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Kaduna begins immunisation of 1.5 m children against measles

Kaduna State Government has began a state-wide measles vaccination campaign targeting about 1.5 million children. According to the state government, the campaign is expected to run in two phases, with the first phase covering 13 local government areas to run from November 9-14, and 10 local governments under the second phase from November17-22. Spokesman of the state Ministry of Health ...

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Minister of Defence in $1.4m corruption scandal

A fresh ‘1.4 million corruption scandal’ has rocked the government, with the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, at the center of the indignity. As exclusively reported by The Cable, Dan-Ali, alongside Danjuma Nanfo, the Defence Ministry’s immediate past Permanent Secretary, and Brig. Gen. LYM Hassan in charge of peacekeeping, have been fingered in the alleged sharing of funds meant for ...

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Edo to cultivate 100,000 hectares oil palm in 3 years – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has stated that the state government’s goal is to cultivate 100,000 hectares of oil palm plantation in the state within the next three years. The governor said this on Thursday when he members of the Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON) visited him in Benin. He said that he intended to visit Indonesia and ...

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Senate moves to probe death of 26 Nigerian girls on Mediterranean

The Senate is to investigate the death of 26 young Nigerian girls on the Mediterranean while travelling to Italy. The measure followed a resolution on a motion “On death of 26 Young Nigerian Girls en route Italy”, sponsored by Senator Rose Oko (PDP-Cross-River) during Thursday’s plenary. The assembly also commended the Italian authorities for immediately stepping into the matter with the ...

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JAMB bans pens, watches at 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), organiser of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has banned the use of wrist watches and pens during the conduct of its 2018 test. The board’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede disclosed this to newsmen on the sideline of the sensitisation workshop for Computer Based Test (CBT) centre owners on Wednesday in Lagos. According ...

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Actress, Shan George begs pastors to use tithe to repair roads

Veteran Nollywood actress, Shan George seems to be unhappy with Nigerian pastors particularly those with big flashy cars and private jets. According to her, Pastors should use Sunday offerings and tithes to repair bad roads, instead of using it to buy private jets and flashy cars. “Dear Nigeria Pastors, I beg you in the name of God this beautiful Sunday, ...

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Family organize eight day prayers for Jide Tinubu

Family members of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu have organized an eighth day compulsory prayer for one of their own, Mr. Kazeem Olajide Tinubu. The prayer session, which took place on Wednesday at the residence of the elder sister of the deceased in Alausa, Ikeja attracted friends and associates of the family. ...

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We won’t succumb to APC’s harassment, say PDP

The opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led government of deliberately harassing its members, saying the party would not succumb to any form of harassment. PDP in a statement issued by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye on Wednesday accused the Muhammadu Buhari led government of deliberately planning and executing an ...

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Oyo 2019: Drama as Alao-Akala shuns communications minister Shittu during visit

There was a mild drama on Sunday at the Ogbomosho country home of a former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala when the Minister of Communication, Mr. Adebayo Shittu who paid a courtesy visit. According to sources close to the Ogbomosho born politician, the former governor shunned Shittu who came with a retinue of aides and supporters as ...

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Adeyemi College will soon become a university, says provost

Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, on Wednesday in Akure said that the college would soon be converted to a university. Ogen made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman, Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State chapter, Mr Ojo Oyewamide Represented by the Head of ...

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