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Kwara Local Government Election Holds

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Local government election held across the sixteen local government areas and one hundred and ninety three wards in kwara state on Saturday Monitoring some wards in Ilorin east and Ilorin south, the electorate complained of insufficient ballot papers as one hundred are brought to the wards instead of five hundred, and...

Gombe Security Agencies Assure Residents Of Safety

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Gombe state security agencies have reassured residents that they would continue to collaborate to make the state safe. This reassurance is coming as the army and police conduct drills on the streets of the metropolis. Drills with the Nigerian Police and the army, a show of confidence and partnership between the two...

Dickson Pleads With FG To Complete East-West Road

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The Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson wants the House of Representatives committee on the Niger Delta to prevail on the federal government to expedite action on the completion of the Bayelsa section of the east-west road. Governor Dickson made the call when the House of Representatives committee on Niger Delta visited...

FG Probes Death Of 26 Nigerian Girls In Mediterranean

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The Federal Government has set up a cabinet committee to examine the circumstances of the death of 26 teenage Nigerian migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November. A statement by presidential Spokesman Garba Shehu debunked allegations that the government had not reacted to the death of the girls...

Fayose Suspends Education Commissioner And Permanent Secretary

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Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose has suspended the state commissioner for Education Jide Egunjobi and permanent secretary Adekunbi Obaise for alleged negligence of duty. The two government officials were suspended for three months by the governor having left their duty posts without officially informing the governor. Governor Ayodele Fayose who confirmed the...

Pensioners Wives Protest, Demand Action

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Wives of pensioners from the federal civil service are protesting the non- payment of arrears of pensions and gratuities to their husbands. The protesters who gathered at the unity fountain in Abuja, carrying different placards with inscriptions called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and probe the nation’s pension management board,...

Labour Bemoans Nigeria’s Poor Industrialization

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As indicators are beginning to show that Nigeria’s industrialization drive is returning to the colonial era, the vice president of the industrial global union, Issa Aremu has asked labour to hold the Buhari administration accountable for the worsening economy.   Aremu who was joined by the United Nations industrial organization’s representative to ECOWAS,...

What could be the reasons hampering the immediate implementation of Nigeria’s digital switchover plan? A coalition of civil society groups met in Abuja on Friday to seek explanations over the continued shifting of the goal post on the take-off date by

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The House of Representatives adhoc-committee on CBN intervention fund has given the assets management corporation of Nigeria boss up to next Tuesday to appear before it over an alleged diversion of two trillion naira intervention fund. Members of the committee gave the charge when officials of AMCON appeared before it during an investigative...

Coalition Of CSOs Decrey Delay In Digital Switchover

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What could be the reasons hampering the immediate implementation of Nigeria’s digital switchover plan?  A coalition of civil society groups met in Abuja on Friday to seek explanations over the continued shifting of the goal post on the take-off date by the Nigerian government. The coalition therefore wants the minister of information, culture...

FCT Minister Moves To Avert Strike

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Minister of the federal capital territory, Muhammad Bello has promised to resolve all issues contained in the strike notice issued by workers of the FCT administration and the federal capital development authority (FCDA) Bello who made the commitment while briefing newsmen commended the leadership of the labour union that has continued...

Mixed Reactions Greet Buhari’s Promise On Chibok Girls

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Mixed reactions have continued to trail the recent promise by President Muhammadu Buhari on his efforts at rescuing the remaining one hundred and thirteen Chibok school girls who have been in captivity for one thousand three hundred and fifteen days. A cross section of Nigerians who spoke on the matter expressed...

Google Honours Chinua Achebe

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Google has honoured Nigeria literary icon, Chinua Achebe for his 87th post humous birthday. Achebe had been honoured to underscore his status as a figure of 20th century literature. According to Google, one man took it upon himself to tell the world the story of Nigeria through the eyes of its own people. Chinua...

Dokpes’s Trial Adjourned Until January 19, 2018

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A prosecution witness in the trial of the founder of Daar communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, over the n2.1 billion allegedly collected from the office of the former national security adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki has told the court that the  sum of two hundred and thirty million naira was paid into the account...

Only Nigerian Solution Can Fix Nigeria-Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is doing its best to respond to the challenges posed by new global developments in the area of trade, technology, climate change and population demographics. Speaking on Friday at the presidential villa when he received course 39 participants of the national institute of policy and strategic studies,...

Abati Says Privacy Right Is A Human Right

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Former Presidential Spokesman Rueben Abati says Nigerians have the right to know everything and anything about public officials in any government and any attempt to restrict information is an aberration with negative  tendencies. Abati  who was speaking at the opening session of  the Nigeria satire festival , the first of its kind in the country...

ECOWAS To Sustain Fight Against Money Laundering

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The fight against money laundering and terrorism financing in the West African sub-region's is to be sustained This was concluded at the on-going 28th plenary of the inter-governmental action group against money laundering in West Africa held in Abuja. Participants were drawn from all ECOWAS member states to tackle issues bothering on terrorism and...

FCTA Seals Patience Jonathan’s Multi-Billion Property In Abuja

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Authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration have sealed up a multi-billion naira property belonging to former first lady Patience Jonathan. The property located in mabushi district of Abuja was allegedly broken into by the joint task force from the FCT department of development control and the occupants rough handled before...

Senate To Begin Consideration Of 2018 Budget Next Wednesday

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This Nigerian Senate will begin consideration on the 8.6 trillion naira 2018 budget next Wednesday. Senate President Bukola Saraki made this known during Thursday’s plenary session The lawmakers have insisted the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to the national assembly to make the budget available by January is unrealistic, as they need...

House Seeks Completion Of Second Niger Bridge

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The contracts for construction of the second Niger Bridge and reconstruction features in the nation’s annual budget without any sign of completion or the amount needed to do so. This uncertainty has prompted the House of Representatives to investigate the nature of the contracts and the concession arrangements. The completion of the...

Concerns Over Security Of Schools And Students

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The security and well being of Nigerian school children took centre stage in Abuja at an advocacy workshop organised by the National Orientation Agency. Speakers at the forum say the security of school children which goes beyond protecting them from kidnappers and other criminals is the responsibility of all Nigerians. The rising...