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Senate Committee Unhappy With State Of Power Projects In Kaduna

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The Senate Committee on Power and Steel development has expressed displeasure over the slow pace of work on the 215KVA Kudenda Power Plant and other independent power projects in Kaduna State. According to the committee, failure to complete the projects contributes to irregular and poor electricity supply being experienced in most...

Dokpesi Trial: Witness Appears In Court

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The fourth prosecution witness in the trial of media mogul and owner of Daar Communications Limited, Raymod Dokpesi has told the federal high court, Abuja that Daar communication Plc is not a criminal organization.  At the Wednesday’s hearing, the witness, Johnson Egohwemu who is an accountant with top rank hotel recounted that Daar...

Nigeria Electricity Crisis: "No Solution In Sight"-Senate Panel

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Nigerians hoping that the supply of electricity in the country will improve soon will have to wish again.The situation is not going to change for a very long time to come following shocking revelations from Chairman Senate Committee on Privatization,  Senator Ben Murray-Bruce that "there's no solution in sight", to...

Acting President Osibanjo Seek The Approval Of The House Of Rep For A Loan Of $1.2billion

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Acting president Yemi Osibanjo is seeking the approval of the house of representatives for a loan of 1.280 billion dollars for the development bank of Nigeria. Osinbanjo who says it is imperative to seek the lawmakers consideration of the inclusive into the 2016-2018 external borrowing plan is also seeking the approval...

Ekiti State Governor Set To Approach The Supreme Court To Interprete Its 2014 Judgment

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Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose says he his set to approach the Supreme Court to interprete its 2014 judgment nullifying his impeachment in 2006 that ousted him from office seven months to the end of his first term.  This comes on the heels of media reports credited to the governor that...

Yemi Osinbajo Speaks On Gender Equality At The "He For She" Campaign

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Acting president Yemi Osinbajo says insisting on equal rights for women is an imperative of justice and fairness. Prof. Osinbajo who said this at the launch of "he for she" campaign on Tuesday in Abuja, noted that advocating equal rights should not be regarded as a favour being done to girls and...

Presidency Denies Paying 2million Euros To Boko Haram For Released Chibok Girls

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The presidency says it is too early for Nigerians to make definite conclusions about the Buhari administration which has spent just two years in a four year tenure. Addressing a news conference to commence activities marking the second anniversary of the current administration, special adviser to the president on media and...

Police Arrests Biafra Protesters in Cross-river

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The cross-river police command has arrested the leader of the movement for the actualization for the sovereign state of Biafra (massob) in the state, samuel okah along with 46 other members.  They  were arrested while carrying out a peaceful protest in Odukpani local government area of the state.  A member of the group who...

Nigeria And Cameroon Navies To Combat Threats On Maritime Domain

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The Nigerian Navy is seeking closer working relationship with the Cameroonian counterpart to check piracy, sea robberies and other maritime crimes within the Gulf of Guinea. Flag officer commanding (FOC), eastern naval command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, gave the indication when he received the commanding officer of the Cameroonian navy ship (CNS) lt...

Cyber Attacks National Security Threat – Senate Warns

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The Senate on Tuesday alerted the National Security Adviser (NSA), other security agencies as well as financial institutions to the current wave of cyber attacks. Following a motion moved by Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari, the senate revealed that over $450 million has been lost by Nigerian firms, through cyber attacks on over...

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...