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Banditry: Masari Gives Marching Order To Security Chiefs

As kidnapping and other forms of banditry threaten to make a comeback in some parts of Katsina State, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has given a matching order to security chiefs to spare no efforts in arresting the situation and those behind the resurgent insecurity in the state. Similarly, Governor Masari also warned traditional rulers in the affected areas against shielding ...

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BREAKING: Government Officials, Labour Meet Again Over Minimum Wage

Members of the tripartite committee set up to come up with a new national minimum wage for the country are currently meeting in Abuja, The Punch has reported. The meeting holding in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation is being attended by officials of the Federal Government, representatives of the organised private sector and representatives ...

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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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