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Lagos to climax Golden Jubilee celebrations with musicals, fireworks, fashion show; KSA, Obey, Olamide, Davido, Pasuma, others to perform

The Lagos State Government on Friday said it has concluded plans to climax the Lagos@50 celebrations with a spectacular display of fireworks. The Government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the fireworks would be on display at midnight of Sunday, May …

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Amaechi rejects Wike’s Award; Says it is poisoned chalice ……’Tell the world your $43m Ikoyi tale is a wicked lie,’ Minister challenges Governor

Minister of Transportation and immediate past governor of Rivers State, Chief Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has rejected an award/honour meant to be conferred on him by his successor, Gov. Nyesom Wike. Chief Amaechi, in a statement by his media office, said that the award/honour which had as the time of the …

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SPDC celebrates top-performing students, inducts them into mentorship programme

  Beneficiaries of The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture undergraduate scholarship who have consistently earned excellent grades have been inducted into a new mentorship programme aimed at grooming them for entry into the oil and gas industry and motivating them to maintain their top academic performance. ‘Our Shell …

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LASEMA averts major disaster in Magboro

  What could have turned out to be a major disaster in Magboro, Ogun State along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was on Thursday averted by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) with the prevention of a 50,000 litres truck conveying Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol from catching fire. The …

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Enugu Govt restates commitment to human rights; Launches state’s Security/Neighbourhood Watch Endowment Fund

  Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has pledged that his administration will remain committed to the protection of vulnerable people’s rights, as well as uphold ideals that had led to collaboration between it and the Department for International Development (DFID). The governor gave the assurance at the handing over …

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United Progressive Party calls for urgent implementation of 2014 National Conference recommendations; Laments ‘severe economic difficulties’

  The United Progressive Party (UPP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to urgently implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference, the hosting of which, it said, cost Nigerian tax payers more  than N7 billion. The call was made in a communiqué issued at the …

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House begins probe of sale of National Defence College Quarters, status of undeveloped plots in FCT

The House of Representatives has commenced investigation into the sale of Defence College quartets, Apo, and the status of undeveloped allotted plots in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Declaring open, a Public Hearing organized by the House Committee on FCT to consider the two House resolutions alongside four Bills referred …

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Biafra 50 years after: We are greater together than apart – Osinbajo *Says the greatest responsibility of Nigerian leaders today is to give a pathway to unity in diversity.

In a what is seen as a pivotal speech and significant demonstration of the Buhari administration commitment to purposeful nation-building, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has underscored the need for Nigerian leaders to give the younger generation the vision on a pathway to unity in diversity. Prof. Osinbajo made the …

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Automation of land, tax, justice administrations underway – Ambode …As experts chart way forward for Lagos in the next 50 years

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday revealed strategies being adopted towards moving the State from mega city to smart city, just as he said that his administration has put in place policy framework for a technology-driven land administration and mapping, tax administration and justice administration. Speaking at an …

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