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Plateau to train locals on arms fabrication

Plateau State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hon. Dan Manjang, has vowed to collaborate with Defense Headquarters in identifying blacksmiths who fabricates local arms for training with a view to producing legal arms and ammunition for Nigerian military.

Federal govt to provide satellite services to EBS, Edo schools

Former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives and Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development of Nigeria Communication Satellite Ltd, NigComSat, Dr Samson Osagie, yesterday, disclosed of plans by the Federal Government through the company to provide satellite services to the 18 local government areas of Edo State.

I demand nothing but the best – Governor Ambode tells appointees

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday swore in new members of his cabinet, demanding from them `nothing but the best`.

Edo council poll: Phillip Shaibu, APC chiefs bicker over alleged imposition of candidate

The leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State are battling with the state Deputy Governor, Phillip Shaibu, over allegation of a chairmanship candidate for the forthcoming local government elections.

Bayelsa introduces drone system to prevent crime

Bayelsa State Government has concluded arrangement to launch a crime control drone system to assist in the prevention of crime and criminality, the State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Chief Blessing Ipigansi-Igbagara, said on Wednesday.

Emergency communication centers in 36 states ready soon – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the Emergency Communication Centres across the 36 states of the federation will soon be completed.

Federal govt urges governors to domesticate technology ministry

Nigeria’s Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has urged Governors of the 36 States to domesticate his Ministry for job and wealth creation.

Federal govt plans to exploit potentials in science and technology to boost economy

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, yesterday at the 15th meeting of the National Council of Science and technology in Benin City, said apart from agriculture, the Federal Government planned to exploit its potentials in Science and Technology go boost its economy.

Lagos will produce first female gov some day – Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday expressed optimism that in no distant time, Lagos would produce its first elected female Governor of the State.


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NBS: States generated N931.23 billion in 2017

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HYPREP: Why Ogoni cleanup is yet to commence

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Victor Ikpeba: Francis Uzoho will be Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper in Russia

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#BBNaija: Tobi and Rico Swavey emerge winners of Nokia challenge

The pair of Tobi and Rico Swavey emerged as the winners of Big Brother Naija (Double Wahala) “Duo Clip” special task sponsored by Nokia.

WAEC bans private school teachers from supervising examinations

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has banned teachers from private schools from supervising its examinations.

Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir backs Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi election bid

President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan on Monday welcomed his Egyptian counterpart’s bid for re-election and pledged further cooperation after a year of rocky relations between the neighboring countries.

Expelled Russian diplomats leave UK

Russian diplomats recently expelled from the UK over the case of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and their families left the Russian embassy in London on Tuesday and are heading to the airport in more than 10 cars, a Sputnik correspondent reported.