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Sokoto signs N2.09b agreement with UNICEF on health, education

By Musa Gada, Sokoto Sokoto State Government and United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) have signed a N2.09 billion Joint Annual Work Plan 2016 Agreement on health and education.

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FG woos investors, says creative sector alternative to oil

By Joshua Olalekan, Lagos The Federal Government has urged investors to consider the country’s creative sector in their investment plans, saying it is “a major low-hanging fruit, ready to be plucked’’.

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Nigerian doctors in Saudi Arabia begin free eye surgery for 500 persons

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan Nigerian doctors based in Saudi Arabia under the banner of the Al-Basar International Foundation, on Friday commenced free eye surgery on no fewer than 500 persons in Ibadan, Oyo state.

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NLC demands prosecution of ghost workers, perpetrators

By Samuel Ita, Uyo The Akwa Ibom chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the prosecution of all perpetrators of ghost workers syndrome in the nation’s public service.

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NCC pegs Nigeria’s broadband penetration at 13 per cent

By Abimbola Fashakin, Lagos The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. Umar Danbatta has stated that presently, broadband penetration in the country is 13 per cent.

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PMB scored major diplomatic goal with Kerry’s visit – Alaafin

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari scored a major diplomatic goal with the visit of United States Secretary of State, John Kerry to Nigeria.

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Buhari lauds David-West at 80, says ex- minister an intellectual giant

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a former Minister for Petroleum, Professor Tam David-West who clocked 80on Thursday.

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Tragedy as four United Nations officials drown in Ekiti dam

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti Tragedy struck on Thursday as four World Bank officials have reportedly drowned at Egbe Dam in Egbe Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The incidence was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer in charge of the state, Mrs Folasade Akinrinmola who said that the incident occurred on Wednesday’s night. He added that the ...

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Buhari off to Kenya on Friday for UN conference on development

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to depart the country for Kenya to attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi.

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Ambode seeks economic freedom for states for growth, development

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has called on Federal Government to ensure inclusive economic growth in the states by unbundling the potentials of each of the federating units for economic growth and development.

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