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My security vote spent on youth employment- Nasarawa Governor

Mr. Al-Makura blames poor funding for unemployment in the state.

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Osun to establish mechatronics institute

30 Osun indigenes are to travel to Germany for training. The Osun State Government said on Saturday that it would establish an automotive specialist institute to be named Bola Ige Mechatronics Institute, BIMI, at the Osun College of Technology, Esa-Oke. Semiu Okanlawon, director, bureau of communications and strategy, office of the governor, said this in […]

Jonathan condemns killing of Emir of Gwoza

President Jonathan calls on Nigerians to forge a common position against terrorism.

Adamawa Governor, Nyako, sacks 12 aides

Mr. Nyako is embroiled in a row with state lawmakers Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa on Friday announced the sack of five of his special advisers and seven principal special assistants. This is contained in a statement issued in Yola by Kobis Thimnu, the Secretary to the State Government. The statement read, “Gov. Murtala Nyako […]

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Kogi Governor sacks education officials for stealing teachers’ salaries

The governor says the sacked officiasl refused to pay salaries after money had been released Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State has fired the chairman and members of the State Universal Education Board, SUBEB, accusing them of diverting salaries meant for primary school teachers. The officials were involved in widespread corruption, and had been removed […]

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Truck crushes all 14 bus passengers to death in Edo

A witness says the truck lost its brake control No fewer than 14 persons on Thursday lost their lives in an auto crash along Benin-Okene Highway, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN reports that the incident, which occurred around the Ewu slope in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo, involved a 15-seater […]

Plateau Govt. bans street hawking after bomb

A House of Reps committee says NEMA figures of bomb victims wrong The Plateau State Government has imposed an immediate ban on street hawking in the state capital, Jos, more than a week after at least 100 people were killed in multiple car bombs near a market there. The commissioner of information, Olivia Dazyem, said […]

Ikeja Electricity Company re-absorbs 567 ex-PHCN staff

He attributed the poor electricity distribution to shortage of supply from the electricity generation companies. About 567 former workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, have been re-absorbed by the Ikeja electricity distribution company, IKDC. The re-absorbed workers would complement the 2,070 the company inherited from the PHCN, the Managing Director, Abiodun […]

I didn’t borrow to execute projects in Jigawa – Governor Lamido

The governor promised to complete the Dutse International Airport. Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa said on Wednesday that he did not borrow money from any bank or organisation to execute projects in the state. Mr. Lamido disclosed this at a news conference in Dutse as part of activities to mark democracy day in the state. […]

Lagos Chief Judge swears in 12 new magistrates

Two men and 10 women were appointed as magistrates.

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Ekiti 2014: Police to deploy 25 sniffer dogs, horses

The Ekiti governorship poll comes up on June 21.

Rivers police ban use of siren, tinted glasses

“I have directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to clamp down on motorists that utilize siren, revolving lights and tinted glasses on the highways”.

Peter Obi visits ailing Dora Akunyili in Indian hospital

The ex-governor confirmed that the former minister’s health is improving. The immediate past governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, is presently in India on a visit to the ailing former Minister of Information and Communications, Dora Akunyili, who is receiving treatment in the country. Mr. Obi travelled to India on Tuesday in company of his […]

Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar, is dead

Mr. Abubakar died, Tuesday evening, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London. The Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar, is dead. Mr. Abubakar died, Tuesday evening, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London, the United Kingdom, where he was undergoing treatment for cancer. The Secretary to Gombe State Government, Abubakar Bage, confirmed the news […]

Insecurity: Nasarawa lawmaker denies calling for military takeover

Lawmaker said he called for military reinforcement in his constituency.

Insecurity: Abuja Wuse Market management plans to automate gates

Mr. Suleiman said the project became necessary in view of frequent attacks on public places by the insurgents.

Ondo Assembly elects first female speaker

The election, which took place at the Assembly complex in Akure, was contested by Soji Akinkurolere, Oyebo Aladeitan and Mrs. Akindele.

Amosun pleads for release of Chibok schoolgirls

“We have set aside today to pray for the over 200 girls that were abducted 43 days ago”.

Three councillors suspended for alleged theft

Only 7 of the 16 lawmakers were reportedly present during the suspension.

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APC demands use of card readers in Osun, Ekiti elections

The APC said it is pertinent for INEC to embark on the e-card reader.

Despite Boko Haram, Yobe records increase in livestock trade

“We have also recorded improvement in meat and dairy production.”

Enugu declares 3-day public holiday for Continuous Voter Registration

The statement also urged those who had not registered at all and new residents in the state to take advantage of the holidays to register.

Another explosion rocks Jos

The explosion occurred on Saturday evening.

Kwankwaso warns elected Kano council chairmen against stealing public funds

The APC won all the 44 council chairmanship and councillorship seats.

Chibok Schoolgirls: Ogun Students embark on fasting, prayers

“Government wants Ogun residents to spend the day in a sober reflection and pray for the safety and eventual release of the girls.”