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Gov. Ambode presents 2016 budget proposal of N665.588bn to House of Assembly; set to commence a-meal-day programme

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Thursday, presented the 2016 budget proposal of N665.588 billion to the state House of Assembly, with a pledge that his administration will not only implement the budget faithfully, but also ensure that it works in the best interest of Lagosians. The Governor who christened …

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2015 Nigerian general election set a new standard for democracy in Africa – Jega; advocates peaceful polls in continent

Former National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has said elections in African countries need not generate conflicts as they often do; rather, with the right mindset by all actors, elections should help to unify the peoples. According to him, African countries must work together …

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Obama appoints Adewale Adeyemo as Deputy NSA

United States President, Barack Obama has appointed a Nigerian, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo as his Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economic Affairs. Adeyemo, 34, who succeeds Caroline Atkinson, has been serving in Obama’s administration since 2009, joined the White House’s National Economic Council as deputy director. He was the Treasury’s …

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UBTH denies resident doctors’ allegation of mismanagement; as CMD alleges cabal after his job

AGENE GODWIN, Benin The management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) Edo State, Wednesday, described as ‘tissue of lies and malicious allegations of mismanagement and haemorrhage (fraud)’ allegations of mismanagement levelled against it by leadership of the hospital chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors in the state. …

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Gov Abubakar appoints Umar as media director

RUTH DAVID, Bauchi Bauchi State Governor, Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar has approved the appointment of Alhaji Danbaba Umar as the Director of Press (DoP) Government House. A  press statement issued, Wednesday, by the Permanent Secretary, Political Affairs, Government House, Mahmoud A. Garba and made available to newsmen in Bauchi, said that …

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Reps back EFCC’s anti-graft efforts

The House of Representative is resolved to fully support the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in its determined efforts to tackle corruption and economic crimes in Nigeria. Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Narcotics, Financial Crimes and Anti- Corruption, Hon. Kayode Oladele gave this indication Tuesday, during an interactive meeting …

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