Casualty figures uncertain as another explosion rocks Lagos

  Another major gas explosion has rocked Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, with figures of casualty still uncertain. Over 20 people were however reportedly injured in the explosion that occurred at Ajuwon, few kilometers from Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State on Thursday. Properties worth millions of Naira including over four vehicles were also burnt. The explosion also damaged some buildings within same proximity with the explosion site. Spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident. He noted that emergency responders have arrived at the scene of…

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Anger, Wailing as popular Nigerian Monarch hacked to death

  . Senator, others bemoan Plateau Monarch’s assasination Wailing and anger have rocked the Palace of popular traditional ruler in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Nigeria’s Plateau State, Bulus Janka, who was hacked to death by assailants. The wailers including a lawmaker at the Nigeria’s upper legislative arm, Senator Istifanus Gyang (PDP-Plateau), described the assassination of Janka as inhuman, barbaric and devilish. The popular traditional ruler was said to have been killed on Monday night at his residence. Until his death, he lived at Rasat, Foron District of Barkin…

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TUC, NLC vow to Shut Down Nigeria’s economy Sept 28 over fuel, electricity tariff hike

  The Nigeria’s Trade Union Congress (TUC) has aligned with its counterpart, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to ground economic activities in the country into a total halt on September 28. The planned total shutdown of economy, the congress said, would go on in colaboration with NLC if the Nigerian Government refuses to reverse the recent hike in petrol price and electricity tariff. This was coming as the National Executive Council of the NLC, ratified the decision the decision of its Central Working Committee to stage a nationwide protest on…

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NNPC recruits women, physically challenged for $2.8bn AKK, other projects

. Inclusive employment earns NNPC Federal Character Commission accolades The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Monday revealed its employment pattern on the $2.8 billion Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline to include women, people in wheel chairs, the blind and other physically challenged. The pattern, which lined up the corporation as one of the institutions of government with the highest number of women in management has also earned NNPC an applause from the Federal Character Commission (FCC). The Executive Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Muheeba Farida Dankaka, gave the commendation in…

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No Fuel In Helicopter That Crashed, Killed 3 In Opebi Lagos – AIB Report

  A Preliminary report by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has revealed that there was no fuel left in the tanks of the Bell 206B 111 Helicopter, as at time of crash in Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos, on August 28. Initial findings released by the Bureau on Monday said that the helicopter, with registration number: 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation Limited, had 3:15 minutes endurance fuel, while the estimated flight time was 2:45hrs. According to the report, rather than the 2:45hrs of estimated flight time to Lagos from Port…

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Ghana President Akufo-Addo dashes in into Nigeria, holds Late Night Meeting with Buhari

  President Muhmmadu Buhari had a closed-door meeting with President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, late Sunday night at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. Akufo-Addo who dashed in into Abuja on Sunday is contesting the next Presidential election in Ghana. His nation is also engrossed in diplomatic row with Nigeria over shutdown of Nigerian traders shops in Ghana. The meeting was made public at about 11:36pm on Sunday by Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on his Twitter handle. “President @MBuhari receives Ghanian President H.E. @NAkufoAddo…

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How Caleb Varsity got Graduates ready for 10th Convocation amidst COVID-19 lockdown – VC

  Caleb University has announced E. K Clark’s appointment as Chancellor   Caleb University, one of the privately owned institutions of higher learning in Nigeria, has revealed strategy it adopted to get graduates ready on schedule for the 10th Convocation amidst the lockdown for COVID-19. Stating this while announcing a date for its Convocation to be held virtually due to COVID-19, the University said in a statement; “While Covid-19 Pandemic ravaged earlier in the year, the school took a proactive step by providing E-learning, which enabled the students complete the…

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How Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyamu in APC candidate’s LGA, Edo – INEC + FULL RESULTS

  The elections’ umpire in Nigeria, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has given details of how Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated his major rival who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, even in Ize-Iyamu’s Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo state, South south Nigeria. Declaring Obaseki the winner of the Edo governorship election held on Saturday, September 20, the Edo Election Returning Officer, Prof Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, said PDP polled 307,955 to secured majority votes in the election. Ize-Iyamu of…

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How Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala Won WTO DG first contest, Moved To Next Phase

Nigeria’s candidate for the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has won the first run of elections and has along with four others advanced to the second phase. The other contestants, who are from Kenya, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the UK, on Friday advanced to the next round of voting after six days of confidential consultation with members. Ambassador David Walker, Chair of the WTO General Council in a briefing on the outcome of the election gave the Head of Delegation meeting, details of the process that…

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How 200 Inmates stripped naked, escaped from Ugandan Prison

  Ugandan forces are searching for more than 200 naked prisoners who escaped jail, broke into an armoury, then stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country’s north-east. At least three people – a soldier and two of the 219 escapers – died in the firefight, according to Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso, a spokeswoman for the military. The jailbreak occurred on Wednesday afternoon near the army barracks in the district of Moroto, reports The Associated Press. “They overpowered the warden who was on duty,” Byekwaso said. The prisoners…

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