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Appeal Court Frees Ex-NIMASA DG Akpobolokemi

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal Friday discharged and acquitted a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N2.6 billion. Delivering a lead judgment in a three-judge panel, Yargatta Nimpar, said they unanimously upheld the no-case submission filed by Mr. Akpolokemi in response to …

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We Won’t Accept Further Delay In Approving Minimum Wage – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the government not to take for granted the issue of a new national minimum wage for the country, saying it will not accept the continued delay in approving workers demand for N66,500 as the New National Minimum Wage. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said in a statement in Abuja that it is now …

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Fayemi Escapes Gun Attack; Ex-Rep Shot — APC

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Ekiti State governorship election, Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, narrowly escaped being killed by an unknown gunman, his party has said. The former governor was being received by party men at the APC secretariat in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. Mr. Fayemi had arrived at the Akure airport in the afternoon …

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IG: Community Policing Will End Proliferation Of Firearms

Community policing will help to mop up unlicensed firearms in civilian possession, remove suspicion and foster cordial relationship between the police and the public, the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has said. The IG stated this Friday during the graduation ceremony of The Tactical Leadership and Command Course, held at the Police Staff College in Jos, Plateau State. Represented …

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Rivers APC Crisis Deepens As Stakeholders Reject New Executive

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State is deepening by the day as some stakeholders of the party have declared that they do not recognize the state working committee of the party elected in the annulled congress of the party. The crisis came to the fore on Friday, May 11, the eve of the botched ward …

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ENUGU EMERGE WEEK 21 STATE POWERBALL AS 309 PLAYERS WON CASH PRIZES AT NATIONAL JACKPOT DRAW

The Coal City State Enugu has emerged the State Powerball for Week 21 National Jackpot draw held yesterday at the National Jackpot Studio in Abuja. While Enugu emerged the state Powerball, over 309 players are smiling to banks as they won various cash prizes after the draw, which had numbers 19, 05, 25, 22 and 30 jackpot numbers as the …

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Diddy Hails Falz Over ‘This Is Nigeria’ Music Video

American music mogul, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has hailed Nigerian music star, Folarin Falana, better known as Falz over his recently released song ‘This Is Nigeria’. Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’ is a replica of Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ song, using it to address a number of societal issues in Nigeria. The video which was released late on Friday was received …

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Osinbajo: We Have Capacity To Overcome Challenges

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday declared that Nigeria has the capacity to overcome the many challenges it is facing. He said this while addressing State House Correspondents after a special service to observe the country’s Children’s Day held at the Aso Villa chapel, Abuja. “The truth of the matter is that there are always challenges everywhere in every nation …

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Govs Should Support Wives’ Humanitarian Efforts – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on state governors to support their wives humanitarian activities. He made the call when wives of state governors paid him a visit under the auspices of the Northern and Southern Governors Wives Forum at the Presidential Villa on Saturday night. Buhari, in a statement by the Director of Information to Wife of the President, Suleiman …

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Transparency International Is Frustrating Corruption Fight – Lai

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has charged Transparency International and local civil society organizations affiliated to it to stop frustrating Nigeria’s anti corruption fight. Lai gave the admonition when he received a TI delegation, led by the Chair of the body’s International Board, Delia Rubio, in Abuja on Friday. A statement on the meeting was made available to …

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