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Workers Protest Over Salaries, Seal Off Finance Ministry

……..In Kwara  Hundreds of civil servants in Kwara State on Wednesday staged a protest over non-payment of salaries, percentage payment and promotion without cash backing. The workers made the peaceful protest, blocking the entrance of the Kwara state Ministry of Finance, and Accountant General Office in Ilorin. The protesters were mainly from the State Water Corporation, Kwara Football Academy, Council for Arts and Culture, as well as Rural Electrification Board. The peaceful protest was led by Comrade Muritala Saheed Olayinka, State Chairman Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical…

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Kwara Guber Poll: PDP Seeks Fresh Election

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ilorin on Wednesday commenced its pre-hearing trial with the governorship candidate of the PDP, Razaq Atunwa praying the tribunal to order for cancellation of the election and order fresh poll. The tribunal chairman, Justice Bassey Effiong in his opening remarks warned counsel against wasting time as the tribunal will not extend the 14-day period for the pre-hearing trial. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and its Governorship candidate, Rasak Atunwa is challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Governorship candidate,…

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Police Uncover Plots To Attack Oil Installations, Intensify Surveillance

………Warns of Dire Consequences for Law Breakers The Nigeria Police Force has uncovered specific plots by some subversive elements masquerading as climate and environmental activists to commence massive and coordinated attacks on oil installations across the country especially in the Niger-Delta region and adjoining States. In a statement police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba said: “These plots which are politically motivated, are aimed at sabotaging oil installations with intended negative consequences on national security, economic development and global oil market. The statement added that; “the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP…

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NIMASA Begins Process To End Gas Emission On Vessels

· Agency Chosen for Pilot Project in West/Central Africa  The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on May 10 had a landmark inaugural installation ceremony of the Thorium-X tablet, a fuel consumption data collection device, on board a Nigerian-flagged fuel tanker vessel, MT KINGIS, commencing the process targeted at ending green-house gas emissions on vessels.  The pilot project, which came as fallout of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) conference held in Kenya in March, aims at reducing fuel consumption by vessels.  The MTCC is targeted towards developing countries,…

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Gov Sani Bello Commissions Orphanage 32 Years After Initiation

Over thirty two  years after the initiation of the construction of an Orphanage in Niger State, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Wednesday commissioned a multi-million Naira home for the less privileged. In a statement the Media  and Publicity Coordinator to the Governor, Jude Orintunsin said the project was initiated by the military administration of Colonel David Mark, now a Senator, over 32 years ago but  was completed and commissioned by Governor Sani Bello. The Governor described the project as one of his administration’s efforts towards safeguarding and protecting children as well…

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DHQ Dissociates Military From Coup Plot Suggested By NCP

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has dissociated the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) from a document calling for the overthrow of the Muhammadu Buhari democratically-elected administration. Navy Capt. Muhammed Wabi, Deputy Director of Defence Information accused a group, “Nigerian Continuity and Progress (NCP)’’ as being behind the document. Wabi alleged that the document called for the setting up of an “interim government’’ in place of the elected government. “The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) wishes to dissociate itself from the rascality and intentions as espoused in a document being circulated by…

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Sudan Protests: Military Agrees To 3 Years Transition

Sudan’s military leaders have announced an agreement with the opposition alliance for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) said the alliance would have two-thirds of the seats on a legislative council. However, the two sides are yet to agree on a sovereign council – the top tier of power, where both want a majority. Sudan has been ruled by the military council since last month’s toppling of President Omar al-Bashir. Protests that led to his downfall have continued amid demands for full civilian…

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BoI Wins Best Development Bank Award

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has been honoured with the best Development Bank Award by the International Bankers Magazine in recognition of its financial support to the nation’s entrepreneurs. Managing Director of BoI, Mr Olukayode Pitan, in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, said that the award was presented to the Bank at the London Stock Exchange. The International Bankers Awards is established to recognise top-ranking individuals and organisations setting new benchmarks for performance and pushing the boundaries within the global financial industry. Pitan said that the award acknowledged the…

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Alabama Outlaws Abortion As Lawmakers Pass Bill For Assent

Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill to outlaw abortion in almost all cases, the strictest such United States law. The state Senate approved the law by 25 votes to six, rejecting exemptions for cases of rape or incest. It will now go to Republican Governor Kay Ivey. She has not said whether she will sign it, but she is seen as a strong opponent of abortion. Restrictions on abortion rights have already been introduced this year in 16 US states. Activists hope the new Alabama law will challenge a landmark…

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