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  • Mystery flood ravages Edo communities

    By Benjamin Atu On the day Nigerians celebrated the country’s independence, many communities in Etsako Central in Edo North mourned, as a mystery flood came sacking the residents. Victims of the disaster said no one envisaged that nature would vent its fury on them in the manner it did, washing away homes, businesses, schools, worship centres…

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  • Osinbajo disowns aide, says ‘I approved loans not contracts’

      From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Few hours after his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande tweeted that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo approved the contentious contracts for the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), he has denied doing so. The contracts has caused fiction between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu…

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  • Israel to withdraw from UNESCO following U.S., Netanyahu says

    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Thursday that his country would withdraw its membership from the UN cultural agency UNESCO. “Netanyahu instructed the Foreign Ministry to prepare Israel’s withdrawal from the organisation in parallel with the U.S.,’’ the prime minister’s office said. Netanyahu in a statement praised the U.S. decision earlier Thursday to pull…

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  • YABATECH overdue as varsity-Rector

    Begins 70th anniversary, graduate 9,021 By Gabriel Dike Outgoing Rector of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Dr. Margaret Ladipo, yesterday, said the 70-year-old institution is overdue be named as a university to award degrees in technology and other relevant courses. Dr. Ladipo, flanked by principal officers of the college, at the briefing on the forthcoming…

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  • Passengers bemoan shortage of ‘Yellow Cards’ at Lagos Airport

    By Louis Ibah The shortage of International Certificate for Vaccination also known as yellow cards is creating problems for some Nigerian passengers traveling out of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to countries where the card is a major entry requirement for non-nationals. Some of the countries that insist visitors must have the yellow…

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  • EFCC detained us for no just cause, say released Ekiti govt. officials

    …As Fayose promises to bring sanity to EFCC if elected President The just-released Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Toyin Ojo and Accountant General, Mrs Yemisi Owolabi , on Thursday, revealed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had succeeded in only detaining them for 14 days for no just cause, saying that they could…

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  • Ambode seeks lawmakers’ support for reforms in transport, other sectors

    …NASS will revisit motion seeking Special Status for Lagos, says Sen. Adeola Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Thursday, urged lawmakers to support the ongoing efforts of his administration to effect key reforms in transportation, environment and energy sectors aimed at putting the State on a sound footing for economic growth and development. Speaking…

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  • el-Rufai presents N216b 2018 budget estimate to Assembly

    From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Thursday, presented a total of N216,550,173,912, 50k budget estimate for 2018 to the State House of Assembly, for approval. There was a slight difference between the 2017 budget which was in total of over N215 billion. While presenting the budget on the floor of…

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  • Saraki leads NASS delegation to 137th IPU meeting in Russia

    Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, led a National Assembly delegation to partake in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the theme: “Promoting Cultural Pluralism and Peace through Inter-faith and Inter-ethnic Dialogue.” Saraki who is a member of the Governing Board of the IPU, according to a…

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  • Genetically-modified crops not harmful to Nigerians – ARCN

    ….Nigeria to save billions annually – Expert From: AIDOGHIE PAULINUS, in Kano The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) has dismissed reports that genetically-improved crop varieties were harmful to the health of Nigerians. The Director, Partnerships and Linkages of ARCN, Mr. Yarama Ndirpaya, said the allegations were ‘unfounded, false, mischievous, and unpatriotic’. Recall that there…

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