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I’ve not collected double pay for ex-governors, says Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige has urged a rights group,  the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to leave him out of a list of past governors collecting their pensions will also collecting their emolument as current political office holders. In a statement issued on Tuesday by him, he stated that “I am fully aware of ...

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Prove that I have collected pension or risk court summons, Fayemi tells SERAP

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged the Social-Economic Rights Accountability Project (SERAP) to make public details or proof of pension that he is enjoying from Ekiti State government since leaving office as Governor in 2014. In a statement signed by his media aide, Yinka Oyebode on Tuesday, Fayemi said failure on the part of the ...

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We have received N6.314bn Second Tranche of Paris Club Refunds

We have received N6.314bn Second Tranche of Paris Club Refunds The Government of Osun wishes to announce that it has received the second tranche of the Paris Club refunds. The refunds, totaling N6.314bn, was paid into the state coffers on Monday, July 17, 2017. In line with our government’s promise to utilize the resources of this state in the best ...

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Lagos LG election: Police deploys 30,000 personnel, others

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, on Tuesday announced that 30,000 police personnel and other security agencies would provide security during the July 22 local government election in the state. Owoseni disclosed the figure while briefing newsmen on preparations for the election and other activities of the command. The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission will on ...

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Bode George, Fani-Kayode, others jostle for PDP chairmanship

No fewer than four prominent members of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have signified their intention to vie for the national chairmanship of the party ahead of the forthcoming national convention scheduled October this year. According to findings from our correspondent, those said to be in contention (at least for now) include the immediate past Deputy National ...

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FG aiming to make Nigeria among 16 largest economies—–Osinbajo

The Acting President, Prof.  Yemi Osinbajo, has said that ‘Nigeria is fast moving toward becoming one of the 16 largest economies in the world. Osinbajo made the statement on Tuesday at the palace of the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, as part of his one-day visit to Zamfara. He said the target could be achieved through unity and hardwork ...

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Tragedy as 6 die, 4 injured in Lagos-Sagamu road crash

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Ogun said six persons died while four were injured  in an accident on the Lagos-Sagamu expressway on Monday. The Ogun Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Clement Oladele, told the newsmen in Ota, Ogun, that the accident occurred at about 2. 12 pm. Oladele said that a Nissan Quest van with registration number FKJ 297 AJ coming from ...

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Nigeria needs repackaging not restructuring- Okorocha

Gov. Rochas Okorocha said Nigeria does not need restructuring as being demanded by some Nigerians, but said the nation only needed to be repackaged. Okorocha said this on Monday while declaring open the 67th annual conference of Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON). He said BON as critical stakeholders must be in the forefront of the campaign against restructuring, but rather sell ...

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FG Awards Oil Block License to Ondo for Bitumen Exploration

The Nigerian Government on Tuesday announced the award of an oil block license to Ondo State Government for bitumen exploration. The Minister of Mines and Steels Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who made this known at the 1st Ondo State Investment Forum held at the International Event Center (DOME), Akure, the state capital, said that the license was granted to the state ...

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APC members protest against Banire in Lagos, demand his expulsion

Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Mushin area of Lagos called for the expulsion of the party’s National Legal Officer, Mr. Muiz Banire from the party. Members numbering thousands stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly to protest and demand his expulsion vowing that they will not relent on their demand until the national leadership of the party ...

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