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NSIA Claims Involvement In 2nd Niger Bridge Construction

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The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) says it is involved in the development of the 2nd Niger bridge. Managing director of the Nsia, Uche Orji, says the agency is joint sponsors on the financing and construction of the bridge. The NSIA is rated by the U.S based sovereign wealth fund institute as...

Lack Of Data May Set Nigeria Back In Intenational Community

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The Federal Ministry of Education said lack of accurate data may cause Nigeria to fail in its obligation of providing the international community information on its critical sectors. The Permanent Secretary, Dr MacJohn Nwaobiala, made the observation on Monday in Abuja at a meeting with the National Technical Committee on the...

I Will Name My Cabinet This Month - President Buhari Reassures

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reassured Nigerians and the international community that he would name his cabinet before the end of the month. A statement issued by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the president gave the reassurance in Aburi, Ghana, at a joint press...

FCT Perm. Sec. Gives Area Councils 7-Day Ultimatum To Clear Refuse

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The FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr John Chukwu, on Monday gave all area councils in the Federal Capital Territory one week to clear all accumulated refuse in their respective areas. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Muhammad Hazat Sule, the Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary, and made available to the...

Gov. Ugwuanyi Inaugurates Committee On Child Fostering, Adoption

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Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday inaugurated a child fostering and adoption committee to clamp down on baby factories in the state. The 15-member committee is headed by the Archbishop of the Anglican Ecclesiastical Province, Enugu, Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma. Members of the committee include the commissioners for gender and social...

Rivers Govt. Completes 42 Roads In 100 Days - Wike

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Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers said on Monday that his administration had completed 42 roads in three months. Wike made this known in Port Harcourt while conducting Journalists round some of the completed roads. He said that 30 other roads were nearing completion and that his administration was determined to touch lives...

 

Court Sacks National Youth Council Of Nigeria's Leader And Its Excos

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An Abuja high court has ordered the removal of supposed newly elected president of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Ikengaugo Chinyere along with 22 other officers barely one month into office in Abuja. Delivering judgment in a suit instituted by the Incorporated Trustees of the Peace Corps of Nigeria...

Compliance With Fiscal Responsibility Act Will Eradicate Corruption - Commission

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The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has said that compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act by revenue generating agencies will help to eradicate corruption in Nigeria. This is contained in a statement on Monday in Abuja by the commission’s Public Relations Officer, Mr AbdulGaniyu Aminu. According to it, the commission sees the organisation...

Akwa Ibom Govt. Sponsors 100 Youths To Israel For Skill Acquisition

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Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has sponsored 100 youths from the 31 local government areas of the state to the 2015 youth pilgrimage. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Celestine Ogugua, the Head of Media, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), and made available to newsmen in Abuja...

Anambra State Pays Tribute To Dora Akunyili

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The Anambra state government has renamed the state women development centre, at Awka, after the late Professor Dora Akunyili. Governor Willie Obiano announced the government decision as thousands of people gathered to pay tribute to the former Director General of NAFDAC and Minister of Information, in Awka, the Anambra state capital. Professor...

Army Chief Re-Assures Troops On Welfare

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The Nigerian Army on Monday re-stated that it would continue to ensure adequate welfare of its personnel to boost their service delivery. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, gave the assurance at the opening of the 2015 Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM) Convention in Maiduguri. Buratai said that steps would also...

 

Akwa Ibom State House Of Assembly Condemns DSS Actions

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The Akwa Ibom state house of assembly has condemned the action of the Department of State Services in the hilltop mansion of the government house in Uyo, the state capital. Briefing a news conference in Abuja, the twenty-six member house of assembly led by its speaker, Aniekan Uko stated that contrary...

Chief Of Naval Staff Assures Safe Maritime Environment

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The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, on Monday in Abuja expressed the service's determination to ensure secure maritime environment for national prosperity. Ibas gave the assurance at the formal presentation of his Strategic Directive 2015-1 aimed at enhancing the operational capacity of the Nigerian Navy in the...

Dickson Submits Nomination Forms

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A strong grassroot support base is the reason why the PDP produced all the council chairmen, state and national assembly members in Bayelsa state. Governor Seriake Dickson stated this before leaving the PDP national secretariat where elders and stakeholders of the Bayelsa project had accompanied him to submit his nomination and...

I Have Not Received Any Salary As Governor - Lalong

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Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau says he has not received salary as the governor since he assumed office on May 29. Lalong made this known on Sunday in a media parley with journalists in the state. The governor explained that he decided not take any salary because his focus was to first...

Kano State Govt. To Establish Due Process Agency - Ganduje

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The Kano State Government is to establish a Due Process Agency as part of renewed effort to ensure transparency, accountability and good governance in the state, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, has said. Ganduje dropped the hint on Sunday at a Town Hall meeting organised by the state government as part of activities...

We Won’t Let Nigerians Down, Says Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that the Muhammadu Buhari administration would not let them down inspite of their high expectations. He gave the assurance on Sunday at the 33rd Holy Ghost Convention of the Sword of the Spirit Ministry, Garden of Victory, Old Ife Road, Ibadan. Osinbajo, who was accompanied...

Kano Govt Tasks Healthcare Givers On Polio

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The Kano State Government on Sunday charged healthcare personnel to strive to sustain a polio-free state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, gave the task while monitoring the polio immunisation in Kabo and Tofa local government areas. Getso said that the state government had provided all the necessary logistics for...

NNPC Begins Process Of Recovering $9.6bn Owed Nigeria

2 years ago /

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corperation (NNPC) has begun the process of recovering over seven billion dollars in over-deducted tax benefits from JV Partners on major capital projects and another 2.46 billion dollars from inflated contracts at NPDC. This information is contained in a report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by the...

President Buhari To Confer With Ghanaian Leader On Regional Security, Others

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday undertake a one-day official visit to Accra, the Ghanaian capital. According to a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari will confer with his Ghanaian counterpart, President John Dramani Mahama, on bilateral relations. It...