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Ekiti Gets World Bank Support To Revive Farm Settlements

…sends College of Technical Agric amendment bill to Assembly The Ekiti State government’s agriculture and rural development programme has received a major boost as the government has secured the World Bank’s support  for the initiative. The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi disclosed this on Sunday during at his Isan Ekiti country home. According to Dr Fayemi, the initiative called Rural Access and Marketing Programme (RAMP) will connect Ekiti rural communities to the urban centres and market places as well as help in the reconstruction of farm settlements many of which were…

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ARFSD 2019 Ends With Africa Reaffirming Its Commitment To SDGs

The fifth Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD) ended in Marrakesh Thursday with ministers and officials in charge of environment and sustainable development reaffirming their governments’ commitment to fully implementing the sustainable development goals for the benefit of all on the continent. The ministers, who were joined by policymakers and experts, representatives of governments, intergovernmental organizations, parliaments, the private sector and civil society of the member States, called for efforts to foster and promote innovation and technology to fill the gaps in data needed for the preparation and implementation…

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Thieves Break Into Police Station While Officers Watch UEFA League

Thieves broke into a Kenyan police station on Tuesday night as all officers on duty abandoned their post to watch a UEFA Champions League match at a nearby trading centre. Newspaper reports indicate that the incident happened at Kobujoi Police Station, Nandi County. The thieves made away with three rifles and ammunitions. On returning to the post, the soccer-crazy policemen discovered that the room of the officer in-charge, which also serves as an armoury was open. They walked in to find the steel box, in which firearms are kept, broken….

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Election Tribunal: INEC Says No more Argument With PDP

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not engage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in argument on petitions before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal because they are sub-judice. In a statement issued in Abuja the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, said while responding to PDP’s allegation that INEC refused to release election materials used for the conduct of the February 23, presidential poll as ordered by the presidential election petitions tribunal. Okoye said the commission was aware that there were petitions…

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FRSC Trains Officers, Public On Trauma Handling

The Kwara Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in collaboration with the Hope Alive Trust Organisation, on Monday in Ilorin, trained its officers and the public on trauma management and handling of road accident victims. The Sector Commander, Mr Uchechukwu Wihioka, while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of the workshop, said that it was necessary to train officers and the general public on how to handle trauma caused by crashes on the road. “The participants are not only the military and para-military, there are communities members who…

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Salah’s Goal Takes Liverpool To Premier League Top

Mohamed Salah’s wonder-strike helped Liverpool beat Chelsea and ensured they remain two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Almost five years since Liverpool’s title chances were ruined by a 2-0 defeat in the same fixture, the hosts kept themselves in the hunt for a first league title in 29 years with two goals in the space of two minutes that saw Anfield erupt. After a nervy first half in which both sides had chances, Liverpool emerged from the break with added purpose and took…

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TASCE Workers Want Provost To Quit, Police Appeal For Truce

The employees of Tai Solarin College Of Education  (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, Ogun State, have asked the Provost of the College, Dr. Lukmon Adeola Kiadese, to voluntarily resign his appointment as the college’s Provost as the college staff passed vote of no confidence on him.   This was made at the resolution of the Coalition  Staff Union of the College (COTAS), headed by Mr. Daniel Aborisade while briefing Journalists on the outcome of its meeting with the new Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP, Bashir Dabup Makama, held at College Auditorium and Degree…

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JAMB Arrests Medical Student Attempting To Write UTME For Others

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it arrested a female third year medical student and another undergraduate for attempting to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for other candidates. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. NAN reports that the 2019 UTME commenced on April 11 in 678 centres across Nigeria. According to Benjamin, in spite of the measures put in place to stamp out impersonation and other forms…

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Gov Fayemi, Kalu, Daniel, Others For Freedom Online Lecture

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State will, on Thursday, April 18 speak on challenges facing Nigeria’s economy and the way out at the second annual lecture of Freedom Online, an online newspaper. Fayemi, sworn-in for a second term as governor of the Fountain of Knowledge in October 2018, will speak on the theme ‘Fixing Nigeria’s Economy: Less Politics, More Substance’. Venue is Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. A statement by the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper, Gabriel Akinadewo, says former Governor of Abia State and Senator-elect, Dr. Orji Uzor…

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Sanwo-Olu Visits Parents Of Slain Kolade Johnson, Condemns Extra Judicial Killings

  Lagos State Governor-elect Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid condolence visit to the family of the slain Kolade Johnson over the unfortunate death of their son with a promise to the family that they will get justice. Sanwo-Olu who condemned extra judicial killings of any type in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole on Saturday afternoon when he visited the parents of the late Johnson, who was allegedly killed by men of the Anti-cultism unit of the State Police Command said he will work with the security agencies to ensure…

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