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The local government chairman, Omolola Rashidat Essien had set the tone of the event with her statement that “safety is very crucial and important to the local government, Lagos State Government and the whole country.”

Lagos council inaugurates 50-man security apparatus to curb crime

Security authorities and executives of Lagos Mainland Local Government have assured Lagosians of improved security during the Eid-el-Kabir festive occasion and beyond following the absorption of additional 30 members into a recently constituted vigilance group on Wednesday, August 7.
Abdullahi Halims

Rep: Nigeria’s steel companies will begin full operations within four years

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Steel Development, Rep. Abdullahi Halims (APC-Kogi), has promised that the Ajaokuta Steel Company will begin to function effectively within the next four years.

Police deploy personnel, dogs for railway security

The Police on Tuesday announced the deployment of personnel and trained dogs to complement existing security apparatus at railway stations across the country.
The Secretary General of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Blessing Akinlosotu, has called on the government at all levels to prioritise its patronage for made in Nigeria goods.

NYCN scribe urges federal government, states to patronise Nigerian products to grow economy

The Secretary General of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Blessing Akinlosotu, has called on the government at all levels to prioritise its patronage for made in Nigeria goods.

President Buhari: Federal government’ll improve ease of doing business

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s commitment to boosting business and investment opportunities by reviving train and railway services, building roads and improving on the power sector.
Nigeria Railways

Containers, tankers start movement with rail

Beginning from today (Tuesday) containers and oil tankers would start moving goods from Lagos ports through the newly acquired Railway wagons to the north.
Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Archbishop Chukwuma: Inactive Eastern railway part of marginalization

Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma of Enugu Anglican Ecclesiastical province has described the non functional Eastern railway as part of marginalization of the people of Eastern Nigeria Region.
A study last year by researchers from the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences said 259 people across the world had died while taking selfies between 2011 and 2017. EPA

Three selfie-crazy Indian teens crushed by train

Three teenagers were killed while taking selfies on a railway track in India, the country which researchers say has the worst record for selfie-related deaths.

Minister: 10 railway coaches arrive from China June

The federal government has disclosed that it is set to take delivery of the first batch of 10 coaches, out of the 64 coaches expected from China in June 2019, to reduce the congestion at the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.
The Mila Mount Tunnel on the Lhasa-Nyingchi Highway of China's Tibet autonomous region began operations on Friday. [Photo by Kuang Xiaoming-For China Daily]

World’s highest highway tunnel opens to traffic in Tibet

The world’s highest highway tunnel was open to traffic on Friday at an altitude of over 4,750 meters above sea level in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
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Train crushes truck driver to death in Aba

A truck driver whose identity has yet to be determined was crushed to death in Aba by a cargo train late on Thursday.

Traffic gridlock: Lagos government begins clampdown on illegal traders

The operatives of both the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Taskforce) Unit and the c) at the weekend jointly dislodged all illegal trading activities on road setbacks and walkways around Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

NRC: Train crushes beggar to death in Lagos

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Monday confirmed a passenger train crushed a beggar to death at Mushin area of Lagos.
Magnus Abe

Senator Abe urges Tonye Cole to stop blaming judiciary for his political woes

Senator Magnus Abe, the senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the Senate, has enjoined the sacked gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, to stop blaming the judiciary and Nigerian judges for the situation of the party in the state.
Bauchi metropolis on Saturday recorded large turn out of voters in most polling units in the Presidential and National Assembly polls.

Elections: Bauchi records large turnout of voters

Bauchi metropolis on Saturday recorded large turn out of voters in most polling units in the Presidential and National Assembly polls.

Mixed reactions over election postponement in Bauchi

The postponement of the general election, which was to start with the Presidential and National Assembly polls on Saturday as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was greeted by residents in Bauchi with mixed reactions.

Ex-Governor Nnamani urges electorate to vote for Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, others

Ahead of the forthcoming general election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State has intensified campaign efforts, as the party’s governorship candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and its candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District seat and former governor of the state, Chimaroke Nnamani, yesterday, embarked on a vigorous exercise on the streets and suburbs of Enugu, canvassing for votes.
Chinese New Year Travel

Chinese begin exodus for lunar new year

Millions of Chinese have begun the annual exodus for the Lunar New Year, the world’s largest annual human migration, leaving major cities to return to their hometowns for the holiday.

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NSE: Investors react positively to ministers’ inauguration, assignment

Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday reacted positively to the inauguration and assignment of ministers to various portfolios by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, says the Buhari administration is working with state governments across the Northwest to pursue an urgent revamp of the national security apparatus in the subregion.

President Buhari warns cabinet members against unnecessary altercation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, cautioned new cabinet Ministers against unnecessary altercation while discharging their responsibilities.
Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna)

Kaduna election: Tribunal dismisses Shehu Sani’s petition for lack of merit

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed the petition challenging the election of Senator Uba Sani as the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

President Buhari approves appointment of aides for First Lady

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of aides for the Office of the First Lady, occupied by Hajia Aisha Buhari.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni were once close allies but their relations have turned deeply hostile in a dispute that damaged trade between the neighbours.

Ugandan, Rwandan leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.