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    Seven Nigeria Airways pensioners die in one week

Seven Nigeria Airways pensioners die in one week

Seven pensioners of Nigeria Airways died in the past one week, according to Godwin Jibodu, chairman of the Nigeria Airways elders forum.Jibodu disclosed this while speaking with journalists on Wednesday.He identified the deceased as Asuquo, Akintaju, M. K. Amah, Bose Oladumiye, Onyebuchi Anunobi, Adebayo Awoyinka, T. Bellgam and Ebenezer Akinbode.While expressing his sadness over the incident, Jibodu said the country should [...]

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    Senate summons Fayemi over Zamfara lead poisoning

Senate summons Fayemi over Zamfara lead poisoning

The senate has summoned Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals, to provide updates on lead poisoning that affected 36 villages and communities in Zamfara state.What is lead poisoning?Lead poisoning occurs when you absorb too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as paint, dust, water, or food. Lead can damage almost every organ [...]

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    Kidnapped in Edo, Italian priest regains freedom after four days

Kidnapped in Edo, Italian priest regains freedom after four days

Maurizio Pallù, an Italian missionary priest who was kidnapped in Benin, capital of Edo state, on Friday, has been set free.Pallù was kidnapped while driving on the outskirts of Benin. He was with four Nigerians when the sad incident took place.According to CRUX, a Catholic online platform, the priest was with four people - all Nigerians - when the [...]

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    Laziness is black man’s greatest challenge, says Oyedepo

Laziness is black man’s greatest challenge, says Oyedepo

David Oyedepo, general overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, says the black man has failed to task his intellectual faculty towards innovation and preferring solutions beneficial to his environment.Speaking at the 54th meeting of the committee of deans of postgraduate schools (CDPGS) in Nigerian Universities at the Covenant University (CU) Ogun state, Oyedepo said the black man’s greatest challenge is [...]

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    Senate rejects recommendation to blacklist two newspapers

Senate rejects recommendation to blacklist two newspapers

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    Reps ask FG to reverse termination of Intels agreement with NPA

Reps ask FG to reverse termination of Intels agreement with NPA

The house of representatives has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to probe the termination of the contract between Integrated Logistics Services (Intels) by the federal government.Last week, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) voided the boats pilotage agreement it had with Intels.Discussing the development on Wednesday, the lower legislative asked the government to return to "status quo" to [...]

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    Buhari leaves for Turkey — after presiding over FEC meeting

Buhari leaves for Turkey — after presiding over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of federal executive council (FEC) in the presidential villa, Abuja.The FEC meeting which started at about 10am, was attended by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Habiba Lawal, acting secretary to the government of the federation and cabinet ministers.The president was scheduled to leave Abuja for Turkey immediately after the council’s meeting.Femi Adesina, [...]

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    Crocodile Smile II: Army arrests 40 in Lagos, Ogun

Crocodile Smile II: Army arrests 40 in Lagos, Ogun

The Nigerian army says it arrested 40 suspects for various offences within Lagos and Ogun states during the Operation Crocodile Smile II.In a statement on Tuesday, Olaolu Daudu, spokesman of the 81 division in Lagos, said troops have been carrying out routine activities associated with the exercise alongside other security agencies.“Some suspected criminals have been arrested; drug peddlers, cultists, car [...]

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    Gani Adams: Aare ona kakanfo title will moderate my radicalism — but I will fight for Yoruba

Gani Adams: Aare ona kakanfo title will moderate my radicalism — but I will fight for Yoruba

Gani Adams, national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, on Tuesday said his new position as the aare ona kakanfo of Oyo will moderate his radicalism.At a media chat in Lagos, Adam’s promised to use the new position to make friends, resolve issues and fight for unity of Yoruba and the entire Nigeria.Adams made the pledge while confirming receipt of [...]

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    Buhari signs bill establishing petroleum university

Buhari signs bill establishing petroleum university

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a bill establishing the university of petroleum resources, Effurun, Delta state.Buhari said the signing of the bill into law is another demonstration of his government's commitment to deliver its new vision for the Niger Delta region.The president said his government's new vision for the region would ensure that the people of the Niger Delta enjoy the [...]

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