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NASS postpones resumption

With less than a week to its resumption from an annual recess embarked on six weeks ago, the National Assembly on Wednesday postponed resumption of plenary from September 19 to 26, 2017. The postponement was announced Wednesday by the Clerk ...

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Flood sacks 10,000 families in Kogi

Over 10,000 families in Kogi state have suffered another flood that  affected many houses in the state. The governor of the state,  Alhaji Yahaya Bello, who  disclosed this yesterday when he visited some affected areas in Lokoja and Ajaokuta local ...

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Bauchi to vaccinate dogs in Dambam council

Director, Veterinary Services, Bauchi state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Haruna Zakari, has said that the state government would vaccinate every dog in Damdam local government area against rabies. Zakari told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ...

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Uju absolved from Owerri Market crisis

A community leader from Oguta LGA, Hon. Uche Okafor, has exonerated the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor (Operations)and Chairman, Bureau for Lands, Hon. Engr. Kingsley Uju, from the crisis arising from the demolition of Owerri Main Market, recently. ...

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Gunmen kill traditional ruler in Benue

A traditional ruler has been killed in Benue state by yet-to-be identified heavily armed men. Chief Yimaorga Asogo, until his death, was the kindred head of Ushir Kindred in Shitile Clan of Tiv land, Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue state. ...

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Panic as explosion rocks Enugu

…No cause for alarm – Police There is tension in Enugu metropolis following an explosion that rocked scrap site of the former New Artisan Market in Enugu.   The incident which occurred at about 8pm Monday night destroyed nearby food shops and vehicles parked ...

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Fulani group petitions IGP over Delta killings

Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) over what it described as “injustice, unprovoked violence meted out with impunity to our members living in Delta state.” This was contained in a statement issued ...

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Unions shut down Kaduna varsity

Kaduna State University chapters of Senior Staff Association, Non-Academic Staff union and National Association of Technologists have joined the nationwide indefinite strike declared by the unions on Monday. Chairman of the universities senior staff association, Kantoma Bala, told the News ...

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ASUP urges FG on lingering issues with union

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has advised the federal government to urgently address the lingering issues with the union to guarantee  industrial harmony in the nation’s polytechnics.   ASUP National President, Comrade Usman Dutse who spoke at the ...

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Bank to sue Umana over N14m campaign loans

Atlas Microfinance Bank Limited, through its agent De-Bongos International Ltd, operating in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has threatened to sue the 2015 All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Umana Okon Umana, over alleged N14m ...

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NIGCOMSAT to commercialise satellite activities ―Shittu

Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has said the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) “is to be a competitive commercial service provider and to also manage government investment in communications satellite through commercialisation of the services of the satellite.” Shittu ...

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Kanu: Army bringing war to us

 Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has accused the Nigerian Army of “bringing war to him and his supporters”. Kanu was reacting to the alleged invasion of his residence in Abia by the army yesterday, which resulted in ...

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Flood sacks 100 households in Kebbi

No fewer than 100 households were displaced while property worth millions of naira were destroyed by floods as a result of River Niger overflowing its banks in the border town of Dolekaina in Dandi local government area of Kebbi state. ...

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Dickson appoints head for security outfit

Bayelsa state Governor Henry Seriake Dickson yesterday appointed Prince Duoye Koroye to man the activities of the state security outfit, Bayelsa Volunteers. This appointment, he said, is to enhance zero tolerance for crimes and criminality in the state. Speaking to journalists in Yenagoa ...

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