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Communities will determine their projects, says Dogara

Communities will determine their projects, says Dogara

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, said the House would ensure that communities in the country were involved in the design and implementation of projects in them. Dogara stated this on Monday in Abuja, at a public hearing on a Bill seeking to amend the Environment Impact Assessment Act to make it more responsive. He said that ...

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Varsity begins production of plastic items, bread

Varsity begins production of plastic items, bread

The Department of Industrial Production Engineering of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra has commenced production of six plastics items including cups, bowls and trays. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku made the disclosure in a pre convocation press briefing mark the 12th Convocation of the institution. The vice chancellor also said the institution through its women cooperative society ...

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Herdsmen attack: Obaseki commiserates with families of victims

Herdsmen attack: Obaseki commiserates with families of victims

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Monday visited families of the three persons allegedly killed by bandits in Ugboha, Esan South East Local Government Area, to commiserate with them. Obaseki strongly condemned the actions of the assailants and promised that the state will spare no resources in fishing them out for prosecution.          He ...

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Land Use Charge Law: Lagos Assembly sets up review committee

Land Use Charge Law: Lagos Assembly sets up review committee

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday set up a six-man Ad hoc Committee to review the controversial state Land Use Charge Law, 2018. The Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, announced the committee at plenary. “As people’s representatives, there is need to address the issues raised by the people,” he said. The Speaker named Mr Bayo Oshinowo, ...

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Corruption it’s systemic in Nigeria – Osinbajo

Corruption it’s systemic in Nigeria – Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that corruption has not been completely dealt with in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as the cankerworm has become systematic in the country. The Vice President who stated this yesterday at the 7th Presidential Quarterly Business Forum for private sector stakeholders at the Conference Centre, Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, noted that with ...

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Orji Kalu’s trial: Abia Govt. House accountant on the run

Orji Kalu’s trial: Abia Govt. House accountant on the run

   An accountant in Abia Government House, Akpan Udoh, who is scheduled to testify in the ongoing trial of former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, is now on the run, the prosecution told a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday. Udoh is listed as a witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had on Oct. ...

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Blind people in Yola protest against alleged discrimination, neglect

Blind people in Yola protest against alleged discrimination, neglect

Adamawa chapter of the Nigeria Association of the Blind (NAB) on Monday staged a protest in Yola over alleged discrimination against their members in government appointments. Malam Kwada Tizhe, the branch Chairman of the association who led the protest to the Government House, Yola, told journalists that the State Government discriminated against the members in appointment. Tizhe alleged that previous ...

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2019: APP will rebuild the country if elected – Chairman

APP will rebuild the country if elected – Chairman

      National Chairman, Action Peoples Party (APP), Mr Ikenga Ugochiyere, has said that the party would rebuild Nigeria’s economy and unite the people if voted into power in 2019. He stated this on Monday in Abuja at the official public unveiling of the party. Ugochiyeri decried the insecurity and spate of killings in parts of the country and ...

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Champions League draw: Juve face Madrid, City to meet Liverpool

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Real Madrid will face Juventus in a repeat of last season’s Champions League final, while Premier League sides Manchester City and Liverpool have been drawn together in the quarter-finals. Holders Madrid will have to beat Juventus again if they are to claim the trophy for the third year in a row, having triumphed 4-1 against the Italian champions in Cardiff ...

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Electoral Act Amendment: Don cautions NASS against `over legislation’

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Prof. Abdulwahab Egbewole, former Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin says the National Assembly has not done anything beyond its constitutional power by amending the Electoral Act. The law professor, however, cautioned the federal lawmakers against what he called “over legislation”. Egbewole made the remarks in Ilorin on Thursday while interacting with newsmen on the controversy surrounding the ...

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COSON sues Young Shall Grow Motors, wants N105m for alleged copyright infringement Royalties

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday fixed March 19 for continuation of trial of alleged copyright infringement by Young Shall Grow Motors Ltd. The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) had taken the company to court to challenge an alleged copyright infringement as guaranteed by the Copyright Act, Cap 28, Laws of the Federation, 2004. COSON is seeking declarative ...

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Rapper Olamide `Baddo’ launches new TV Channel

Rapper Olamide `Baddo’ launches new TV Channel

Rapper Olamide Adedeji a.ka. ‘Baddo,’ on Thursday, announced the launch of his Television Channel, `Voice Of The Streets (VOTS)’. The launch date incidentally is the Science student crooner’s birthday and he described the station as “a birthday gift to myself.’’ He further dedicated the station to his family, especially his late mother who passed away recently, his son and his ...

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Buhari’s visit renewed our hopes – Dapchi parents

Buhari’s visit renewed our hopes – Dapchi parents

Some parents of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Dapchi had given them more assurance of rescuing the girls safely. Malam Bashir Manzo, Chairman of the Abducted Girls Parents Association, in Dapchi that the visit was a true sympathy full of assurances to the parents. “We have listened attentively to the president and have ...

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Nigeria retain 52nd position in latest FIFA rankings

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Nigeria retained her previous 52nd position in the world and seventh in Africa in the March FIFA/Coca Cola World rankings released on Thursday. Nigeria had 609 points, two points below Cameroon that is 51st in the world. The top five is unaltered, with Germany still on top, while Poland that will be up against the Super Eagles in a friendly ...

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Nigeria is 5th happiest country in Africa, 91st in World

Nigeria is 5th happiest country in Africa, 91st in World

Nigeria has been ranked the 91 happiest nation of the world, and fifth in Africa in the 2018 World Happiness Report. The survey was released on Wednesday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) as part of the UN World Happiness Day- March 20. SDSN is part of the UN’s response to the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable ...

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Anti-Open Grazing Law: Benue to auction confiscated livestock

Anti-Open Grazing Law: Benue to auction confiscated livestock

The Benue Government has directed its Ministry of Finance to appoint a registered Auctioneer to auction livestock confiscated in violation of the state Anti-Open Grazing Law 2017. The Commissioner for Information, Mr Lawrence Onoja, disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the state Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Makurdi. Onoja said the livestock was confiscated from some cattle owners in ...

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Police officer killed, others injured in Delta communal crisis

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A Police officer was reportedly shot dead and several others sustained bullet wounds in a communal crisis in Obodo-Eti community, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday. It was gathered that the community had been embroiled in a leadership tussle in the last six years with opposing parties producing parallel executives. “Both parties have their own chairmen of Community ...

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Seplat refinances $300m revolving credit facility, raises $350m notes

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Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, yesterday announced that it has successfully refinanced its existing US$300 million Revolving Credit Facility (RCF) due December 2018 with a new four year US$300 million RCF due June 2022. The Chief Financial Officer, Seplat, Mr. Roger Brown, disclosed this in a statement sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, stating that the RCF carries initial ...

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Tsav optimistic Buhari’s visit will boost security, relationship between Fed. Govt, Benue

Tsav optimistic Buhari’s visit will boost security, relationship between Fed. Govt, Benue

The Public Complaints Commissioner for Benue, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Benue would improve security and create better relationship between the State and the Federal Government. Tsav said on Monday in Makurdi that the visit would also create a strong synergy with both the president and political leaders in the state. He, however, ...

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EFCC investigates 16 foreigners over alleged oil theft

EFCC investigates 16 foreigners over alleged oil theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched investigation of 16 foreigners arrested for alleged oil theft in Rivers. The suspects, said to be Ukrainians, were apprehended and handed over to the commission by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operation Base in Bonny, Rivers. EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. He said ...

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