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Buhari Has Not Lost Any Bit Of His Sense Of Humour- Okorocha

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Imo State Governor,  Rochas Okorocha, has  said  that President Muhammadu Buhari was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour when he and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress met him in London on Sunday. Okorocha gave this report in a telephone conversation Reported by...

Reactions Trail The Suspension Of Top Officials Of NHIS

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Reactions have been trailing the suspension of top officials of the national health insurance scheme, NHIS over allegations of fraud, nepotism and abuse of office. A committee has been set up to look into the matter, but while the investigation lingers, Nigerians are at the receiving end of an ailing health sector. The...

NSCDC Destroys Illegal Refinery

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The Nigeria security and civil defence corps (NSCDC) delta state command has uncovered and destroyed a network of illegal refinery around NPDC crude oil pipeline in Otereko community in Ughelli south local government area of delta state. The operation which was carried out in the early hours of Friday was...

I Owe No One Any Apology For Proscribing KSU -Governor Bello

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that he owed no one any apology for proscribing the Kogi state university (KSU) branch of the academic staff union of universities (ASUU) because the students of the institution must be saved from the tyranny of the lecturers. The state government banned the...

Japanese Govt. Hands Over A Fully Equipped Healthcare Centre In Shere Koro Of Bwari Area Council

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The Japanese government has handed over a fully equipped and solar powered healthcare centre in shere koro area of the bwari area council to the federal capital territory administration. But beyond this cheering news lies the pains of community members whose access to the basic necessities of life is almost forgotten. About...

Senate Pledge Support For The Fight Against Human Trafficking

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The Nigeria senate says it will support groups and organizations involved in the fight against human trafficking through the provision of enabling laws that would put an end to the practice. Deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu gave the assurance at an event to commemorate the world day against trafficking in persons...

INEC Asks Court To Set Aside Interim Order On Senator Melaye’s Recall

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has prayed a Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside its July 6 order directing parties in a suit by Senator Dino Melaye, to maintain status quo pending the determination of the plaintiff’s motion on notice. INEC also urged the court to discard Melaye’s...

Appeal Court Upturns Conviction Of Former Adamawa Governor Bala Ngillari

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AN Appeal Court sitting in Yola, presided over by Justice Folashade Omoleye, has discharged and acquitted the former governor of Adamawa state, Bala James Ngilari, of a five-count charge bordering on corruption and unlawful procurement. He was jailed for not following due process in the purchase of 25 vehicles at...

Army Demotes Major General Ibrahim Sani For Fraud

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A Military Special Court Martial on Thursday demoted Ibrahim Sani, a Major General and former Chief of Transformation and Innovation Centre of the Nigerian Army, to a Brigadier-General. The president of the court, James Gbum, an Air Vice Marshal, demoted Mr. Sani after he convicted him on a five-count charge bordering...

Kogi Governor Disband The Academic Staff Union Of Universities In KSU

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Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has disbanded the academic staff union of universities, ASUU, in the Kogi state university, Ayingba over the lingering seven-month strike. He has also ordered the immediate recruitment of fresh lecturers to replace members who fail to return to their lecture halls. Governor Bello gave the directive during...

Senate Confirms 8 Resident Electoral Commissioners

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The Nigerian senate has confirmed eight more nominees for the position of resident electoral commissioners three were however stepped down because of petitions against them. One of the nominees from Niger state, Mustapha Zubairu was rejected because he comes from the same place as a serving electoral commissioner in INEC. Last month,...

FG Orders Immediate Probe Into NDDC

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The Federal Government has ordered an immediate probe into the one trillion Naira debt owed by the Niger delta development commission to contractors and allegations of project inflation. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Thursday before the national economic council meeting, minister of Niger   delta affairs, Usani Usani, said that the...

F.G Appeal To Striking Workers Of The Corporate Affairs Commission

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The Federal Government has appealed to striking workers of the corporate affairs commission, CAC, to return to work while the issues surrounding their unpaid salary increment are being resolved. Registrar general of the commission, Bello Mahmud who made the appeal while speaking with journalists explained that the demands of the workers...

Senate To Consider Constitution Review Committee Report Tuesdays

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The Senate Committee on Constitution Review has presented its report to lawmakers at the Upper Chamber. The report was presented by the chairman of the committee and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, at Thursday’s plenary presided over by Senate President Bukola Saraki. In a Twitter post, the Upper House said: “The development...

Osinbajo Sends 136bn Naira Virement Request To Reps

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The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has written to the House of Representatives to request for a virement of 1365.6 billion Naira to some critical priority projects in the 2017 budget. Osinbajo had on June 12 after signing the 2017 budget said that there was an agreement between the executive and...

World Bank Speaks On Nigeria Infrastructure, Health

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The World Bank office in Nigeria wants the Nigerian government to build the capacity of ministries, departments and agencies in public private partnership technicalities to succeed in any plans to concession its infrastructure The bank's public private partnership specialist in Nigeria, Prashant Sharma, gave the charge at a World Bank assisted...

Federal Executive Council Approves The Nigerian Petroleum Policy

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The Federal Executive Council has approved the Nigerian petroleum policy document, which will help the country to exit the importation of petroleum products by 2019. Briefing state house correspondents after the weekly federal executive council meeting on Wednesday, minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, said the document was last reviewed...

FG Sets To Develop National Plan On Mercury Use By Artisans

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The Federal Government is set to develop an action plan on mercury use by artisans in the gold mining sub sector to reduce the number of poison related deaths to make mining in the country safer. The permanent secretary, federal ministry of environment, Shehu Ahmed who said this at a forum...

BON Wants Government To Encourage Partnership With Local Content Produced

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The Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria says the media has a greater role to play in dousing agitations across the country by ensuring that broadcast content promotes the unity of Nigerians rather than divide them. This formed part of the resolutions at the end of the sixty seventh general assembly of the...

Executive, NASS Disagree On Budget Alteration

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The chief whip of the house of representatives, Alhassan Doguwa, has disagreed with the governors of Ebonyi and Ondo states over the powers of the National Assembly to alter budget estimates. The Governors had insisted that there was need for amendment of the constitution to redefine the powers of the...