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Osun Poll: Adeleke Files Petition at the Tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial Candidate in the just concluded election in Osun, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday filed a petition at the tribunal challenging the outcome of the poll. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the petition was brought against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressive Congress (APC) and it’s candidate, Chief Adegboyega ...

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Senate probes alleged $3.5bn subsidy recovery fund

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate $3.5 billion Subsidy Recovery Fund, allegedly created by “the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and solely managed by its Group Managing Director and the Executive Director, Finance.’’ The decision followed a Point of Order raised by the Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Abiodun Olujimi at plenary. Olujimi, ...

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“Availability of Handwashing stations can stop the spread of diseases in public places” – Priscilla Achakpa

National Coordinator,WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL (WSSCC) in Nigeria  Dr Priscilla Achakpa has reiterated the benefits and importance of handwashing stations to the overall well-being of the citizens particularly in the public places. Achakpa stated that building standard hand washing points in schools, public offices, bus stations amongst others for the citizens would reduce the spread of diseases by 85 percent ...

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Firm plans 1000 jobs for Bayelsans, promises $5m investment

A firm called Safewater Energy and Environmental Restoration, SWEERGLOBAL, Tuesday, disclosed plans to create 1000 jobs for people in Bayeslsa State. This was made known by the founder and Chief Executive Officer, SWEERGLOBAL, Dr Thaddaeus Thompson, while speaking on efforts to attract direct foreign investment to the Niger Delta region and Nigerian economy. Thompson said the region needs intervention by ...

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BREAKING NEWS: The Senate Passes Electoral Act No 6 Amendment bill into Law!

The Senate has finally passed the most anticipated Electoral Act No. 6 (2010 Amendment) Bill 2017 into law. Read the amended contents below: 1. There shall now be full biometric accreditation of voters with Smart Card Readers and/or other technological devices, as INEC may introduce for elections from time to time. 2. Presiding Officers must now instantly transmit accreditation data ...

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Monday afternoon. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. announced that he died in Seattle at 65 years old. Allen’s sister, Jody, said he was “a remarkable individual on every level.” “While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an ...

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SERAP condemns Buhari’s travel ban on 50 Nigerians; says it’s illegal, repressive

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said that “The order banning 50 alleged high-profile corrupt Nigerians from travelling abroad without any legal basis and a judicial authorization is clearly arbitrary, repressive and illegal, as it breaches constitutional rights and the country’s international obligations, which protect the rights to freedom of movement, to leave one’s country, to privacy, and ...

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EFCC seizes N1.1b gold at Abuja airport, goes after four suspects

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized gold worth about $3, 131, 412.39 (N1, 127, 308, 460.39) being allegedly exported to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, illegally. It named one Abba Ali Yahaya as the brain behind the deal. Apart from impounding his passport, about €112,000 undeclared by Abba, has also been forfeited over alleged violation of the nation’s ...

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FG to commence N5000 cash transfer through NIPOST in Benue, Anambra, Nasarawa

The Federal Government would soon commence payment of N5, 000 to vulnerable Nigerians in three states using the newly introduced financial services of the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) for the cash transfer. The government said the package is under the present administration’s social welfare programme to help the poor and the needy in the society. Under the new contract, NIPOST ...

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My grouse with Buhari’s govt – Bishop Oyedepo

The Bishop of Living Faith Church (aka Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, yesterday explained his grouse with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Oyedepo alleged that the Buhari’s government has, since 2015, handled the killings of Nigerians in some Middle Belt states with kid gloves. Speaking in Ota, Ogun State, at the Church’s Sunday Service titled ‘Covenant Day of Open ...

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