Latest News in Nigeria Today Friday 11th October 2019
These are the Latest News in Nigeria Today from Guardian newspaper.
Dayo Johnson – Akure
Joshe Boluwaji, the father of the 25-year-old final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Doyin Boluwaji drowned by flood Wednesday said his daughter is still alive and will still come back home.
He begged the state government to help bring back her daughter from wherever she was trapped.
Yesterday was the fourth day that the student had been swept away by flood into the canal while trying to escape during heavy rainfall.
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On Sunday the 22nd of September 2019, Lagos witnessed a one of a kind luxury party by Premium Lagos, themed, Last Day of Summer and surprisingly it wasn’t held in any popular club but at the Balmoral conventional Center of the prestigious federal palace hotel, Victoria Island.
The last day of summer party by Premium Lagos attracted lavish & upscale party lovers from every corner of the state.
Continue reading Premium Lagos hosts most luxurious party in Lagos at Vanguard Nigeria.
The Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya on Thursday reiterated that the assembly would no longer discuss issues of security at plenary.
Magarya said at the House sitting that the decision was because certain sensitive issues needed to be discussed in close door session at the committee of the whole.
The speaker was reacting to the motion raised by the lawmaker representing Bukkuyum South, Alhaji Sani Dahiru-Adafka over security challenges facing his constituency.
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By Joseph Erunke
Women are currently leading men in enrollment at the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, as the quest of Nigerians for higher education keeps growing.
NOUN said reports at its disposal indicated that at the moment, women population at the university stands at 53 percent against that of the male which trailed behind with 47 percent.
Chairman of Council of NOUN, Prof. Peter Okebukola,at a press conference, Thursday evening in Abuja,where he said the Council of the institution had approved the recommendation of the Senate for the appointment of Prof.Uduma Orji of the Department of Philosophy as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic),said the university was gratified over the development.
Continue reading Women top men in NOUN enrolment ― Okebukola at Vanguard Nigeria.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has reiterated commitment to empower girls and help them to harness their potential and contribute to the development of society.
Tallen, who was represented by Mr Joseph Dzungwe, Ministry of Women Affairs in Abuja on Thursday, said this at an event to commemorate the International Day of the Girl-Child.
The annual event, celebrated on Oct.11, was declared by the UN to create a platform for more girls worldwide and to increase awareness on issues of gender equality.
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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has appointed Mr Pateh Bah, from Gambia, as its new Registrar/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a five-year tenure.
A statement by Mr Abiodun Aduloju, Director of Public Affairs at WAEC Headquarters, Accra, Ghana, said the appointment took effect from October 2019 to September 2024.
Bah succeeds Dr Iyi Uwadiae, immediate past Registrar to council from Nigeria, whose tenure ended on Sept.
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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed one person and abducted a Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer, with his two children at Dafara community, in Kuje Area Council, FCT.
The District Head of the community, Makeri Joseph, told newsmen in Kuje on Thursday that the incident happened around 12 0’ clock on Wednesday night with the gunmen shooting sporadically into the air.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident is the second within a week in Kuje Area Council.
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The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said that a three-storey building on Lekki Expressway collapsed at about 7.14 p.m. on Thursday in Lagos.
Oke-Osanyintolu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the collapsed building is situated at Sharks Squad, LASEMA, enroute Kingdom Hall street, Abijo, along Lekki-Epe expressway.
He said that the collapsed three-storey building was under construction, while three people had been rescued.
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“The three people sustained various degrees of injuries and they have been treated and discharged,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.
Continue reading 3-storey building collapsed, 3 injured in Lagos ― LASEMA boss at Vanguard Nigeria.
By Samuel Oyadongha – Yenagoa
Ahead of the November 16 governorship election, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has approved the appointment of 60 new Special Advisers.
He also directed the caucuses to nominate women for appointment as special advisers next week, in areas where they have not been considered for appointment.
Dickson in a statement issued Thursday night by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Fidelis Soriwei said the move was part of the deliberate efforts to enable the Restoration Government to finish strong in the avowed commitment to deliver effective governance to the good people of Bayelsa State.
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Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), has commissioned its franchise centres at Olowora, Ikosi, Arepo, Bariga, Ketu and Ogudu, as part of its strategy to extend its customer footprint and provide ease of access to services.
The Ikeja Electric Franchise project, a business strategy aimed at facilitating improved engagements and customer experience for spot on resolution of complaints, in partnership with its corporate partners will take-off at six (6) different locations within the Shomolu Business Unit network.
Continue reading IE commissions franchise centers, create new jobs at Vanguard Nigeria.
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