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Nigerian Army, MNJTF Collaborate To Crush Boko Haram

 The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Army to cooperate with the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency. Nicholas gave the assurance when the Task Force Commander MNJTF, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabo, visited the Military Command and Control Centre, Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri. Rogers said that the command was working in collaboration with the MNJTF in the ongoing clearance operation to root out remnant of Boko Haram insurgents in North-East and Lake Chad region. “The meeting…

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GOV AMBODE APPOINTS AJANAKU AS SPECIAL ADVISER INFORMATION, STRATEGY

Governor. Akinwumi Ambode of The Lagos State has approved the appointment of Mr. Idowu Ajanaku as the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy with immediate effect. In a letter signed by the Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Sidikatu Adesoye, the appointment is in line with Governor Ambode’s vision to strengthen the information machinery in the State with the aim of making it more people-oriented and effective, right to the grass-root. Mr. Ajanaku, a multiple award-winning journalist and political strategist until his elevation was the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor…

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No Land For Cattle Colony In Benue, Says Gov Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says the state government has no land for the establishment of cattle colony as being advocated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Speaking while addressing State House correspondents after he led a delegation of Benue State stakeholders to a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, Governor Ortom said that cattle ranching remained the only way out of the crisis. He explained that though the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh,…

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AMBODE: WE’LL PRIORITISE WELFARE OF EX-SERVICE MEN, FAMILIES

…Hosts Thanksgiving Service For Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday said his government will continue to give top priority to the welfare of ex-service men as well as their families, particularly the orphans of fallen gallant men and women. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the Thanksgiving Service to commemorate this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, held at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, said his administration will continue to set the standard and be a model for the promotion of the welfare…

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LAGOS GOV, AMBODE, RESHUFFLES CABINET, DROPS THREE COMMISSIONERS

…Appoints Five New Ones Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday carried out a major cabinet reshuffle, dropping three commissioners and appointing five new ones. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, the three affected cabinet members are Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr. Femi Odubiyi and Mr. Anifowoshe Abiola. The newly appointed cabinet members include Mr. Hakeem Fahm (Ministry of Science and Technology); Mr. Ladi Lawanson (Ministry of Transportation); Mr Segun Banjo (Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget); Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye (Ministry of Commerce and…

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Internet Users Hit 94.8m In November –NCC

The internet users increased marginally to 94 .8 million in November, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said.   The NCC made this disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for November 2017 on its website on Tuesday in Abuja.   According to the data, Airtel, MTN and Glo gained more internet subscribers during the month, while 9mobile was the big loser.   The data also showed that overall, internet users increased by to 94, 818,553 in November from 93,887,184 in October showing an increase of 931, 369.   The…

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CBN Disowns Fake Emefiele Twitter Handles

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has raised alarm over the existence of several twitter handles purportedly owned by the Governor , Mr Godwin Emefiele. CBN Acting Director, Corporate Communication, Mr Isaac Okorafor in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, urged Nigerians to ignore messages from such twitter handles. “We wish to inform members of the public, particularly members of the social media community that Emefiele presently has no twitter handle. “We wish to state categorically, that the twitter handles bearing his name and photographs are fake and targeted at…

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Plateau Ag Chief Judge Releases 22 Prison Inmates

The Acting Chief Judge of Plateau State Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwat has released 22 inmates across Prisons formations in the State. This was done during a visit by the State Criminal Justice Administration Committee to Prisons formations in Plateau State. The visits which lasted between 1st and 8th January 2018, is aimed at finding out the state of jail conditions and to look into the cases of awaiting trial persons with a view to decongest the Prisons. The Committee was impressed with the improvement in jail conditions in the State…

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Clinical Psychologist, Pamela Udoka, Joins Qed.ng

Certified clinical psychologist and theatre artist, Pamela Udoka, has joined Qed.ng as a columnist beginning from Friday, January 5. 2018. Her weekly column, known as Talk with Pamela, will draw from her specialty as a marital conflict, relationship and sex therapist.   Mrs Udoka holds a BA (Hons) in theatre arts from the University of Ibadan and an MSc in psychology with emphasis on life-span developmental psychology, childhood disorders and clinical intervention from the University of Lagos. She is undergoing an M.Phil/ Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Ibadan with…

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NIMASA TO RELEASE MARITIME INDUSTRY FORECAST BY 2018 – Dakuku

As part of the initiative to reposition the maritime sector for greater efficiency in line with International best practices, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) will release the empirical forecast that will determine the outlook of the industry in Nigeria by the first quarter of 2018. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who disclosed this in Lagos recently further stated that the Nigeria forecast will deal with how developments on the international scene will affect the industry in Nigeria, which will also serve as a guide…

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