Three months after council dissolution, Tambuwal names 25 new commissioners

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Thursday forwarded 25 names to the state Assembly for confirmation as commissioners. The appointments came three months after the governor dissolved the executive council. The Deputy Speaker, Abubakar Magaji, who presided over the sitting, announced that the nominees will be screened on October 23 and 24.

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Delta govt. approves 33 per cent increase on pension

The Delta State Government has approved 33 per cent increase on the pensions of retired workers in the state, bringing them at par with those received by retirees in the federal civil service. The state Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, disclosed this to journalists in Asaba, the state capital on Wednesday. Mr Ukah said the[...]

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China plans to replace streetlights with ‘artificial moon’ by 2020

A Chinese city, Chengdu, has perfected plans to replace the city’s streetlights with an “artificial moon” by 2020. The Independent UK reports that Chengdu’s streetlights will be replaced with a satellite that will boost the glow of the real moon. The artificial moon will be able to light an area within a diameter of 10 to[...]

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NHIS governing council suspends Executive Secretary ‘indefinitely’

The governing council of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has indefinitely suspended Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary of the scheme indefinitely. The chairperson of the NHIS governing council, Ifenne Enyanatu revealed the resolution of the council to journalists after a two-day closed door meeting at the Abuja head office of the scheme. The chairperson[...]

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Omo-Agege withdraws contempt charge against Saraki, says I’ve been paid

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday, withdrew the suit he filed to commit the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to prison for disobeying court orders The lawmaker who is representing Delta Central, had In a form 49 (contempt of court charge) he filed before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, alleged that Saraki refused[...]

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Lagos lawmakers dare Ambode, orders PSP back to work immediately

The Lagos State House of Assembly has ordered the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state to call on the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) operators in their areas to go back to refuse collection and disposal with immediate effect Recall that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had earlier disengaged most of[...]

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FG to pay 50% ex-Nigerian Airways staff benefits from next week

The Nigerian government on Wednesday said it will pay 50 per cent of entitlements owed ex-staff of the defunct Nigerian Airways in 2018 and pay the balance next year. The finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, revealed this on Wednesday while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. She also at a separate[...]

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NYSC bans Benue varsity graduates from national service

The Management of the Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, is investigating the challenges that led to the banning of prospective corps members from the institution from being mobilised for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the institution, Msugh Kembe, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in Makurdi. The VC[...]

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Calabar ponzi operator nabbed over N1bn fraud

The Zone 6 Police Headquarters, Calabar, Cross River State capital, was turned into a mini-carnival yesterday, as “investors” in a Swiss Gold Ponzi scheme turned out to get a glimpse of the scheme operator, Mrs. Lizzy Efa, arrested while trying to flee from the country, after raking in about a billion naira. Vanguard learned that[...]

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Testing girls for virginity violates their human rights, says UN

A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of any female. The statement, issued during the World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in Rio de Janeiro, stressed that such tests are both unscientific, and a violation of human rights. The UN[...]

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Couple seeking better life sells one-day-old baby for N250,000

A couple has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit in Afam, in the Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State, for selling their day-old child for N250,000. The couple, Richard and Chidinma Benson, however, said they sold their baby to enable them to leave their village in the Isiala Ngwa[...]

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External reserves drop by $1bn in 13 days

The nation’s foreign exchange reserves have dropped to a seven-month low, losing $1.02bn in the 13 days to Monday, latest data from the Central Bank of Nigeria showed on Wednesday. The external reserves, which stood at $44.30bn on September 28, fell from $44.02bn on October 2 to $43bn on October 15. The reserves, which rohttps://wanbabablog.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpse[...]

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Supreme Court orders FG to recover 18-year lost revenue from oil giants

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Federal Government to immediately commence steps to recover all revenues lost to oil exploring and exploiting companies due to wrong profit sharing formula termed as the Production Sharing Contracts since August 2003. A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter[...]

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Usain Bolt rejects Malta football offer

Usain Bolt trains for the first time for the A-League football club Central Coast Mariners in Gosford. Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has turned down a contract from Maltese champions Valletta and will remain in Australia to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer, his agent said on Thursday. The eight-time Olympic champion has been[...]

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BRT bus crushes power bike rider to death

A power bike rider, whose identity has yet to be established, has been killed by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle, in the Agric area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. The incident, which happened on Wednesday, reportedly occurred in the BRT lane. it was gathered that the rider had tried to avoid hitting a pedestrian who[...]

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EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks

The Economic and Financial crimes commission EFCC has secured a court order to detain the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose for two weeks while investigations continue. The remand order, it was learnt, is subject to renewal which implies that Fayose could spend longer than two weeks in custody. Fayose is under probe for[...]

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Fayose : EFCC releases photos of houses uncovered

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) May have uncovered proofs of graft against ex-governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti,   Brandishing photos of properties he may have allegedly acquired with proceeds of corruption. The Spokesman for the Commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, released copies of the pictures on Wednesday. According to him, the properties were uncovered[...]

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Suspects sold 31 human heads to some personalities in Ilorin – Police

The Nigerian police have arrested and paraded eight suspects over alleged kidnapping, murder, ritual killings, exhuming dead bodies from where buried, removing and trading in human skull and other human body parts in Ilorin, Kwara state. The suspects, according to the police confessed and admitted to have sold thirty one (31) human heads to some[...]

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