I’m not running a family govt, says Governor Akeredolu

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said contrary reports in some quarters that his relatives and associates occupy juicy positions in his administration, he was not running a family government.

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Five bodies found in northern Italy after violent storms

Five bodies were discovered in north-western Italy on Sunday, including four washed up on the shore close to the border with France, officials said, in deaths thought to be caused by severe storms in the region. At least some of the corpses might have been swept down the coast from France. Officials said on Saturday
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Omo-Agege condemns alleged atrocities of SARS

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, has expressed dismay over the alleged atrocious activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Police in Delta. Omo-Agege gave the expression in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga in Abuja on Sunday. He expressed concern over the alleged
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We’re training public servants to drive economic diversification ― NITDA DG

By Emmanuel Elebeke The Director-General of National Information Development Agency, NITDA, Mallam Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi says the agency is currently building capacity public servant on digital skills to help government drive its economic diversification agenda. Abdullahi stated this at the weekend at the graduation of Batch A of the 650 DT-TWGs on Government Digital Transformation
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Sack: NUPENG, PENGASSAN direct members to shut Chevron operations

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and their Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, counterparts, Sunday, ordered members in Chevron Nigeria Limited to shut down the company’s operations over sack of 2,000 Nigerian employees and other perceived unfair labour practices by the company.

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October 31 by-election: Lagosians can’t afford inconsistent character to represent them— APC scribe

Mr. Seye Oladejo is the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State. There have been some ripples within and outside the party. In this interview with Vanguard's Olasunkanmi Akoni, Oladejo speaks on the cordial status of the party in the state, the party’s edge in the forthcoming by-elections, Edo governorship election and the leadership quality of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, among others.

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Woman discovers headache caused by tapeworm larvae in brain

A 25-year-old Australian woman was found to have tapeworm larvae in her brain — after experiencing a headache for more than a week, researchers said. The unidentified woman, a barista who never traveled overseas, is the first case of the disease contracted in Australia, according to a new study in The American Journal of Tropical
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Many wanted labour’s strike as revenge for 2012 Occupy Nigeria protests— Presidency

The Presidency has said detractors were going to use the strike suspended by Organised Labour to take revenge over the 2012 Occupy Nigeria protests, which forced the administration of then-President Goodluck Jonathan to U-turn on subsidy.

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Driver slams into cyclists during Black Lives Matter protest in NYC

An SUV driver ploughed into a group of bicyclists near Madison Square Park in Manhattan on Saturday night, leaving two of them hospitalized with minor injuries. The bicyclists were participating in a Black Lives Matter “Justice Ride” and pedalling south on Fifth Avenue at 7:17 p.m. when the driver who remained at large early Sunday
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Bolt reacts to alleged extortion of passenger by SARS officers in Lagos

By David Royal Bolt Nigeria on Sunday reacted to a viral video and a statement by a Nigerian man alleging that its driver connived with SARS officers to harass and extort him of N100k. In the statement, Bolt denied knowledge of the said connivance and pledged to support the passenger in any investigation with all
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