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target=_blank rel=noopener>Wike, Nigeria’s pride of democracy – NUJ
From Tony John, Port Harcourt The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has described Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, as Nigeria’s pride of democracy. NUJ also noted that Governor Wike has redefined governance through demonstrating democracy in action with his service to the people of Rivers. National and State Executives, including members of NUJ, made the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Army appoints new spokesman
From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of a new Director of Public Relations. He is Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu. Until his appointment, Nwachukwu was the Acting Director, Defence Information.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>AbdulRazaq deepens job opportunities as Kwara awards contract for garment factory
From Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The Kwara State Executive Council has approved the award of a contract for the establishment of a garment production factory. To be known as Garment Production Village in Ilorin, the factory will provide job opportunities for thousands of Kwarans, particularly youths and women, Commissioner for Enterprise Hajia Arinola Lawal told the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ogun to host investment summit July 13, 14
From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Ogun State government says it has concluded plans to host the 2021 Investment Summit tagged ISEYA’ 21 to attract would-be investors for the continued economic growth of the state. Disclosing this on Thursday, in Abeokuta by the Chief Economic Adviser and State Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Okubadejo, at a virtual
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target=_blank rel=noopener>World Bank trains over 54,000 women, youths on economy
From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi The Kebbi State government has disclosed that over 54,000 women and youths have been trained by the World Bank to be economically active. The government also revealed its readiness to reciprocate its achievement recorded in rice production in other products such as onions,sheer-butter and soya beans for exportation purposes. Kebbi
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target=_blank rel=noopener>President Buhari flags off 157 km Lagos-Ibadan rail line
By Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged off 157 kilometres Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Railway Line for full commercial operations. At the commissioning ceremony of the Lagos-Ibadan-Standard Gauge Railway Line held at the Mobolaji Johnson Station in Ebute Metta on Thursday, the president stated that railway infrastructure development had been giving priority by his
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ekiti: Police dispel report of armed Fulani invasion of Shasha market
From Priscilla Ediare, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Police Command has dispelled reports that armed Fulani bandits had stormed Ado Ekiti, the state capital. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, said it is important to allay the fear that engulfed residents of the town when the news made the rounds on Wednesday. A report
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: Obasanjo, Abdulsalam, Ooni, Sultan, Onaiyekan, others meet in Abuja
From Fred Ezeh and Vikky Uba, Abuja Rising insecurity and agitations for secession by different ethnic groups across Nigeria has attracted the attention of elder statesmen and other national leaders to a meeting in Abuja. The meeting was organised by Interfaith Initiatives for Peace jointly led by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Khalee Ali is unveiled as a Resonance King in latest EP “King Move”
Khalee Ali is a Nigerian artiste alongside a music producer. He formally announced himself in the year 2019 when he unveiled his debut album and masterpiece he entitled “Old Ways”. Ever since then, Khalee has been on a mission to input his name on the hearts of every music lover. So far, he seems
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target=_blank rel=noopener>For Ginny, wearing heavy musical crown not easy
By Rita Okoye Rising star, Aluko Oluwatosin professionally known as Ginny has assured his fans that his upcoming extended play(EP) will give answers to every soul-bearing God’s gift and beyond. The singer made this known in a recent chat while announcing his soon-to-be-released upcoming EP titled ‘Heavy Crown’. While revealing what his fans should expect
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target=_blank rel=noopener>How I will handle IPOB – Buhari
Wale Elegbede President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the separatist and proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has tentacles almost everywhere, just as he vowed to stop them from a further reign of terror in the South-East. Speaking on Thursday during a recorded AriseTV interview, President Buhari said he has given orders to the military
target=_blank rel=noopener>Kwara sets up c’ttee on transport sector security
Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has constituted a four-person transport sanitation committee to coordinate the activities of the sector for public safety and harmonisation of revenue collection to curb leakages and double taxation. The committee comprises of Commissioner for Works and Transport Rotimi Iliasu (Chairman); Chairman of the Kwara
target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari to govs: Deal with insecurity in your region
Anayo Ezugwu President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered state governors complaining of herdsmen inversion of the lands to find a lasting solution to the crisis. He insisted that it is the duty of the governors to protect the citizens of the state. Speaking in an exclusive interview on Arise Television monitored by New Telegraph, President
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Buhari rejects claims of lopsided military appointments
…asks them to treat bandits in ‘the language they understand’ President Muhammadu Buhari says those he appointed into offices in his administration earned them. The president said this during an interview with Arise TV broadcast on Thursday. Buhari said he will not pick somebody to fill a particular position “just to balance up”, while neglecting
target=_blank rel=noopener>Biden warns Putin as he opens foreign trip in UK
US President Joe Biden has launched his first official overseas trip with a warning to Russia that it faces “robust and meaningful” consequences if it engages in “harmful activities”. Biden made clear his intention to strengthen ties with US allies, following strained relations under the Trump administration. President Biden arrived in the UK on
target=_blank rel=noopener>Argentine leader apologises for Brazil comments
Argentina’s president has apologised for saying that Brazilians were “from the jungle” in remarks about his country’s European heritage. “The Mexicans came from the Indians, the Brazilians came from the jungle, but we Argentines came from the ships and they were ships that came from Europe,” Alberto Fernandez said. The statement – a quote
target=_blank rel=noopener>French Open: Djokovic wins after 11pm fans curfew
Novak Djokovic teed up a French Open semi-final with Rafael Nadal by beating Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in a match which was stopped to ensure fans could leave before an 11pm curfew in Paris. Serbia’s Djokovic won the opening two sets, leaving him on course to complete victory in front of the 5,000 fans allowed
target=_blank rel=noopener>Euro 2020: Ronaldo, Fernandes score in Portugal win
Bruno Fernandes scored twice and created a goal for Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal completed preparations for their European Championship defence with a comfortable win against Israel. Two minutes after finding the bottom corner for Portugal’s opener, Fernandes threaded a pass to Ronaldo to double the advantage before half-time, reports the BBC. Joao Cancelo added
target=_blank rel=noopener>Lagos-lbadan railway ready for commissioning today – Amaechi
…as FG honours Tinubu, Fashola The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday said that the Lagos-Ibadan railway project was ready for commissioning today by President Muhammadu Buhari. This was as he urged the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to buy off buildings close to the Apapa train station to increase the parking space at the
target=_blank rel=noopener>Group hails Akpabio’s strides for peace
A socio-political group, Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum (ADF), yesterday said the strong desire to ensure lasting peace and development in the Niger Delta region was the reason behind Senator Godswill Akpabio recent visit to Oporoza town in Gbaramutu Kingdom to meet a former militant, Chief Government Ekpemopolo (Tompolo) over the seven-day ultimatum given for the
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