Read More

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Use $2.69bn Paris refund for salaries, others

September 12, 2018 Administrator 0

Gulloma, Abuja and Lateef Dada, Osogbo As a condition for accessing the balance of $2.69 billion Paris Club loan refund, the federal government has said state governors should undertake to use the fund for the settlement of workers’ salary and staff- related arrears. Also, the states should commit to the commencement of the repayment of budget support loans granted by Read More

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Let’s re-negotiate 2010 agreement, COEASU tells FG

September 7, 2018 Administrator 0

Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), has called on the federal government to urgently resume renegotiations on the 2010 agreement reached with it to forestall industrial dispute. COEASU, in a communiqué issued at the end of its Expanded National Executive Council (ENEC) meeting, held at Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha-Nsit, was jointly signed by its National President, Read More

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Pay electricity debts, Fashola tells govs

August 1, 2018 Administrator 0

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has called on state governors to support access to electricity through improved power infrastructure in their respective States. Similarly, the minster has asked them to pay the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in their states electricity debts incurred. Fashola made this call at the opening ceremony of the 4th National Council Read More

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Zamfara under-reported, says Yari’s media aide

July 25, 2018 Administrator 0

Zamfara State government has decried that the state is under reported by the various media organisations operating in the state in the last seven years of Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s leadership. This was made known by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Publicity, Hon. Ibrahim Dosara, when the newly elected executives of the Correspondents chapel of Read More

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1m residents get Kaduna residency card

June 29, 2018 Administrator 0

Kaduna state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has disclosed that one million residents of the state have so far obtained the Residency Card introduced by the state government. Speaking during the official flag-off of the state residency card programme at Miyetti Allah Primary Health Centre,  Rigasa, Igabi local government area, the governor explained that the decision to introduce the card was to Read More

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86 killed in fresh Plateau violence, Lalong imposes curfew

June 25, 2018 Administrator 0

The Plateau state government has imposed curfew in Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos South Local Government Areas of the state. The curfew followed renewed hostility between suspected herdsmen and some residents, leaving scores dead. Secretary to the State Government, Hon Rufus Bature, in a statement yesterday, said the action was, “to avert a breakdown of law and order. The curfew Read More

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9 headmasters appointed perm secs in Osun

April 20, 2018 Administrator 0

Osun state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has appointed nine headmasters of elementary schools in the state as permanent secretaries. The nine headmasters who were drawn from the nine federal constituencies in the state were promoted to ‘Headmaster Generals’ which is equivalent to permanent secretaries. Aregbesola, who swore in the officials on Tuesday at the state government secretariat, Abere, said the move Read More

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Katsina spends N60m monthly on security agencies – Masari

April 20, 2018 Administrator 0

Katsina state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has siad the state government is spending over N60 million monthly in assisting and supporting security agencies to maintain security in the state. Masari disclosed this while addressing the opening of the Federal and states security administrators’ meeting in Katsina yesterday. He said, in view of the present financial position of the state, Read More

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Gaidam disburses N300m furniture loan to civil servants

April 16, 2018 Administrator 0

Civil servants in Yobe are now smiling as the state government fulfilled its promise by releasing N300 million furniture loan to workers at the weekend. Blueprint gathered that the loan, which is interest-free, is expected to be repaid within 25 months. The Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Saleh Abubakar, had in a chat with journalists, said the loan “is Read More

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SMEDAN empowers 80 Kebbi youths to boost small businesses

April 13, 2018 Administrator 0

At least 80 Kebbi youths have been empowered to boost their small scales entrepreneurship under the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) programme. Speaking to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi while presenting support to the beneficiaries at the agency’s premises yesterday, the Director, Policy, Advocacy and Coordination at the national headquarters of SMEDAN, Mr Monday Ewans, explained that Read More

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‘El-Rufa’i deserves support to make Kaduna greater’

April 11, 2018 Administrator 0

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufa’i, deserves the support of all and sundry to make Kaduna greater in all facets of development. The Sanga local government area chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming local govt council election, Charles Danladi, said this at the just concluded Kaduna investment summit organised by the state government as Read More

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Kaduna state World Bank loan: What next?

April 11, 2018 Administrator 0

By Tajudeen A Tijjani “There’s a struggle going on! A struggle that demands we choose side; it’s a choice between dignity and servitude. A choice between right and wrong”…Barack Obama Penultimate week, the three elected senators from Kaduna state ganged up against the people of the state and influenced the Senate to reject a foreign loan sourced for by the Read More