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Ogun Govt. Prepares Farmland For Rice, Cassava Production

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Nation 

The Ogun state government said it has prepared over 16,000 hectares of farmland for the cultivation of rice and cassava in the 2017 planting season. This is to help agricultural production for food sufficiency. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Adepeju Adebajo made this known while disbursing over 36 million Naira to seven...

Court Sentences Cynthia Osokogu’s Murderers To Death

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Nation 

The Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos Island has convicted and sentenced two men to death by hanging for the murder of late Cynthia Osokogu. Trial judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade, held that the prosecution proved the case against them beyond reasonable doubt. Justice Akinlade sentenced Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike...

Online Visa On Arrival For Foreign Investors

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Nation 

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the introduction of a liberalised online Visa on Arrival (VOA) facility to the public, especially foreign investors willing to invest in Nigeria. The Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja. Babandede said that‎ the measure was part of...

Supreme Court To Hear Suit Against Makarfi’s Appeal On May 4

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Politics 

The Supreme Court will on May 4, 2017 hear the objections filed against the hearing of an appeal brought before it by the Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The motion challenging the competence of Makarfi’s appeal was filed on behalf of the PDP by...

Senate Drops Two Non-Career Ambassadorial Nominees, Approves 45 Others

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Nation 

The Senate has rejected the nomination of two non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for legislative approval by President Muhammadu Buhari. The rejected nominees are Justice Sylvanus Nsofor from Imo State and Mr Jacob Daodu from Ondo State. The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, which screened of nominees, presented its report at the plenary...

 

Free Modern Houses to be provided For The Poor Nigerians

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Nation 

More than 180,000 modern houses are to be provided free in all the 36 states of the country, according to an NGO — Africa National Development Programme (ANDP). The two-bedroom houses to be situated in an estate or scattered in different locations will have facilities such as schools, police stations, markets...

Yobe Govt Receives Hospital Equipment Worth 70 Million Naira

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Nation 

The Department for International Development (DFID) and Maternal and Neonatal Child Health 2 (MNCH2) have delivered hospital equipment worth 70 million Naira to Yobe state Government. Delivering the equipment, the team leader, Zanna Ali said the supply was aimed at improving health care delivery services at primary level across the state. He...

Unions Clash With Arik Air Staff Over Airline’s Management

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Nation 

It’s been a day of protests at the Arik Air office in Lagos, as Aviation Unions and staff of the airline have clashed over differences in the operations of the airline. Aviation Union Workers earlier on Thursday trooped out to demonstrate against the current management which they described as intolerant of unionism,...

Kogi Govt. Warns Those In Possession Of Illegal Arms To Surrender It

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Nation 

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has given seven days ultimatum to those in possession of fire arms and ammunition in the central senatorial district of the state to surrender them to security agents or face the full wrath of the law. Governor Bello, who gave the warning in Okene, the...

FEC Approves N80b For Reconstruction Of Roads Across The Country

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Nation 

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N80 billion for the reconstruction of 12 federal roads across the country and simultaneously also approved contracts for roads and rail in Abuja metropolis. Both the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad...

 

Civil Society Calls For Increased Access To Water

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Nation 

Ahead of the 2017 International Year of Water Cooperation, members of the Civil Society Organisation in Imo state, have organized a workshop aimed at raising awareness for increased cooperation to tackle the challenges facing water management and its distribution. The event which was held in Owerri, the Imo state capital with the...

Sir Alex Ferguson Advice For Manchester United Players On Coaching Future

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Sports  

Sir Alex Ferguson believes that modern players are not sufficiently prepared to take on management jobs when they retire. The former Manchester United boss won 13 Premier League titles, two European Cups and five FA Cups during close to three decades at Old Trafford. But few of those who played for him...

Government Speaks On Fresh Attack On Citizens In South Africa

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Nation 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said the latest fracas in South Africa, in which two Nigerians were injured, was not borne out of xenophobia. The ministry in a statement by its spokesman, Dr Clement Aduku, in Abuja, said that there was no reported loss of life during the incident. It...

Kaduna Investment Summit To Boost State Business Activities - Official

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As part of efforts to boost business activities and generate huge revenue for development, the Kaduna State will be holding its second edition of Economic and Investment Summit in April 2017. Briefing journalists on the preparations ahead of the summit with the theme “Making Kaduna the Investment Destination of Choice” the...

Imo Police Rescues Magistrate From Gunmen

8 hours ago /
Nation 

The Imo state Police command has rescued a magistrate of Ihiagwa court in Owerri West Local Government Area of the state, after reportedly spending two days in the kidnappers’ den. The magistrate, a female, was abducted on March 18 by gunmen along the Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway on her way home after close...

Alleged Grass-Cutting Fraud: Lawal Babachir Shuns Senate

8 hours ago /
Nation 

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Lawal Babachir, said he would not honour Senate’s invitation on Thursday over the handling of funds for North-East rehabilitation. This is because he has headed to the court to challenge the propriety of the invitation and is being investigated on the issue. An...

Senate Calls For The Resignation Of Hameed Ali

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Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has called for the resignation of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd). The Senate is also asking the Customs CG to cancel the retrospective policy on duties for vehicles. The senators said on Wednesday that Ali was not fit to hold any public...

Senate Approves Buhari’s Request For $500m Eurobond

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Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday approved President Muhammadu’s Buhari request for 500 million dollars Eurobond in the International Capital Market to fund 2016 Budget deficit. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who acted on behalf of the President, had on March 15, written to the Senate to approve the amount to fund...

Naira Gains Against Dollar

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Business and Economy  

The continuous intervention by the CBN in foreign exchange (forex), has caused the Naira to hit the dollar again on Wednesday. The currency traded N400 to a dollar at the black market on Wednesday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Naira has also appreciated against the Pound Sterling...

Customs Launches Vehicle Duty Verification Phone Lines Despite Senate Row

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Nation 

The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Tuesday announced a code number for efficient and effective vehicle duty clearance verification. Ali disclosed this at a media stakeholders meeting in Abuja. Ali said that the essence of the meeting was to have a roundtable with stakeholders to come up with solution...


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