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June, 2024

  • 15 June

    Police Bolster Security for Eid-el-Kabir Celebrations in Delta

    By Chuks Peter, DELTA Delta State Commissioner of Police, Olufemi Abaniwonda, has ordered a massive deployment of personnel across the state to ensure adequate security at all Muslim prayer grounds and strategic locations during the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration. In a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP …

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  • 14 June

    Sanwo-Olu: Lagos GDP Soars by 50% in Five Years

    Lilian Edward| Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a significant 50% increase in Lagos State’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past five years. This achievement places Lagos’ GDP ahead of those of more than 40 African countries. Speaking at the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF 2024) in the Bahamas, …

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  • 14 June

    Tinubu Arrives in Lagos Ahead of Eid-el-Kabir Celebration

    Lilian Edward – Lagos President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has arrived in Lagos ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The President, who left Abuja this afternoon, will spend the Sallah holidays in his home state. According to an earlier statement by presidential adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the President will …

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  • 14 June

    Prepare for Leadership, Lagos HoS Charges Youths

    Lilian Edward| Lagos State Head of Service (HoS), Mr. Olabode Agoro, has urged Nigerian youths to prepare for leadership roles and actively contribute to the nation’s development. Agoro made this call at the re-commissioning of the Isheri Primary Health Centre and the official launch of the Capstone Project for the …

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  • 14 June

    Japa: Lagos Needs 30,000 Medical Practitioners, Commissioner Urges New Doctors

    |Lilian Edward The Lagos State health sector is facing a severe manpower shortage, according to the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. Lagos, with its booming population of over 20 million, requires an additional 30,000 medical professionals. The crisis is exacerbated by the increasing trend of Nigerian health professionals seeking …

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  • 14 June

    _FRSC warns motorists to exercise caution ahead of Eid-El-Kabir Celebrations.

    Olatunde Oluwasola| The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged motorists to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations during the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebrations. The Sector Commander, CC Rosemary UK Alo, made the appeal during a press conference held at the Command PE Hall on June 14, 2024 and it …

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  • 14 June

    LASTMA Cracks Down on Illegal Parking, Fines 52 Vehicles

    In an effort to ensure smooth traffic flow across Lagos, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has sanctioned 52 commercial vehicles for operating illegal garages and parking illegally around the Obalende and Iyana-Oworonsoki areas. According to a statement by the Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Mr. Taofiq …

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  • 14 June

    Safe Roads guaranteed for Eid-el- Kabir,FRSC assures.

    Olatunde Oluwasola| The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed four breathalysers to motor parks and highways to check drunk driving during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Corps Marshal, Shehu Mohammed, said, “As we celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, we want to ensure that our roads are safe and free from crashes caused by drunk …

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  • 14 June

    Status Quo maintained in Rivers Assembly Crisis

    Olatunde Oluwasola| The Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ordered parties involved in the ongoing House of Assembly crisis to maintain status quo. In a ruling on a suit marked CA/PH/198/2024, the three-man appeal panel urged the parties to “maintain the status quo and not take any …

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  • 14 June

    Recovered loot can fund minimum wage – Falana

    Olatunde Oluwasola| Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has stated that both the federal and state governments have the capacity to pay the national minimum wage if looted monies are recovered. In an interview with Channels Television, Falana said, “The state governments claiming they have no …

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  • 14 June

    FAAN declares war on Airport extortion

    Olatunde Oluwasola| As Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has warned against bribery and extortion at airports nationwide, assuring travellers of a seamless journey. In a statement, Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Mrs Obiageli Orah, assured Nigerians of a hitch-free travel experience, …

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  • 14 June

    LASTMA stops illegal parking,fines 52 vehicles

    Olatunde Oluwasola | In a bid to ensure free traffic flow across Lagos, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has sanctioned 52 commercial vehicles operating illegal garages and parking illegally around Obalende and Iyana-Oworonsoki areas of the state. According to a statement by the Director of Public Affairs and …

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  • 14 June

    Delta Senator Appoints 23 Advisers to Fulfill Campaign Promises

    By Chuks Peter, DELTA As part of his commitment to fulfilling electoral promises and effectively representing the diverse interests of Delta South, Senator Joel-Onowakpo Thomas has appointed 23 advisers to oversee various portfolios. This move is aimed at bringing governance closer to the people and ensuring that the needs of …

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  • 14 June

    Student Arrested for Faking own Kidnapping, Defrauds Father of N5.2 Million

    By Chuks Peter, DELTA A 400-level student from the Department of Banking and Finance at Delta State University, Abraka, has been arrested for conspiring with an accomplice to defraud his father of N5.2 million. The student, Nelson Eserada, along with Jerry Lawrence from Jeddo community in Warri, executed a fake …

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  • 14 June

    25-year-old Woman Arrested for Child Abuse In Ogun

    By Promise Rotimi, OGUN | The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 25-year-old woman, Temitope Adetanju for abusing her 12-years-old ward. It was gathered that the girl was severely beaten by her guardian, Adetanju and a piece of firewood was inserted into her private part. This …

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  • 14 June

    Gov Eno Commissions State-of-the-Art Health Facility in Nsit Atai

    By Paulinus Nta, A’IBOM | Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has inaugurated a Model Primary Health Centre in Nsit Atai Local Government Area as part of his administration’s rural development drive and efforts to improve healthcare delivery in the State. Speaking at the commissioning ceremony on Wednesday, the …

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  • 14 June

    Bank of Industry to Partner A’Ibom in Setting Up School Farms

    By Paulinus Nta, A’IBOM | The Akwa Ibom state government has declared the first and last Fridays of every month as public holidays to encourage public servants to engage in farming activities. In support of this initiative, the Bank of Industry has expressed its readiness to partner with the state …

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  • 14 June

    Supreme Court Delays Verdict on Local Government Autonomy

    By Taiwo Niyi The Supreme Court of Nigeria has reserved judgment in the case filed by the Federal Government against the 36 state governors regarding the autonomy of local governments. The decision was made by a seven-member panel of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Garba Lawal, after the governors, …

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  • 14 June

    Gov Commits to Strengthening Security Partnerships

    By Chuks Peter, DELTA | Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has pledged to maintain and strengthen partnerships with the military and other security agencies to ensure effective security and socio-economic development in the state. Speaking in Asaba while hosting the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 6 Division of the …

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  • 14 June

    Court Convicts 12 Internet Fraudsters in C’River, A’Ibom

    By Paulinus Nta, A’IBOM The Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction and sentencing of 12 internet fraudsters in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states. This was confirmed in a press release dated June 11 by the Media and Publicity unit of the …

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  • 14 June

    Gunmen Abduct Former Principal, Demand N20m Ransom

    By Paulinus Nta, A’IBOM | Gunmen have abducted a retired school principal, Mr. Ezekiel Paul, in Ikot Abasi Akpan village, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, and are demanding a N20 million ransom. The incident occurred on Wednesday around 7:00 AM, while Mr. Paul was preparing to …

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  • 14 June

    Governor Kicks Off Third Phase of Grains Distribution in Delta

    By Chuks Peter, DELTA Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, on Thursday, flagged off the third phase of the state’s grain palliative distribution exercise. During the event, held at the Delta Agricultural Procurement Agency (DAPA) Warehouse in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area, the Governor urged civil servants and …

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  • 13 June

    Gov Makinde Criticised FG Focus on Anthem, Calls for Economic Action

    Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has criticised the Federal Government’s decision to reintroduce the old national anthem amidst ongoing economic hardship. During a press conference in Ibadan on Wednesday, Makinde described the move as a misguided priority and argued that attention should be directed towards addressing pressing issues such as …

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  • 13 June

    Zamfara Urges FG to Empower Local Control Over Security Forces

    Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, has revealed his frustration over the lack of control he has over the state’s security, attributing the worsening banditry to political interference. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, marking Nigeria’s 25th Democracy Day, Governor Lawal lamented the loss of precious lives …

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  • 13 June

    Court Reinstates Kaduna Monarch, Awards N10 Million in Damages

    By Lami Victor, KADUNA | The court has overturned the banishment of Chief Jonathan Pharaguwa Zamuna, the paramount ruler of Piriga Chiefdom in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State. In a judgment delivered on Monday, the court declared the removal of the monarch by the government of former Governor …

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  • 13 June

    Lagos, Dutch Collaboration Brings Waste-to-Energy Plant to 40,000 Homes

    By Lilian Edward, LAGOS | The Lagos State Government has announced a new partnership with Harvest Waste Consortium, a Dutch-owned company, to establish a waste-to-energy plant in the state. This initiative was revealed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the 10th Lagos International Climate Change Summit. Representing Governor Sanwo-Olu at the …

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  • 13 June

    Buhari Approved Redesigned Naira Notes, EFCC Witness Reveals in Emefiele’s Trial

    By Funmi Ojo In the ongoing trial of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele, a witness disclosed to the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja that former President Muhammadu Buhari approved the printing of newly designed naira notes. Ahmed Umar, a former Director of Currency Operations …

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  • 13 June

    June 12 Full Speech: Our economic reforms’ll ensure opportunity for all – Tinubu

    My fellow Nigerians, let me begin by congratulating all of us for witnessing the celebration of another Democracy Day today, the 12th day of June 2024. This year also marks our nation’s 25 years of uninterrupted democratic governance. On this day, 31 years ago, we entered our rites of passage …

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  • 13 June

    Lagos Introduces Climate Resilience Strategy to Tackle Change

    The Lagos State Government has launched its Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan (LCARP) alongside its Climate Change Mainstreaming Strategy. This significant initiative was unveiled by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat, at the 10th International Climate Change Summit held in Lagos. Governor Sanwo-Olu underscored the importance of …

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  • 13 June

    Kaduna State Frees 110 Inmates to mark Democracy Day

    By Lami Victor, KADUNA | In celebration of the 2024 June 12 Democracy Day, Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State facilitated the release of 110 inmates from the Kaduna Correctional Centre. Accompanied by Senior Advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana, Governor Sani visited the correctional centre on Tuesday, emphasising that the …

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