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Two die as fuel tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Two persons lost their lives and 13 vehicles were razed yesterday, when a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), exploded on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.   It was gathered that the tanker caught fire in the traffic affecting seven other trucks and two cars in the process. The Guardian learnt that the incident, …

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Police, firm disagree over ransom for abducted Chinese workers

There is controversy overpayment of ransom for the four abducted Chinese workers in Ogun State. The Chinese, who were among the expatriates handling the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway project, were kidnapped last week at a village Oyo and Ogun states border.   The incident occurred at Adeaga/Alaagba village in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun …

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Vodafone Enables Musicians And Industry Players To Own Personal Website

Telecommunication giant, Vodafone Ghana, has created an opportunity for musicians, industry players and entrepreneurs to own a personal website by using ‘Your Business Online’. ‘Your Business Online’ is a platform designed by Vodafone Business that provides all the elements required to build a special brand and grow one’s business online. Speaking on the topic at …

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Edo begins demolition of illegal structures in Benin

In line with the urban renewal agenda of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration, the Edo State Government, last week, commenced the enforcement of its physical planning laws by demolishing illegal structures in parts of Benin City. The state, in a notice dated June 18, 2021, and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical and …

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Zulum wants naval base reopened for farmers’ security

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has urged the military to reopen the Baga naval base to secure farmers and fishers in the Lake Chad region. The appeal was made yesterday, while the governor was receiving the new Theatre Commander, Joint Task Force, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj-Gen. Christopher Musa, at the Government House, Maiduguri.   …

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President seeks approval for N895 billion supplementary budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve N895, 842, 465, 917 as 2021 supplementary budget. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had dropped the hint at an earlier interface with the lawmakers.   She had also disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) sanctioned the amount, adding that N83.56 billion …

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Twitter’s operation illegal despite ECOWAS court ruling, FG insists

Eighteen days after the micro-blogging platform, Twitter, was suspended in Nigeria, the Federal Government insists operation of Twitter in the country’s social media space “is not legally permissible.”   The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this yesterday when he appeared before a House of Representatives investigative hearing. He said Twitter was used …

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Youths allegedly set 27 houses ablaze in Delta community

Angry youths of Oleri community have reportedly burnt about 27 houses in the neighbouring Obubu town over boundary dispute between two communities in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.   According to sources, the age-long dispute between the two communities re-surfaced on 15 June 2021, when a real estate developer from Obubu community allegedly …

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