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Naira appreciates marginally against US dollar

The nation’s currency, the Naira on Wednesday appreciated marginally against the dollar at the parallel market. This is because the local currency traded at N365 to a dollar, stronger than N366 its closing rate on Tuesday, while the pound sterling and the Euro exchanged at N468 and N412, respectively. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the Naira closed at ...

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LASU senate showers encomium on Prof. Mommoh

By Rachael Okporu   It is popularly said that, a good name is better than silver and gold. Little wonder Professor Abubakar Momoh while on earth lived a selfless and mentorship lifestyle with a keen interest for people to excel in all their endeavours. The senate of the Lagos state university during a special valedictory session in honour of late ...

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Osun varsity students in violent protest over killing of colleague

Students of the University of Osun (UNIOSUN) on Wednesday went on rampage in Osogbo  to protest the killing of their colleague,  Oluwafemi Shonibare, by suspected ritualists. The students, who gathered at the popular Ola-Iya junction as early as 7.00 a.m.,   blocked all the major roads with bonfire. This resulted in restriction of vehicular movement for hours in the state capital. The protesting students,  who wore ...

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NGO Empowers Indigents through  Skills Acquisition Workshop

Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM) recently partnered an NGO, Initiative for Self Esteem Empowerment and Evaluation (ISEE) Inc. in conjunction with Olajumoke Jide Foundation to empower indigent women in Lagos with half a million naira  with a view to  alleviating poverty. The three-day event, which was held at GREAT CITIZENS SCHOOL, Isashi Lagos a.swas tagged ‘Skills Acquisition Training’ attracted so many ...

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Pastor who defrauded me of N918m was my `errand boy’, Titi Atiku tells court

By Maxwell Adeleye Mrs Titi Atiku, wife of former Vice-President Abubakar Atiku, told an Ikeja High Court that Akpan-Jacobs, the pastor, who allegedly defrauded her of N918 million was her “errand boy”. Titi made this claim while being cross-examined on Wednesday by Mr Amos Ibe, the defence counsel to Akpan-Jacobs. “I paid N49 million for the land used as the premises of ...

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Lagos Assembly Move To Resuscitated Teaching Of History In Lagos Schools

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have moved the motion to resuscitate the teachings of history as a course or subject in schools and institutions of higher learning in the State. Hon. Wahab Jimoh representing Apapa Constituency II moved the motion under Matters of Urgent Public Importance. He stated that the teaching and learning of history in all ...

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Lagos Assembly seek Removal Of Oriade Council Sole Administrator

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have called on the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for immediate removal of the Sole Administrator of Oriade Local Council Development Area, Mr. Habeeb Aileru. Hon. Bisi Yusuf, the Chairman Public Account Committee representing Alimosho Constituency I  stated that the Sole Administrator has engaged in variety of unethical practices ranging ...

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Late Maitama Sule, an iconic nationalist – Sen. Wamakko

Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto North) has described the late Dan Masanin Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule, as an “iconic nationalist” who lived his life with utmost love for Nigeria. Wamakko said this in a condolence message signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Mani, and issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Wednesday. ”The late Dan Masanin Kano was ...

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Nigeria’s sovereignty not sacrosanct, says Agbakoba

Former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) Tuesday faulted the Federal Government’s position that Nigeria’s sovereignty was not negotiable. At a briefing in Lagos, Agbakoba called for flexibility. “Nigeria’s sovereignty is not sacrosanct. Government needs to adopt a flexible stance. The attitude should be: ‘How do we bring Nigerians together?’” he said. According to Agbakoba, in Nigeria’s ...

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Drama as Kogi electorate file fresh suit to remove Bello from office

In what many would interpret as the battle of wit between embattled member representing Kogi West district, Senator Dino Melaye and Governor Yahya Bello, Some electorate in the state have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja to declare the return and swearing-in of the governor as null and void. The suit, number FHC/ABJ/C3/535/ /2017, was filed on June 16 ...

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