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Corpse of unidentified driver found in Akure

The Police Command in Ondo State has confirmed the killing of a man, whose identity is yet to be known in Akure, Ondo state. Olufumilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, the command`s spokesman confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday in Akure. He said that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Oba-ile police station …

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UniAbuja VC mourns Dadakuada music legend, Jaigbade Alao

Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, has commiserated with the family of the late Dadakuada music maestro, Alhaji Jaigbade Alao, who died in the early hours of Monday at the age of 121. This is contained in a condolence message by the university’s Head of Information and University …

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Nigeria is leading rice producer in Africa – Foundation

Syngenta Foundation For Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), an Abuja-based NGO, says Nigeria is the leading rice producer in Africa with 70 per cent growth in production in the last decade. Mr Isaiah Gabriel, Country Programme Manager of SFSA, said this in an interview with the News in Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday …

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Court orders NECO to reinstate dismissed staff member

The National Industrial Court has ordered the National Examinations Council (NECO) to reinstate a dismissed member of staff, Malam Ibrahim Musa . The reinstatement of the claimant as ordered by the court, was to the position or rank he ought to be at the judgment date. Delivering judgment, Justice Olufunke …

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Be magnanimous in victory, traditional ruler urges politicians

Oba Michael Obatuga-Adetoye, the Jegun of Idepe-Okitipupa Kingdom, in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, has urged politicians not to renege on their electioneering promises to the masses. The royal father said that the expectations of Nigerians were high and all politicians needed to do their best in giving …

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Sultan urges Muslims to look out for Ramadan crescent, seeks peaceful coexistence

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent of Ramadan 1444 AH, from Wednesday, March 22. He gave the directive at a Ramadan Symposium organised by the Sultanate Council in …

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Tribunal receives 20 NASS election petitions in Oyo

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Oyo State, said it had received 20 petitions from aggrieved political parties and their candidates in the state. The Tribunal Secretary, Mr Ibrahim Sada told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ibadan that the petitions were filed within the 21-day …

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Kalu says ‘Emi lokan’ (It’s my turn) to be Senate President

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has declared his intention to contest for Senate presidency in the 10th National Assembly. Kalu, who won re-election to represent Abia North in the Senate, told journalists at the National Assembly. The ruling All Progressives Congress has a majority in the Senate, …

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Fire guts lace fabrics shops in Onitsha market

An early morning fire on Tuesday razed a two-storey building housing the Onitsha main market Police Station and shops selling lace fabrics.   Firefighters battled for hours to contain the inferno as some of the traders salvaged their goods while others watched in tears as the fire consumed their shops. …

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Gunmen kidnap 19-year-old girl, demand N10m ransom in Ondo

The Police Command in Ondo State has confirmed the abduction of a 19-year-old girl, Adetutu Okinbaloye by gunmen from her home in Imoru community, Ose Local Government Area of the state. SP Olufumilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, the command spokesman confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday in Akure. “The DPO confirmed that …

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