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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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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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Anyanacho in Top 30 Game Changers list

Nigerian taekwondo sensation, Elizabeth Anyanacho, has been named as one of the 30 Game Changers of 2020 by Malala Fund. Malala Fund is an international, non-profit organisation that fights for girls’ education. The Game Changers project aims to highlight the stories of female athletes, who outline their accomplishments in sports and their efforts to make
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Pope solicits prayers for northern Nigeria

His Holiness Pope Francis has called for prayers for northern Nigeria. The Pope made the call on Saturday in a series of tweets via his official Twitter page @Pontifex. In the tweets, he advocated intercession for global situations in general, and northern Nigeria in particular. He sought prayers “for the population of the northern region
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Nantes captain Toure tests positive for COVID-19

Nantes captain Abdoulaye Toure has tested positive for coronavirus, AFP learned from the Ligue 1 club on Saturday, just a week before the new league season is set to get underway. Midfielder Toure, 26, is the seventh Nantes player to contract COVID-19 since the end of last month and did not figure in his side’s
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COVID-19: Dubai ruler sends medical, food aid to Nigeria

The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered the shipment of what is described as “urgent humanitarian aid” to Nigeria. The reason for the gesture, according to a series of tweets on the official Twitter handle of The Government of Dubai Media Office, @DXBMediaOffice, is
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Bayern defeat horrible, says Barca star Pique 

Veteran Barcelona defender Gerard Pique described Friday’s 8-2 Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich as a “disgrace” and claimed the storied club had “hit rock bottom”. Thomas Mueller and Philippe Coutinho both scored twice as the German double winners blew Barca away in a merciless display that will prompt serious questions over
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Police arrest alleged human trafficking kingpin in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a human trafficking kingpin, Abubakar Habibu, in Daura Local Government Area of the state. This command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, said in a statement in Kastina on Saturday that the suspect was arrested at a police checkpoint along Kongolom-Daura Road, Daura, on August 11. According to him, the
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Police arrest human trafficking kingpin in Katsina

The Police Command in Katsina State, has arrested a human trafficking kingpin, Abubakar Habibu, in Daura Local Government Area of the state.
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