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Facebook to Boost Innovation, Economic Impact in Nigeria with Community Hub – THISDAY Newspapers – Lagos

Emma Okonji With a good record of 1.37 billion daily active users on the average worldwide and 7.2 million daily visitors from Nigeria, Facebook on Wednesday in Lagos, said it would launch its Nigeria initiative, designed to drive innovation, skills development and economic impact, through a Community Hub that it plans to locate in Lagos.

Oyo police arrest 22 armed robbers, ritualists, others – metro news Nigeria

Oyo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Abiodun Odude • Assure residents of adequate security during ember monthsThe Oyo State Police Command yesterday paraded 22 suspected armed robbers, ritualists and and fraudsters. State Police Commissioner, Mr. Abiodun Odude, in a press statement, said there had been a lull in criminal activities across the state due to the

Aisha Buhari Asks Nigerians To Support Girl Child Education – Local news Nigeria

File photo   Wife of the President of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called on Nigerians to support the education of the girl child. She made the call on Thursday while addressing participants at the 2017 Women and Girls Summit in Abuja, an event organised to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child. Mrs

Workers drag tobacco firm to industrial court in Ibadan over alleged inhuman treatment – metro news Nigeria

Former workers of the British American Tobacco Company… yesterday. Justice Faustina Iyabode Kola-Olalere of the National Industrial Court, Ibadan Division has adjourned a compensation suit filed by four former workers of the British American Tobacco Company, BATCO till January 21, 2018. The suit also joined the National Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF as co-defendants in

Seven health workers die in auto crash in Kaduna – metro news Nigeria

Seven members of Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria lost their lives on Tuesday in a road crash along Rikolo village, a few kilometres to Zaria. The affected union leaders were delegates from Yobe, Jigawa, Bauchi, Katsina and Kano states. The deceased on their way to Keffi in Nasarawa State to attend a Federal

Propaganda Won’t Derail Education Reform In Kaduna – El-Rufai – Local news Nigeria

File photo   Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has insisted that no amount of blackmail and propaganda will stop him from reforming education in the state. The governor said this on Thursday in Abuja during a regular consultative meeting with members of the National Assembly from Kaduna State. His statement comes amid the controversy and

Rotary Club of Omole Ojodu installs new president – metro news Nigeria

The Rotary Club of Omole Ojodu, Lagos, has installed Dr. Theophilus Taiwo Ajose as its second president for 2017-2018 Rotary year. In his acceptance speech, Ajose said his vision included expanding the humanitarian services of Rotary at the local level. “The local level is the closest to the people. A lot of people at this

Maina’s Reinstatement: Malami, Oyo- Ita Appear Before House Committee – Local news Nigeria

File photo: Abdulrasheed Maina A House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the disappearance, re-appearance, reinstatement, and promotion of the former chairman, Presidential Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina, has commenced hearing. The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau; the Head of Service, Winifred E. Oyo-Ita; and

NDLEA intercepts truck-load of hemp in Benue – metro news Nigeria

NDLEA officials The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a truck-load of cannabis sativa otherwise known as Indian hemp in Benue. This interception occurred less than a week after similar substance was intercepted in Edo State. Operatives of the NDLEA Benue state command intercepted the truck at 7:35pm while patrolling along Otukpo- Aliade highway.

[BREAKING] UNILAG, UNN, OAU top law school results – The Punch – Lagos

134 foreign students fail, 29 Nigerians bag first class Sodiq Oyeleke Students at the University of Lagos, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Obafemi Awolowo University, have emerged tops in the just-concluded Bar Finals Examination. This was contained in the analysis of performance by universities in the August 2017 Bar final examination results of the Nigerian

Motorists decry worsening state of Asaba – Kwale -Ughelli Road – metro news Nigeria

• DESOPADEC begins works at Obiaruku Market Motorists plying the Asaba/Kwale/Ughelli Road have decried the deplorable state of the road, which was contracted for rehabilitation to the tune of N4billion by the state government years back. “We cannot drive through this road after Ozoro to Ughelli. It is a terrible,” said commercial driver, Kennedy Oborah.Another

Vigilance group to partner with government on community policing – metro news Nigeria

The Vigilante Association of Nigeria has called for a partnership with the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government to boost community policing in the state. Commander of the Lagos State Command, Otunba James Udoma, said the partnership would curb crime at all levels. While commending the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, for already partnering

51 teachers fail Lagos state professional examination – Daily Post Nigeria – Lagos

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has said that 51 teachers who sat for the Lagos State Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) failed the test DAILY POST reported that about 411 teachers participated in the maiden edition of the Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examination in Lagos State. 411 teachers sit for professional qualifying exam in Lagos