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Apapa gridlock returns as security operatives feast on road users

In addition to the poor road conditions and lack of truck holding bays, the nefarious activities of some security officials, especially those of the Nigerian Navy, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Police drafted to control traffic on major roads in Apapa are responsible for the resurgence of gridlock in the area, according to findings carried out on Thursday.

This is even as findings revealed that only truck drivers that part with a minimum of N10,000 per truck are allowed access into the port by the security operatives while others are detained on the already choked road.

Trump Putin: Russian leader attacks US critics of summit

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has rounded on United States critics of his first bilateral summit with President Donald Trump.
According to BBC, certain forces in the US wanted to sacrifice US-Russian ties for their “narrow party interests”, he told a meeting of Russian diplomats in Moscow.
“They are feeding millions of their people stories,” he said.
Mr Trump has been accused of taking a soft line on Russia, which denies meddling in the 2016 US election.

Ortom isn’t leaving APC ―Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole
National  chairman of the All Progressives  Congress, (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said the Benue State governor,  Samuel Ortom would not abandon the ruling party for any other  political platform.

The party chairman made the declaration after a meeting with the Benue State governor at the party national secretariat in Abuja.

Ongoing projects in Oyo will be completed by May 29, 2019...

Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has assured of the completion of all ongoing projects in the state by the expiration of his administration on May 29, 2019.
Ranging from social and physical infrastructural projects to those in health, education and other sectors, Ajimobi avowed commitment to meeting the delivery time of those projects, which is before leaving office as governor.
Ajimobi sounded this assurance while inspecting the extent of work at Pediatric and Maternity Centre, Jericho, Ibadan, on Wednesday evening.

Ongoing projects in Oyo will be completed by May 29, 2019...

Governor Abiola Ajimobi
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has assured of the completion of all ongoing projects in the state by the expiration of his administration on May 29, 2019.
Ranging from social and physical infrastructural projects to those in health, education and other sectors, Ajimobi avowed commitment to meeting the delivery time of those projects, which is before leaving office as governor.
Ajimobi sounded this assurance while inspecting the extent of work at Pediatric and Maternity centre, Jericho, Ibadan, on Wednesday evening.

Buhari mourns ex-CJN Katsina-Alu

Justice Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to the family and friends of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu, who passed away on Wednesday.
President Buhari joined the government and people of Benue State, Nigerian Bar Association and National Judicial Council in mourning the erudite jurist, who contributed immensely to the structuring of Nigeria’s jurisprudence.

Ekiti election was free and fair, INEC replies PDP

Dr Kayode Fayemi
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the weekend governorship election conducted in Ekiti state was free,  fair and transparent.
The electoral body gave the verdict on Wednesday in a communique issued at the end of meeting between its chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu and Resident Electoral Commissioners, (REC) across the country.

400 public servants under investigation over ownership of suspicious property in...

A Presidential Panel has revealed that over 400 names of past and present public servants linked to ownership of suspicious property in Maitama district of the Federal Capital Territory are under investigation.
Special Assistant to the President on Prosecutions and Head of Special Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, made this known in Abuja at the official launch of Properti Tracka platform, an initiative of the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ).

IPMAN members free to attend NIPCO’s AGM ―Secretary

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) says its members, who are shareholders of NIPCO Plc, are free to attend the company’s 2018 Annual General Meeting.
The IPMAN’s Secretary, Mr Danladi Pasali, made the clarification at the end of the National Executive Council meeting of the association on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to Pasali, IPMAN has no hands in the purported letter stopping IPMAN members and shareholders from attending the NIPCO Plc’s AGM.

Omisore prime to emerge Osun SDP governorship candidate

SENATOR Iyiola Omisore has been favoured to emerge the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the Osun State governorship election slated for September 22.
Omisore, a former deputy governor in the state, who came to ahead of two other aspirants, Atanda Munirudeen Kehinde and Oladeji Kolawole Yemisi, who contested the primary election held on Wednesday, across all the 332 wards in the state.
As of 8:00 p.m.