Edo to cultivate 100,000 hectares oil palm in 3 years – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has stated that the state government’s goal is to cultivate 100,000 hectares of oil palm plantation in the state within the next three years. The governor said this on Thursday when he members of the Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON) visited him in Benin. He said that he intended to visit Indonesia and ...

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Senate moves to probe death of 26 Nigerian girls on Mediterranean

The Senate is to investigate the death of 26 young Nigerian girls on the Mediterranean while travelling to Italy. The measure followed a resolution on a motion “On death of 26 Young Nigerian Girls en route Italy”, sponsored by Senator Rose Oko (PDP-Cross-River) during Thursday’s plenary. The assembly also commended the Italian authorities for immediately stepping into the matter with the ...

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JAMB bans pens, watches at 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), organiser of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has banned the use of wrist watches and pens during the conduct of its 2018 test. The board’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede disclosed this to newsmen on the sideline of the sensitisation workshop for Computer Based Test (CBT) centre owners on Wednesday in Lagos. According ...

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Actress, Shan George begs pastors to use tithe to repair roads

Veteran Nollywood actress, Shan George seems to be unhappy with Nigerian pastors particularly those with big flashy cars and private jets. According to her, Pastors should use Sunday offerings and tithes to repair bad roads, instead of using it to buy private jets and flashy cars. “Dear Nigeria Pastors, I beg you in the name of God this beautiful Sunday, ...

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Family organize eight day prayers for Jide Tinubu

Family members of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu have organized an eighth day compulsory prayer for one of their own, Mr. Kazeem Olajide Tinubu. The prayer session, which took place on Wednesday at the residence of the elder sister of the deceased in Alausa, Ikeja attracted friends and associates of the family. ...

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We won’t succumb to APC’s harassment, say PDP

The opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led government of deliberately harassing its members, saying the party would not succumb to any form of harassment. PDP in a statement issued by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye on Wednesday accused the Muhammadu Buhari led government of deliberately planning and executing an ...

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Oyo 2019: Drama as Alao-Akala shuns communications minister Shittu during visit

There was a mild drama on Sunday at the Ogbomosho country home of a former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala when the Minister of Communication, Mr. Adebayo Shittu who paid a courtesy visit. According to sources close to the Ogbomosho born politician, the former governor shunned Shittu who came with a retinue of aides and supporters as ...

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Adeyemi College will soon become a university, says provost

Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, on Wednesday in Akure said that the college would soon be converted to a university. Ogen made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman, Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State chapter, Mr Ojo Oyewamide Represented by the Head of ...

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2019: PDP renews pressure on Atiku to return

The Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has renewed its call on former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to return to the party ahead of the 2019 general elections. State Chairman, Alhaji Shehu Tahir made the call while speaking the party’s stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Yola, saying “ It is not a wise decision for Atiku to abandon ...

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Protesting teachers sack Kaduna Assembly over test

Teachers in Kaduna State under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have sacked the state House of Assembly. In the peaceful demonstration that later turned violent, the angry teachers destroyed properties within the premises of the Assembly Complex. They are protesting the decision of the state government to conduct what it (the government) termed a competency examination ...

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