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  • Borno pays N300m WAEC, NECO examination fees for students

    The Borno State Government, on Friday, released N300 million to the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Commission (NECO), as payment of examination fees for its candidates. Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Musa Kubo, made the disclosure, in Maiduguri, while presenting the cheques to the agencies. Kubo said that the payment was made…

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  • Kaduna electoral commission suspends LG polls

    …As CSOs seek withdrawal of election guidelines From: Sola Ojo, Kaduna The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (Kad-SIECOM) has suspended the local government election it earlier scheduled to hold in December. The suspension of the council election was made on Friday by Chairperson of the commission, Saratu Dikko, after an emergency meeting with the state…

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  • Two drown in Kebbi boat mishap

    From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi Two people reportedly drowned, on Friday, in a fresh canoe mishap  in Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State. Two days ago no fewer than 19 passengers died on their way from Jeribago in Yauri Local Government Area of the state to Tuteku village in Niger State. The Friday incident occurred…

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  • Alleged fraud: Ex-NIMASA DG, Akpobolokemi knows fate Oct. 16

    From: Lukman Olabiyi Justice Ibrahim Buba of   the Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, has fixed October 16 to rule on whether or not to discharge a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA ), Patrick Akpobolokemi, who was charged with N2.6 bn fraud. The court fixed the date, on…

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  • South-East leaders vent anger at Sagay, Umeh, others

    Political leaders in the South-East geo-political zone of the country, on Friday, applauded the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, for his contributions to the development of the Nigerian political system. “Chief Odigie-Oyegun, by his political understanding has provided a bridge of good appreciation of democratic behavior between the presidency…

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  • Don advocates mathematical modeling for treatment, prevention of HIV/AIDS

    From: Rose Ejembi, Makurdi A university don, Prof. Richard Kimbir, has advocated the use of mathematical modeling as a model for anti-retroviral therapy for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Kimbir stated this at an Inaugural Lecture held recently at the Federal University of Agriculture (FUAM), Makurdi, Benue State and titled: “Mathematical Epidemiology: A Veritable…

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  • Benue lawmakers to meet Gov. Ortom over labour’s strike

    From: Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Benue State House of Assembly has assured the organised labour of its preparedness to meet Governor Samuel Ortom with a view to ensuring that part of the arrears or salaries owed workers were paid to hem. This step, they believed, would enable the workers  to suspend the indefinite industrial action…

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  • 2018 Ekiti guber: INEC must be fair, transparent – Fayose

    Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State  has reacted to the release of timetable for the State’s 2018 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), calling on the electoral umpire to conduct free, fair and credible poll that will be commended by the international community just as the June 21, 2014 election was hailed…

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  • Buhari meets S/Court justices at Aso Rock

      Says prison congestion national scandal From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday  met with a delegation of the justices of the Supreme Court, where he made case that a new approach be applied to hasten the decongestion of prisons in Nigeria. The justices were led into the meeting by the Chief Justice…

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  • NLC pickets MTN headquarters over poor work conditions

    From Magnus Eze, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Friday, invaded the corporate headquarters of telecommunication company, MTN Nigeria and the Abuja  Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) to protest anti labour practices. The workers took the action as part of activities to support and celebrate the World Decent Work Day, marked worldwide. Issues of decent work,…

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