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Plateau Governor Relaxes Jos Curfew

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Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has approved the relaxation of dusk to dawn curfew imposed in the state following violent clashes. The governor relaxed the curfew from 6p.m. to 6a.m. to 10p.m. to 6.am. A statement on Sunday by Governor Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Nanle, said that...

Nigerian Lawyer Zanna Mustapha Wins UN’s Refugees Award

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Nigerian lawyer, Zannah Mustapha, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award. the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, the first Nigerian Laureate of the award, will be unveiled on Monday in Abuja. UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugees Council said on Monday that Mustapha was chosen as...

President Buhari Arrives New York

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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York to join other world leaders for the one week 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) high-level events starting on Tuesday. The President was accompanied by Govs. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, David Umahi of Ebonyi and Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo state. He...

Jonathan Asks Buhari To Summon Council Of State Over Rising South East Tensions

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Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, has called on president Muhammadu Buhari to summon a meeting of the national council of state over mounting south east tensions.  Jonathan, while condemning alleged killings of Biafra agitators by Nigerian soldiers, equally said “the desecration and destruction of religious places of worship or a police...

Osinbajo Says Nigeria's Unity Is Sacrosanct

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has again restated the commitment of the federal government to the unity and indivisibility of Nigerians. Speaking at a reception in honour of the new president of the Lutheran world federation, Archbishops Musa Filibus in Yola, the vice president urged Nigerians to love each other irrespective of...

Civil Society Group Urges Federal Government To Report IPOB To UN

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Nigeria’s attorney-general, Abubakar Malami, will need to take the necessary steps in line with the terrorism prevention act of 2013, as amended to nationalise and gazette the decision taken by the governors of the south-eastern states on the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB. This is the positions of the centre for...

Osun Gov. Harps On Importance Of Culture In National Development

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Osun state Governor Rauf Aregbesola says Nigerians must begin to understand the essence of culture in national development if the country truly intends to diversify the economy and move away from oil.  Aregbesola stated this at the national conference of the national institute for hospitality and tourism held in Osogbo,...

Delta Gov. Okowa Links Infrastructural Decay To Bad Governance

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Delta state governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has attributed corruption in all sectors, weak public institutions, loyalty to primordial interests and widespread poverty to cause of governance deficit. Governor Okowa made this point while delivering a lecture in Ibadan on "good governance for wealth creation and sustainable development: experience and good lessons"...

Anambra Reactions On IPOB As Terrorist Group

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A cross section of in Anambra state people have condemned the declaration by the defense headquarters, Abuja, which categorized the indigenous people, of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist group Some of the people who spoke to ait news described that decision as giving a dog a bad name just to hang...

Ekiti Judicial Commission Of Inquiry Tours 4 Project Sites, Express Dismay

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The judicial commission of inquiry set-up by the Ekiti state government to investigate finances of the state in the four-year administration of former Governor Kayode Fayemi has expressed displeasure over the condition of the numerous uncompleted projects initiated during the period. The four projects toured by members of the judicial commission...

FG Denies United Labour Congress, ULC

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The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige says the united labour congress, ULC is yet to be recognised as a federation of trade unions in Nigeria. The minister said at a briefing on Thursday, that the ultimatum by the group to shutdown the aviation, electricity and oil and gas sectors...

President Buhari Departs For U.N. General Assembly on Sunday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for New York, to join other world leaders at the 72nd session of the united nations general assembly (UNGA 72).  The high point of the president’s visit will be his participation in the general debate during which he will deliver the country’s national...

South East Governors Hold Emergency Meeting

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An emergency security meeting of governors of the south east states of Nigeria with other leaders from the region is holding at the Enugu state government house.  Four governors of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, and Enugu states as well as the president general of Ohaneze Ndigbo, deputy senate president and the GOC 82...

IGP Idris Confers With V.P. Osinbajo

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The inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, says in addition to the deployment of personnel, authorities of the force are taking steps to mobilize the political class in the south east to intervene and quell the current tension in the region.  Speaking on Thursday to state house correspondents after conferring with...

Electricity Workers Protest In Abuja

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The national union of electricity employers, NUEE, on Thursday crippled activities at the headquarters of the bureau of public enterprising, BPE, in a protest to demand for the payment of their severance benefits since 2013 Deputy president of NUEE, south, Christian Omoneh who led the protesters said over forty thousand members...

V.P. Osinbajo Says Diversification Of The Economy Is Yielding Results

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says government's focus on the diversification of the economy is gradually yielding results. Professor Osinbajo who said this after an inspection tour of locally manufactured products on display at the SME conference 2017 in Abuja on Thursday, noted that government will continue to make the business environment...

Chibok School Girls Go Back To School

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One hundred and six Chibok School Girls who were rescued from captivity and tortured by Boko Haram insurgents are set to return to school. The girls on Wednesday night successfully completed a rehabilitation programme. Federal ministry of women affairs and social development put together a fun-filled programme for the girls and to...

Refineries To Suspend Operations

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The group-managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Maikanti Baru says the nation's four refineries will soon suspend operations in order to carry out turn-around maintenance. Baru who said this on the sidelines of the first Nigerian international pipeline technology and security conference on Monday in Abuja added that...

NHRC On El-Zazaaky Protest

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Members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria popularly known as Shittes on Wednesday marched to the headquarters of the national human rights commission in Abuja to protest against the continuous detention of their leader, sheikh Ibrahim el-zazaaky.  The protesters, mostly women in their hundreds, were at the commission’s headquarters to submit...

Buhari Orders Inquiry Into Revenue Remittances By NIMASA, JAMB

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered investigations into alleged shortfall in revenue remittances by the Nigerian maritime administration and safety agency NIMASA and the joint admissions and matriculation board, jamb. Minister of finance Kemi Adeosun who disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the federal executive council meeting held at the presidential...