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Fed govt obtains $770m loan for water, spends $1.5bn – Minister

The Federal Government has obtained $770million loan to provide water to some states of the federation in order to reduce waterborne diseases and provide water to farmers for irrigation purposes, it was learnt yesterday.

Lassa fever: Ondo govt trains surveillance officers, informants

The Ondo State Government on Thursday in Akure concluded the training of surveillance officers and informants to contain the spread of Lassa fever across the 18 local government areas of the state.

Court slams N2m bail on driver for alleged burglary

An Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State on Thursday granted a bail of N2 million to a 22-year-old driver, Blessing Egbayelo, over alleged burglary and stealing of N1.9 million.

Catholic bishops kick against pop culture in church

In separate declarations, Nigerian Catholic Bishops and their leader Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onayekan have urged adherence to the rules of the church and resistance of moves to introduce pop culture.

Two policemen sentenced to death over robbery

A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital has sentenced two policemen; Henry Ubogu and Emmanuel Moses attached to Ondo State Police Command to death by hanging for armed robbery and conspiracy.

We will make Ondo State investor friendly – Akeredolu

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Wednesday, assured foreign investors that his administration would do everything possible to make the state investor friendly.

Osinbajo inaugurates 15 new permanent secretaries

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, inaugurated the 15 new permanent secretaries who were appointed recently.

Embrace ‘change begins with me’ message – Akeredolu tells NYSC members

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has advised corps members to plan to be self- reliant by keying into the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme of the state.

Gombe APC decries Dankwambo’s alleged role in anti-Buhari protest

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State Tuesday came down hard on the state Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, for allegedly using the state’s resources in sponsoring the anti-Buhari protest in Abuja.

Fed govt begins verification exercise for Ekiti pensioners

The Federal Government has begun the National Pension Verification Exercise for pensioners who retired from the Federal Civil Service in both Old Ondo and Ekiti states.

Southwest PDP excos’ dissolution illegal – Kashamu

The lawmaker representing Ogun West in the Senate, Buruji Kashamu, has said the dissolution of the Peoples Democratic Party executive council in the South-West by the party’s National Executive Council cannot stand.

#ResumeOrResign Protest not sponsored by Mimiko, Dankwambo – Conveners

Concerned Nigerians and Our Mumu Don Do Movement has refuted reports which began online on Sunday, August 13, 2017 alleging that the on-going Resume or Resign protests are sponsored by a former and sitting governor.

Fashola’s ex-aide Lateef Raji passes on

Mr. Lateef Raji, former Special Adviser on Information and Strategy during the administration of former Governor Babatunde Fashola, is dead.

Anambra guber: APC clears Andy Uba, 11 others for primary

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has cleared all the 12 aspirants seeking to become its candidate for the November governorship election in Anambra.

Labour, Akeredolu disagree over N7.6bn Paris Club loan refunds

Labour unions in Ondo State have disagreed with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu over factional payment of their outstanding salaries after receiving N7.6 billion Paris Club Loan refunds.

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Ikpeazu will be last PDP gov in Abia – APC chief

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abia State has boasted that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu would be the last governor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rule the state.

Seven in 10 Nigerians poor, yet legislators earn more – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented that while 75 per cent of Nigerians live in abject poverty, National Assembly members have refused to cut down their earnings.

Senate assures Nigerians on Electoral Act

The Senate has assured that it would give Nigerians the best in the ongoing amendment of the Electoral Act.

Fed govt obtains $770m loan for water, spends $1.5bn – Minister

The Federal Government has obtained $770million loan to provide water to some states of the federation in order to reduce waterborne diseases and provide water to farmers for irrigation purposes, it was learnt yesterday.

ASUU may end strike within one week – Minister

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday said ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may be called off within one week.

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Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has claimed that star striker Kylian Mbappe was left on the bench last weekend “to protect him” rather than as a punishment.

Morocco confirms it will bid to host 2026 World Cup

The Moroccan Football Federation has announced it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Maduro stages anti-imperialist protest

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Edo council to distribute 108,000 treated mosquito nets to residents

Mr Albert Elama, Head of Administration, Etsako-East Local Government Area of Edo, on Sunday said no fewer than 108,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets were set for distribution in the area.

Apologise to Nigerians for your corrupt govt – Oni tells Jonathan

“There is no mark for effort. Every mark is about result. What results did he get. The results are very shameful and he should not be talking about what he did or what he did not do on corruption. I think he should just be asking for forgiveness,” Oni stated