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COVID-19 protocol stalls hearing of suit against Lagos over possession of property

By Lukman Olabiyi COVID-19 protocol has caused set back for hearing of the suit against Lagos State Government over possession of a property at Osborne Foreshore Estate. Residents of the estate are currently in legal battle with the state government over it alleged attempt to use a property within the estate for commercial purposes. The …
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Ohanaeze Ndigbo backs IPOB’s Eastern Security Network

The apex igbo socio cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide had disclosed that her priority for Ndigbo,are on three points agenda namely; Security, Economic development and 2023 Igbo Presidency project. On Security, the Engr Chidi ibeh and Dimm Uche okwukwu led Ohanaeze Ndigbo will bring all stakeholders in igboland, including Southeast Governors, Ipob and Youths on …
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Ogun initiates sustainability strategy

The Ogun State Government says it has put in place a survival and sustainability Strategy, which will ensure enduring policies and programmes that are people-oriented. The State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr. Olaolu Olabimtan stated this when he and his counterpart in the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Dapo Okuboyejo received the National Economic Council …
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APC Ogun mourns ex-Minister, Jubril Martins-Kuye

From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State Chapter, has expressed “deep sadness” over the demise of former Minister for Commerce and Industries who was also a former distinguished senator who represented the Ogun East Senatorial District, Jubril Martins Kuye, describing his death as “the passing away of one of Ogun’s finest …
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Benue govt condemns armed bandits attack on patrol team

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State government has condemned Friday’s armed bandits attack on a patrol team of Benue Livestock Guards and Agro Rangers in which one personnel was killed and another badly injured. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom on Animal Husbandry, Alhaji Shehu Tambaya in a statement, described the attack as shocking …
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Akeredolu names six-member handover committee

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has constituted a six member handover committee to facilitate his swearing in for the second term. Akeredolu will be sworn in next month for another term of four years alongside the deputy governor elect, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, having being declared winner of the October 10 …
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Buratai lauds troops over Marte success

(From Sumaila Ogbaje, NAN) Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai has commended the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole for its success in dislodging Boko Haram terrorists in Marte area of Borno. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Sagir Musa, made the announcement in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Gen Musa said the …
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Ondo: Navy intercept 100,000 litres of diesel, arrest 24 suspected oil bunkerers

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The Forward Operating Base (FOB) of the Nigerian Navy in Igbokoda, Ondo State, says it has intercepted six boats loaded with over 100,000 litres of diesel along the Ondo-Lagos coastal axis. The patrol team of the Naval base also reportedly arrested 24 suspects in connection with the intercepted products. Parading the …
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Former Nigerian Minister Jubril Martins-Kuye dead at 79

From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Renowned politician and former Minister of State of Finance Jubril Martins-Kuye is dead. The Ago-Iwoye, Ogun Stae born politician passed on Sunday morning at the age of 79. Confirming his death, his political godson, Senator Lekan Mustapha, representing Ogun East senatorial district in the Senate, described ‘the death of JMK is …
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NDE promises fraud-free service, says data of 774,000 participants in public works programme captured

From Olanrewaju Lawal,Birnin Kebbi The Acting Director-General of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, has said that the data of participants in the ongoing 774,000 public works programme initiated by Federal Government have been captured properly, assuring a ‘transparent and fair service delivery.’ Fikpo stated this in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State …
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Gana’s boys in military uniforms attack Benue community, kill three farmers, burn houses

  *Two arrested, weapons recovered Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi Barely four months after military forces killed the notorious militia leader in Benue State, Terwase Akwaza alias Gana, his lieutenants, clad in military uniforms, on Friday came out from their hideouts and attacked Senga village in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area killing three farmers. The armed militants were …

JUST IN: Ex-minister, Martins-Kuye, dies at 78

  A former Minister of State for Finance and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, has died at 78. One of his children, Bolaji, confirmed this on Sunday. “I can confirm to you that he passed on about 10: 05 this morning. It was a painful loss to us, but, we give glory …

Pantami in Egypt, visits Post in Smart Village

  Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Issa Ali Pantami recently visited Egypt where he was recieved by Sherif Farouk, Chairperson of Egypt Post, at the authority’s headquarters in the Smart Village. During the meeting, Farouk reviewed Egypt Post’s most important developments, and outlined the new services currently provided by the entity. He also …

Mexico records deadliest coronavirus week with 7,000 deaths

  Mexico has registered its worst week yet of the pandemic, with a record number of infections from the new coronavirus and more than 7,000 COVID-19 deaths, government data showed on Saturday. There were 20,523 new coronavirus cases and 1,219 more fatalities on Saturday, pushing total confirmed infections to 1,630,258 and deaths to 140,241, the …

COVID-19: Nigeria records 1598 new cases, seven more deaths

  Nigeria on Saturday recorded 1,598 new coronavirus infections and seven deaths, according to an update by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The seven new deaths raised the number of deaths across the country to 1,420 in total. With 1,598 new cases, the total tally of coronavirus infections increased to 108,943. Cases have been …

Killings: Mothers warn Plateau youths against planned protest

  Our Reporter Mothers, under the auspices of Coalition of Plateau Mothers’ Forum, have said they have uncovered plans by some unnamed elements to sponsor protests against the government and special military task force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in the state. According to the mothers, the sponsors of the protest, which they say is scheduled …

Euro roundup: Dortmund, Leipzig slip up as PSG go top of Ligue 1

*Dortmund’s Reus misses penalty, Leipzig draw at Wolfsburg *PSG go top in Ligue 1 after Angers win, Marseille slump to Nîmes Borussia Dortmund had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 home draw against struggling Mainz on Saturday that kept them in fourth place in the Bundesliga, four points off the top. Dortmund, who missed a late …

Sijibomi Ogundele still towering high amidst COVID-19 pandemic 

  Wole Adepoju As year 2020 finally ends, urshering us into the much awaited year 2021, Sijibomi Ogundele, the Managing Director of high flying luxury real estate firm; Sujimoto Construction Company, is not relenting in his quest to make luxury affordable in Nigeria’s real estate sector. If Ogundele had given up years ago when the …

AbdulRasaq launches 10-year agric transformation plan

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has launched a 10-year Agricultural Transformation Plan, designed to ensure food security, generate employment opportunities, and also reduce the poverty rate. The plan, according to the governor, is hinged on six pillars of crop production, finance, livestock, access to market, value chain, and cross-cutting programmes. AbdulRazaq, at the launch of …

Osun schools to resume on Monday, January 18

The government of the State of Osun has directed schools across the state to reopen on Monday January 18 for the continuation of first term of the 2020/21 academic calendar.   It has also announced its reinforcement of the already established capacities to ensure compliance with the Covid-19 safety protocols. During a briefing on Saturday, …

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