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7 Dec 2015
t was, indeed, a new dawn at Ile Ife, the ancestral home of the Yorubas on Monday, as Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, received his staff of office as the 51st Ooni of Ife in a colorful ceremony that had all the trappings of royalty.
7 Dec 2015
The All Progressives Congress’ (APC) deputy governorship candidate in Kogi, Mr Abiodun Faleke, says he will not make himself available for swearing in with Alhaji Yahaya Bello on January 27, 2016. Faleke stated this at a meeting of APC stakeholders in Kogi West Senatorial District in Kabba, Kogi State on Monday He explained that this…
7 Dec 2015
IN what looked like a major public disagreement with the Senate over the controversial Frivolous Petitions and Other Matters Bill, (also known as Social Media Bill) before the Senate, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reiterated the commitment of his administration to the protection of free speech in keeping with democratic tradition. The President's reaction, which…
7 Dec 2015
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled  election in Southern Ijaw LGA in the Bayelsa governorship poll, citing large scale electoral malpractices such as intimidation of electoral officers, ballot box snatching, and violence. A new date is expected to be announced soon. Results from seven other local councils in the state have been announced.
7 Dec 2015
A 16-year-old teenager, who allegedly defiled two minors, was on Monday docked before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court. The accused, a student, who lives at Oke-Ira, Ogba, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a four-count charge bordering on defilement and assault. The prosecutor, Sgt Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the offences were committed on Nov.…
7 Dec 2015
The Lagos State University (LASU) has re-issued the withdrawn PhD certificates of Dr Adekunle Idris, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LASU chapter and Dr Mufutau Yusuf. Idris said made the disclosure at a news conference at the university’s Ojo campus on Monday ‎in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the…
7 Dec 2015
As the 51st Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi was being given the staff of office, dignitaries from all works of life honoured him with their presence. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that among the early callers at the Enuowa, venue of the occasion were the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and the Governor…
7 Dec 2015
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has appealed to Nigerians, especially those who have the wherewithal, to complement the efforts of the government by assisting the thousands of Nigerians who have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. "With over 2 million people displaced, mostly in the North-east, the scale of the…
7 Dec 2015
In order to forestall break down of law and order, the Bayelsa Police Command has banned public processions and rallies. Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of training and development and Bayelsa Election, Hashimu Argungu, said in a statement that the ban became necessary after the police uncovered plans by “some disgruntled elements” to…
7 Dec 2015
AFTER a week of disagreements among negotiators, the Paris climate summit reached a milestone with delegates agreeing on a 48-page draft document which may be instrumental to their decision-making today as they inch towards adopting a universal pact this Friday.
7 Dec 2015
THE new management at the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) may not award projects in 2016 to enable it clear the N10 billion debt owed contractors, the agency’s Executive Director, Projects, Philip Gbasin, has hinted.
7 Dec 2015
IRKED by the lingering fuel scarcity across the country, the Senate has unveiled plans to engage the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the possibility of opening a special window for petroleum marketers to access foreign exchange which had remained a major challenge to marketers in their quest to import petroleum products.


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