Nine kidnapped passengers rescued in Rivers

Nine passengers, made up of five female and four male who were kidnapped by armed men at Igwuirita, in Ikwerre Local Government area of Rivers State have been rescued by a combined team of policemen, soldiers and other security agencies in the early hours of Sunday, June 24.

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Oshiomole will lead us to Victory: Cairo Ojougboh

Leading Governorship Aspirant of Delta State Dr. Cairo Ojougboh has described the emergence of former Edo State Governor Comrade Adams Oshiomole as the new Chairman of the APC as a victory for the party in the forthcoming 2019 elections.

Dr. Cairo a former member of the Federal House of Representatives said the election of Comrade Adams Oshiomole as the new Chairman of the party was as a result of his leadership capabilities and was highly optimistic that he would lead the party to victory at the polls come 2019.

He also congratulated the outgoing chairman of the party Chief John Oyegun for his efforts in building the party and the planning committee for organising a hitch free convention.

He also called on party stakeholders and supporters to rally round the newly elected Chairman and other executives in building the party for the overall benefit of Nigerians.

Dr. Cairo made this known via his official Twitter handle @CairoOjougboh which read: “The emergence of Comrade Adams as…

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FISH: FG to Address Exorbitant Cost of Houses for Workers

The federal government has said that it is returning to the drawing board to address some of the challenges that have been bedevilling the implementation of the Federal Integrated Staff Housing Scheme (FISH).

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

She said that the government had realised that the cost of houses in the FISH programme originally planned to go through developers was too exorbitant for civil servants hence the need to return to the drawing board.

Oyo-Ita said that the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) was currently partnering relevant Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to reduce cost of infrastructure and land.

She added that this partnership would further reduce the cost of the houses and make it affordable for civil servants, instead of the initial price placed on it by the developers.

She said that the major challenge FISH…

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