Author archives: Bashir M. Yusuf

Work to commence on Nigeria-Seme-Benin Republic road.

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says Federal Government has approved commencement of work on the Nigeria-Seme-Benin Republic road project. Special Adviser to the Minister on Communication, Hakeem Bello, made this known in a statement in Abuja. Fashola was quoted as disclosing this at the 12th Ministerial Steering Committee and Experts Meeting for…

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Suicide bombers disguised as farmers struck an army position in western Syria.

Suicide bombers disguised as farmers struck an army position in western Syria in an attack that killed three people and all the militants, state-run media said. The attack north of Hama city adds to pressures on Russian-Turkish agreements that have contained the war in northwestern Syria, the last major foothold of the insurgency against President…

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Twenty persons killed in a fresh attack by unknown gunmen in Kajuru.

Twenty persons have been reported killed in a fresh attack by unknown gunmen in Angwan Aku community, Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State. A resident said the attack was launched at about 7am on Monday by gunmen, allegedly dressed in military uniform and armed with AK47 rifles, machetes and sticks. The source said: “The attackers…

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Federal Government opens a new mining exploration site in Suleja.

Federal Government has officially opened a new mining exploration site at Kuchiko Camp in Suleja, Niger State. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Mining Minister, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, noted that the project is aimed at addressing one of the key challenges in the development of the solid minerals sector, which he ascribed to absence of bankable…

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Chairman ICPC urges the National Assembly to remove the secrecy surrounding its budget.

The Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, urges the National Assembly to remove the secrecy surrounding its budget for the sake of transparency. Spokesperson of the commission, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement, said Owasanoye made the call during the National Assembly Induction Programme for new legislators in Abuja.…

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19 persons died and 38 injured in a ghastly road accident in Faskari LGA of Katsina State.

Federal Road Safety Corps says no fewer than 19 persons have died and 38 injured in a ghastly road accident on Daudawa-Funtua road in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Godwin Ngeuku, made the confirmation to journalists in Katsina. The sector commander said the driver lost control of…

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Director of Lagos State Fire Service and six others were abducted by unknown gunmen…

Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasaki Musibau and six others were abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturday night on Iwoye Bridge, along the Itoikin-Epe Road, Ikorodu. Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday. Elkana said the State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu, has…

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Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment calls for a synergy between government and private sector sector…

Permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, William Nwankwo Alo, has called for synergy between government and the private sector in promoting labour-friendly policies. Alo, stated this in Abuja when he received the director-general, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association Timothy Olawale, described NECA as a critical and dependable partner in maintaining industrial harmony in Nigeria.…

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ELEVEN PEOPLE CONFIRMED DEAD, AND 43 OTHERS INJURED IN A TWIN BOMB BLAST IN MAIDUGURI.

Eleven people have been confirmed dead and 43 others injured in a twin bomb blast on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State Capital. Two teenage girls suspected to be Boko Haram suicide bombers, has walked through a street of Muna, five kilometres away from the metropolis. NEMA’s spokesman in Maiduguri, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, in a statement…

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