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Meningitis Has Claimed 745 Lives Out Of 8,057 Cases

  The federal government, on Wednesday, says 745 persons of the  8,057 suspected cases of cerebrospinal meningitis have died since the outbreak of the disease. The government also expressed its commitment to continuing to intensify efforts to stop the deaths and further spread of the disease in the worst-hit states …

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Displaced Otodo Gbame Residents Protest At Govt House

Hundreds of displaced residents of Otodo Gbame community were on Wednesday tear gassed by the police as they sought to forcefully enter the Lagos State Government House, Alausa, to protest against the destruction of their homes. Some of the inscriptions displayed on their placards read: ‘90 Maroko houses demolished,’ ‘300,000 …

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ASUU Calls For JAMB Registrar’s Resignation

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan chapter, has called for the resignation of Professor Ishaq Oloyede, registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The head of JAMB was asked to step down over widespread reports of hitches during registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation …

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Journalists Bid Farewell To Their Assassinated Colleague

It was a day of grief as newsmen in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State yesterday held a funeral procession in honour of their colleague, Famous Giobaro, a journalist with the state-owned radio station, Glory FM 97.1, who was killed by suspected assassins on Sunday. Giobaro, who was a desk editor at the …

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Police Arrest 3 Over Mob Attack On FRSC Operative

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested three persons connected with a recent mob attack on a patrol team of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at Igbo-Ukwu, Anambra. In a statement issued in Abuja, the FRSC spokesman,  Bisi Kazeem, said the suspects were arrested …

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Unilorin Commence Mass Production Of Speed-Limiting Device

The University of Ilorin has disclosed that its two prototype designs of the automobile speed limiting device are attracting corporate investors. Prof. Sulyman Age-AbdulKareem, the Director of the University’s Laboratory to Product Centre, said this on Wednesday after a routine meeting of the Speed Limiter team in Ilorin. Age-Abdulkareem said …

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President Buhari Suspends SGF Babachir Lawal And The DG Of NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke. In their stead, the most senior Permanent Secretary in the SGF and NIA offices are to act during the period …

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Chairman Of Chanchangi Airlines Dies

The chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, Amadu Chanchangi, is dead. A family source told newsmen that the Taraba-born, Kaduna-based billionaire died along Kaduna-Abuja road while on the way to a hospital in Abuja on today. He is survived by three wives and about 33 children, among whom is Rufai Chanchangi, a …

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DIG To Southwest States:Adopt Synergy Among Security Agencies In Lagos

Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Southwest geo-political zone, Foluso Adebanjo on Wednesday called for collaboration among security agencies in the States. The DIG commended the security arrangement in Lagos State, urging other States to adopt the synergy among security agencies in the State. In his address to …

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Lai Mohammed Says Abuja Runway Completion Is A remarkable Achievement

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the timely completion of the Abuja International Airport runway has confirmed that “Nigerians elected a responsive, responsible and capable federal government” The minister said this on Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in a statement signed by his Special Adviser,  Segun …

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