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NNPC Mega Station Sealed In Calabar

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega station in Calabar has been sealed by the federal ministry of industry ,trade and investment  for selling adjusted litres of fuel below the regulated measurement to members of the public. Head of weights and measures in the ministry, Ibrahim Isa who carried out an...

Chief Judge Of Abuja High Court Canvasses Legal Support For Albinos

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The chief judge of the FCT high court, justice Ishaq Bello has called for support from lawyers and judges in enforcing the rights of those living with albinism. Ishaq made the call at the official launch of the albino foundation rights project. Speaking at the occasion, Canadian high commissioner to Nigeria Christopher...

Lawmaker Says Calls For Restructuring Are Belated

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A member of the Niger state House Of Assembly Binta Mamman says the current calls for restructuring and resource control in Nigeria are belated. Speaking exclusively to AIT, the lawmaker said Nigeria’s greatest problem is good governance. She said if any group should complain of marginalization, it should be the women who...

Ex Service Men Protest Deductions From Pension

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Retired military personnel from different parts of the country, under the auspices of coalition of concerned veterans staged a protest in Abuja on Wednesday against the deductions from their pension. The pensioners who marched to the headquarters of the federal ministry of finance accused the government of neglecting men who...

Association Of Senior Civil Servants Calls Off Planned Warning Strike

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The association of senior civil servants of Nigeria has put on hold its 7-day notice of strike, after a meeting with the federal government late on Tuesday at which it was agreed that the workers will start receiving alerts of their entitlements  In a communiqué by the president of the association of...

Vice President Osinbajo Holds Town Hall Meeting In Ondo State

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Constant dialogue between the people and government is required for lasting progress, peace and development to be achieved in the Niger delta region. Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who stated this at a town hall meeting with people of oil producing communities of Ondo state in Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje...

INEC To Release Revised Timetable For Dino Melaye’s Recall Process

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it will on Monday september 18, release a revised timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, senator Dino Melaye.  In a statement by the national commissioner, information and voter education, Mallam Mohammed Haruna, the commission...

IGP Idris Assures Of Security For Anambra Election

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Nigeria’s inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, says the police in Anambra have been provided with all the necessary manpower and logistics to secure the electorates, electoral officials, elections monitoring and observers ahead of the governorship election in the state. Idris said during a situation room dialogue that additional policemen have also...

Forum Support Automy For Local Government

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State governments and their houses of assembly will need to support the granting of full autonomy to local government councils to ensure even development at the grassroots. This was the consensus among participants of a forum in Abuja on ways to ensure sustainable development at the grassroots level.  The forum also wants...

UN Assures Of Lake Basin Assistance

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The United Nations says it remains committed to fulfilling its part of the seven hundred million dollars pledge for the lake chad basin. U.N. under secretary mark Loko who said this when he visited Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama on Monday in Abuja, added that the effort is part...

Army Invades Abia NUJ Secretariat

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Over twenty soldiers invaded the Abia state secretariat of on Tuesday union of journalists, NUJ, in Umuahia, the state capital.  The heavily armed soldiers who were on a    routine patrol in Umuahia destroyed  ‎phones and Ipads belonging to journalists claiming that the objects were used to record them. Reacting to the incident,...

Government Partners CSOs On Transparency Laws

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Government and members of the civil society groups have come together to review the existing laws on transparency and accountability issues and make recommendations for the national assembly. The executive director of the civil society legislative advocacy centre otiveigbuzor says the commitment entails a comprehensive review of all the laws relevant...

Abia Government Imposes Curfew On Aba

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Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has declared a three-day curfew in aba following the recent confrontation between the Nigerian army and members of the indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB) on Sunday Governor Ikpeazu, noted that Abia state is a component of the federal republic of Nigeria and subscribes to the supremacy...

Niger Delta Summit V.P. Osibanjo Stresses Harmonization Of Ideas And Visions

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Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says there is the need for key players in the development of the Niger Delta to harmonise ideas and visions that will ensure the people benefit from the wealth of the region. Professor Osinbajo reiterated the resolve of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to paying...

President Buhari Receives Ghana President

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Akufo-Ado at the presidential villa in Abuja Speaking to state house correspondents after the closed-door meeting, President Nanaakufo-Addo said he was in Abuja to confer with Buhari on a wide range of national and sub-regional issues The Ghanaian leader is visiting...

Academics Weigh In On Restructuring Debate

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Members of the academia are now weighing in on the ongoing national debate for restructuring of the country. The vice-chancellor of the Rivers State University of science and technology, port Harcourt, professor Blessing Didia says Nigeria may not need to return to the regionalism of the first republic but discussing the...

FG To Concession Airports

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will soon concession three airports in the country.  Professor Osinbajo who said this at the presidential quarterly business forum in Abuja on Monday, noted that the airports are the Nnamdi Azikike international airport Abuja, Murtala Mohammed international airport Lagos and the Kaduna airport.  The...

Senator Dino Melaye Loses Bid To Stop Recall

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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west senatorial district, and cleared the way for his recall process to resume. The court in its judgement held that the petitioners who are constituents from Kogi west and INEC are not under...

Fayose Condemns Alleged Attack On Nnamdi Kanu’s Residence

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Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has condemned the alleged military attack on the residence of the leader of indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, saying dialogue remains the only solution to attaining peace. The governor while speaking to newsmen at the government house  in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on...

President Buhari Hosts Traditional Rulers, Harps On Peace

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President Muhammadu Buhari wants traditional rulers in the country to continue to remind their subjects of the need to live in peace and unity.  The president said this on Monday when he hosted members of the national traditional rulers council of Nigeria at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.  The president who...