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APC to Makinde: Learn from 8 peaceful years of Ajimobi’s administration

The All Progressives Congress, APC has advised Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, to learn from the eight peaceful years of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s administration.

Oyo govt relocates beggars to resettlement centre

The Oyo State Government has begun relocation of beggars from Jemibewon Road, Sabo area of Ibadan to the newly built Akinyele Resettlement Centre at the outskirt of the state capital.

Nigerian Army gets new spokesperson

The Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya, has approved the appointment of Onyema Nwachukwu as the Director of Army Public Relations, insider sources have disclosed.

Buhari inaugurates Lagos-Ibadan rail project

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the 157km double track Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project.

EFCC arrests 50 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office has arrested 50 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan, Oyo State.

True federalism, panacea to Nigeria’s challenges – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says Nigeria will overcome most of its challenges if true federalism is entrenched in the country’s polity.

NiMet predicts normal, above-normal rainfall from June to August

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted normal to above normal rainfall from June to August across the nation.

Nigerian Immigration resumes receiving passport applications in Oyo – Comptroller

The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has announced its resumption of receiving applications for new passports in the state.

Nigerian govt mulls death penalty for railway vandals

The Federal Government says it may consider capital punishment for railway track vandals in the country.

Buhari committed more resources to infrastructure than Jonathan, Obasanjo – APC group

A group of the All Progressives Congress, under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign, APC-LAC, said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led's administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration since 1999.

Police confirm death of 11 in Igangan community attack

The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the death of 11 people in Saturday’s night attack in Igangan Community, a town in Ibarapa North...

Amaechi to Nigerian Army: Help us secure our rail projects, workers

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has called on the Nigerian Army to provide security protection for the workers on Kaduna-Kano, Kano-Maradi and Maiduguri-Port Harcourt rail lines projects that will begin soon.

World Bicycle Day: Lagos Cyclists organise 60km Ride

Some selected cyclists from Lagos State under the auspices of FT Cycle Care will organise a 60km ride across some destinations in the state as part of activities to mark World Bicycle Day.

Nigerian govt to deliver Lagos-Ibadan Expressway 2022 – NASS

The House of Representatives on Tuesday gave the contractors handling the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway rehabilitation/reconstruction project May, 2022 ultimatum to complete both the road and bridges.

EFCC arrests Ibadan CEO over N128m investment scam – spokesman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested a 43-year-old company executive for allegedly defrauding people of over N128 million, in a fraudulent investment scheme.

Nigerian govt to commence Kano-Kaduna rail project July – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday said that the Kano- Kaduna rail project would commence in July.

We’ve increased our passport production capacity to beat May 31 deadline – Babandede

The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, says the service has increased its production capacity to beat the May 31 deadline set to clear the backlog of passport applications.

AKK gas project will revive ailing industries, create jobs in Kano – Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said that the Ajaokuta, Kaduna, Kano, AKK, Gas Pipeline project would have huge economic impact and create...

Why I’m not opposed to open grazing ban by Southern governors, by Bala Mohammed

Governor Bala Muhammed of Bauchi State, on Monday said he was not opposed to the ban on open grazing, but only detests ethnic criminalisation of herders.

AbdulSamad donates N1bn to UNIMAID

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative, ASR Africa, as part of its first cohort of Tertiary Education Grants Scheme, has provided an N1billion grant to the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.

Court slams N1m fine on EFCC for rights violation

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, of the Federal High Court, on Thursday in Abuja, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to pay N1 million to Babajide Adelekan, for violation of his right.

EFCC arrests ex-soldier, 33 others over alleged internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested a former soldier and 33 others for alleged internet fraud.

Osun youths stage protest over EFCC’s arrest of suspected Yahoo Boys in Osogbo

Scores of youths on Tuesday stormed streets of Osogbo in Osun to protest arrest of some suspected internet fraudsters  in the early hours of the day by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Insecurity: PDP governors urge Buhari, NASS to devolve more powers to states

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to send an Executive Bill to the National Assembly seeking devolution of more powers to the states with a view to overhauling the general security architecture of the country.

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