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FG To Lend More Traders N10,000

…as Osinbajo launches Tradermoni in other markets in Lagos today In continuation of the Buhari administration’s TraderMoni scheme, which has so far given N10,000 collateral and interest-free loans to over 800,000 petty traders nationwide, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is expected to be in Lagos today to formally launch the scheme in other markets in the state. The Vice President ...

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We’ll Commit Mass Suicide Within Seven Days If… Biafra Zionists Threaten

Members of the Biafra Zionists Federation on Sunday threatened to commit mass suicide due to the uncertainty over the whereabouts of their leader, Benjamin Onwuka. The Punch reports that Onwuka and some members of the group were arrested on August 20 while trying to occupy the Enugu State Government House, where they planned to declare the ‘independence’ of the Republic ...

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Awka: Cradle Of Craftsmanship — Nweke 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Awka kingdom is renowned for its ingenuity and craft in local technology and innovation. Historical records reveal that the town is proficient in the making of guns and other weapons that could be deployed for Internal and external defence. The dexterity and technical know-how of Awka town in blacksmithing together with other hand-made materials cannot be over-stressed ...

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Nobody Can Stop Me From Being Imo Governor ­– Nwosu

The Chief of Staff to the Imo State Governor, Mr. Uche Nwosu, has said he will succeed his father-in-law, Rochas Okorocha, as governor in 2019, according to The Punch. Nwosu, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, described as “unfortunate” comments attributed to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, suggesting that he (Oshiomhole) would ...

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Pastor In Viral Sex Video Relocates Church

An embattled cleric, Apostle Chris Omatsola, who is at the centre of a viral sex video scandal, has relocated his church over threats that trailed the release of the clip. Omatsola told PUNCH Metro on Sunday that the new location of his ministry was only known to core members. This was after one of our correspondents visited two locations of the church ...

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Labour Strike Commences Tomorrow

Hope that the planned industrial action billed to begin tomorrow would be shelved has been dimmed as the Organised Labour, yesterday, denied receiving any restraining court order, The Sun has reported. Organised Labour had threatened to commence an indefinite strike to press for the increase in the national minimum wage from the current N18,000. As they shunned a reconciliatory meeting ...

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Buhari’s Certificate Saga, Worst National Embarrassment – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has described the public opinion that the Presidency allegedly procured a forged West African Examination Council Certificate attestation and confirmation for President Muhammadu Buhari as a huge smear on the nation’s integrity and the office of the President. The Punch reports that the party said that the development had turned Nigeria into the laughing stock of ...

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ASUU Begins Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced a nationwide industrial action following the inability of the Federal Government to respond to their demands. Specifically, the union accused the government of not implementing the Memorandum of Action signed with it, declaring that the strike would be total as all federal and state varsities would join the strike. The union made ...

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Atiku To Buhari: Stop Donating Money Like Father Christmas

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop donating money to other countries. The former vice president said that Nigeria’s resources should be used for the country and its people and not as donations to others. In a statement by its media office in Abuja on Sunday, Atiku wondered why a ...

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Sanwoolu Picks Hamzat As Running Mate

Former Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, has been announced as the running mate to  Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress. The state party leaders made the official presentation of Hamzat as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate on Sunday at the party secretariat, Acme Road, Ogba area of Lagos. Sanwoolu also tweeted the ...

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