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The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, has approved the deployment of nine permanent secretaries to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Governor Rochas Okorocha has Sworn-in Twenty-Eight (28) new Commissioners and Twenty-Seven (27) Transition Committee Chairmen of the 27 Local Government Councils in the State, telling them that they have been appointed to come and prove their worths in the service of the State and her people.
The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Saturday urged the Federal Government to expand the current amnesty programme to accommodate more youths in the Niger Delta region.
Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, has stressed the need to sustain the peace in the Niger Delta toward ensuring infrastructural development.
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the late ace comedian, Moses Olaiya a.k.a. Baba Sala, as a prolific artiste who contributed immensely to the development of the nation’s movie industry in particular and arts and culture in general, during his lifetime.
Bothered by the risk tendencies in petroleum products movement across the country, oil marketers under the aegis of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), have decided to minimise cases of accidents on road networks and promote efficient transportation of products.
The France striker began the month with a goal and an assist in Arsenal’s 3-2 win at Cardiff City on September 2, and followed that up with goals in the Gunners’ victories over Everton (2-0) – for which he won the goal of the month award – and Brentford (3-1).
Analysts at Afrinvest Limited stated that “we anticipate a rebound in today’s trading, as we saw significant buy interest in banking stocks yesterday, which we expect to be sustained throughout this week.”
Nigerian players have been dumped out from the ongoing Lagos Open Tennis Championship at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos.
Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that the fate of Sen. Shehu Sani, (APC-Kaduna Central) lies in hands of the party delegates in the state and not in his hand as the governor.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly claimed that he has been banned from speaking to the media.
Paul Pogba would be “the best player in the world” under Sir Alex Ferguson, says Michael Owen, with current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho failing the attacking talent in his squad.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwara State, has condemned the Nigeria Police for allegedly attacking the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and other PDP leaders in Abuja during a protest against the alleged electoral fraud in the just concluded governorship election in Osun State.
In its first formal response to the emergence of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) declared, yesterday, that Nigeria’s presidency is not for sale.