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NOC HONOURS TINUBU, OBA ELEGUSHI, GBONG GWOM JOS, OTHERS

The Nigeria Olympic Committee has concluded arrangements to honour nine prominent Nigerians as patrons for their immense contributions to the Olympic movement in the country. The nine include His Royal Majesty, Oba S. A. Elegushi, Sir Mark Wabara, Mrs(Dr) Zainab Bagudu and Major-General Adamu Dyeri(rtd). Others are Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, His Excellency M. A. Abubakar, Gbong Gwom Jos, Da …

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Nestle, Unilever, Coke make bids in $4 billion-plus GSK India sale

Nestle NESN, Unilever ULVR.L UNc.AS and Coca-Cola KO.N are among bidders for GlaxoSmithKline’s GSK.L Indian Horlicks nutrition business, expected to fetch more than $4 billion (3.03 billion pounds), four people familiar with the matter said. Initial bids were due on Monday and the three consumer goods giants are seen as frontrunners for a business that offers a significant footprint in …

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Fulani Chief Urges FG To Disarm Herdsmen In Jigawa

The Lamido of Zugobia in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa, Alhaji Isa Adamu, has appealed to the state and Federal Government to collaborate in disarming nomadic herdsmen allegedly unleashing terror in the area. Adamu made the plea in Guri at a stakeholders’ meeting organized by the Jigawa Mediation Committee on Herdsmen and Farmers on Tuesday. According to him, the …

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PDP Flays INEC For Banning Smart Phones In Polling

THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday condemned in strong terms the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ban the use of smart phones in polling units, accusing the commission of a surreptitious move to prevent the global community from knowing its plan to rig the 2019 general elections. The Special Adviser to the Governor of Bayelsa State …

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We Have Moved 10m Nigerians Out Of Poverty – FG

The federal government has boasted that it has moved 10.073million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity The minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma made the claim Tuesday while speaking on arrangements for the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#24) held at the conference room of the ministry in Abuja. He said federal government had taken steps to move …

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Three Lecturers Kidnapped In Kaduna

Three academic staff of Shehu Idris College of Health, Makarfi, Kaduna State, have been kidnapped. The victims were kidnapped on Sunday while traveling to Makarfi from Zaria in Kaduna. Among the kidnapped lecturers are two women, Rabi Dogo and Halimatu Malam, and the director of the institution’s dental school, identified as Dr. Akawo. Confirming the kidnap to PREMIUM TIMES on …

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Buhari: APC Must Retain Osun

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday attended the grand rally of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oshogbo, where he said the state must be retained by the party. He appealed to the people not to allow darkness to take over the State of Osun. Buhari said that the people should come out massively to vote for APC and not …

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Saraki Condemns Killing Of Red Cross Staff

.Demands Rescue Of Leah Sharibu The senate president, Bukola Saraki, has condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa, a health worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), by Boko Haram terrorists. Saifura was kidnapped about six months ago at the Rann camp for internally displaced persons by the terrorists. The murder of the 25-year-old midwife came barely a …

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INEC Can’t Stop Dariye, Says APC

.As Imprisoned Senator Picks Nomination Form Senator Joshua Dariye, who is currently serving a 14-year jail term for fraud while serving as Plateau governor, has picked the All Progressives Congress, APC, nomination form to contest in the 2019 election. Chindo Dafat, APC Publicity Secretary in Plateau, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Jos. Dafat …

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PDP Reacts As Dariye Picks APC Nomination Form

.Says Action Embarrassing The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the submission of nomination form by former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye as “shocking and embarrassing’’. The party stated this in a statement by Ben Shignugul, Vice Chairman of Plateau Central and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. Shignugul said Dariye should be praying to …

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