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Dangote Assures Ibeju Lekki Communities of Improved Welfare

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THE Group Head, Health, Safety, Environment and Community Affairs – Dangote Group, Alhaji Abdulraman Zubairu, has told the tribunal inquiring into the October 12 civil disturbances in the Lekki Free Trade Zone that the affected communities would get an improved welfare after his partners were able to assess their need by January 11, 2016. Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had ...

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US renews collaboration with Nigeria and neighbouring countries against Boko Haram

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The United States, US, government has restated its commitment to help Nigeria and its neighbours to counter terrorism acts of Boko Haram. A statement issued by the US Embassy in Abuja, yesterday, however, said that much still needed to be done to ensure that the people of Nigeria and its neighbours lived in peace. “The United States remains committed to ...

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Kanu never apologised to President Buhari —Father, IPOB

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His Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Kanu father of detained Biafran activist, Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB has denied reports that his detained son has apologised to President Mohammadu Buhari for allegedly referring to him as a terrorist. Similarly,  Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has described it as completely false, the calculated and ...

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tomorrow is public holiday – FG Declares

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The Federal Government has declared Friday, January 1, 2016 as public holiday to mark the New Year celebration. The declaration was made on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd). He called on Nigerians, irrespective of their religious inclinations, to inculcate the spirit of the season as exemplified by love, joy and peaceful ...

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transport infrastructure to be revamp-Govt pledges

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THE Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to revamp transport infrastructure, as part of measures to diversify the nation’s economy and  improve non-oil sector. Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, the Minister said an improved transport master plan was underway. According to Amaechi, the proposed master plan would reduce unemployment ...

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Imo State 2016 Budget Presentation

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Okorocha Presents Imo State 2016 Budget To House Of Assembly The presentation was made on Tuesday at the hallow chamber in Owerri, the capital of Imo State in southeast Nigeria.Governor Okorocha explained that the budget, which was tagged ‘Budget of Consolidation and Continuity’, showed that 43.1 per cent of the total budget was proposed for capital expenditure while 56.9 per ...

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Media Chat To Focus On Current National Issues – BUHARI

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Media Chat To Focus On Current National Issues – BUHARI It is the first Media Chat that the Nigeria President – Muhammadu Buhari is having since he took over office on May 29, 2015, will hold on wednesday, Deccember  30 The live broadcast will be aired on network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria. In the ...

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Soldier Supplying Arms To Rubbers Arrested

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Soldier Supplying Arms To Rubbers Arrested Some of the rubbers arrested which arms and ammunitions are supplied to were those robbers who raided commercial banks in Lekki, Ikorodu, Festac and Agbara areas of Lagos and Ogun State, where they carted away large sums of money, recently. A Lance Corporal of the Nigeria Army was among eight persons arrested by the Inspector General ...

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WHO has decleared Guinea Ebola free after over 2, 500 deaths

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Guinea Ebola free Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the Republic of Guinea Ebola Free,” the UN agency said in a statement. the west African country where the worst ever Ebola outbreak began, is free of the disease, World Health Organization says.

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Ketu Hotel Killing

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The mother of the deceased twin brothers, who were shot to death alongside their friend in front of Paulson Hotel in Ketu area of Lagos at the weekend,  by a drunken policeman, has refused to eat since then. Sleep has also eluded the 75 year-old woman, who only stares at sympathisers, who throng her relative’s  home  on Ojefemi Street to ...

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Failed Bus Attack In Kenya ‘Linked To IS Faction Of Al-Shabab’

Failed Bus Attack In Kenya 'Linked To IS Faction Of Al-Shabab'

Failed Bus Attack In Kenya ‘Linked To IS Faction Of Al-Shabab’. Kenya’s police chief, Joseph Boinnet, has said al-Shabab militants behind this week’s thwarted bus attack were linked to the Islamic State (IS) group. Mr Boinnet said al-Shabab, the Somalia-based Islamist group, had split in two – one faction remaining loyal to al-Qaeda and the other to IS. On Monday, Muslims ...

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Top Syrian Rebel Leader Killed In Air Strike

Top Syrian rebel leader killed in air strike

Top Syrian Rebel Leader Killed In Air Strike. The commander of one of the most effective rebel forces battling Syria’s government has been killed in an air strike, his group announced Friday Zahran Alloush, commander of Jaysh al-Islam, was killed in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, the rebels said. The group made Abu Homam Essam al-Boudani the new commander, Jaysh ...

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Surrender, Let Peace Reign: Buhari To Boko Haram

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President Muhammadu Buhari persuade the Boko Haram terrorists and those who he said have decided to be bad neighbors among Nigerians to drop their arms and let peace reign in the country. The president said this at his residence in the Presidential Villa when Christian and Muslim faithful living in the Federal Capital Territory paid him visit this christmas. President Buhari also ...

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latest news on syria

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David Cameron has said he will call a one-day Commons debate and vote on Wednesday over UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria. The decision comes after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would grant his MPs a free vote on the matter. The prime minister said there was “growing” parliamentary support for air strikes, saying it was ...

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Fashola Meets With NERC Discuss Over Electricity Supply in Nigeria

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THE Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, yesterday began a series of meetings with management of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and electricity distribution companies (Discos) on some knotty issues affecting electricity supply in Nigeria. The closed-door meeting it was learnt delved on improved electricity supply in Nigeria, debt owed the Discos by ministries, departments and ...

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Radio Biafra News: IPOB, MASSOB Shut Down Markets, Uwazuruike Expelled

Over seven thousands members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday,   shut   down markets and all commercial activities in Nnewi, Anambra State in solidarity protest for the release of the Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, who has been incarcerated by  the Directorate of State Services, DSS, for over one month. Members of the IPOB mobilized from Onitsha, ...

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$2bn Arms Deal: EFCC arrests Yuguda, Detains Dasuki’s Finance Director, others

Indications emerged, yesterday, that more heads may roll over the disappearance of $2 billion meant for the procurement of arms and ammunition for the country’s armed forces in the office of the National Security Adviser under the last administration. No fewer than 20 top officials of the previous administration, who were alleged to have played active roles in the pilfering ...

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Biafra is Dead and Buried – Akinjide

Akinjide served as minister of education in the Tafawa Balewa’s cabinet in the First Republic and as minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Second Republic government of President Shagari. Akinjide was a frontline member of the defunct National Party of Nigeria, NPN and served as the party’s legal adviser prior to his appointment as attorney general. He is ...

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Buhari, Queen Elizabeth, others for Ooni Ogunwusi’s Installation

OSOGBO—President Muhammadu Buhari, the representative of the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II and Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, are some of the dignitaries expected on December 7, at the installation and presentation of staff of office to the new Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. Other prominent traditional rulers expected at the ceremony are the Sultan ...

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Russia will want to make Turkey pay

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The shooting down of a Russian jet that Turkey says violated its airspace near the Syrian border has further ratcheted up tensions between the two countries. The move appears to reflect a determination in Ankara to adopt a more aggressive posture toward Moscow. But while it is certainly a bold shift, it is very much a symptom of the problematic ...

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