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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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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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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 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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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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Banks not impacting on lives or livelihoods of most Nigerians – Osinbajo

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The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday decried the low impact of commercial banks on the citizenry with no fewer than 40 per cent of the people under-banked. He said this in a remark at the public presentation and launching of the book “Banking Reform in Nigeria: the Law, the Prospects and the Challenges’’ written by a doctor of ...

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30 yrs old man arrested for raping 12 yr old boy in Minna

30 yrs old man arrested for raping 12 yr old boy in Minna

Minna- The Childs Right Agency has arrested a 30 year old trader, Zainu Mohammed for allegedly raping a 12 year old boy in Kaswan Gwari Market in Minna, Niger state. The victim, (name witheld) is in primary five and hawks pure water in the same market. Narrating his ordeal to officials of the Agency, the victim said he went to ...

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Obaseki preaches cordial farmer/herder relations

Obaseki preaches cordial farmer/herder relations

Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called for calm among farming communities and herders in the state, appealing that they maintain good neighbourly relations. The governor said this when he met members of Odiguetue Community of Ovia North East Local Government Area, at the Government House, in Benin City, Edo State. The governor, who was represented by his ...

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Dino Melaye, others lobby for creation of University in Okun land

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The National Universities Commission, NUC, disclosed Monday that within the last five years, about six million University admission seekers in Nigeria were denied admission. The came as Senator Dino Melaye and others from Kabba in Okun land said that Okun land deserve a university. Speaking Monday in Abuja while having in audience, intelligentsias from Kogi West lobbying for upgrade of ...

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Lagos begins health insurance scheme

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The Lagos State Government says it will soon launch its health insurance scheme. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said in Lagos on Monday that government was firming up arrangements to ensure the success of the scheme. He attributed the delay on the commencement of the scheme in the state to lack of data. Idris said: “The Information ...

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Customs impounds 4120 bags of rice, nine containers of Tramadol, others

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Operatives of Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Rivers State Command have impounded 4120 bags of rice and nine containers loaded with pharmaceuticals for alleged false declaration. The command further disclosed that in the first quarter of 2018, it made N11.4 million out of the 117.8 billion target set for it by the Federal Government, noting that the focus of the command ...

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Buhari tasks varsities on research that ‘ll revamp economy

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President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the nation’s universities to begin the pursuit of researches and discoveries that would boost the economy of the country. He also solicited the support of all stakeholders in the country to enable government achieve its set target. Speaking yesterday during the 22nd convocation ceremony of the University of Abuja, where he featured as a visitor, ...

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DPR orders sale of hoarded fuel, seals nine stations in plateau

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The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Jos Field Office which discovered over 27, 000 litres of petrol hoarded by independent Marketers at a fuel station in Mangu local government area of Plateau State and ordered its sale at regulated price to the public has also sealed nine fuel stations in Jos South, Mangu and Qua’an Pan local government areas of ...

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Niger LGs collect N6.4b from Paris Club disbursement in 2017

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The 25 Local government areas of Niger State collected the sum of N6.4b as their share of the Paris Club disbursement from the state government last year. The state Commissioner for Local government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Zakari Jikantoro, who made this known while addressing journalists in Minna, said the money was expended on clearing backlog of several months’ salaries ...

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Governor Ambode dissolves the boards of Lagos State sports associations

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has approved with immediate effect, the dissolution of the 36 State Sports Associations which were under the supervision of the Lagos State Sports Commission excluding the State Football Association. According to a statement by the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Kweku Tandoh, dissolution of the Boards became necessary to enable the State Government to ...

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”Clear fuel queues before Sunday” Ibe Kachikwu tells NNPC

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Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has ordered NNPC to ensure that fuel queues disappear from all filling stations by Sunday February 18th. Kachikwu gave the directive when he spoke at a world news conference to intimate journalists on the upcoming international oil and gas conference and exhibition tagged the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS). I can tell ...

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