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Anambra Records Least Applicants In Police Recruitment

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra state is said to be the state with the least applicants in the entire south east region in the on-going police recruitment exercise scheduled to end on 6th June, 2018. Speaking with our correspondent at the police headquarters Awka, the Police Public Relations Officer Princess Nkiru Nwode  said that from the records  Anambra has 1,117 applicants. ...

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We Must Entrench True Federalism To Rescue Nigeria – Ambode

…says current power structure inhibiting national growth Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday reiterated the need for Nigeria to implement the federal system as originally intended, saying doing so remains the right path to rescue the country from the doldrums and myriad of challenges inhibiting growth and development. Governor Ambode, who spoke while delivering the University of Lagos ...

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Ebola Returns, Kills 17 In DRC

Ebola deadly virus that raged in some West African countries several years ago, has staged a return in northwest part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing 17 people. Congo’s health ministry on Tuesday described the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur ...

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Fayose’s Candidate Olusola Wins Ekiti PDP Ticket

Governor Ayo Fayose’s candidate, Prof. Kayode Olusola, has emerged the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State for the July 25 election. He is at present the deputy governor of the state. In the primary held on Tuesday, Olusola polled 1191 votes to defeat Dayo Adeyeye who had 763 votes. The delegates accredited for the election were ...

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Excess Charges: CBN Compels Banks To Refund With Interest

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said any bank that deducts monies illegally from a customer’s account for products and services would be forced to refund the money to the customer with interest. Mr Fada David, Consumer Complaints Management, Consumer Protection Department, CBN, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. This ...

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Buhari Departs For UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled to London to keep an appointment with his doctor. The President who left Abuja Tuesday evening will spend four days in the United Kingdom. He is billed to return 12 May. It was his third medical vacation in the United Kingdom, since January 2017.  

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Nigerian Migrants Sue Italy For Returning Them To Libya

Seventeen Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea crossing last year have filed a lawsuit against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libya’s efforts to return them to North Africa, their lawyers said on Tuesday. The plaintiffs, two of whom have returned to Nigeria, petitioned the European Court of Human Rights last week, Violeta Moreno-Lax, a legal advisor for ...

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Lagos Warns Speculators Against Selling Land Under Govt Acquisition

…begins payment of N11.8bn compensation to property owners  The Lagos State Government on Tuesday warned land speculators popularly called Omo-Onile to desist from selling land under government acquisition. It also said it has begun payment of over N11.8billion as compensation to owners of properties that had to give way for construction of roads, flyovers, ramps and other critical infrastructural projects across ...

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Why I Jumped Out Of Police Vehicle – Dino Melaye

The senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, on Monday, May 7, said he jumped out of police vehicle conveying him to Lokoja because the tear gas canisters were used on him twice in the vehicle. Nigerian Tribune reports that the lawmaker in a counter affidavit filed by his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, before a Lokoja high court, said he ...

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Codeine Abuse: NAFDAC Seals Emzor, Other Pharmaceuticals

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down the Peace Standard Pharmaceutical ltd., BIORAJ Pharmaceutical ltd. both in Ilorin, Kwara, and the Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Lagos as it probed the codeine-based syrup epidemic. Codeine-based syrup is used in treatment of cough, but when abused could lead to harmful and deadly addiction. In a statement by NAFDAC on ...

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