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Cross River to pay gratuities, salaries with Paris Club refund

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has ordered the payment of gratuities to retirees in the state civil service who retired from service in 2014 from the Paris Club Refund. The 2013 retirees are currently being paid their gratuities and pension in the state. Mr Ekpenyong Henshaw, the Head of Service of Cross River, briefing newsmen on Saturday in Calabar, ...

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Troops kill three insurgents in failed suicide bid in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had foiled a bomb attack and killed three female suicide bombers in Konduga Local Government Council of Borno. A statement signed by Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations and made available in Maiduguri on Saturday night, said the incident occurred at Kawuri village of the council. Usman said that the ...

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APC sweeps Lagos LG polls

The All Progressives Congress has reportedly won the council election held in all the 20 Local Government Areas and the 37 Local Council Development Areas on Saturday. Early results released by the Lagos Television showed that the APC took several LGAs and LCDAs including Ojokoro, Eti Osa, Lagos Island, Badagry Central, Onigbongbo, Odiolowo/Ojuwoye, Ikorodu West, Ejigbo, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Epe, Lagos Island East, ...

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Amos Adamu lauds CAF over more slots for AFCON

A former CAF Executive Committee member, Amos Adamu, on Sunday said increasing the number of participating teams at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) would be beneficial to more countries in the continent. Adamu told newsmen in Lagos on Sunday that the increase would give room for more countries to have the experience of what the competition was all about. ...

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Bode George best suited for PDP chairmanship, says Babatope

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, on Sunday gave credence to the Chairmanship ambition of the former Deputy Chairman of the party Chief Bode George. Babatope, a former Director of Organisation in the defunct Obafemi Awolowo’s Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), told newsmen in Lagos that he was fully in support of  George’s ambition for the party’s top job. ...

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Lagos reads riot act to illegal structure owners blocking drainage channels

Lagos State Government on Sunday ordered owners of properties erected on drainage channels as well as those impeding the free-flow of water to immediately vacate or risk being removed. In a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, the state government expressed dismay that the lawless activities of some people was constantly putting the lives and property ...

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Army says troops capture 9 Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian Army has stated that troops operating in the northeastern part of the country have captured nine Boko Haram terrorists who surrendered themselves on Saturday at Buni Yari in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe, the army has said. According to a statement issued by Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the army spokesman in Abuja, the terrorists are: Usman Ali, 22, ...

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Alison-Madueke in fresh trouble as US set to seize her assets

A former US State Department Nigeria specialist, Mathew Page has suggested that a US civil forfeiture case to seize $144 million of assets from two cronies of Diezani Alison-Madueke, may just be the start of her legal troubles with America. US Justice Department last week filed an asset recovery case in Houston against Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko seeking the seizure of luxury ...

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Veteran actor, writer Adebayo Faleti dies at 83

The creative sector of the country has lost one of its doyens in person of Pa Adebayo Faleti. A native of Oyo town, the talented actor cum writer is believed to have died at the age of 83. Details of the circumstances that led to his death are yet unclear as at the time of writing this story but the ...

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APC Chieftain Celebrates Akeredolu’s Birthday at Orphanage Home

The Founder of Dele Ologun Foundation and a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr. Dele Ologun over the weekend donated food stuff and cash to orphans and less privileged at the Ondo State Children’s Home along Oba Ile, Akure, the state capital in commemoration of the 61st and 64th birthday of the State Governor, Arakunrin ...

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