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Sea snake kills British backpacker in Australia

An expert says the 23-year-old man’s death from a sea snake may be the first one ever recorded in Australia A British backpacker has died after being bitten by a highly venomous sea snake in Australia while working on a fishing trawler. An expert says it may be the first recorded death from a sea snake in Australia. The 23-year-old […]

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INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Osun Governor-Elect

Alhaji Gboyega Isiaka, the Osun Governor-Elect on Wednesday received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Osogbo. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states, Prince Adedeji Soyebi, presented the certificate to Oyetola. NAN also reports that the Deputy Governor-Elect, Mr Benedict Alabi […]

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No Plan To Hike Universities Tuition Fees – Ministry

The Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday debunked the news trending on social media that the Federal Government had approved the hike in tuition fees of Nigerian universities to N350,000. Mr Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry made the clarification at a symposium in Abuja. Echono, who said the Federal Government was not planning to increase the tuition […]

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FG Reiterates Commitment To End Tobacco Use In Nigeria

The Federal Government has renewed its commitment to reduce the use of Tobacco in the country. Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of State for Health, said this on Wednesday in Abuja at a public awareness forum on the dangers of tobacco consumption. Mrs Boade Akinola, the Director, Public Relations in the ministry, quoted the minister as saying that efforts had […]

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Buhari Calls Rebecca Sharibu, Assures Safe Return of Leah

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday spoke with Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu, assuring that his administration will do everything possible to bring her daughter back home. Leah Sharibu is the only Christian among the abducted 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe, still in Boko Haram captivity. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on […]

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NDIC Reiterates Commitment to Deepen Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has reiterated its commitment to deepen financial inclusion in the country. The corporation’s Managing Director , Mr Umaru Ibrahim made this known at the NDIC’s Special Day at the ongoing Abuja International Trade Fair. The theme of the fair is, “Enhancing SMEs in Agribusiness through Innovative Technology”. Umaru said the corporation was implementing the […]

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SON Commences TechnoGas LPG Cylinders Certification

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has commenced the certification phase of TechnoGas LPG cylinders, a crucial process in the anticipated roll out of cylinders from Nigeria’s flagship indigenous LPG manufacturing plant. The certification process is part of the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme of SON, the high point of processes required for Techno Oil Ltd., to roll out 3kg, 6kg, […]

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Osinbajo announces slash in business name registration fees

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has announced approval of a 90-day special window to register businesses at a reduced rate of N5,000 only from N10,000 Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President in Abuja, said that Osinbajo made the announcement in Enugu. Osinbajo, who was quoted as making the announcement […]

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Oshiomhole supports Sanwo-Olu’s candidacy for Lagos

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole has dismissed fears that Tuesday’s governorship primary in Lagos State, which produced Babajide Sanwo-Olu as candidate, was controversial. He said the party leadership was in control of the shadow election. Speaking at the Presidential Villa after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the former Edo State Governor said: “I told the President […]