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Dispersed Street Traders In Oyingbo Must Relocate – Lagos Govt

Lagos State Government, on Friday, stated that all the illegal street traders dispersed from the roads in Oyingbo must relocate to the main market. A statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, said the illegal street traders created traffic bottlenecks and impeded the free flow of traffic, charging Oyingbo market leaders to meet ...

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Presidency Debunks Reports That FG May Take Over DisCos

The Presidency has debunked reports by a section of the media that it may take over electricity distribution companies (DisCos). In a statement, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said, “We have read some misleading media reports regarding the deliberations of the National Economic Council on the issue of the ownership of ...

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Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi, Holds Rememberance Prayers For Late Dad

Prominent Lagos monarch, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, played host to dignitaries from all over the country, as he held a remembrance prayer in honour of his late father and predecessor, Oba Yekini Adeniyi Elegushi, who passed way on 18th of November 2009. At the well attended ceremony were monarchs from various parts of the country, notable among whom were the Olofa ...

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Zenith Bank’s Christmas Lights Dazzle Lagosians

The Yuletide season comes to life in Lagos as Zenith Bank Plc lights up Ajose Adeogun Street with the theme “LET THERE BE LIGHT” This year marks the 14th year since the traditional Light up Ceremony at the Ajose Adeogun roundabout came to be. The official lighting was done by Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, the GMD/CEO, Zenith Bank Plc supported by ...

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Keep Praying For Nigeria, Obi Urges Nuns

The Vice Presidential Candidate the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has charged nuns at the St. Scholastica Benedictine Abbey, Umuoji, Anambra State, to continue to pray for Nigeria that is in serious distress over many years of accumulated leadership failures in the country. Obi gave the charge during the recent abbatial blessing of the ...

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Nurse Kills Self For Not Having Family Because Of Workload

An Inquest has heard how a dedicated nurse took her own life after the stress of 12-hour hospital shifts left her unable to lead a life of her own. Described by colleagues as ‘outstanding’ in her work in a mental health unit at Prestwich Hospital, Manchester, Leona Goddard, 35, wanted to settle down and have a family but felt she ...

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We Must Fight State Terrorism Under Buhari, Says Intersociety

A civil society group, Intersociety, has urged all and sundry to fight to a standstill what it calls state terrorism and repression currently being witnessed in the country. The group describes state or political repression as the act of a state entity controlling the citizenry by force for political reasons, particularly for the purpose of restricting or preventing their ability ...

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Calls To Use Nigerian Languages At School Are Going Unheard

Nigeria must do more to promote indigenous languages Adam Jan Figel/Shutterstock Maduabuchi Sennen Agbo, University of Benin The recent statement by Nigeria’s Imo State government making it compulsory to study the Igbo language at all levels of education in the state is one in a string of similar pronouncements since Nigeria’s political independence in 1960. Igbo is already spoken widely ...

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BREAKING: INEC Lists Areas For Kogi West Senatorial Rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the list of areas for the November 30 Kogi West senatorial rerun. The electoral umpire, which made this known on Friday via its verified Twitter handle @inecnigeria, said it arrived at the decision after a meeting on Thursday. “INEC met today 21st November 2019 and fixed 30th Nov 2019 for the conduct of ...

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‘How I Killed My 72-Year-Old Father’

A 32-year-old man, Ibrahim Isiaka, has narrated how he murdered his 72-year-old father, Busari Isiaka, in the Alagbaka area of Ashi in Oyo State. The Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded Ibrahim and 40 other suspected criminals. Ibrahim said he was engaged in a heated argument with his father and in annoyance, he pushed him in the chest from ...

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