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    Dickson elected chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum

Dickson elected chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has been elected chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum.Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe state, former chairman of the group, announced this at the end of the forum’s meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.Dankwambo, while reading the meeting’s communiqué urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare state of emergency on security matter.“The PDP Governors [...]

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    I’d rather die than lose a corps member, says new NYSC DG

I’d rather die than lose a corps member, says new NYSC DG

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    You owe workers 39-month salary arrears, Kogi labour tells Bello

You owe workers 39-month salary arrears, Kogi labour tells Bello

The organised labour in Kogi state, on Wednesday, told Yahaya Bello, the state governor, that his administration owed workers eight to 39-month salary arrears.Onu Edoka, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), disclosed this in Lokoja, during an emergency meeting between the governor and the leaders of the organised labour.The meeting, which was at the instance of the [...]

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    Buhari: Why I refused to sack my ministers

Buhari: Why I refused to sack my ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari says his decision to retain cabinet ministers in the last three and half years in spite of pressures from some quarters is because of their unique skill, strength and leadership qualities.Buhari was speaking during a valedictory session of the federal executive council (FEC) held at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.He observed that the ministers, who exhibited [...]

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    Wike dissolves cabinet

Wike dissolves cabinet

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has announced the dissolution of the state executive council, on Wednesday, during its valedictory session.Wike said he would continue to promote Rivers first at all times, adding that the interest of the state was ahead of all other considerations.He thanked members of the former state executive council for their contributions to the development of [...]

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    NCC: MTN has nine days to pay up N55bn left of N330bn fine

NCC: MTN has nine days to pay up N55bn left of N330bn fine

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the MTN Group has nine days left to pay up its N330 billion fine, which has a deadline of May 31.In October 2015, the regulator slammed MTN a fine of N1.04 trillion following failure to cut off five million unregistered subscribers after a deadline set by NCC, in agreement with major telcos in the [...]

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    FG invites striking aviation unions for dialogue

FG invites striking aviation unions for dialogue

Hadri Sirika, the minister of state for aviation, has invited aviation sector unions to a meeting, following the picketing of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) offices nationwide.Sam Adurogboye, the general manager, public relations of the NCAA, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday.NAN reports that the unions had shut down offices of the NCAA to [...]

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    Court fixes October 3 for arraignment of Alison-Madueke

Court fixes October 3 for arraignment of Alison-Madueke

A federal high court in Apo has fixed October 3, for the arraignment of Deziani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, on five counts bordering on conspiracy and illegal act of accepting and giving gratifications.NAN reports that the court granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) leave to arraign Alison-Madueke and Olajide Omokore, former chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Company, [...]

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    FG shuts its missions in Czech, Sri Lanka, Serbia

FG shuts its missions in Czech, Sri Lanka, Serbia

The federal government has closed three of the nation’s foreign missions and reduced the number of staff in Ukraine "due to insufficient funds".Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking on activities of the ministry in the last three years.He said the countries where Nigeria closed its missions are Sri Lanka, Czech Republic and [...]

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    NNPC: We didn’t exclude disabled people in ongoing recruitment

NNPC: We didn’t exclude disabled people in ongoing recruitment

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it did not exclude people living with disability in its ongoing recruitment process.Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC group general manager, group public affairs division, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Tuesday.“We have a corporate policy here and we do employ many of the physically challenged persons in the corporation. We have [...]

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    Buhari returns to Abuja — after 5 days in Saudi Arabia

Buhari returns to Abuja — after 5 days in Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Tuesday after performing the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia.According to NAN, the aircraft conveying the president and members of his entourage which took-off from Royal terminal of the King Abdul’aziz International Airport around 2pm landed at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at 6.34pm.Abba Kyari, the president’s chief of [...]

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    ‘Game of Thrones’ finale sets new record with 19.3 million viewers

‘Game of Thrones’ finale sets new record with 19.3 million viewers

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    Oyo assembly passes tenancy bill

Oyo assembly passes tenancy bill

The Oyo state house of assembly, on Tuesday, at its plenary passed the state tenancy bill, 2016, into law.NAN reports that the state joint local government account bill, 2018, was also passed into law.Olagunju Ojo, the speaker, said that the tenancy bill sought to serve as checks and balances for both tenants and landlords.He added that both parties would now [...]

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    Simi, Harrysong, Okey Bakassi to perform at inauguration day concert

Simi, Harrysong, Okey Bakassi to perform at inauguration day concert

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    Two Nigerian writers shortlisted for 2019 Caine Prize

Two Nigerian writers shortlisted for 2019 Caine Prize

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    Taraba gov bans use of polythene bags

Taraba gov bans use of polythene bags

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, has banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.Ishaku announced the ban and the introduction of ‘paper bags,’ on Monday, during the launching of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) policy in the state.The governor also declared a ‘state of emergency’ on the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, [...]

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