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  • Police nab 7 suspected cultists, recover firearms in Kaduna

    Police nab 7 suspected cultists, recover firearms in Kaduna

    The Police Command in Kaduna State says its operatives have arrested seven suspected cultists and recovered firearms in the state. The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kaduna. According to Hassan, the arrest is a major blow to criminal networks in the state as the command continues to make…

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  • Eid-el-Fitr: LAWMA tasks residents on cleanliness

    Eid-el-Fitr: LAWMA tasks residents on cleanliness

    The Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, has urged Lagos residents to make a clean environment a permanent habit that goes beyond occasions and festivities. Gbadegesin said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos, while congratulating the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of Ramadan, leading to the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr. He noted…

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  • Pelumi’s always been adventurous, says mother of London-Lagos driver

    Pelumi’s always been adventurous, says mother of London-Lagos driver

    Mrs. Olubukola Nubi, mother of Pelumi Nubi, a Nigerian content creator based in United Kingdom (UK), who embarked on a solo trip from London on Jan. 30, described her daughter as adventurous and courageous. She said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Nigeria-Seme Border while receiving Pelumi on arrival from her UK to…

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  • Again fire guts Gamboru Market in Borno

    Again fire guts Gamboru Market in Borno

    Again, fire has gutted the Gamboru market around the customs area in Maiduguri, the Borno capital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on March 18, 2023, and Nov. 13, 2023, fire gutted the market, which is the biggest perishable goods market in Maiduguri. Confirming the incident, the Borno Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Alhaji Usman Tar, said the…

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  • Easter: 4 die in 11 road crashes in Ogun

    Easter: 4 die in 11 road crashes in Ogun

    The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says four people died and 40 others were injured in 11 road crashes during the Easter celebration in the state. Mr. Anthony Uga, the State Sector Commander of the corps, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ota at the end of the 4-day Special Patrol organised…

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  • Group advocates entrepreneurship support for women with disabilities

    Group advocates entrepreneurship support for women with disabilities

    A group, the Women with Disability Integrity Development Initiative (WDIDI), a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Bauchi State, has advocated for support to boost entrepreneurship skills for women with disabilities. Hajiya Asmau Yahaya, Executive Director of the group, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Bauchi that such support would enable the women to become entrepreneurs. She said…

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  • 4 confirmed dead after major earthquake rattles Taiwan

    4 confirmed dead after major earthquake rattles Taiwan

    Official figures indicate that at least four people have been killed and around 60 injured as a result of the severe earthquake off the coast of Taiwan. This was confirmed by the island’s national fire authority on Wednesday. In addition, numerous buildings suffered catastrophic damage. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Taiwan on Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA), triggering…

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  • Abiodun mourns Prof. Odemuyiwa, says death tragic

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    Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has described the tragic death of Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, his former Special Adviser on Vocational and Technical Education, as a great loss to the state and the education sector.   Abiodun, in a condolence message on Tuesday in Abeokuta, described the passing of Odemuyiwa as tragic and sad.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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  • PDP: Bode George not my political benefactor – Adewale

    PDP: Bode George not my political benefactor – Adewale

    Chief Segun Adewale, the PDP candidate for Lagos West Senatorial District in the 2023 elections, says a former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Olabode George, is not his political benefactor. Adewale, popularly known as Aeroland, made this assertion in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos. He was reacting to a claim allegedly made by George, also a member…

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  • CAN demands public apology from FIRS over Easter message

    CAN demands public apology from FIRS over Easter message

    On Tuesday, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja called on the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to retract its Easter message and offer public apology. The National Director, National Issues and Social Welfare, CAN , Commodore Abimbola Ayuba (rtd), in a statement said that FIRS’ Easter message threatened Nigeria’s unity and undermined respect among diverse religious groups. The…

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  • Transcorp Power posts N453bn pre-tax profit, declares N3.13 dividend

    Transcorp Power posts N453bn pre-tax profit, declares N3.13 dividend

    Transcorp Power Plc (Transcorp Power) has reported N453 billion in profit before tax for the year ended Dec. 31, 2023. Mr. Stanley Chikwendu, Group Company Secretary, Transcorp Power, said this indicated a surge of 85 percent when compared with N439 billion reported in 2022.   Chikwendu stated this in the company’s audited financial statement for the year ended Dec. 31,…

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  • Insecurity: Zamfara govt. restricts movement along Katsina, Sokoto borders

    Insecurity: Zamfara govt. restricts movement along Katsina, Sokoto borders

    The Zamfara government has ordered an immediate restriction of movement along the state’s borders with Katsina and Sokoto states from 7:00 to 6:00. The State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Manir Haidara, disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau on Tuesday. Haidara noted that the directive was part of the decision of the State Security Council meeting. “As of today, the…

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  • Kebbi: Gotomo community lauds FG for road project, solar installation

    Kebbi: Gotomo community lauds FG for road project, solar installation

    Residents of Gotomo community, Argungu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kebbi, have commended the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) for the execution of road projects and streetlight installation in the community. The residents of the community told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday that the project would go a long way to alleviate the suffering of the masses.…

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  • Commission treats 819 civil servants cases in Kano

    Commission treats 819 civil servants cases in Kano

    The Kano Civil Service Commission (SCS) said on Tuesday that it treated no fewer than 819 various cases affecting civil servants in the last eight months. The chairman of the commission, Alhaji Umar Minjibir, said this while speaking with newsmen in Kano. Minjibir said that about 558 civil servants were promoted, while 104 were transferred across the state ministries, departments,…

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  • Kano Assembly confirms 4 commissioner nominees

    Kano Assembly confirms 4 commissioner nominees

    The Kano State House of Assembly on Tuesday screened and confirmed four commissioner-nominees sent to it by Gov. Abba Kabir-Yusuf. The House had, after initial preambles on the resumption of plenary on Tuesday in Kano, dissolved the committee of the whole to screen the nominees earlier sent to it by the state governor. Those confirmed are: Mustafa Rabi’u-Kwankwaso, Adamu Aliyu-Kibiya,…

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  • NECO ready for 2024 NCEE — Director

    NECO ready for 2024 NCEE — Director

    The National Examination Council (NECO) says it is ready for the 2024 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), slated for April 20 and urged parents of candidates to maintain decorum during the examination. Mr. Azeez Sani, the acting director of the Directorate of Information and Digital Communication at NCEE, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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  • C’River requires 20,000 teachers to address shortage in public schools, Commissioner

    C’River requires 20,000 teachers to address shortage in public schools, Commissioner

    The Commissioner for Education in Cross River, Sen. Stephen Odey, says a minimum of 20,000 teachers are required to address the shortage of teaching staff in public schools across the state. The Commissioner, who disclosed this during a press briefing in Calabar on Tuesday, said that the Sen. Bassey Otu-led administration had embarked on massive employment of teachers to bridge…

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