Saturday, August 3, 2019

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    Buratai: We’ve tamed insecurity… some people just playing politics

Buratai: We’ve tamed insecurity… some people just playing politics

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the military has recorded "great success" in the fight against insecurity.Speaking when he visited the troops stationed at 1 division super camp in Kuyello, Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state on Monday, Buratai said the military had reduced insecurity in the country.He warned those playing politics with the security to desist, [...]

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    Killing of Nigerians in your country must stop, Lawan tells South Africa

Killing of Nigerians in your country must stop, Lawan tells South Africa

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says Nigeria has had enough of the killing of its citizens in South Africa.Mohammed Isa, his special assistant on media and publicity, quoted Lawan as saying this when he hosted Bobby Moroe, South African commissioner to Nigeria.At least 120 Nigerians have lost their lives to xenophobic attacks in South Africa in the last three years.The most [...]

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    Lashana Lynch, black-British actress, to play 007 in new ‘James Bond’ movie

Lashana Lynch, black-British actress, to play 007 in new ‘James Bond’ movie

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    Senator Abbo’s uncle shot dead, stepmother abducted

Senator Abbo’s uncle shot dead, stepmother abducted

The Adamawa state police command has confirmed the killing of an uncle of Ishaku Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, and the abduction of his step mother.Suleiman Yahaya, the command spokesman, confirmed the incident to NAN in Yola on Saturday.Yahaya said the incident occurred around 3am on Saturday at the family house of Abbo in Muchalla village of Mubi north local government [...]

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    Buhari extends tenure of prisons CG by one year

Buhari extends tenure of prisons CG by one year

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of Ja'afaru Ahmed, comptroller-general of the Nigeria prisons service, by one year.Georgina Ehuriah, permanent secretary, ministry of interior, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday.The statement was signed by Mohammed Manga, director press and public relations of the ministry.Ehuriah congratulated the comptroller-general and urged him to ensure the consolidation of the "ongoing [...]

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    Osinbajo: We’ve invested N900bn on power since 2015

Osinbajo: We’ve invested N900bn on power since 2015

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the current administration has invested N900 billion in the power sector since it assumed office in 2015.Osinbajo spoke when he paid a courtesy visit on Chike Edozien, the asagba of Asaba, on Friday.”Since assumption of office, we have invested so far in terms of support N700 billion in the power sector. Earlier, we invested N200 billion," [...]

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    Doctor warns against using saliva as lubricant during sex

Doctor warns against using saliva as lubricant during sex

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    APC releases timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa guber primaries

APC releases timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa guber primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for the conduct of the 2019 governorship primaries in Kogi and Bayelsa states.In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, Emma Ibediro, APC's national organising secretary, said the primary election will hold on August 29, while election appeal is slated for September 2.He added that female and physically challenged aspirants will only [...]

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    Police recruitment: Successful candidates to begin training September

Police recruitment: Successful candidates to begin training September

Musiliu Smith, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), says candidates who emerge successful at the end of the ongoing police recruitment exercise will commence training in two months.Smith announced this on Tuesday in Akure, Ondo capital, while addressing journalists at the state police command.The commission had commenced the screening of 210,150 shortlisted candidates for recruitment into the constable cadre [...]

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    BBNaija Day 8: Nelson wins challenge, becomes head of house

BBNaija Day 8: Nelson wins challenge, becomes head of house

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    I’ll probe Oshiomhole’s contracts, says Obaseki as rift with APC chairman deepens

I’ll probe Oshiomhole’s contracts, says Obaseki as rift with APC chairman deepens

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says he will probe contracts for construction of structures and supply of equipment to Benin Central Hospital.The contracts were executed by the administration of Adams Oshiomhole, Obaseki's predecessor, who is currently national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement which Crusoe Osage, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Obaseki said the action was [...]

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    BBNaija Day 7: Avala, Isilomo evicted from reality show

BBNaija Day 7: Avala, Isilomo evicted from reality show

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    Start organising yourselves ahead of 2023 elections, Soyinka tells youth

Start organising yourselves ahead of 2023 elections, Soyinka tells youth

Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, has urged the youth to start organising themselves for leadership positions before the 2023 elections.Soyinka was speaking on the sidelines of the wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the death of MKO Abiola.The ceremony was organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative (WACI) at the late politician’s graveside in Ikeja on Sunday.He said [...]

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    JAMB to launch 10-year biometrics revalidation over UTME malpractice

JAMB to launch 10-year biometrics revalidation over UTME malpractice

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    ‘I can’t do it alone’ – Mr Nigeria calls for support to win world pageant

‘I can’t do it alone’ – Mr Nigeria calls for support to win world pageant

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    Two killed, nine injured in accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Two killed, nine injured in accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Ogun command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says two persons died while nine others sustained various degrees of injury after a multiple accident along Isara area, Lagos-Ibadan expressway.Clement Oladele, the state’s sector commandant of the FRSC, disclosed this while speaking with NAN in Ota, on Sunday.According to him, the accident happened at about 8.30 a.m. on Saturday [...]

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