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· Says MDA debts won’t be paid without verification

 

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has warned electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in the country to stop blackmailing the Federal Government over outstanding debts allegedly owed them by its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA).

The first reading of the Bill for an Act to provide for the inauguration of the President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, also known as Presidential Inauguration Bill, 2016, was taken by the Senate in plenary, on Tuesday.

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Segun Oni, will lead a six-member team from the party’s National Leadership to coordinate the party’s Situation Room for the November 26, 2016 governorship election in Ondo State.

The decision was reached after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Tuesday.

By Reuters

Oil prices rose on Tuesday to their highest this month as a growing consensus emerged in the market that OPEC would overcome internal disputes and scepticism to strike a deal that materially reduces crude output.

The Bakassi block, a two-storey building of the female hostel at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, has been gutted by fire.

The fire, according to the Lagos State Fire Service, began 5:20am on Wednesday from an electric panel and was on till about 7:00am.

A Texas middle school teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student could face up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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Fuel price increment is Buhari’s wickedness taken too far, it’s fraudulent - Fayose

 

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) were playing

Murder in church: Ebonyi police nab suspect

Ebonyi State Police command has arrested one Chukwuka Ben for allegedly killing a 72-year-old Fidelis Uhuo  at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Umuoghara in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state.

Curious! 838 ghost workers discovered at Ebonyi ‘cemetery’

Ebonyi State government has  uncovered ghost workers in the local government system involving 838 cemetery keepers who are receiving CONHESS from the state government on the pretext of keeping cemeteries while there are no cemeteries in the state.

INEC releases Edo, Ondo governorship election timetable, appoints three aides

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable and schedule of activities for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states, scheduled for Saturday, 10th September 10, 2016, and Saturday, November 26, 2016, respectively.

FOSLA Academy assures on 2016 NNPC/Shell Cup

FCT representatives at the 2016 NNPC/Shell Cup Secondary Schools Football Competition, FOSLA Academy, departed Abuja on Sunday to Minna, Niger State where they would battle other states for a place in the quarter finals of this year's edition of the tournament.

NFF top shots off to Mexico for FIFA Congress

 

The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, and the General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi are on their way to Mexico City for the 66th Congress of the world football –governing body, FIFA.

AFN Golden League: Athletes chase cash, African Championship, Olympic qualification ticket

The cream of Nigerian athletes will Saturday, May 14, 2016, converge on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for the first leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN Golden League Meet.

Rivers Utd best yet to come, says Austin

Rivers United captain, Festus Austin, has said that the club “has achieved nothing yet this season” despite their stunning 3-1 victory over Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders, Enugu Rangers, last Sunday.

Adeniji-Adele: Nigeria loses rare gem, says Ogba

The sports family has lost a rare gem in the late Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele, President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN Chief Solomon Ogba has submitted.

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