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Ambode Charges Polytechnic Graduates To Use Their Acquired Skills To Create Employment

Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has charged graduates of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in the country to develop their acquired training and skills to create employment opportunities that will make them employers of labour rather than job seekers. The governor gave the charge on Thursday at Ikorodu during the 26th convocation ceremony of the Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu ...

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Ambode Calls For Removal Of Barriers Impeding Women’s Progress

As Lagos joined the rest of the world to mark this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, has called for the removal of barriers impeding the progress of women in the country. Speaking at the Women’s Day celebration held at the Police College,  Ikeja,  Lagos on Thursday, Mrs Ambode said women must ...

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Women’s Day: Obi Laments Plight Of North-East Women

Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has lamented the plight of Nigerian women, especially women in the north-eastern part of the country, who have had their problems compounded by the Boko Haram insurgency. “My heart bleeds for abused and exploited women around our beloved country, but more so for our mothers and sisters in the North-East, many of ...

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Shehu Sani Reveals Nigerian Senators’ Controversial Pay

Mr Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly has revealed Nigerian Senators best kept secret: their pay packet. In a major interview with The News magazine, Sani said  he and his colleagues received N13.5 million monthly as running cost. The revelation by the Senator was the first time a member of the National Assembly ...

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Buhari’s Visit: Heavy Security Presence In Jos

Security has been tightened up in most parts of Jos, Plateau State, ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day working visit to the North-Central State. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who went round the city, observed heavy security presence with fierce-looking armed personnel in areas considered as flash points. NAN also observed that armoured tanks were positioned around ...

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Conduct Tribunal Adjourns Saraki’s Trial Indefinitely

The trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has been adjourned indefinitely. Chairman of the Tribunal, Mr. Danladi Umar, announced the adjournment in a short ruling on the resumption of trial in Abuja today. He said the tribunal would await the decision of the Supreme Court on the appeals filed by both Saraki and ...

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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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