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    Security threat stops council elections in Plateau – Lalong

    Gyang Bere, Jos Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has stated that his administration has not conducted Local Government Council Elections due to security threats. He said the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) had fixed February 17, 2018 for the conduct of council elections, but was compelled to postpone it indefinitely as a result of…

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  • PRISON

    Senator restores electricity to 4 Sokoto LGs

    Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto A senator representing Sokoto North Senatorial district, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has commenced the restoration of electricity supply in communities across four local government councils of the state. The councils include Gudu, Silame, Binji and Tangaza Local Governments, all within the senatorial zone. In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on…

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  • OIL

    OML 30: Urhobo group wants oil coy relocated

    Paul Osuyi, Asaba For what they described as poor community relations and porous security network as it affects pipeline surveillance, the Urhobo Youth Council (UYC) has called for the relocation of Salvic Oil Company from Urhobo land in Delta State. Besides, the group which is under the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 30 wants the leadership…

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  • Insecurity: NAF takes delivery of two new fighter aircraft

    Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of two MI-35M combat helicopters as part of its efforts to contribute its quota towards ameliorating the security challenges in the country. Receiving the aircraft at the flight line of the Tactical Air Command (TAC) of the NAF Base, in Makurdi, on Monday, Chief…

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  • APC

    Imo indigenes tackle Okorocha over community levy

    George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Politicians and major stakeholders in Imo State have reportedly accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of trying to extort the 637 autonomous communities by ordering the traditional rulers to raise the sum of N6 million each by levying all taxable adults N3, 000. The levy was part of their counterpart fund for the industrialisation…

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  • Kwara gov advocates solar energy drive among locals

    Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has advocated effective solar energy drive as an alternative source of energy to meet local needs, create wealth as well as guarantee green economy. Governor Ahmed made the call yesterday at the graduation of first set of trainees on full scholarship programme in Solar Photovoltaic Technology,…

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  • CATHOLIC

    Forum condemns killing of Catholic priests, worshippers

    Bianca Iboma The Idoma National Forum (INF) has called on the Federal Government to halt the bloodletting in Benue State. INF, in a press statement signed by its president, Barr. Adoya Amali, at the weekend,  said over 2,000 Benue indigenes had been murdered adding that the recent killing of Catholic priests and parishioners is beyond…

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  • NOUN, FRCN partner on journalism practicals

    Fred Ezeh, Abuja The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has entered into partnership with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), for the use of the latter’s studios and other equipment across Nigeria for practicals by NOUN’s mass communication students. NOUN was impressed with the world class broadcast equipment being used by FRCN to…

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  • EDUCATION

    FG releases N138b to strengthen basic education

    NAN The Federal Government says it has released more than N138 billion in the last three years as matching grant to strengthen basic education system in the country. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said this during the launch of the National Personnel Audit (NPA) of basic education institutions in Abuja on Monday. The audit…

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  • Nigeria, GE sign agreement on rail concession

    NAN An  International Consortium led by General Electric  has signed an agreement  with Nigerian officials in Washington D.C. to proceed with the Interim Phase of the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession. The agreement followed the award of preferred bidder to GE by the Federal Government in May 2017. Initiated by General Electric, the world’s premier digital…

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