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Ajaokuta Steel to come on in 24 months

Ajaokuta steel to come on in 24 months

The Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi said that FG is making plans on how to make the Ajaokuta Steel operational in the next 24 month. He made this statement at a Ministerial Town Hall Meeting in Kaduna, revealed that chinese, Russians, and Ukranians investors has shown interest in the complex. According to Dr. Fayemi, the Ajaokuta Steel Complex ...

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Beggers tell El-Rufai to withdraw its anti-street begging law in 7 days

Beggers tell El-Rufai to withdraw its anti-street begging law in 7 days

Beggers in Kaduna State, stage a protest to show their disagreement over the law banning street begging and hawking, giving Governor Nasir El-Rufai 7 days ultimatum to withdraw the law. The Governor approved the bill last week to ban street begging and hawking, which the beggers had described as contrary to his campaign promise and threaten to storm the government ...

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How DSS official was set ablaze in Delta

From the report reaching us, it indicate that a male school drop-out in his late 20s allegedly poured fuel on an official of the Department of State Services DSS and set him ablaze. This happened in Oghara, Delta State. The victim named Andrew Maduku, 43, and father of four, an indigene of Oghara was attached to the DSS office. The ...

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I kidnapped my Madam’s son – Driver

I kidnapped my Madam's son - Driver

A 26-year old driver, named Jeremiah Igiri, was paraded by the Rivers State Police Command after he kidnapped his employer’s 4 years old son and demanded a ransome of N20 million. Jeremiah said: “This is my first abduction. I involved a lady and a boy in the operation. When the boy was back from his school and while riding his ...

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Why FG increased petrol price to N145

Why FG increased petrol price to N145

The Minister of Petroleum, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, defended the sudden increase of petrol pump price from N86:50 to N145, saying that it is the only way to prevent Nigerians from paying exorbitant prices of N150 to N250 at filling stations across the country. However, government had articulated many social protection programmes in the 2016 budget  to cushion the effect the ...

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Kwara Assembly plan to immortalized Rashidi Yekini

Kwara Assembly plan to immortalized Rashidi Yekini

The Kwara State House of Assembly want the State Government to immortalise late Rashidi Yekini, to show appriciation of his contribution to the development of sport in the country. The House Leader said Late Rashidi Yekini deserved recognition and compensation for his invaluable contribution to sport in the country. The late soccer ambassedor scored a total of 37 goals in ...

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Canada builds 120 toilets in Yobe

Canada builds 120 toilets in Yobe

The Yobe Government on Tuesday said that Canadian government has constructed 120 toilets in nine schools in Yobe to stop open defecation. Alhaji Mohammed Bukar, General Manager, Yobe Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), disclosed in Damaturu. he said: “The Canadian International Development Agency through Unicef constructed 90 toilets in Kara, Dorawa, Majewa, Ali Kime and Yerimaram primary schools ...

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Buhari hosts French President, Hollande, Others at Abuja security summit

Buhari hosts French president, Hollande, Others at Abuja security summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will welcome the President of France, Francois Hollande and President Pual Biya of Cameroon to a Regional Security Summit in Abuja on Saturday. Others expected to join the summit are the Presidents of Niger Republic, Chad and Benin Republic. Similarly, representatives of the United States, Britain, Equatorial Guinea, the European Union, ECOWAS, the Economic Community of Central African ...

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Buhari task governors to find solutions to farmers/herdsmen crisis

Buhari task governors to find solutions to farmers/herdsmen crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari task all state governors to find a lasting solution to the current crisis between farmers and fulani herdsmen happening in the country. He made this statement in an interactive seasion with members of the Katsina Elders Forum which was organised by Katsina State Government in Katsina. I want all state governors to go back to a comprehensive ...

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CCT rules in favour of Saraki

CCT rules in favour of Saraki

During the resumption of hearing of Senate President, Bukola Saraki over false asset declaration, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, permitted Saraki’s counsel to continue the cross-examination of a principal witness, Michael Wetkas of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. The counsel to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Rotimi Jacobs, objected one of Saraki’s ...

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Oil exploration to begin in Lagos State

Oil exploration to begin in Lagos state

Oil exploration has started in Lagos offshore, at the Aje field located in Oil Mining Lease 113, but the actual quantity of current production was not stated. It is expected that production from the well would contribute to Nigeria attainment of 4 million barrels per day crude oil target. This will boast Nigeria economy and increase Lagos State revenue profile, ...

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President Buhari signs 2016 budget

President Buhari signs 2016 budget

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has finally signed the 2016 budget into law after an initial rancor between the Executives and the Legislature on some of the contents of the Bill. In his statements, the President said “I can’t promise that it will be an easy journey, but I can assure this government that you voted for, will deliver ...

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Lagos State procures 115 jeeps for Obas

Lagos State procures 115 jeeps for Obas

The Lagos State Government on Thursday confirmed that no fewer than 115 jeeps has been procured to the traditional rulers and chiefs across the state. Also there are about 88 streets gate that are shut against motorists before the 12 midnight deadline were been demolished. In commemoration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s first year in office, Commissioner for Local Government and ...

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El-Rufai hailed over compensation for bomb blast victims families

El-Rufai hailed over compensation for bomb blast victims families

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai paid N29.1 million as compensation to the families of workers killed in a bomb blast in Zaria, nine months ago. The National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria NUTGTWN, has commended the Governor for a work well done. Twenty workers died in the blast on July 7, 2015 at the premises ...

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Five-year jail term for lecturers who sexually molest students

Five year jail term for lecturers who sexually molest students

Five-year jail term would be given to lecturers that engage in sexual relationship with students, seeking to completely prohibit any form of sexual relationship between them and their students is passed and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Labor-Delta Central) and co-sponsored by 46 other senators, seeks to completely prohibit any form of ...

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Senate approves death penalty for kidnappers

Senate approves death penalty for kidnappers

The Senate, Yesterday approves death penalties for Kidnappers. They have agreed to begin a process for the enactment of a law that would prescribe capital punishment for kidnappers in the country. Also the State Governments are been told to enact laws that would prosecute kidnappers and other crime-related offences in their jurisdiction and recommended that the Inspector General of Police ...

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Explosion rocks Onitsha market

Explosion rocks Onitsha market

About 12  people have been sustained verious degree of  injuries, after explosion rocked Kara Market, along Atani Road, Ogbaru near Onitsha in Anambra State. The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, DSP Ali Okechukwu confrimed the explosion, saying it was caused by a fuel stored in a jerrycan. “The explosion was not a bomb as been speculated by some people. It ...

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NASS will not support the creation of grazing reserves – Ekweremadu

Senate approves death penalty for kidnappers

The Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, said that the National Assembly will not support the creation of grazing reserves anywhere in the country. He said this after a meeting of the South East governors and stakeholders in Enugu, that there was nothing like grazing reserves bill passed before the National Assembly. He thereby endeavor the press to stop such ...

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Oshiomhole increases workers minimum wage

Oshiomhole increases workers minimum wage

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on Sunday release a statement that there will be an increament on the worker’s minumum wages, from N18,000 to N25,000, and which will be effective immediately for employees in the State Public Service. In addition to that, all outstanding arrears of salary to the staff of Local Government Councils will also undergo prompt payment. This ...

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Lagos State Police arrest major buyer of stolen phones

Lagos State Police arrest major buyer of stolen phones

Lagos State Rapid Respond Squad RSS, Police Command arrested a 42-year old man named Kazeem Bamidele, being accused b accused of buying major stolen phones in the state. A dependable police source said that the suspect was the second vice chairman of the National Union of Road and Transport Workers’ (NURTW), Ajegunle Unit. “The suspect has over 52 boys in Lagos ...

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