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Kogi gets 21 new permanent secretaries

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has approved the appointment of 21 new permanent secretaries into the state civil service. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mrs Petra Akinti-Onyegbule said in a statement in Lokoja on Wednesday that the appointments were made in furtherance of the ongoing reform of the

Court jails priest 14 years for sexually abusing children

 Tweet  Share Pin it +1 A Russian court sentenced an Orthodox priest to 14 years in a penal colony Wednesday in a paedophilia case that dragged on over four years after he had initially fled the country. The court in Priozersk, a city in the northern Leningrad region, found cleric Gleb Grozovsky guilty of sexually

Buhari congratulates Anyaoku at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday congratulated a former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, on his 85th birthday which holds on Thursday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President congratulated all the professional colleagues, family members, and friends of the diplomat and

Customs officials kill man in Lagos, flee

Some operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service on Wednesday shot a man to death in the Oko-Oba area of Lagos State. The officials had reportedly chased a yellow commercial bus, popularly called Danfo, to the spot and opened fire on it.   It was learnt that the yet-to-be-identified victim was on

Pope Francis weeps in Chile

The group met the pope for a “strictly private” meeting on Tuesday in the capital Santiago de Chile. The privacy meant the victims could tell Francis about their suffering, the statement said. He listened to victims, prayed with them and wept with them. Earlier on Tuesday, the pontiff apologized for sexual abuse

Fresh plot against Magu

WHO sent some security agents to the home of the President’s Chief of Staff (COS), Mr. Abba Kyari, on January 7? That was the poser raised in intelligence circles yesterday amid indication of a fresh plot to remove Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu by implicating him

FUOYE tasks SUG on good leadership

The authority of the Federal  University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), has charged the institution’s pioneer Students Union Government (SUG) to exhibit good leadership style and support the university management to enhance development. The vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, gave this charge on Monday at the inauguration of the SUG executives at

Senate gives IG 14 days to fish out Benue killers

Senators met with the President last night on the security situation in the land. They presented to him their resolution after a six-hour debate of the report of a committee that examined the Benue State killings and its aftermath. Senate President Bukola Saraki, who led the delegation to the Villa, said that

House in emotional debate over killings

After an emotional debate, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved to set up an ad hoc committee over the incessant killings by Fulani herdsmen. The committee is to, among others, interface with the Minister of Interior, the Service Chiefs, the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of

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