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Catholic bishops want federal government to strengthen security

Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has urged the Federal Government to further strengthen the peace and security of the nation.

Insecurity: Yoruba in diaspora afraid to come home – Ooni of Ife

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, on Monday, told the Inspector General of Police, Mohammad Adamu that Yoruba people in the diaspora were now afraid to come home because of the problems of insecurity in the region.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

Police nab 1,154 suspected kidnappers in 8 months

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, says 1,154 suspected kidnappers were arrested across the country between January and August.

Oba Akanbi urges monarchs to renounce membership of secret societies

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, has urged Yoruba monarchs to renounce membership of secret societies.
President Muhammadu Buhari in Abeokuta, on Saturday, inaugurated the projects done by Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, but the state governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun; a former governor of the state, Chief Segun Osoba; and some other prominent leaders of the state All Progressives Congress were absent from the event.

Segun Osoba, Dapo Abiodun absent as President Buhari inaugurates Governor Amosun’s projects

President Muhammadu Buhari in Abeokuta, on Saturday, inaugurated the projects done by Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, but the state governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun; a former governor of the state, Chief Segun Osoba; and some other prominent leaders of the state All Progressives Congress were absent from the event.
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Wale Babalakin: Integrity is key to success

The Pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has said true greatness can be measured by an individual’s integrity and the ability to positively affect the lives of the people around him.

Rotimi Amaechi: Expect speedy work on Lagos-Ibadan rail project

Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has said the ongoing construction of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line project would witness speedy execution following the return of the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) to site.
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Senator Kashamu: I won’t tamper with Ogun council funds

The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, has promised that his administration will not tamper with the allocations of local government areas in the state if elected on March 2.
Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says he is not behind the interrogation of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Ibikunle Amosun: Frustration forced my loyalists to APM

Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the governor of Ogun State, Thursday, said his loyalists who recently joined the Allied Peoples Movement, (APM), were frustrated out of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Food scientists lament government neglect, call for recognition

The first chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), Body of Fellows, Prof. Charles Aworh, has lamented the neglect of the body by the Federal Government.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria has some of the worst health indices in the world

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described Nigerian health sector as one of the worst health indices in the world, lamenting that the sector is underfunded by the government.

Governor Amosun: Malaria kills 300,000 in Nigeria annually

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has disclosed that about 300,000 people die annually as a result of malaria.

Ex-Governor Kalu: President Buhari’s critics are yesterday’s lawless, reckless leaders

Former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has identified as challenges facing Nigeria today, the scathing criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration by persons who when they were in power, never obeyed the law.

Monarch wants President Buhari for second term to consolidate economic policies

The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, says President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to be re-elected to enable him consolidate on the economic policies and programmes he has initiated to transform the country.

Governor Amosun charges monarchs to be advocates of peace, development

Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday, charged traditional rulers in the state to remain apolitical and play active roles as advocates of non-violence, as the 2019 general elections approach.

Nigeria at 57 is sick, confused – cleric

As Nigeria marks 57th anniversary of its independence, Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Dr Olusina Fape, says Nigeria at 57 is sick and confused because the leaders and the led are suffering from corruption and selfishness.

NAICOM goes tough with insurance companies over unpaid claims

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) on Friday said it would sack managing directors of insurance companies that refused to settle indisputable insurance claims.

JAMB mega CBT centre will ease exam conduct – Oloyede

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, on Saturday, said that the planned 5,000-seater Computer-based Test Centre of the body would bring an end to difficulties in the conduct of the yearly examination in the Southwest region of the country.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’