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In The News: INEC received N1.47 billion for servers ahead of 2019 election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) received N1.47 billion to replace and maintain computer servers for use during the 2019 general elections, Premium Times NG reports. The newspaper reported that it is not clear though how the servers, which store computer data, were used during the polls. But the finding raises fresh concerns over the Read more

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Ondo: Akeredolu reshuffles cabinet, sacks 3 commissioners, nominates 5 others

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of has relieved three of his commissioners of their duties. This was announced in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure on Tuesday by Mr Olusegun Ajiboye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor. According to the statement, the governor has subsequently nominated five other people as commissioner designates. Read more

We’ll retaliate if killer herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland, Aare Onakakanfo warns/newsheadline247
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We’ll retaliate if killer herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland, Aare Onakakanfo warns

Gani Adams led Aare Onakakanfo Council has warned it will retaliate if killers herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland. The council also asked the federal government to contain activities of “killer herdsmen” in the south-west to avoid reprisal attacks. In a communique signed by its members, the council said the activities of herders “who have Read more

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Men of Honour International Development Club visits SOS Children’s Village

Lagos, June 18, 2019/- – Men of Honour International Development Club, a reputable social club with in-depth bias for humanitarian services which comprises of young and dynamic professionals and businessmen from countries all over the world has concluded plans to bring smiles to the faces of youths and the less privileged in Nigeria under the Read more

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Tinubu begs Buhari over ministerial appointment

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the lawmaker representing Lagos Central senatorial district at the National Assembly, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to show magnanimity by appointing more women into his yet to be constituted cabinet. The Lagos central Senator lamented that the National Assembly was gradually turning into an “exclusive gentlemen’s club”. Tinubu, wife of Bola Tinubu, Read more

OGUN: Gov. Abiodun suspends Amosun’s policy on MAPOLY/newsheadline247
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OGUN: Gov. Abiodun suspends Amosun’s policy on MAPOLY

Abeokuta, 17 June 2019 – Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Governor of Ogun State, has ordered that Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta should revert to its status quo ante with full academic activities restored. Former governor Amosun had in the twilight of his administration introduced a policy that replaced MAPOLY with Ogun Poly, Ipokia; and created MAUSTECH. Read more

Why I abandoned MKO Abiola, June 12 struggle, to join Abacha junta – Kingibe reveals/newsheadline247
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Why I abandoned MKO Abiola, June 12 struggle to join Abacha junta – Kingibe reveals

After 26 years of the historic presidential election, Babagana Kingibe, the running mate to late Moshood Abiola, whose victory in the 1993 poll was annulled by the Babangida junta, has disclosed why he abandoned the June 12 struggle to join the next military regime of late Sani Abacha. The president Muhammadu Buhari led administration had Read more

Lagos: No more sacred cows as LASTMA goes tough, begins N200,000 penalty regime/newsheadline247
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Lagos: No more sacred cows as LASTMA goes tough, begins N200,000 penalty regime

The Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) is back with arrests and heavy sanctions barely four years after the agency was barred from making arrests by the immediate past administration in the state. The new administration had returned LASTMA to status quo, with heavier sanctions of forfeiture or N200,000 penalty after court trials. The governor Read more