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I promise to pay backlog of salaries – Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has promised to pay the backlog of salaries owed civil servants. This promise was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s media aide, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, in Osogbo on Wednesday. The statement said Aregbesola made the promise when Ijesa Society, a social group, visited him. Aregbesola, according to the […]

PH, Warri refineries begin work, to produce 335, 000 barrels daily

Dr. Joseph Dawha, Managing Director, NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says Port Harcourt and Warri refineries have commenced preliminary production of petroleum products after successful test-runs. In a statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Mr Ohi Alegbe, in Abuja on Wednesday the refineries will produce 335, 000 barrels daily. The statement explained that […]

Akpabio suffers setback in bid to retain senate seat

Godswill Akpabio, now Minority Leader

The newly appointed Senate minority leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio, Tuesday suffered a setback in his bid to retain his seat after the Akwa Ibom State National Assembly election tribunal ruled in favour of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Inibehe Okori, on two preliminary objections brought by Mr. […]

Atiku hails peaceful resolution of House leadership crisis

Atiku Abubakar

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has commended the peaceful resolution of the House of Representatives leadership crisis, which until now, had bogged down the activities of the House. In a statement released by his Media Office in Abuja on Wednesday, 29 July, the former Vice President recalled that the amicable outcome of the […]

Buhari lands in Cameroon, strategises against Boko Haram

L-R: President Paul Biya and President Muhammadu Buhari in Yaounde

YAOUNDE, (Reuters) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began a two-day visit to Cameroon on Wednesday in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbours and strengthen cooperation against Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Buhari’s first visit to Cameroon since his election in March comes as the militant group, which has sworn allegiance […]

Senate to screen Service Chiefs Thursday

L-R: Chief of Air Staff, Air-Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Iba; Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Morgan Riku and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Major General Babagana Mongunu (rtd)

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, announced that the Senate would commence screening of newly appointed Service Chiefs during plenary on Thursday. Saraki, who disclosed this during plenary on the floor of the upper chamber, urged all serving senators to be in attendance and to be prompt, adding that the screening would […]

Ile-Ife mourns Ooni of Ife, markets shut, commercial activities halted

Ooni of Ife: passes on

Nicholas Ojo-Awo/Ile-Ife As news of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade demise continues to circulate, his subjects, admirers and others across the country have thronged his palace as to mourn his passing. Our correspondent observed that many of those at the palace expressed disbelief while others were in utter shock and surprise but the […]

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