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Oni, ex-Ekiti governor condone with Tinubu on son’s death

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Olusegun Oni has described as shocking, the death of Jide Tinubu, first son of the  National leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Oni in a statement by his media aide, Steve Alabi on Thursday said, “I received the sad news of the death of Jide Tinubu, the ...

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We are tired of being in APC, Atiku support group laments

Members of a group rooting for the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as Nigeria’s president, Atiku Support Group have stated their resolve to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Addressing the media on Wednesday, the Coordinator of the group, Mr. Mark Wosi stated that the ruling party is dealing with ...

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Gunmen assassinate labour leader, two others in Kogi

Unknown gunmen have assassinated a labour leader identified as Comrade Abdulmumini Yaqub and two others in Okene and Adavi local government areas of the state. Yaqub, who was the chairman of the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Secondary Schools in the area, was trailed to his house in Ozuwuya Okene and killed alongside one Mallam Ibrahim Otaru on Wednesday ...

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Ighalo out of Algeria, Argentina ties over knee injury

Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo has confirmed that he will miss Nigeria’s upcoming matches against Algeria and Argentina due to injury. The Chanchung Yatai striker was on Monday named in the Super Eagles’ squad for their final 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Algeria on November 10, followed by a friendly against Argentina in Russia four days later. However, Ighalo ...

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Ambode appoints Adesoye as Lagos new HoS

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the appointment of Mrs. Folasade Sidikatu Adesoye as the 20th Head of Service (HOS) in the State. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna, said Adesoye’s appointment, will take effect on November 11, 2017, following the statutory retirement of the outgoing HOS, Mrs. Olabowale Ademola on November 10, 2017. ...

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Maina saga: Keyamo accuses HoS of playing dodgy role

Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has faulted the memo written by the Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, to the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari on the raging reinstatement saga of the now discredited former chairman of Pension Reforms Commission, Mr. Abdurasheed Maina into the federal civil service. Commenting on the development, Keyamo described the saga as condemnable, saying ...

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Group set to report Fayemi to Buhari over plan to sack 20,000 Kaduna teachers

A group, Northern Youths Movement has accused a former Governor of Ekiti State and present Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi as the brain behind moves to sack no fewer than 20,000 teachers in Kaduna State. This is coming just as the youths have vowed to report the minister to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the Fayemi is ...

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Kenya Airways crew members nab for alleged drug trafficking

Two members of Kenya Airways cabin crew were arrested at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Thursday with narcotic substances while about to fly to Benin in West Africa, police and the airline have confirmed. A police at the airport said the two cabinet crew members were arrested a few minutes to their take-off to Cotonou, Benin. “We have ...

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Buhari calls Tinubu, condones APC Leader over son’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has placed a call through to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the death of his (Tinubu’s) son, Babajide. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on Wednesday night stated that the President was touched on the development. “President ...

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May replaces defence secretary amidst growing harassment scandal

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has appointed Gavin Williamson as her new defence minister on Thursday after his predecessor resigned in a sexual harassment scandal. This had prompted calls for an end to the “locker room” culture in parliament. Just hours after Michael Fallon quit saying his behaviour in the past fell “below the high standards we require of the ...

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