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Lagos First Lady to rally women against rape, domestic violence

Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos Lagos First Lady Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, wife of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will on Saturday, October 10 lead other women to campaign against rape and domestic violence. Dr Sanwo-Olu, who is the Chairman, Committee of wives Lagos State officials (COWLSO), disclosed this at a press conference to intimate the general public on …
The Sun Nigeria.

National Park Service generates N128.67m in 3 years

Agu Dawn, Abuja   The Conservator-General of National Park Service (NPS), Dr Ibrahim Goni, on October 7th, 2020; says the service has generated N128,662,524.74 as revenue in three years. Goni disclosed this at a virtual meeting, jointly organised by Seven Wonders of Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organisation in collaboration with NPS, in Abuja. He said that …
The Sun Nigeria.



Ondo 2020: Yiaga Africa raises alarm over use of NURTW vehicles

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure An election monitoring group, Yiaga Africa, has raised concerns over the use of vehicles belonging to members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) for the conduct of the Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State. The group noted that many members of the NURTW in the State are already partisan …
The Sun Nigeria.

Nigeria targets N8.433 trillion revenue in 2021

Uche Usim, Abuja Based on fiscal assumptions and parameters, total federally distributable revenue is estimated at N8.433 trillion in 2021, while total revenue available to fund the 2021 federal budget is estimated at N7.886 trillion, according to President Muhammadu Buhari at a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday where he presented the 2021 budget. …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ilorin: Two students die in multiple auto accidents

Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin Multiple auto accidents have claimed the lives of two Junior Secondary School (JSS) students in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, with more than five persons sustaining serious injuries, Daily Sun reports. The fatal accident happened at Gaa Odota area along Ilorin-Ogbomoso high way on Wednesday, October 7. The deceased persons were said …
The Sun Nigeria.

Cross River: NLC decries insecurity, casualisation of public, private sector jobs

Judex Okoro, Calabar The Cross River Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has decried the rise of insecurity, which has exposed the State to kidnapping attacks. The Labour union also called out the high level of casualisation of jobs in the public and private sectors, saying it is time employers engaged workers permanently. Speaking …
The Sun Nigeria.

Chief of Naval Staff calls for more synergy for national development

(Segun Giwa, NAN) The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas, has called for more synergy between the navy, worthy individuals and corporate bodies for improved service delivery for national development. Ibas made the call on Thursday at Imeri, Ondo State, at the inauguration of a swimming pool and a computer-based test (CBT) …
The Sun Nigeria.



Coe suggests Tokyo as future World Championships host city

(Reuters/NAN) World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said on Thursday that he wants Tokyo to host an athletics World Championships in the National Stadium rebuilt for the 2020 Olympic Games “as soon as we possibly can”. Coe was speaking during a visit to Tokyo to meet organisers of the 2020 summer Olympics – rearranged for next …
The Sun Nigeria.

Climate Change: Let’s stop the production of plastic, let’s recycle – Microbiologist

Sola Ojo A senior lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Kaduna State University (KASU), Ja’afar Isah Abdullahi, has called for a stop in the production of plastics in order to save the environment from avoidable disasters like floods. The academic called for recycling of the existing plastics which could generate employment for young people and …
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Presidential Panel: Nigerians won’t accept tutored report on EFCC, Magu – CSNAC

Henry Uche, Lagos The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) says Nigerians will not accept any tutored report in the case pertaining to the suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu. In a statement delivered by the Chairman of CSNAC, Olanrewaju Suraju, the group said that Nigerians are anxious to …
The Sun Nigeria.

Water Bill: Bayelsa threatens legal challenge if passed into law

The Bayelsa State government on Thursday expressed the state government’s readiness to apply all necessary legal frameworks to reject any legislation by the National Assembly that would emanate from the Water Resources Bill. The state described the proposed the National Water Resources Bill 2020 as another draconian Land Use Decree in disguise. Speaking after the …

JUST IN: Buhari to ASUU, others: No IPPIS enrolment, no salary

  President Muhammadu Buhari has said that no civil servant on the payroll of the Federal Government will receive salary henceforth without enrolment on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike over disagreement with the Federal Government on the mode of payment of …

JUST IN: Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel prize in Literature 

  Tony Okuyeme, with agency reports American poet, Louise Glück, has won this year’s Nobel prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy chose Glück, for her “unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” The poet Louise Glück has become the first American woman to win the Nobel prize for literature in 27 …

NULGE President, Khaleel, dies in Abuja

  Regina Otokpa, Abuja The National President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel is dead. Comrade Khaleel who until his death was also the National Treasurer of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), was confirmed dead on Wednesday at the National Hospital Abuja, where he was rushed to after he …

Ondo guber: 11 of 18 LGs are hotspots – Yiaga Africa 

… identifies threats of violence, arms gathering ahead of poll Wale Elegbede and Adewale Momoh Eleven out of the 18 local governments in Ondo State have been identified as possible hotspots for violence ahead of the governorship election taking place in the state on Saturday. Addressing newsmen during its pre-election briefing, an election watchdog, Yiaga …

Ondo guber: Concerns mount over use of NURTW for deployment of election materials 

  Wale Elegbede There are concerns over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rely on members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) for the deployment of sensitive elections materials for Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State. According to a report by Yiaga Africa, the partisan background of some …

Ighalo makes Man United’s Champions League squad

  Manchester United’s Champions League squad has been submitted to UEFA ahead of the team’s opening group fixture against Paris Saint-Germain on October 20, with Nigerian international, Odion Ighalo making the team. Ighalo, who joined the Old Trafford outfit on loan in January from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua of China, till the end of the 2019/2020 season, …

Lagos gas explosion leaves 4 dead, 24 shops burnt

*School, six houses also affected Four persons have been confirmed dead in a gas explosion at Baruwa Ipaja in Lagos. The incident occurred around 6am on Thursday, throwing residents into panic. Spokesperson of Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) Nosa Okunbor, said: “Four mortalities were recorded and several others injured. A combined effort of the Agency’s …

International roundup: Giroud goes past Platini in France all-time scoring charts

*Striker scores twice in 7-1 win on his 100th cap *Mexico beat Holland, Germany draw 3-3 with Turkey Olivier Giroud became France’s second highest all-time top scorer on Wednesday in a 7-1 win over Ukraine, scoring twice to leapfrog Michel Platini’s total of 42 goals, and is now gunning for Thierry Henry’s all-time record of 51. “I feel …

Brazil’s coronavirus cases pass 5m

  Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Brazil have passed five million, with deaths in the country approaching 150,000, officials say. Brazil’s health ministry reported 31,553 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total infections to 5,000,694. The country is the third worst hit for infections, after the US and India, reports the BBC. President Jair Bolsonaro …

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