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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa rules out caretaker committee for Delta local councils

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has assured Deltans that the State Government will not set up caretaker committees for the Local Government councils.

Osinbajo inaugurates national addressing council

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, inaugurated the National Addressing System (NAS) Council.

I never had any dealing with Fani Kayode – Witness tells court

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Idowu Olusegun, on Wednesday revealed that he never had any dealing with the former aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who is standing trial for alleged money laundering allegations.

Court throws out Fani-Kayode’s transfer application

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday threw out an application filed by a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, asking for a transfer of a money laundering case charge against him.

EFCC probes 33 ex-Oyo council chiefs

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has started a probe into the activities of 33 former local government caretaker chairmen in Oyo State while in office.

Ex-ALGON chief makes case for effective local govt administration

Former Deputy National President of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Itiako Ikpokpo, has said the task of making local government administration effective was a collective task.

Ekit guber: Adeyeye, others kick as Fayose’s deputy emerges PDP candidate

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, has emerged as the consensus candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2018 governorship election.

Ekiti guber: Fayose, others announce preferred candidate

Less than twelve months to the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, critical stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State have adopted the Deputy Governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola, from Ekiti South Senatorial District, as the preferred candidate of the party.

N3.2bn Benue councils funds diverted in 3 years – FG

The Federal Government has revealed how five officials allegedly diverted the sum of about N3.2bn belonging to the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria in Benue State within 71 months.

Akwa Ibom council poll: Ex-minister urges electorate to vote for credible candidates

Mr Ndueso Essien, a former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, on Saturday urged the electorate to vote for credible candidates in the Nov. 11 local government elections in Akwa Ibom State.

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2019: General Ibrahim Babangida urges PDP to remain focused

Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on Monday, in Minna, the Niger State capital, told some founding members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) remain focus in their political activities if they are to wrestle power from the ruling party (APC) come 2019.

Violent clashes in northern Togo after imam arrested

Violence broke out in Togo's second city, Sokode, after the arrest of an imam close to the country's main opposition, fuelling tensions after weeks of anti-government protests.

LASUTH to commence full cardiac surgery – CMD Adewole Oke

As part of efforts to stem overseas medical tourism by Nigerians, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, says it will soon begin full cardiac surgery.

BRT Lane Construction: Commuters groan as gridlock worsens on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

Motorists plying the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and other road users on Tuesday called for measures to reduce the hardship facing commuters from gridlock caused by the ongoing Oshodi-Abule Egba Bus Rapid Transit lane construction.

Nigerian arrested in India for overstaying visa

A Nigerian student is facing prosecution in India for allegedly overstaying in the country after his visa expired.

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AICOM, PenCom, LASG to lead discussions at NAIPCO conference

The National Insurance Commission, National Pension Commission and Lagos State Government are to lead discussions on burning industry issues at the Insurance and Pension Correspondents 2017 Conference on Oct. 25.

Berom group urges Governor Simon Lalong to fish out assassins of ex-HoS Moses Gwom

President of Berom Educational and Cultural Organisation (BECO), Da. Eric Fom, has urged Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, and security operatives in the country, to fish out the masterminds of the assassination of a former Head of Service in the state, Da. Moses Gwom.

United States-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in ‘final’ battle to oust ISIS fighters from Raqqa

US-backed fighters say they are engaged in a "final" battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, the extremist group's de facto capital in Syria.

Two experimental Ebola vaccines show year-long promise

Two experimental vaccines against the Ebola virus have shown promise in protecting against the haemorrhagic fever for at least a year, according to the results of a major clinical trial published on Wednesday.

Obinna Nsofor praises Benni McCarthy’s influence

Cape Town City forward Victor Nsofor Obinna has highlighted the role played by Citizens head coach Benni McCarthy in luring him to join the Absa Premiership club.