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    Osinbajo off to UK for son’s graduation

Osinbajo off to UK for son’s graduation

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently in the United Kingdom to attend the graduation of his son, Fiyinfoluwa.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, made this known on Twitter on Wednesday."VP Osinbajo is in the UK attending his son's graduation today. He returns to Abuja tomorrow," he tweeted.https://twitter.com/akandeoj/status/1151491101699837952Akande, however, did not state the name of the [...]

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    Victims of Abbo’s assault ‘fail to honour invitation of senate panel’

Victims of Abbo’s assault ‘fail to honour invitation of senate panel’

The senate committee investigating the alleged misconduct of Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, says that the victims of the assault did not honour its invitation.Sam Egwu, chairman of the panel, made this known during plenary, on Wednesday.The senate had setup a committee to investigate the assault by one of its members after the video of Abbo attacking a nursing [...]

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    Kwara assembly probes ‘transfer of state property to Saraki’

Kwara assembly probes ‘transfer of state property to Saraki’

The Kwara state house of assembly has commenced investigation into the alleged transfer of the ownership of a four-bedroom chalet to Bukola Saraki, former senate president.The house, on Tuesday, directed its committee on land, housing and urban development to investigate the transfer and report back in two days.The building named Alimi lodge is located on Alimi road in GRA, llorin, [...]

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    Atiku’s town was never under Cameroon, says PDP witness

Atiku’s town was never under Cameroon, says PDP witness

Mohammed Kabir, a witness of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Jada, birth place of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was never under the control of Cameroon.Kabir said this on Tuesday while being cross-examined by Mike Igbokwe, a counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari, at the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.When asked if he knew [...]

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    FG: Workers earning below N30,000 will start enjoying new minimum wage

FG: Workers earning below N30,000 will start enjoying new minimum wage

Workers earning below N30,000 will soon start enjoying the new minimum wage, according to the federal government.President Muhammadu Buhari signed the national minimum wage bill into law in April.Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja, Richard Egbule, chairman of National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, said federal government is totally committed to the implementation of the new minimum [...]

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    NHIS ES asks ‘warring factions’ to cease fire

NHIS ES asks ‘warring factions’ to cease fire

Mohammed Sambo, newly appointed executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has urged "warring factions" in the agency to cease fire.Sambo said this during his maiden interactive session with staff of the scheme at its headquarters in Abuja.President Muhammadu Buhari had approved his appointment as the executive secretary of the agency after Usman Yusuf, the former NHIS boss, was [...]

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    Senate to convene another security summit

Senate to convene another security summit

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative will hold another summit in a bid to tackle the country's insecurity challenges.Ahmad disclosed this on Tuesday while commenting on a motion debated upon by his colleagues.Ayo Akinyelure, senator representing Ondo central, had drawn the attention of his colleagues to the killing Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader.The planned summit [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Zamfara budget director, kill deputy

Gunmen abduct Zamfara budget director, kill deputy

The Zamfara state government has confirmed the kidnap of Hamza Salihu, its director of budget.Yusuf Idris, director-general of press affairs to Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.According to him, Kabiru Ismail, the state's deputy director of budget, was killed during the incident while two others were kidnapped alongside Salihu.The incident was said [...]

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    Leaders should mind their language, says Garba Shehu on insecurity

Leaders should mind their language, says Garba Shehu on insecurity

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, has called on leaders to watch the comments they pass over the death of Funke Olukurin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader. Since the news of her death broke, different leaders have taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari over the incessant attacks and kidnappings across the country.But reacting, Shehu said [...]

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    Properties seized by presidential panel aren’t mine, says Nwaoboshi

Properties seized by presidential panel aren’t mine, says Nwaoboshi

Peter Nwaoboshi, senator representing Delta north, says the houses seized by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP) are not his.The panel led by Okoi Obono-Obla had announced that it traced 11 houses and 22 bank accounts to him.The panel said the seizure of the properties followed the ruling of Taiwo Taiwo, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja.But [...]

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