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Two months after Engineer Seyi Makinde took over the reins of power as the eight elected governor of Oyo State, focus of political watchers in the state has shifted from the aura of his victory and the manner in which political forces came together to send a strong message to outsiders, to the rebuilding works needed in the pace-setter state. For those who have followed Oyo State’s political and historical trajectory, the appellation of pace-setter given to the state was well-deserved, at least in recognition of its rich history of many firsts. From being the education capital of the country as the host of the … >>> Read Full Story

Edo Police confirms arrest of some suspects plotting to attack Oko prison

The Controller of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Edo State Command, Mr Joseph Usendiah, has assured residents living around the Oko Minimum Security prison in Benin of full protection of their lives and property.
Usendiah gave the assurance in Benin on Sunday.
The Controller, who was reacting to a recent intelligence report about a plan to attack the prison located at Oko, in the Oredo Local Government Area, said that there was no cause for alarm.
Usendiah, who spoke through Mr Aminu Suleman, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) confirmed that an intelligence report … >>> Read Full Story

Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja
The federal government will soon come up with a resolution on issues bordering on the collection of stamp duties as well as the extension of Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption on capital market transactions, among others, the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo disclosed weekend.
VAT charges on transactions in the capital market, which was suspended in 2014 by then Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to encourage increased trading activities in the market, ended on July 24, 2019.

Osinbajo, who was represented by the acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms. Mary Uduk, at the awards night of … >>> Read Full Story

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A prophet, Barr Ejike Nwachukwu has admonished his fellow pastors not to pray for internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys, saying that there was no difference between them and thieves.
Nwachukwu, head pastor of Rhema Deliverance Ministry, who spoke at the church’s parish in Awka during a special Sunday service said there was a growing trend of internet fraudsters visiting pastors for prayers for them to succeed in their plots.

The senior pastor also lamented that internet fraud, which is most popularly known as yahoo yahoo in Nigeria, was fast spreading, and that young people now believe that there was no better way to … >>> Read Full Story

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The 2019 edition of the Chinese-NUJ Table Tennis Tournament has commenced as members of the union came out en masse to cheer their players. No fewer than 62 Journalists are currently slugging it out in the competition. The events slated for the competition include men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, and doubles categories. The tournament is organized by the FCT Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) with support from the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in Nigeria and LEADERSHIP Newspaper. In his address at the opening ceremony of the third edition of the competition held at the Chinese Cultural Centre in … >>> Read Full Story

One of the Earth’s photographs sent down by India’s Moon Mission 2

India’s second Moon Mission, or Chandrayaan-2, which was launched on July 22, has sent its first pictures of the Earth, tweeted the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday.
The Indian space agency tweeted a total of five pictures taken by Chandrayaan-2. “First set of beautiful images of the Earth captured by Chandrayaan2’s Vikram Lander. Earth as viewed by Chandrayaan-2 ‘LI4’ Camera on Aug. 3,” tweeted ISRO.
The Moon Mission has so far completed four of the total five orbits of the planet Earth. The fifth and last orbit it slated to complete … >>> Read Full Story

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We are taking census of homeless ones – TC Chairman
By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
Thousands of villagers displaced by flood in Orsu Obodo community in Oguta local government area of Imo state, have continued to call on the governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, not to abandon them in this their predicament.
House submerged after the rain in Imo
It was gathered yesterday, that the affected villagers are still leaving outside their homes, since Thursday heavy downpour which flooded their residences.

Vanguard’s reporter was told that mostly affected were children, women and that farmers have also lamented the destruction of their farmlands by the flood. … >>> Read Full Story