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Dangote eyes 3,000 jobs with truck assembly plant

Aliko Dangote, Nigerian entrepreneur, aims to create 3,000 jobs with the establishment of a truck assembly plant in Ikeja, Lagos.The plant is the result of a partnership between the Dangote group and Sinotruck, a Chinese heavy-duty truck company.“The decision to go into the truck assembly plant project was informed by

No bomb in Agege, says Lagos Govt

•‘Suspects aiding investigation into killers of LASTMA Commander’The Lagos State Government yesterday allayed the fears of residents on a substance suspected to be Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which was allegedly dropped in a manhole in a street in Agege. It said that there was no cause for alarm. The development forced

Court rejects Jammeh’s request to stop inauguration

Gambia Supreme Court yesterday declined to stop Thursday’s inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow. The Supreme Court ruling followed a petition by President Yahya Jammeh, seeking an injunction aimed at blocking Barrow’s swearing in. Jammeh’s constitutional term in office is expected to end on Wednesday after he lost to businessman Barrow, in the December 1, 2016 poll. Although

Osinbajo: how to develop Niger Delta

VP: Fed Govt can’t do it aloneIt was a colorful ceremony. Traditional rulers in their ceremonial regalia, women groups in uniformed dresses and excited youths eager to catch a glimpse of the visitor. But Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s visit yesterday to Oporoza, the headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, was

Reps reject N305/dollar exchange rate for budget

The House of Representatives yesterday rejected the Federal Government’s exchange rate of N305/dollar in this year’s budget, saying it would engender huge corruption, with the almost N500/dollar at the parallel market. Members of the Green Chamber also queried the Executive on the domestic borrowing plan of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration,

Suicide bomber kills Prof, four others in UNIMAID

The late Prof. Mani was the second professor from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine killed by Boko Haram attack since the insurgency begun in 2009. Born in Katsina town on April 11, 1957, Prof. Mani attended Kayalwa Primary School, Katsina (1964-1970), Government College Kaduna (1971-1975) and School of Basic Studies, ABU

Air Force flies Ezekwesili, others to Sambisa forest

Troops discover bodies of Boko Haram fightersTwo Air Force Beechcraft planes yesterday flew military officers, government officials and leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners on a surveillance of the Sambisa forest – the former stronghold of the terrorist group Boko Haram. Aboard were BBOG members former Minister of

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