Day: August 23, 2016

Herdsmen snuff life out of RCCG Pastor on evangelism in Kaduna.

August 23, 2016

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Sunday night killed one Pastor Luka Ubangari of Redeemed Christian Church of God at Shawa village, near Godogodo, in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Ubangari was said to have been ambushed, shot and killed while returning from an evangelical visit to Golkofa village. The incident occurred few […]

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About eight persons killed in Zamfara over alleged religious blasphemy.

August 23, 2016

About eight persons were killed on Monday in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara State after violence erupted over alleged blasphemy against Islam by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara. Governor Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari joined hundreds of people to bury the deceased who were killed when an angry mob set fire on the house of a […]

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Sarkozy runs again for France Presidency.

August 23, 2016

Former French President,Nicholas Sarkozy. Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy on August 22, 2016 announced that he will seek his party’s nomination to stand in next year’s presidential election. “I have decided to be a candidate in the 2017 presidential election,” Sarkozy, who was president between 2007 and 2012, wrote in a foreword to a new […]

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CCT sets Oct 5 date for ruling in Saraki’s case.

August 23, 2016

Dr Bukola Saraki, Senate President. The Codeof Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has fixed October 5 to deliver ruling on the fresh motion seeking to suspend hearing on the 16-count criminal charge pending against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The Federal Government had alleged that Saraki made false/anticipatory declaration of assets, operated foreign […]

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INEC starts voter education to stop apathy during elections.

August 23, 2016

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State has started voter education to stem apathy during the Sept 10 governorship election in the state. The INEC Electoral Officer, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo, Mrs Patricia Idele, announced this at a one- day workshop on voter education for stakeholders at Auchi on Monday. Idele […]

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Lagos State Govt approves N15.5m grant to entrepreneurship students.

August 23, 2016

Mr Akinwun Ambode,Lagos State Governor. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the sum of N15.5million as seed funding and grants for final year students enrolled in the Ready.Set.Work (RSW) programme. Ready.Set.Work is an entrepreneurship and employability training program for final year students of tertiary institutions in Lagos State, aimed at preparing them for […]

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ABUTH Resident Doctors start 3 days warning strike.

August 23, 2016

The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Branch of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday commenced a three-day warning strike. Its President, Dr Waziri Aliyu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria that all members of NARD had complied. “We have commenced the industrial action today, Monday, Aug. 22, in view […]

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Sun International closes shop in Nigeria over economic recession.

August 23, 2016

Sun International,a South African hotel and gaming group and operators of the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, has disclosed that it would exit Nigeria due to weak economic growth and clashes with regulators. The company, which has significant investment in Tourist Company of Nigeria, TCN, was in January, subjected to a probe by the Economic and […]

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