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Police confirm identity of man who jumped into Lagos lagoon

The police have confirmed the identity of a 40-year-old man who jumped into the lagoon from the Lekki – Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos on Friday in an apparent suicide plunge.

Price for petrol drops, kerosene increases – NBS

The average price paid by consumers for Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) dropped by 1.2 per cent year-on-year, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said

Fed govt releases N3.5bn for vaccination

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday announced that the sum of N3.5 billion has been released for vaccination programme against communicable diseases, while the nation’s Excess Crude Account stood at $2.3 billion as at October 16.

Gunman kills CAC pastor in Ondo

An unknown gunman has reportedly killed a Christ Apostolic Church pastor, Oluwarotimi Akinroyeje, at the mission house located at Ago Gbooro area of Ore in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

President Buhari’s northern Nigerian agenda

In the school year that commenced in September 2017, the United Nations Children’s Fund established 350 temporary learning centres across Northern Nigeria, to enrol 750,000 children.

We’re not administering vaccines in Ondo – Nigerian Army

The 32 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army, Akure, has debunked rumours of harmful vaccination being conducted by some people believed to be soldiers in Ondo State.

Governors demand release of 50% balance of Paris Club refund by November

The governors of the 36 states of the federation have demanded the release of the balance of the Paris Club refund by November, this year, to enable them include it in their 2018 budget appropriation.

Court orders reinstatement of UBTH professor

The National Industrial Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, has nullified the compulsory retirement of a former Director of the In Vitro Fertilisation unit of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Prof. Augustine Orhue, from the institution.

Sunshine stars to sack 20 players ahead of next season

The Sunshine Stars Football club of Akure has reportedly pencilled down about 20 players to be fired before the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League Ssason.

2019: Bisi Akande’s comment on APC presidential ticket his personal opinion – John Odigie-Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said the statement credited to his predecessor, Chief Bisi Akande, that the party’s presidential ticket for 2019 election was open to all was his personal view.

We are ready to tackle monkey pox – Ondo govt

The Ondo State Government says it has adopted a proactive measure to forestall outbreak of monkey pox in the state.

Sokoto, Ogun, Abia, Akwa Ibom, 14 other states to benefit from World Bank fund

The Federal Government has listed 18 states that will benefit from the $500 million World Bank assisted project.

18 states to benefit from $500m World Bank projects

Mr Ularamu Ubandoma, the National Coordinator, Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP), says 18 more states will benefit from 500 million dollars World Bank assisted projects.

Governor Ajimobi tasks South West leaders on developmental challenges

Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has called on his counterparts, party leaders and other public office holders under the All Progressives Congress (APC) to sacrifice their self interest and work more towards surmounting developmental challenges confronting the region.

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Fifty-year-old rapes three-year-old to death in Katsina

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N500 million suit: Lai Mohammed, Olisa Metuh fail to reach settlement

The N500 million libel suit filed by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, against Olisa Metuh, a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, spokesperson, is set to proceed to trial at the Ikeja High Court.

Kogi govt debunks alleged monkey pox vaccination rumour

The Kogi State Government has debunked the rumour making the rounds that some unidentified men are infecting children with Monkey pox virus in the name of vaccination.

North Korea readies missile launch ahead of United States-South Korea drill

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.