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Bill to regulate bank charges passes second reading

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A bill for an Act to amend the Banks and other Financial Institutions Act has passed second reading in the House of Representatives. The amendment seeks to mandate banks and other financial institution in Nigeria to state in writing, all charges and fees accruing to any transactions in the banks. The bill which was sponsored […]

Eighteen dead in fitness centre blaze in S. Korea: fire service

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At least 18 people were killed and 24 injured Thursday in a major blaze at a building housing a sports centre and public bath in the South Korean city of Jecheon, officials said. Flames and smoke billow from an eight-storey building after a fire broke out in Jecheon, 120 kilometers southeast of Seoul, on December […]

Olubadan’s wife Kudirat Aduke is dead

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The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji has lost one of his senior wives, Kudirat Aduke. Queen Aduke died on Thursday at the age of 71, a statement by the Director , Media and Publicity to the Olubadan, Adeola Oloko said. Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Saliu Adetunji According to the statement, “The Olori passed away in […]

Amaechi Vs Wike: Ikwerre will take position in January

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A position on the political future of the Ikwerre ethnic nationality will be taken in January, 2018. This is meant to mark the beginning of the political squabble between the two main political parties in Rivers state, the People’s Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2019 general elections. Recall that the […]

NEWS99% of N1bn ECA fund for purchase of toilet paper, soap others – Fani Kayode

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Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, on Wednesday faulted Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo’s remark that the $1billion dollars from the Excess Crude Account was not to fight Boko Haram alone. Following controversy surrounding the sum, the Vice President had yesterday said the money was also meant to fight all forms of insecurity across the country.  Reacting to […]

Boko Haram: What Army did to Boko Haram members, their weapons

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Nigeria Army serving under the Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State have killed 20 Boko Haram members and recovered some deadly weapons. Weapons purportedly recovered from the terrorists include 3 Toyota Land Cruiser Gun Trucks, 5 AK-47 Riffles, 3 Fabrique Nationals (FN) Riffles, 2 G3 Riffles and 1 Pump Action Rifle.   Other items were […]

ACDE seeks NOUN’s support for ODL development in Africa

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The President, African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) and Vice-Chancellor, Open University of Sudan, Prof. Abdelraouf Abbas, has called on the management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to assist in developing Open Distance Learning (ODL) in Africa. A statement by NOUN’s Director of Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, said that Abbas made […]

Visit police stations, detention centers, Falana tells Lagos CJ

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Human rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN has requested that the Lagos Chief Judge, Justice Opeyemi Oke should visit police stations and detention camps in Lagos State regularly to verify the situation with the detainees. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), with the new Acting Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke  According […]

2018 budget: AUPCTRE kicks against proposed sale of national assets

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The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the proposed sale of National Historical Assets to fund the 2018 budget. Mr. Yusuf Zambuk, General Secretary, National Governing Council of AUPCTRE, made the appeal in a statement made available to newsmen on […]

Five LASTMA officials arrested for extortion

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No fewer than five officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from some motorists in the state. The PUNCH learnt that many other officials of the agency were before a disciplinary committee for various acts of misconduct. The Public Affairs Officer of LASTMA, Mahmud Hassan, on Sunday identified […]