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    Alleged fraud: AfDB bans Nigerian construction company for three years

Alleged fraud: AfDB bans Nigerian construction company for three years

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has barred Qualitrends Global Solutions Nigeria Limited, a Nigerian construction company, for 36 months.The bank made this known in a statement released by its communication and external relations department.It explained that an investigation conducted by the bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that the construction company allegedly engaged in numerous acts of [...]

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    Kano anti-corruption commission recommends Sanusi’s suspension

Kano anti-corruption commission recommends Sanusi’s suspension

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission has recommended the suspension of Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano.The commission said during its investigation, it uncovered that N3.4 billion was misspent by the emirate under Sanusi.The amount was said to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017.According to NAN, this is contained in a preliminary report of investigation conducted by the [...]

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    Yobe bans movement of vehicles during Sallah

Yobe bans movement of vehicles during Sallah

The government of Yobe state has placed restriction on vehicular movement from 10.00p.m on Monday to Tuesday 10.30a.m to ensure hitch free eid-el-fitr prayers.Abdullahi Bego, director general, media and press affairs to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Damaturu.“In consultation with heads of security, intelligence and law enforcement in the state, Governor Mai Mala Buni [...]

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    NUT chairman: We will no longer tolerate unqualified teachers

NUT chairman: We will no longer tolerate unqualified teachers

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    Nigeria, Ghana sign cross border search and rescue agreement

Nigeria, Ghana sign cross border search and rescue agreement

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for effective synergy and collaborative cross border search and rescue.Fola Akinkuotu, the managing director of NAMA, confirmed the development in a press statement issued on Sunday in Lagos.Akinkuotu said the MoU was signed recently at NAMA’s corporate headquarters in Lagos with [...]

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    Afe Babalola varsity hospital records its first open heart surgery

Afe Babalola varsity hospital records its first open heart surgery

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    Don’t attack the president, Kumuyi tells Christians

Don’t attack the president, Kumuyi tells Christians

William Kumuyi, the general superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, has urged Christians not to attack the president of the country through any means.Kumuyi, who gave the admonition during his sermon at the Deeper Life Bible Church, headquarters, Gbagada, in Lagos, said that real Christians must obey constituted authorities and shun violence.In his sermon entitled “The Believers’ Preservation Until the [...]

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    Buhari departs Jeddah for Abuja

Buhari departs Jeddah for Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the royal terminal of King AbdulAziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for Abuja.This was after attending the 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah.NAN reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the president and members of his entourage left the Jeddah airport for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 2:45pm local [...]

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    Over 60,000 candidates sit for NNPC recruitment test

Over 60,000 candidates sit for NNPC recruitment test

No fewer than 60,000 candidates have sat for the computer based test (CBT) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recruitment exercise in the country.Isa Inuwa, chief operating officer corporate services, disclosed this to journalists while monitoring some of the CBT centres in Abuja on Saturday.“This is fantastic, you can see everything is going on well. We have two centres [...]

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    Aisha Buhari insists SIP ‘performed below expectation’

Aisha Buhari insists SIP ‘performed below expectation’

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, insists that only a few people benefitted from the social investment programme of her husband's government.The president's wife had first criticised the programme at an event which held at the presidential villa, Abuja, exactly a week ago.She had accused Maryam Uwais, senior special assistant to the president on social investment, of incompetence.Her initial comments [...]

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    Rivers govt lauds Eunisell as ‘longest standing sponsor in NPFL’

Rivers govt lauds Eunisell as ‘longest standing sponsor in NPFL’

Rivers state government says Rivers United Football Club and the state owe Eunisell, a global chemical and specialty fluid management company, a debt of gratitude for its continued support of the domestic football league. Eunisell is said to be the longest standing sponsor of a club in the NPFL. Speaking at a dinner to celebrate the partnership of the club at a [...]

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    Eid-Fitri: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays

Eid-Fitri: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays

The federal government has declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-Fitri celebration.Georgina Ehuriah, the permanent secretary, ministry of interior, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement signed by Mohammed Manga, director press and public relations, of the ministry, on Friday, in Abuja.Ehuriah congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion [...]

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    Hamzat: I plan to be the best deputy governor in Lagos history

Hamzat: I plan to be the best deputy governor in Lagos history

Obafemi Hamzat, deputy governor of Lagos state, says he plans to be the best deputy governor in the history of the state.He said he would achieve this by working with Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, to achieve their campaign promises.Hamzat spoke at a meeting with members of staff  of his office in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, on Friday.The deputy governor [...]

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    Court remands woman who claimed snake swallowed JAMB’s N35m

Court remands woman who claimed snake swallowed JAMB’s N35m

A high court in Abuja has ordered the remand of Philomina Chieshe and five officials of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).They were remanded on Friday over their involvement in the missing N35 million from sales of JAMB e-card in Benue state.Chieshe was arraigned alongside Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu.The Economic and Financial [...]

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    Power vacuum: Osinbajo thanks Saraki for ‘not doing anything funny’

Power vacuum: Osinbajo thanks Saraki for ‘not doing anything funny’

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has thanked Bukola Saraki, senate president, for not taking advantage of a power vacuum, shortly before he and President Muhammadu Buhari were sworn in for another term.NAN quoted Osinbajo as saying this while speaking at a dinner held in honour of him and Buhari at the Aso Rock villa on Wednesday.The vice-president represented Buhari, who is billed [...]

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