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JAMB set to release LASU admission list

The ‎Lagos State University on Monday said its admissions merit list for the 2016/2017 academic session will be released in the next few days by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board.

"We cannot actually determine the number of students that JAMB will approve for us in the first batch from …

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120 million people need humanitarian aid, says ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross says 40 per cent of its $1.6bn humanitarian field operation budget is spent in Africa yearly.

He said, "This year alone, we assisted almost 900,000 people with food rations and 300,000 patients received care in clinics that we support across …

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Stop collecting bribes, commissioner tells LASTMA officers, others

The Lagos State Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, on Monday told men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority(LASTMA) and other state law enforcement agencies to stop collecting bribes.

The state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, said at the event that his administration would intensify efforts to restore people's …

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Aisha Buhari, Oshiomole, others for COWLSO women conference

Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari and Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole are among dignitaries expected to grace this year's national women conference of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), with the theme 'Strong Family, Strong Nation.'

The conference, according to Mrs Ambode, is …

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Ambode approves N380m for bursary, scholarship

He also disclosed that One Hundred and Thirty Million, One Hundred and Sixty-six Thousand, Three Hundred and Eighty-six Naira Fifty-six kobo (N130, 166, 386.56) in Local Scholarships will be disbursed to Five Hundred and Seventy-three (573) successful candidates who took part in the 2015/2016 Local Scholarship Computer Based …

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83 Chibok girls to be freed soon

A faction of Boko Haram which last week freed 21 of more than 219 Chibok girls kidnapped in April 2014 is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls, President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman said.

Around 219 girls were taken from their school in 2014 in Chibok in …

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Gov Ahmed to discuss investments, inclusiveness at US symposium

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, on Sunday, travelled to the United States to join 18 other northern state governors invited by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) for the Northern Nigeria Governors' Symposium.

It added that the governors will also meet with officials of the U.S government …

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Dollar scarcity: Banks suspend ATM card usage abroad

The foreign exchange crisis hitting the economy has assumed a new dimension with Deposit Money Banks announcing the suspension of overseas Automated Teller Machine card services and online transactions denominated in foreign currencies. Deposit Money Banks have begun suspending their Automated Teller Machine cards (debit and credit) from working overseas …

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My wife’s duty is to look after me, Buhari insists

Despite the criticisms that have trailed his comment that his wife, Aisha, belongs to the kitchen and "the other room," President Muhammadu Buhari says he stands by his earlier comment.

The reporter had asked the President to clarify what he meant by his earlier comment while reacting to an interview …

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I’m still alive, man with 97 wives in Niger

THE Bida man with over 90 wives, Bello Abubakar Masaba, on Sunday condemned reports making the rounds in some media that he is dead, saying "it is the work of my detractors."

The media had rumoured that Masaba, who had worked as a teacher and Imam, died after a brief …

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Lagos moves against abandoned properties in Ikoyi, VI

The Lagos State government has compiled a list of more than 115 abandoned properties in Ikoyi and Victoria Island and directed owners of the buildings/structures to take physical possession of such properties to ensure they are completed, restored and fit for habitation within 90 days or face prosecution.

In …

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Stakeholders task FG to inject money into economy to reduce interest rate

Stakeholders in both the Nigerian capital and money markets have called on the Federal Government to quickly act by using fiscal and monetary policies to reflate the economy and bring down interest rate.

Bismark Rewane, an economist and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Company Limited said "Federal Government should …

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PDP peace process irreversible – Sheriff

Former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said the peace process initiated by him and the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to reconcile all aggrieved members of the party was irreversible.

But in a move that appeared to be contradictory …

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Listen to your wife, Reps tell Buhari

SOME members of the House of Representatives, yesterday, threw their weight behind wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, for her bravery in speaking out on the state of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration in Nigeria.

"She is closer to the man (Buhari) more than any other person and …

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UNILAG expels 125, rusticates 198 students

Authorities of the University of Lagos have expelled 125 students and rusticated 198 others for various offences, including examination malpractices during last academic session.

The institution's Deputy Registrar (Information), Mr Toyin Adebule, confirmed the expulsion and estimation to newsmen in Lagos on Sunday,

Adebule said that the university "will soon …

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