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2009 agreement: NLC tackles Obasanjo, says his claims not based on facts

Fidelis Soriwei and Adelani Adepegba The Nigeria Labour Congress said that the claim by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the government was stampeded into the 2009 agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities was not based on facts. NLC General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, said in a telephone conversation with one of our correspondents […]
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We’ve shown we can solve Nigeria’s problems, says Osinbajo

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday said the present administration, since its inception on May 29, 2015, had proved to Nigerians that it could solve the nation’s problems, irrespective of their nature. Osinbajo said this in an interview with journalists in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, after attending the inauguration of […]
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Two killed, five injured as hoodlums attack APC secretariat

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Two persons were on Friday confirmed dead and five others injured following an attack on the secretariat of the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress. The secretariat, which is located on the Yenagoa-Mbiama Road, Yenezue-Gene area of Yenagoa, was reportedly attacked at about 11am by suspected armed thugs. The assailants […]
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Oshiomhole, Dangote eulogise late S’ Court justice, Obaseki

Alexander Okere with agency report Former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and business magnate, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on Friday described the late Supreme Court Justice, Andrews Obaseki,  as a fair and humble man, who stood for the truth. The duo spoke at a funeral reception held in honour of the deceased in Benin. Oshiomhole said […]
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Akeredolu advises youths

Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has declared his support for the youth in the country in their quest for ‘ Not too young to run’ advocacy, saying the youth are greatly needed in governance and decision making in the country. He, however, said if the youth were ready for governance, […]
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Lassa fever: Another doctor infected in Lagos as Kwara confirms case

Bukola Adebayo and Success Nwogu Another doctor has tested positive for Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba. The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, who confirmed the new case on Friday, said the doctor had had contact with the index patient. Three doctors who attended to the first patient, a 32-year-old pregnant […]
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Ibadan to get 32 new monarchs –Chieftaincy commission

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Judicial Commission of Inquiry for the review of the existing 1957 Declaration of Olubadan of Ibadanland and other related chieftaincies in Ibadanland, set up by Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has recommended 32 beaded kings for Ibadan, while the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, will maintain his status as the paramount ruler […]
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Lagos traditional ruler, three others remanded for burying policeman alive

Kunle Falayi A 61-year-old traditional ruler, Baale of Osoroko, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos has been charged to court and remanded in prison custody for allegedly burying a police inspector alive. Saturday PUNCH had reported that the victim, 45-year-old Inspector Sunday Musa, was declared missing in November 2016 after embarking on an official assignment and never came home. […]
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40 escape death in Ilorin building collapse

Success Nwogu, Ilorin No fewer than 40 people escaped death on Friday following the collapse of a section of a four-storey building at Zulu Gambari Road, Government Reservation Area in Ilorin, theKwara State capital. Our correspondent gathered that three victims were injured and were evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment. Sources said that no […]
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IPOB may reverse no-election order in Anambra

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, may reverse the no-election order he issued in Anambra State, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. Kanu, who met with the leadership of Ala Igbo Development Foundation in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Friday, over the boycott order issued by IPOB on the […]
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Potable water: Akeredolu seeks FG, donors’ support

Gbenro Adeoye Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), on Friday called for the support of the Federal Government and donor agencies in providing potable water supply for the people of the state. He described water as important to people, adding that that fact had informed his administration’s commitment to ensure adequate provision of potable water […]
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We won’t go back to class until govt implements past agreements –ASUU

Adelani Adepegba and Gbenro Adeoye As the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities continues, the union has said it will not call it off until its demands to the government are met. ASUU had on Sunday embarked on a nationwide strike, which has reportedly grounded academic activities in about 80 […]
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FG asks 106 Chibok girls to spend one week with families

Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja The Federal Government on Friday gave 106 Chibok girls permission to travel to Chibok, Borno State, to spend one week with their families. The girls had been released by the Boko Haram sect on May 7, 2017, seven months after 21 girls were released in October 2016. During a press briefing on […]
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