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FG empowers 2,510 rural women in Abia with N20,000 each!!

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development says it has empowered 2, 510 rural women in Abia with N20,000 each through its Special Cash Grant Project. Beneficiaries of the programme are from all the local government areas in the state.Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the humanitarian affairs and social development minister disclosed this

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Bawa assumes office as new EFCC chief, pledges modern anti-corruption fight!!

Abdulrasheed Bawa has pledged to steer the EFCC towards proactive and intelligence-led investigation. Mr. Bawa said this in Abuja on Friday when he officially assumed duties at the commission’s headquarters. EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement that the new EFCC boss promised a paradigm shift in the agency’s approach to anti-graft war, from

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Ogun Deputy Speaker impeached over misconduct!!

Ogun state assembly have impeached deputy speaker Oludare Kadiri over allegations of gross misconduct, a move Kadiri has called “grossly unconstitutional and illegal”. Kadiri had clashed with some leaders of the party over allegations of violent conduct during the membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. It was

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Your Freedom of speech has limit _Presidency warns Nigerians!!

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has cautioned people calling for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. said those calling for Buhari’s resignation due to the issue of insecurity in Nigeria were only exercising their freedom of speech, but such expression has its limitations. Adesina said those calling for Buhari’s

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Governor of Gombe sacks three Commissioners!!

Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has sacked three commisioners in a minor cabinet reshuffle. The sacked commissioners are Alhassan Ibrahim Kwami – Information & Culture, Dr Ahmed Mohammed Gana- Health and Mela Audu Nunghe (SAN)- Special Duties. Secretary to the State Government, Ibrahim Njodi who made the announcement on Monday March 1, added that six commisioners were redeployed to other

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Senate Confirms nomination of ex-Service Chiefs as ambassadors!!

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors, despite criticisms in some quarters. They are former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; and the former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas. Others are former

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EFCC acting Chairman, Bawa promoted to Level 14 ahead of Senate Screening!!

The new acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has been promoted to the rank of Chief Detective Superintendent ahead of his Senate screening. The move comes amid a lawsuit challenging Bawa’s qualification for the job. Section 2 of the EFCC Act states that a person who will be appointed as

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Kwara State shuts down schools over Hijab Controversies!!

Kwara on Friday directed an immediate, but temporary closure of some grant-aided schools in Ilorin pending the resolution of a Hijab controversy in the schools. Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, said in a statement that affected schools are the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) College, Sabo Oke and St.

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‘Whatever you say is a lie’, APC Spokesperson blasts Lai Mohammed!!

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena has described the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed as the biggest problem of the Buhari-led administration. Mr Mohammed had in a statement on Monday called Mr Nabena an impostor and said he would not dignify him with a statement over his

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President Buhari appoints Bashir as Manager in Petroleum Department!!

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his junior media aide Bashir Ahmad to supervise a powerful and lucrative division at the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) — a role that supersedes his work experience and area of expertise, officials familiar with the development told Peoples Gazette over the weekend. Mr. Ahmad, 29, has served as personal

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Lagos State Govt appoints Adenike Oyetunde, others, as SSAs!!

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu, @jidesanwoolu has approved the appointment of Arc. Gbolahan Oki as GM of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA) and Adenike Dasola Oyetunde as the Senior Special Assistant to Mr. Governor on Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD). “Oyetunde’s appointment is in fulfillment of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s promise, on 30th December 2020, to

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Abuja Rail running below 100km/h because we don’t want to kill cows_Amaechi!!

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Abuja-Kaduna rail line cannot run faster that 90 kilometres per hour because “we don’t want to kill cow.”According to him, there are cows everywhere between Abuja to Kaduna and the ministry does not want to kill cows any longer with the locomotives.The minister said the

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Buhari Shielding Ex-Service Chiefs from Investigation_PDD!!

Ambassadorial Nomination: PDP Rejects Moves To Shield Ex-Service Chiefs From Investigation The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) firmly rejects plots by the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use the decoy of ambassadorial appointments to shield the immediate past service chiefs from investigation over alleged killing of innocent Nigerians and crimes against humanity

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Federal Government extends NIN and Sim linkage by eight weeks!!

The ongoing National Identification Number and Subscriber Identity Module integration exercise has been extended by eight weeks, the Federal Government announced on Tuesday morning. It said the new deadline was now April 6, 2021. Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde, who disclosed this in a WhatsApp message to our correspondent, said the extension

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FG reopens Lagos Third mainland Bridge!!

The federal government has reopened the Third Mainland Bridge which was closed down for maintenance days ago.  Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola said the bridge was reopened after they completed the maintenance work by midnight of January 31.   Popoola also disclosed that the Lagos State Government and other relevant agencies have been notified of the

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