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”Nigeria to ban rice importation this year” President Buhari

President Buhari says people responsible for the fuel scarcity during this festive period will not go unpunished

President Buhari in his New Year speech delivered in a live broadcast this morning, disclosed that the Federal government will stop the importation of rice beginning from this year. ”Two years ago I appealed to people to go back to the land. I am highly gratified that agriculture has picked up, contributing to the government’s effort to re-structure the economy. ...

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Full Speech: President Buhari says people responsible for the fuel scarcity during this festive period will not go unpunished

President Buhari says people responsible for the fuel scarcity during this festive period will not go unpunished

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari gave his 2018 New Year’s National broadcast this morning. In the speech, the President had very strong words for those who may have been behind the recent fuel scarcity that the nation experienced saying, ‘I am determined to get to the root of this collective blackmail of all Nigerians and ensure that whichever groups are behind ...

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‘For many years I have looked forward to the day I will turn 40’ – Mercy Aigbe

'For many years I have looked forward to the day I will turn 40' - Mercy Aigbe

Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe clocks 40 and she’s penned a beautiful note to herself. According to the mother of two, ‘for many years I have looked forward to the day I will turn 40 and now I am happy it has finally come’. Read her full note below… Today I am the witness to the unfolding of a new chapter ...

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Photos: Beautiful 300L student of Sokoto State University and her baby sister killed in accident on their way to Kebbi State

Beautiful 300L student of Sokoto State University and her baby sister killed in accident on their way to Kebbi State

A 300 Level Political Science student of Sokoto State University, Surayya Aliyu Kyari died in a car accident on Saturday, December 30th. According to her brother Abdul, Surayya died alongside their baby sister Iman, while travelling to Kebbi State. Late Surayya updated her Instagram account with new photos shortly before embarking on the ill-fated journey. Commenting on her Instagram page, ...

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New Year Eve Tragedy: 5 People die along Lagos-Ibadan expressway

New Year Eve Tragedy: 5 People die along Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said that five persons died and 13 others were injured in an accident that occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday in a New Year eve tragedy. Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Clement Oladele, told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview in Ota, Ogun, that the accident occurred at Wazobia, at ...

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Runtown’s ‘mad over you’ 2017 most downloaded song

Runtown’s ‘mad over you’ 2017 most downloaded song

Nigerian pop singing artiste, Douglas Jack Agu, better known as ‘Runtown’, has had an exceptional year and he is wrapping it up in grand style with amazing numbers on digital platforms. In a chart released by music streaming platform, Mynotjustok, the Eric Many frontline act’s hit song, ‘Mad Over You’, claimed bragging rights over Olamide, Tekno and other top Nigerian ...

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SERAP to Buhari: Withdraw board appointments

SERAP to Buhari: Withdraw board appointments

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “withdraw without further delay the list of appointments to the boards of agencies and parastatals in order to remove a clear and recognizable danger to the integrity of these bodies, and allow the civil service systems to carry out the appointments, in strict conformity with established rules and ...

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Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

Six people were killed when a seaplane crashed into a river in Australia on Sunday, police said, with divers recovering three bodies so far. The plane went down in the Hawkesbury River near the suburb of Cowan 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Sydney, said police in New South Wales state. Acting Superintendent Michael Gorman told reporters the single-engine aircraft ...

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Kogi Rice, a success story – Fanwo

Kogi Rice, a success story – Fanwo

The Director General on Media and Publicity to the Governor of Kogi State, Kingsley Fanwo has hailed the emergence of Confluence Rice as “a huge success by the Governor Bello Administration”. Addressing a section of the media at his Takete Ide country home, Fanwo said the release of the rice to the market is a “fulfillment of the promise by ...

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President Buhari actually appointed not one but three dead persons into boards and agencies

President Buhari actually appointed not one but three dead persons into boards and agencies

Nigerians aren’t finding it funny that President Buhari is appointing dead people. In his largest set of appointments since assuming office President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members. Among the list of 209 Chairmen was Senator Francis Okpozo who according to the list, will be the Chairman of the Nigerian Press Council. We already know ...

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2 rescued, others feared dead as 18-seater bus is pushed by trailer into river in Agbor-Benin expressway

2 rescued, others feared dead as 18-seater bus is pushed by trailer into river in Agbor-Benin expressway

A GUO 18-seater bus was thrown into a river along the Agbor-Benin expressway on Friday. Two passengers were rescued by locals while the remaining 16 are feared dead. According to witness reports, the bus was hit from behind in Abudu and thrown into the river by a trailer. One source says he is neighbours with one of the female victims ...

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7 Surprising Organs You Can Totally Live Without

7 Surprising Organs You Can Totally Live Without

The human body is incredibly resilient. When you donate a pint of blood, you lose about 3.5 trillion red blood cells, but your body quickly replaces them. You can even lose large chunks of vital organs and live. For example, people can live relatively normal lives with just half a brain . Other organs can be removed in their entirety ...

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Regular washing of face will prevent blindness – Ophthalmologist

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Dr. Ogbe James, an Ophthalmologist at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, on Friday, said that constant washing of the face can prevent blindness. James said this at an annual healthy talk programme organised by the Knights of St. Mulumba, Nigeria, held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Gwagwalada, Abuja. According to him, the common disease condition that leads to blindness ...

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FG still subsiding petroleum products, Baru

FG still subsiding petroleum products, Baru

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru yesterday said that the landing cost of petroleum products that should be sold in the pump without under-recovery should be N171.40, but that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the corporation should maintain all the parameters to ensure that it is sold at N145 per liter. Dr ...

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Keep your New Year promises, PDP tells FG

Keep your New Year promises, PDP tells FG

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday advised the federal government and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) not to issue any New Year message to Nigerians, saying earlier promises made were not fulfilled. The party said Nigerians have been left dispirited by the litany of woes visited on them in the past two years by the APC government, stressing ...

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Our 17 achievements from 2017 – Presidency

Our 17 achievements from 2017 – Presidency

As the year 2017 remains two days to go, the federal government on Friday listed its achievements called ’17 Highlights from 2017’ newsmen report. Among the achievements include, Nigeria exists from worst recession, naira stabilising against dollar, bumper harvest especially in rice, payment of pension among others. However, the report was made known to newsmen through Femi Adesina, Special Adviser ...

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Court remands Mother in prison for allegedly pouring hot water on son

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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ court on Friday remanded Mary Eze, in Ikoyi prison for allegedly pouring hot water on her seven-year-old son for misplacing N200 which led to his death. The accused,40, a petty trader appeared before Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, on a charge for murder, but her plea was not taken by the court. The Investigating Police ...

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4 inmates killed, 36 others escape in a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene prison, Akwa Ibom state

4 inmates killed, 36 others escape in a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene prison, Akwa Ibom state

Four prison inmates have been confimed dead while 36 others escaped in a jailbreak that took place at the Ikot Ekpene Prison in Akwa-Ibom state today December 27th. According to a statement by the Akwa Ibom state prison command, ASP Ogbajie J. Ogbajie, some prison inmates attacked other inmates that were serving in the prison’s kitchen. They seized an axe ...

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US agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria at $593 Million

US agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria at $593 Million

The United States has officially agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons to Nigeria after confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concerns. Back then, former U.S. President Barack Obama delayed the sale in one of his last decisions in office after the Nigerian Air Force bombed a refugee camp in ...

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Two children go missing during Jumat service in Lagos

Two children go missing during Jumat service in Lagos

Parents of three-year-old Muhaisin Awaz and Abdallah Abdulazeez, 6, are in dispair after the two children reportedly disappeared during a Jumat service at Oniyanrin, in the Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State. In a report by PUNCH Metro, the families of the two children are friends and Abdulazeez’s mother had visited Muhaisin’s parents on that Friday to inform them ...

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