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Daily Archives: August 25, 2018

I doubt if Buhari will allow Nigerians vote during elections – Junaid Mohammed

A Second Republic House of Representatives member, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s boast that his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, would win the 2019 elections as empty. Mohammed was reacting to a statement by the Senior [...]

August 25, 2018 Government and politics

Updates from first day of Third Mainland Bridge closure

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Adedamola Kuti, on Friday confirmed that tests on 15 expansion joints on the Third Mainland Bridge, had been completed. The 11.8km bridge was closed to traffic on August 23 for investigative maintenance [...]

August 25, 2018 Government and politics

Abuja drug sellers, street vendors cashing in on codeine ban

Ladi Kwali Street off Constantine street in Zone 4 of Wuse District is one of the most popular areas in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Aside being the location of the popular Sheraton Hotel, the area is synonymous with one thing: [...]

August 25, 2018 Business

IGP orders SARS operatives not to handle civil matters

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) operatives not to attend to civil or commercial matters again and to strictly restrict their involvements to armed robbery and kidnapping cases only. Idris [...]

August 25, 2018 General

Fire guts Ex-UBTH CMD’s residence

Fire guts Ex-UBTH CMD’s residence Property worth millions of naira was destroyed on Thursday night by fire, which razed the residence of the immediate past Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof Michael Ibadin. The [...]

August 25, 2018 Incidents

Udom declares for Second term, urges Akwa Ibom people to ignore opposition

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has charged the people of the state not to panic over former governor Godswill Akpabio’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying his move would not deter him from winning a second term [...]

August 25, 2018 Government and politics

Council poll: Imo restricts movement from 8am to 5pm

The Imo State council election holds today in 3,523 polling units and 44 voting points across the 645 autonomous communities in the 27 councils of the state. Not less than 14 out of earlier 22 political parties that signified interest [...]

August 25, 2018 Government and politics

Sokoto zonal ASUU condemns 300% hike in LAUTECH fees

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday condemned a 300 per cent hike in school fees of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State. The union also berated owners of the institution- Oyo and Osun state [...]

August 25, 2018 Education

Anambra lawmaker empowers constituents with vehicles, machines

Anambra lawmaker empowers constituents with vehicles, machines In continuation of his over 15 years of charity works that predates his entry into politics, which has benefitted over 1,500 constituents cut across political party lines, the member representing Njikoka/Dunukofia/Anaocha Federal Constituency [...]

August 25, 2018 Government and politics

Carter, Eko Bridges for integrity test after Third Mainland

The Lagos State Government has hinted that the other two bridges in the state- Carter and Eko-would also go through integrity tests after the evacuation of tankers on the roads in a few weeks time. Disclosing this yesterday during a [...]

August 25, 2018 Government and politics