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    Oshiomhole vows to ensure party supremacy if elected APC chairman

Oshiomhole vows to ensure party supremacy if elected APC chairman

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, says he will ensure party supremacy if elected as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at its national convention on Saturday.He stated this on Wednesday in Abuja when he had an interactive session with APC young stakeholders.Oshiomohole said it was the duty of political parties, particularly a governing party, to have policies [...]

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    Buhari appoints 28 judges

Buhari appoints 28 judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of 28 judges.Soji Oye, spokesman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Oye said the judges of the court of appeal would be sworn in by Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), at 10am on Friday, while those appointed for the federal high court would be [...]

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    Farmer sent to prison for ‘inflicting injuries’ on herdsman

Farmer sent to prison for ‘inflicting injuries’ on herdsman

A magistrates’ court in Minna, Niger state, has ordered the remand of Sanusi Magaji, a farmer, for allegedly hurting one Manu Samalia, a herdsman.Magaji is being tried on a count charge of causing hurt, an offence that contravene section 247 of the penal code.Daniel Ikwoche, the prosecutor, told the court that members of a vigilance group of Nutuko village in [...]

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    FRSC: More road crashes, less deaths recorded during 2018 Eid-el-Fitr

FRSC: More road crashes, less deaths recorded during 2018 Eid-el-Fitr

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 51 deaths resulting from road crashes were recorded during 2018 Eid-el-Fitr Muslim celebration.In a statement on Wednesday, Bisi Kazeem, FRSC public education officer, said the figure was arrived at following the corps Sallah special patrol which lasted from June 13 to June 18.According to the statement, this figure is 11 percent less, compared [...]

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    NDDC resumes post-graduate scholarship programme

NDDC resumes post-graduate scholarship programme

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has concluded plans to resume its post-graduate foreign scholarship to qualified indigent youths in the Niger Delta.Ibitoye Abosede, NDDC’s director of corporate communications, announced this in a statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Wednesday.He said the governing board and management of the company had met and approved the commencement of the [...]

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    LASU spent over 70% of its budget on diesel, says VC

LASU spent over 70% of its budget on diesel, says VC

The Lagos State University (LASU) says it spent more than 70 percent of its annual budget on purchase of diesel due to epileptic power supply to the institution.Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the vice-chancellor of the university, made this known in an interview with NAN on Tuesday.Fagbohun said poor power supply was not peculiar to the university but all sectors of the country.He [...]

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    Oshiomhole on Ekiti poll: The past four years was for the thief — but July 14 is for the owner

Oshiomhole on Ekiti poll: The past four years was for the thief — but July 14 is for the owner

Adams Oshiomhole, former of governor Edo state, says the past four years of administration in Ekiti state was for the thief "but July 14 is for the owner".He said this at a rally for  Kayode Fayemi, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday.He urged Ekiti people not to be afraid "because those who assisted in perpetrating [...]

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    Shehu Sani to FG: Don’t shut land borders because of rice smuggling

Shehu Sani to FG: Don’t shut land borders because of rice smuggling

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has warned against the federal government’s plan to shut down a land border between Nigeria and a neighbouring country.The senator said the measure will “suffocate” legitimate businesses in the country.On Monday, Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, announced that the government would soon shut down a land border to prevent smuggling of rice.Although Ogbeh did [...]

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    Sowore meets farmers and herdsmen, pledges to resolve clashes if elected

Sowore meets farmers and herdsmen, pledges to resolve clashes if elected

Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant, recently held meetings with herdsmen and farmers in Taraba and Adamawa states.According to Take It Back Movement, the group coordinating Sowore's political activities, the presidential aspirant visited the state in continuation of his nationwide consultation with groups, nationalities, and stakeholders across the country.Sowore held town hall meetings in Yola, Adamawa state capital, and Jalingo, capital [...]

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    Ajimobi: APC has done more than enough… Nigerians forget easily

Ajimobi: APC has done more than enough… Nigerians forget easily

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has done more than enough for the country.The governor said this on Roadmap 2019, a Channels Television programme.Ajimobi said the country was not in good shape when the APC took over but the government has recorded achievements in the various sectors of the economy."APC has done more than [...]

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