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Gov. Wike suspends four Commissioners ▪Head of Service, Special Adviser on Lands also suspended

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has approved the suspension of the following Commissioners for three months. ▪Honourable Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs ▪Honourable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism ▪Honourable Commissioner for Finance ▪Honourable Commissioner for Sports A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic …

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Ebonyi to compensate victims of Ezillo/Ezza-Ezillo clashes

Ebonyi State Government has pledged to pay compensation to those who lost their loved ones and owners of properties destroyed during the Ezillo and Ezza-Ezillo communal crises in Ishielu Local Government Area of the state. Governor David Umahi announced this on Tuesday while receiving the report of a review committee …

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Dangote and world star musician, BONO, escape protesters in Maiduguri; Opposition politicians are to blame – Govt.

BY ABDDULLAHI ISAH, MAIDUGURI Few hours after of a business mogul Alhaji Aliko Dangote and a world popular musician, Mr. Paul David Hewson ( BONO) visited Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, hundreds of aggrieved IDPs from the camp went on rampage protesting and …

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Tambuwal, Sultan visit flood-ravaged Sokoto communities

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, along with Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, have assessed the damage done by thunderstorm and flood in Tudu village and surrounding communities of Dange Shuni local government area of Sokoto state. Incessant rains and rising water level have left more than 100 homes destroyed while a toddler …

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Coach Rohr takes charge as 20 Eagles train in Uyo

Franco-German Gernot Rohr took charge of the Nigeria senior men’s squad, Super Eagles, for the first time on Tuesday as the team began training sessions ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania. Rohr and a number of players could not fly to Uyo from Lagos on …

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NSCDC trains 193 for arms handling

AGENE GODWIN, Benin The Edo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) on Monday graduated 193 officers who were trained in the act of arms handling. Speaking at the graduation ceremony in Benin on Monday, the state commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Walter Akubuiroh, said the …

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It’s official! Funke Akindele is married

Star actress, Funke Akindele walked down the aisle on Tuesday, 23, August, 2016 with her beau, Abdulrasheed Bello in London, United Kingdom at a quiet wedding witnessed by immediate family members, the best man, maid of honour, and friends with strong ties. The groom, Abdulrasheed, aka Skilz is a multi-talented …

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AfDB endorses FG’s Mining Roadmap

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has endorsed the Federal Government’s Roadmap for mining, ahead of the public presentation of the document by the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development. Titled “Roadmap for the Growth and Development of the Nigerian Mining Industry- On the Road to Shared Mining Prosperity”, the document is …

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