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FG begs donor agencies, others for support over Benue flood

The Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Jibril, has called on international donor agencies and other philanthropists to support Benue State Government in tackling the menace of flood in the state. Jibril stated this on Monday in Makurdi while on assessment tour of the flooded areas and some camps for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. The ...

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Niger-Delta agitators deny withdrawing quit notice to Northerners

A group of Nigerian Delta Agitators under the auspices of Coalition of Niger Delta agitators yesterday denied withdrawing their quit notice to northerners and south westerners living in the region to leave by October 1, 2017 or face dire consequences. The group also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign on health ground and go home, saying he has failed to ...

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Lagos Police CP suspends anti-kidnapping commander

The new Commissioner of police in Lagos, CP Edgal Imohimi has ordered the immediate removal of Anti-Kidnapping commander over alleged abuse of office. The spokesman for the command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole confirmed the removal to newsmen on Monday. According to Famous-Cole, his removal would ensure an impartial investigation into alleged bribery, sexual molestation and detention of a lady. “The CP ...

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Police yet to arrest culprits in APC Sallah day clash in Kano

Men of the Kano State Police Command said they have commenced investigation into the Saturday’s clash between supporters of immediate past Governor of the state, Alhaji Rabi’u Kwankwaso and the incumbent, Abdullahi Ganduje. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, disclosed this to newsmen in Kano on Monday, saying the Police had not made any arrest on the incident. ...

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We won’t go into relegation, 3SC coach assures

Coach Edith Agoye of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan on Sunday said the club was would survive relegation from the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Agoye told newsmen in Ibadan on Sunday that their 1-0 victory over visiting Akwa United Football Club of Uyo in a Match Day 37 fixture had helped to reinforce their optimism. The ...

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NAF begins medical assistance to Makurdi flood victims

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inaugurated medical assistance programme to meet the medical needs of the recent flood victims in Makurdi, Benue. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. According to Adesanya, the programme was inaugurated by Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Tactical Air Command (TAC) of ...

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APC holds rally for Buhari in Ebonyi, seeks second term for president

By Achike Amadi, Abakaliki Members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State have staged a rally to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s return from medical vacation. At the rally that took place in Abakaliki, the state capital on Monday, those present also canvassed support for the President’s second term bid in 2019. Acting state Chairman of the party, ...

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FIRS generates N2.11tr in 7 months, says reports

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), through tax collections has generated the sum of N2.11 trillion as revenue from January to July, this year. This was announced in a progress report of the FIRS from January to July, obtained by our correspondent on Monday, showing the revenue performance and impact of the new tax regime. The aggregate revenue projected in ...

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Aisha Buhari grants scholarship to 60 orphans in Daura

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Hajia Aisha has given scholarship awards to 60 orphans in primary school in Daura, Katsina State. Buhari, who launched the scholarship scheme in Daura on Monday, said the scholarship would cover the six-year primary school education of the beneficiaries. She said the aim of the scheme was to promote education and increase access to the ...

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Lai Mohammed mourns, says Yero, a versatile actor

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed his condolences to the friends and family of veteran Kannywood actor, Kasimu Yero who died on Sunday in Kaduna. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Minister described the late Yero as an iconic actor who, along with other thespians like Samanja, laid the ...

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