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FG borrows N600bn annually to pay salaries – SGF

FG borrows N600bn annually to pay salaries - SGF

Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Babachir Lawal, said the Federal Government borrows over N600 billion annually to  pay workers salary. Some states may not be able to pay the salaries of workers in their states for the next three to four months, if things does not change. Mr Babachir disclosed this in Jos, where he deputised ...

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Borno State now free of terrorism – Gov Shettima

Borno state now free of terrorism - Gov Shettima

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima said, Borno State is now terror free. He made this statement ten months into the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. While on a visit to the Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Muhammaad Sidi, in Abuja. He Said “10 months ago, one could not travel for 10 kilometers without encountering terrorists.” Although the ...

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Lagos State Govt removes 531 beggers, others from streets

Lagos State Govt removes 531 beggers, others from streets

Over 531 beggers, destitute and mentally-challenged persons are rescued by the Lagos State Government from the street to eradicate any act of begging in the state. The State Government made the publication on the activities of the State Ministry of Youth and Social Development. The rscue was between October, 22015 and January, this year. There was also 12 drug-dependent rehabilitated ...

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Arrest of Jonathan’s cousin against ex-president – Lawyer

EFCC NLRC to flush out illegal operators in lottery industries

It’s been two weeks now that the Managing Director of Kakatar Civil Engineering Company, Robert Azibaola, and his Executive Director, Projects, were arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over a $40 million pipeline job. Their lawyer, Gordy Uche, SAN, has accused the commission of embarking on a vendetta mission against former President Goodluck Jonathan. The ...

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We will assist youth to become wealth creators – Akinwunmi Ambode

We will assist youth to become wealth creators - Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday said his administration will provide quality educations in tertiary institutions owned by the state to make graduates wealth creators. Ambode could not make it to the 24th Convocation Ceremony of the Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH, Ikorodu but was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule. He said we are aware of ...

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8 ships laden with petrol expected to arrive Lagos ports

8 ships laden with petrol expected to arrive Lagos ports

Eight ships laden loaded with petrol are expected to arrive Lagos from April 7 to 12 to improve the supply of petroleum products in the country. There were also indications that 25 other ships with food items and other goods are to arrive the ports from April 7 to 26 also. The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, stated that the 25 ...

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Maiduguri NASS seeks support for establishment of NEDCOM

Maiduguri NASS seeks support for establishment of NEDCOM

Maiduguri National Assembly, yesterday are seeking the supports of governors and stakeholders for the establishment of Northh-East Development Commission, NEDCOM. This will enable the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the affected sub-region, before the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) amounting to 2.8 million can be return to their various communities. Mohammed Monguno, representing Monguno/Marte/Nganzai federal constituency, made this statement in Maiduguri when ...

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APC youth leader, 3 others killed in fresh Fulani herdsmen, farmers’ clash in Benue

APC youth leader, 3 others killed in fresh Fulani herdsmen, farmers' clash in Benue

Fulani herdsmen and farmers Tsa Tia, in Tarka Local Government area of Benue State, clashed once more after some unidentified youths in the village allegedly killed two herdsmen and five cattle that were grazing the village. This prompted the herdsmen to storm the village later in the day to retrieve their remains of their kinsmen and resulted to the death ...

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Nigerians paying for sins of PDP – Tinubu

Nigerians paying for sins of PDP - Tinubu

The national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said yesterday that Nigerians are paying part of the sins of the 16-year rule of Peoples Democratic Party PDP, which resulted in lingering fuel crisis in the country. Tinubu said: “PDP has destroyed the country ever since they have been ruling, we should  not be lamenting about petroleum ...

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Nigeria Navy arrest 2 boats with N20.4m illegally refined diesel

Nigeria Navy arrest 2 boats with N20.4m illegally refined diesel

The Nigeria Navy impounded two boats in Akuku Toru Local Government waterways area of Rivers State. The boats were carrying 100,000 liters of illegal diesel worth N20.4 million. Base Operations officer, NNS Pathfinder, Commander Ugochukwu Ajulu, said in-line with the strategic directives from naval authorities on March 31, the two bots were impounded during our troops routine patrol. Those arrested ...

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Fayose condemns arrest of 76 igbo villagers against Fulani Herdsmen

APC youth leader, 3 others killed in fresh Fulani herdsmen, farmers' clash in Benue

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has critically condemned the arrest of 76 igbo villagers from Ugwuneshi Autonomous Community in Enugu State, due to the clash between the natives and Fulani herdsmen. He said it is high time lovers of peace in the country must speak out on this keg of gun powder with the threat that the Fulani herdsmen has ...

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2 sons of policemen among 8 others killed in police raid

2 sons of policemen among 8 others killed in police raid

The Enugu State by the Police Anti- Robbery Squad, SARS at Nsukka has reported the killing of Eight armed robbery suspects which were killed at separate operations in the university town in Enugu State on Good Friday. Two of the suspects that were killed have been confirmed to be sons of policemen. One was said to be the son of a retired Assistant ...

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Kidnap Update: Kidnapped Army Colonel found dead two days after abduction

Kidnap Update: Kidnapped Army Colonel found dead two days after abduction

Col. Smaila Inusa a senior serving officer in the Nigerian Army who was kidnapped on Saturday the 27th of March was found dead yesterday, Tuesday the 29th of march two days after his abduction. The late colonel was serving with the Nigeria Army School of Infantry, Jaji, Kaduna State at the time of his abduction. A statement by the Acting Director, ...

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Inter-communal clash claims 5 lives in Imo state

Angry youths

An inter-communal clash between the Mgbolo Okuku and Obogwu communities in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State has resulted in the loss of 5 lives. Apart from the loss of lives, properties have either been destroyed, burnt, looted or vandalised. The cause of the fight was said to have started when a youth of Obogwu community was killed by ...

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Brussels Airport set to reopen

Brussels Airport

After the tragic attack on the Airport last week Tuesday where two bombs were placed in the departure area claiming 35 lives, the airport is set to reopen by allowing a limited restart of passenger flights in the coming days. The departure region which was heavily damaged has been replaced by a temporary structure to allow the restart of flights. The ...

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Kachikwu apologises to Nigerians says fuel crisis to be over April

Ibe-Kachikwu

The minister of state and petroleum resource, Mr Ibe Kachikwu has apologised to Nigerians over the remarks he made last week Wednesday saying that he was not a magician and he did not have a magic wand to eliminate the fuel queues. The statement as many know did not sit well with many Nigerians and even got a response from the ...

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School proprietor in Ondo jailed 10 years for raping student

Babatunde Ibitoye, proprietor and owner of God’s Grace Nursery and Primary School located at  Fayemi Market, Agric Olope Area, Ajilosun in Ado Ekiti, capital city has been presided jail term of 10 years for raping a 10 year old girl who was his pupil at the time the offence was committed. The offence was said to have been committed on the 10th ...

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Hijacked Egypt-air plane lands in Cyprus, Plane crew, four foreigners held hostage

Egypt-air plane

An Egypt-air plane which was bound for Cairo, Egypt’s capital, was hijacked on Tuesday and landed in Larnaca Airport in Cyprus an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey. The plane which took off in Alexandria, a city in the  North central part of the Country, had about 81 passengers on board. The ...

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Arrested chibok girl receiving treatment

Arrested chibok girl receiving treatment

The alleged chibok girl who was arrested after trying to initiate a suicide bombing have started receiving treatment in Cameroon. The authorities in cameroon and security officials confirmed this. It was noted that the girl was found to be heavily drugged and bore several injuries on her body, but her health condition had delayed her movement to the far north ...

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Angry youths storm ExxonMobil gates over oil spill

Angry youths storm ExxonMobil gates over oil spill in eket community

The youths from Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom, storm the gates of ExxonMobil Airstrip and Housing Estate and paralyzed activities at the facilities. This happened as a result of delay in payment of compensation to Eket, which was affected by an oil spill in 2011.  The youths carried placards with inscription “ExxonMobil Release our Money”, “ExxonMobil Enough is Enough”. ...

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