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ABUJA – Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial polls in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Yiaga Africa has raised the alarm of a proliferation of and stockpile of small arms and ammunition, signposting an early warning indication that violence might mar the election in the two states.

Kogi/Bayelsa guber: Group urges security agencies to investigate stockpile of arms, PVC trading

Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial polls in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Yiaga Africa, has raised the alarm of a proliferation of and stockpile of small arms and ammunition, signposting an early warning indication that violence might mar the election in the two states.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari warns police officers to stop harassing young people with laptops

President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force against harassing young people in their bid to arrest `yahoo criminals.’
Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, spoke on Thursday at a public service innovation conference organised for Federal Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General/Chief Executive Officers of Agencies/Parastatals and Heads of Tertiary Institution in the country.

Lagos assemblyman decries ASCON’s deplorable state

The lawmaker representing Badagry Federal Constituency, Mr. Babatunde Hunpe, has decried the deplorable state of Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Badagry, Lagos.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senator Lawan: We didn’t exclude media

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Monday said the Red Chamber did not shut out the media from covering the budget defence sessions at the National Assembly.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday met with stakeholders in Tiv land to brainstorm on the lingering hostilities in the Sankera axis.

Governor Ortom: I’m not a use-and-dump governor

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday, said that he has no intention of abandoning his former appointees as being speculated in some quarters.
Over 300,000 job seekers have applied for the 5,000 vacancies advertised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

300,000 applicants struggle for 5,000 NDLEA job

An official of the anti-drugs agency said that vacancies were for just 5,000 people According to the senior official ,300,000 application had been received by the agency.

Recruitment: Nigerian Navy releases list of successful candidates

Nigerian Navy has released the list of successful candidates in the 2019 recruitment interview held in Lagos between July 29 and Aug. 27.

Protest rocks OSOPADEC over alleged lopsidedness in recruitment exercise

Youth from the Ondo State Oil Producing Communities (OSOPADEC) on Monday protested over alleged lopsidedness in its recruitment exercise.

Akwa Ibom teachers warn governor, say they won’t tolerate further humiliation

Teachers in Akwa Ibom State have issued a warning to the state government that they, especially their younger colleagues would no longer tolerate the current humiliating treatment they were being given, if they are expecting to continue in the teaching profession.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google celebrates World Teachers’ day with doodle

Newsmen report that Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures.
Nasir El-Rufai

Recruitment: Kaduna shortlists 13,700 applicants

Kaduna state government has shortlisted 13,700 persons out of 41,971 applicants that applied for recruitment, for the next stage of the exercise.
Abubakar Malami

AGF backs IGP on police recruitment procedure

Attorney-General Abubakar Malami has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the Nigeria Police Force conclude the ongoing recruitment of new constables, dealing a crucial blow to the Police Service Commission that has long asserted constitutional powers over recruitment and regulatory obligations of the police.

I’m being targeted for resisting corruption in police recruitment – PSC commissioner

A member of the Police Service Commission, Mr. Austin Braimoh, has said that he was being monitored by unknown operatives for insisting that the commission had the mandate to carry out the recruitment of 10,000 constables into the police.

Recruitment: Police padded list with unqualified candidates – PSC commissioner

Austin Braimoh, a commissioner of the police service commission (PSC), has accused the Nigeria police force (NPF) of padding the recruitment list of 10,000 constables with unqualified candidates.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor bans use of English in traditional events

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has banned the use of English as a means of communication during any traditional event in the state.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor to secure bond for outstanding gratuities

Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated his government’s readiness to secure bond offerings to offset the outstanding gratuities of state pensioners.
Mai Mala Buni

Panel laments educational decay in Yobe

The Technical Committee to revitalise Basic and Secondary Education in Yobe State has submitted its interim reports to Governor Mai Mala Buni with shocking revelation on the state of education.
Dr. Denis Mukwege at Panzi Hospital in Bukavu. Image by Roger Svanell. Democratic Republic of Congo, 2014.

Nobel laureate urges ICC to keep investigating war crimes in DR Congo

Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege has called upon the International Criminal Court (ICC) to keep investigating war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following its conviction of ex-warlord Bosco Ntaganda.

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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 government to reconstruct Ado township roads

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, at the weekend said his administration would soon begin the reconstruction of Ado township roads many of which have become deplorable as a result of lack of maintenance in the last four years.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

APC: Governor Abiodun’s appeal court victory, true reflection of people’s wishes

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, has described the victory of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, at the Appeal Court as a true reflection of the overwhelming wishes of Ogun people, freely expressed in the March 9 governorship election.

Anti-Ebola radio station closes down after broadcaster’s murder

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.

Bayelsa guber: NGO preaches against violence, vote buying

Coalition for Development and Democracy in Bayelsa (CDDB), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has admonished political parties to refrain from violence or monetary inducement in the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

Aisha Buhari counsels parents on moral upbringing of children

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has challenged parents to take charge of their families by ensuring good moral upbringing of children so as to minimise crime in the society.