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Ex-councillors from the 16 local governments of Kwara State stormed the Kwara State Government House in Ilorin on Thursday demanding the payment of the balance of their severance package. The chairman of the Ex-Councillors Forum, Mr. Rasheed Ibrahim, in an interview with journalists, claimed that abo...
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Social workers in Osun State have arrested no fewer than 17 beggars, including the mentally ill in the past one week in an exercise to get them off the streets, a government official, Mr Biyi Odunlade said in Osogbo yesterday. Odunlade, who is the Special Adviser to the Governor on Youths, Sports and...
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The management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), on Friday said alternative arrangements had been made for patients seeking care at the burnt AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) clinic. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the clinic was engulfed in flames on Thursday ni...
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Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau said in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday that Nigerians required the right political will to achieve true development. Jang and governors of Rivers, Enugu, Niger, Katsina and Borno states are in Germany to understudy its government with a view to adopting best practices in the...
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The Ondo State Commissioner for Transport, Otunba Nicholas Tofowomo, on Friday said the government had concluded arrangements to extend the services of its free students’ shuttle buses to other major towns in the state. Tofowomo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure that, the buses would beg...
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The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, has appealed to members of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) to be focused and united in the interest of the association. Abubakar made the appeal in Abuja on Friday at a meeting with the state, zonal and national executive officers of...
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Dr Paul Orhii, Director-General, National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has told local and foreign entrepreneurs to invest in food and cosmetics. “We have a large youthful population that would create the needed market and ensure profit for such investments,’’ Orhii...
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The Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Centre of the Nigerian Army in Jaji, Kaduna State, on Friday graduated the 9th batch of 316 personnel to tackle terrorism in the country. The army has so far trained more than 7,000 personnel comprising army, police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence ...
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A tsunami warning has been issued for the Philippines, Indonesia and Palau after a 7.6-magnitude quake offshore. The quake had a depth of 33km (20 miles) and struck at 20:47 local time (12:47 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. It was located off the Philippine island of Samar. Unconfirmed reports s...
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An Indian court has sentenced a senior BJP party member to 28 years in jail for her part in murdering 97 people in the 2002 Gujarat religious riots. Maya Kodnani, an ex-minister and aide to Chief Minister Narendra Modi, is the most senior figure so far convicted. Thirty others received life sentences...