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Kogi LG workers to receive 54% of salary

Kogi LG workers to receive 54% of salary

Local Government workers in Kogi State have applauded the state government for its decision to increase their monthly percentage salary from 30 per cent to 54 per cent with effect from this month. The state chapters of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Nigeria Union of Teachers and the Nigeria Union of Local […] …

Ogun abandoned channelisation turns to gully of deaths, swallows houses, farms

TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN writes about the pains of families of landlords in communities in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, who died after losing houses to erosion The gully that sliced the Owa Kurudu, Mayo Mayo and Logun communities in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, is akin to a smelly sore that festers by the second. Sadly, the erosion ravaging the […] …

Ex-Bayelsa Security Adviser raped me inside office, cashier tells court

Ex-Bayelsa Security Adviser raped me inside office, cashier tells court

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The victim in the alleged rape trial of Chief Perekeme Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva, has testified before a Bayelsa High Court, giving vivid accounts of how she was raped by her boss (Kpodo). The 26-year-old lady (name withheld) on Friday testified along with her […] …

Monarch weeps as flood takes over town

Monarch weeps as flood takes over town

The District Head of Auyo in Jigawa, Alhaji Umar Baffa, wept openly on Saturday over the devastation caused by flood in Auyo town and other villages in the district. Baffa, who holds the title of Sarkin Auyon Hadejia, said at his palace that the flood, caused by the overflow of Hadeja-Jamaare River, completely submerged the […] …

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 151

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 151

The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to 151, state-run TV station TBC said Saturday as rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned. “Operations resumed early this morning,” TBC said. Late Friday, the toll had stood at 131, with 40 people known to […] …

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