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Salah’s injury serious, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that Mohamed Salah’s injury that forced him off in the first half of the Champions League final on Saturday was “serious”. “It is a serious injury. He is in hospital for an X-ray. It is either t

Controversy surrounds attacks on PDP chieftain in Osogbo

Olufemi Atoyebi and  Femi Makinde, Osogbo A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Oyedele, popularly known as Diekola, was reportedly attacked by some hoodlums suspected to be loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Ou
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Controversy surrounds attacks on PDP chieftain in Osogbo

Olufemi Atoyebi and  Femi Makinde, Osogbo A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Oyedele, popularly known as Diekola, was reportedly attacked by some hoodlums suspected to be loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Our correspondent gathered that some hoodlums believed to be working for the PDP had followed some […]

First class graduates, other protesters accuse Chevron of enslavement

Samson Folarin Some trainees of Chevron Nigeria Limited have protested against what they described as enslavement by the management of the company. The men and women, who marched on the Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lagos, alleged that Chevron wasted more than five
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First class graduates, other protesters accuse Chevron of enslavement

Samson Folarin Some trainees of Chevron Nigeria Limited have protested against what they described as enslavement by the management of the company. The men and women, who marched on the Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lagos, alleged that Chevron wasted more than five years of their lives by promising them jobs which they never got. They also alleged […]

Your SAN rank can be withdrawn, CJN warns lawyers

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday warned 30 newly-appointed Senior Advocates of Nigeria that the rank could be withdrawn from them if they abused it. He also said the police were investigating some lawyers f
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Your SAN rank can be withdrawn, CJN warns lawyers

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday warned 30 newly-appointed Senior Advocates of Nigeria that the rank could be withdrawn from them if they abused it. He also said the police were investigating some lawyers found to have forged court judgments they present3ed during the process of appointment as […]

Osun rerun: Anti-Buhari coalition accuses INEC of releasing PVCs to govt officials

Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Leke Baiyewu and Olaleye Aluko The Coalition of United Political Parties on Monday alleged that INEC was giving to Osun State officials unclaimed permanent voter cards in units where there would be supplementary el
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Osun rerun: Anti-Buhari coalition accuses INEC of releasing PVCs to govt officials

Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Leke Baiyewu and Olaleye Aluko The Coalition of United Political Parties on Monday alleged that INEC was giving to Osun State officials unclaimed permanent voter cards in units where there would be supplementary election. The coalition members alleged that the conspiracy was being spearheaded by some unnamed national officers […]

Osun election: PDP takes INEC to court, demands arrest of returning officer

The Peoples Democratic Party is approaching the court to contest the declaration of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The party disclosed this in a statement by its National Publicity
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Osun election: PDP takes INEC to court, demands arrest of returning officer

The Peoples Democratic Party is approaching the court to contest the declaration of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The party disclosed this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday in Abuja. According to Ologbondiyan, the September 22 polls had already been concluded […]

APC reschedules date of presidential primary

The All Progressives Congress has rescheduled its presidential primary to Friday, September 28, as against the earlier announced date of Thursday, September 27. The party’s National Publicity Secretary,  Mr Yekini Nabena, announced this in a statement on M
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APC reschedules date of presidential primary

The All Progressives Congress has rescheduled its presidential primary to Friday, September 28, as against the earlier announced date of Thursday, September 27. The party’s National Publicity Secretary,  Mr Yekini Nabena, announced this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. READ ALSO: Get thee behind me devil, pastor tells wife in court Nabena said the election […]

ICYMI: Will Osun’s inconclusive election end Tinubu’s reign in Lagos?

Tunde Odesola (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) When shall we meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” asks the First Witch in Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s shortest and grimiest tragedy. The Second Witch replies: “When the hurly-burly’s done. When th
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ICYMI: Will Osun’s inconclusive election end Tinubu’s reign in Lagos?

Tunde Odesola (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) When shall we meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” asks the First Witch in Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s shortest and grimiest tragedy. The Second Witch replies: “When the hurly-burly’s done. When the battle is lost and won.”  Just as the Third Witch says, “That will be ere (before) the set of […]

Saraki can only win elections in Kwara – Senator Ndume

Senator representing Borno South in the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, has dismissed Senate President Bukola Saraki’s presidential ambition, describing it as a pipe dream and “not a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second-term bid”. Saraki, who rec
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Saraki can only win elections in Kwara – Senator Ndume

Senator representing Borno South in the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, has dismissed Senate President Bukola Saraki’s presidential ambition, describing it as a pipe dream and “not a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second-term bid”. Saraki, who recently defected from the ruling APC to the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, is aspiring to be the country’s next […]

Jubilation as police arrest kidnapper of NPC staff 

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri There was jubilation in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Monday after the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state police command arrested the leader of the gang that kidnapped a staff of the National  Popul
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Jubilation as police arrest kidnapper of NPC staff 

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri There was jubilation in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Monday after the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state police command arrested the leader of the gang that kidnapped a staff of the National  Population Commission, one Engr  Amasike Ameleonye in July. A gang of armed men had […]

Alleged N229m fraud: Ex-minister, four others arraigned

A former Minister of Science and Technology, Abdu Bulama, and four others have appeared before the Federal High Court Damaturu on seven counts of criminal conspiracy and money laundering. Other defendants are Mohammed Kadai, a former commissioner in  Yobe S
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Alleged N229m fraud: Ex-minister, four others arraigned

A former Minister of Science and Technology, Abdu Bulama, and four others have appeared before the Federal High Court Damaturu on seven counts of criminal conspiracy and money laundering. Other defendants are Mohammed Kadai, a former commissioner in  Yobe State, Abba Gana Tata, deputy coordinator of Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Muhammad Mamu and Hassan Ibn Jaks. […]

Murtala Nyako’s son emerges Adamawa ADC guber candidate

Senator Abdul-Azeez Nyako, representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District, has emerged the African Democratic Congress governorship candidate in the  2019 general elections in Adamawa State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nyako recently defected f
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Murtala Nyako’s son emerges Adamawa ADC guber candidate

Senator Abdul-Azeez Nyako, representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District, has emerged the African Democratic Congress governorship candidate in the  2019 general elections in Adamawa State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nyako recently defected from All Progressives Congress to ADC. Announcing the emergence of Nyako at the conclusion of the party governorship primaries on Monday […]

Death toll hits 108, as flood displaces 441,251 people

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Emergency Management Agency on Monday said that about 441,251 people have been affected by flood in about 50 Local Government Areas. The agency said this in a situation report on the flooding which it said had left 141,369 pe
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Death toll hits 108, as flood displaces 441,251 people

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Emergency Management Agency on Monday said that about 441,251 people have been affected by flood in about 50 Local Government Areas. The agency said this in a situation report on the flooding which it said had left 141,369 people internally displaced. It said about 192 people have sustained injuries as […]

Financial fair play: UEFA orders further investigation of PSG

UEFA on Monday said it had ordered accusations that Paris Saint-Germain has broken its financial fair play rules to be referred to its financial unit “for further investigation”. European football’s governing body initially opened an investi
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Financial fair play: UEFA orders further investigation of PSG

UEFA on Monday said it had ordered accusations that Paris Saint-Germain has broken its financial fair play rules to be referred to its financial unit “for further investigation”. European football’s governing body initially opened an investigation into the Qatari-owned club’s spending in September 2017 under pressure from some of Europe’s biggest clubs after the French […]

Osun rerun: Omisore gives conditions to support PDP

Olufemi Atoyebi, Femi Makinde, Osogbo The candidate of the Social Democratic Party in last Saturday’s election in Osun State, Sen Iyiola Omisore, has said that he will only pledge his support for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adelek
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Osun rerun: Omisore gives conditions to support PDP

Olufemi Atoyebi, Femi Makinde, Osogbo The candidate of the Social Democratic Party in last Saturday’s election in Osun State, Sen Iyiola Omisore, has said that he will only pledge his support for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, in the Thursday’s rerun of the poll if the party satisfies his conditions. The […]

Why higher oil prices cripple the economy

Henry Boyo The crash in the naira exchange rate from N199=$1 by December 2015 to almost N500=$1 in January 2017 was popularly attributed to the erosion of Nigeria’s foreign reserves from a lofty perch of about $60bn to a less exotic retreat nearer $35bn. Al
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Why higher oil prices cripple the economy

Henry Boyo The crash in the naira exchange rate from N199=$1 by December 2015 to almost N500=$1 in January 2017 was popularly attributed to the erosion of Nigeria’s foreign reserves from a lofty perch of about $60bn to a less exotic retreat nearer $35bn. Although the naira rate has since stabilised between N305-360=$1, conversely, however, […]

Plateau SSG resigns

Friday Olokor, Jos Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has accepted the resignation of the Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, and Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Hitler Dadi, with immediate effect. Their resig
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Plateau SSG resigns

Friday Olokor, Jos Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has accepted the resignation of the Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, and Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Hitler Dadi, with immediate effect. Their resignations would enable them to contest the 2019 General Elections under the All Progressives Congress platform. While the SSG […]

Hijab: Group demands adherence circular to schools

Samson Folarin The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State, has asked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to issue a policy circular to resolve the crisis emanating from the use of hijab in public schools in the state. The MSSN, in a petition to the governo
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Hijab: Group demands adherence circular to schools

Samson Folarin The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State, has asked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to issue a policy circular to resolve the crisis emanating from the use of hijab in public schools in the state. The MSSN, in a petition to the governor dated Tuesday, September 9, said a judgement of the Court of […]

Singapore fines Grab, Uber $9.5m over merger

Singapore on Monday fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber $9.5 million for breaking competition rules when they merged, saying the deal had increased fares and thrown up roadblocks for competitors. Singapore-headquartered Grab agreed to buy US firm Uber̵
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Singapore fines Grab, Uber $9.5m over merger

Singapore on Monday fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber $9.5 million for breaking competition rules when they merged, saying the deal had increased fares and thrown up roadblocks for competitors. Singapore-headquartered Grab agreed to buy US firm Uber’s ride-hailing and food business in Southeast Asia in March, ending a bruising battle between the companies. READ […]

Buhari arrives in New York ahead of UNGA73

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived New York ahead of the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened on Sept. 18. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the president accompanied by his wife, Aisha, departed the presi
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Buhari arrives in New York ahead of UNGA73

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived New York ahead of the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened on Sept. 18. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the president accompanied by his wife, Aisha, departed the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Sunday morning and had arrived […]

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained on release from prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained Monday on his release from prison after serving a 30-day sentence for an unauthorised protest, his spokesperson said. “Alexei Navalny was detained outside the detention centre,” Kira Yarmysh wr
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Russian opposition leader Navalny detained on release from prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained Monday on his release from prison after serving a 30-day sentence for an unauthorised protest, his spokesperson said. “Alexei Navalny was detained outside the detention centre,” Kira Yarmysh wrote on Twitter, adding that the politician was taken to a central Moscow police station. Yarmysh said Navalny was accused […]

Making sense of Nigeria’s fiscal crisis

Eze Onyekpere As we move towards the 2019 presidential election, there is trouble with our national finances, being the source of revenue to fund the federal and state budgets. This trouble has reached a critical stage that a national alarm should go off, to
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Making sense of Nigeria’s fiscal crisis

Eze Onyekpere As we move towards the 2019 presidential election, there is trouble with our national finances, being the source of revenue to fund the federal and state budgets. This trouble has reached a critical stage that a national alarm should go off, to start an unprecedented debate so that everyone from all sectors of […]

Will Osun’s inconclusive election end Tinubu’s reign in Lagos?

Tunde Odesola (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) When shall we meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” asks the First Witch in Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s shortest and grimiest tragedy. The Second Witch replies: “When the hurly-burly’s done. When th
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Will Osun’s inconclusive election end Tinubu’s reign in Lagos?

Tunde Odesola (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) When shall we meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” asks the First Witch in Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s shortest and grimiest tragedy. The Second Witch replies: “When the hurly-burly’s done. When the battle is lost and won.”  Just as the Third Witch says, “That will be ere (before) the set of […]

2019 polls: Foreign investors withdraw N435.41bn from stock market

The nation’s stock market has shrunk in recent months following the exit of foreign investors as the 2019 general elections approach, FEYISAYO POPOOLA writes Foreign portfolio investors have pulled out billions of naira out of the Nigerian stock market in r
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2019 polls: Foreign investors withdraw N435.41bn from stock market

The nation’s stock market has shrunk in recent months following the exit of foreign investors as the 2019 general elections approach, FEYISAYO POPOOLA writes Foreign portfolio investors have pulled out billions of naira out of the Nigerian stock market in recent months amid bearish sentiments, primarily due to the approaching elections. According to the latest […]

FIRS collects N13bn from billionaire tax defaulters

Akinpelu Dada Less than a month after it commenced its substitution of accounts of recalcitrant billionaires who have not been paying commensurate taxes, the Federal Inland Revenue Service has announced the collection of N12.66 in tax revenue from this catego
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FIRS collects N13bn from billionaire tax defaulters

Akinpelu Dada Less than a month after it commenced its substitution of accounts of recalcitrant billionaires who have not been paying commensurate taxes, the Federal Inland Revenue Service has announced the collection of N12.66 in tax revenue from this category of Nigerians. The Executive Chairman, FIRS, Tunde Fowler, stated this on Friday when he received […]

PDP, others kick as INEC declares Osun poll inconclusive

John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Olufemi Atoyebi, Femi Makinde, Friday Olokor, Success Nwogu, Olaleye Aluko, Jesusegun Alagbe, Dayo Ojerinde, Gbenga Odogun and Godwin Isenyo The Peoples Democratic Party and other stakeholders protested on Sunday after the Indep
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PDP, others kick as INEC declares Osun poll inconclusive

John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Olufemi Atoyebi, Femi Makinde, Friday Olokor, Success Nwogu, Olaleye Aluko, Jesusegun Alagbe, Dayo Ojerinde, Gbenga Odogun and Godwin Isenyo The Peoples Democratic Party and other stakeholders protested on Sunday after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the Osun State governorship election inconclusive. The commission also fixed the rerun poll in the […]

Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu upgrade approved

Real Madrid’s plan to upgrade the Santiago Bernabeu by 2022 at a cost of 525 million euros ($618 million) was given the green light on Sunday. The financing of the plan was approved at the club’s annual assembly, with work due to begin on the stad
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Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu upgrade approved

Real Madrid’s plan to upgrade the Santiago Bernabeu by 2022 at a cost of 525 million euros ($618 million) was given the green light on Sunday. The financing of the plan was approved at the club’s annual assembly, with work due to begin on the stadium at the start of next year. The proposed changes […]

Pogba not as selfish as people think –Deschamps

France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup. At club level the Manchester United midfielder hasn’t lived up to expectations since his t
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Pogba not as selfish as people think –Deschamps

France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup. At club level the Manchester United midfielder hasn’t lived up to expectations since his then world record £89 million ($116 million) move from Juventus in 2016, […]

NEWMAP, Anambra Govt move to rescue Federal High Court, others from erosion

The Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project has begun the process of controlling gully erosion threatening the Federal High Court and other property at the Alex Ekwueme erosion site, Awka. Mr Mike Ivenso, Project Coordinator of NEWMAP in Anambra, to
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NEWMAP, Anambra Govt move to rescue Federal High Court, others from erosion

The Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project has begun the process of controlling gully erosion threatening the Federal High Court and other property at the Alex Ekwueme erosion site, Awka. Mr Mike Ivenso, Project Coordinator of NEWMAP in Anambra, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Awka that the project had held a […]

No regrets serving Nigeria under Jonathan – Sambo 

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa A former Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, has said that he has no regrets serving the country as its vice-president under the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Sambo made the comment on Sunday while paying a condolence visit to the Toru-Oru
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No regrets serving Nigeria under Jonathan – Sambo 

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa A former Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, has said that he has no regrets serving the country as its vice-president under the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Sambo made the comment on Sunday while paying a condolence visit to the Toru-Orua country home of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, who lost his mother recently, a statement […]

Neymar gets PSG back on track

From a deeper than usual playmaker role Brazil’s Neymar pulled the strings as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat Rennes 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday helping to dispel midweek memories of a European flop at Liverpool. Hosts Rennes took a surprise 1
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Neymar gets PSG back on track

From a deeper than usual playmaker role Brazil’s Neymar pulled the strings as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat Rennes 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday helping to dispel midweek memories of a European flop at Liverpool. Hosts Rennes took a surprise 11th minute lead when PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot nodded past his own […]

INEC reveals why Osun gov election is inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday issued an official statement about the conduct of the Osun State governorship election. On its verified Twitter handle, @inecnigeria, INEC issued a statement signed by Solomon Soyebi, its National Commis
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INEC reveals why Osun gov election is inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday issued an official statement about the conduct of the Osun State governorship election. On its verified Twitter handle, @inecnigeria, INEC issued a statement signed by Solomon Soyebi, its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education. In the statement, INEC revealed that the election’s Returning Officer, “Professor Joseph […]

Iheanacho scores in comeback win for Leicester City

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho, is finally off the mark as he got his first Premier League goal for Leicester City in their comeback 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday at the Kings Power stadium. Mathias Jorgensen had put Huddersfield ahead
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Iheanacho scores in comeback win for Leicester City

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho, is finally off the mark as he got his first Premier League goal for Leicester City in their comeback 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday at the Kings Power stadium. Mathias Jorgensen had put Huddersfield ahead early, but Leicester came back flying as Iheanacho made it 1-1 in the first […]

Why Rivers surpassed Lagos as top investment destination —Wike

CHUKWUDI AKASIKE The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has hailed the emergence of the state as Nigeria’s top investment destination. The governor was reacting to a recent investment profile report by the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, which ind
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Why Rivers surpassed Lagos as top investment destination —Wike

CHUKWUDI AKASIKE The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has hailed the emergence of the state as Nigeria’s top investment destination. The governor was reacting to a recent investment profile report by the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, which indicated that Rivers State received the largest investment in the first half of 2018, surpassing Lagos State. According […]

Police yet to identify cops who beat LASTMA officials

SAMSON FOLARIN The Lagos State Police Command said it was still investigating a case of two policemen who allegedly beat up some officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority. The police spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, on Saturday said the policemen
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Police yet to identify cops who beat LASTMA officials

SAMSON FOLARIN The Lagos State Police Command said it was still investigating a case of two policemen who allegedly beat up some officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority. The police spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, on Saturday said the policemen had yet to be identified. Our correspondent had reported that a mobile policeman on […]

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