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The Rector of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Mr Gani Ogundahunsi, has denied the report that the polytechnic was planning to retire staffers who had turned 60 years old in December 2019.

Rector: We’re not sacking any staff

The Rector of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Mr Gani Ogundahunsi, has denied the report that the polytechnic was planning to retire staffers who had turned 60 years old in December 2019.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo PDP primary: No cause for alarm – Governor Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki has admonished his supporters not to lose sleep over latest developments in the Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying he will participate in the governorship primaries slated for Thursday, June 25.

Nigerian government pegs fuel price at N121.50 per litre

The federal government has, on Monday, June 1, slashed the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol to N121.50 per litre.
The acting Director of Finance and Accounts of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), Chief Ibanga Bassey Etang, is dead.

NDDC acting director finance passes on

Chief Etang is said to have died at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital (BMH), in Port Harcourt after he allegedly took ill and gasping for breath at about 2am, Thursday before being rushed to the health facility.
KIDNAPPING

Gunmen abduct three travellers in Delta

Three interstate travellers have been abducted by gunmen suspected herdsmen along Okpavuerhe-Olomu Road in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state last week.

Group urges CBN, EFCC, ICPC’s intervention in Ondo’s ‘secret’ N4.3 billion controversy

All may not have been heard about the secret N4.3 billion discovered, withdrawn and spent by the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administra­tion in Ondo State without being appropriated for in the 2018 Appropriation Bill.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: President Buhari’s ‘incapacitation’ makes office of chief of staff powerful

Alhaji Buba Galadima, a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council on Wednesday said the 'incapacitation' of President Muhammadu Buhari was responsible for the excessive powers arrogated to the office of the Chief of Staff.
Retired Commissioner of Police, Mr Ikechukwu Ayodele Aduba, whose men are complementing other security agencies to enforce border closure in Anambra state has expressed the difficulties in recording success in the assignment.

Ikechukwu Aduba: Why total border closure will never work

Retired Commissioner of Police and chairman of Anambra State Vigilante Committee, Mr Ikechukwu Ayodele Aduba, whose men are complementing other security agencies to enforce border closure in Anambra state has expressed the difficulties in recording success in the assignment.

Lagos, others risk virus escalation as bus drivers offer passengers used face masks

There are indications that Lagos and neighbouring states may witness an escalation of the dreaded coronavirus as commercial bus drivers now offer used face masks to passengers to beat security checks.

Charles Idahosa: I nominated Taiwo Akerele as chief of staff, he betrayed Governor Obaseki

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in Edo State on Wednesday said Taiwo Akerele, former Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, is a betrayer who failed to justify the confidence reposed in him by his principal.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly resumes Tuesday

The official announce­ment made by the Clerk reads: “This is to inform the distinguished senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that the Senate will resume plenary on Tuesday, 28th April, 2020.”

Nasarawa PDP group rejects suspension of Senator Ewuga, others

Following a Crisis rocking Nasarawa State Chapter of People Democratic Party (PDP) over party congress, some concerned members of the party from Nasarawa Eggon have rejected suspensioned of Senators Solomon Ewuga, Elayo and Onawo, from the party for the sake of peace and progress of the party in the State.

APCON suspends operations due to coronavirus-induced lockdown of Lagos

As the incidences of Corona Virus Disease 2019 better known as ‘COVID-19’ increases, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria has temporarily suspended its operations.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara governor, police chief issue conflicting directive over public gathering

Explaining the rationale behind the directive, commissioner of Police, CP, Kayode Egbetokun, said the increase in the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria is becoming alarming.
For over 6 months, the Ijebu, Ogun State-born actor was hospitalized at a hospital in Sagamu Remo where he was diagnosed with Diabetes and Hypertension which got his 2 kidneys affected.

Nollywood loses another actor

For over 6 months, the Ijebu, Ogun State-born actor was hospitalized at a hospital in Sagamu Remo where he was diagnosed with Diabetes and Hypertension which got his 2 kidneys affected.
Bala Muhammad

Bauchi governor flags off construction of 2,500 housing scheme

Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has flagged off the construction of 2,500 affordable housing units in collaboration with a company known as the Family Homes Funds Limited.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara courts central bank on anchor borrowers scheme

Kwara state government says its in talks with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, over its Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme, ABS, stating that it hopes that the Apex bank could move its threshold borrowings for business in Kwara.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Yinka Odumakin: APC has used, dumped ousted Emir Sanusi

Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Tuesday said deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, must have crossed some political lines under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Ondo SDP begs with police to shut down party secretariat

The Acting Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr Dele Thomas, has pleaded with the Inspector-General of Police to instruct the state commissioner of police to seal up the party secretariat in the state.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigerian government lacks resources to deliver on infrastructural projects

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the federal government does not have the resources to deliver on development ambitions and the infrastructural projects it had committed to as a result of the economic downturn.
Sergio Ramos

Diego Simeone: Real Madrid get more penalties because they attack more

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and club president Josep Maria Bartomeu have suggested Madrid, who sit four points clear of the Catalan giants at the top of La Liga, are benefiting from favourable decisions from referees.
President Buhari commissions New Terminal Building of Abuja International Airport on 20th December 2018-9

ART supports Nigerian government’s plan on airport concession

The Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART), a non-governmental body has thrown its weight behind the Federal Government’s plan to concession four of the country’s airports.

Nigerian government to resume Third Mainland Bridge repairs

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, on Monday said consultations were on for another phase of repair works to begin on the Third Mainland Bridge.