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Angry LAUTECH Students Disrupt UTME, Shut Out Workers

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Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso have prevented candidates from taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in the university. The students also prevented both academic and non-academic staff of the university from entering the premises on Monday. The students said their action was in protest against the failure of...

Nasarawa Fertilizer Project Will Ensure Food Security – Al-Makura

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Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has assured residents of food security when the new fertiliser blending plants commence operation. He gave the assurance when he visited the moribund Nasarawa fertilizer blending plant which is to be upgraded soon as the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a...

Court Adjourns EFCC’s Case Against Patience Jonathan Till May 22

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A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has adjourned to May 22, a suit seeking the final forfeiture to the Federal Government, the sum of $5.8 million belonging to Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Jonathan. The trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, adjourned after arguments by counsel to Jonathan, Mr...

Death Rumour: Nothing Unpleasant Happened To Buhari, says Presidency

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Presidency has urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour making the rounds that something unpleasant has happened to President Muhammadu Buhari.    The Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a series of tweets, said the rumour “is plain lies spread by vested interests to create panic.”    One of...

Chibok Schoolgirls To Meet Parents This Week – FG

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The Federal Government has invited parents of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls, who were released penultimate weekend by Boko Haram, to Abuja where they will be re-united with their daughters. The Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Mr. Hosea Tsambido, said this in an interview on Sunday. Some Chibok representatives, who met with the...

National Assembly Slashes Information Ministry’s Budget By ₦120m

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The newly approved 2017 budget by the National Assembly indicates that the lawmakers slashed the travelling, refreshment and miscellaneous expenses appropriated for Ministry of Information and Culture to from N661 million to N541 million. The ministry had in the budget estimate proposed to spend N661,006,782 on travelling and transportation, refreshment and...

It Is Abominable To Wish President Buhari Dead – Alaafin Warns Nigerians

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The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has declared that it is totally wrong for anyone to wish President Muhammadu Buhari dead. He said it was abominable to wish anyone created by God dead. The Alaafin, who said he had been following the debate over the president’s health, noted that it was...

Ekiti Assembly Orders Probe of Fayemi

2 weeks ago /

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has ordered Governor Ayodele Fayose to set up a judicial or administrative panel to probe his predecessor, Dr Kayode Fayemi. The Assembly said the step became necessary after Fayemi, who is the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, refused to appear before it to answer questions about...

Police Confirm Release Of Nasarawa Lawmaker’s Sister, Mother

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The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the release of the mother and sister of a lawmaker, who were abducted by gunmen in Angwan Yara village of Akwanga Local Government Area. The mother and sister of Kassim Mohammed-Kassim, who represents Akwanga South in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, were abducted...

UNIBEN Students Protest Over Colleague’s Death

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Some students of the University of Benin in Benin city, the Edo State capital staged a protest on Thursday to call for the proper management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). The students said the call became necessary following the alleged poor services rendered to their colleague, Gerald Azubuike,...

Northern Elders Pledge Loyalty To Osinbajo As Acting President

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The Northern Elders’ Forum has pledged its loyalty and support to Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as well as the unity of the country. The Deputy Leader of the forum, Paul Unongo, made this known on Thursday after a meeting of the forum in Kano State. The leaders urged Professor Osinbajo...

Okowa Promises Prudent Management Of Public Funds

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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has appealed to communities engaged in dispute over land to seek peaceful resolution of conflict. Governor Okowa made the call at a town hall meeting where he also assured the people of prudent management of public funds by his administration. He said contracts for the execution of...

Finally, National Assembly Publishes Its Budget

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The Senate has published a budget of N125bn as the National Assembly’s projected spending for 2017. This is the first time in many years that the National Assembly will be releasing to the public details of its spending for a fiscal year. A breakdown of the budget indicates that N23,789,787,880 will go...

House of Reps Passes N7.44tn 2017 Budget

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After starting Thursday’s plenary on a rowdy note, the House of Representatives has passed the 2017 Budget. The House passed the budget after adopting the report of the Appropriation Committee. President Muhammadu Buhari had presented a budget of N7.298tn to the National Assembly in December 2016, but the Committee on Appropriation headed...

BREAKING: National Assembly Passes 2017 Budget

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Both chambers of the National Assembly have passed the 2017 Budget, five months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented it to them. The House of Representatives first passed the budget of N7.441tn on Thursday, followed by the Senate. President Buhari had presented a budget of N7.298tn to a joint sitting of the National Assembly on...

Plateau State Governor Signs 2017 Budget

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The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has signed the appropriation bill of one hundred and thirty-nine billion, four hundred and ninety-four million, three hundred and eight thousand, two hundred and fifty-six Naira (N139, 494,308,256:00) only as the 2017 Appropriation Law for Plateau State. This is made up of recurrent expenditure of...

We Must Defeat Drug Merchants, Says NDLEA Chairman

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The Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Colonel Muhammad Abdallah (Rtd),  says the agency cannot afford to remain static in its war against drug abuse, therefore its merchants require more strategies. “We cannot afford to remain static for the fact that the drug criminals are...

Adeleke’s Family Shuns Coroner Inquest

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The family of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke has shunned the Coroner inquest into his death, backing its resolve not to be involved in the process with action. Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, had on May 3 ordered the inquest amid controversy over the Senator’s sudden death. The Coroner’s inquest headed by...

Food Security: Nasarawa Govt. Subsidise Fertilizer For Farmers

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The Nasarawa State Government says it has concluded arrangements to purchase more than 240,000 bags of fertilizers to distribute to farmers at a subsidized rate. The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Jameel Zakari made the disclosure in an interview in Lafia. He said the government would ensure that genuine...

Alleged $15.5m Laundering: Trial Of Jonathan’s Former Aide Stalled

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The scheduled trial of Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former Senior Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and two others, over an alleged $15.5m laundering has suffered a setback. The trial, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, was stalled as a result of the absence of the lawyers to...


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