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February, 2018

  • 24 February

    UnderstandNDERSTANDING THE NEW LAWS OF LAGOS

    Tayo Ogunbiyi It is no longer news that Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode recently signed seven important bills into law. The Laws are Lagos State Electric Power Reform Law, Amended Land Use Charge Law, School of Nursing Law, Cooperative College Law, Cancer Research Institute Law, Amended Customary Court Law …

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  • 24 February

    Akeredolu Commissions 1st in Africa Technology Hub

    The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Friday 23rd February, 2018 commissioned the first of its kind Akure Technology Hub at the Federal University of Technology, Akure as part of activities marking the Akeredolu led government one year in office. The event which had in attendance the wife of …

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  • 24 February

    State House to complete ongoing projects in 2018 Budget

    By Ismaila Chafe The Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr Jalal Arabi, has said the 2018 budget proposals of the State House would focus on completing all the on-going projects. Mr Attah Esa, Deputy Director (Information), State House, Abuja in a statement in Abuja on Friday, quoted Arabi as having made …

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  • 24 February

    U.S. cop sentenced to 15 years for attempting to aid Islamic State

    A former police officer in the Washington metro system was sentenced on Friday to 15 years imprisonment for trying to provide support to the Islamic State group. Nicholas Young, a 38-year-old from Fairfax, Virginia, was found guilty on charges of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organisation and obstruction …

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  • 24 February

    Lagos PDP bans local chapters from holding unapproved meetings

    Bolaji Buhari The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has banned its local government chapters from holding meetings without the approval of the state secretariat. The chairman, Mr Moshood Salvador, announced the ban on Friday in Lagos, while addressing party members after a meeting with the elders …

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  • 24 February

    Forex: CBN boosts Retail SMIS with $321.4m

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has again intervened in the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) to the tune of $321.4 million. Figures obtained from the Bank on Friday, February 23, 2018, indicate that the amount released was for requests in the agricultural, airlines, petroleum products and raw materials …

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  • 24 February

    Akeredolu’s one-year anniversary By Bola Bolawole

    Governor of my native Ondo state, Arakunrin (Mr.) Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu aka Aketi, will be one year in office on Saturday, 24th February. It has been one very drab and dreary year. Aketi has been damn too quiet and too, too cold for comfort. Is it that he is a …

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  • 24 February

    Prof. Festus Iyayi’s killer bags seven years imprisonment

    The driver, Danladi Baba, who drove recklessly and thereafter snuffed life out of the former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor Festus Iyayi in a road traffic crash on the Lokoja- Abuja Highway has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine. According …

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  • 24 February

    Police nab Professor, others for operating illegal security outfits

    The Nigeria Police Force has commenced a nationwide operation to halt and rid the country of illegal/unlawful security outfits constituting National Security Threat and Threat to the protection of lives and property of Nigerians across the country and for other massive fraudulent practices and activities. According to a statement by …

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  • 24 February

    Police list 9 categories of prohibited arms in Nigeria; Order their surrender within 21 days

    The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris has, on February 21, 2018 directed the Commissioners of Police of all the State Commands of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and their Supervising Assistant Inspectors General of Police of the Twelve Zonal Commands in the Country; …

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  • 24 February

    UNILAG plans software for NAF’s Drones

    The Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos has expressed the desire of the University to have closer ties with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the area of Research and Development (R&D). The Vice Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Development Services, Prof Folasade …

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  • 24 February

    NCC board re-assures stakeholders of its commitment on sale of 9Mobile

    By Constance Athekame The Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has re-assured stakeholders of its commitment to ensure that 9Mobile is taken over by investors with the requisite technical capability and pedigree to manage it. Mr Tony Ojobo, NCC Director of Public Affairs made this known in a statement …

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  • 24 February

    FIFA sure of World Cup security in spite of fresh Russian fan violence

    FIFA said on Friday it has every confidence in its security measures at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after hooliganism in the host nation came under fresh scrutiny. The world football body’s assurance came in the wake of violent incidents involving Spartak Moscow supporters on Thursday in which a …

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  • 24 February

    Gov. Ugwuanyi awards N1.04 billion road contracts

    The Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) has awarded contracts for the construction of another set of urban and rural roads worth over N1billion, in keeping with the state government’s infrastructural development initiatives and its resolve to continue to touch the lives of the people positively. Addressing newsmen on the outcome …

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