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Nigeria Is Coming Out Of Recession – Finance Minister

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The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has said that Nigeria is gradually coming out of its worst recession in years. She made this known at a town hall meeting held in Abuja. Adeosun also noted that the Federal Government is working to block wastages, increase GDP and embark on single window project...

NSCDC Command Indicts Rogue Officials, Sends Report To Abuja

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The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps says 12 suspended officials, who allegedly robbed and tortured two tanker drivers and a manager, have a case to answer. The command said the report of a committee set up to investigate the operatives had been sent to the...

VIO Ban Is Permanent, says Ambode

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Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has announced a permanent ban on vehicles inspection officers (VIO) who were earlier asked to go on one-month training.   He also told officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to stay off the streets in his state.   Ambode said this while commissioning pedestrian bridges, laybys...

Why Nigeria-Produced Rice Is More Expensive Than Imported Ones – Agric Minister

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The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday gave reasons why imported rice is still cheaper than locally produced rice, despite government efforts. Mr. Ogbeh, while responding to questions at a Town Hall meeting in Abuja, said one of the major reasons was that most of the imported rice was subsided...

NDDC Signs MoU To Develop Niger Delta

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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has signed separate Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with two key Development Partners to drive sustainable development in the Niger Delta region. The two MOUs were signed on Monday at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt between the Commission and Market Development Project in Niger Delta...

SERAP Urges Osinbajo To Reject Proposed Wasteful Spending By NASS

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo requesting him to use his good offices and leadership position “to put pressure on the leadership of the National Assembly to cut the proposed wasteful and unnecessary spending on the number...

Dasuki’s Trial Stalled Over Absence In Court

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The trial of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), for the alleged criminal diversion of funds meant for the procurement of arms, has been stalled. The trial was stalled following the failure of the Department of State Services to produce him in court. As a result, the case has been adjourned till...

Corruption: There Is Need To Prioritise Deterrence Rather Than Punishment - Saraki

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‎The  President of the Nigerian Senate,  Bukola Saraki, has advocated the need to prioritise deterrence rather than punishment in order to permanently win the ongoing war against corruption. Saraki gave the charge in his speech at a book launch titled "Antidotes For Corruption - The Nigerian Story", in Abuja. He said...

FG: Nigerian Ambassador-Designates To Resume Soon

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that most Nigerian ambassador-designates would be posted to the country’s various missions abroad by July. Amb. Sola Enikanolaiye, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in New York that the ministry had started receiving “agreemo”. ‘Agreemo’ is a memorandum from...

Nigerian Government Won’t Interfere In Malabu OPL 245 Corruption Probe – Kachikwu

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The Nigerian government has said that it will not interfere in the on-going court actions in respect of the Malabu Oil Prospecting Lease, OPL 245 scandal. The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, made this known in a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Civil Society Network Against Corruption,...

Osinbajo Reviewing 2017 Budget‎ – Presidency

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The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is currently reviewing the 2017 Budget. This was confirmed by his Senior special assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, via his Twitter account on Monday. Akande also revealed that Osinbajo presided over a meeting with the economic management team, with the aim of reviewing the...

Cross River To Eradicate Neglected Tropical Diseases By 2020

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The Cross River State Government says it is making efforts to completely eradicate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the state by the year 2020. To this end, the Governor Ben Ayade-led administration has concluded a mass administration of medicines to treat and Prevent Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil Transmitted Helminthic and Schistosomiasis...

Adeleke’s Death: Witnesses Give Contradictory Testimonies

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The Coroner inquest into the death of the first executive governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, admitted evidence on Monday at its second sitting at the Osun State High Court. The State Deputy Governor, Titi Tomori-Laoye; the Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo; and the Chief Medical Director...

Brigadier General Ifiok Obot Takes Over 26 Task Force Brigade

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The new Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Ifiok Obot has formally taken over command of 26 Task Force Brigade in Gwoza, Borno State. Brigadier General Obot took over from his predecessor Brigadier General, Adeyinka Laguda, who is on posting to the Army Headquarters, Garrison, Abuja as Chief of Staff. The new Brigade Commander...

Azman Air Goes International

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Azman Air Services has commenced its first international operations, taking off from the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano to Jedda, in Saudi Arabia. Supervising the boarding exercise at the international terminal, the President of the airline, Mr Abdulmunaf Sarina, said two more aircraft will soon arrive Kano to begin flights to...

Bribery Allegations: EFCC Seeks Transfer Of Case Against INEC Official

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A Federal High Court in Lagos will on May 24, decide whether or not to hands off the case of one Christian Nwosu, an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), accused of receiving the sum of 30 million Naira from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani...

Alleged N4.9bn Diversion: EFCC Arraigns Fani-Kayode, Usman

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arraigned former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and former Finance Minister, Nenadi Usman, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The two former ministers were arraigned before Justice Rilwan Aikawa alongside one Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd, on 17 counts...

Reps Summon Finance Minister Over Alleged Procurement Act Breach

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The House of Representatives Committee On Public Procurement has ordered the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, to appear before it on Tuesday, May 16, over allegations of abuse and breach of the Procurement Act, 2007. The summon followed a resolution taken at the commencement of an investigative hearing into allegations of...

Niger Delta Needs Peace To Develop – Ndoma-Egba

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The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said peace is critical to the development of the Niger Delta. Senator Ndoma-Egba said this when members of the Nigerian Bar Association’s Niger Delta Task Force paid him a courtesy visit at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt. “The challenge...

Bribery Allegation: Case Against 23 INEC Officials Transferred To Port Harcourt

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has transferred the case filed by the Nigerian Police Force against 23 officials of the Independent Electoral Commission to the Port Harcourt division of the court. The INEC officials are being tried by the police for allegedly taking bribes during the national and state...