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Cross River Governor Ayade Calls For Prisons Reform To Enhance Productivity

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Nation 

Cross river state governor, Senator Ben Ayade has called for an overhaul of the Nigerian prison system to position it as a government parastatal that drives reformation and productivity in the country. Ayade made the call in Calabar, when he received the state controller of the Nigerian prison service, Imaikop Ndaekong,...

Nigeria Power Sector: Senate Wants A Separate Minister To Supervise Sector

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Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday asked the federal government to appoint a separate minister of power to effectively and efficiently oversee activities in the sector. The portfolio is currently merged with that of works and housing with the responsibility falling squarely on one Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola. Senate believes separating the portfolio...

Senator Misau Reacts To Charges Of Falsehood

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Nation 

Senator Hamma Misau, representing Bauchi central senatorial zone, has said that he is ready to meet the federal government in court to defend the allegations of falsehood levelled against him. Misau in a statement by his counsel, Godwin Obla on Tuesday in Abuja said   he is facing criminal trial because...

State Governors Ask Buhari To Release Balance Of London/Paris Funds

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Nation 

Governors of the thirty six states of the federation are asking President Muhammadu Buhari to release to them what is left of the London/Paris exit payment to enable the states plan for the 2018 fiscal year.  The governors are also hoping that ongoing reconciliation of figures regarding the exit fund will...

FG Asks Court To Revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail; Abaribe Urges Court To Discharge Him As Surety

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Nation 

A senator, Eyinaya Abaribe representing abia south central senatorial district who stood as surety for the leader of the now proscribed indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has asked the federal high court, Abuja to discharge him as surety to the fugitive IPOB leader.  The court was expected to commence the trial of...

Rivers, Real Madrid Sign Agreement To Set Up Football Academy In Port Harcourt

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Nation  Sports  

In continuation of the process for the setting up of a real Madrid academy in rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday toured the training facilities of the club in far away Spain. The governor met with officials and players of the club including current world footballer of the year, Cristiano...

FG Turns To Technology For Nominal Roll Of Workers

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government is taking steps to ensure that irregularities in data collection for the nominal roll of workers in the ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs are checked through the application of appropriate technology. Acting executive chairman of the federal character commission, FCC, Shettima Bukar Abba gave this assurance in Abuja...

NAC Elects New Leaders

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Politics 

One of the opposition parties in Nigeria, National Action Council (NAC) has elected leaders to pilot its affairs. The party held its first national convention since 2002 with a view to repositioning for the 2019 elections. Since 2002 when the national action council came into existence, the party has not been able...

Federal Character Commission Asks Senate To Be Proactive On Recruitment Bill

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Nation 

The federal character commission has asked the Nigerian senate to back its move compelling MDA’s to advertise vacant positions before recruitment with necessary budgetary allocations to fund such an exercise. Acting executive chairman of the federal character commission Shettima Bukar Abba said this in Abuja while reacting to the bill which...

W.H.O To Collaborate With Borno State On Polio Eradication

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Health  Nation 

World Health Organisation, WHO says it will collaborate with Borno state government to ensure that Nigeria is certified polio-free, despite the security challenges being faced. Who's regional director for Africa, Rebecca Moeti said this in Maiduguri where she partook in an integrated polio/malaria prevention campaign  flag-off. Vaccination against polio, and the provision...

Medical Experts Urged To Intensify Research In Herbal Medicine

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Health  Nation 

Medical experts in Nigeria have been urged to intensify research in the area of herbal medicine, for the production of new drugs that will help meet the health needs of the citizens. Some medical experts who spoke on the enormous potentials of herbal plants, said research into identification, extraction, classification and...

Buhari Condemns Killings In Plateau State

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as sad and regrettable, news of the recent killings of at least 20 people in plateau state, during what has been described as a reprisal attack by some herdsmen. The president has therefore instructed the military and the police not only to bring the violence to...

Nigeria/Cameroon Boundary Crisis: Governor Ayade, CP Appeal For Calm In Danare

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Nation 

The Cross River State Governor Senator Ben Ayade has called for peaceful co-existence among the people of Danare 2 in Boki Local Government area of the state and their Cameroonian counterparts over the continuous boundary crisis in the community. Ayade who was represented by the state security adviser, Jude Ngaji during...

Senator Isah Misau Arraignment Stalled

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Nation 

The federal capital territory high court in Abuja on Monday fixed 19th of  October for the arraignment of the senator representing Bauchi central senatorial district, Isah Misau, who was charged by the attorney-general of the federation for  making injurious falsehood against the inspector-general of police,  Ibrahim Idris. The arraignment slated for...

Hurricane Ophelia Heads To UK

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International News 

The metrological office in the United Kingdom has warned of "potential danger to life" as the remnants of hurricane Ophelia heads for the British isles with one hundred and thirty kilometers per hour winds. An amber warning for Northern Ireland, where all schools closed on Monday, is already in force The hurricane...

North Korea Crisis: Rex Tillerson Insists On Diplomacy

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International News 

US secretary of State, Rex Tillerson is insisting that President Donald Trump wants to resolve the confrontation with North Korea through diplomacy until "the first bomb drops" He said, sanctions and diplomacy had brought unprecedented international unity against North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Last month, trump told Tillerson not to waste time...

Catalonia Independence: Puigdemont Fails To Meet Deadline

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International News 

The president of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia, carles Puigdemont has failed to clarify whether he has declared independence In a letter to Madrid the Catalan leader called for negotiation over the next two months. Spain had issued a Monday deadline for Puigdemont to clarify his intent - or face direct...

Somalis Protest After Deadly Blast

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International News 

Somalis are reacting to Saturday’s devastating bomb attack by marching to demonstrate their anger at the presence of al-shabab. The militants have been blamed for the attack, but no group has yet said it was behind the massive bomb attack that took place in a busy area of the Somali capital,...

Kogi Governor Bello Meets President Buhari Over Workers Strike

2 days ago /
Nation 

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has described the striking workers in the state as political civil servants.  Speaking to state house correspondents on Monday after a closed door meeting with president Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock villa in Abuja, governor bello said workers still at their duty posts this...

Ekiti State Government To Sue EFCC

2 days ago /
Nation 

Ekiti state government says it will sue the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) for alleged human rights violation. This was made known by the state Governor Ayodele Fayose while speaking to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state capital during the presentation of brand new cars to the commissioner for finance...