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Presidential Visit: Plateau Declares Thursday Public Holiday

The Plateau government has declared Thursday, March 8, a work-free day to enable residents to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on a one-day working visit to the state. Mr Izam Azi, Head of Service, announced this on Tuesday in Jos, after an emergency State Executive Council meeting. “The holiday will afford civil servants and other citizens the opportunity to give the ...

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Suspected Pirates Invade Bayelsa Community, Kill Two, Injure Three

Suspected sea pirates on Monday invaded Ayama community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, killing two people and injuring three others. The suspected pirates, according to reports, invaded the Ayama community about 9pm and shot sporadically into the crowd. A Member of the State House of Assembly representing Ogbia Constituency 2, Hon. Munalayefa Edwin Gibson, who confirmed the ...

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Land Use Charge: We’re Ready For Dialogue – Ambode

…says only 700,000 out of 8 million taxable adults paid taxes in 2017 …as Dangote, Ovia, Elumelu urge Lagosians to voluntarily pay taxes Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday said his administration is not oblivious of the hue and cry generated by the revised Land Use Charge Law, saying that the government is ready to dialogue to resolve ...

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2019: Kingsley Moghalu Announces Candidacy For President

The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and founder of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has declared his intention to run as a candidate in the Nigerian presidential elections in 2019. This was announced during a press conference held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja on Wednesday, 28 February, 2018. Stating ...

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Police Arrest Suspected Cult Member/Pipeline Vandal In Bayelsa

Mr. Temona Alison, suspected cult member and pipeline vandal, said to be on the wanted list of the police in Bayelsa State has been arrested. Alison, who is in his 20s, was apprehended by Bayelsa State Command Strike Force on Sunday in his house on Tombia-Ammassoma Road by Boxi Water. A police source said the suspect was arrested in possession ...

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Many Feared Dead As Andy Uba Condemns SARS Operatives/Umunze Youths’ Clash

The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, in the National Assembly, Senator Andy Uba has condemned the violent clashes between youths of Umunze and operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS) in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that many people were feared dead after youths in Umunze community in Orumba South local government area of Anambra state, ...

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Tribunal Dismisses Petition Against Obiano

The Anambra State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal presided over by Justice H. A Olusiyi on March 5 dismissed an election petition brought before it by African Peoples Party (APP). The party is praying the Tribunal to hold that the election was invalid by reason of corrupt practices and non-compliance with the electoral Act 2010 as amended. The party also prayed ...

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I Used Education To Tackle Militancy And Insecurity In Bayelsa – Dickson

…Bayelsa is now safe and peaceful, says COAS Buratai  Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Seriake Dickson, on Monday said his government’s heavy investments in education has helped to drastically reduce militancy and insecurity in Bayelsa State. While stressing that his Restoration Government has so far invested N70billion on education in the last six years, the Governor said, education would continue to ...

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Victor Umeh Laments Poor Economic Situation In Nigeria

The senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Victor Umeh, has decried the poor economic situation in Nigeria. Umeh made his views  known during the inauguration of the 2018 Awka Diocesan Laity Week at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ekwulobia. He said, “The country is passing through difficult times. Job opportunities are very slim; corruption and decay of social structures are ...

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