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(Opinion) Taming Lagos traffic chaos

Tayo Ogunbiyi Like every cosmopolitan city across the world, Lagos also experiences gridlock. The gridlock, popularly referred to as ‘go slow’, in local parlance, has been a recurring headache to successive governments in the State. In one of his ever green songs, ‘Confusion Break Bone’, late maverick musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, …

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Tension grips Bayelsa APC as kidnapped aged-mother of Sylva’s running mate dies in captivity; It’s not true – Police, family insist

NEDU MARK, YENAGOA Tension and fear has engulfed the camp of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and family of its deputy governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Wilberforce Igiri, following the sad news of the death of his kidnapped aged mother, Madam Ebifeghe Dikoro, in the kidnappers’ den. Madam Dikoro, who …

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SPDC JV collaborates with PETAN, foreign manufacturers on Nigerian content

The development of indigenous manpower for the oil and gas industry received a boost last Friday as 40 engineering and geosciences graduates passed out from a one-year internship programme organised by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) operated Joint Venture and Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), a …

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Reorganisation of Customs: New DCGs, ACGs appointed

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), has approved the appointment of six acting Deputy Comptrollers-General of Customs in the ongoing re organisation of the Service. The six Officers are moving from the rank of Assistant Comptrollers-General, to occupy the positions of Deputy Comptrollers-General in acting capacity. …

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APC wins Borno Central senatorial bye-election; PDP rejects result

Abdullahi Isah, Maiduguri The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winners of Saturday’s Borno Central Senatorial bye election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). While announcing the results, the returning officer for the election, Professor Muhammmed Fannami, declared APC’s candidate, Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai, winner having scored the …

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Buhari not ‘demarketing Nigeria’, always telling Nigerians the truth  – Presidency

The Presidency has defended comments credited to President Muhammdu Buhari while in India for the India-Africa Forum, which the Peoples Democratic Party had planked its argument on that the President was ‘demarketing Nigeria,’ insisting the opposition was out to ‘distract’ the President. A statement by Fermi Adesina, Special Adviser to …

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Ex-AIG Olakpe named new LASTMA boss

In a bid to revamp the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) for improved performance and better relations with the public, the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Monday, approved the appointment of retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr. Christian Akioja Olakpe as the new Chief Executive Officer of the …

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