Category Archives: Local News

Osun: PDP to strike deal with Omisore, others

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There were indications in Abuja on Sunday that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party might strike a deal with a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore,  in a bid to win the state rerun governorship election slated for Thursday, investigations by our correspondent have revealed. Omisore is the governorship candidate […]

APC ward chairmen endorse Sanwo-Olu

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No fewer than 377 ward chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State have endorsed Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the governorship ticket. They announced their support for the former Establishment & Training Commissioner ahead of next Saturday’s primary election. Sanwo-Olu and another former Works & Infrastructure Commissioner Dr. Obafemi Hamzat are jostling for […]

National Assembly: Ndume attacks Saraki, Dogara

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FORMER Senate Leader Mohammed Ali Ndume yesterday scored Senate President Bukola Saraki’s leadership of the upper chamber below average. Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, said it was stating the obvious that the Senate under Dr. Saraki, has failed Nigerians. Speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, the Borno senator […]

Pinnick re-elected as NFF President

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Incumbent President of the Nigerian football Federation, NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick, was on Thursday re-elected for a second term in office to superintend the Football Federation. The election which was held at the premises of Katsina State local Government Service Commission in Katsina saw Pinnick polling 34 votes to beat other three contestants to retain […]

N5.87b fine: CBN reviews new evidence from banks, MTN

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is reviewing new evidence from four banks and MTN Nigeria over the sanctions slammed on them by the regulator, it was learnt yesterday. The banks – Standard Chartered Bank, Stanbic-IBTC, Citibank and Diamond Bank – were last month fined N5.87 billion by the apex bank for breach of capital […]

Robbers stab two to death in Edo

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Two persons have been stabbed to death by armed robbers who raided Amenze street and environs Off Costain Road, Benin City, Edo state. The robbers robbed over eight houses in the area and inflicted injuries on anybody that does not have money to give to them. Wife of one of their victims, Mrs. Erhun Ogiorio, […]

Nigeria now 48th in FIFA World ranking

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Nigeria moved one place from 49th position to 48th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as Belgium and France share the top spot for the first time in the table’s 25-year history. According to the rankings posted on the FIFA official website on Thursday, the Super Eagles amassed 1415 points to finish 48th in the month […]

Buhari, Ambode meet in Aso Rock

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting started around 2.40 p.m The governor, after picking his second term nomination form, suddenly realized that other aspirants under the All Progressives Congress (APC) were also interested in the number one Lagos State public office. […]

Shippers Council To Hold Conference On Port Concession

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Udo ONYEKA Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) and the Union of African Shippers’ Councils (UASC) in collaboration with United Nations Conference on trade and Development (UNCTAD) is set to hold a two-day Sub-Regional workshop and joint standing committee meeting of UASC. The workshop which takes place at Sherathon hotel, Abuja, with the theme; “Port Concession in […]

Fayose writes again, accuses EFCC of hatred, persecution

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The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has again written the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, rejecting the commission’s request that he should report on September 20 for questioning over monies allegedly traced to his account. The governor said the date suggested by the commission despite his letter indicating readiness to appear on October 16 was […]