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Ambode Receives Nigerian World Record Holder In Longest Reading Marathon

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday received a Nigerian, Bayode Treasures-Olawunmi, who set a new Guinness World Record in longest reading marathon. Bayode, who was received by the Governor at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja alongside top government officials, had set the new record under the Read Aloud project co-sponsored by Lagos State Government, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Tagheuer, ...

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Charles Okah Jailed For Life Over Independence Day Bombing

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, sentenced Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze to life imprisonment for masterminding the Oct. 1, 2010 Independence Day bombing near Eagle Square, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Justice Gabriel Kolawole handed down the sentence while delivering judgment on the five counts of terrorism charge levelled against the duo by the Federal ...

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Striking Varsity Unions: No Deal, No UTME

The striking non-teaching staff of the Nigerian universities have threatened to disrupt the 2018 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which will hold from March 9. Mr Samson Ugwoke, Chairman, Joint Action Committee (JAC), Non-Teaching Staff of the Nigerian Universities, made the threat at a meeting of the National JAC with the Principal Branch Officers ...

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APC Felicitates With Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at 61

The All Progressives Congress (APC) celebrates Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, SAN, on the special occasion of his 61st birthday. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC said the sweeping justice reforms Osinbajo undertook as Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State remains one of the celebrated legacies bequeathed to the state and ...

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Land Use Charge: Lagos Faults Outrageous Amount In Circulation

…extends period for discounted payment to April 14 The Lagos State Government on Wednesday clarified the figures circulating in the media on the rate for the newly reviewed Land Use Charge Law of 2018, saying many of the numbers were based on several years of arrears on the levy not paid by affected property owners. Speaking at a news briefing ...

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Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc In Yenagoa

A violent rainstorm has rendered hundreds of residents of Kilama, Tein, Tambiri and Egbebiri  communities in Biseni clan, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, homeless.The whirlwind that accompanied the storm blew away the roofs of over 70 houses, five churches and three schools in the communities. The rainstorm also destroyed some electric poles in the area, disrupting power supply ...

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How Africa Can Develop Like China — Peter Obi

African governments have been advised to look in the direction of China in their search for solutions to the continent’s economic problems. Former Governor of Anambra State Mr. Peter Obi, gave the advice while delivering a keynote speech at the three-day 2018 African SME Roundtable Forum concluded on Saturday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. He drew attention to the ...

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Presidential Visit: Plateau Declares Thursday Public Holiday

The Plateau government has declared Thursday, March 8, a work-free day to enable residents to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on a one-day working visit to the state. Mr Izam Azi, Head of Service, announced this on Tuesday in Jos, after an emergency State Executive Council meeting. “The holiday will afford civil servants and other citizens the opportunity to give the ...

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Suspected Pirates Invade Bayelsa Community, Kill Two, Injure Three

Suspected sea pirates on Monday invaded Ayama community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, killing two people and injuring three others. The suspected pirates, according to reports, invaded the Ayama community about 9pm and shot sporadically into the crowd. A Member of the State House of Assembly representing Ogbia Constituency 2, Hon. Munalayefa Edwin Gibson, who confirmed the ...

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