Tension as gunmen invade Abuja village, Pegi

By Omeiza Ajayi Residents of Pegi village in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja were on Wednesday night thrown into confusion following the invasion of their village by gunmen and the consequent abduction of a yet-to-be-identified man. Vanguard gathered that the gunmen who were dressed in black fired sporadic shots at …

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No threat to your lands, Jegede assures Idanre indigenes

Akure—The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate for the Ondo State October 10 election, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has dismissed speculations making the round that Idanre lands will be threatened under his watch as governor. Jegede gave the assurance earlier on Wednesday at the palaces of the monarch of Alade-Idanre, the Alade Okin, Oba Olusegun …

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Senate probes excessive charges by commercial banks in Nigeria on customers’ accounts

By Henry Umoru THE Senate has begun a probe into what it described as incessant complaints by Nigerians of illicit and excessive bank charges by Commercial Banks on customers’ accounts. Consequently, the Senate has mandated the Senator Uba Sani, All Progressives Congress, APC, Kaduna Central led Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions to …

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Treat your people fairly, Buhari cautions new Emir of Zazzau

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the new Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, and advised him to be the leader of all. Following the announcement on Wednesday, President Buhari said in a message to the new Emir: “I congratulate you on making history by becoming the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 …

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Ondo 2020: Akeredolu is a good brand to market – Buhari

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu “Ajayi, Jegede should surrender honourably or be defeated democratically”, Yahaya Bello, APC Governors, others “I am proud of my achievements” – Akeredolu President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday made his position known on the October 10th Governorship Election in Ondo State. According to the President, Oluwarotimi Akeredoluthe incumbent Governor of the state and …

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Transport Ministry inaugurates anti-graft unit

Deserted road in Anambra By Dirisu Yakubu The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, Wednesday, inaugurated newly constituted members of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Ministry in Abuja. The Permanent Secretary who was represented by the Director, Special Duties, Mrs. Kafayat O. Salami identified corruption as a drawback in the …

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Borrow ideas from China, not money, Peter Obi tells FG

Mr. Peter Obi Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has said that borrowing progressive business ideas from China will be more beneficial to Nigeria than taking public loans to pump into the economy. Obi, who made this remark at the 60th Founder’s Day Lecture of University of …

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Ondo election debate: Why I’m contesting – Akeredolu

Rotimi Akeredolu By Nwafor Sunday Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state and the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the forthcoming election, has given reasons the electorates should reelect him on Saturday. Playing host in the ongoing debate anchored by Seun Akinbaloye of the Channnels Television, Akeredolu said: We was contesting for …

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Jumia Nigeria launches Food Festival to promote adoption of meal ordering

E-commerce platform Jumia Nigeria has announced the launch of a Food Festival Campaign which will take place from 2nd to 31st October. The campaign is organized in partnership with local restaurants such as Chicken Republic, Indomie Cafe, The Place, etc., and alcoholic beverage companies such as Diageo, Bacardi, Pernod Ricard and supermarkets, as well as blue …

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Customs hands over suspect with 5,342 ATM cards to EFCC in Kano

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission The Nigeria Customs Area Command in Kano has handed over one Sanusi Abdullahi Labaran, arrested as he attempted to smuggle 5,342 Automated Teller Machine cards out of the country, to the Kano Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation. Custom Area Controller, Kano – Jigawa …

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LASESC serves 30 buildings warning notices on sanitation

By Evelyn Usman The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC has expressed displeasure over what it described as deliberate infractions of environmental laws by some Lagosians, threatening to prosecute erring residents accordingly. To this end, it revealed that it had served over 30 buildings abatement notices on account of infractions such as distressed septic tanks, open …

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FG approves $3.02bn for Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail line

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation. Federal government Wednesday approved the sum of $3.02bn for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri eastern narrow gauge railway. Disclosing this the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said “The Federal Executive Council has approved the award of contracts for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri eastern narrow …

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Police arrest 4 suspects with human head in Niger

The police command in Niger has arrested four persons with human head in Sabon Pegi, Mashegu Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adamu Usman, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Minna on Wednesday. Usman said that police operative attached to …

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Senate queries Ministry of Science, Tech for giving out vehicles worth N17m to pay debt of N2m

Senate President Lawan By Henry Umoru The Senate Wednesday queried the Ministry of Science and Technology for giving out two vehicles worth N17 million to pay the debt of N2 million owned contractors. The two vehicles with registration numbers are M50-101G and MGO-12FG respectively. The revelation came up following the 2015 Auditor-General Report submitted to …

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ALGON advocates for revenue allocation formula 

By Festus Ahon ASSOCIATION of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Wednesday, advocated for a review of the Revenue Allocations formula to reflect the current realities. ALGON President, Kolade Alabi, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen shortly after arriving at the Asaba International Airport, restated that the local government councils have been saddled with the responsibilities of salaries …

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PMB approves fresh tenure for Okhiria, NRC MD

President Muhammadu Buhari By Dirisu Yakubu President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Engr. Fidet Freeborn Okhiria as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC. A statement issued by Eric Ojiekwe, Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Transportation conveyed federal government’s approval of a fresh four years in office for the …

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Poor salaries exposing Nigerian Justices to bribery ― Senate

… As Senators quarrel over mode of Screening By Henry Umoru The Senate Wednesday raised the alarm that poor salaries for Judges and Justices was exposing them to temptation of being involved in taking bribes from politicians and well placed citizens. According to the Senate, with the poor remuneration packages given to Nigerians Judges, they …

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Okowa signs local content, violence against persons bills

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa By Festus Ahon, Asaba Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday, signed the Delta State Local Content Agency Law 2020 bill and the bill to eliminate violence in private and public life 2020 into law. Charging the legislature to continue to protect its integrity, Okowa explained that both laws would ensure the prevalence …

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Akpabio raises alarm over threat of flooding in Niger Delta

Godswill Akpabio By Chris Ochayi, Abuja The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has raised the alarms over the impending threat of flooding in the region, noting that this year’s rainy season was becoming severe and displaying its intensity in different flood-prone areas of the region. Senator Akpabio, who stated this at the official …

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Just in: Elrufai appoints Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as Emir of Zazzau

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the19th Emir of Zazzau and the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi, in 1920. A statement issued by the Commissioner of Local Government Affairs, …

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