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Governor Okorocha: Picking Comrade Oshiomhole as national chairman saved APC

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, says choosing Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress saved the party from an impending catastrophe.

Cross River APC protests Governor Ayade’s planned defection

All Progressives Congress (APC), Cross River State chapter, yesterday, protested the planned defection of Governor Ben Ayade to the party.
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Imo CAN rejects proposed cattle ranching

Imo State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday, said it would continue to reject any plan to establish ranching in the state.

APC chair Oshiomhole appoints Simon Ebegbulem as media aide

Simon Ebegbulem, the Vanguard Correspondent in Edo State, has been appointed the Chief Press Secretary to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
There has been a large turnout of voters at Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital as they trooped out in great numbers to the polling units

Ekiti guber: Police hail electorate, INEC

The Commissioner of Police in charge of Ekiti North Senatorial District, Mr. Ali Janga, has praised the Independent National Electoral Commission and the electorate for the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Killings: IGP Ibrahim Idris orders tight security nationwide

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday ordered tight security nationwide.

Police decorate 36 officers in Edo

Thirty-six police officers among those recently promoted were on Thursday decorated in Benin City, the Edo State capital, by Rasheed Akintunde, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), in charge of Zone 5.

PenCom begins pre-retirement verification, enrolment of workers

No fewer than 1,000 employees of the federal government due to retire in 2019 are expected to appear at the Enugu centre for the week-long Pre-Retirement Verification and Enrolment of employees operating under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).

Ekiti guber: INEC urges public to ignore attempts to tarnish its reputation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to Nigerians to ignore all deliberate attempts to tarnish its reputation with wild, unsubstantiated allegations on forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti.

World Bank approves $2.1 billion project support loan for Nigeria

The World Bank Thursday announced its approval of a total of $2.1 billion as project support loan for Nigeria.

Governor Ortom: Herding shouldn’t displace farming, human lives

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says his government has a place for everyone that was interested in cattle business, adding that cattle business or ranching in the state would not be at the expense of the lives of the Benue people or farming, the mainstay of the Benue economy.
Dr Jane Barton worked at the hospital for 12 years. Photograph = Chris Ison | PA

Prescribed painkillers kill 456 in UK hospital

More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, United Kingdom, a report has found.

Lagos government workers to get gratuity three months after retirement soon – Official

The Lagos State Government is to introduce an efficient pension scheme for its workforce, an official said on Sunday.

PenCom commences sensitisation and verification of 2019 retirees

The National Pension Commission has kicked-off a pre-retirement workshop for 14,000 prospective 2019 retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme to bridge the knowledge gap of retirees on the scheme.

Governor Ambode clears N37.546 billion pension arrears

The Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC) said Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, has paid a total of N37, 546 billion to pensioners since 2015.

IPOB sit-at-home order: Police lead Army, NSCDC in show of strength

The Police Command in Abia on Monday led detachments of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in a show of strength in Umuahia, ahead of the IPOB sit-at-home order for Wednesday, May 30.

Labour slams federal government over non-constitution of PenCom board

Nigeria’s organised labour has lashed out at the Federal Government for its inability to reconstitute the board of the National Pension Commission (PenCom) almost two years after it sacked the former management headed by Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu.

Afe Babalola: Governor Fayose a magician, miracle maker, patriot to Nigeria

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), and founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, has described Governor Ayodele Fayose as a patriot, not only to Ekiti, the Yoruba race but to the whole of Nigeria.

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PenCom directs PFAs to implement pension enhancement for retirees

The National Pension Commission, PenCom, on Monday directed Pension Fund Administrators to implement pension enhancement for retirees on Programmed Withdrawal under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
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Real Madrid complete signing of Brazilian attacking midfielder

Real Madrid have completed the signing of teenage Brazilian prospect Reinier from Flamengo on a six-and-a-half-year deal, the Spanish giants announced on Monday.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC member down with Lassa fever in Delta

A male youth corps member (name withheld) serving in Delta State has been diagnosed with the Lassa fever virus.
In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better. 6

Counterinsurgency: Things are a lot better – President Buhari tells Boris Johnson

In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better.
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17 people killed in Katsina road crash

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed 17 persons killed in a road crash at Yardudu village, Mashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.