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Gov. Otti Offers Explanation On Why Geometric Power Project Took 20 Years

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Otti Moves To Give Umuahia Look Of A State Capital, Issues Deadline For Removal Of Illegal Attachments

Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has explained that a number of things contributed to the delay of the 181-megawatt geometric power plant in the Aba area of the state. “This is a project that was started in 2004” during the administration of Governor Orji Uzor Kalu, Otti of the Labour Party said on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on...

Hardship: Tinubu Anxious To Repair The Economy — Sen. Kalu [Video]

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Former Chief Whip of the Senate and Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu says the President, Bola Tinubu is anxious to repair the country's economy despite hardship faced by several Nigerian families. He said the President who has experience in the private sector cannot afford to fail the system, expressing hope that he has the capacity...

Senate: Abia Nominee Rejected Tinubu’s Appointment

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Senate: Abia Nominee Rejected Tinubu's Appointment

The Senate, Thursday said a nominee for the appointment as a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Urum Kalu Eke, from Abia State has rejected his nomination by President Bola Tinubu. Meanwhile, the Senate has confirmed the appointment of four other members of the Board of Directors of the CBN forwarded to it...

Bakers Reach Agreement With Govt, Call Off Nationwide Strike

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Bakers Reach Agreement With Govt, Call Off Nationwide Strike

The Bakers Association of Nigeria, AMBCN, has called off its strike following a discussion with the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture. In a statement issued on Wednesday evening, signed by its president, Mansur Umar, the union said it had reached some agreements with the Nigerian government. READ ALSO: Zamfara Govt Retires All Non-Posted Permanent Secretaries Umar, in the statement, said some...

Mohbad’s Father Seeks Investigation Into Late Son’s Wife

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Mohbad’s Father Seeks Investigation Into Late Son's Wife

Joseph Aloba, the father of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad, has called on the Nigeria Police to summon the wife of his deceased son, Omomunmi, to provide insights into the death of his son. He disclosed this in a statement signed by the family and sent to PUNCH Metro on Wednesday. Report has itthat Aloba filed a suit seeking...

National Assembly Workers Request Increase Of Retirement Age To 65 Years

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National Assembly Workers Request Increase Of Retirement Age To 65 Years

Workers at the National Assembly want their retirement extended to 65 years of age or 40 years of service. Retirement age in the federal civil service is 60 years or 35 years in service, whichever comes first. Mr Sunday Sabiyi, chairman of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, the National Assembly workers umbrella body, urged the Senate on Thursday in Abuja...

Abide By Rules Of Hunting – Osun Police Cautions Hunters Over Use of Firearms

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Police Announce 39 CBT Examination Centres In Kaduna For Recruitment

Commissioner of Police, Osun Command, Mohammed Umar Abba has cautioned hunters and members of the general public against the use of firearms. Abba, while warning that such an unwholesome act of negligence would not be treated with levity, added that the Command was compelled to act due to the need to abide by the rules of hunting expedition. The Osun Police...

Benue Govt Debunks Allegations Of N20b Fraud

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Benue Govt Debunks Allegations Of N20b Fraud

Benue State Government has debunked reports alleging that about N20 billion federal allocation aggregated to the local governments was diverted. DAILY POST reports that a Global Integrity Crusade Network, GICN, had alleged that the state governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia directed his Special Adviser on Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Dr Denis Akura to divert the huge sum. Reacting,...

Zamfara Govt Retires All Non-Posted Permanent Secretaries

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Zamfara Police Confirm Abduction Of Worshipers, Rescue One

Zamfara State Executive Council has approved the retirement of all non-posted Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil Service. This was disclosed to newsmen in Gusau, the State capital, by the State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mannir Mu’azu Haidara Kaura. He said that those affected would be paid all their entitlements. The Commissioner also explained that it was also resolved that money...

Hardship: N1m Minimum Wage Or Nothing, Ogun NLC Insists

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The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Ogun State, Hammed Ademola-Benco, on Wednesday, said that there is no going back on the proposed N1m minimum wage for workers. Ademola-Benco stated this while addressing journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital as the union ended the two-day protest called to demand that the Federal Government address the challenges of insecurity, hunger and the high...

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States Can't Remove Trump From Presidential Election Ballot, Supreme Court Rules

States Can’t Remove Trump From Presidential Election Ballot, Supreme Court Rules

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The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously reversed the Colorado court ruling that barred former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state's Republican presidential primary ballot because of a provision in the...

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