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FG Pledges Support for SON

FG Pledges Support for SON

Minister of State for Trade and investment, Samuel Orton has assured that the federal government is prepared to work with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, the Building Collapse Prevention Guild, BCPG and other bodies to put an end to incessant building collapse in Nigeria. The minister said this today while speaking as the chief

Synagogue Building Collapse: NEMA, South Africa Disagree Over Casualty Figure

 The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has said it is not aware of the source of the latest casualty figures claim by the South African government. Speaking with the magazine this Tuesday, Ibrahim Farinloye, Lagos state spokesman for NEMA said the agency is not privy to such information credited to Jeff Radebe, South African minister

FCMB In the Forefront of Sustainable Banking in Nigeria

The human face of First City Monument Bank, FCMB, was showcased at a media parley tagged: Sustainable Banking in Nigeria, organized by the bank, in Lagos, Tuesday. Ladi Balogun, group-managing director of FCMB, said the bank was not just about profit but also about its impact on the community in which it operates. According to

Ebola Kills 2,793

The world Health Organization, WHO, on Monday said the Ebola Virus Disease, has killed 2,793 in West Africa, while adding that the disease has been contained in Senegal and Nigeria. The health body in the report of the latest meeting of its Ebola emergency committee said a total of 5,762 people had been infected in

The Face-off Over Ebola

Primary and secondary school teachers may boycott classes this week over Ebola Ordinarily, controversy hardly surrounds resumption dates for primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. But from all indications, that is the situation currently facing that sector as the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, and the federal government disagree over the appropriate time for all

Displaced by Fellow Brothers – More and more persons displaced by the crisis in Taraba, Nasarawa and Benue states have become destitute

By Samuel Torlumun Martins Angulu, 35, a farmer and native of Tema village in Bali Local Government, LG, area of Taraba State, is traumatised by the unending massacre in his village. It started in March 2014 when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked and killed dozens in his village. He was lucky to have

Hoodlums Invade Court in Ekiti

Pandemonium hit the premises of the Ekiti State High Court on Monday as hoodlums invaded the place to disrupt proceedings in a case challenging the eligibility of the Governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose. The invasion happened after Olusegun Ogunyemi, the judge refused an application to set aside an order abridging the time for the Peoples Democratic Party,

Muslim Community Urges Probe of $9.3m Controversy

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, an umbrella body for the Muslim community in Nigeria, on Monday urged the National Assembly and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the controversial $9.3 million impounded by the South African authorities. In a statement released by the body, Khalid Aliyu-Abubakar, its Secretary-General said that given the

Lagos Courts Vacated for Legal Week

Activities in Lagos courts have been placed on hold for one-week as courtrooms across the state are under lock and key. The vacation will enable judicial workers including Judges, Lawyers and other court workers participate in a line-up of activities to mark the legal week. When TELL visited some of the courts in the state

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