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Buhari Orders Re-issuance Of Villa Press Pass To Deutsche Welle Correspondent

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the re-issuance of Presidential Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent, Mallam Ubale Musa, who was expelled from villa by the previous administration. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this while presenting the re-issued villa press pass...

 

FG Appoints Ladan To Oversee DPR

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The Federal Government has appointed Mr Mordecai Danteni Ladan, to oversee the activities of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), a statement posted on the website of the DPR on Monday stated. According to the statement, Ladan is to take over from the former DPR Director, Mr George Osahon, whose tenure...

Nigerians Demand Sanctions Against Lawmakers

3 years ago /

Nigerians are calling for sanctions against lawmakers who engage in a brawl over selection of leaders in the House of Representatives. Those who spoke to AIT’s Ogie Ihimekpen said the action of such legislators ridiculed the country before the international community. They want the lawmakers to be prosecuted by a competent court...

Presidency Replies PDP, Says It's Cleaning The Mess Of Jonathan's Administration

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The Presidency has described as amusing to read what the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, considered a 30-day appraisal of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity...

DPR Shuts 2 Petrol Stations In Ilorin

3 years ago /

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has shut two petrol stations in Ilorin for alleged under-dispensing of the product to motorists. The DPR Operation Controller in the state, Mr Amos Jokodola, through the acting Deputy Manager, Retails Outlets, Mr Ishola Joshua, announced the closure on Sunday during inspection of filling stations...

Jega, Six National Commissioners To Leave June 30

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has confirmed that its Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega will leave office on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. In a release, the Commission says six National Commissioners will also bow out on the same day with the outgoing chairman. Those affected are Colonel M.K. Hammanga, Dr. Ishmael Jikiri...

Days Of Impunity, Fiscal Recklessness Are Over – President Buhari

3 years ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured State Governors that the days of impunity, lack of accountability and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are  over in Nigeria. While speaking at a meeting with State Governors in the Presidential Villa, Abuja lately, he vowed that funds stolen  by government officials who...

 

Court Sacks House Of Reps Member

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the removal of a member of the House of Representatives, Idu Godwin representing Onitsha North/South Federal constituency from the house and directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to withdraw the certificate of return issued to him and issue a fresh certificate...

Kashamu Extradition Suit: Federal High Court Fixes July 1 For Hearing

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has slated July 1, to rule on application, seeking a warrant of arrest against Buruji Kashamu, Senator representing Ogun-East senatorial district. Justice Gabriel Kolawole in a short ruling said he will also decide on whether there are enough reasons for the commencement of extradition proceedings...

Buhari Appoints Alhaji Ahmed Idris As Accountant General Of The Federation

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Idris as the new Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), a statement said. The statement issued and signed by Mr Haruna Imrana, the Director Communications, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) on behalf of the...

CBN Denies Rice, Cement Importers Access To Forex

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says importers of rice, cement and other products will no longer access Foreign Exchange from CBN, banks and bureau de change for such importation. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, who made the disclosure to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, said the measure would prevent...

President Buhari To Meet With Obama At The White House July 20

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Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari would be guest to President of the United States of America, Barack Obama on July 20. This was made known Thursday in a press statement released by the Office of the Press Secretary of The White House, Washington, D.C. "On Monday, July 20, President Obama will host Nigerian President...

Imo Assembly Bans Sale Of Locally Brewed Gin

3 years ago /

The Imo State House of Assembly has adopted two motions urging ministries, departments and agencies to improve the sanitation of the state and banning the sale of locally brewed gin. Presenting the motion on sanitation on Wednesday, Mr Chukwuemeka Lloyd (APC, Owerri-North) stressed the need for the offices charged with environmental...

 

Enugu Govt Seeks FG Intervention In Disputed Border With Ebonyi

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The Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, has called on the National Boundary Commission to intervene in a boundary dispute between the state and Ebonyi. The deputy governor made the call in Enugu on Wednesday when she received her counterpart from Ebonyi, Dr Kelechi Igwe. She said the two neighbouring...

 

Gunmen Kill 2 Police Men, Abduct 2 Lebanese In Bayelsa

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Gunmen on Wednesday killed two policemen and abducted two Lebanese in Onuegbum, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa. The slain policemen were attached to Pache Construction Company, employers of the abducted Lebanese. The gunmen, numbering about eight, according to witnesses, arrived in the community at about 12.20p.m. in two speed boats through...

 

Pension Administrator Assures Retirees Of Effective Management Of Fund

3 years ago /

Mr Wale Kolawole, the Managing Director of NLPC Pension Fund Administrators Ltd., on Wednesday assured retirees saving under its scheme of effective management of their pensions. Kolawole gave the assurance at a forum organised by the fund administrator for its retirees in Lagos on Wednesday. He said that the company would continue...

Presidency Dispels Rumours To Expel DSS Personnel From Villa - Adesina

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The Presidency on Wednesday denied rumours that personnel of the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) have been expelled from the Presidential Villa. A release issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, said the rumours were unfounded. "President Muhammadu Buhari has given no such...

Enang Advises 8th Senate To Resist Political Interference

3 years ago /

Former chairman, senate committee on rules and business Ita Enang has advised the 8th Senate to resist political interest as they face their new legislative agenda. Enang said the undue influence of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its legislators in the past created instability in its leadership and caused...

House To Cut Down Cost Of Governance

3 years ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives says its legislative agenda is to cut down the cost of governance to free necessary funds for capital projects in the country. On resumption of plenary on Tuesday, Speaker Yakubu Dogara said this will be done through the monitoring of (MDAs) and the implementation of their budgets...

International Community Will Help Nigeria Recover Stolen Funds, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja that his administration has received firm assurances of cooperation from the U.S. and other countries on the recovery and repatriation of funds stolen from Nigeria. A press release from the presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, said Buhari gave the indication at an audience with...