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H.I.D Awolowo: A nation’s mother translates to immortality – Fashola; She has left a big shoe – Senator Mark

Immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, at the weekend mourned the matriarch of the Awolowo Family, Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo saying the mother of a nation has translated to immortality. In a condolence message to the Awolowo Family, Fashola expressed grief at the passage …

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Nigeria’s democracy on quick slide – PDP insists ….They cannot return Nigeria to ‘Egypt’ – APC assures

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress, APC, is leading the country “on a quick slide into fascism and official terrorism” but the APC in a quick reaction, said that the PDP had by its press statement of Saturday, fully launched …

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Abdulaziz Ude chairs panel on ‘The Key To The Knowledge Economy’ at Lagos Book and Art Festival

Abdulaziz Ude, founder of Nok Publishers and first African editor at Double Day, has accepted to chair a crucial panel session at the forthcoming Lagos Book and Art Festival. Mr. Ude, a quiet philanthropist who funds intellectual causes, will be moderating the session on ‘Key To The Knowledge Economy,’ at …

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Ambode considers collaboration with Kebbi on rice production …As Aregbesola, others seek greater role for Nigerian women …Conference tasks government to empower the girl-child

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday said the state government will consider the possibility of collaborating with Kebbi State to explore the economic opportunities in the production and distribution of high yield quality rice and other ventures. The Governor spoke at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Annual …

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China, Sokoto to collaborate to boost commerce, agro-allied ventures; Tambuwal signs primary healthcare bill

Sokoto state government is to collaborate with the Peoples Republic of China to boost commerce and establish mining and agro-allied industries in the state. In that regard, the government will provide land for the establishment of ‘China Town’ in the border-town of Illela to boost trade and investment in the …

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President Buhari condemns coup d’tat in Burkina Faso, calls for immediate restoration of civil transitional authority

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned, unreservedly, the ouster and detention of the political leaders of Burkina Faso, pledging to “give the fullest possible support to ongoing efforts by the ECOWAS mediatory team of President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Boni Yayi of Benin Republic to quickly restore Burkina Faso …

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Code Of Conduct Tribunal orders Saraki’s arrest; Court orders halt of trial; ‘Tribunal’s decision is ‘abuse of the rule of law’- Olaniyonu

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has ordered that the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki be arrested. This is a consequence of the refusal of Senator Saraki to appear before the Tribunal on Friday to face trial in the 13-count charge bordering largely on his alleged failure to …

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EFCC arraigns two for N500,000 fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on September 17, 2015 arraigned a pastor, Emmanuel Anga, and Atin Victor Generous, before Justice Abubakar Jauro of the Gombe State High Court, Gombe State on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N500,000. …

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Anambra partners Thailand on education

The Anambra state government has reiterated that the current administration is poised to partner with foreign investors in areas that will mutually beneficial to the partners and the state. Governor Willie Obiano made this known while receiving the Ambassador of Kingdom of Thailand His Excellency, Mr. Chailert Limsomboon at the …

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EFCC arrests businessman for possession of fake oil lifting documents; Declares Izuagbe, ex- Societe Generale Bank Director wanted for N3.6bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Alhaji Umar Audu Bida, chief executive officer, Universal Contractors Limited, for alleged possession of some documents of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for the supply of crude to his American business partner, Donald Laletta, CEO, North Park LLLC. The …

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Airtel Nigeria announces partnership with NIBSS to introduce BVN Query Service ….Customers can now access their BVN on the go

Following the extension of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) exercise to October 31st, leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) to provide Nigerians a much easier way to access their BVNs through their mobile phones. With this initiative, bank customers …

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