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    Death toll from Lagos explosion now 21 as another corpse is discovered

Death toll from Lagos explosion now 21 as another corpse is discovered

Another body has been discovered at the scene of the explosion which rocked Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state. The explosion which occured on March 15 led to the loss of lives and the destruction of several cars and houses. In a statement on Thursday, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, director-general of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said another [...]

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    Mimiko: Politics in Nigeria is monetised

Mimiko: Politics in Nigeria is monetised

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, says Nigeria's politics is monetised.  Mimiko spoke at the opening ceremony of the birthday celebration of Odia Ofeimun, a poet. Themed "Taking Nigeria Seriously: A Conference In Honour of Odia Ofeimun", the  event held at the University of Lagos, on Monday. Commenting on Ofeimun's foray into politics, he said Nigeria's politics is monetised and sadly, there [...]

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    Vanguard postpones awards over coronavirus

Vanguard postpones awards over coronavirus

Vanguard Newspaper has postponed its economic discourse and personality of the year awards over coronavirus fears. The event was initially scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. Gbenga Adefaye (pictured), editor-in-chief of the newspaper, who announced the postponement in a statement, said new dates would be announced later. "The Management of Vanguard Newspapers regrets to announce the postponement of the Economic Discourse earner scheduled to [...]

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    $22.7bn loan: Group alleges exclusion of south-east, asks Exim Bank of China to halt disbursement of funds

$22.7bn loan: Group alleges exclusion of south-east, asks Exim Bank of China to halt disbursement of funds

Igbo Board of Deputies, a non-governmental organisation, has threatened to sue the federal government and the Exim Bank of China over the alleged exclusion of the south-east from the $22.7 billion loan. The senate had approved the loan request by President Muhammadu Buhari which he said will be used to finance key infrastructure across the country. You can read the proposed spending [...]

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    SERAP: 109 journalists were attacked in Nigeria between 2010 and 2015

SERAP: 109 journalists were attacked in Nigeria between 2010 and 2015

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says 109 journalists across the country were attacked between 2010 and 2015. According to the group, 21 journalists were attacked in 2018 out of which seven were unlawfully arrested while two of such attacks were recorded in 2019. SERAP made this known in a report launched during its interactive session on promoting media freedom and [...]

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    Buhari received me as one of his sons, says Diri after Aso Rock visit

Buhari received me as one of his sons, says Diri after Aso Rock visit

Duoye Diri, governor of Bayelsa state, says President Muhammadu Buhari received him as one of his sons when he paid him a visit at the presidential villa on Tuesday. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting, Diri said the visit was his first to the president since he assumed office. Diri was sworn in as governor of Bayelsa after the supreme [...]

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    Resident doctors embark on strike in Abuja

Resident doctors embark on strike in Abuja

The Abuja chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) has embarked on an indefinite strike. This comes a few hours after a third case of coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed in the country. In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, Roland Aigbovo, president of the association, said the action is as a result of the salary arrears owed them by the FCT [...]

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    Reps vote in favour of bill empowering states to control electricity, public holidays

Reps vote in favour of bill empowering states to control electricity, public holidays

The house of representatives has voted in favour of a bill seeking to empower states to control electricity and declaration of public holidays. At Tuesday’s plenary session, the green chamber passed for second reading a constitution amendment bill that seeks to devolve to states some items which the 1999 constitution reserves for the federal government. Some of the items also being transferred [...]

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    Reverend sister who died in Lagos explosion told students ‘about transition’ in 2019

Reverend sister who died in Lagos explosion told students ‘about transition’ in 2019

When Henrietta Alokha, administrator of Bethlehem Girls College, was speaking to students of the Lagos school about survival in 2019, she had meant every word, even if that meant putting her life at risk to ensure they remain alive. But little did she know she was not going to survive what was coming her way eight months later. Less than a year [...]

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    FRSC to step up patrol, says rickety vehicles will not be tolerated

FRSC to step up patrol, says rickety vehicles will not be tolerated

Boboye Oyeyemi, corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has directed that patrol operations be stepped up to check increasing violation of traffic regulations. According to a statement signed by Bisi Kazeem, FRSC's public education officer, Oyeyemi said patrol officers must ensure strict enforcement for offences like overloading, rickety vehicles, removal of extra lights, and enforcement of compliance on [...]

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