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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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Communities will determine their projects, says Dogara

Communities will determine their projects, says Dogara

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, said the House would ensure that communities in the country were involved in the design and implementation of projects in them. Dogara stated this on Monday in Abuja, at a public hearing on a Bill seeking to amend the Environment Impact Assessment Act to make it more responsive. He said that ...

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Varsity begins production of plastic items, bread

Varsity begins production of plastic items, bread

The Department of Industrial Production Engineering of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra has commenced production of six plastics items including cups, bowls and trays. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku made the disclosure in a pre convocation press briefing mark the 12th Convocation of the institution. The vice chancellor also said the institution through its women cooperative society ...

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Herdsmen attack: Obaseki commiserates with families of victims

Herdsmen attack: Obaseki commiserates with families of victims

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Monday visited families of the three persons allegedly killed by bandits in Ugboha, Esan South East Local Government Area, to commiserate with them. Obaseki strongly condemned the actions of the assailants and promised that the state will spare no resources in fishing them out for prosecution.          He ...

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Land Use Charge Law: Lagos Assembly sets up review committee

Land Use Charge Law: Lagos Assembly sets up review committee

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday set up a six-man Ad hoc Committee to review the controversial state Land Use Charge Law, 2018. The Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, announced the committee at plenary. “As people’s representatives, there is need to address the issues raised by the people,” he said. The Speaker named Mr Bayo Oshinowo, ...

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Corruption it’s systemic in Nigeria – Osinbajo

Corruption it’s systemic in Nigeria – Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that corruption has not been completely dealt with in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as the cankerworm has become systematic in the country. The Vice President who stated this yesterday at the 7th Presidential Quarterly Business Forum for private sector stakeholders at the Conference Centre, Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, noted that with ...

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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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