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Archbishop Martins urges govts to listen to people’s concern

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins, has called on government at all levels to identify with concerns of the people they govern, even as the country is going through a critical phase in its history.

N’Assembly endorses pensioners’ verification by PTAD

The National Assembly on Thursday endorsed verification civil service pensioners being conducted by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) in Lagos.

Nine local govts risk being submerged in Lagos – NSE

The Lagos State Government must intensify its flood management efforts so that communities in Epe, Eti-Osa, Amuwo Odofin, Ojo, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Apapa, Ibeju-Lekki and Ikorodu Local Governments would not be submerged.

Fed govt dangles new incentives for 55 modular refinery licensees

The Federal Government at the weekend declared new incentives for any of the 55 licensed modular refineries in the country that scale the hurdles to begin production before the end of 2019.

Oil magnate urges fed govt to compel banks to assist indigenous companies

Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, the Chairman, Integrated Oil and Gas Ltd., has appealed to Federal Government to compel financial institutions to make funds available to indigenous companies willing to build modular refineries.

Lagos unveils roadmap to fix potholes, tackle flooding

The Lagos State Government yesterday unveiled its roadmap targeted at maintaining and rehabilitating roads across the state as well as comprehensive drainage maintenance and flood control programme between August and December 2017.

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Nigeria has emerged stronger in face of violent extremism – Yem Musa

Coordinator, Counter-Terrorism Centre, Office of the National Security Adviser, Commodore Yem Musa, said Nigeria has emerged stronger in the face of violent extremism that ravaged the Northeast part of the country for several years.

Corrupt people use NGOs as a front – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chairman of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI), says corrupt people use non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as cover to get a clean bill of health on transparency.

FIRS denies closure of Atiku’s Intels

The Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), has denied report it closed down Intels, a company belonging to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Journalist gives first-hand account of deadly Mogadishu attack

Mohamed Sheikh Nor was relaxing and playing with his 10-month-old daughter when his home shook with the worst bombing Somalia's capital had seen to date.

President Buhari orders security agencies to stop Plateau ‘madness’

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the police and army to bring the violence in Plateau state “to an instant end”.

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Kenya election will go ahead despite Raila Odinga’s withdrawal – President Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday said a re-run of August’s nullified presidential election would go ahead as planned on Oct. 26 after opposition leader Raila Odinga said he was withdrawing from the race.

Aviation unions give fed govt 15 days ultimatum to halt planned airports concession

Three aviation unions on Tuesday gave the Federal Government 15 days ultimatum to halt its planned concession of the four viable airports in the country.

NGO decries low enrollment of girls in school

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Girls Education Mission International (GEMI) has decried the low enrollment of girls in primary and secondary schools in northern Nigeria.

Ex-Governor Joshua Dariye closes case in alleged N1.162 billion fraud trial

A former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, on Tuesday in an FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, closed his defence in the alleged N1.162 billion fraud trial.

Fed govt alone cannot fund universities – Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin, and the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Rahmon Bello, have said that government alone cannot fund education.