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EFCC Kicks Against Appeal Court Verdict On Judicial Officers

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Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said it will appeal against the ruling of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, which today held that the agency lacked powers to investigate or prosecute serving judicial officials except where such officers have been dismissed by the National Judicial...

Dogara Harps On Good Governance

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Nation 

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says the house is committed to its role of rescuing Nigeria from the clutches of hunger, poverty, political and infrastructural challenges. Dogara said this in Keffi while addressing representatives of key sectors in Nasarawa state on the role of the legislature in...

12,000 Expectant Mothers In Osun Receive Delivery Kits

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Nation 

Over 12,000 expectant mothers in Osun State on Tuesday, received free delivery Kits under the ‘Saving One Million Lives’ initiative of the Federal Government and the Osun State Government. Each of the delivery kits tagged “Mama kit” contained several items necessary for delivery such as chord clamps, mucus extractors, sterile gloves,...

Medical And Dental Council Fails To Defend Budget

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Nation 

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN, has failed to defend its budgetary allocation for 2017 before the house committee on health services. The committee members were at the council to ascertain the level of compliance after prior notice but the council could not present any report. Before the visit, the...

Oyegun Congratulates Secondus

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Politics 

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun has congratulated his in counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus and other newly elected officials of the party. Oyegun in a statement on Tuesday said he hopes the new chairman will use his experience, garnered over the years, to...

Climate Change: Buhari Appeals For International Support

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Environment 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change. In a submission to the one planet summit in the French capital, Paris attended by over 60 heads of state and government as well as representatives of non-governmental and private...

Reconcile Aggrieved Party Members, Makarfi Tells New PDP Chairman

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Politics 

The former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s caretaker committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has urged the newly elected chairman of the PDP, Mr Uche Secondus to pursue reconciliation to the latter. Senator Makarfi made the appeal at the PDP headquarters in Abuja, where the formal handing over ceremony was performed. In...

Appeal Court Reverts Saraki Back To CCT To Clear Three Charges

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Nation 

The Court of Appeal has ordered the retrial of three charges out of 18 amendend charges brought against senate president, Bukola Saraki by the federal government before the code of conduct tribunal  In an appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, challenged the decision of the code...

Kano Declares Education A Priority

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Education  Nation 

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says education is his first priority, as the state has the highest number of primary school pupils estimated at three million. The Governor made the remark while laying the foundation stone of twenty blocks of six classroom blocks across the eight local government areas of the...

Lagos Seals Five Major Transport Companies

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Transport  

The Lagos State Government On Tuesday sealed off the premises of five major commercial transport companies, at Jibowu, on Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway as a follow-up enforcement to the relocation directive  earlier given by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode,  earlier in the year.  The seal off exercise was ordered by the permanent secretary in the...

Northern Leaders Need To Be More Proactive Says Saraki

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Nation 

The president of the Nigerian Senate Bukola Saraki says the north has been tagged a "huge burden" on Nigeria by those who question what the region brings to the table in boosting the nation's economy. Speaking at the opening of the northern senators forum's maiden retreat in Katsina,  Saraki tasked the...

Curbing Illegal Migration: Obasanjo Charges Federal, State Governments On Industrialization

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Nation 

Nigeria’s Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has charged both the federal and state governments to embark on massive industrialization that will provide employment for the country's increasing youth population and reduce their search for uncertain greener pastures outside the country. Speaking  during the official opening of a Chinese firm at the Calabar...

Osinbajo Says FG Working On Creating Easy Business Environment

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Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Nigerian government is working towards creating an easy and effective business environment. Speaking at an impact awards ceremony of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) at the Aso Rock Villa on Monday, Professor Osinbajo noted that government is gradually eliminating the bureaucracy that hinders...

Court Of Appeal Halts Demotion Of General Ibrahim Sani

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Nation 

The court of appeal in Abuja has asked the Nigerian army to maintain status quo in the appeal brought before it by one Major Ibrahim Sani who was court martialed by the Nigerian Army and found guilty. In the motion for stay of execution of  judgement of the special court martial  filed by...

Cross River To Organise Green Economy Summit In 2018

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Business and Economy  

The Cross River State Government has called on local,, regional and international stakeholders in climate change project  to support the state's quest to prevent the remaining fifty percent of the tropical rainforest in Nigeria to this end, the state is organising a global summit  on climate change and green economy...

Osinbajo Consults Northern Elders Over Farmers-Herders Conflict

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Nation 

The Federal Government has commenced a series of national consultation with all relevant groups designed to find a lasting solution to the farmers-herders conflict in the part of the country. At a meeting with some northern traditional rulers and community leader in Adamawa State on Monday at the Aso Rock Villa,...

Coalition Of NGOs Tackle FG On NGO Regulation Bill

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Nation 

A coalition of civil society groups in Nigeria has frowned at the Federal Government’s proposed non-governmental organisation on regulation bill which it says is a violation of civil society’s constitutional rights. Representatives of civil society groups at a news conference in Abuja said the bill, if passed into law, portends a...

Parents Of Foreign Trained Medical Students Protest Mass Failure By Medical And Dental Council Of Nigeria

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Nation 

A former director general of the voice of Nigeria, Abubakar Jijiwa has joined other parents of foreign trained medical students to call for the sack of the acting registrar of the medical and dental council of Nigeria over alleged mass failure of the students in an assessment examination conducted by...

House Of Representatives Verifies NAFDAC Budget

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Nation 

The National Agency For Food, Drug Administration And Control, NAFDAC, says five point nine billion naira out of its six point six billion naira internally generated revenue was expended on overheads. The director general of the agency who was represented by the director of Planning Ademola Mgbisuri told the house of...

“Lafiya Dole” New Theatre Commander Resumes

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Nation  Security 

A new helmsman has taken over as theatre commander at the military command and control centre of operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri, Borno state. He is major-General Rogers Nicholas. General Nicholas takes over from major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, who has been redeployed to army headquarters, as deputy chief of policy and plans. Major-general Attahiru...