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Breaking: FG to commence crude oil tracking by 2019

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The Federal Government, Moday, stated that from 2019, the country would begin tracking Nigeria’s crude oil and would be able to account for every drop of the commodity produced in the country. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, in a podcast distributed to newsmen in Abuja, disclosed that the Federal Government was already working with the Department ...

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Enugu-Onitsha Expressway: Nwoye gets Fashola to order contractors back to site

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Dr. Tony Nwoye, the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate in Anambra State, has expressed delight over the decision by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to move to the site of the abandoned Onitsha – Enugu Expressway. Speaking after a visit to the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, on Monday morning, Nwoye said the ministry ...

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New SGF Mustapha, connecting bridge between Buhari, others – APC

New SGF Mustapha, connecting bridge between Buhari, others - APC

The All Progressives Congress APC has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of Mr. Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, saying the appointee being an experienced politician would serve as the missing link between the president, the party and other arms of government. APC expressed confidence that “Mustapha being a strong party ...

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Allegation of cabal in Buhari’s govt a myth – Tinubu

Allegation of cabal in Buhari’s govt a myth -Tinubu

The former Governor of Lagos State also dispelled the insinuations that a cabal in the Buhari’s administration has shoved him aside despite his efforts towards the coming on board of the APC government, saying the insinuation was a mere myth. The APC leader spoke to the State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the President at the presidential Villa, ...

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Babachir & Oke’s sack: PDP calls for President Buhari’s impeachment

Babachir & Oke’s sack: PDP calls for President Buhari’s impeachment

The major opposition party in the country, The Peoples Democratic Party has described as unacceptable the sack of Babachir Lawal and Ayo One, until recently, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Director General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA) respectively, by President Muhammadu Buhari. The party bemoaned the reaction of the President, saying relieving the ...

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Nigeria loses $13.7bn annually to farmers, herdsmen conflicts, says Abdulsalami

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A former Military Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar says Nigeria loses 13.7 billion dollars annually as a result of farmers-herdsmen conflicts in Benue, Kaduna, Nassarawa and Plateau states. Abubakar made the disclosure at a forum organised by Search for Common Ground, Nigeria, in collaboration with Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development. The forum, with the theme, Amplifying the ...

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Nigeria returns 4 borrowed Super Mushshak aircraft to Pakistan

Nigeria returns 4 borrowed Super Mushshak aircraft to Pakistan

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has finally returned the four Super Mushshak aircraft that were loaned to them for the training of its pilots to the Pakistani Government. Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He stated that the aircrafts were for the ...

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Burundi becomes first country to withdraw from International Criminal Court

Burundi becomes first country to withdraw from International Criminal Court

East African nation, Burundi is the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. An ICC spokesman confirmed that the pullout takes effect Friday, a year after the East African nation notified the United Nations secretary-general of its intention to leave the court that prosecutes the world’s worst atrocities. Burundi is the only one of three African nations to ...

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President Buhari will send the 2018 budget proposal to the National Assembly soon – Garba Shehu

President Buhari will send the 2018 budget proposal to the National Assembly soon - Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, the Senior Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, says the 2018 budget that was approved the the Federal Executive will be sent to the National Assembly soon. Speaking on Channels TV, Shehu said ‘soon. The President’s earlier commitment was by the end of October. I hope we will be able to do that. The budget is ...

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Three young men arrested for allegedly defiling a 14 years old girl

Three young men arrested for allegedly defiling a 14 years old girl

Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have paraded three young men namely Osabuohien Aghimien, Osamudiamen Stephen and Victory Osayomwan, for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old secondary school pupil. According to reports, one of the suspects, Osabuohien, a mechanic apprentice, claimed he was the boyfriend of the victim and that he took her to his friend, Osamudiamen’s house ...

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Switzerland to return $321m Abacha loot – Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami says

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The Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) yesterday said that negotiation with Switzerland on the return of $321 million recovered from the late Abacha family had been concluded. This was just as he further revealed that Nigeria had recently recovered the sum of $85 million from the controversial Malabu Restrained Funds from the United Kingdom. ...

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Borno state House of Assembly suspends seating for one-month after Senator Ndume allegedly slapped one of the lawmakers

Borno state House of Assembly suspends seating for one-month after Senator Ndume allegedly slapped one of the lawmakers

Members of the Borno state House of Assembly have announced the suspension of plenary for one month after one of the Senators representing the state in the Senate, Ali Ndume, slapped a member of the state House of Assembly, Habu bu Dala Aji, during an argument at a political meeting. A statement released by the Speaker of the Assembly, Abdulkareem ...

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Kano records one case of Monkey Pox, patient absconds from hospital

Kano records one case of Monkey Pox, patient absconds from hospital

A case of Monkey Pox has been recorded at Tiga General Hospital in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State. According to Daily Nigerian, the patient, who is from Nasarawan Kuki village, absconded from the hospital on Wednesday night after being diagnosed of the disease. “He was quarantined here in order to avoid spreading disease, but he absconded from the ...

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‘I can never betray Goodluck Jonathan, I only need him to prove that I am innocent’ ex-PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh

'I can never betray Goodluck Jonathan, I only need him to prove that I am innocent' ex-PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh

Former PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, says he would never allow himself to be used against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. Metuh through his counsel had asked the Federal High Court to issue a summon on Former president Goodluck Jonathan to appear as a witness in his ongoing trial. Metuh is accused of collecting N400 million from the office of the former Naitional ...

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How 18-yr-old, 4 others killed, buried 24-yr-old man

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The Imo State Police Command, yesterday, exhumed the remains of the body of a 24-year-old man, Stanley Eluwa Ihechika, from a forest in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of the state, allegedly killed and buried by one 18-year-old Bobo John. Speaking to newsmen at the scene, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, said it was in the same ...

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CP assures families displaced by Panti Barracks fire of accommodation

CP assures families displaced by Panti Barracks fire of accommodation

Ten families, who were, Monday, October 23, displaced following fire incident at Panti Police Barracks, have been assured of immediate accommodation. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Imohimi Edgal, while receiving the wife of the Inspector-General of Police, Hajia Asmau Idris, at the State Police Command, said efforts are presently being made to provide a temporary accommodation for the ...

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Nigeria’s inflation rate to fall to single digit in mid-2018, says Emefiele

Nigeria’s inflation rate to fall to single digit in mid-2018, says Emefiele

Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele said on Friday he expected inflation rate to fall at a faster pace and hit high single digit rates mid-next year. “We are very optimistic that food prices will come down and as they come down, it will help to complement the reduction in core inflation,” Emefiele told journalists on the sidelines of an ...

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President Buhari responsible for Maina’s return – PDP

President Buhari responsible for Maina’s return – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken swipe at the Senior Special Adviser, Malam Garba Shehu who on Wednesday blamed “PDP loyalists,” for the controversial reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms into the civil service. In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party called for a psychiatric evaluation for ...

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Obaseki receives new Police Commissioner, assures of new security architecture

Obaseki receives new Police Commissioner, assures of new security architecture

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday received the new Commissioner of Police of the state command, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, at the Government House in Benin City, with an assurance that he would work with the new police boss to enforce a new security architecture in the state. Obaseki further pledged his administration’s support for the new ...

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Proscription: IPOB asks judge to recuse self from case over alleged bias

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has asked the Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, to recuse himself from the proscription case of the group over alleged bias and conflict of interest. In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, IPOB decried what it termed “the troubling absence of the presiding judge, Justice Kafarati, in ...

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