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Kano markets fire appeal fund nets N2bn

Kano state fund raising for the victims of markets fi re disasters, generated about N2billion at the weekend with highest donations of N500million each from the state government and the Chief launcher, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Th e appeal fund was ...

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Calling on Radio Nigeria

My text message was wrongly read on the last edition of your network programme known as: “Radio Link”. Th e programme was broadcasted on Saturday morning, August 12, 2017, and the discussion was on checking and curtailing the spread of ...

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Flood sacks 100 families in Yobe

Over 100 families in Jajimaji, Karasuwa local government area of Yobe state, have been rendered homeless by fl ood that took over the area after a heavy downpour, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. “Th e fl ood was caused ...

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No alternative to Buhari now – NUPENG

Th e Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), yesterday, said the jubilation that followed the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari, indicates the country has “no alternative to him now.” Chairman, South-west chapter of the union, Tokunbo Korodo, ...

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US team begins NCAA audit

A team from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun an assessment of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). A four-member team led by Louis Alvarez arrived in Lagos yesterday to carry out the auditing which commences today, ...

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9 confirmed dead in Lagos boat mishap

Lagos state government yesterday confi rmed the death of nine persons in the boat mishap which occurred at the weekend in Ilashe area of the state. In a statement issued by the Managing Director of Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), ...

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Diezani Alison-Madueke: What an appetite!

From time immemorial, precious metals – gold, silver and sparkling stones such as diamonds have delighted women. Relationships have been built and destroyed, wars fought for and reconciliations cemented with gold and precious stones. Not too far back in history, ...

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Geologists, insurgency and way forward

Th e recent abduction and murder of some geologists and engineers of the University of Maiduguri have again highlighted the perils facing professionals who work quietly in the background but whose occupational outcome is part of what is responsible for ...

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Strange disease kills 50 in Kogi

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja No fewer than 50 persons have died in Yagba West local government area of Kogi state as a result of the outbreak of a strange disease. Th e villages hit by the disease are Okunran, Okoloke ...

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Still on PDP’s pyrrhic victory

Adigun My fascinations with political parties and elections started when I worked as a polling clerk, in a ward at Itire (in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos state) during the 2003 general elections which gave me insights into the ...

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On resume or resign option for Buhari

Th e recent protest calling for the resignation or resumption to duty of President Muhammadu Buhari has sparked constitutional discourse on whether the stay of the President in the UK legally or even morally hang an obligation on his neck ...

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NIMASA’s quest for economic prosperity

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is the zenith regulatory and promotional maritime agency charged with the responsibility to grip, handle and clench all maritime related matters for the overall interest of Nigeria. The agency was created from ...

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A note for Ambode

Epe, one the divisions in Lagos State which had for a long time been on the wrong side of development index, is gradually wearing a new look. Governor Akinwumi Ambode has touched the lives of many people in some communities ...

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Farmers/herders rift: The unheard crux

Clashes between cattle herders and crop farmers have been a major cause of increasing violence and general insecurity in Nigeria. Th ese raging battles between two contending vital stakeholders in the agricultural value chain over grazing routes in Nigeria seem ...

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How APC chieftain defection excited PDP

DONALD IORCHIR reports that the Kuje chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, erupted in jubilation recently, over defection of a chieftain and scores of members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ...

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Mindpower as panacea to development

After years of incubation, the fi rst Mind Switch Conference (MSC) was facilitated by Dr. Hephzibah Suobo, President, Hephzibah Leading Leaders Organizations (HELLO International) US, in collaboration with Apostle Thompson Akpoigbe, Resident Pastor of Transformers Chapel Nigeria. ENE OSANG, writes ...

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Kwara Assembly bans strip clubs in hotels

Kwara state House of Assembly yesterday announced the prohibition of strip clubs or nude parties in all government and privately-owned hotels operating in the state. The assembly gave the order in its resolution after adopting a motion entitled: “Banning Nude ...

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Downpour wrecks Plateau capital

Torrential rainfall yesterday destroyed houses and vehicles in some parts of Jos, the Plateau state capital.   Our correspondent reports that the rain, which started in the morning, was accompanied by large ice blocks that damaged roof tops at Gada ...

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Kidnap suspect, Evans, floors Police in court

Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), yesterday secured a rare victory against the police after a federal judge dismissed applications to stall his fundamental rights suit.   Judge Abdulaziz Anka also berated the police counsel, Emmanuel Eze, ...

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