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2 remanded for allegedly shooting at man’s eye, stomach

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LAGOS - A Tinubu Magistrates' Court in Lagos on Friday ordered the remand of two men -- Yusuf Memud, 27, and Azeez Adisa, 26,...

CLO urges government to shelve Children’s Day celebration

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YENAGOA - The Bayelsa chapter of Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has urged government at all levels to shelve the 2014 Children's Day celebration as a mark of honour for...

Muslim group prays for safe return of abducted schoolgirls

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ILORIN -  Over 2000 members of Al-Fatihu Quareeb Muslim Organisation of Nigeria, Kwara branch on Friday in IIorin held a special prayer for the...

South East governors urged to create awareness on YOUWIN

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UMUAHIA - Governors in the southeast zone of the country have been urged to create awareness about Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN). Dr....

May & Baker seeks N3bn fresh funds through special placement, rights issue

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LAGOS - May & Baker Nigeria PLC on Fiday announced plans to raise three billion naira through rights issue and special placement to shore...

Agbaje calls for Independent monitoring body to look into LG finances, expenditure

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Lagos - Mr Fred Agbaje, a Lagos-based Constitutional and Human Rights lawyer, on Friday called for an independent monitoring body to check the finances...

Buhari inaugurates N7bn road in Zamfara

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ZAMFARA - A former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), on Friday inaugurated a 75-kilometre road linking four local government areas in Zamfara. The...

Immigration Service apprehends 24 human trafficking suspects

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KATSINA - The Nigeria Immigration Service said it had arrested 24 persons suspected to be involved in human trafficking in Katsina State. The Comptroller of...

FG to unveil National Policy on Renewable Energy

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ABUJA - The Federal Government on Friday said it had concluded plans to launch a National Policy on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to...

ASUU President calls for overhaul of Nigeria’s economic model

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IBADAN - Dr Nassir Fagge, the president, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday called for the overhaul of the country's economic model. Fagge also...

Woman, 32, docked for allegedly tendering forged bank slip

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ABEOKUTA - A 32-year-old woman, Lydia Sobowale, was on Friday docked at an Abeokuta Magistrates' Court for allegedly tendering a forged taxpayer’s bank teller...

African countries agree to collectively tackle disasters

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ABUJA - Participants at the 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (AfRP) on Friday in Abuja agreed to collectively address disasters on...

Man, 54, bags 1 month’s imprisonment for disobeying court order

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ABEOKUTA - An Abeokuta Chief Magistrates' Court sitting at Isabo on Friday sentenced a 54-year-old driver, Lateef Yekini, to one month in prison for...

Boko Haram: Venezuelan envoy advises Nigerians to be united in tackling insecurity

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ABUJA - Mr Miguelangel Vecchia, the Head of Mission, Embassy of Venezuela in Nigeria, has advised Nigerians to be united in fighting the challenge...

Johnson underscores importance of postal services to development

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ABUJA - The Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, has said that repositioning of the postal sector will facilitate development in ECOWAS sub-region. Johnson...

South Korea train 14 Nigerian public officers on e-government

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SEOUL - The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), on Friday in Seoul, commenced training of 14 Nigerian public officials in e-government. Jang Bong Hee, the Deputy...

Conference of women journalists takes off in Badagry

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BADAGRY - The Triennial Delegates Conference of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) kicked off in Badagry, Lagos State on Friday with about...

Lagos motorists condemn fraudulent practices by petrol stations

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LAGOS - Some motorists in Lagos State on Friday condemned the sharp practices of petrol stations and the attendant scarcity of petroleum products in...

Stakeholders urge FG to revamp museums

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AKURE - Some stakeholders in the culture and tourism sector on Friday urged the Federal Government to revamp the museums in the country. The Secretary...

Oando Gas & Power records injury free working environment in 27 months

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LAGOS - Oando Gas & Power (OGP) Ltd, a subsidiary of Oando Plc, on Friday said that they have achieved a ``million industry milestone''...