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Kebbi governor’s wife donates breast cancer screening kits to 500 women

The Wife of Kebbi Governor, Dr Zainab Bagudu, has donated Breast Cancer screening kits to 500 Women in Gwandu local government area.

World food prices up 8.2% in 2017 – UN

Global food prices rose by 8.2 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, the UN’s food agency said on Friday.

Philanthropist to sponsor wedding of 100 couples in Sokoto

A Sokoto State-based philanthropist, Alhaji Umarun Kwabbo, has indicated his intention to sponsor a mass wedding of at least 100 couples.

Food prices crash in Maiduguri

A check by NAN at Gamboru and Customs Area markets in Maiduguri indicated that prices of rice had fallen in the past two months with the beginning of crop harvest by farmers.

Nigeria earns N398 billion from LNG, cooking gas exports

Nigeria earned N397 billion from the export of Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG and Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, also known as cooking gas, in the third quarter of 2017, data obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has revealed.

I will only run in 2019 if Rivers people will defend their votes –...

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that he will accept the numerous endorsements for reelection by different ethnic nationalities when he receives their firm assurances that they will defend their votes in 2019.

Yuletide: Prices of commodities soar in Bayelsa

The prices of beans, yams, rice, onions and tomatoes, have soared in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

NYSC member renovates orphanage in Ibadan

Miss Susan Abraham, a 2016/17 batch B, stream 1 Corps Member in Oyo state, (OY/16B/0950), has given a facelift to the Mercy of God Home, Iwo road, Ibadan, and gave the environment a new look.

Borno’s SEMA spends N2 billion feeding IDPs

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Saturday said it spent over N2 billion distributing food items and condiments to IDPs in the last four years.

Fire razes Plateau Polytechnic female hostel

The female hostel in the Jos campus of the Plateau State Polytechnic was on Monday completely burnt down by fire.

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Osun govt to commence payment of pensions next month

Osun State Government, on Thursday, disclosed that a sum of N1 billion had been released to 142 beneficiaries ‎of Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) and N200 million to settle part of the outstanding gratuities of the 2011/2012 retirees.

Osun guber: APC to lift ban on aspirants in two-week – Chairman

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun State chapter, on Friday declared that the ban hitherto placed on gubernatorial contestants, restricting from officially declaring ambition would be lifted in two weeks’ time.

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