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  • Federal interventions not enough to clear salary arrears – Ortom

    From: Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that financial interventions from the Federal Government to the state, though well appreciated, have not been enough to clear arrears of salary which he inherited on assumption of office as governor. Governor Ortom disclosed this at the inauguration of Provinces three and four…

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  • 2019: Katsina APC endorses Buhari, Masari for second term

    From: Agaju Madugba, Katsina Citing what it described as Federal Government’s ‘resolute fight against corruption, war against insecurity, kidnappings, Boko Haram and armed banditry, among other issues, the Katsina State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, endorsed the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office during the forthcoming…

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  • 120 orphans get scholarships from association in Taraba

    From: Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Mutum Biyu Development Association (MBDA), in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State, has enrolled 120 orphans to primary schools in the state. Chairman of the association, Alhaji Tukura Julde, who disclosed this at a press briefing, in Jalingo, on Saturday, said it was part of efforts by the association…

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  • Militants attack vessel, kill 3 security escorts in Bayelsa creeks

    Barely three weeks after an ambush on a military houseboat that killed two in Southern Ijaw creeks in Bayelsa, suspected militants have attacked a tugboat in the same area and killed three crew members. Suspected Niger Delta militants had on Aug. 28 ambushed a houseboat operated by the Joint Task Force and killed a soldier…

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  • AMCON takes over hotel in Lagos

    By Gilbert Ekezie About 400 workers are feared to lose their jobs following the forceful taking over of Best Western Hotel located at Allen Avenue, Ikeja Lagos on Friday by The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). The incident which started at about 4am, took everyone by surprise as armed mobile policemen stormed the hotel…

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  • Lalong swears in Dakwak as Acting Chief Judge of Plateau

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has sworn in Justice Yakubu Dakwak as the Acting Chief Judge of the state following the retirement of the former chief judge, Justice Pius Damulak. Speaking at the ceremony on Saturday in Jos, Lalong said that the swearing in of Dakwak was in line with the provisions of the law….

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  • Apapa gridlocks over soon — FRSC

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that the perennial gridlocks in Apapa area which had spread to other parts of Lagos would soon be a thing of the past. Mr Olalekan Morakinyo, FRSC Head of Operation in Lagos, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that traffic lock down was as…

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  • FG disbursed N125m loan to micro businesses in Akwa Ibom-Osinbajo

    The Federal Government has disbursed N125 million as loans to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Akwa Ibom. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this at the Nationwide MSME Clinics for viable enterprises, Akwa Ibom Edition in Uyo on Saturday. Osinbajo said “about 2,445 Akwa Ibom people have benefitted from the programme across…

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  • Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

    Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US President Donald Trump. The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1,242 miles), was shown on state TV. It is unclear when the test took place. At the UN on Tuesday, Mr Trump criticised Iran’s missile…

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  • Boko Haram: Aisha Buhari, others unveil initiative for women, IDPs

    Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President of Nigeria, and her counterparts in Cameroon, Chad and Niger have unveiled a humanitarian support initiative for women and children affected by the Boko Haram crisis. Buhari, at the event organised in conjunction with the UN Population Fund at the margin of the UN General Assembly, said the…

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