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Borno declares eight-day holiday for schools to enhance PVC collection

The Borno State Ministry of Education has declared an eight-day holiday for schools across the state ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections.   In a letter signed by the Director, Schools Management, Ministry of Education, Borno State, Mr Mustapha Umara, explained that the holiday would allow eligible staff and …

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Buni approves 35% subsidy for market stores, stalls

  The Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has approved 35 per cent subsidy for shops and stalls in the newly inaugurated modern markets to boost business activities.   This is contained in a statement signed by Buni’s Director of Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu.   …

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Why it took me so long to bag a Ph. D, by Duyile

Dr Dayo Duyile, a veteran journalist has explained why it took him so long to bag a doctorate degree at 83. Duyile was on Wednesday one of those who bagged their postgraduate degrees at the University of Lagos 53rd special convocation. He was the oldest graduate and was the cynosure …

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2023 election is about candidates not political parties , says Dalung

Mr. Solomon Dalung, former Minister of Youths and Sports Development, has said the 2023 general election is about the quality of candidates and not their political parties.   The former minister who is a  Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for Langtang North/Langtang South Federal Constituency, stated this in Jos when …

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Accident: PDP directs flags to fly at half-mast in honour of 16 members in Plateau

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday directed that party flags at the National Secretariat in Abuja be flown at half-mast in honour 16 members who died at the weekend in a motor accident in Plateau State.   The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo …

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Number of murdered journalists now on the rise, says UNESCO

After several years of consecutive decline, the number of journalists killed worldwide rose to 86 last year from 55 in 2021, representing a 36 per cent rise, the UN cultural organisation UNESCO reported on Monday.   More than half the murders occurred in Latin America and the Caribbean, with most …

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Soludo denies ordering removal of Labour Party’s campaign billboard

Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, has denied reports that he gave orders for the removal of political billboards mounted in the state. The governor’s statement was hinged on the pulling down of campaign billboards of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and that of the party’s …

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Chevron says no plans to exit Nigeria

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has said it is not planning to exit Nigeria, restating its commitment to the country.   The oil major said in a statement on Thursday that a media report had alleged that it planned to exit Nigeria.   “Please note that the allegation is untrue and …

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Don’t elect a sick man to lead a sick country, Obi tells Nigerians

Labour Party Presidential Candidate Mr. Peter Obi in Enugu in continuation of his countrywide campaigns arrived at his alma mater, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, warning against handing over a sick country to a sick man.     Obi during his interaction with the UNN Business School and other …

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Gunmen kidnap divisional police officer

  The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Pankshin Division, Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State, has been kidnapped by gunmen, The PUNCH reports.   A policeman in the council area confirmed the development to the newspaper in Jos, Thursday night.     According to him, the DPO, whose …

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