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Former PDP Governors Meet Makarfi
On Thursday, former People’s Democratic Party Governors met with the new chairman of the party behind closed door in Abuja. The reason for their convergence was not immediately disclosed to pressmen. However, it is believed that there strategy may play out in the days leading to the 2019 elections.
FG, Google to Partner on ICT Training for Youths
The Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria through its requisite agency has disclosed that it is set to partner with leading IT Company Google in empowering youths across the nation in ICT. This was just as Google through its chairman who paid visit to Nigeria promised to train about 100000 software developers.
Aregbesola Denies Owing Workers’ Salaries
The governor elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has disclosed that his administration does not owe any worker in the state salary arrears. In fact, he mentioned that workers in the state had been duly paid up till June and dismissed such speculations as efforts by his adversaries to ridicule his administration.
Deaths in Lagos Building Collapse Preventable
The death toll from the collapsed building at Lagos Island has risen to about 8. This is just as 15 people were said to have been rescued by the combined efforts of men of the Lagos State Emergency Response Unit and well-wishers. This is the second case of building collapse in Lagos in 2 weeks and this has raised concerns about the integrity of structures erected in the coastal city.
Customs Dismantle Illegal Checkpoints
The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs, Col. Hameed Ali has ordered the complete dismantling of illegal checkpoints all across the federation. This was just as he disclosed that checkpoints should only be within 40km of land borders. More so, that information patrols should not last more than 24 hours.
Nigerian Prostitutes Seek Trade Legislation
Sex workers and night crawlers operating in Nigeria have urged the Federal Government to consider their plights and legalize the trade of prostitution in the country. This was just as they decried the spate of extortion and harassment by men of the security outfits.
Nigerian Police Redeploy All Officers Serving Along Abuja-Kaduna Expessway
The authorities of the Nigerian Police have ordered the immediate redeployment of all officers serving along the Abuja- Kaduna Expressway. This is following the spate of kidnappings and crime along the expressway. The affected officers include Area Commanders, Divisional Police Commanders, Assistant Superintendents and down the ranks.
NNPC Shuts Down Search for Oil in Chad Basin
Officers of the Nigerian Army have rescued about seven staff members of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation who were kidnapped by Bokoharam sect. The rescue operation which was carried out in Borno State has been widely commended by Nigerians far and near.
CBN Pumps in $195m more to Boost Forex Supply
Following repeated interventions by the federal government through its financial regulatory agency CBN. There are speculations the naira may stabilise further against the dollar at the rate of N368 to $1. This would be a huge relief for manufacturers and importers in the country.
9mobile Fortune to Improve Soon Amidst Foreign Investors’ Interest
There are reports that several telecommunications giants such as Vodacom, BUA, Virgin and more may be developing interest in the rebranded 9mobile. This is just as Etisalat has successfully pulled out of operations in Nigeria owing to a huge debt profile recorded in about nine commercial banks in the country.