PDP’ll reclaim Northern states in 2023, says Deputy National Chair

The Deputy National Chairman (North) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Suleiman Muhammad Nazif, is confident that the party would reclaim the states previously under its control in north in 2023. Before the 2015 general election, PDP was in control of 15 out of the 19 northern states. But Nazif said with its improved performance in the 2019 general election, the party would reclaim the remaining states and form the government at the centre in 2023. According to him, Nigerians were disappointed with the failure of the ruling All…

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Ondo NLC: We’ll not endorse workers’ retrenchment over new wage

A head of implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage in Ondo State, Organised Labour in the state has vowed it would not be hoodwinked by the state government into signing any agreement that would lead to retrenchment of workers. NLC Chairman in the state, Comrade Sunday Adeleye-Oluwole who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Akure, said negotiations over the new minimum wage which was hitherto suspended, had resumed and it was now 85% concluded. According to Adeleye-Oluwole, the delay in minimum wage approval and implementation in state was being caused by…

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Sanwo-Olu empowers 300 PLWDs

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday empowered 300 people living with disabilities (PLWDs) with a pledge to prioritise welfare and protection of people with special needs and care. Speaking through his Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Olusegun Daudu during flag off the Year 2019 Vocational Training and Empowerment programme for people living with disabilities which took place simultaneously at Ikorodu, Epe and Badagry, Sanwo-Olu, said that the program was meant to make the PLWDs self-reliant. Daodu, who spoke at the programme held at the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre,…

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FG flags off 6th Nigerian essential medicines list

The Federal Government has flagged off the 6th edition of the Nigerian Essential Medicines List (NEML), which contains medications considered most safe for consumption, accessible and affordable by the masses. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who flagged off the NEML alongside the 2nd edition of the Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG) in Abuja, explained that both documents were developed in accordance with the directive from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to all member states to periodically review their Essential Medicines List to align with global best practices. Ehanire, who…

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Lagos arrests 36 for environmental offences

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) yesterday said it had arrested and arraigned 36 persons for various environmental offences. Its Corps Marshal, CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (rtd), disclosed this in a statement issued and signed by an official in the public affairs unit, Mr. Kehinde Adebayo. She said the arrests were aimed at ensuring free flow of vehicular movement which was mostly hindered by pedestrian crossings. Akinpelu said that the distance from the pedestrian bridges where arrests would be made by LAGESC officers against erring pedestrians was pegged at 200…

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Delta approves 11 roads, moves to stop brain-drain

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has approved the immediate construction of no fewer than 11 new roads across the three senatorial districts of the state. The roads include Oniore/High Court road, Orerokpe; Obi Azikwuo Street, Boji Boji, Owa; Alika Street in Boji Boji, Owa; Ogbeima internal roads in Bomadi Local Government Area and the phase four of the Okerenkoko township road. Others are the Pamol Road in Ethiope West Local Government Area; construction of additional drains at the Ekwuoma/Umunede road, which had already been completed; the phase four of the…

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Obaseki’s aide raises the alarm over threat to life

A Senior Special Assistant to Edo State Governor on Anti-Human Trafficking Issues, Solomon Okoduwa, yesterday raised the alarm over alleged threat to his life. Okoduwa, who said that he had been trailed by strange men especially at night, also added that he had been receiving phone calls from unanimous callers, who warned him to “stop the arrest and campaign against traffickers in the state or be stopped.” The SSA, who was said to have been vocal and aided security agencies in arresting and exposing the activities trafficking cartel in the state,…

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Lassa fever kills woman in Delta as corps member hospitalised

A single mother has been killed in Asaba, the Delta State capital, by the dreaded Lassa-fever, causing an uneasy calm in the state. This was as a male corps member, serving in Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state, who was diagnosed of the disease having exhibited the symptoms of the disease for a week before it was detected, had been referred to the Emergency Unit of the Specialist Hospital in Irrua, Edo state. The late woman, New Telegraph learnt, was said to have been rushed to the Federal Medical…

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FG develops pneumonia control strategy– Minister

The Federal Government says it has developed pneumonia control strategy and implementation plan as part of renewed efforts to ensure survival and well-being of Nigerian children. Minister of Health, Prof Osagie Ehanire disclosed this at the opening of the 51st Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) in Kano yesterday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference was organised by PAN in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The minister, who was represented by the Chief Medical Director (CMD),…

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Trump may impose visa restrictions on Nigeria, six other countries

President Donald Trump of the United States,  may have concluded plans to impose another round of  visa restrictions on  Nigeria and six others countries. Apart from Nigeria, the new restrictions would apply to travellers and immigrants from Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar,  Sudan and Tanzania. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, these countries would not necessarily face blanket bans on travel to the United States,  but could have restrictions placed on specific types of visas, such as business or visitor visas. The expanded visa restriction plan which  is …

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