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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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Re-organise EFCC, Onuesoke advises FG

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke wants the Federal Government to re-organise the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to give southerners a sense of belonging. He said that since the inception of the ant-graft agency by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, with Governor el-Rufai, overseeing the agency, followed by Farida Waziri, Ibrahim Larmorde and Ibrahim Magu, all the ...

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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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Barcelona star Lionel Messi relaxes with his human-sized dog at home (Photos)

Barcelona star Lionel Messi relaxes with his human-sized dog at home

Barcelona and Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi, shared these three snaps of himself cuddling up to his human-sized canine pal, a Dogue de Bordeaux called Senor Hulk. His son Thiago, five, also joined his father for one of the pictures he shared via his Instagram story.

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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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UK declares Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s church, Christ Embassy, insolvent!

UK declares Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s church, Christ Embassy, insolvent

The Christ Embassy church in the United Kingdom is in debt and has been declared insolvent by the Charity Commission, the agency that regulates charity organizations in the country. The church owned by popular Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, was flagged on the Charity Commission website as “charity insolvent”. Accordingto the commission, a charity is considered as being insolvent when it ...

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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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President Buhari condemns killings in Zamfara state, says perpetrators will be brought to book

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President Buhari has reacted to the killing of 36 persons in Birane Village in Zurmi Local Council of Zamfara State on Wednesday February 14th. Unknown gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, attacked residents of the community, killing as many as 36 persons. Read here. President Buhari says the killings will be investigated and those behind it will be brought to book.

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Photos: APC governors storm Katsina on four chartered planes ahead meeting with President Buhari

APC governors storm Katsina on four chartered planes ahead meeting with President Buhari

State governors under the All Progressive Congress APC Governors Forum, today stormed Katsina on four chattered planes ahead of their meetings with President Buhari in his country home in Daura, Katsina state. The Four chattered planes conveying the governors and their aides landed intermittently at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua International Airport where they were received on arrival by their Katsina counterpart ...

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Police IG warns against inflammatory statements on Fulani herdsmen and farmers clashes

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The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has advised Nigerians to avoid making inflammatory statements and playing politics with the herders/farmers clashes to achieve genuine reconciliation. Speaking during the launch of his book in Lagos, Idris said that the security challenges needed to be properly managed so as not to drag the country into unending crisis. “This is the only ...

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APC sacks Kogi state chairman and 38 other officials

APC sacks Kogi state chairman and 38 other officials

     On Thursday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced the expulsion of its Kogi State Chairman, Haddi Ametuo, and 38 others from the party. The ruling party hinged the action on alleged gross misconduct and anti-party activities. The office of the National Vice-Chairman (North Central) of the party accused Ametuo and 38 others of working against the interest and ...

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”It will be foolish of me to say there is no corruption in this government” Rotimi Amaechi says

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The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, said this when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja yesterday February 15th. ”I will nearly be a foolish man to say that there is no corruption in this government, but compare the magnitude if there is any. Before it was with impunity. Now there are consequences for stealing” he said.

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Higher institutions in Nassarawa State begin indefinite strike

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The Joint Union of Tertiary Institutions (JUTI), Nasarawa State Chapter today embarked on an indefinite strike following the state government’s failure to meet their demands on welfare issues. The Chairman, Samuel Bashayi made this disclosure in a statement in Lafia. Bashayi, who is also the Chairman of the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), Akwanga Chapter, said the institutions ...

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