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Oyo Government Urges Traders, Artisans To Participate In Bio-Metrics Exercise

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The Oyo State Government has called on all artisans and tradesmen to participate in the ongoing bio-metrics data capturing and identification card project, saying that the exercise would open a new vista of opportunities. The government also said that the biometrics project will present a platform to showcase outstanding artisans and...

Cross River: Clan Heads Of Apiapum And Adun Call On The Youth To Lay Down Their Arms And Embrace Peace

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The incessant communal clashes between Ababene and Iyamitet communities in Obubra local government area may have come to an end with a peace pact signed by both warring villages. Several lives were lost recently over land ownership. Traditional rulers, youths and women from the affected villages who were in attendance all agreed...

Former Jigawa State Governor Granted Bail

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The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to the former governor of Jigawa state, Saminu Turaki to the tune of five hundred million naira with two sureties for two hundred and fifty million naira. The sureties should either be businessmen or a civil servant at the level of...

One Person Severely Injured In Benue Gas Explosion

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One person has been severely injured in a gas explosion while cooking at the hostel of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Makurdi. A witness said the victim, Stella Verkya, was cooking in the hostel after returning from a lecture when the explosion occurred. Narrating how the incident happened, one of the...

Budgetary Allocation Will Enable FG Fix Bad Roads – Senate

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The Senate has expressed optimism that the 2017 budgetary provisions for road infrastructure will to a large extent, address the poor condition of federal roads across the country. The Senate Committee on Works noted that the allocation would go a long way in reducing the suffering of Nigerians who crisscross the...

37 Killed In Kaduna As Herdsmen, Farmers Clash

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Tragedy struck again in Kaduna State on Tuesday as 37 people were reported killed in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The incident came barely three days after four herdsmen were said to have been killed by gunmen in the same place. The fresh round of violence is said to have...

FG Releases Details Of Second Tranche Of Paris Club Refund

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The Federal Government has released the details of the second round of Paris Club refunds to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Details of the refunds, which are contained in a statement by the Director of Information in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Salisu Dambatta, show that the...

Flood Prevention Is A Collective Responsibility, Says Al-Makura

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Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has said that flood prevention is not only the responsibility of the government but also of the people. To this end, the Governor cautioned residents of the state against indiscriminate disposal of refuse on water channels so as to prevent blockage. He gave the warning while inspecting...

Senate Probes Nigerian Content Development Fund

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The senate has begun a probe into the Nigerian content development fund. The probe is to determine the amount of money remitted so far into the account and how such monies have been disbursed in the last seven years Senate action through its joint committee on petroleum and gas resources followed a...

NDLEA Destroys 24 Tons Of Narcotics

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Over 24 tons of assorted narcotics have been destroyed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. The commander of the NDLEA in the federal capital territory Obijuru Chinyere said the huge quantity is the result of two years of concluded drug cases and forfeited drug seizure in the nation’s capital from...

Nigerian Union Of Pensioners Call For The Probe Of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha

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The Nigerian union of pensioners is calling for the probe of Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha for failing to meet the statutory financial obligations of pensioners in the state. The demand for Okorcha’s probe is coming just as the president, Nigerian labour congress, Ayuba Wabba, asked all workers and pensioners to...

Appeal Court Dismiss Appeal Filed By Governor Akeredolu

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The court of appeal in Abuja has dismissed the appeal filed by the governor of Ondo state,  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu challenging the order of a federal high court which empowered the first runner up in the last governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo state,  Olusegun Abraham to...

Malala Visits Chibok Girls, Urges Nigeria To Prioritize Education

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Malala Yousafzai has appealed to the Nigerian government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. Fielding questions from state house correspondents after a meeting with acting president Yemi Osinbajo on Monday at the Aso rock villa, Malala said education is the right of every child. She called for the...

Alliance For Credible Democracy Raise Dust Over The Fraud Of Recycling Constituency Projects

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The alliance for credible democracy has raised dust over what it   describes as the fraud of recycling uncompleted constituency projects being perpetrated across the seven hundred and seventy-four local government areas of the country. Acting general secretary of the body, Mma Odi told journalists that some members of the national assembly...

Senate Summons Nigerian Ports Authority, The Sovereign Fund Investment Authority To Appear Before It On Thursday

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No fewer than two hundred and eighty two vessels have left from various terminals of the Nigerian ports authority without due process and documentation. The chairman senate committee on customs, excise and tariff, Hope Uzodimma who made the allegation during a public hearing on smuggling says the country looses about seven...

Civil Rights Group Challenge Governor Wike To Publish Budgets Of The State For The Past Two Years

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A civil rights group, the integrity friends for truth and peace initiative has challenged rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, to publish budgets of the state for the past two years as well as evidence of competitive biddings and tenders on all projects and contracts executed so far under his administration...

House Of Reps Takes Concrete Steps To Strengthen Maritime Laws

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Stiffer penalties for those engaged in piracy and other forms of criminal activities on Nigerian waterways are coming soon The House of Representatives is already taking concrete steps to strengthen the nation’s maritime laws and its full enforcement. This indication emerged as the house joint committee on maritime safety and navy began...

V.C Accuses FG For Letting In Herdsmen

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Students of the university of Abuja will have to continue to share their walkways and relaxation spots on campus with herdsmen The vice-chancellor of the institution, professor Michael Adiku says the federal government has given approval for herdsmen to graze on the campus Professor Adiku told newsmen that the government’s decision has...

Jonathan Tasks PDP Leaders On Rebuilding Party

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Former Presiden, Goodluck Jonathan has urged the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to focus on rebuilding the party. The former President made the appeal on Monday during the party’s expanded caucus meeting at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja. He asked the leaders to put behind the division which the...

Interior Minister Charge Officers To Rededicate Themselves To Their Duties

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Nigeria’s interior minister, Abdulraham Danbazau, has again charged officers and men of all the paramilitary services under the ministry to rededicate themselves to their duties. The minister gave the challenge during the decoration of some newly promoted officers of the Nigeria immigration service, the Nigerian security and civil Defence corps as...