Ogun to commence BRT services – Commissioner

Ogun State Commissioner for Transportation, Gbenga Dairo, says the state government plans to begin the operation of the Bus Rapid Transit services in major cities in the state.He said this on Wednesday while speaking at a General Stakeholders Workshop on the development of transport policy and capacity building in Abeokuta, the state capital.He said, “It[...]

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Messi shuns Barcelona training

Lionel Messi informed Barcelona coaches he was not going to turn up to training on Wednesday, according to Barcelona’s newly-appointed sporting director Ramon Planes.Messi asked Barca Tuesday to leave the club he has been with for 20 seasons, since he was 13 years old.“Messi informed us that he was not going to show up to[...]

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Sacked workers: NUPENG suspends 7-day strike ultimatum to Chevron

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has suspended its seven-day strike ultimatum given to Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) and its contractors to recall and reinstate 175 workers they sacked.NUPENG’s National President, Mr Williams Akporeha and General-Secretary, Mr Afolabi Olawale, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.The statement announced that[...]

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Flash floods kill 46 in Afghanistan

At least 46 people have been killed and hundreds of houses destroyed by flash floods as torrential rains lashed a city north of the Afghan capital, officials said Wednesday.A rescue operation was underway to free people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Charikar, capital of Parwan province, which was hit by heavy rain[...]

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UNILAG: FG inaugurates Special Visitation Panel

The Federal Government, Wednesday, inaugurated the Presidential Visitation Panel it set up last week to look into the crisis rocking the University of Lagos (UNILAG), following the earlier removal of its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by the University’s governing council.Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who inaugurated the panel headed by Prof. Tukur Sa’ad,[...]

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Ondo: PDP names Makinde head of campaign council

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday named the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, as Chairman of its 145 member campaign council for the Ondo State Governorship Election slated for October 10.The council has all the state governors elected under the platform of the party.This was contained in a notice released[...]

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I won’t waste precious time attacking opposition — Melania Trump

U.S. First Lady, Mrs Melania Trump, on Tuesday refrained from attacking the opposition in a 25-minute long keynote speech on the second night of the Republican National Convention.Speaking before a small audience at the White House, she said she would not waste precious time “attacking the other side’’.This, she noted, was because as witnessed during[...]

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INEC prepares for bye-election in Enugu – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is preparing for a bye-election to replace a member of the Enugu State House of Assembly, late Chijioke Ugwueze, who died recently.The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Enugu, Dr Emeka Ononamadu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Enugu.Ononamadu said that the[...]

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Polio-Free Nigeria: Gates, Dangote, others hail achievement

Philanthropists Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote have hailed the declaration of Nigeria by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being polio-free.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the global health body on Tuesday certified Nigeria and the rest of Africa polio-free.The WHO Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) said the major milestone was achieved four[...]

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Mali suspended from international Francophone community over coup

The international community increased pressure on the military junta that has seized power in Mali, as the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) suspended the nation from its membership Tuesday.Its leadership agreed the move at an extraordinary session held via videoconference, while adding that it would maintain any cooperation that would help the civilian population[...]

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