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FMBN Accuses Banks, Insurance Coys Of Frustrating Housing Fund

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The Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Ahmed Dangiwa says banks and insurance companies in the country are showing utter disregard to the laws backing the establishment of the national housing fund. Dangiwa told lawmakers at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives committee on housing that...

Pensioners Demands Urgent Reforms Of The Pension Sub-Sector

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Pensioner in Niger state have called on the federal government to make real its promise of reforming the pension sub-sector. Some of the pensioners who spoke to AIT during a data capturing and verification exercise said they have undergone series of verification exercises on how to get a credible and digitized...

Federal Government Woos Investors For Energy Sector

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Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu has called on private investors to see the energy sector as a viable option for the nation’s industrialization. Onu who made the call at a stakeholders forum on the implementation of feed in tariffs in Abuja said the target of electricity for all by...

House Of Reps Holds Public Hearing On NGO Bill

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The proposed non-governmental organisations, NGOs bill has been described as a tool in the hands of the executive to stifle NGOs that are active in ensuring accountability and transparency of governance to its citizens. This was the position of most participants at the public hearing organised by the House of Representatives...

Fuel Scarcity Eases, PPMC Warns Against Sabotage

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The Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Umar.  Ajiya has promised to do all it can to sustain the renewed calm witnessed in most fuel stations across the country. Ajiya who stated this after monitoring the fuel supply situation in Abuja added that no stone would be left unturned...

Federal Executive Council Approves Completion Of NDDC HQs

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The Federal Government has approved five million dollars for the procurement of coaches, wagons and locomotives for the Nigeria rail network. This was one of the approvals made at the federal executive council presided over by vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Briefing state house correspondents after the meeting, minister of transport Rotimi Amaechi...

Ekiti Panel On Alleged Misappropriation Of State Finances Submits Report

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The Ekiti State Judicial Commission of inquiry set-up on the 23rd of May 2017 to investigate alleged misappropriation of state finances from October 2010 to October 2014 has submitted its final report.  Receiving the commission’s report on Wednesday at the Exco chambers of the governor’s office in Ado Ekiti, the state...

FG Urges Nigerians To Shun Illegal Migration

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The Senior Special Assistant To President Buhari on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has enjoined Nigerians especially women and youths to enroll in skills acquisition  and shun all forms of advances aimed at fleeing the country in search of greener pastures Dabiri-erewa who gave the advice at the end of the law...

Kachikwu Says FG Working On Fixing Refineries To End Fuel Scarcity

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The Minister Of State For Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu says the solution to the perennial fuel crisis in the country is to get the refineries working. Fielding questions from state house correspondents after the federal executive council meeting, Kachikwu said the federal government was working hard in that regard. The minister explained that...

Catholic Lawyers Want Re-Enforcement Of The Rule Of Law

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The Nigerian society can only continue to get better when government and the citizens show respect for the rule of law and order. This was the view expressed by members of the national association of catholic lawyers, Abuja chapter during an event to mark the beginning of a new legal year. They...

Young Nigerians Explore Alternatives To Oil Revenue

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The drive by government to seek alternatives to oil revenue is capturing the minds of young Nigerians who are exploring ways indigenous raw materials can be technologically used to address growing needs of the people. At a quiz competition in Abuja, the students showed through their presentations that the time has...

Angola, Nigeria To Strengthen Relations

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The president of Angola, Joao Lorenco has promised to strengthen the existing relations between his country and Nigeria. President Lorenco gave the assurance at a colourful ceremony at the presidential villa in Luanda when the new Nigerian ambassador to Angola, Adesesan Olatunde presented his letters of credence to the president. Ambassador Olatunde, decked in...

Indonesia To Invest In Nigeria's Economy

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Indonesia ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto says his home government is ready to invest in Nigeria’s solid minerals and mining sub-sector. The Indonesian envoy said this during the signing of a memorandum of understanding, MOU between Nigeria and Indonesia owned mining corporation, P.T. Timah which is set to invest billions of...

Petrol Tanker Explosion Rocks Festac

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Several vehicles were reportedly burnt on Wednesday afternoon after a tanker exploded in the Festac axis of Lagos state. According to eyewitnesses, the vehicles gutted fire as the tanker, said to be laden with petrol, backtracked and fell after it attempted to climb the Festac Link Bridge in Amuwo Odofin Local Government...

Reps Commence Public Hearing On NGO Bill

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The House of Representatives Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations and International Development Partners on Wednesday commenced a public hearing on the controversial NGO Bill. The bill which has come under heavy criticisms seeks to set up a Federal Agency to be known as the NGO Regulatory Commission to regulate activities of NGO’s...

Germany Sets World Cup Victory Bonus At €350,000 Per Player

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The German Football Association (DFB) announced Wednesday that each member of their squad will receive a 350,000 euros ($411,267) bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title next year in Russia. If the Germans win a fifth world title, Joachim Loew and his squad stand to get an increase in prize...

100,000 IDPs Get ID Cards In Borno

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Some 100,000 Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram received formal identification papers on Wednesday, to help boost security and restore normality in the country’s restive northeast. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC) began documenting personal details of the displaced at the Dalori camp, just outside the Borno state capital,...

Fake ICPC Official Sentenced To Six Years Imprisonment

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An Ilorin Magistrate Court, presided over by Mr J. B Salihu has sentenced one Victor Olawale to six years imprisonment, without the option of fine for impersonating a staff of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The spokesperson for the Commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa in a statement on Wednesday...

Nigeria Requires International Support To Mitigate Climate Change Effects – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has called on international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change. Speaking on Tuesday at the One Planet Summit in Paris, Buhari said Nigeria cannot implement the nationally determined contribution without adequate financial, technical and capacity building support from the developed countries. The One...

Corruption Charges: Arraignment of Justice Yinusa Stalled

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The planned arraignment of a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yinusa failed to go on at the Lagos High Court Sitting in Ikeja today. A Registrar of the court told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) that Justice Mojisola Dada would not be hearing the case...


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