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Obaseki, Oshiomhole working to end rift – Gov’s aide

Written by on 23 March 2020

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his estranged political godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, have commenced consultations to end the political rift between them. Obaseki’s Chief of Staff, Mr Taiwo Akerele, revealed this during an event to mark his 44th birthday in Benin, on Sunday. He said it was too early to reveal how far deliberations […]

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JUST IN: NCDC confirms five new cases in Abuja, Lagos, Edo

Written by on 23 March 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed additional five cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 35. The NCDC on Monday said, “Five new cases of COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: two in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), two in Lagos State and one in Edo State. “Two cases are […]

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Nigeria consumed N2.64tn petrol in 13 months, says NNPC

Written by on 23 March 2020

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said on Sunday that it sold a total of 21.51 billion litres of petrol worth N2.64tn from December 2018 to December 2019. The NNPC said the sale of white products from December 2018 to December 2019 by its subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, stood at 21.861 billion litres, with […]

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Address rumours surrounding Osinbajo, Bakare tells Presidency

Written by on 23 March 2020

Lagos-based preacher, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has asked the Presidency to address the rumours surrounding Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Bakare, who is the Serving Overseer, Dominion Hall, Citadel Global Community Church (formerly Latter Rain Assembly) said this while delivering a sermon on Sunday. There have been reports in the last couple of months about a strained relationship […]

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Kwara CP constitutes on community policing

Written by on 6 March 2020

The Kwara Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has constituted a Police-Community Committee in the 16 local government councils in the state to facilitate the recruitment of Special Constables. The commissioner disclosed this while addressing traditional rulers at a meeting in ilorin , in which he encouraged the traditional rulers to support the community policing in […]

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Saudi king relieves economy minister in latest cabinet reshuffle.

Written by on 6 March 2020

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has relieved the economy minister in the latest cabinet reshuffle, official media reported citing a royal decree, as the kingdom grapples with plunging oil prices Saudi Press Agency said late Thursday that the king “relieved” Mohammed al-Tuwaijri from his position as economy minister and tasked Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan with overseeing […]

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Again, herdsmen attack Benue community, rape monarch’s wife, others

Written by on 6 March 2020

Suspected Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Thursday attacked the Mbanyiar community in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State and raped three women including the district head’s wife. According to a native of the community, who simply identified himself as Terka, the suspected herdsmen headed straight to the residence of the community […]

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Bandits kidnap three Zamfara councillors, demand N40m

Written by on 6 March 2020

The kidnapped councillors are Lawal Gummi of Ubandawaki ward, Murlata Arzika of Gayari ward and Sahabi Abubakar of Birnin Tudun ward. The kidnapped councilors, according to the source, were traveling to Gusau town from Gummi to attend a meeting. According to the source, the three councillors had recently defected from the All Progressives Congress to […]

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