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Political tensions chased away contractors from sites in Bayelsa—Commissioner

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa Bayelsa State government, has said that the political tension in the country accompanying the 2015 general elections compelled many contractors handling various projects in the state to abandon construction sites. Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, disclosed this, Thursday at Igbogene, in Yenagoa, while fielding questions …

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FG joins Australia, Brazil in condemning Indonesia’s executions of convicted inmates

  Nearly two days after Indonesia’s execution by firing squad of 8 convicted drug traffickers, including four Nigerians, the Federal Government yesterday condemned the decision of the country to carry out the death sentences despite worldwide appeals. Indonesian authorities had, Tuesday executed eight people, including four Nigerians, convicted for drug …

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Sanusi Ado Bayero now NPA’s MD

President Goodluck Jonathan, Wednesday, approved the appointment of Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) following the sacking of Mallam Habib Abdullahi who occupied the position. The appointment of Sanusi was contained in a statement by presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati. The …

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Covenant varsity tops Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development

For the third consecutive time, Covenant University has emerged tops in the Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development. The university produced 11 First Class graduates among the 102 successful candidates for the 2015/2016 academic session of the programme, as published by the National Universities Commission and signed by …

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EDRRA inspects roads in Benin, environs

  AKHERE Godwin, Benin As the rainy season is fast approaching, the Edo State Rapid Response Agency has intensified efforts aimed at ensuring that broken intra and inter-city roads are made more motorable for commuters. Our correspondent who monitored some of the roads being rehabilitated by the agency including the …

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