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    World powers rush to offer Turkey, Syria aid over quake

    Countries around the world have mobilised rapidly to send aid and rescue workers after a massive earthquake killed more than 7,000 people in Turkey and Syria. Here are some of the chief pledges of support. European Union The EU has mobilised 27 search and rescue and medical teams from 19 countries to help Turkey. They involve over 1,150 rescuers and…

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    Buhari launches 2nd country review report, says peer review good for strong leadership in Africa

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja called on member states of African Union (AU) to imbibe the culture of peer review and peer to peer learning for proactive and strong leadership in the continent. The President made the appeal at the launch of the Second Country Review Report (CRR) and the National Programme of Action (NPoA) of Nigeria. He…

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    Pervez Musharraf: Thousands attend funeral of ex-Pakistan military leader

    Thousands have attended funeral prayers for Pakistan’s divisive former president General Pervez Musharraf. The ex-military ruler, who was president from 2001-2008, died in Dubai on Sunday after a long illness, and his body was repatriated to Pakistan. The prayers took place at a military compound in Karachi, but senior figures were notably absent, including the army chief and Pakistan’s current…

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    Randle General Hospital honours deserving staff

    The Chairman, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Dr Atinuke Onayiga has commended the dedication of the staff of Randle General Hospital, Surulere, noting that the hospital management, with the active support of the workforce, is doing a lot in positioning the hospital as a patient-friendly facility. She gave the commendation during the Retirement and Presentation of Awards ceremony organised to…

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    IGP orders posting of new Commissioners to Lagos, Ogun

    The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting/redeployment of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs), Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) to Departments, Commands, and Formations in line with his manpower development policy of placing round pegs in round holes. DIG Danmallam Mohammed, fdc, has been redeployed to the Department of Finance and…

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    Equities market drops by N37bn

    The equities market on Monday relapsed by N37 billion, halting six days of successive rally on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) following profit-taking activity. In summary, the All-Share Index (ASI) declined by 67.98 basis points or 0.13 per cent to close at 54,299.76 basis points. Similarly, the overall market capitalization value lost N37 billion to close at N29.576 trillion. The…

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    Lagos APC suspends campaign indefinitely

    TheĀ  Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended all campaign activities for the upcoming election over unprecedented suffering currently being experienced by Lagosians due to the scarcity of Naira and shortage in fuel supply across the country. The party said that political activities would be put on hold across the state pending when the issue of…

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    PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo attends NLC delegates’ conference

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday attended the 13th National Labour Congress Delegates Conference at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. The NLC is expected to elect a new President after the conference attended by many members of the civil society.

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    Banks, schools shut as protest turns to riots in Ogun over scarcity of Naira notes

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Banks and schools in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, were hurriedly closed on Tuesday as residents in different areas of the state trooped out to protest the scarcity of the new naira notes. Bankers were seen rushing home from their respective banks in Asero, Obantoko, Sapon and Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta to avoid being caught up with the anger…

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    ‘June 12 element’ regrouping to scuttle 2023 elections through court orders – Ganduje

    Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says “June 12 elements” are regrouping and planning to use court orders to scuttle the conduct of the 2023 general elections. Ganduje was speaking while reacting to the court order secured to stop the Central Bank of Nigeria from extending the February 10 deadline for the expiry of old Naira notes. Ganduje in a statement…

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