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Masire, Botswana ex-president who helped steady democracy is dead

Botswana’s former president Ketumile Masire, an instrumental figure in establishing the southern African country’s image as a stable African democracy, has died, his aide said on Friday. He was 91. Masire was Botswana’s second president after independence in 1966 and was in office from 1980 to 1998 when he stepped down voluntarily after ruling for 18 years. Botswana, the world’s ...

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Kogi doctors suspend 18-day-old strike

By Dotun Omolaja The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi has suspended its 18-day old strike to enable government meet up with her demands. The Chairman of the association, Dr Godwin Tijani, said this in a statement issued after its Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) in Lokoja on Thursday. Tijani explained that members agreed to suspend the strike because the State ...

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Melaye’s Recall gathers Momentum, as INEC Prepares for Verification of Petitioners’ Signatures July 3

By Maxwell Adeleye The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it verify the signatures of petitioners for the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye, from the Senate on July 3. The commission stated this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja by Mallam Mohammed Haruna, National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee of the commission. The electorate in Kogi ...

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Fayose’s Panel To Probe Fayemi Takes Off In Ekiti amidst court cases 

The Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up by the Ekiti State Government to look into the finances of the state during the administration of former Fovernor Kayode Fayemi (from 2010 to 2014) has commenced sitting in Ado Ekiti.

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Market Women Protest use of Weighting Scales in Osun

Breaking:  A section of women at Igbona Market in Olorunda Local Government Area of Osun state, on Thursday, staged a peaceful demonstration to protest against the ultimatum given by the Osun state government over the use of weighting scale known as ‘Osuwon Omoluabi’.

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Rich Man’s Area: Houses Submerged as Flood Take over Lekki; See Photos

Lekki is a big city in Lagos State, South West, Nigeria. It is naturally formed peninsula, adjoining to its west Victoria Island and Ikoyi districts of Lagos, with the Atlantic Ocean to its south, Lagos Lagoon to the north, and Lekki Lagoon to its east; However, the city’s southeast which ends at around the western edge of Refuge Island, adjoins the eastern part of Ibeju. This city is known as a rich man city where big/billion ...

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Release abandoned, surplus assets to Lagos, Okunnu urges FG

Says Ikoyi, Festac, Trade fair, Banana Island belong to Lagos Govt …Urges FG To Release Abandoned, Surplus Assets To Lagos … Saddened by Current State Of Federal Secretariat as Ambode Receives Report Of Committee On Federal Assets In State Elder Statesman and former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Femi Okunnu on Tuesday expressed sadness over the current status of ...

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Disproportionate budgetary allocations will not happen under my reign, Akeredolu assures Ondo people

By Maxwell Adeleye Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, the Governor of Ondo State on Tuesday said  his administration would check the disproportionate percentage in budgetary allocation to capital and recurrent expenditures. Akeredolu said this in Akure while signing the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law. He said the huge deficit in various sectors needed to be addressed, adding that this informed the ...

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Akeredolu Signs Ondo 2017 Budget into law, Warns fraudulent Civil Servants

By Maxwell Adeleye Mr  Rotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo State today, read riot act to corrupt civil servants in the state, with a promise to sack any of them involving in clandestine and surreptitious activities. Akeredolu, fondly called Aketi stated this during the signing of the 2017 budget of the N170.8b for the state into law vowed to rid off corrupt ...

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Fayose floors EFCC again as Appeal Court says anti-graft agency can’t freeze his bank accounts 

The Appeal Court sitting in Ado Ekiti today, dismissed the application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for injunction restraining the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose from operating his accounts in Zenith Bank Plc, describing the application as lacking in merit. The Appeal Court said that; “EFCC did not come with clean hands on the application ...

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