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Fayose to Obaseki: 'I’m not your fan but don’t leave PDP after victory’

Fayose advises Obaseki to honour his pledge to the PDP.
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Edo schools resume today

As secondary schools in Edo State open for exit examination classes on today (Monday), the government has tasked school administrators to ensure strict adherence to COVID guidelines. A statement on Sunday said during a meeting of school principals and chief inspectors with the Ministry of Education, the Commissioner for Education, Jimoh Ijegbai, said the government
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As rape assumes epidemic proportions nationally, mental health experts speak on Why men rape

As incidents of rape become widespread in Nigeria, psychiatrists and psychologists proffer reasons for sexual violence, especially against women. LARA ADEJORO reports Sometime in June, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disclosed that 717 cases of rape were officially recorded in Nigeria within five months spanning January to May. Based on that, it means that
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Sacked UNILAG VC Ogundipe heads to court

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The sacked Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has engaged a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, to file a suit to challenge his removal from office. His letter of instruction dated August 12, 2020 and addressed to Ozekhome was seen by our correspondent on Thursday. Ogundipe stated in
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Foreign Affairs minister, Onyeama, recovers from COVID-19

Kayode Oyero Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has recovered from COVID-19, The PUNCH has learnt. The minister had announced on July 19 that his fourth Covid-19 test returned positive after he felt a slight irritation in his throat. Onyeama, a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and one of those driving the
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BREAKING: Lagos petrol tanker drivers suspend strike

Sodiq Oyeleke The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has suspended its strike in Lagos State. This was contained in a “joint communique issued by the Lagos State Government and NUPENG” on Monday. The communique was jointly signed by the Lagos Commissioner of Energy and Mineral Resources, Olalere Odusote, and NUPENG Deputy National
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BREAKING: FG directs civil servants on levels 12, 13 to resume

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government has directed civil servants on Grade Levels 12 and 13 as well as those on essential duties to resume full duties. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, gave the directive in a circular dated August 10, 2020. The circular was titled “Resumption of
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NDDC writes IG, demands prosecution of failed contractors

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, seeking the arrest and prosecution of contractors, who collected mobilisation funds, but refused to execute contracts they got from the agency. The Managing Director of the agency, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, signed the petition, dated July 29,
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CBN approved our stamp duty account, NIPOST replies FIRS

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigerian Postal Service on Sunday said its stamp duty account was opened by the Central Bank of Nigeria under the Treasury Single Account in response to claims made by the Federal Inland Revenue Service. NIPOST said its attention was drawn to a publication by FIRS alleging that the postal service agency
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BREAKING: Juventus appoint Andrea Pirlo as new coach

Former Italy and Juventus star Andrea Pirlo was on Saturday named as the Italian champions’ new coach, the club announced. Pirlo, 41, replaces Maurizio Sarri who was sacked after just one season as Juventus crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16 to French club Lyon on Friday. Pirlo has signed a two-year
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Burna Boy Is Walking Tall On The Cover Of NME Magazine’s August 2020 Issue

With his new album “Twice As Tall” on the way, Burna Boy is keeping fans, music lovers, as well as critics, on their toes, and now he’s working tall on the cover of NME magazine. The award-winning afrobeat singer speaks to the magazine about everything from his legacy, being an African Giant to creating irresistible The post Burna Boy Is Walking Tall On The Cover Of NME Magazine ...
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg now worth $100bn

Mark Zuckerberg has seen his personal wealth hit $100 billion (£76 billion), 16 years after he co-founded Facebook from his university dorm room. He joins Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Microsoft’s Bill Gates in the “Centibillionaire Club”. The latest boost to Zuckerberg’s wealth came after Facebook launched a new short-form video feature on Wednesday, SkyNews reports.
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[BREAKING] Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu gets Buhari’s endorsement

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress, Mai Malla Buni, on Friday, said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has formally endorsed Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the party’s candidate in the Edo State governorship election. Buni told State House correspondents that the President presented the party’s flag to
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