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Lagos IGR Hits N103.4bn In First Quarter 2018

…Capital Expenditure Gulps N93bn The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said its internally generated revenue for the first quarter of Y2018 stood at N103.476billion, as against N96.7billion recorded in the previous year, thereby accounting for 81 per cent of the total revenue of N141billion generated in the quarter. Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Segun Banjo who disclosed this ...

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Herdsmen Kill Two Catholic Priests, 17 Parishioners In Benue

At least 19 people including two Catholic priests and parishioners were, on Tuesday, killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ayar Mbalon village, Gwer East Local Government area of Benue State. Daily Sun gathered from sources that the parishioners and the priests had gone for early morning mass about 5:30a.m. when the herdsmen who stormed the village and the church wasted ...

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2019: See How Political Gladiators Fare On Social Media

The importance of social media in information dissemination has taken a new trend as its acceptability grows wider and even more popular than the conventional media. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, top the list of most popular platforms through which celebrities, politicians, businesses and even news organisations disseminate information. In Nigeria, the social media wave has caught on ...

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My House Under Police Siege – Sen Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, the Kogi west senator who was released some few hours after his arrest at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport said police had laid siege to his home in Abuja. “Over 30 heavily armed fierce looking mobile police men have just stormed My residence in Maitama, Abuja”, he tweeted. “All roads leading to the House has been condoned ...

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Sen. Sani Claims N5b From El-Rufai For Libel

Sen. Shehu Sani, has filed a counter claim at the Kaduna State High Court against Gov. Nasir El-Rufai claiming N5 billion for alleged libellous broadcast. Gov. El-Rufai had in February sued Sani demanding N500 million for alleged defamatory statement contained in a publication. Sani, who represents Kaduna Central senatorial district, filed the Statement of Defence and Counter-Claim on April 20. ...

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Court Asked To Order Saraki, Melaye, Others To Refund Illegal N13.5m Allowance With Interest

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and 107 other senators to refund “illegal and unconstitutional N13.5 monthly allowance received by each senator with interest, and to stop the lawmakers from receiving such unjustified allowances.” SERAP is also asking the court to order ...

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Lagos Warns Property Owners Against Converting Residential Buildings To Religious Centres

…saves N4.5billion in three years from non sponsorship of religious pilgrimages …registers 13,000 religious bodies in one year, urges residents to report noise pollution The Lagos State Government saved a total of N4.5billion in the last three years as a result of the decision of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to stop the sponsorship of people for religious pilgrimages to Israel and ...

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Ortom At 57: Benue Governor’s Life Achievements Inspiration To Many – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ioraer Ortom, on the joyous occasion of his 57th birthday. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC said Governor Ortom’s life progression and achievements were indeed an inspiration to many. The party said, “Despite an earlier hitch in life which ...

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Osinbajo Commissions The Dome

Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, will On May 11, 2018 lead the crème of Nigeria’s elite and entertainment buffs to the commissioning of the country’s iconic entertainment center, The Dome, in Abuja. The event, which is billed to begin at 5pm, is expected to attract the who’s who in the entertainment industry with ...

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Senator Dino Melaye Arrested At Abuja Airport

All Progressives Congress Senator representing Kogi West Dino Melaye says he has just been arrested at Abuja’s international airport. According to a tweet the senator posted on his Twitter account Monday morning, he said: “I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the ...

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