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CBN Reports Increase In Nigeria’s Foreign Reserves

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday pegged the nation’s foreign exchange reserves at 34.49 billion dollars (N5.74 trillion) as at Jan. 5. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CBN posted the foreign exchange reserves data on its website. According to the bank, the figure represents an increase...

FG Asks Owners Of Structures On NNPC’s Right-of-Way To Vacate

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The Federal Government has warned those who encroached on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's (NNPC) right-of-way to vacate such locations. The Public Affairs Manager of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Mr Nasir Imodagbe, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Imodagbe said government was...

Buhari Promises To Grow Non-oil Sector Of Economy

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Wednesday promised to use the non-oil sector to boost Nigeria’s economy, if elected. Buhari made the promise at the party's Presidential Campaign rally in Calabar, capital of Cross River state. "Our main objective is to make sure that agriculture...

PVC: IPAC, INEC To Sensitise Electorate Nationwide

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The Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) said it would embark on a nationwide road-show to urge registered voters to collect their Permanent Voter’s Card before the general elections in February. This is contained in a statement received the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and signed by Chief Godson Okoye, National...

 

INEC Solicits Cooperation Of Security Personnel On Electoral Litigation

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday called on security agencies to cooperate with it for successful prosecution of election-related offences. The Director-General of the Electoral Institute (TEI), Prof. Abubakar Momoh, made the call at a three-day training workshop for security personnel ahead of the 2015 general elections. He said the...

 

Niger, Chad Still Part Of Multinational Force, Says CDS

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The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall, Alex Badeh, says Niger and Chad republics are still part of the multinational force fighting insurgency in the North East. Badeh said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday. He spoke after a meeting of service chiefs, governors and...

President Jonathan Tells Northern Elders, I Do Not Hate The North

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday in Abuja dismissed insinuations that he hated the northern part of the country. He made this know when he received a delegation of the Northern Elders Council (NEC) at the Presidential lodge, as he wondered what informed such suggestion. He also flayed the attitude of some people, who...

Rev. Mbaka: My Life Is In Danger

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Just few days ago, renowned Enugu-based Catholic priest, Rev. Ejike Mbaka lambasted and warned president Goodluck Jonathan to forget about his  2015 election bid and allow Buhari be the next president. The Enugu Catholic priest and founder of the Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mba­ka, yesterday raised the alarm that he has been...

Police Warn Private Security Outfits Over Similarities In Uniforms

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The Police High Command today has warned private security outfits and youth vanguards to desist from using uniform or its accessories similar to the one being used by its personnel. A statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the warning became imperative at “this crucial period of electioneering...

Lagos Assembly Approves N489.69 Billion Budget For 2015

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The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a budget of N489.69 billion for the State Government for 2015. The House began the deliberation on the appropriation bill on Nov. 24, 2014 after the presentation of the budget proposal by Gov. Babatunde Fashola at the plenary. The budget is...

Ebonyi Assembly Dissolves 13 LGA Caretaker Committee Chairmen, Others

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Barely a month and some weeks to the general election, Ebonyi state House of Assembly Tuesday dissolved the newly appointed 13 local government Caretaker Committee Chairmen and the 28 Development Centre Coordinators appointed by Governor Martin Elechi. The House of Assembly also during its plenary attended by 18 out of the...

Court Dissolves 18-Year-Old Marriage In Lagos

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A customary court in Lagos has absolved the 18-year marriage of a Mr Olukayode Atolagbe and a Mrs Bisi Atolagbe over the wife’s frequent partying. The court’s president, Mr R.I. Adeyeri, ruled the marriage void after both parties were unable to reconcile. "Both parties are no longer husband and wife, they are free to go their separate...

Gov. Orji Presents N102.4 Billion Budget To State Assembly

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Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has presented a budget of N102.4 billion to the state House of Assembly for the 2015 fiscal year. The budget tagged "Valedictory Budget" is 12 percent less than the 2014 N115.3 billion budget. Delivering the budget on the floor of the House, Governor Orji disclosed...

NERC: Residential Tariff Increase To Start In June

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The Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi, has said that the commission has not increased energy tariff for residential buildings, but has extended it to June 2015, while charges for other classes of consumers took effect from January 1, 2015. Amadi made the explanation in Abuja on Tuesday...

FG Not Withholding Payment For Judiciary Workers - AGF

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The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Jonah Otunla, on Tuesday said that the Federal Government had not withheld any fund meant for the judiciary workers, adding that it had always ensured compliance. Otunla, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja in which he reacted to an allegation...

Lagos Cautions State Police Chief, Insists On Removing Campaign Posters

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The Lagos State Government has started removing posters pasted in unauthorised public places across the state. It therefore warned the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kayode Aderanti, against alleged plans to arrest its officials, while discharging this duty. The Lagos state government yesterday, reacted to the State Commissioner of Police, Kayode...

Shell To Pay $83 million To Settle Niger Delta Oil Spill

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Royal Dutch Shell will pay out 55 million pounds ($83.4 million) in compensation for two oil spills in Nigeria in 2008 after agreeing a settlement with the affected community. The largest ever out-of-court settlement relating to oil spills in Nigeria is a step forward for the oil-rich Niger Delta region that...

INEC says They Won’t Postpone 2015 Polls

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In what looks to be a response to founder of Later Rain Assembly Pastor Tunde Bakare last week’s Sunday call, that the 2015 general elections be put on hold for six months due to current security situation in the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Tuesday, said it would not postpone the...

President Jonathan's Remarks At The Inauguration Of PDP Presidential Campaign Organization

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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR AT THE INAUGURATION OF PDP PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ORGANIZATION, TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015. PROTOCOLS 1.                   Let me start by thanking all the members of our great party once again for the very inspiring confidence they have placed in me by speaking with one voice, at all...

Yuletide: FRSC Jails 5, Arraigns 2,000 Traffic Offenders, Says Corps Marshal

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Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said on Tuesday that the commission's mobile court had jailed five motorists for violating traffic rules during the Christmas celebration.  Oyeyemi made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday during an interview in Onitsha, Anambra. He...