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Nigeria’s cultural diversity major unifying factor, says C/River deputy gov

Edo State cultural troupe at the 2017 Calabar cultural carnival on Tuesday.CROSS River state Deputy Governor, Professor Ivara Esu, on Tuesday, said that Nigeria’s cultural diversity has played a major role in the unity of the country. Esu said this in Calabar at the commencement of the 2017 Calabar Cultural Carnival at the Millennium Park in Calabar. The deputy governor, ...

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VIDEO: Watch How Edo People Celebrate PDP Chair Dan Orbih As He Empowers Hundreds Of Them

It`s been celebration galore in Ogbona, Edo state this yuletide season as the Edo State PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Osi Orbih empowered hundreds of the indegenes with lives changing materials.   Motor bikes, sewing machines, grinding machines and other technical craft instruments were freely given out by the chairman whose action was said to have been motivated by the hardship ...

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EDSIEC LAW AMENDMENT: Edo PDP Faults Process, Calls For Reversal

The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for the reversal of the recently amended law of the state electoral body, Edo State Independent Electoral Commission, EDSIEC.   Describing the process leading to the amendment as fraudulent, the party in a press release signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Nosa Nehikhare, advised that due ...

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Don’t judge Buhari with petrol situation —Fayemi •Says PDP not credible alternative to APC

A former governor of Ekiti State,  Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has charged Nigerians not to base their judgment of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on the current petroleum situation in the country, noting that the president has not disappointed Nigerians. Dr Fayemi told newsmen in his Isan-Ekiti home in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, that “what we are ...

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Again, DPR sells fuel for free in Ogun

The Surveillance Team of the Department of Petroleum Resources, Abeokuta Field Office, on Thursday, dispensed fuel for free to motorists in Ogun State. The management of the gas station was alleged to have been selling above official pump price. The team led by the Head of Operations, Mr. Kasali Akinade, said the action became necessary following information that the station, Daslap ...

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Tension in Ondo over arrest of PDP chieftain

There was tension on Thursday in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government area of Ondo State, as a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Femi Adekanmbi was arrested by state police command. Adekanmbi, who was arrested by the security operatives in the state a few hours to the annual Thanksgiving organised by him ...

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Six Feared Dead After Suicide Attack In Borno

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday at a crowded market in Borno State, allegedly killing at least five people with several others injured. Security sources said the bomber, who was suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram terrorist group, passed himself off as a grain merchant before the incident occurred. He was said to have staged ...

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Eight Pregnant Women, 149 Others Return From Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received a new set of 157 Nigerian returnees from Libya. The returnees who voluntarily returned back home include 54 adult females, 90 adult males, three children and 10 infants eight including pregnant women and one medical case. They arrived in flight BURAQ Airlines Boeing 737-800 with Registration number 5A-DMG at the Murtala Muhammed International ...

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Yusuf Buhari not Flown to Germany – Presidency

The Presidency has described as ‘fake news’ the story that the President’s son, Yusuf Buhari was flown out of the country early Thursday morning following his severe head injury in a bike accident.   News made the rounds Wednesday night that the first family is considering flying Yusuf to Germany for treatment. However, Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media ...

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27 months salary arrears: Lecturers in Osun tertiary institutions to embark on industrial action

AS the strike action declared by workers in the employ of Osun entered its second day on Thursday, lecturers in the state-owned tertiary institutions, on Thursday said arrangements have been concluded to embark on indefinite industrial action by January 15th, 2018 to register their grievances against the payment of modulated salary by Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration. The lecturers, under the auspices of Council of Academic Staff Unions of Osun State Owned ...

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