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Anambra Govt To Rid Motorparks Of Touts, Miscreants 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Anambra state commissioner for transport Dr. Christian Madubuko has said that one of his major concerns is to rid motorparks and bus terminals in the state of touts and miscreants constituting nuisance to commuters and motorists. The commissioner stated that rather than apply brutal force in combating the menace of touts, he said government would instead ...

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Buhari To Speak At UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to New York at the weekend to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He will be speaking on the first day of the general assembly as the fifth speaker. Buhari’s travel plans were revealed by Tolu Ogunlesi, his Special Assistant on Digitial and New Media via his verified Twitter handle. ...

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Why Aso Villa Cabal Appears Angry With Osinbajo

Fresh facts have emerged on why President Muhammadu Buhari appears to be reducing the powers and functions of his deputy, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. A source in the Presidential Villa  confided in The PUNCH  that members of the cabal in the Presidency  were bitter about the roles played by the Vice-President, when he stood in for Buhari, when the latter went ...

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Lagos Pledges Support For Military Schools

…Sanwo-Olu hosts 81 Division Commander The Lagos State Government will be supporting secondary schools established by the military formation across the State to increase access to education for residents. The move was disclosed on Wednesday by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu while receiving the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Olu Irefin, on a courtesy ...

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Minimum Wage: Strike Looms Over Non-Implementation

The Organised Labour under the auspices of the Trade Union Side of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council has announced that it will give no further notice to the Federal Government before millions of its members at the federal and 36 states public services commence strike over the non-implementation of the new National Minimum Wage and appropriate consequential adjustment. In ...

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817 More Nigerians To Be Evacuated From South Africa

No fewer than 817 Nigerians are still waiting for evacuation in South Africa as of  Tuesday. The Federal Government had on Wednesday last week evacuated 187 Nigerians from South Africa following xenophobic attacks on them and other Africans. On Tuesday, the Consul-General, Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, Godwin Adama, in a telephone interview with  one of  our correspondents, said the number ...

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Osinbajo Speaks On Alleged Rift With Buhari

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described as sensational a report by an online publication, The Cable, published on September 17, 2019, which claims that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed him to seek approvals for agencies under him. “The report suggests, falsely, that agencies under the supervision of the Vice President do not normally comply with established rules where presidential approvals ...

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All Set As Lagos Awaits Zenith Bank’s Aspire Music Festival

All is now set for the “Zenith Bank Aspire Music Festival” holding on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Harbour Point Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos by 5pm. Dubbed as the most anticipated entertainment event of the year, the breathtaking festival promises to be a night to remember, as it will feature captivating and thrilling musical performances by some of ...

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Salami, Soludo’s New Economic Advisory Council Replaces Osinbajo’s EMT

President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced his Economic Management Team with an Economic Advisory Council. The replaced EMT was chaired by the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, while the new EAC is chaired by Prof. Doyin Salami. Aside from Osinbajo, the members of the EMT included the Minister of Finance/Budget/National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; ...

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Presidential Spokesman, Adesina, Threatens Punch Reporter

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday, unleashed a torrent of abuse and threats on PUNCH’s State House Correspondent, Mr John Ameh. Ameh and other journalists were at the Press Gallery of the Presidential Villa, Abuja when Adesina, a former President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors, walked in and, without exchanging ...

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