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Fashola Inaugurates Rural Electrification Project In Zamfara

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has inaugurated a rural electrification and semi-urban water project in Bakura, Talata-Mafara and Gusau Local Government Areas of Zamfara State. During the inauguration, he also reaffirmed the Federal Government’s resolve to implement the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan through the provision...

Buratai Warns Soldiers To Avoid Politicians

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Nation 

The Chief of Army Staff, LT Gen. Tukur Buratai has asked soldiers and officers who may be interested in joining politics, to apply for voluntary discharge and leave the Army. The warning, according to him, is coming against the backdrop of reports of officers and soldiers who are being approached by...

Labour Strike: Al-Makura Prohibits Activities of Academic Staff Union

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has ordered the prohibition of the activities of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools in the state. This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Service, Thomas Ari Ogiri. The statement said that the activities of ASUSS posed a serious threat to peace...

We’ve Served 25 Million Meals Under School Feeding Programme – FG

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Nation 

The Federal Government says N41bn has so far been spent on its Social Investment Programmes, with 25 million meals served under the school feeding programme. The FG disclosed this in a statement issued by the spokesman to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Tuesday. The statement said a breakdown of...

Senate warns Kachukwu to Stop Making Unmerited Claims on PIB

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The Senate has warned Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to stop making false claims on the on-going process of passing into law the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). In a statement by its spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate said the PIB which has got to the final...

I May Dump PDP If Sherrif Wins At Supreme Court – Fayose

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The Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose says he may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the outcome of the Supreme Court verdict on the leadership tussle within the party does not favour the Makarfi-led caretaker committee. The governor disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday while reacting to media reports...

Nigeria Is Coming Out Of Recession – Finance Minister

6 days ago /
Nation 

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

6 days ago /
Nation  Security 

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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Nation 

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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Nation 

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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Nation 

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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Nation 

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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Nation 

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...

Defiant Trump Says He Had 'Absolute Right' To Share Information With Russia

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International News 

President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week. "As President, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H....

New Bafana Bafana Coach Says His Team Is Ready To Give Super Eagles Tough Time

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Sports  

The new coach of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Stuart Baxter, says his team will give Nigeria’s Super Eagles a tough time when the two teams clash on June 10. “I hope we will be very competitive with Nigeria. We will give them a game,” Baxter said after his unveiling in Johannesburg...

Fabregas’ Late Winner Rescues Chelsea In Seven-Goal Thriller

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Sports  

Cesc Fabregas scored in the 88th minute to lift champions Chelsea to a wild 4-3 win over Watford on Monday night to match the Premier League record for wins in a season. John Terry also scored in a rare start but two defensive lapses from the 22-year Chelsea man nearly allowed...

Ndidi Named Leicester City Young Player Of The Year

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Sports  

Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has won Leicester City’s young player of the year award. The 20-year-old beat Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwel to clinch the prize. Ndidi has scored two goals in 15 English Premier League appearances in the 2016/17 season. “It’s so great to be rated alongside Demarai Gray and Chiwell,” said...

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

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Nation 

‎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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Nation 

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

6 days ago /
Nation 

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,...