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Independence Day Anniversary: China honours 49 local employees

Pegs COVID-19 donation to Nigeria at N3 billion Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja In commemoration of the independence anniversary of Nigeria and China on October 1, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Nigeria honoured on Monday 49 employees of Chinese companies in Nigeria. The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria said statistics from the China General …
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Kaduna: Local Govt boss said to be abducted on way to farm

Sola Ojo, Kaduna The Caretaker Committee Chairman, Kaura Local Government Area in Kaduna State, Dr Bege Katuka, popularly known as ‘Humble’, has reportedly been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Humble was said to have been kidnapped on his way to his farm located around Juji, one of the immediate host communities of Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical …
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Sanwo-Olu meets Ondo traditional rulers, canvasses votes for Akeredolu’s re-election

Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos Lagos State Governor and Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for Ondo State Governorship Election, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, joined the campaign trail on Monday and solicited support for the party and its candidate, Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Speaking during a campaign rally in Okitipupa Local Government Area on Monday, …
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Abia declares bandits wanted, promises N2.5 million cash reward

Okey Sampson, Umuahia The Government of Abia State has declared wanted bandits involved in the attack and killing of two soldiers attached to the 144 Battalion Headquarters in Ukwa West and police officers at Ohafia Local Government Areas, respectively. The Government announced a N2.5 million reward for any person or group of persons that would …
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Corruption: Nasarawa local govt boss impeached over financial misappropriation, constitutional breach

Solomon Ayado, Lafia For indulging in financial misappropriation and constitutional breach, the legislative arm of Obi Local Government Council in Nasarawa State on Monday impeached the Executive Chairman of the area, Mohammed Eyigye Iyamoga. It was learnt that this is the first time a council chairman would be removed through impeachment in Nasarawa State, since …
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2023: Minister sues for peace in Enugu APC

Magnus Eze, Enugu Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, has appealed to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State to embrace peace in the interest of the party. He decried the recent collapse of a fragile peace pact entered into by the previous two factions …
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Peter Obi to Deliver UNN 60th Founders’ Day Lecture

Felix Ikem, Nsukka The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, is billed to deliver the 60th Founders’ Day lecture of the University of Nigeria, scheduled to hold on October 7. According to the programme of the event signed by the Chairman, Senate Ceremonials Committee, Prof Bennett Nwanguma, Obi, an alumnus of the University …
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Nigeria must not repeat oil and gas mistakes in mining, says Mines Minister

Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, cautioned against the repeat of the mistakes made in the oil and gas sector in the mining sector by exporting raw ore. He advocated that solid minerals mined in the country should be processed before being exported. The Minister dropped the caution during …
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COVID-19: Diri directs reopening of schools on Oct 5

Bayelsa Govt to shut sub-standard private Institutions Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Governor Douye Diri has directed schools in Bayelsa State to resume academic session from Monday October 5. The committee on Safe Re-opening of Schools which disclosed this after a meeting with Diri in Government House, Yenagoa, said this decision follows the purported flattening of the …
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*-toy-shop/ Senator Abbo fined N50 million for assaulting woman at s** toy shop

Godwin Tsa, Abuja A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday awarded a fine of N50 million against Senator Elisha Abbo as damages for assaulting a nursing mother, Osimibibra Warmate, repeatedly at a s** toy shop on May 11, 2019. Justice Samire Bature of the Maitama division of the court in his …
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America decides: No handshakes between Biden, Trump at first debate

  The shaking of hands between the candidates and the moderator is a longstanding tradition at presidential debates. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, that tradition has been thrown out the window due to COVID-19 considerations, reports Fox News. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) says that Tuesday night – when President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden face off at …

EPL: Clinical Aston Villa thrash abject Fulham

  Aston Villa cruised to a comfortable Premier League win as they took advantage of another horrific defensive performance by Fulham. Villa are now unbeaten in eight games, including six wins, stretching back to last season, reports the BBC. Jack Grealish put them ahead with a shot on the bounce after John McGinn’s clipped ball …

Buhari: Nigeria needs corruption-free public sector

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, said his administration would not relent in its efforts to eradicate corruption in the country. He reiterated his position that if corruption is not eradicated, the menace would kill the country. He explained that Nigeria needs “a corruption-free public sector to achieve transformation”. Buhari spoke at the second National …

Mourinho: Fixture pile-up will force Spurs to sacrifice Carabao Cup

  José Mourinho believes Tottenham will have to sacrifice the Carabao Cup due to their packed fixture schedule, which he also suspects has contributed to Son Heung-min’s hamstring injury. Spurs host Chelsea on Tuesday in a fourth-round tie, two days before Maccabi Haifa visit for a Europa League play-off that Mourinho considers to be significantly more important. Once …

Navy trains personnel in use of small arms

  Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa In order to keep her men and officers ever combatant ready to fight crimes on the waterways of the Niger Delta, the Nigerian Navy on Monday commenced the training of her officers on how to fire small arms. Speaking at the kick off of the Navy 2020 small arms firing exercise, …

Angela Merkel visited poisoned Russian opposition leader in hospital

  German chancellor Angela Merkel visited Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a Berlin hospital where he was recovering after being poisoned with Novichok, her spokesman has revealed. Mrs Merkel visited Navalny in a “personal” capacity, Steffen Seibert told a news conference on Monday. He did not say when or for how long the pair …

Uduaghan formally returns to PDP

  Former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Uduaghan, who was Delta State Governor for eight years in the build up to 2019 elections defected to the APC where he contested the senatorial seat and lost. There have been insinuations that …

Polls: INEC profiles 40 coys for e-voting

  Onyekachi Eze, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the process of deployment of electronic voting in the conduct of elections in the country. This followed the invitation of the Commission to 40 companies to demonstrate to it, the workability of their e-voting machines. Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who …

Minimum wage: Labour gives Kwara Govt 14-day ultimatum

  Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin Kwara State Chapter of Organised Labour Unions has given the state government 14 days ultimatum effective from Monday, September 28, 2020 to implement the N30,000 new minimum wage, or face an industrial action. The unions made this known on Monday in a statement signed by their respective leaders: Issa Ore, …

Anniversaries: Diri calls for sober reflection

  Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri on Monday said as a state and a nation, the  24th and the 60th anniversaries  call for sober reflection and advocated the need for the people to shun all forms of divisive tendencies that could hinder growth and development. Speaking in Yenagoa, the state capital,  in …

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