Thursday, May 10, 2018

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    More hospitals shut as Kano, Lagos health workers join strike

More hospitals shut as Kano, Lagos health workers join strike

Medical services have stopped in public health facilities in Kano after health workers in the state joined the ongoing nationwide strike.The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) had announced an indefinite strike on April 17, citing the government’s refusal to meet its demands.One of such demands is to be at par with doctors in terms of salary — which the federal [...]

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    Nigerian diplomat found dead at home in Sudan

Nigerian diplomat found dead at home in Sudan

A Nigerian diplomat was found dead on Thursday at his home in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, NAN reports.Two security sources were said to have confirmed the death and indicated that an investigation was ongoing.The name of the diplomat is yet to be given.NAN reports that officials from the Nigerian embassy in Khartoum were not immediately available to comment.According to Reuters, a [...]

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    Oyinlola dumps APC — a day after nPDP issued ultimatum to Oyegun

Oyinlola dumps APC — a day after nPDP issued ultimatum to Oyegun

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former governor of Osun, says he is leaving the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).He has also resigned his appointment as chairman of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).TheCable had reported on Wednesday that in a letter signed by Abubakar Kawu Baraje, former national chairman  of nPDP and Oyinlola, its former national secretary, the group listed several grievances [...]

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    Lagos-Ibadan expressway repair ‘58% complete’

Lagos-Ibadan expressway repair ‘58% complete’

The ongoing Lagos-Ibadan highway dual carriageway project is said to have reached 58.27 percent completion and created over 4,500 direct and indirect jobs.The contractors handling the project disclosed this when Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, inspected the 127km road.Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is handling Lagos to Shagamu, while the second section of the road from Shagamu to Ibadan is [...]

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    Kenyan dam burst causes ‘huge destruction’, deaths

Kenyan dam burst causes ‘huge destruction’, deaths

A Kenyan town dam burst after weeks of heavy rain has resulted in “huge destruction” and deaths, a government official said on Thursday.At least 21 lives have been lost.The burst happened in Solai, Nakuru County, 190 kilometres (120 miles) northwest of the capital, Nairobi, late on Wednesday.“The water has caused a huge destruction of both life and property.“The extent of [...]

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    PDP has won… other parties just making noise, says Ekiti governorship candidate

PDP has won… other parties just making noise, says Ekiti governorship candidate

Kolapo Olusola, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the July 14 election Ekiti state, has expressed readiness to take up the challenge in ensuring his victory.Olusola, who is the deputy governor of the state, said this when he received the party's certificate of return at PDP national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday.He said he was privileged to be [...]

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    Police: Security men, lawmakers conspired to steal mace

Police: Security men, lawmakers conspired to steal mace

Sulu-Gambari Abdul, the divisional police officer (DPO) in charge of the police post at the national assembly, has blamed the recent stealing of the senate's mace on internal conspiracy.Abdul made the blame on Wednesday while speaking at an investigative hearing into the incident by joint ad-hoc committee.On April 18, suspected thugs invaded the senate during plenary and ran away with [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Okorocha will lead governors to my chairmanship declaration on Thurs

Oshiomhole: Okorocha will lead governors to my chairmanship declaration on Thurs

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, on Wednesday announced that he would declare his bid for the national chairmanship of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday.He told journalists in Benin city, Edo state capital, that Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, would lead governors elected on the party’s platform to the declaration which would hold at TRANSCORP Hilton, Abuja.Oshiomhole added [...]

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    Witness: Dokpesi paid me N68m for renovation, studio works

Witness: Dokpesi paid me N68m for renovation, studio works

One of the witnesses in the trial of Raymond Dokpesi, former chairman of DAAR Communications, has spoken on how he allegedly received huge sums of money from the media mogul.Testifying at the federal high court, Abuja, on Wednesday, Ayobami Oluwarinu, a prosecution witness, said Dokpesi paid him about N68 million for renovation and building work.He told the court he became [...]

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    Man arraigned over disruption of Ekiti APC guber primary

Man arraigned over disruption of Ekiti APC guber primary

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 50-year-old man, ‎Ojo Olakunle, before an Ado-Ekiti chief magistrate court for allegedly disrupting the Ekiti APC governorship primary.Olakunle, whose address was not provided, is facing three counts of destruction of ballot box, interference with the ballot box and acting in disorderly manner.Femi Falade, the police prosecutor, told the court that the defendant committed the [...]

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    Ghanaian president suspends four judges

Ghanaian president suspends four judges

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday suspended four high court judges on the advice of the judicial council.The affected judges are Uuter Dery, Mustapha Logoh, Gilbert Addo and Charles Quist. The decision takes immediate effect.The suspension follows the establishment of a prima facie case against the four justices by the committee set up by the chief justice to investigate alleged [...]

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    Nine killed as armed militia invade Taraba village

Nine killed as armed militia invade Taraba village

At least nine people were killed in an early morning attack on Tutuwa community in Ussa local government area of Taraba.David Misal, police public relations officer in the state, told reporters that a yet-to-be identified armed militia must have carried out the deadly attack.Misal said Aliyu Tafida, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) of the command, and heads of other security agencies [...]

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    Katsina Poly to kick off degree programmes

Katsina Poly to kick off degree programmes

The Katsina Polytechnic has revealed plans to launch four new degree programmes in collaboration with the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna.  [...]

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    North Korea releases three jailed Americans

North Korea releases three jailed Americans

Three American citizens held for months in North Korea have been released, US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday.Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk were freed during US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's second visit to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang in two months.CNN said the detainees are returning to the United States as Trump prepares to [...]

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    17 Nigerian migrants sue Italy for returning them to Libya

17 Nigerian migrants sue Italy for returning them to Libya

Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea-crossing in 2017 have filed a lawsuit against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libya’s efforts to return them to North Africa.Seventeen plaintiffs petitioned the European Court of Human Rights last week, Violeta Moreno-Lax, a legal advisor for the Global Legal Action Network, told reporters. She was among four lawyers and several humanitarian [...]

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    EFCC gets court order to seize N7.4bn, $8.4m linked to Patience Jonathan

EFCC gets court order to seize N7.4bn, $8.4m linked to Patience Jonathan

A federal high court in Lagos has granted a fresh interim order to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seize $8.4 million and about N7.4 billion found in bank accounts linked to Patience Jonathan, a former first lady.The EFCC secured the order by justice Mojisola Olatoregun through an ex parte application (without notice) on April 20.NAN reports that [...]

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