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May 30, 2017 3:32 AM Lagos: 2 Dead, 14 Rescued As Building Collapsed

Two people were feared dead while 14 others were rescued alive by emergency respondents yesterday from a collapsed building that happened on Lagos Island, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). NAN gathered from a reliable source at the scene of the incident that it happened around 7.30a.m., at Daddy Alaja Street, Oke Arin on Lagos Island. The source 11

May 30, 2017 3:08 AM My thoughts about my successor, plans for 2019 — Ajimobi

Ibadan—Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State yesterday, said he would unveil his successor in May 2018, urging the people to be patient. Ajimobi stated this in Ibadan during an interactive session with newsmen to mark the ‘Democracy Day’ and his administration’s sixth anniversary. According to reports the governor is currently serving his second term as governor 10

May 30, 2017 2:49 AM Currency depreciation in Nigeria, Egypt depresses Africa’s insurance premium

THERE are indications that currency devaluation is taking huge toll on Africa’s insurance premium income as measured in USDollar terms. This was made known in the second edition of Africa Insurance Barometer market survey released by the African Insurance Organisation, AIO, at the just concluded 44th Conference and General Assembly in Uganda 11

May 29, 2017 11:06 PM Infrastructure: NCC secures N221 million waiver for MTN in Kano

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has secured a permit waiver for fibre infrastructure to the tune of N221 million for MTN Nigeria in Kano state. The relief coming as the company battles with the payment of the N1.04 trillion NCC’s sanction money, was seen by stakeholders as a welcome 14

May 29, 2017 11:03 PM Fed Govt’s Social Investment Programmes not a favour, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) being implemented by the Federal Government for the citizens are not favours but their right. He spoke at an event showcasing the achievements of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration at the second anniversary 13

May 29, 2017 10:57 PM Nigerian military: A season of openness and probity by Uche Madu

Editor's note: In this piece, Uche Madu, from Leadership Institute in Badagary Lagos has said that the Nigerian military under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has done well. Madu in the spirit of the Democracy Day celebration said the chief of defence staff Gabriel Olonisakin is a professional soldier who has earned the veneration of Nigerians 15

May 29, 2017 8:53 PM Biafra: Nigerian Army dismisses IPOB claim of shootings in Aba, Umuahia

Nigerian Army, 82 Division has dismissed a statement by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, that there was sporadic shootings on Monday by the Army in Aba and Umuahia axis. The Army said IPOB’s claim that soldiers opened fire on its members in Aba during a procession in honour of those who died during the Biafra civil war, was false. Reacting, Colonel 15

May 29, 2017 8:39 PM ‘Buhari’s health — his ability to lead — has overshadowed politics in Nigeria’

Nigeria’s ailing president was glaringly absent on Monday as his deputy marked their two years in power, with no word on the head of state’s health three weeks after he went on indefinite medical leave. Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Yemi Osinbajo were sworn into office on May 29, 2015, two months after securing the first opposition victory against 13

May 29, 2017 8:38 PM Norway to digitise Nigerian literature

The National Library of Norway said Monday it would digitise literature from Nigeria following a seemingly unprecedented agreement which organisers hope will lead to an “African digital library”. In the northern Norwegian town of Mo i Rana, at the rim of the Arctic Circle, the National Library of Norway plans to digitise part of its Nigerian counterpart’s 15

May 29, 2017 5:07 PM I will name my successor in May 2018, will run for Senate – Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday said he would unveil his successor in May 2018, urging the people to be patient. The governor, who lives office in May 2019, also said he has identified five possible successors. Mr. Ajimobi stated this in Ibadan during an interactive session with journalists to mark the `Democracy Day’ and his administration’s 16