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“God Is Not Here”: The Sad Tale Of The Niger Delta

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Agitations and militancy in the Niger Delta region have been blamed on years of neglect and failure by successive governments to address squarely the development challenges of the region. This is the view of some concerned Nigerians at a book presentation in Abuja as they lamented the continuous pollution of host...

500 Youths Acquire Make-Up Skills

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There was smiles all round in Abuja  as no fewer than 500 youths benefitted from a skills acquisition training programme organized by  the Tonto Dike Foundation in collaboration with a Non-Governmental  Organization, the make-up empire. The beneficiaries, who were trained in different trades,  were told to remain focused on the acquired skills to improve...

PDP Bemoans Zamfara Massacre

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the gruesome murder of 41 Nigerians by marauders in Zamfara State.  The Party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary,  Kola Ologbondiyan, lamented what it called continued failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled Federal Government to take decisive steps to end the...

Fayose Condemns Zamfara Killings

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Ekiti State Governor,  Ayodele Fayose, says the statement by his Zamfara State counterpart, Abdulaziz Yari, that security agencies failed to respond to the alert given to them to prevent the massacre of people in Zamafara State, has vindicated his earlier stance that no extra one billion Dollars was needed to...

Abuja Court Fixes March 22 For Further Hearing In Suit Against NBA

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An Abuja High Court has adjourned hearing to March 22, 2018 in the suit instituted by former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential aspirant, Joe-Kyari Gadzama, challenging the outcome of the electronic voting election which produced the current  NBA President, Abubakar Mahmoud.  The hearing commenced with the cross examination of the plaintiff’s 5th witness, information...

Kwara Police Parades 25 For Kidnapping & Armed Robbery

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The Kwara State Police Command has arrested and paraded 25 suspects for kidnapping and armed robbery. The State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Ado,  noted that the kidnappers and cattle rustlers killed a Policeman in the attempt to arrest the gang. Briefing journalists on its activities since the beginning of year 2018, the...

NASS Management Seeks Resolution Of Disagreements Between Arms Of Govt.

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The management of the National Assembly says for democracy to thrive in Nigeria, all long standing disagreements among the arms of government as well as political parties must be resolved to pave way for good governance. The clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, said this in Abuja on Friday during...

Lagos State Commissions Liaison Office In Abuja

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Indigenes and other members of the public can now easily make enquires and get prompt response on activities of the Lagos State Government. This follows the renovation of the front wing of the Lagos State Liaison office in Abuja. Commissioning the complex the head of the liaison office, Sipeade Nkanga, hinted that...

FG Inaugurates Two Committees On Workplace Safety

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The Nigerian Government has inaugurated two committees to develop policies towards improving workplace safety and health of public servants. The Committees were inaugurated in Abuja by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita. The joint committee for the development of a framework for the implementation of occupational safety...

Nigeria Rejects World Bank Report

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Nigeria is contesting its rating on the enabling the business of agriculture report of the world bank which shows that the country is not doing very well on most of the indices. At the presentation of the new report that assessed the performance of 62 countries, Nigeria was applauded for agriculture...

Clergyman Advocates Tougher Sanctions For Electoral Offenders

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A renowned Catholic Priest,  Reverend Father George Ehusani wants the Nigerian Government to impose tougher sanctions on electoral offenders, treasury looters to sanitize the nation’s democratic process. Father Ehusani was speaking in Abuja during the unveiling of 2018 Lenten guide tagged 'Nigeria and the Quest for National Unity’ written by the Catholic...

Not Too Young To Run Movt. Seeks Speedy Presidential Assent To Bill

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to give speedy accent to the “Not Too Young To Run Bill” recently passed by the National Assembly and 24 state houses of assembly. This demand was made by the Not Too Young To Run Movement at a news briefing in Abuja on Friday. The lawmaker...

Buhari Meets 13 APC Governors In Daura

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, met with 13 governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Daura, his country home, Katsina State, North West Nigeria. The President and the governors were earlier scheduled to meet at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, but the meeting was rescheduled for Daura due to Buhari’s...

NDLEA Intercepts Illicit Drugs Concealed In Indomie Noodle Cartons In AdamawaB

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Security operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted 183 cartons of Indomie Noodles that were used in concealing illicit drugs by barons. Addressing journalists in Yola on Friday, the NDLEA Commander, Yakubu Kibo, said it’s a new method deployed by criminals in the guise of doing genuine...

Ayade Shelter For Bakassi Returnees Near Completion

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Respite will soon come for the displaced people of Bakassi as the first phase of social housing units being built by the Cross River State Government for them at Ifiang Ayong, is near completion. The State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, while marking his birthday with the displaced people of Bakassi last...

Libya Returnee Dies Two Days After Arriving Nigeria

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced the death of one of the Libyan returnees.The deceased, Towabola Adebayo, an indigene of Ogun State was among the 5th batch of returnees that arrived Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday, February 13.Adebayo, according to her death certificate signed by the Casualty...

Court Absolves Suspended UNIOSUN Officials Of Misdeed

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The National Industrial Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state has vindicated the duo of the former Registrar of Osun State University, Dr Julius Faniran, and the university’s former bursar, Dr Fatai Lasisi who were accused of financial misappropriation.The presiding judge, Justice Faustina Iyabode Kola-Olalere described all allegations levelled against them...

Reps To Probe NEMA Over Alleged Mismanagement Of N17bn

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The House of Representatives on Thursday ordered its committee on emergency and disaster preparedness to probe the financial operations of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).This is following an allegation that the agency has been unable to account for the sum of N17 billion which it has received so far.The resolution...

Buhari In Katsina For Private Visit

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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Katsina State for a four-day private visit. President Buhari was received on arrival by Governor Aminu Masari,  Katsina State House of Assembly Speaker, Yahaya Kusada, Secretary to the State Government , Mustapha Inuwa and other top religious, business and community leaders. The President then left Katsina by...

Oil And Gas Experts Want More Transparency In The Sector

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The Nigerian Government has been urged to improve transparency in the oil and gas sector in the management of resources. The call was made at the launch of the 2017 Benchmarking Exercise Report and Policy dialogue targeted at improving governance in the oil and gas sector. The Nigeria Natural Resources Benchmarking Exercise...


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