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S-African Police look on as mob burns Nigerian

S-African Police look on as mob burns Nigerian

    A Nigerian has been burnt alive by a mob, while the Police looked on, in the latest xenophobic attack in South Africa, just as 14 Nigerians, who protested the killing of a fellow citizen in that country’s North West Province in February are still in detention. The incident happened on Sunday. This came as the Federal Government, yesterday, described ...

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Army troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna

Army troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army has said its troops of Mobile Strike Team II in Kaduna, yesterday, arrested two notorious kidnappers terrorising people in the state. This was even as it said its troops of 72 Special Force Battalion have restored peace in Otukpo, Benue State following an altercations that ensued after suspected cultists invaded a political meeting and opened fire on ...

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Why Nigeria still suffers epileptic power supply — FG

Why Nigeria still suffers epileptic power supply — FG

The Federal Government has said its huge investment in the power sector is not translating into improved power supply in the country because the power distributing companies, DISCOs, have no capacity for effective distribution of electricity generated by transmission companies. Speaking through the Head of Service of the Federation, HoS, Mrs Winifred Oyo Ita, yesterday in Calabar, Cross River State, ...

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Nigeria tops remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa with $22bn- World Bank

Nigeria tops remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa with $22bn- World Bank

    The World Bank, yesterday, said that Nigerians living abroad (Diaspora) sent home $22 billion in 2017, the highest in the Sub-Saharan region, and the fifth highest in the world. This represents 10 percent increase when compared to the $19.64 billion sent home in 2016. The amount sent home by Nigerians in Diaspora represents the highest in the Sub-Saharan ...

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NERC, Eko DISCO sued for N50m over exorbitant bill, others

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A N50 million suit has been filed against the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC and Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, over exorbitant estimated bills and refusal to provide pre-paid meters by the distribution company. Plaintiffs in the matter are Raji Olatunji, Omololu Sulaiman, Muritala Aloba, Tawakalitu Onisemo, Mogaji Suaibu, Oyelade Kolawole and ...

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Withdrawal of $496m tucano aircraft : Outraged senators head for showdown with Buhari

Withdrawal of $496m tucano aircraft : Outraged senators head for showdown with Buhari

Senators are headed for a stormy session today, outraged, over the anticipatory approval and payment of $496 million to the United States Government by President Muhammadu Buhari for the purchase of 12 A29 Super Tucano aircraft. The approval for the payment was made without appropriation by the National Assembly, and in direct conflict with the provisions of the constitution, National ...

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Police set up taskforce over illegal use of spy number plates, sirens in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Command, yesterday, constituted a special taskforce to review the use of sirens and spy number plates in Abuja, the nation’s capital city. The command’s spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement said the Commissioner of Police, “in compliance with the recent directive of Inspector-General of Police has constituted a taskforce to check the abuse and ...

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One killed, as Shi’ites clash with Police again

One killed, as Shi’ites clash with Police again

A member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shi’ites, was reportedly shot dead during a clash between the sect and the Police in Abuja, yesterday. This came as the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to come up with appropriate political and legal approaches for the resolution of the lingering case involving ...

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$322.5m Abacha loot: APC group commends Finance minister, Adeosun on full disclosures

$322.5m Abacha loot: APC group commends Finance minister, Adeosun on full disclosures

         A group under the aegis of All Progressives Congress (APC) Grassroots Youth for Change has hailed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, for debunking reports in some sections of the media in respect of the recently repatriated $322.5 million Abacha loot from Switzerland. In a statement weekend in Abuja, National Coordinator of the group, Mr. ...

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45m Nigerians now on high speed internet – Danbatta

45m Nigerians now on high speed internet – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has said that 45million Nigerians are now on high speed internet access across the country. Prof. Danbatta disclosed this during the Kano Heroes’ Award ceremony at the weekend, where he was conferred with the Science and Technology Development award organised by Destiny Channels Broadcasting Network. With eight ...

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Update: Suspects in Dino Melaye gun case escape from police custody

Suspects in Dino Melaye gun case escape from police custody

                                                                             Police in Lokoja said on Wednesday that the two suspects that named Sen. Dino Melaye as the supplier of guns to them ...

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Easter: NSCDC deploys 1, 500 security personnel in Niger

Easter: NSCDC deploys 1, 500 security personnel in Niger

                                                                                          The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Niger, has deployed 1, 500 security personnel ...

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Wike hints on cabinet shakeup, swears in new commissioners

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A cabinet shakeup is imminent in Rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike hinted Thursday. The governor gave the hint at the Government House Port Harcourt where he swore-in four new commissioner to, in his explanation, further strengthen the machinery of government. Wike who also swore-in Chief Boma Dappa as the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Degema Local Government Area, said there would ...

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Saraki meets Bill Gate, Dangote over health financing

Saraki meets Bill Gate, Dangote over health financing

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, met with Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates and African Business Mogul, Alh. Aliko Dangote to proffer solutions to financing healthcare in Nigeria. Saraki who was accompanied by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, had the breakfast with the business magnates and philanthropists at the Transcorp Hilton ...

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Breaking: Senate confirms Aishah Ahmad, Edward Adamu, Deputy Govns central bank

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Nigerian Senate on Thursday confirmed Mrs. Aishah Ahmad and Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu, Deputy Governors of Central Bank of Nigeria, newsmen report. During todays plenary Senator Rafiu Adebayo, brought the report of the committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions for the confirmation of the nomination of the following persons for appointment as members of the Monetary Policy Committee ...

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Breaking: Militants carpet Avengers, others over 30-day-ultimatum on Boroh

Militants carpet Avengers, others over 30-day-ultimatum on Boroh

Militants under the aegis of 21st Century Youths & Agitators with Conscience has taken a swipe on the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA and other groups in the Niger Delta over their threat to blow up oil and gas facilities in the region in 30days if the Federal Government fails to reinstate Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (retd) as chairman, Presidential ...

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APC slams Fayose over alleged misconduct to Ekiti monarch

APC slams Fayose over alleged misconduct to Ekiti monarch

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has berated Governor Ayodele Fayose over alleged humiliation and disrespectful conduct to the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe Aladesanmi, over the monarch’s complaint on house demolition that has rendered hundreds of people homeless in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Fayose had ordered demolition of several houses to give way to road construction ...

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2019: INEC to publish political parties’ manifestoes

2019: INEC to publish political parties’ manifestoes

Ahead of the 2019 General Elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has pledged to make public the manifestos of all political parties to allow Nigerians make informed choices at the polls. Chairman of Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit on the Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority NTA, Mallam Yakubu Ibn-Mohammed, in ...

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Fatima Usman, victim of acid attack calls for justice

Fatima Usman, victim of acid attack calls for justice

Fatima Usman, a 23-year old acid attack victim in Maiduguri, on Wednesday appealed to security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the attack on her. Fatima, a final year student in the Department of Nursing, University of Maiduguri, was attacked on March 16, by suspected tricycle operators at Shagari quarters, Maiduguri. Fatima made the call on her hospital bed ...

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Mothers commend FG on release of Dapchi girls

Mothers commend FG on release of Dapchi girls

Some mothers in Nsukka, Enugu State, have commended the Federal Government on the release of the abducted Dapchi girls from Government Girls Science Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe. The mothers, in interviews in Nsukka on Thursday, said they received the news of the release of the girls with joy. Prof. Rose Onah, a former Chairman, Nsukka Local Government, said her ...

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