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Electricity consumers in Ikorodu decry high bills

Some electricity consumers living around Odogunyan Military Barracks in Ikorodu have condemned the high electricity charges they received in August and September. The consumers also condemned the discriminatory bills in the community. They told  Newsmen  that the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company had doubled and in some cases tripled its charges …

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Spain to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy

Spain’s central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks. In a move unprecedented since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Prime Minister …

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We must win 2019 presidential election – Jonathan

By Nwafor Sunday Ex- President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must win the 2019 presidential election if they make the right choice of candidates for the party’s national working committee (NWC) at the December convention newsmen report. “This is key so that by 2019 when …

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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Arewa youths commend Alafin over Adams’ choice

By Dapo AkinrefonTHE Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), has commended the Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi over his choice of the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams as the Aare Ona Kakanfo designate of Yoruba land. Gani Adams and the Alaafin of Oyo HRH …

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Wike urges Nigerians to disregard VP posters

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Nigerians to disregard Vice Presidential Posters being posted in parts of Abuja by a faceless group, describing it as the handwork of mischief makers. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wik In a statement signed by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the …

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EU congratulates Austria’s Kurz

European Union ministers on Monday congratulated Austria’s Sebastian Kurz on his election victory but some were uneasy about the far-right, eurosceptic party that may enter the new government and has clashed with the bloc before. The Freedom Party (FPO) got around 26 percent of votes in Sunday’s parliamentary vote, boosted …

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PDP Chairmanship: I know Gbenga Daniel can lead – Sule Lamido 

The former Governor of Jigawa State and one of the founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido has assured a frontline aspirant for the National Chairmanship of the party,  Otunba Gbenga Daniel of his support at the forthcoming National Convention. Gbenga Daniel and Sule Lamido Lamido …

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US meets PANDEF, seeks region’s plan for 2019

By Egufe Yafugborhi & Akpokona Omafuaire WARRI – UNITED States of America (US) has again met with Chief Edwin Clark’s led Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) towards finding lasting solution to lingering agitations in the region for better stakes in the Nigerian union. Consul Osman Tat, Head, Political/Economic at …

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Nigeria seeks re-election into UN Human Rights Council

New York – Nigeria has launched a bid for re-election into the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term at an election scheduled for Monday at the UN Headquarters, New York. Amb. Audu Kadiri, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN Office and Other …

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Monkey pox: NYSC sensitize rural dwellers

By Ike Uchechukwu (Calabar)The National Youth Service corps (NYSC) through its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) has kicked off its awareness campaign against monkey pox and other disease in Cross River state. The health outreach programme which focuses on creating awareness and keeping rural settlers abreast of disease was …

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Thugs allegedly attack APGA members in Nwoye’s home town, injure many – Ikeli

By Nwafor Sunday Anambra –  The Chairman Association of Town Union Youth, Anambra East Local Government, Mr Nnamdi Ikeli, has alleged that thugs on Friday attack members of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA at a meeting in Nsugbe, the country home of APC’s governorship candidate, injuring many, newsmen report. Reports …

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Pakistani-American faces extradition hearing on NYC attack plot

A Pakistani court on Friday delayed the extradition hearing of a Pakistani-American man accused of plotting attacks in New York City for Islamic State without fixing a new date, the man’s lawyer said. Talha Haroon, 19, was arrested in Pakistan in 2016 after U.S. authorities identified him as one of …

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U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

The United Nations’ cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States and Israel pulled out. Whoever gets the job will need to restore relevance to the agency whose mission to protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage has …

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Economic Summit: Panellists urge FG to provide more credit facility for MSMEs

Financial experts and entrepreneurs at the on-going 23rd Nigeria Economic Summit (NES#23) have called on the Federal Government to provide more credit facility for Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) oprators. The experts spoke in Abuja at the Plenary session on `Access to Capital’ at the summit with the theme; …

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Outbreak of Monkey pox, other national issues dominate Google search

The outbreak of monkey pox which was reported by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) dominated searches on Internet search engine — Google — this week. Google’s Spokesman, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, made this known in a dispatch to Newsmen on Thursday in Lagos. According to him, the week’s top trending search …

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Olubadan has done so many things that could be used to remove him but – Ajimobi

By Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA – GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State yesterday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the security situation in his state especially the crisis surrounding the Olubadan throne. Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State briefing journalists after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. …

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EFCC to auction seized oil vessels, products

By Soni Daniel Abuja – As part of arrangement to auction forfeited petroleum products and vessels, which are proceeds of crimes seized from illegal oil bunkers the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday held a pre-bid meeting with shortlisted auctioneers at the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja. One of …

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Army appoints Mohammed new GOC, as  Oyebade moves to NDA as commandant 

By Joseph Erunke ABUJA-THE Nigerian Army has appointed Major General M Mohammed as the new General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna. Mohammed,who until his appointment,was at the Department of Army Standards and Evaluation,DASE, in Abuja, took over from Major-General A. Oyebade,was equally redeployed to the Nigerian Defence Academy, …

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Security Chiefs meet Buhari at Presidential Villa

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is expected to meet Security Chiefs at Presidential Villa this morning for weekly security meeting Already all the Service Chiefs have arrived for the meeting waiting for the arrival of the President. Among the Service Chiefs waiting for the commencement of the …

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