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Lagos Cabinet To Be Inaugurated This Week

Lagos State Executive Council will be fully inaugurated on Tuesday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said. The Governor said he would not delay the swearing-in of Commissioner- and Special Adviser-designates already cleared by the State House of Assembly. He spoke at the weekend while receiving a body of retired top civil servants under the aegis of the Association of Lagos State ...

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SERAP Backs EFCC’s Probe Of Obasanjo Govt’s $16bn Power Project

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed “the reported probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the government of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project as an opportunity for the anti-graft agency to show that former heads of state and other high-ranking public officials are not immune from investigation and prosecution for allegations of ...

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(Video) Ohanaeze Kicks As Ekweremadu Escapes Lynching In Germany

The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, today escaped being lynched by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Nürnberg, Germany. Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West in the Senate was reportedly at Nürnberg for  New Yam festival in the German city. According to Radio Biafra, “Senator Ike Ekweremadu escaped being lynched by frustrated IPOB family members in Germany. He ...

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IBB, An Iconic Nation Builder – Atiku

The presidential standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 2019 polls, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar extols the virtues of former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida as a great patriot, statesman and iconic visionary leader. Atiku, in a special  congratulatory birthday message, emphasises the nation-building  roles played by the Minna, Niger State born former President, ...

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Oyetola Seeks Collaboration To Promote Osun-Osogbo Festival

The Osun State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has urged Osun indigenes in the Diaspora to partner his administration in its bid to further promote and project the Osun-Osogbo festival. He said the partnership was needed to ensure that the festival compete with other major cultural festivals globally. Speaking at the grand finale of this year’s celebration, Oyetola said after emerging ...

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El-Zakzaky Planning To Seek Asylum – FG

Govt, Indian hospital wanted to kill cleric –Shiites movement The Federal Government on Friday raised the alarm about alleged plans by Ibraheem El-Zakzaky to seek asylum outside the country and eventually relocate to another country. The government specifically said his actions in India demonstrated malicious intents that were capable of embarrassing the Nigerian and Indian governments. A statement issued in ...

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El-Zakzaky Returns To Nigeria From India, Medical Treatment Aborted

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, has landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from India,  where his planned medical treatment was aborted. But he was immediately taken into custody by the Department of State Services which whisked him away on arrival at the airport. El-Zakzaky arrived via an Ethiopian airline around 12.05pm and ...

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Senate To Spend Over N5bn On SUVs, Shuns Local Automobile Firms

The Nigerian Senate is to spend about N5.5bn on automobiles as the ad hoc Welfare Committee set up by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, did not recommend the purchase of Sports Utility Vehicles assembled by local firms as official vehicles for members. The panel, headed by Senator Abubakar Kyari, was constituted immediately after the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly. ...

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U.S. Govt Pledges Commitment To Partnership With Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, received in audience Ms. Claire Pierangelo, the new Consul-General of the United States (U.S.) Consulate in Lagos, with both pledging to collaborate on areas of mutual interest. The objective of the courtesy visit, the U.S. diplomat said, was to strengthen the Consulate’s working relationship with the State government, pointing out that the ...

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Shell Wins Best Exhibitor Award, Others At 2019 SPE Conference  

Shell Companies in Nigeria have won the most coveted Best Exhibitor and eight other awards at the 2019 Nigeria annual international conference and exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) held in Lagos on August 5 -7, coming barely a month after winning the Excellence Award, the highest industry recognition at the Nigeria Oil and Gas annual conference in ...

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