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Eight Die In Hotel Midnight Fire, 10 Others Injured

Eight people died and 10 more were injured in a fire early on Saturday in a private hotel in the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa, Ukraine’s emergencies service said. The fire occurred shortly after midnight, the service said in its statement, which gave no cause for the incident and did not say how many people had been staying at the hotel. The hotel Tokyo Star has 273 rooms. It took fire fighters about three hours to extinguish the fire, which had raged over an area of about 1,000 square meters,…

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Gov Abiodun Wins Again, Labour Party Loses At Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Friday dismissed the appeal by the Labour Party against the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun as Governor of Ogun State. The Court described the Labour Party’s repeated challenge of the Ogun State Governor as lacking merit and outrightly frivolous. Court upheld the submission of Abiodun and All Progressives Congress (APC) counsel, Barrister Wale Abeeb Ajayi that the Governor was duly elected and calling for the invalidation of the poll that returned him could not stand legal requirements for nullification of elections. The LP…

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Bribery: FIFA Bans Ex-Eagles Coach Samson Siasia For Life

The world soccer governing body FIFA has banned former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia from all football activity for life after being found guilty of accepting to receive bribes in order to manipulate matches. Siasia who led Nigeria U20 and Nigeria U23 teams to second-place finishes at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics was also fined CHF 50,000. According to the world’s football ruling body, the 52-year-old breached the 2009 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics after investigations began on February 11 this year. “The…

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Lawan Leads Senate Officers On Sallah Homage To Buhari

R-L: Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda; Deputy Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Senator representing Katsina North, Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita; Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi; President Muhammadu Buhari; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan; Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe; Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Ajayi Borrofice; Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Sahabi Alhaji Ya’u and Senator representing Katsina South, Senator Bello Mandiya, during the Sallah homage to the President by the Leadership of the Senate in Daura, Katsina State, on Friday, August 16, 2019 R-L: President Muhammadu Buhari; President of the Senate,…

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Maritime Security: Capacity Devt Key To Deep Blue Project, Says Dakuku

………As NIMASA Graduates 298 Military Personnel In Intelligence Training The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has graduated another 298 surveillance officers in basic training course for the implementation of the Integrated Security and Waterway Protection Infrastructure also known as the Deep Blue Project. Speaking at the graduation ceremony held at the military base in Elele in Rivers State, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside noted that the capacity development component of the Deep Blue project is on course as the Agency prepares to receive the land…

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All Set For 8th Conference On Climate Change, Devt In Africa, Says ECA

All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’. Chief of the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Mr. James Murombedzi, says the conference, which will be held at the African Union Conference Centre, will help ensure Africa comes up with a united position to take to the Climate Action Summit that is being convened in…

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Finchglow Trains Trade Partners, Urges Travel Agencies To Diversify

…………Opens new branch in Garki, Abuja Focused on the need to upgrade the operations of travel agencies in the country, Finchglow Travels, Nigeria’s leading Travel Management Company (TMC), has recently held a training with its trade partners in Abuja while focusing on the theme: “Collaboration to Achieving Results.” Coming up at a time when technology is predicted to take over businesses in the coming years, the essence of the training was to educate trade partners on the latest trends and technologies in the business, as well as how to maximize…

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Buhari Applauds Progress In Katsina Under Gov Masari

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Daura, Katsina State, said the progress Governor Aminu Bello Masari made in the last four years shows that he is taking good care of the people of his state. “Thank you, Governor Masari, for taking care of the people of my constituency,’’ he said, while commissioning the re-designed and re-constructed Fago-Katsayal-Kwasarawa-Jirdede-Koza Road during his visit to the state. The road, covering about 38 kilometres and linking four local government areas, was first constructed by the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund, which was then headed by President…

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After Stalemate In India, Zakzaky Abandons Treatment, Heads Back Home

Following lack of breakthrough in the impasse that ensued in the treatment in New Delhi of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, it is now confirmed that the Sheikh is on his way back to Abuja, Nigeria. It was gathered that he departed New Delhi in a commercial airline at 5pm Nigerian time. In a video message sent through his office, the Sheikh said it was decided that they would be flown back to Nigeria. He prayed that may that be the best option in the circumstances. A top member of of Islamic…

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