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1m jobs to be created in 2016 – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

One million direct jobs to be created by the Federal Government in 2016, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said in a statement issued by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity. The statement, released to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said that the VP made the remark during an interactive session with a cross section ...

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Dangote Assures Ibeju Lekki Communities of Improved Welfare


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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Kanu never apologised to President Buhari —Father, IPOB


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

Nigeria public holiday

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


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

Imo State 2016 budget

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

Buhari media chat

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

rubbers arrested

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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Ketu Hotel Killing

police arrest kidnapper

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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Surrender, Let Peace Reign: Buhari To Boko Haram

Buhari media chat

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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Fashola Meets With NERC Discuss Over Electricity Supply in Nigeria


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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