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Apapa traffic: Ex-minister wants old buildings pulled down

Former minister of Interior and Chairman of Integrated Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, has said that the solution to the perennial traffic gridlock in Apapa is for the Federal Government to acquire old buildings around the port town and demolish them towards redesigning of the Lagos ports.

LASTMA recruits 1,400 new officials

In a bid to curb traffic gridlocks on Lagos roads, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, on Sunday said it has engaged over 1,400 new graduate traffic managers.


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Federal govt alleges campaign of calumny against Nigerian military

The Defence Ministry has cautioned the public not to align with those sponsoring a campaign of calumny against the leadership of the Nigerian Army in its fight against Boko Haram.

National Assembly urged to fast track disability bill for assent

The Centre for Citizens with Disability (CCD), a Non-Govrnmental Organisation (NGO), on Monday urged the National Assembly to facilitate the transmission of Disability Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

One of China’s largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country’s roads.

UN honours 14 peacekeepers killed in DR Congo

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on Dec. 7 in the worst attack on UN ‘blue helmets’ in recent history.

EFCC to appeal appeal court ruling against prosecution of judges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will appeal Monday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal which held that the agency lacked powers to investigate or prosecute serving judicial officials.

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Court sends alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda back to prisons

An FCT High Court, in Jabi, FCT, has refused the oral application for bail made on behalf of Maryam Sanda and ordered her returned to prisons pending her re-arraignment, on Thursday, next week.

Police arrest 15 suspects, recover arms, 151 cows in Zamfara

The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested 15 suspects for various crimes in the state and recovered arms, 151 cows and 29 sheep.

Federal govt to track donor funds through annual budgets

To make for effective national planning, funds from donor agencies into the country for ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) will now be reflected in annual budgets.

Your ‘tenancy’ in Aso Rock ends in 2019 – PDP tells President Buhari

Newly-elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has told President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) that they have until May 2019 to enjoy power at the centre.

Tottenham’s Danny Rose quashes fresh talk of Mauricio Pochettino rift

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has played down fresh talk of a rift with manager Mauricio Pochettino, calling for an end to “silly” rumours after he was substituted against Apoel Nicosia.