Monthly Archives: July, 2015

WHO declares Cuba first country to eliminate mother-to-child HIV, syphilis transmission

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday in Washington announced Cuba as the first country to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mothers to their babies. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General said the development was as a result of the world-wide push to treat HIV-infected women with antiretroviral medication during pregnancy. She said the …

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AMBODE NAMES ENGR OKONJI AS GM STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday approved the appointment of Engineer Peter Nkedishuka Okonji as the new General Manager of the State Electricity Board. In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Habib Aruna, Okonji’s appointment which takes immediate effect, follows the resignation of Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi as the …

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Unleash Season IV: Fantastic Prizes Awaits Winners

The season IV of the much talked about grassroots talents exposition, ‘UNLEASH Your Talents’ is fast gaining momentum as the project in recent weeks has recorded confirmation of supports and identification by various establishments ranging from the SMEs to Multinationals. Top on the list of brands that committed their support for this year edition is …

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Explosions rock Maiduguri as Osinbajo visits

Two suicide bombers on Wednesday detonated explosives in the troubled region of Maiduguri as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo pays a one day visit to the area. The explosions reportedly took place at the Molai General Hospital gate barely an hour after the Vice President arrived on his official visit.

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Buhari, Dogara to meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to meet the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday night The National Assembly had been embroiled in leadership crisis following the June 9 emergence of Bukola Saraki and Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively. The …

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Lagos gives ultimatum to Okada & tricycle riders

The Lagos State Government has issued a 21 day ultimatum to motorcycle (Okada) and tricycle riders to vacate the restricted routes or face the full wrath of the law.  This was made known to newsmen by the Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello after a consultative meeting with the leadership of the …

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Tribunal strikes out Agbaje’s petition against Ambode, APC

The Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday struck out the petition filed by Mr Jimi Agbaje of PDP against Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State and All Progressives Congress (APC). The three-member tribunal, chaired by Justice Muhammad Sirajo, upheld the submission of Ambode and APC that the petition was incompetent. …

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Court dismisses FG’s request to extradite Kashamu to US to face drug charge

 ‎ Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has halted moves by the federal government to extradite Senator Buruji Kashamu to the United States of America, USA, to face drug related charges. In a ruling yesterday, Justice Kolawole dismissed the extradition application that was lodged against Kashamu who is representing Ogun-East  Senatorial District, …

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It is now the responsibility of Oba Shotobi to use the throne of his forefathers in bringing about peace – Pa Oshin

-Pa Oshin honoured by Governor Fashola AsIde His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, the new Ayangbure of Ikorodu who was the focus of every one’s attention during his crowning and presentation of Staff of Office on Monday, May 25, 2015, another person that also received honour and respect was an Octogenarian, 89year old …

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