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  • Lawmaker seeks establishment of entrepreneur university in Lagos

    Mr Paul Kalejaiye, House of Representatives member representing Ajeromi-Ifelodun Constituency, has called for the establishment of Entrepreneur University in Lagos State. Kalejaiye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos, that he, in collaboration with his colleague, Mr Babajimi Benson, representing Ikorodu Constituency, had succeeded in raising the Bill at the House. ”We have moved a Bill…

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  • Emir Sanusi urges muslims to help needy, preach peace

    The Emir of Kano, Malam Mohammad Sanusi, has urged Muslims to embrace the culture of helping the needy and preaching peace. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  reports that Sunusi  gave the advice during his sermon after leading the Eid prayers at Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani Jumu’at Mosque in Kofar Mata, Kano. The emir emphasised the importance of following Prophet Muhammad’s…

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  • Illegal garage: LASTMA sanctions 52 commercial vehicles

    The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has sanctioned 52 commercial vehicles for operating illegal garages and parking around Obalende and Iyana-Oworonsoki areas of the state. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Taofiq Adebayo, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, on Friday in Lagos. According to Adebayo, this is part of efforts to ensure smooth traffic…

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  • Group urges anti-graft agencies to investigate alleged tax corruption in NSITF

    The Transparency and Accountability Group(TAG), a civil society coalition against corruption, has called on anti-corruption agencies to probe the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) over alleged non-remittance of N2.1 billion workers’ tax. The group made the call at a news conference by the Executive Director, Centre for Responsive Governance, Mr Ayodeji Ologun, on Friday in Abuja. Ologun also called…

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  • GBV: Anglican group solicits support of traditional rulers in Kaduna

    The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) team of the Diocese of Kaduna Nazarene Rural Health Ministry, Anglican Diocese, has solicited the support of the traditional rulers in the state to stem the tide of the menace. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this support was sought when the team visited the District Head of Nararyi, Mr Stephen Yerima. This was…

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  • Africa needs $402.2bn annually to boost structural transformation by 2030- AfDB

    Africa needs to close a financing gap of about 402.2 billion dollars annually by 2030 to fast-track its structural transformation. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), said this during the presentation of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2024 at the ongoing AfDB Annual Meetings in Nairobi. “The report highlights the glaring inadequacies of the current…

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  • One Year of the Tinubu Administration: Building a safer, stronger and prosperous Nigeria

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s historic victory and assumption of office on May 29, 2023, marked a significant turning point in Nigeria’s democratic journey. His commitment to democracy and visionary leadership, encapsulated in the 8-Point Renewed Hope Agenda, have inspired confidence and trust among Nigerians, promising a new era of hope and transformation. Economic Rebirth: Facing economic turmoil, widespread…

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  • Food production: Group empowers 200 Ondo farmers with N5m

    A group, Lead Culture Plus, in collaboration with Ikale TV Diary, has empowered no fewer than 200 farmers and food vendors in Okitpupa Local Government Area of Ondo State with N5 million to boost food production. Convener of the group, Mr Balade Akinseloyin, while presenting the money to the beneficiaries at Stallamaris College, Okitipupa on Wednesday, said the project was…

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  • WHO chief urges Israel to lift restrictions on aid to Gaza

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday asked Israel to lift the blockade on medical supplies in Gaza. Head of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said approximately 700 seriously ill patients were stuck in a war zone. “Crossings from Egypt into Gaza have remained closed for two weeks, cutting off the primary pipeline for emergency health supplies into Gaza,” the WHO…

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  • Extended continental shelf, significant achievement of Tinubu’s administration – NBC

    The National Boundary Commission (NBC) has described the extension of Nigeria’s continental shelf as a significant achievement of President Bola Tinubu’s administration in its one year in office. The Director-General of the commission, Mr Adamu Adaji, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. Adaji described continental shelf as the natural submerged…

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  • CSOs express worry over Rivers crisis, seek respect for rule of law

    CSOs express worry over Rivers crisis, seek respect for rule of law The Centre for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness a coalition of civil rights organisation committed to good governance, has expressed concern over the crisis in Rivers state. The coalition said this called for the need to uphold the principles of justice and the rule of law and allow…

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  • President Tinubu’s 1 year anniversary begins May 22 – Committee

    The Media and Publicity Sub-Committee of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on President Bola Tinubu’s First Anniversary has released the first phase of the activities lined up to mark the event. Mr Segun Imohiosen, Director, Information and Public Relations, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Imohiosen said…

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  • Peter Obi donates N10m to nursing school in Anambra

    Mr  Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party in 2023, has donated the sum N10 million to College of Nursing Sciences, Adazi Nnuku in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra. Obi handed the cheque to Most Rev. Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor, Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Awka, the ownerof the institution. Obi said  nurses  were crucial to the nation’s health…

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  • Iranian President Raisi dies after helicopter crash – Reports

    All nine people on board of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter which crashed in the country’s North-West have died, the media reported. Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian are among the nine dead, according to the report. On Monday morning, local media published images taken by a drone showing debris from what appears to be a completely destroyed aircraft…

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  • Commander hails troops for decimating Boko Haram insurgents

    Brig.-Gen. Abubakar Haruna, the Acting General Officer Commanding, 7 Division Nigerian Army, has commended the troops for their recent victory in disloging Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa Forest. Haruna, who is also  the Commander Sector 1 of the Nigeria Army, stated this on Sunday during a visit to the frontline trooos in the outskirts of Sambisa forest in Konduga Local…

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  • Kogi committed to win war against criminality – Ododo

    Gov. Usman Ododo of Kogi, says the state is committed to win the war against criminals, and enemies of peace and progress. The governor stated this in a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, According Saturday in Lokoja. Ododo was quoted as saying that: “My administration is rising to the challenge of defeating the torrent of criminality…

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  • Court fines herder N50,000 for grazing without permit

    An Akure Magistrates’ Court on Friday fined a herder, Abdulkadir Shehu N50,000 for grazing without permit from the Ondo State Government. The News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) reports that the Ondo State Security Network Agency  codenamed: Amotekun accused Shehu of conspiracy, breach of peace, unlawful  grazing and wilful damage of farmland of one Alhaji Salau. Amotekun alleged that the defendant…

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