Nigeria is to begin production of vaccines in Lagos this year, it was announced yesterday. Health Minister Prof Isaac Adewole said the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved a proposal to go into a joint venture with pharmaceutical giant May & Baker. The government will hold 49 per cent equity and the company will have the rest. According to the

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Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola yesterday swore in his executive council made up of 22 commissioners and 16 special advisers. On the list of the commissioners are an Associate Professor of Economics, Olalekan Dauda Yinusa; a Doctor of Law, Ajibola Basiru and a former Senator, Mudasiru Hussain. The governor said he and his deputy, Mrs

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ADVOCATES of restructuring were told yesterday to take it easy. Their “agitation” and “provocative rhetorics” cannot achieve their dream, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami (SAN) said. He warned those behind the quest for restructuring to avoid demonstrations because “it is a complex process”. He

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Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi said yesterday his successor would be known by next May. He addressed reporters at the Democracy Day celebration on the premises of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), Ibadan. Ajimobi said although about 34 aspirants have been going round to make known their ambition to succeed him, the

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Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said he will not be intimidated by anybody or group over his administration’s efforts to review the Olubadan chieftaincy system. He spoke while inaugurating the new Government Reserved Area (GRA) sited near the old NITEL premises on Old Ife Road, Ibadan. Two high chiefs, Lekan Balogun and Rashidi Ladoja,

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Authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) have closed down the school, following students’ protest. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, said the closure was as a result of protest by students and to prevent a breakdown of law and order. Undergraduates were ordered to vacate campus latest by 6pm yesterday. The institution had fixed

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The Cross River State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) will begin an indefinite strike tomorrow, its Chairman, John Ushie, said yesterday. The union leader said the workers resorted to the action due to their unresolved issues with the government. According to a bulletin signed by the Organised Labour Action Committee, the issues include

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