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Onitsha Tanker Explosion: Buhari Sympathises With Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child as a result of an oil tanker accident in Onitsha, in Anambra State. Reacting to

Mob stopped us from accessing Onitsha fire scene – FFS

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has said that a mob stopped its men from getting to the scene of Wednesday’s fire incident at Ochanja Market, Onitsha, in Anambra. Spokesperson of

Gov. Obiano speaks on Onitsha tanker fire

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, has sympathised with the family of a woman and her child burnt to death in a truck accident in Onitsha, the commercial city of the

Gov. Yahaya Bello’s Chief of Staff Onoja resigns

Chief Edward Onoja, Chief of Staff to Gov. Yahaya Bello, has resigned his position less than one month to the Kogi governorship election. Onoja resigned to enable him emerge as

James Hope College Acquires American International School Lagos Property, Offers Full Scholarship To 40% Of Students

The James Hope College (JHC) has announced the acquisition of the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki Campus facility to establish James Hope College in Lagos.  This was disclosed at

Sanwo-Olu reorders Ambode’s 2019 Budget, seeks N250bn loan

Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has re-ordered the 2019 Budget of the state with a letter to the State Assembly seeking a loan of N250 Billion. According to the letter

SUBEB Chair advocates early childhood education

The Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King has advised parents to expose their children to basic education at an early stage, saying that early

Moghalu dumps YPP, demands electronic voting in 2023

Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has resigned from the party. Moghalu who announced his resignation from the party via

Massive road rehabilitation commences in Lagos tomorrow – Sanwo-Olu

. . . Contractors Directed To Move To Affected Roads Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriage roads within the State with

LIVE VIDEO: RCCG House of Praise, Camberwell London – Sunday Service 13th October 2019

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Onitsha Tanker Explosion: Buhari Sympathises With Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child as a result of an oil tanker accident in Onitsha, in Anambra State.

Reacting to the incident on Wednesday, President Buhari said:

“I am profoundly touched by the sight of the charred remains of an innocent mother and her child who are victims of this tragedy.”

According to the President, “I also extend my sympathies to other victims of the explosion whose houses, shops and other property were destroyed in the mishap.”

The President explained that, “while I express sadness over this tragedy, I must at the same time call for urgent action on the part of those concerned to stem these frequent fatal disasters on public roads.” Read more

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Mob stopped us from accessing Onitsha fire scene – FFS

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has said that a mob stopped its men from getting to the scene of Wednesday’s fire incident at Ochanja Market, Onitsha, in Anambra.

Spokesperson of the agency, Ugo Huan, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

“The Federal Fire Service received a call about the fire outbreak around 2.00 p. m.

“The control room at the headquarters in Abuja immediately turned out its nearest station at Asaba, Delta State, to attend to the fire.

“Our men immediately headed to the scene but it was not possible to contend with the heavy traffic at the Niger bridge head, coupled with the behaviour of an angry mob who pelted stones at them.

“Thus, it was not possible for the firefighters to get to the scene and fight the fire in such a hostile environment”, Huan said.

Reports say that no fewer than five persons, including a woman and her child, died in the inferno caused by the explosion of a petrol tanker.

Many buildings and shops were also torched in the disaster, according to reports.

The spokesman said the FFS Controller General, Mr Liman Ibrahim, was deeply saddened by the incident, and had expressed his heart-felt condolences to the victims and their families.

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Gov. Obiano speaks on Onitsha tanker fire

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, has sympathised with the family of a woman and her child burnt to death in a truck accident in Onitsha, the commercial city of the state.

It would be recalled that the tanker had an accident and spilled its product which subsequently caused the fire outbreak.

Reacting to the fire accident at the Ochanja market, the second biggest market in Onitsha, Obiano directed owners of properties affected by the tragic accident, including shop owners, to report at the Conference Room of the Secretary to the State Government on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

He said the meeting would enable the state government know how to assist them.

Obiano who spoke in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment Don Adinuba said that a panel would be set up immediately to determine the cause of the accident.

Adinuba also said the panel would ascertain why the firemen could not put out the fire and how the condition of the victims can be ameliorated.

Obiano prayed for the repose of the souls of the woman and child who died in the accident, adding that the Anambra State Government would assist their families in their burials.

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Gov. Yahaya Bello’s Chief of Staff Onoja resigns

Chief Edward Onoja, Chief of Staff to Gov. Yahaya Bello, has resigned his position less than one month to the Kogi governorship election.

Onoja resigned to enable him emerge as running mate to the governor who is seeking reelection on the platform All Progressives Congress (APC).

This was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Arike who named former Director General (Protocol), Abdulkareem Jamiu as the new Chief of Staff to the governor.

Dr Gabriel Ottah had been appointed to replace Jamiu as new DG Protocol. Read more

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James Hope College Acquires American International School Lagos Property, Offers Full Scholarship To 40% Of Students

The James Hope College (JHC) has announced the acquisition of the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki Campus facility to establish James Hope College in Lagos.  This was disclosed at the signing ceremony held yesterday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event had the Governor of Lagos, His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the United States Ambassador ably represented by Carol Cox, the Chairman of AISL Board, Ali Safieddine and other prominent persons in attendance.

While giving his speech at the event, the Founder/Chairman of James Hope College, Mr. Jim Ovia stated that the College would continue to offer full scholarship based on merit, to 40% of all the students that would be admitted into the school. Read more

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Sanwo-Olu reorders Ambode’s 2019 Budget, seeks N250bn loan

Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has re-ordered the 2019 Budget of the state with a letter to the State Assembly seeking a loan of N250 Billion.

According to the letter by Sanwo-Olu, the 2019 Budget proposed by ex-Gov. Akinwumi Ambode could no longer be funded hence the need for its re-ordering and sourcing for more funds.

The governor’s letter was read on the floor of the House during plenary on Tuesday by the Clerk to the Assembly, Mr Sani Azeez.

According to the letter, the loan was broken down as: a fixed rate bond of N100 billion from the capital market and an internal loan of N150 billion.

The governor explained that the budgetary provisions of recurrent and capital budget of ministries, departments and agencies were not likely to be utilized before the end of the year, saying that N34.050 billion could be re-ordered. Read more

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SUBEB Chair advocates early childhood education

The Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King has advised parents to expose their children to basic education at an early stage, saying that early education for children makes it easy for them to comprehend and learn fast.

Speaking at Annual Seminar organized by Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON), Lagos State Chapter, with the theme: “Quality Basic Education: Pathway To Sustainable And Technological Driven Nation”, Alawiye-King said that several policies have been initiated by the Lagos State Government to encourage early education.

“You will agree with me that as the popular saying goes, ‘catch them young and watch them grow’ is more applicable to education and learning generally because the younger ones have the tendencies of learning fast”, he stated.

Some of the laudable initiatives by the state government to encourage early Childhood education, according to the Chairman, include the introduction of ECCDE (Early Childhood Caregiver Development Education) classes into public schools to introduce pupils to learning early enough from their formative years.

In the area of technological compliance, the SUBEB Chair added that plans are also being perfected to introduce digital learning into Lagos schools as well as the daily feeding programme for school pupils.
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Moghalu dumps YPP, demands electronic voting in 2023

Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has resigned from the party.

Moghalu who announced his resignation from the party via his twitter handle, @MoghaluKingsley on Monday, called for reform of the country’s electoral system ahead of the 2023 general election.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria deputy governor, turned politician argued that unless the electoral process is fixed, the country’s democracy will remain weak.

“Without electoral reform which includes electronic voting, our democracy will remain weak. Let’s fix this before 2023.

“Please join our non-partisan movement http://tobuildanation.org Partisan politics won’t fix this problem. To this end, I’ve resigned my membership of Young Progressive Party. Read more

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Massive road rehabilitation commences in Lagos tomorrow – Sanwo-Olu

. . . Contractors Directed To Move To Affected Roads

Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriage roads within the State with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s order on Sunday that massive rehabilitation work on critical roads and highways across the State must commence on Monday, 14th October 2019.

Sanwo-Olu’s directive followed the conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms and a subsequent directive that work must commence on major highways identified as critical to reduce traffic congestions on highways in Lagos.

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LIVE VIDEO: RCCG House of Praise, Camberwell London – Sunday Service 13th October 2019

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Appeal Court sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election

Sen. Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at the Nigerian Senate, has lost his appeal on the tribunal judgment that sacked him as a senator two months ago.

It would be recalled that the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, nullified Melaye’s election in August.


Melaye was declared the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the February 2019 general election.

The results declared by INEC showed that Melaye who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 85,395 votes to defeat Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 66,901 votes.

Adeyemi later approached the tribunal to challenge Melaye’s victory and was declared winner on Friday.

A three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for reelection into the Kogi West senatorial district.

Displeased with the judgment of Justice Chijioke’s led tribunal, Senator Melaye approached the Appeal Court to appeal the ruling.

The Appeal Court eventually upheld the judgment of the tribunal and ordered a fresh election within 90 days.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.”

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Funmi Iyanda’s Adaptation Of ‘Walking With Shadows’ Premieres At The BFI London Film Festival

Popular talk show host, Funmi Iyanda’s new film, “Walking With Shadows” premiered at the BFI London film festival.

Movie stars and media personalities Zainab Balogun-Nwachukwu, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, and Ozzy Agu attended the event. Author Jude Dibia, producer Olumide Femi, and director Aofie O’kelly were also at the event.

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NOUN Governing Council approves 15 new undergraduate, postgraduate courses

The Governing Council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has approved 15 new courses for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to give opportunities to Nigerians wishing to study in the institution.

Prof. Peter Okebukola, the Chairman, Governing Council, NOUN, said this in Abuja on Thursday while briefing newsmen.

He noted that three of the courses, International Relations, French as well as Development Studies, were approved for undergraduate programmes.

Okebukola explained that 12 of the programmes including Master of Law, Master of International Law and Diplomacy (MILD), Public Health, Economics and Mass Communication were approved for postgraduate programmes.

Others courses approved for postgraduate programmes were Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Management Information System.
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Photo News: Buhari, Ex-President Jonathan meet at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with former President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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