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Nigeria is bound to succeed, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated his conviction that Nigeria would succeed as her success is key to Africa’s development. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said that the Vice President stated this while delivering the Eighth Convocation Lecture of the Osun State University on Saturday in Osogbo. Osinbajo spoke on the
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Osaka advances to Pan Pacific final in home city

Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens of Belgium on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, thrilling her Japanese fans in the city of her birth. Top seed Osaka dispatched No. 9 seed Mertens 6-4, 6-1 in Osaka, western Japan, to reach her first final since winning the Australian Open.
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ASUU wants FG’s visitation panel to halt crises in varsities

Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, President, Academic Staff Union of Universities has called on the Federal Government to send a visitation panel to universities to douse tension and prevent further breakdown of industrial relations in campuses. Ogunyemi told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday that this was necessary following continued reports of intimidation and harassment of
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DPR seals 12 filling stations in Sokoto, Kebbi

The Department of Petroleum Resources, says it has sealed 12 filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states for under dispensing and operating without a valid licence. Mr Muhammad Makera, the Zonal Operations Controller of DPR in charge of Sokoto and Kebbi states, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Sokoto
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NASS must pass bill on VAT increase before implementation, Falana tells FG

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on the Federal Government to propose a Money Bill to the National Assembly before the implementation of the increase in Value Added Tax. Falana told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the National Assembly erred by inviting the Minister of Finance and the Executive Chairman of
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Probe Root Causes of Tiv/Jukun Crisis, Group Tells FG

By Adedayo Akinwale Tiv Taraba Peoples Association has called on the federal government to set up an independent commission of inquiry to thoroughly investigate the root causes of the incessant crisis between the Tiv and Jukun in Taraba State. The group also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the immediate return of the Tiv The post Probe Root Causes of Tiv/Jukun Crisis, Group Tells FG ...
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Nigeria, 40 other countries need external food assistance —FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said that Nigeria and 40 other nations across the world are in need of external food assistance. FAO said this on Thursday, in its latest quarterly report, titled Crop Prospects and Food Situation. The report said, “Nigeria and the other 40 nations need the external assistance
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6,500 women get N65m in Jigawa under CCT scheme

The Federal Government has disbursed N65 million to 6,500 vulnerable women in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa State under the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme. Alhaji Abubakar Dan-Barde, Cash Transfer Unit’s Coordinator in the area, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria in Guri on Saturday. He said each beneficiary received a stipend of N10,000 as
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Adamawa seventh Assembly sets agenda for its operation

Adamawa State House of Assembly has formulated an agenda to serve as roadmap for its operations, Speaker of the House, Alhaji Aminu Iya-Abbas, said on Saturday. Iya-Abbas told newsmen in Yola that the agenda captured every sector in the state, particularly the critical ones. “We have formulated the agenda for the seventh assembly; it was reviewed and
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As governors celebrate 100 days of bad roads

The celebration of the first 100 days in office is usually an avenue for governors to showcase their achievements within the period under review. However, the celebration of this landmark by some governors on September 5 was believed to have been a fanfare of failure to address the bad state of roads in their domain,
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