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Makinde buries mum in Ibadan amidst emotional tribute

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Makinde. Photo; TWITTER/SEYIAMAKINDE The mother of Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Madam Abigail Makinde, was, on Friday, interred in Ibadan, amidst emotional tribute from the governor. Makinde,...

Fri Dec 4th, 2020     Read More →

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 343 new infections

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NCDC PHOTO: Twitter Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 343 new infections of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified...

Fri Dec 4th, 2020     Read More →

Scrabble federation battling to stop world champion Jighere from quitting sport

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Athletes take to sports for the fame and also the opportunities it provides for them to make decent livelihood. When one becomes a world champion, he is expected to savour the fame as well as the...

Thu Dec 3rd, 2020     Read More →

Court jails medical doctor 14 Years for N5m fraud

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Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has sentenced one Dr. Bassey Goddy Usen to 14 years imprisonment without an option of fine. Usen, a medical doctor and...

Tue Dec 1st, 2020     Read More →

560,000 Nigerians living with HIV untreated

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Despite efforts by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to end Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) before 2030, no fewer than 560,000...

Tue Dec 1st, 2020     Read More →

Kamala Harris memo Nigeria never got

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Two germane things happened during my month-long official vacation: One, the so called ‘Lazy Nigerian Youths’ took to the streets to demand for an end to police brutality. I covered...

Fri Nov 27th, 2020     Read More →

Huge investments in East-West road a waste without proper management, says Akpabio

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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, yesterday, said huge investments in the construction of the East-West road might not yield lasting returns unless proper management structures...

Thu Nov 26th, 2020     Read More →

Senate wants Lagos, others to get 1% of VAT allocation over violence, looting

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Nigerian Senate on Tuesday called on the federal government to allocate one percent of the Value Added Tax to states affected by violence and looting that ended the EndSars protests. Biodun...

Tue Nov 24th, 2020     Read More →

Court orders don’s arrest for electoral fraud in Akwa Ibom

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The Akwa Ibom State High Court, sitting in Uyo, has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Prof. Ignatius Uduk of University of Uyo over his alleged involvement in electoral fraud during the...

Tue Nov 24th, 2020     Read More →

Ending open defecation in Nigeria

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You can pretty much gauge the extent of our underdevelopment by some of our habits and conducts. Street hawking, throwing trash out of the car window and dumping refuse at road junctions are some...

Thu Nov 19th, 2020     Read More →

Stakeholders hinge e-govt success on early adoption of technology

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Sanwo-Olu claims metro fibre cables will bridge broadband gap Early adoption and deployment of technology will be crucial to any e-govt strategies in Nigeria. This was the submission of...

Thu Nov 19th, 2020     Read More →

Presidential delegates shun South-South governors, leaders meeting

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike (left); his counterparts, Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Udom Emmanuel (Akwa-Ibom); Ben Ayade (Cross River); Douye Diri (Bayelsa) and Godwin Obaseki (Edo) at the...

Wed Nov 18th, 2020     Read More →

Average price for cooking gas dips in October- NBS

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday said the average price for refilling five kilogrammes (5kg) cylinder of Cooking Gas decreased slightly to N1,953.71 in October from N1974.67 in...

Tue Nov 17th, 2020     Read More →

Governors differ over alleged diversion of 13% oil derivation funds

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Amid mounting allegations of diversion of 13 per cent oil derivation funds levelled against oil-producing states, some governors have refused to give detailed accounts of how the money has been...

Sun Nov 15th, 2020     Read More →

‘RMRDC set to overhaul bamboo value chain in Nigeria’

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H. D. Ibrahim Bamboos are plants in the Bambusoideae subfamily of the grass family. Bamboos include some of the fastest-growing plants in the world and this makes bamboo to be competitive as a...

Thu Nov 12th, 2020     Read More →