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Air Force Fighter Jets Destroy Boko Haram Logistics Base

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The Nigerian Air Force has destroyed emerging Boko Haram logistics base in Sambisa Forest. Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that the operation commenced when the Force component of Operation Lafiya Dole conducted an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in the Sambisa...

Over 3,000 Women Receive Free Medical Treatment In Benue

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Over 3,000 women in Benue State, who suffer from life-threatening ailments like cervical cancer and hypertension, have received free treatment under an initiative of the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari. Some of the beneficiaries of the free medical screening and treatment commended Mrs Buhari for reaching out to them...

Okowa Condemns Alleged Plan To Hijack Buhari’s Government

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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has condemned alleged moves by some military personnel to remove the government of the day through a coup d’état. Okowa told newsmen on Sunday that any politician wooing the military to take over, is an enemy of the country. The governor spoke at the sideline of a...

CBN Releases List Of Items That Qualify For Forex

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The Central Bank of Nigeria yesterday released list of 36 items valid for access to foreign exchange in the foreign exchange market.  In a circular to all banks and the general public yesterday the CBN said that the list of the 36 items valid was released to clarify misconceptions about...

NHIS Act Amendment: Senate Seeks To Extend Health Insurance Coverage To All Nigerians

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The move came as the Senate held a public hearing on the repeal of the law establishing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to be replaced with the National Health Insurance Commission (NHIC).  Speaking during the public hearing yesterday, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Olarenwanju Tejuosho said the...

CBN Governor, Emefiele Declines Invitation By House Of Reps Panel Probing Ikoyi Cash Haul

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The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that he will not appear before the House Committee On National Security and Intelligence to testify in the ongoing investigation into the $43.4m (N13bn) recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from an apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The committee which is...

Acting President Osinbajo Orders Intensive Screening At Borders To Keep Out Ebola

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo directed that surveillance be stepped up at the borders in order to forestall ‘import’ of Ebola from Congo. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting. The minister said: “As I stated last week, in matters of...

1,268 More Nigerians In Voluntary Return From Libya – NEMA

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The National Emergency Management Agency has disclosed that1,268 Nigerians had voluntarily returned from Libya from Dec. 15, 2016 and May 16, 2017, The Director - General of the agency, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, who received another batch of 258 Nigerians at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos late Tuesday, said the returnees...

3 Nigerians Among 5 Nominees For 2017 Caine Prize For African Writers

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The 2017 Caine Prize shortlist has been announced and it is an exciting, surprising, record-setting one. There are three Nigerians, one South African, and one Sudanese. It has both the Prize’s oldest shortlistee ever and one of its youngest. And it has the Prize’s second ever story to be translated...

Corruption In Military Hampers Insurgency Fight - Transparency International

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The International anti-corruption body, Transparency International says the military graft is weakening Nigeria’s efforts to effectively battle the terrorist group, Boko Haram. In a statement by the anti-corruption body, Transparency International noted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to tackle corruption and terrorism is being hampered by the lack of transparency in...

Niger Delta Peace Initiatives Boost Oil Production, Refining - NNPC

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said that the peace initiative of the Federal Government has raised the capacity utilization of its three refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna in recent times. NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday during an interactive session with...

Kaduna Govt, Private Developers To Build 16 Markets, Others

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The Kaduna State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with some local investors and developers for the construction of 16 new markets and 14 neighbourhood centres in Zaria, Kafanchan, and the state capital, Kaduna. Speaking at the signing ceremony, which took place at the Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office,...

Stop Allocating Soldiers To Politicians, Wike Replies Buratai

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has asked the Army High Command to stop posting soldiers to politicians, saying it is counter-productive and a threat to national security. Wike said this in response to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Turkur Buratai’s directive that soldiers should stay away from politicians. The Governor called...

Nigeria’s Refineries Processed 10 Million Barrels In Q1

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Nigeria’s refineries processed 10 million barrels of crude oil in the first quarter of the year, higher than the eight million barrels, produced in the 2015 calendar. The production was successful as a result of interventions in the south-south oil producing region, through dialogue with militants, which reduced attacks on oil...

Osinbajo Seeks Partnership In Africa's Infrastructure Financing

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday solicited private and public sector partnership to boost infrastructure financing in Africa. He made the appeal while opening the African Infrastructure Summit, organised by the African Finance Corporation (AFC) in collaboration with the Federal Government in Abuja. At the event, tagged “Infrastructure Revolution” to mark...

House Of Reps Again Summons Adeosun

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The House of Representatives committee on procurement has again ordered the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun to appear before it unfailingly on May 23. Also summoned was the Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr Babatunde Fashola. This summon is coming after an earlier summon by the same committee which seemed to...

Adeleke’s Death: Coroner Summons Commissioner Of Police

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The Coroner overseeing the inquest into the death of the first executive governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has threatened to issue a bench warrant on the Commissioner of Police in the state and other police officers. The coroner, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, said he would issue the warrant if they...

Buratai Warns Soldiers To Avoid Politicians

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The Chief of Army Staff, LT Gen. Tukur Buratai has asked soldiers and officers who may be interested in joining politics, to apply for voluntary discharge and leave the Army. The warning, according to him, is coming against the backdrop of reports of officers and soldiers who are being approached by...

Labour Strike: Al-Makura Prohibits Activities of Academic Staff Union

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Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has ordered the prohibition of the activities of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools in the state. This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Service, Thomas Ari Ogiri. The statement said that the activities of ASUSS posed a serious threat to peace...

We’ve Served 25 Million Meals Under School Feeding Programme – FG

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The Federal Government says N41bn has so far been spent on its Social Investment Programmes, with 25 million meals served under the school feeding programme. The FG disclosed this in a statement issued by the spokesman to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Tuesday. The statement said a breakdown of...