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April 24, 2017 1:28 PM Bayelsa Govt. condoles NUJ over death of journalist

Bayelsa State Government has expressed grief over the sudden death of Mr. Chris Ejims, a state correspondent of the New Telegraph newspaper. Late Ejims, 49, a native of Ezira community in Orumba North Local Government Council of Anambra State died, on Thursday, at his residence, Ox-Bow lake Yenagoa after a brief illness. The state government, in a statement 14

April 24, 2017 12:29 PM Lagos generated N436bn internal revenue in 2016 – commissioner

The Lagos State Government generated N436.3 billion internal revenue in 2016 from the N399.4 billion realised in 2015. The state realised N7 billion from Land Use Charge (LUC) in 2016 against N6 billion in 2015. Mr Akinyemi Ashade, the state Commissioner, Ministry of Finance, made the disclosure at the ministry’s 2017 Ministerial Press Briefing to mark Gov. Akinwunmi 10

April 24, 2017 11:44 AM Ogun to upgrade rural roads

The Ogun State Government says it is set to embark on grading of rural roads across the state to boost socio-economic development of the areas, in order to extend the dividend of democracy to the rural dwellers. Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Hon. Gbenga Adenmosun, made this known at a joint meeting with Community Heads and Zonal 14

April 24, 2017 10:00 AM Housing Finance Bank registers Shs 18.05bn net profit

Uganda’s commercial banks spent almost the entire of last year worried about making money in a rather challenging economic environment that was characterised by high interest rates amidst slow economic activities. But they seemed to have shrugged off the effects of the economic times experienced during the year and are now registering growth in profits 13

April 24, 2017 9:30 AM 39-year-old Macron set to emerge French president, to face Le Pen in runoff

French voters have chosen Emmanuel Macron, generally considered a political novice, over some of the country’s more established candidates in Sunday’s presidential election. Results from first round of voting indicate that Mr. Macron, an independent candidate, scored 23.75 per cent of total votes cast, putting him in a comfortable position for a second 21

April 24, 2017 6:35 AM Cyclone Debbie's impact on the Queensland budget likely to be felt for two years

The Queensland budget will take a $1.5 billion hit from the impact of Cyclone Debbie and flooding that hit the state. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the exact financial impact of the extreme weather event on the 2017-18 budget was yet to be determined by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority. But he said the effect of Cyclone Debbie was likely to be on a similar 11 1

April 24, 2017 4:14 AM Ortom calls for ranching as panacea for herdsmen clashes

MAKURDI—BOTHERED by the spate of bloody clashes between Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country and Benue State in particular, Governor Samuel Ortom weekend urged Nigerians to encourage the herdsmen to resort to ranching rather than wild crazing. This came as the Tiv diaspora forum, comprising sons and daughters of Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa expressed 12

April 24, 2017 4:03 AM Why Buhari should go for second term — Oyegun, APC chairman

Chief Odigie-Oyegun was one of Nigeria’s most accomplished civil servants having retired as a permanent secretary in the eighties. His first political advent was in the early nineties when he beat the odds to emerge governor of the newly created Edo State in January, 1992 on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP. As governor he was one of those 14

April 24, 2017 2:09 AM PDP sweeps Ebonyi council polls

Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday swept the council polls across the 13 local government areas and 171 wards for chairmanship and councillorship elections in Ebonyi State. Declaring the results in Abakaliki, the Chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC), Chief Jossy Eze said seven political parties participated in the election which 16

April 24, 2017 1:23 AM Bye-election: Seven Warri communities back Emiko

WARRI—THE Olare-Ajas and elders of Ubeji, Omadino, Egbokodo, Ifie-Kporo and Aja-Etan communities in Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State, have thrown their weight behind the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Prince Stanley Emiko, ahead of the Warri South Constituency 1 bye-election, even as the Oghuvwe General of Agbarha Kingdom, Warri 16