Category Archives: Local News

FG Orders Doctors to Treat Gunshot Victims without Restraints

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The federal government tuesday issued a directive to medical doctors across the country to henceforth treat all patients and victims with gunshot without any form of restrain. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, gave the order at induction ceremony of foreign graduate organised the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN). According to him, […]

Three Die, Fire Service Truck Burnt, Others Injured In Accident

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Three persons reportedly lost their lives, three others injured and a Fire Service truck consumed by fire in an accident which witnesses blamed on wandering Fulani herdsmen. The accident, which took place on the Lotto Junction, Mowe, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Monday night occurred when a petroleum laden tanker travelling to Ibadan ran into […]

N56, 000 Minimum Wage Will Depend On Economy – Oyegun

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The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has said that the demand for increase in minimum wage by labour is solely a matter to be determined by the economy and the executive arm of government. Oyegun further stated that state governments should be carried along based on their abilities as […]

Kidnapped Senator Anisulowo Regains Freedom

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Formal Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, who was kidnapped last week in her farm by armed men in Sawonjo area of Yewa Local Government Area, Ogun State has regained freedom. A family source who spoke with THISDAY last night said no single money was paid for the release of the senator but […]

BREAKING: Edo Assembly sacks Speaker, Deputy

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The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Honourable Victor Edoror and his Deputy were on Tuesday removed from office through impeachment. Fifteen (15) lawmakers of the 24-member House impeached the two principal officers over allegations of incompetence and high-handedness. After their impeachment, the members elected Mrs Elizabeth Ative as the new Speaker.

Gunshots at Edo State Assembly

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There  were sporadic gunshots  at the Edo State House of Assembly Complex in Benin City on Tuesday. This followed the impeachment of the Speaker of the Assembly, Victor Edoror, and his deputy. This is the umpteenth time that the leadership of the House will be changing. Reports  say that it took the intervention of policemen […]

Dasuki’s absence stalls trial again

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The trial of a former national security adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dauski, has been stalled again at the FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja, due to the inability of the prosecution to produce him. Those being tried at the court are Dasuki, Shuaibu Salisu, a former Director of Finance, Office of the National Security Adviser and […]

Treat Herdsmen As Insurgents, Catholic Bishops Tell Buhari

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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare the raging menace of herdsmen around the country an insurgency. The CBCN also wants the President to address the issue of denial of Christians land to build worship places in some northern states. The requests were part of those made […]

Edo govt increases workers’ minimum Wage

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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on Sunday announced the increment of the National Minimum Wage from N18,000 to N25, 000 with immediate effect, for employees in the State Public Service. He also promised prompt payment of outstanding arrears of salary to the staff of Local Government Councils in the state. Oshiomhole who made the announcement […]

Buhari to sign 2016 Budget by Friday – Senator Ndume

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Senate leader, Ali Ndume has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to sign the 2016 budget by Friday. Ndume, in a chat with the Punch, said the grey areas causing the conflict between the National Assembly and the Presidency has been resolved, thereby, necessitating the President to put his assent to the document He […]