SALLAH; LAGOS STATE GOVT RESUMES SALE OF LAKE RICE

The Lagos State Government said it would resume the sales of LAKE Rice at approved retail outlets across the state from Monday, June 19, ahead of the Eid-el-fitr. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau, said this on Sunday while reviewing the modalities for the distribution of the rice across the state. Suarau said that the sales would be part of the state government’s commitment to ensure food security and help residents sail through the current economic recession. According to him, the rice which has been subsidised to ensure…

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ABUJA INDIGENOUS PEOPLE PROTEST UNCLAD OVER GOVT NEGLECT, SEE PICS

Some indigenes of Abuja have taken to the streets in protest against what they have described as years of neglect. Sahara Reporters says the indigenes of the city which is Nigeria’s capital, marched across the streets unclad with painted bodies while also accusing the government of marginalization. Details of the protest were still sketchy at the time of this report, but it is happening at a time President Muhammadu Buhari is out of the country on medical ground and when his deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo just signed the 2017 budget.…

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SCHOOL FEEDING IN 9 STATES GULPED 3.7BIL NAIRA- PRESIDENCY

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Sunday said it has so far spent N3.7bn on the Homegrown School Feeding Programme, which is one of the components of the present administration’s Social Investment Programme. It said the sum had been released to nine out of the 36 states of the federation for the feeding of about 1.3million pupils in the states. The Senior Special Assistant to the acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. A total of N500bn…

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I WONT COLLECT SALARY UNTIL WORKERS SALARY ARREARS ARE PAID – ONDO GOV, AKEREDOLU

Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has reassured the workers in the state that their salary arrears will be paid in full by his administration. He noted that civil servants in the state were being owed N38bn, while N41bn were being owed the pensioners as gratuities. Akeredolu, who spoke on Sunday during the third session of the 11th Synod of Diocese of Akoko, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held at the Saint George’s Anglican Church, Okeagbe Akoko, said he would not collect his own salary until…

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I FEAR THE POOR MAY BEGIN TO ATTACK THE RICH SOON- BABATUNDE JOSE JNR

The picture that was painted last weekend of the looming catastrophe that could engulf the nation was  frightening. The venue was the Yoruba Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos and the event was the 2017 Ramadan lecture organized by the Club. The Guest Lecturer, Mr Ibrahim Babatunde Jose saw in the near future, fracas between the elites and the masses. He believed the yawning gap between the rich and the poor has reached such an alarming level that it is already threatening peace in the land. According to him, “there is too…

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OSINBAJO IN MAIDUGURI TO FLAG OFF GRAINS DISTRIBUTION IN NORTH EAST, SEE PICS

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has arrived Maiduguri to flag off grain distribution in the North East. The Programme is a new initiative of the Federal Government that aims to distribute food to 1.8m persons affected by insurgency in the North East. According to the Presidency, “the distribution will be carried out on behalf of the Federal Government by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in partnership with State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs) and International Humanitarian Agencies. NEMA has assured that it is taking all the measures necessary to…

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NIGERIAN VICTIM OF SEX TRAFFICKING NARRATES HER HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE

Cynthia recounts her story: “I had problems back in Nigeria, family problems.” Cynthia says. “My aunties, well, a woman I was so close to in my village I called her auntie, said her brother ran a pharmacy in Italy and he needed a girl to help him there.” “Straight away I asked her if it was prostitution,” she remembers, “but she took me in like her own daughter, and we were so close, so when she said if it was prostitution, I wouldn’t let you go, I believed her.” “She…

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EDO GOVERNOR APPOINTS 192 SPECIAL ASSISTANTS

ot minding the economic recession ,Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Friday, announced the appointment of 192 Special Assistants, a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie (Esq.) contained. The appointees, which represent a true reflection of all the 192 electoral wards in the three Senatorial Districts that make up the state, make history as being products of inclusive and participatory governance in Edo state. Those appointed from each LG therefore represent the number of wards in such local governments. It would be recalled that…

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MULTIPLE TAXES ON ROADS COMING AS SENATE CONSIDERS BILL

Nigerian Senate There are indications that road users may face multiple taxes as Senate moves to pass the National Roads Fund (Establishment, etc) Bill 2017. The bill, which was sponsored by Chairman of the Committee on Works, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, has scaled first and second readings and has gone for public hearing. It was listed on the Order Paper of Thursday for third reading and passage but was not considered before plenary was adjourned till Tuesday. The bill, according to report of a 16-member committee that looked into it, seeks…

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GHANAIAN PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO APPOINTS. 110, YES, 110 MINISTERS

President Nana Akufo-Addo seems to be on his way to entering the Guinness Book for having the highest number of ministers in the world. Akufo-Addo has appointed a total number of 110 people to serve as ministers, ministers of state and deputies in his administration, the highest in the country’s history. Out of the total 110, 20 are regional ministers and their deputies, 40 ministers for various ministries, with 50 deputies. Ghana based Citi Fm 97.3 reports that the president’s latest list of appointments presented to Parliament, he named 50…

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