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Obaseki Hails Osimhen Over Best African Player Win In French Ligue One

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed an Edo indigene and Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, on his emergence as Africa Best Player in French Ligue One, clinching the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe Prize.   Obaseki said Osimhen has made the state and Nigeria proud with his envious feat, applauding him for being a good role model for millions of Edo youths.   According to the governor, “Hearty congratulations to Edo son and Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, on his Prix Marc-Vivien Foé win, awarded to the Best African…

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Buhari: Delivery Of AKK Gas Pipeline Project, Part Of Next Level Agenda

… Commends Corporation, Stakeholders for Embarking on Project Despite COVID-19 Pandemic   President Muhammadu Buhari has said that delivery of the 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project is part of his Administration’s Next Level Agenda for sustainable development and economic prosperity of Nigeria. The President, who stated this Tuesday while flagging off construction works on the AKK project via virtual link from the State House in Abuja to two locations in Ajaokuta in Kogi State and Rigachukun, Kaduna State, said when completed the project would provide gas for generation of…

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Sanwo-Olu Swears In Famuyiwa, New Chairman Of Agbado-Oke Odo LCDA

…….Pledges Continued Support To Grassroots …Lagos Gov To Council Boss: ‘You Must Sustain Programmes That’ll Enhance Residents’ Lives’ Former Vice Chairman of Agbado-Oke Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Mr. David Oladapo Famuyiwa, on Tuesday, took the oath to formally assume the council’s leadership, three weeks after the demise of the Executive Chairman, Dr. Augustine Arogundade. At a simple swearing-in ceremony held in the Banquet Hall at the State House in Alausa, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu charged the new Executive Chairman to ensure the continuation of programmes and services that will…

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COVID-19: Ekiti To Reopen Worship Centres From July 17, Schools July 20

…..To Be Issued Certificate Of Readiness Before Opening …..Frontline Medical Personnel Get N2.5 Billion Life Insurance ….Residents Without Face Masks Risk Arrest And Prosecution Subject to the fulfilment of some laid down protocols, worship centres in Ekiti State may resume for services as from Friday, July 17th. This is in line with the agreement reached by the state government with leaders of religious organisations in the state. Governor Kayode Fayemi who disclosed this on Tuesday in a state-wide broadcast on the next stage in the State’s COVID-19 Response said arrangements…

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Senate President Tasks Govt Tax Collectors To Extend Coverage

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked the Federal Inland Revenue Service(FIRS) to consider widening the tax net rather than overburden the people and business concerns. Lawan was the Guest Speaker at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Audit and Recovery of back years Stamp Duties and FIRS’ formal launching of adhesive Stamp for Stamp Duties collection in Nigeria. “We should rather expand the tax net. Let’s not over burden our businesses or our citizens,” Lawan said at the event which took place in Abuja. The…

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Airtel MD To SMEs: Invest In Tech, Localise Supply Chain, Redefine Purpose

…….At UBA Business Series In adjusting to the new normal, business owners and operators of Small and Medium Scale businesses have been advised to invest massively in technology and find ways to source their raw materials or supplies locally, as this is expected to boost their activities and help them stay afloat especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria,  Segun Ogunsanya, who gave these tips at the UBA Quarterly Business Series on Tuesday, said that it is important that businesses redefine their…

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N700m Fraud: Group Cautions Against Undue Interference In Ize-Iyamu’s Case

………Appears In Court July 2 The Foundation for Good Governance and Social Change (FGGSC) has cautioned against undue interference in the N700m money laundering case preferred by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the September 19 Edo State governorship election. The Executive Director of FGGSC, Comrade Austin Osakwe, in a statement, said it was pertinent to make such a submission regarding the case as it’s bound to receive extra attention, especially as Ize-Iyamu has now been…

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COVID-19: Ondo Gov Akeredolu Tests Positive, Self Isolates

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has tested positive for COVID-19. Akeredolu made the disclosure on Tuesday on his verified twitter account, @RotimiAkeredolu. The governor, who said he had malaria a few days ago, explained that he was treated and ” got over it.” “And as at the time we had our party NEC, my colleagues called on me and spoke with one of them who felt that malaria should not be treated lightly, I should go ahead and have a test for COVID -19. “The result came out today,…

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Wadume’s Trial: We Were Called Kidnappers, Given Highest Beating Of My Life-Police Witness

The trial of Taraba State kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, also known as Wadume, on Monday, began at the Federal High Court, Abuja, before Justice Binta Nyako. Wadume, alongside six other defendants, was, on June 8, arraigned on 13 counts bordering on terrorism. The other defendants are: Inspector Aliyu Dadje, Auwalu Bala, Uba Bala, Bashir Waziri, Zubairu Abdullahi and Rayyanu Abdul. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, took over the matter from the police on June 3. Although 10 soldiers were initially slated in…

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Lagos COVID-19 New Cases Drop To 166, NCDC Confirms 566 From 20 States

On the 29th of June 2020, 566 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria On the 29th of June 2020, 566 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria Till date, 25133 cases have been confirmed, 9402 cases have been discharged and 573 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 566 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos (166), Oyo (66), Delta (53), Ebonyi (43), Plateau (34), Ondo (32), FCT (26), Ogun (25), Edo (24), Imo (15), Bayelsa…

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