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Security personnel had mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor.

Bayelsa guber: Police, Army, DSS, others tighten security at INEC headquarters

There is tight security at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Bayelsa State as the state governorship election commences.
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Catholic cleric burnt to death in Anambra fire

A 60-year old Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Edmond Nwagbala, was on Saturday burnt beyond recognition in a fire outbreak at St. Peter Claver Catholic Parish Nnewichi in Nnewi North local government area of Anambra State.
Anambra State Fire Service put out fire at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Nnewi-Ichi Uruagu, Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

One dead as fire guts catholic church in Anambra

Anambra State Fire Service put out fire at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Nnewi-Ichi Uruagu, Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Aerial view of people demonstrating with a Chilean national flag next to a bonfire against the government of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, on November 8, 2019. – Unrest began in Chile last October 18 with protests against a rise in transport tickets and other austerity measures that descended into vandalism, looting, and clashes between demonstrators and police. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)

Anger at out-of-touch elite stoking Chile protests

They send their children to the same schools, vacation in the same lakeside resorts, and marry into each others’ families.
A massive fire has swept through the popular Oko-Baba Sawmill, a slum in Ebute Meta area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. 2

Massive fire sweeps through Lagos sawmill — in pictures

A massive fire has swept through the popular Oko-Baba Sawmill, a slum in Ebute Meta area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate urges police to investigate Onitsha tanker accidents

The Senate on Thursday called on the Nigeria Police Force, in conjunction with the Federal Road Safety Corps, to investigate the circumstances that led to the fire outbreak that gutted properties in Onitsha late October.

Anambra government moves against tanker drivers

Petrol-bearing tankers are no longer permitted to move around during day time in Anambra State, Information and Public Enlightenment Commissioner Don Adinuba, said on Friday.
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Fire razes Maiduguri GSM market

Dozens of shops and property worth millions of Naira were destroyed in Thursday night fire at the Maiduguri GSM market.

Tanker explosion averted in Enugu

A tanker explosion was averted at Ugwu Onyeama axis of Enugu-Onitsha expressway on Friday morning.

Innoson chairman denies ‘threats of licence withdrawal’ by federal government

Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, OFR, Chairman of Innoson Vehicles, Nigerian indigenous automobile production firm, has broken his silence to deny a viral-trending story of alleged threats by the Federal Government to withdraw the company’s production licence unless the owners relocate from its present site to Kaduna or Lagos.

40-year-old drowns in Kano

Tragedy struck on Tuesday in Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano state when a 40-year-old man, Muhammad Muhammad, died after drowning in a pond.
The Anambra State Market Traders Association (ASMATA) has urged the Federal Government to ban fuel tankers from moving in the day time to avoid loss of lives in case of explosion.

Onitsha fire: Federal government urged to ban fuel tankers in day time

The Anambra State Market Traders Association (ASMATA) has urged the Federal Government to ban fuel tankers from moving in the day time to avoid loss of lives in case of explosion.
The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has appealed to water consumers in Lagos Island, particularly residents of Onikan and its environs to bear with the corporation as it reassured of regular water supply soon.

Fire outbreak: Lagos water corporation assures of water supply

The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has appealed to water consumers in Lagos Island, particularly residents of Onikan and its environs to bear with the corporation as it reassured of regular water supply soon.

Onitsha inferno: Ohanaeze chief laments absence of fire fighters, works ministry

President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has expressed disappointment over negligence of fire fighters at the Ochanja market in Onitsha, Anambra state during the fire explosion that engulfed the market.
The member representing Ohaji-Egbema-Oguta-Oru West, Kingsley Uju, leading a team of NEMA officials to a flood disaster in his constituency. 2

Flood wreaks havoc in Osun, as traders lose food items

Hundreds of traders at popular Akindeko Market, Alekunwodo, Igbonna, Old Garage, Rasco, Awosuru, Agunbeelewo and Mallam Tope all in Osogbo, capital city of Osun State lost goods worth several thousands of naira to flood on Tuesday morning.

DPR, fire service partner against illegal gas skid operators in Osun

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Federal Fire Service on Friday advised illegal cooking gas skid operators and filling stations in Osun to regularise their operations or risk being shut.

FCT fire service launches safety clubs in schools

The FCT Fire Service, in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC), is introducing fire safety clubs in public and private secondary schools in the territory.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

Power surge triggers inferno in UI education faculty

The management of the University of Ibadan has linked the Wednesday night fire incident at the Faculty of Education of the campus to a power surge.

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Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Nigeria’s full participation key to economic growth

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has stressed the need for Nigeria to participate fully in the fourth industrial revolution.
Senator Douye Diri, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) candidate for the Bayelsa governorship election, on Saturday, described the electoral process as “smooth and peaceful”.

Bayelsa election: PDP candidate wins own local council

He polled 15,360 votes to defeat his closest rival, David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had 8,934 votes in the final results from Kolokuma Opokuma local government in Bayelsa State.

Nigeria launches campaign to protect over 28 million children against measles, meningitis

In an effort to continue boosting the immunity of children against measles and meningitis, the Federal Government, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) launched a campaign to reach more than 28 million children with lifesaving vaccines.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday.

Kogi elections: Missing INEC staff found

The 30 missing ad-hoc staff of the electoral commission, INEC, who were reported missing have been found.

Euro 2020 takes shape as Netherlands, Germany, Croatia qualify

The Netherlands, Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia expanded a list of big hitters to qualify for Euro 2020 on Saturday as the trio booked their places at next summer’s finals.