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  • Supreme Court sacks Senator, House of Reps member

    Orders them to cough out Salaries/allowances within 90 days From: Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Supreme Court of Nigeria on  Friday sacked two members of the National Assembly. The affected lawmakers are a Senator representing Taraba North Senatorial District, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi and Hon. Herman Hembe representing Vandeikya/ Konshisha Federal constituency of Benue State in…

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  • Lagos remains home to all tribes, nationalities – Ambode, Akiolu

    …Back Osinbajo’s Reconciliatory Moves On National Unity …As Lagos Monarchs Visit Gov Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Friday, commended the measures taken so far by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and by extension the Federal Government to quell tensions generated by agitation from some ethnic nationalities seeking to break away from Nigeria, saying…

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  • Wike sacks Works Commissioner

    …As House of Assembly confirms 12 LG chairmen From: TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has relieved the State Commissioner of Works, Mr. Bathuel Harrison, of his appointment with immediate effect. A statement issued yesterday, by  Governor Wike’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu,  directed the former commissioner to hand over…

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  • Botswana’s second President, Masire dies at 91

    The second President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, has died at the age of 91 after being admitted in hospital since last Friday in Bokamoso with critical condition. A statement by his family and the trustees of the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation (SKMF) confirmed the death. “He died peacefully at Bokamoso Private Hospital surrounded by…

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  • Niger to introduce tax for sewage collection, disposal — NISEPA

    The Niger State Environmental Protection Agency (NISEPA) says efforts are underway to introduce a tax for sewage collection and disposal in the state. General Manager of NISEPA, Mr. Lucky Barau said in Minna on Friday that the proposed tax for sewage collection and disposal would enable the agency to scale up its services. According to…

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  • S’ Arabia reorts 35, 000 Ethiopians

    Authorities say 35,000 undocumented Ethiopians have so far been repatriated, as the 90 day Saudi Arabian government amnesty deadline for illegal migrants to return expires on June 27. Minister of Ethiopian Government Communication Affairs Office, Negeri Lencho, made this known while addressing newsmen in Addis Ababa, on Friday. Lencho said that another 85,000 undocumented Ethiopians…

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  • Bayelsa NDDC office sealed for not remitting tax

    The Bayelsa Board of Internal Revenue (BIR), on Friday, sealed off the Bayelsa State office of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), over alleged non-remittance of N336million Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax liability. The BIR enforcement team served a court order on the staff before they ordered them to leave their offices. The Director of…

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  • UN probes Congo atrocities

    The UN Human Rights Council launched an international investigation on Friday into killings and other atrocities in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 47-member Geneva forum adopted by consensus a resolution brought by African countries which also called on the Kinshasa government to cooperate with the team of international experts. UN…

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  • Afreximbank approves $200m facility for Egypt’s SMEs

    The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it has approved 200 million dollars facility for Egypt’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to boost manufacturing activities in the country. The President of the bank, Dr Benedict Oramah said this in a statement issued on Friday in Lagos. According to him, the Central Bank of Egypt will act…

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  • Eid-el-Fitr: FRSC begins 7-day Special Patrols in Ogun

    The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) in Ogun State, on Friday, said it has commenced a 7-day Special Patrol to control traffic during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration in the state. Ogun State Sector Commander, Mr. Clement Oladele said this in statement on Friday in Ota. Oladele said the special patrols commenced on June 22, to end on…

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