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Presidency Says 19,000 Schools Covered In School Feeding Programme

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The presidency says over nineteen thousand schools have so far been covered under the national home grown school feeding programme. Over two million school children from nineteen thousand, eight hundred and eighty one schools in the fourteen pilot states have so far benefitted. Media aide to the vice president Laolu Akande in...

President Buhari Returns To Nigeria

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Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, is back in the country after a stopover in London. The President’s aircraft touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Monday night. President Buhari had left the country on Sunday, September 17 to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. After...

Ijaw, Afenifere Hail Tinubu’s Restructuring Position As Northern Elders Kick

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 Nods of approval for the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tiubu’s position on restructuring have settled in. The APC leader had supported the call for restructuring in a lecture delivered to Kings College Old Boy’s Association. Tinubu said there was need for proper restructuring of Nigeria to attain...

How I Rejected Millions Of Dollars To Kill Petroleum Bill – Senator

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Chairman, Senate committee on Petroleum Resources (upstream), Omotayo Alasoadura said he was offered millions of dollars as bribe to kill Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). He disclosed this while speaking when he received a letter of commendation from the correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Akure, the Ondo state...

NCC Restates Commitment To Consumer Protection

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The Nigerian Communication Commission has highlighted the importance of consumers in the telecoms industry, even as it stressed the need for consumer satisfaction and protection as enshrined in the eight Point Agenda of the Commission. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, who was represented at the consumer...

Good News For Nigeria As Oil Prices Hit $57

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Oil prices hit $57 on Monday after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) maintained the decision to exempt Nigeria and Libya from the oil production cut.

Cross River Preventing IPOB Incursion

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Youth of Cross River state have been advised to shun any invitation by   members of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) from the south eastern states to join in protest against the federal government. Former FCT commissioner of police, Lawrence Alobi  (retired) and retired major general moses obi gave the advice during...

House Of Reps Committee Calls For Adequate Funding Of Research Institutes

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The House Of Representatives committee on science and technology has charged the federal government to improve its budgetary allocation to the sector as this will help improve home grown technology.  The chairman house committee on science and technology Beni Lar who led an eight man committee on oversight visit to...

Cross River State Improves Primary Health Care

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The Cross River state government has been advised to go beyond building and renovating primary health centres to look into the problems of quality staffing and equipment needed at various primary health care centres across the state. Clan head of Nko in Yakurr local government area of the state, Amonka Owoye who spoke...

Army Goes On Medical Outreach In Ahiazu, Imo State

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Over one thousand indigenes of Ahiara, Mbaise in Imo state south east Nigeria have benefited from free medical services carried out by the Nigeria army 82 division Brigadier general James Jikemian representing the chief of army staff said the outreach is to bridge the gap between the army and civilians The exercise...

Clergy Reacts To NGO Bill

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Reactions have continued to trail the NGO and CSO bill in the national assembly, which has passed first and second readings. The latest reaction comes from a catholic clergy, Reverend Father Evaristus Bassey, the president catholic caritas foundation of Nigeria, a charity organisation with the mandate to care for the poor...

Policemen Arrested In Lagos For Corruption

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The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Ag.CP Edgal Imohimi, on Thursday said that the command had arrested nine policemen, one traffic warden and two others over alleged corruption. Imohimi told newsmen that the arrest was a follow up to his warning to officers and men of his command to guide...

 

Ohaneze Assures Northerners’ Safety In South East

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Chief John Nwodo, the President General, Ohaneze Ndigbo on Thursday assured northerners resident in the south-east of their safety. Nwodo gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy visit to Gov.Abdullahi Ganduje at the Government House, Kano. He said that every Nigerian could live in any part of the country of his...

United Nations Decries Destruction Caused By Boko Haram

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The UN is unhappy with the destruction caused by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria and Lake Chad region and is seeking more humanitarian assistance to victims. The world body noted that millions of victims of Boko Haram were in need of emergency assistance. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, made the appeal...

FG Set To Upgrade The Michael Imodu Institute Of Labour Studies

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The minister of state for labour Professor Steven Ocheni says government is set to upgrade the Michael Imodu Institute of Labour studies as a diploma awarding institution. The minister in a media briefing in Abuja says capacity building for civil servants is a major concern for the president Mohammadu Buhari administration. The...

Dolapo Osinbajo Advice Women To Be Agents Of Transformation

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The wife of the Nigeria’s vice president, Dolapo Osinbajo wants Christian women to be agents of transformation of Nigeria through pilgrimages to the holy land. She was speaking at an event in Abuja tagged “greater women pilgrimage convocation, which was organised by the Nigeria Christian pilgrims commission. The wife of the vice...

Three Unions Suspend Strike

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Three non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian universities have suspended a three-week old strike. The 3 unions are the Senior Staff Union Of Universities, SSANU, the national technologies, NAAT and the national association of educational and associated institutions, NASU. Briefing journalists in Abuja say the suspension is for one month pending Government’s fulfillment...

NASS Endorses Pensioners’ Verification By PTAD

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The National Assembly on Thursday endorsed verification civil service pensioners being conducted by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) in Lagos. According to a statement signed by the spokesman for PTAD, Mr Ema Okondo, on Thursday in Lagos, the Senate Committee on Establishment and Pension and the House of Representatives Committee...

Federal Court Backs IPOB’s Proscription

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Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court in Abuja today endorsed the presidential order banning the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB). Kafarati, who is the acting chief judge of the court, granted the injunction in chambers. The Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, had filed an exparte application urging the court to...

Justice Dimgba Rebuffs Alison-Madueke As A Defendant

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Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court Abuja, has dismissed an application brought by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, seeking to be joined as a defendant in the trial of Jide Omokore. The judge also struck out the eighth count in which her name was listed. Omokore, chairman,...