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Ekiti Commission Of Inquiry: Fayose's Action An Exercise In Futility, Says Fayemi's Media Aide

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Following the inauguration of a judicial commission set up by governor Ayodele Fayose to probe the immediate past administration led by Dr Kayode Fayemi. The special assistant on media to the former governor Fayemi who is currently the minister of mines and steel development, said governor Fayose's action is at variance...

Minister Of Labor And Employment: N-Power Recruitment Opens After May 29

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Nigeria's minister of labor and employment Chris Ngige says the second phase of the N-power recruitment of unemployed persons will be opened immediately after may 29, 2017. The minister who was reacting to questions on two years of Buhari’s administration says although the APC government had promised three million jobs yearly,...

Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin Calls On The Acting President To Intervene On The Constant Harassment By EFCC

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Nigeria's former chief of naval staff vice admiral Usman Jibrin has called on the acting president professor Yemi Osinbajo to intervene on the constant harassment and destruction of his properties by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. This was disclosed in a petition to the acting president as well as...

Fayose Raises 8 Man Commission To Look Into State Finances

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Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose on Monday inaugurated an eight-man commission of inquiry to look into the finances of the state government under the administration of former governor kayode fayemi between 2010 and 2014. This is in compliance with the resolution passed by the state house of assembly on may 10...

Benue Government Bans Open Grazing

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The Benue state government on Monday officially outlawed kidnapping, cultism as well as open grazing of livestock. The state government also said it will advance the promotion of ranches establishment for livestock within the perimeters of the state. State governor Ortom signed both bills into law during the state town hall meeting at...

Fayose Sets Up Panel To Probe Fayemi

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has inaugurated an eight-man commission of inquiry to look into the finances of the state government under the administration of his predecessor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, between 2010 and 2014. Governor Fayose set up the panel in compliance with the resolution passed by the State House...

Osun State Assembly To Honour Aregbesola With Honorary Award

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The Osun State House of Assembly would on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, honour the Governor of the State, Rauf Aregbesola with Honorary Life Member of the House. The Legislative honour would be corroborated with annual lecture as part of the programmes listed to mark his 60th birthday celebration. According to a statement...

DG NEMA Says The Agency Will Continue To Support The Internally Displaced Persons

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The newly appointed director general of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Maihaja says the agency will continue to support the internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by insurgency in the northeast, until they are fully resettled back to their communities. Addressing a humanitarian coordination meeting   in Maiduguri, Borno state the NEMA...

Oyegun Asks APC Governors To Execute Developmental Projects

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun has challenged governors under the party to execute developmental projects in the state. Speaking during the commissioning of hospital projects in Zamfara State, Oyegun commended the administration of Governor Abdul’ Aziz Yari for the projects executed over the last six...

Southern Cameroonians In Nigeria Seek Help Through The Media

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Southern Cameroonians in Nigeria want the Nigerian media to help highlight the crisis they face in their country. Coordinator of the group Cornelius kwanga, say they have no place to call home as they look up to Nigeria to solve the problem. He appealed to Nigerians to be their voice, as they...

Air Force Fighter Jets Destroy Boko Haram Logistics Base

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The Nigerian Air Force has destroyed emerging Boko Haram logistics base in Sambisa Forest. Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that the operation commenced when the Force component of Operation Lafiya Dole conducted an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in the Sambisa...

Over 3,000 Women Receive Free Medical Treatment In Benue

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Over 3,000 women in Benue State, who suffer from life-threatening ailments like cervical cancer and hypertension, have received free treatment under an initiative of the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari. Some of the beneficiaries of the free medical screening and treatment commended Mrs Buhari for reaching out to them...

Okowa Condemns Alleged Plan To Hijack Buhari’s Government

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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has condemned alleged moves by some military personnel to remove the government of the day through a coup d’état. Okowa told newsmen on Sunday that any politician wooing the military to take over, is an enemy of the country. The governor spoke at the sideline of a...

CBN Releases List Of Items That Qualify For Forex

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The Central Bank of Nigeria yesterday released list of 36 items valid for access to foreign exchange in the foreign exchange market.  In a circular to all banks and the general public yesterday the CBN said that the list of the 36 items valid was released to clarify misconceptions about...

NHIS Act Amendment: Senate Seeks To Extend Health Insurance Coverage To All Nigerians

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The move came as the Senate held a public hearing on the repeal of the law establishing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to be replaced with the National Health Insurance Commission (NHIC).  Speaking during the public hearing yesterday, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Olarenwanju Tejuosho said the...

CBN Governor, Emefiele Declines Invitation By House Of Reps Panel Probing Ikoyi Cash Haul

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The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that he will not appear before the House Committee On National Security and Intelligence to testify in the ongoing investigation into the $43.4m (N13bn) recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from an apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The committee which is...

Acting President Osinbajo Orders Intensive Screening At Borders To Keep Out Ebola

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo directed that surveillance be stepped up at the borders in order to forestall ‘import’ of Ebola from Congo. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting. The minister said: “As I stated last week, in matters of...

1,268 More Nigerians In Voluntary Return From Libya – NEMA

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The National Emergency Management Agency has disclosed that1,268 Nigerians had voluntarily returned from Libya from Dec. 15, 2016 and May 16, 2017, The Director - General of the agency, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, who received another batch of 258 Nigerians at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos late Tuesday, said the returnees...

3 Nigerians Among 5 Nominees For 2017 Caine Prize For African Writers

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The 2017 Caine Prize shortlist has been announced and it is an exciting, surprising, record-setting one. There are three Nigerians, one South African, and one Sudanese. It has both the Prize’s oldest shortlistee ever and one of its youngest. And it has the Prize’s second ever story to be translated...

Corruption In Military Hampers Insurgency Fight - Transparency International

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The International anti-corruption body, Transparency International says the military graft is weakening Nigeria’s efforts to effectively battle the terrorist group, Boko Haram. In a statement by the anti-corruption body, Transparency International noted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to tackle corruption and terrorism is being hampered by the lack of transparency in...


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