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    Politics Lagos’ll not demolish property on LASU land – Punch Newspapers

    Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has assured residents whose property encroaches on the land of the Lagos State University, Ojo, that such buildings will not be demolished. Ambode gave the assurance on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ meeting between LASU management team and the affected...
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    Politics Defend yourselves if attacked, Benue gov tells residents – Punch Newspapers

    The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has called on the people of the state to defend themselves if attacked. The governor, who spoke on a radio programme titled, ‘Issue of the moment’ monitored by our correspondent on Tuesday, said it was necessary … Read more via Punch Newspapers –...
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    Politics Dickson earmarks N1bn to repair roads in Jonathan’s LGA – Punch Newspapers

    The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has reportedly earmarked N1bn to repair internal roads and carry out other projects in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s council, Ogbia Local Government Area. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youths, Mr. Osaanya B. Osaanya...
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    Politics Traditional rulers urged to secure domains – Punch Newspapers

    A renowned security expert, Dr Ona Ekhomu, has urged traditional rulers to be at the forefront of efforts to secure their domains. He said exercising purposeful leadership in security management of their respective communities would enhance the legitimacy of the traditional institution and...
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    Politics Buhari has spent N1bn on Ekwueme so far —Ngige – Punch Newspapers

    Roads rehabilitation gulps N480m As Anambra declares work-free day for funeral The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to giving a former Vice President, late Dr. Alex Ekwueme, a befitting burial. Ngige spoke on Sunday at...
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    Entertainment My love for Niniola stronger than music –Teni Entertainer – Punch Newspapers

    Fargin singer, Teniola Apata, aka Teni Entertainer, tells OLUSHOLA RICKETTS about her style of music and her relationship with her sister and colleague, Niniola How would you describe your childhood? I come from a family that loves education. My family has been through a lot in life and that...
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    Entertainment I was used to test run Gulder Ultimate Search –Ezeugo – Punch Newspapers

    Being the first winner of Gulder Ultimate Search, one would expect Ezeugo Egwuagwu to be excited about it. However, he believes he didn’t gain as much as most people think. The actor told Sunday Scoop that he was only used as an experiment and didn’t benefit much from the brand. … via Punch...
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    Politics Taraba gov swears in special advisers on herders, farmers relations – Punch Newspapers

    Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo As part of efforts to ensure smooth implementation of the open grazing prohibition law in Taraba state, governor Darius Ishaku on Friday swore in two Special Advisers on herders and farmers relations. Those sworn in were; Abubakar Zubairu, Special Advisers on Herders...
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    Politics Nigeria in a coma, only PDP can revive it – Wike – Punch Newspapers

    The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Nigeria is in a coma, saying only the Peoples Democratic Party can revive the country. Also, a former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, said that he had the capacity to revive the fortunes of the country. via Punch...
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    Politics Atiku Abubakar Reacts To The Burning Of Olu Falae's Farm - Punch Newspapers

    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the burning of a farm belonging to former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Atiku said in a press statement by his media office in Abuja on Tuesday that arson is a punishable via Punch...
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    Metro Herdsmen Kill 8-month Pregnant Tiv Woman In Ekiti - Punch Newspapers

    A report reaching The Punch said some herdsmen in the early hours of today stormed Orin Ekiti and killed a pregnant woman. The eight months pregnant woman is said to be a Tiv woman from Benue State. It was learnt that the assailants also injured several other people in the attack. READ MORE...
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    Politics Works Ministry Executed No Capital Project In 2017, Says Fashola; Blames 2017 Budget

    Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said the works ministry was not able to implement capital projects in 2017. Fashola said this on Wednesday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Works to defend 2018 budget proposed by his ministry. A member of the...
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    Metro Evans The Kidnapper Suffers Loss As Court Dismisses N300m Fundamental Right Suit – Punch

    A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, dismissed a N300m Fundamental Right Enforcement suit filed by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans. Evans had challenged his detention for 11 days before a charge was preferred against him. The court, presided by...
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    Metro Impressive Story Of Mama Boko Haram, Who Stopped A Church Bombing Last Year

    What is the relationship between you and the Boko Haram members? People started calling me Mama Boko Haram when insurgency was at its peak in Borno State and the insurgents were bulldozing Maiduguri, killing and maiming everybody in the process. It was during that period that I was invited to a...
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    Metro Only 24 Candidates In Zamfara Passed 2017 Nov/Dec NECO GCE

    Only 24 candidates from Zamfara state passed the 2017 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination of the National Examinations Council (NECO). The examination was reportedly taken by 186 candidates in Zamfara. According to PUNCH, Charles Uwakwe, NECO registrar, disclosed this on...
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    Entertainment Why I Missed Mercy Aigbe's Birthday Celebration - Husband Lanre Gentry

    Although star actress, Mercy Aigbe, is going through a rough patch in her marriage, it did not stop her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry, from wishing her a happy birthday via his Instagram handle. He said in the post, “Today, you are @40. Even though we are fighting I still say happy birthday...
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    Sports I Will Replace Ozil and Sanchez With class Acts, Wenger Vows To Arsenal fans

    Arsene Wenger moved to allay the fears of Arsenal fans on Tuesday saying he would replace both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil with world-class players should they end up leaving. Both Sanchez, who came close to moving to Manchester City on the final day of the last transfer window in … via...
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    Business Naira to remain steady amid slow holiday trading – Punch Newspapers

    The naira is expected to be stable in the week ahead, supported by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s regular interventions through the injection of dollars into the market, according to foreign exchange traders. The currency has been hovering at 360/dollar for investors, while it has … via Punch...
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    Politics I’ll Always Be A Friend Of Ndigbo - President Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has again restated his resolve to partner the people of the South-East geopolitical zone of the country, insisting that he will always remain a friend to the Ndigbo. The President, represented by the Executive Director in charge of Administration/Training, Nigerian...
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    World China Waives Visas For Nationals Of 53 Countries

    China on Thursday waived visas for visitors from 53 countries to Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei for up to six days, state media said on Thursday. People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party, said visitors must enter and exit from one of the six ports. According to the Economic Times, the...
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