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British Royal couple William, Kate’s third child due in April

The third child of Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expected to be born in April, the Royal family said on Tuesday. “Their Royal Highnesses, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018,’’ Kensington Palace, their official residence in London, said in a brief statement. ...

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Buhari cries out over non-payment of workers’ salaries, allowances

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern on growing complaints and agitations by workers in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government. The President made his feelings known when he received a group of governors led by the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Abdul’Aziz Yari, at the State House, Abuja. The Federal government ...

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Air Transportation in a Developing Economy; the Ondo State Example

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye   In the history of mankind, war has brought more destruction than development but such could not be said of the aviation industry. By the end of World War II, there was more improvement to the aviation sector of the world economy. Many Countries and capitals had built their own airports. Civil aviation witnessed rapid growth ...

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Foundation Donate Relief Material to Benue Flood Victims

Relief came the way of some victims of the recent flood that ravaged some parts of Benue State courtesy of some donation of assorted food items by a non-governmental organization, Elohim Development Foundation (EDF) in partnership with MMM Nigeria.     At the end of the food distribution exercise which took place in  Kirghir community of Markurdi, Benue State capital, ...

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Team mates hail Mikel Obi as he rejoins Chinese club

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has resumed training with Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda after international duty with the national team. The former Chelsea star was supposed to start training with his team on Thursday but took part in Wednesday afternoon’s session upon his return to China. Before the start of the workout, Mikel was congratulated by his ...

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Army begins Exercise Crocodile Smile II in Lagos

The top hierarchy of the Army has commenced its much publicized Exercise Crocodile II in Lagos, saying the earlier conducted in the Niger Delta was a huge success. This is coming just as Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai explained the rationale behind the decision of the force to embark on Exercise Crocodile II in the Western part of ...

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Court jails 45 Boko Haram members in Niger

A Federal High Court sitting in Kainji, Niger State has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail. This is contained in a statement issued on Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and signed by his Special Adviser, Mr Segun Adeyemi. In the statement, the Minister said that ...

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Ambode to join others to honour Fela to mark late musician’s 79th birthday

The Lagos State government has announced plans to honour the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, as the weeklong activities marking his 79th posthumous birthday and the 20th anniversary of his death draw to a close. In a statement issued on Thursday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the Government said the honour is in line ...

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FG woos new investors for power sector, expresses readiness to open up

The Federal Government says  the privatised power sector  will open up for new investment process to enable  new investors invest  further  in the development of the sector. The Minister of State for National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said this in Abuja on Friday, adding that the plan by government became necessary given the challenges in the sector. “The power sector has ...

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S’African okays corruption charges against Zuma

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling by the High Court that had reinstated corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma. Zuma approached the court seeking to have a Pretoria High Court judgment in April 2016 that ordered a review of a decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to set aside the 783 corruption charges against him. ...

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