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FG Inaugurates Two Committees On Workplace Safety

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The Nigerian Government has inaugurated two committees to develop policies towards improving workplace safety and health of public servants. The Committees were inaugurated in Abuja by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita. The joint committee for the development of a framework for the implementation of occupational safety...

Nigeria Rejects World Bank Report

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Nigeria is contesting its rating on the enabling the business of agriculture report of the world bank which shows that the country is not doing very well on most of the indices. At the presentation of the new report that assessed the performance of 62 countries, Nigeria was applauded for agriculture...

Clergyman Advocates Tougher Sanctions For Electoral Offenders

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A renowned Catholic Priest,  Reverend Father George Ehusani wants the Nigerian Government to impose tougher sanctions on electoral offenders, treasury looters to sanitize the nation’s democratic process. Father Ehusani was speaking in Abuja during the unveiling of 2018 Lenten guide tagged 'Nigeria and the Quest for National Unity’ written by the Catholic...

Not Too Young To Run Movt. Seeks Speedy Presidential Assent To Bill

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to give speedy accent to the “Not Too Young To Run Bill” recently passed by the National Assembly and 24 state houses of assembly. This demand was made by the Not Too Young To Run Movement at a news briefing in Abuja on Friday. The lawmaker...

Buhari Meets 13 APC Governors In Daura

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, met with 13 governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Daura, his country home, Katsina State, North West Nigeria. The President and the governors were earlier scheduled to meet at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, but the meeting was rescheduled for Daura due to Buhari’s...

NDLEA Intercepts Illicit Drugs Concealed In Indomie Noodle Cartons In AdamawaB

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Security operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted 183 cartons of Indomie Noodles that were used in concealing illicit drugs by barons. Addressing journalists in Yola on Friday, the NDLEA Commander, Yakubu Kibo, said it’s a new method deployed by criminals in the guise of doing genuine...

Ayade Shelter For Bakassi Returnees Near Completion

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Respite will soon come for the displaced people of Bakassi as the first phase of social housing units being built by the Cross River State Government for them at Ifiang Ayong, is near completion. The State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, while marking his birthday with the displaced people of Bakassi last...

Libya Returnee Dies Two Days After Arriving Nigeria

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced the death of one of the Libyan returnees.The deceased, Towabola Adebayo, an indigene of Ogun State was among the 5th batch of returnees that arrived Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday, February 13.Adebayo, according to her death certificate signed by the Casualty...

Court Absolves Suspended UNIOSUN Officials Of Misdeed

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The National Industrial Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state has vindicated the duo of the former Registrar of Osun State University, Dr Julius Faniran, and the university’s former bursar, Dr Fatai Lasisi who were accused of financial misappropriation.The presiding judge, Justice Faustina Iyabode Kola-Olalere described all allegations levelled against them...

Reps To Probe NEMA Over Alleged Mismanagement Of N17bn

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The House of Representatives on Thursday ordered its committee on emergency and disaster preparedness to probe the financial operations of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).This is following an allegation that the agency has been unable to account for the sum of N17 billion which it has received so far.The resolution...

Buhari In Katsina For Private Visit

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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Katsina State for a four-day private visit. President Buhari was received on arrival by Governor Aminu Masari,  Katsina State House of Assembly Speaker, Yahaya Kusada, Secretary to the State Government , Mustapha Inuwa and other top religious, business and community leaders. The President then left Katsina by...

Oil And Gas Experts Want More Transparency In The Sector

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The Nigerian Government has been urged to improve transparency in the oil and gas sector in the management of resources. The call was made at the launch of the 2017 Benchmarking Exercise Report and Policy dialogue targeted at improving governance in the oil and gas sector. The Nigeria Natural Resources Benchmarking Exercise...

House Representatives To Probe Collapse Of Automobile Industry

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Nigeria’s House of Representatives is to investigate the causes of the collapse of the auto-mobile industry in Nigeria. The lawmakers want the executive to develop a policy and provide timelines to restrict government agencies from buying cars manufactured or assembled outside the country. Not so long ago, automobile manufacturing companies like Peugeot,...

NASS Asks Transport Ministry For Details Of N10 Billion Budget For Mass Transit

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The National Assembly Joint Committee on Land and Transport has asked the Ministry of Transport for details of the 10 billion Naira budgeted for the purchase of solar-powered mass transit vehicles meant for upgrade of public transportation across the country. Chairman of the Joint Committee, Gbenga Ashafa, queried Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, during...

Osinbajo Challenges African Leaders On Nation Building

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Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says Africans expect their leaders to deliver on promises made, especially on peace, stability and unity of nations. Professor Osinbajo said this at the inaugural lecture of the Kukah Centre in Abuja on Thursday. He challenged African leaders to take deliberate action towards nation building. Ghanaian President, Nana...

FG Moves To Resolve Fuel Scarcity

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The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, says the government is working round the clock to ensure the persistent fuel queues disappear from the filling stations across the country.  The Minister said the issue is logistic and the government is working to resolve it. Kachikwu spoke on the Nigerian Investment Promotion...

Senate Advocates Prison Reforms

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Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, says the country’s prison system is long overdue for reform. Saraki expressed the view during prison related bills in Abuja on Tuesday. He said it was unfortunate that the prison meant to rehabilitate inmates has become a breeding ground for hardened criminals. With over 70,000 inmates in prisons across...

Buhari Commissions First Locally Produced Unarmed Aerial Vehicle

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned Nigeria’s first locally produced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, UAV, which was designed by Nigerian Air Force engineers. Speaking at the ceremony in Kaduna on Thursday, President Buhari said he was impressed with the efforts of the Air Force engineers who worked on the UAV, adding that it...

Defence Headquarters Solicits Media Support For National Security

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The Nigerian military says the country’s emerging security challenges cannot be tackled by the military alone, but with the support of other sections of the society like the media. The Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, said this when he visited the management of DAAR Communications Plc to seek...

N3 Million Cash Reward For Information On Fugitive Boko Haram Terrorists Leader, Abubakar Shekau

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The Nigerian Army has promised a 3 million Naira cash reward for any credible information that can lead to the arrest of Abubakar Shekau, the fugitive factional Boko Haram terrorists’ group leader. Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a press statement that anybody with such credible information can either...