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Niger to equip four tertiary institutions with N84.4m

The Niger State Government has approved N84.408m for the purchase of science equipment and construction of laboratories in four tertiary institutions in the state.

The Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Fatima Madugu, made the disclosure on Thursday in Minna while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting of the …

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SUBEB takes over payment of teachers’ salary in Cross River

The Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board has been saddled with the responsibility of paying salaries of primary school teachers across the 18 local government areas of the state.

Stephen Odey, who made this disclosure while briefing journalists in Calabar, said the board would on Tuesday carry out biometric …

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100 missing after migrant boat capsized in Mediterranean

Around 100 people are missing feared drowned in the Mediterranean after a migrant dinghy capsized off Libya, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday, citing testimony from 27 survivors.

Departures from Libya are continuing unabated despite worsening weather in the Mediterranean, with more than 3,200 people rescued from crowded and …

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World Crash Remembrance Day: 60 die in 179 crashes in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Thursday said no fewer than 60 persons had died in about 179 road crashes in Anambra in the last 10 months.

The Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state, Mr Sunday Ajayi, said this while addressing journalists on the 2016 edition of …

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President Buhari mourns ex-Minister Rasheed Gbadamosi

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Government and people of Lagos State on the passing on of former Minister of National Planning, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi.

Buhari also extended his condolences to all family members, friends and professional colleagues of the late acclaimed economist, eminent industrialist, playwright and promoter of …

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Okorocha to host 2016 Army Conference

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, said plans have been concluded to host the 2016 Chief of Army Staff’s Conference in the State.

Okorocha disclosed this Thursday in Owerri through a release by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr Sam Onwuemedor.

The release which was the outcome of the …

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Organizers hosts school kids to the IMAX experience

AFRIFF 2016 recorded another feat on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 when, in partnership with Filmhouse Cinema, hundreds of school children were hosted to the screening of an award-winning documentary that was meant to make them see life differently.
Titled Born to be Wild, not only is the documentary, based on …

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Utilize govt health facilites –Bolanle Ambode

WIFE of the governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has urged expectant mothers in the state, to utilize the various health initiatives of the government to ensure safe delivery.

She gave the advice at Ikorodu, during a town hall meeting on maternal and child mortality reduction, organized by the …

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‘Oil producing states’ll support MADE to end poverty in N’Delta’

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has reiterated the commitment of oil producing states to work with development partners to lift indigent Nigerians of Niger Delta extraction out of poverty.

He said it was for this reason that the Imo government mandated the state's Directorate for Employment …

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Six Delta LGAs meet on conflict resolution

A group, Global Peace Development, is partnering the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, and the Delta State Government to address issues undermining development in six local government areas, LGAs, of Oleh, Irri, Ewu, Otu-Jeremi, Iteregbi, Ekpan, Omadino, Ubeji, Amai, Umuebu, Ebu and Ugbolu communities in Delta State.

The intervention is …

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You’re not a progressive, APC slams Oke

THE All Progressives Congress APC in Ondo State, yesterday, accused the Alliance for Democracy, AD governorship candidate, Chief Olusola Oke of pretending to be a progressive with the aim of hoodwinking the electorate to vote for him in the coming election.

The Chairman of the Akeredolu Campaign Platform, Ade Adetimehin …

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Former Abia gov, Orji Uzor Kalu joins APC

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Kalu promised to deliver the entire South-East to APC, adding, "let me thank my brothers in the National Working Committee of this party for their efforts.

"Three of them have hosted me to dinner more than 20 times, while they were trying to dissuade …

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There’s no collaboration in Nollywood – Comedian AY

Record-breaking producer, actor and comedian, Ayo Makun (AY) has claimed that even though one of the key ingredients to success for African cinema is collaboration, it is severely lacking in the Nigerian filmmaking industry.“In Nollywood it’s been difficult for us to see ourselves as one. It’s like …

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Trump will confront those with hidden agenda to Islamise Nigeria, Fani- Kayode

FORMER spokesperson of ex- President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign organisation, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode said yesterday that the President- elect of the United States of America, USA, Donald Trump would confront those in government with hidden agenda to islamise Nigeria and turn Nigeria into a nation of ethnic and religious vassals …

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