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Rivers Re-reun: Amaechi, Wike ‘to ensure’ peaceful election

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday agreed to ensure a hitch free and peaceful rerun election in the state. The duo made the promise after meeting the Acting Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), Musa Daura, in Abuja. The Force Spokesperson, Don Awunah, stated these in a statement in Abuja. The meeting which was said to be held in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cordiality deliberated on the overall need to have peaceful, free and fair election devoid of violence which...

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10 teachers die every month in Lagos — Perm Sec

The Lagos State Teachers’ Establishment and Pension Office on Tuesday said that an average of 10 teachers die each month in the post-primary teaching service of the state. The Permanent Secretary of TEPO, Sewanu Ayodele-Amosu, made the disclosure at a Sensitisation Seminar and Capacity Building on Healthy Living for Post-Primary Teaching Staff of the state. She said that apart from sudden collapse resulting in either temporary or permanent confinement in bed, the disturbing rate of deaths among teachers in the state called for concern. “This is another contributory factor for this worrisome adverse health condition of the teachers. “This...

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APC governors meet President Buhari, pledge loyalty

State governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday in Abuja met with President Muhammadu Buhari and reassured him of their support and loyalty. Gov. Rochas Okorochas of Imo, who spoke to State House correspondents after the meeting held in the Presidential Villa, said the governors were behind the ongoing anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari-led administration. He said they also saluted the president for the successes so far recorded in the ongoing fight against insurgency in the country. “We have come to reassure Mr President that the APC‎ governors are solidly behind him, his...

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Historical Facts, As President Buhari Flags Off Abuja-Kaduna Railway Project

For Africa’s most populous nation’s rail transport, a new horizon beckons, a new opportunity to actualise a good transport network that will ease the burden the people have suffered years embarking on journeys. The dream of Nigerians having a railway network like the one found in advanced nations for mass transportation is finally here with us as the the flag-off of commercial services of the Abuja-Kaduna railway project by President Muhammadu Buhari is taking place today, 26th July 2016. This is ground breaking for us as the benefits to the economy are huge. More importantly, it shows the total...

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Budget Padding: Obasanjo Calls For Investigation of Lawmakers

The former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has waded into the controversy over the allegation of budget padding by the leadership of the House of Representatives, and has called for the investigation of the lawmakers. The former president made his position known to journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he advised to be careful with the lawmakers. Obasanjo said that the allegations buttressed his statement that the National Assembly is made up of a bunch of corrupt lawmakers. A member of the House of Representatives and former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumuni Jibrin had accused...

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