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Senate Increased Meal Subsidy Quota

senate discovered 5 billion naira short of meal subsidy in 2016 budget

Senate Yesterday discovered that the money allocated as meal subsidy for Unity Schools across the country in 2016 proposed budget submitted by President Buhari was short of N5 billion. In the budget only N6.8 was proposed for meal subsidy instead of N11.2 billion. The Senate noticed that the amount provided would only serve for six months, after which  N5 billion would ...

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Breaking News: Rev King to Die by Hanging

apex court final judgement rev king to die by hanging

The Supreme Court has okayed the convicted General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Rev Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Rev. King to die by hanging. In a unanimous judgment on Friday afternoon, a seven-man panel of Justice ‎of the apex court led by Justice Walter Onnoghen, upheld the death sentence that was earlier handed to Rev king by the Lagos State High ...

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No more Importation of Beans – NAFDAC

no more importation of beans nafdac

The Nigeria Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC on  Thursday put an end into importation of beans into the country except the ones screened by the Agency. This statement was made by the Acting Director General of the Agency, Mrs Yetunde Oni, at the awareness/Sensitization Workshop on Safe and Responsible use of Regulated Agricultural inputs for Stakeholders in the ...

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Okada Rider Crushed to Death in Ikorodu

okada rider crushed to death in ikorodu by brt

A Commercial Motorcyclist popularly known as Okada Rider was allegedly crushed to death by Bus Rapid Response BRT at Mile 12/Ikorodu axis. It was gathered that the deceased was trying to evade arrest by the monitoring team of the BRT at Agric Bus Stop, he thereby ran into the bus which was in motion at that period. Eye witnesses said, ...

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Militants and Army clashed in Bori

militants and army clashed in bori

Four people have been comfirmed dead after soldiers and loyalists of ex-militant leaders Mr Solomon Ndigbara a.k.a Osama Bin Laden engaged in a shoot out at Gokhana Local Government Area. Some students of Kenule Beeson Sarowiwa Polytechnic, Bori said they were trapped in their various rooms as they could not find vehicles at the motor park in Bori to convey them to ...

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N89.9 billion budget passed into law in Yobe State

budget paased into law in yobe state

Yobe  State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, yesterday passed the state budget of N89.9 billion into law. Capital expenditures of over N42.7 billion will be used to complete ongoing capital projects across the state. The appropriate bill was signed at the WAWA Hall of Government House. The Governor directed all Minesters, Deepartments of Agencies in the State to adhere to principles of ...

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Passenger dies on board Arik Air Plane

passenger dies on board arik air flight

A female passenger dies on Arik Air Flight flying from Port Harcourt to Lagos. This incident happened yesterday when she was comfirmed dead on arrival at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. She was on board with her husband and cousine and the cause of her death was yet to be ascertained as at press time yesterday. This is the second ...

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Goodluck Jonathan Kidnap Nephew Found Dead

goodluck jonathan kidnap nephew found dead

Former Nigeria President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan  nephew which was kidnapped, was found dead yesterday floating along a creek in Otuoke yesterday. It was Jonathan foster father that was first kidnap, Mr Inegite Jonathan 72 years old and later his Nephew Mr Samuel Oki, 35 years old was found missing on Wednesday. The discovery of Mr Oki body has put fears ...

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Troops killed more Boko haram rescued people and cows

Boko Haram

112 Battalion  and Armed Forces stormed Boka Haram hide out in about 8 a local government areas in Borno State by performing a joint clearance against the terrorists. The troops rescued 195 people who are held hostage, recovered 300 cows, 200 sheeps and 130 goats rustled by the insurgent. Other items recovered are camouflage uniforms and grenades. From the Army ...

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Reps plan 160,000 mega watts for Nigerians

160,000 mega watts for nigerians

House of Representatives said about 160,000 mega watts of electricity is  required to meet National demands as 1000 mega watts is been set as a benchmark to satisfy the need of 1million people. Chairman of Adhoc Committee on Tariff, Hon Babajimi Benson, said Nigerian curreently generate 5000 mega watts which is grossly inadequate. His been quoted saying: “Going by global ...

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Yahaya Bello sacks Permanent Secretaries, Accountant General and others

yahaya bello

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, has sacked all Permanent Secretaries, Head of Administration and Finance, DAF, and all the Directors of Local Governments in the 21 council areas with immediate effects. Also affected are all Education Secretaries, Cashiers and Treasurer in the 21 local government areas of the state. While the Head of service, Dr. Moses Atakpa portray the sack messages to ...

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Obasanjo awarded Abuja rail project without design and MOU

obasanjo awarded abuja rail contract without design and mou

Senate committee on Monday said former Nigeria President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo awarded Abuja rail project without design and Memorandum of Understanding, MOU. Mallam Nasir el-Rufai the Minster of FCT during obasanjo regime and nowthe current Governor of Kaduna State, signed the contract based on uncalculated estimate. The contract which stood at 60.67 kilometres, was inflated by $10 million per kilometre even ...

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DGs of NTA, NBC, and 4 others Sacked by Buhari

sacked by buhari

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Monday announceed the disengagement of six information parastatals, during a meeting with the Chief Executives of the Nigeria Television Authority NTA, Federal Radio Corperation of Nigeria FRCN, Voice of Nigeria (VON), News Agency of Nigeria NAN, Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, and the National Orientation Agency NOA. Respective Chief Executives are to ...

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RRS Found 22 atm cards, phones with a madman

RRS found 22 atm cards with a madman

A suspected madman was arrested by the Rapid Response Squad Operatives RRS at Victoria Island. The suspect identify himself as Lanrewaju Jaiyeola, 39 years old was intercepted by the police officer after a suspicious manner of carrying a backpack along Ozumba Mbadiwe Road. 22 atm cards, 2 mobile phones which include Nokia and Blackberry, and a power bank, several banks teller ...

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NDLEA Arrests Mother of three with Cocaine at Abuja

ndlea arrested mother of three in abuja

Operatives of the National Law Enforcement Agency on Friday arrested a mother of three who vomitted about 155 wraps of white powdery  substances that tested positive for cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. The suspect named Mrs Saidat Bola Hassan was arrested at the central screening section of the departure hall when she was about boarding an Egypt ...

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Chevron to Train 40 Delta State Youths on Agriculture with N188 million


As part of it’s partnership with communities in Delta State, CHEVRON is spending over N188 million for training 40 Delta State Youths in Agriculture. This was reveled by Mr Deji Haastrop, during the launchof “Youth Agriprenuer Project” at Egbokodo, Delta State. Deji stated Chevron has spent over N16 billion in various development programmes in the  past 10 years and the ...

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Encouraging Immoralities by Distributing Condoms Openly in Abuja

distributing condoms openly in abuja

Civil Society Groups and health Related NGO’s, distributed free condoms in Abuja. There was divergent opinions as FCT residents expressed their dissatifaction as condoms were being distributed in parks and also in event centers, although some welcomed the idea as Valentine celebration is approaching. A teacher said distribution of condoms is not something new and the purpose is to prevent the ...

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58 People Killed by Suicide Bomber in IDPs Camp


Two female  bombers attacked an Internally-Displaced Persons camp, yesterday at about 6:30a.m in Dikwa Local Government area in Borno State. However the Improvised Explosive Devices IEDs killed about 58 people and 78 were injured, the executive Chairman of State Emergency Management Agency SEMA, Satomi Ahmed told reporters. We did not receive any information on the attack until late morning, which ...

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Developer Unveils Planned House for Lekki Pearl Estate

lekki pearl estate

10,000 units of houses have been promised to middle-income Nigerians by 2020. The developer in charge Alpha Mead Development (AMDC), last week unveils the show room at it’s 112 unit Lekki Pearl Estate. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony in which all stakeholders were in attendance, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the real estate firm, Mr Femi Akintunde, ...

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Electricity Distribution Companies Shut Down by NLC

electricity tariff increase nlc

Nigeria Labour Congress NLC on Monday staged a paralyze activities in nearly all offices of the Electricity Distribution companies across the country over increased of electricity tariff. NLC was join along side the Trade Union Congress TUC and Civil Society Groups. Enugu State Electricity Distribution Companies was locked as early as 7 a.m today by the Labour Congress, which prevents ...

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