News from States

Man treks from Lagos to Zaria for lover

A 26-year-old man, Tunde Agbaje, has reportedly trekked from the Ketu area of Lagos State to Zaria in Kaduna State.

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Group condemns Oyo students’ violent protest, appeal for calm 

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye A socio-cultural group, Oyo Development Initiative, has urged the Oyo State government not to treat the secondary schools students’ protest with kid gloves saying that strict measures should be taken to prevent future occurrence.

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FAKE DOCTOR ARRESTED IN EKITI, HOSPITAL SHUT DOWN

By Wasiu Popoola A fake medical doctor has been arrested in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) in its resolve to rid the profession of quackery.

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15 inmates run mad in Abakaliki prisons 

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye 15 of the inmates awaiting trials at the Abakaliki  prisons have gone mad and require urgent medical attention, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have said.

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Jubilation in Jalingo as Taraba SIEC lifts ban on campaigns for LG election

The Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission [TSIEC], on Friday said it had lifted the ban on campaigns and other political activities in the 16 Local Government Areas of the state.

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Court jails applicant 2 months for stealing street lamp

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye A Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced a 25-year-old applicant, Salisu Ali, to two months imprisonment for stealing a street security lamp.

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Sokoto disburses N31m to 775 beneficiaries of MDG programmes

By Musa Gada, Sokoto Sokoto State Government said it has disbursed  N31 million to 775 beneficiaries under its Conditional Cash Transfer project of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

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Ondo 2016: Group raises alarm over planned recruitment of fake Ad-hoc staff

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye A non-governmental organisation has expressed concern over plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recruit ad hoc staff who are not NYSC members for the Ondo governorship election.

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Osun ranked second lowest on poverty index -Blackface News

According to a publication by the United Nations’ Global Multi Dimensional Poverty Index, the state of Osun, ranks second in the list of states with lowest poverty rate in Nigeria with 10.9%, coming behind Lagos state, which is number one with 8.5%. This report was based on data collected between 2004 and 2014.

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PDP govt spends N2.1b on sweets, juice annually~ Kaduna Commissioner

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye The Kaduna State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Alhaji Mohammad Abdulahi, on Saturday, alleged that the previous Peoples Democratic Party-led administration in the state spent 2.1billion on sweets, juice and food, annually.

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