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May Day: Saraki Lauds Workers’ Contribution to National Devt

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday saluted Nigerians workers for their tireless contribution to the socio-economic development of the country, in spite of fluctuating economic realities. Saraki, in a message of goodwill to mark the 2019 Workers’ Day celebration, signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also commended the leadership and members of the organized labour for their patriotism in often choosing dialogue rather than industrial action in resolving trade disputes.  He expressed hope that workers would be encouraged to always…

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Drug Trafficking: Buhari Secures Release Of Zainab From Saudi Authorities

Saudi Arabian authorities have released Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar, Nigerians arrested for alleged drug trafficking, Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed. President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, to intervene in the case of Nigerian student, Zainab Aliyu detained by Saudi Arabia authorities. Zainab Aliyu, a student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, who travelled for Lesser Hajj in Dec. 2018 was detained by the Saudi Arabia authorities for allegedly being in possession of a banned substance, Tramadol. Mrs Abike Dabiri…

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Fashola: We’ve Delivered On Mandate, But Job Not Finished

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) while giving a report of his term in office said the Ministry has delivered on its mandate but also added the job is not finished. Speaking at the public presentation of a book, `Proof of Infrastructure Delivery Across Nigeria’, a Three-Year Special Report of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in Abuja Fashola, said that the short term objective of the ministry for the works sector was to return construction companies back to site. He said that…

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Train Crushes Five To Death In Lagos

A train on top speed in the early hours of Monday morning crushed to death four passengers and the rider of a try circle, popularly known as keke Napep at the Iju Ishaga level crossing. Reports said the drive of the trycircle had attempted to others who waited a the approach of the train but in the process the keke got hooked on the rail lines and there was no opportunity for them to escape the train which was on high speed. There were no immediate reports on the identity…

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Japanese Emperor Akihito Abdicates Throne For His Son Naruhito

Japan’s Emperor Akihito has declared his abdication and delivered his last public address as emperor, in a historic ceremony in Tokyo. He is the first Japanese monarch to stand down in more than 200 years. The 85-year-old was given permission to abdicate after saying he felt unable to fulfil his role because of his age and declining health. Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne on Wednesday, beginning a new era. The emperor in Japan holds no political power but serves as a national figurehead. Making his final speech in…

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INEC Seeks Electoral Offences Tribunal To Prosecute Offenders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday called for decisive actions against electoral offenders in the country. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Stakeholders’ Forum on Future of Elections in Nigeria, organised by a Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), in Abuja. Yakubu, who was represented by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, said the commission was in full support of the establishment of Electoral Offences Commission to punish offenders. “It is…

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Buhari Directs AGF To Intervene In Zainab’s Drug Case In Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, to intervene in the case of Nigerian student, Zainab Aliyu detained by Saudi Arabia authorities. Zainab Aliyu, a student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, who travelled for Lesser Hajj in Dec. 2018 was detained by the Saudi Arabia authorities for allegedly being in possession of a banned substance, Tramadol. Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, said this in a statement by her Media…

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Photos: Induction For Newly Elected Govs

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Governors, Governors-elect and other dignitaries during the Induction Session for Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) at the Villa Banquet Hall in Abuja yesterday. Pix 2: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha during the Induction Session for Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) at the Villa Banquet Hall in Abuja yesterday. Pix 3: President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki with Governor of Delta…

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IMF: No More Lending For Sudan, Except Technical Support

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) continues to provide Sudan with technical assistance and policy support, but it cannot offer additional financing because of the country’s arrears, a senior IMF official said. Sudan’s Transitional Military Council is in talks with opposition groups on the formation of a joint body to lead a transition from 30 years of autocratic rule by Omar al-Bashir. It ousted and arrested al-Bashir after months of protests. Jihad Azour, Director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department, told Reuters on Monday that Sudan’s Transitional Military…

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UEFA: UBA, Mastercard Reward Customers With All-Expenses Paid Trip To Spain

……For UEFA Champions League Semi’s & Finals Leading Pan-African Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) PLC in partnership with leading global payments and technology company, Mastercard, have announced they are giving away all-expenses paid trips to the Semi-Finals and Finals of the 2019 UEFA Champions League to 12 lucky UBA Mastercard holders and their plus ones.  Open to all existing and new UBA Platinum Mastercard holders, this amazing giveaway is an opportunity to pamper customers and give them a unique, unforgettable and priceless experience including flights, visas, 5-star accommodation, tickets to watch either…

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