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Nigerian Senate

Recession: Ekweremadu, Akume, kick against assets sale

Some senators on Wednesday kicked against the call by some Nigerians for the sale of the nation’s assets as a means of surviving the current economic recession. The senators, who spoke on the floor of the senate during a debate on the state of the economy, also called for constitutional…

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I married a thief, husband tells court

A 42-year-old businessman, Livinus Uwa, has told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos that he married a thief. Mr. Uwa made this known when he testified in his divorce petition against his wife, Chineye, on Wednesday in Lagos. He urged the court to dissolve his four-year-old marriage to Chineye because…

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INEC orders nationwide distribution of unclaimed PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday said it had directed its state offices to begin the distribution of uncollected Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to their owners. Nick Dazang, Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity in the commission, made this known in an interview with the News Agency…

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How we secured ceasefire with Niger Delta Avengers, others – Dialogue team

The Niger Delta Dialogue Contact Group, NDDCG, headed by King Alfred Diete-Spiff says it will consolidate on the achievements made from meetings held with stakeholders. A member of the group, Nkoyo Toyo, disclosed this at a press briefing at the end of its third working meeting in Port Harcourt. She…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC congratulates Kogi governor on Supreme Court victory

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has congratulated Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, on his victory at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. In a statement released to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, the chairman called on the party and its members to close ranks and unite.…

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Buhari appeals for global support to raise $14 billion for restoration of Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called for global support for the cleanup of Ogoniland and to raise 14 billion US Dollars for the restoration of Lake Chad Basin. The president made the call while presenting Nigeria’s statement at the 71th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71) in New…

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What Buhari told world leaders at UN Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night assured world leaders that the capacity of government agencies in Nigeria was being strengthened to institutionalize reforms that would ensure transparency and good governance. The president said this while presenting Nigeria’s statement at the 71th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71) in…

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Obama commends Buhari’s economic reforms

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic reforms, describing them as “bold”. Mr. Obama made the commendation when he met with Mr. Buhari on the sideline of the ongoing 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. He said the U.S. would continue to offer support…

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‘Pastor’, brother convicted for Civil Defence job scam

A 30-year-old self-ordained pastor, Adewumi Alade, and his brother, Adewole,25, will spend six months each for job scam. An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate presided over by Adesoji Adegboye did not give an option of fine. Mr. Adegboye, while reviewing the case said the prosecutor, Leranmo Caleb, called five witnesses, and the…

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Nigeria Police arrest ‘native doctor’ with human parts

The Police in Abia have arrested a 28-year-old man, who claimed to be a native doctor, for allegedly being in possession of some human parts. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Leye Oyebade, told journalists in Umuahia on Tuesday that the suspect was arrested for “unlawful possession” of a…

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Nigerian government responds to critics of “Change begins with me” campaign

The Federal Government says the implementation of the national reorientation campaign “Change Begins with Me’’ started from the leadership, contrary to the position of some critics. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja when he received a delegation of National Council of…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Federal Govt., States, Local Governments share N510.2 billion in August

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday in Abuja, said N510.2 billion was shared among the federal, states and local governments as revenue realised in August. She made the disclosure while addressing a news conference on the outcome of the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC. The amount is higher…

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Nigerian subscribers blast DStv, demand better service

Subscribers to DStv service in Abuja have called on the relevant regulatory bodies to check what they described as “inflexible’’ subscription conditions. The subscribers to the digital cable TV service made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. They complained, among…

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Supreme Court verdict honour to democracy – Gov. Bello

Gov. Yahaya Bella of Kogi on Tuesday said his victory at the Supreme Court was a “big honour’’ to democracy in Nigeria. In a statement shortly after the court affirmed him as elected governor of Kogi, he said the judgment would remain a watershed in the annals of electoral jurisprudence…

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Nigeria begins shortlisting candidates for 500,000 jobs – Minister

The Federal Government has commenced shortlisting candidates for the 500,000 jobs it promised. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this on Wednesday in Abuja when a delegation of the National Council for Women’s Societies (NCWS) paid him a courtesy visit in his office. Mr. Mohammed said applications…

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Former First Lady, Turai Yar’adua’s aide arrested for alleged N91 million fraud

The Police Command in Katsina on Tuesday said that it had arrested a 60-year-old domestic worker serving former first lady, Turai Yar’adua, over missing goods worth N91 million. The police Commissioner in the state, Usman Abdullahi, disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday in Katsina. “The police has arrested Alhaji Yusuf…

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Nigeria to concession narrow gauge lines to General Electric

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Tuesday that negotiations were ongoing for the concession of narrow gauge lines across the country to General Electric (GE). Mr. Amaechi, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the agreement would be…

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Guinness Nigeria records N2 billion loss, blames ‘economic environment’

Guinness Nigeria Plc on Tuesday announced a financial result of N102 billion revenue for the period ended June 30, 2016, resulting in an overall Loss After Tax of N2 billion when compared to the same period last year. Peter Ndegwa, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, said the combination of a tough…

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Flood destroys over 4,000 houses, 13,000 farms in Cross River

Flood destroyed no fewer than 4,070 houses and 13,147 farms in Cross River in August and September, 2016, the state Emergency Management Agency (CR-SEMA) said on Tuesday. The Director-General of the agency, John Inaku, gave the figures while addressing journalists in Calabar. Mr. Inaku said 46 communities in seven local…

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Police arrest 12 suspected members of pro-Biafra group, IPOB

The police in Enugu, has arrested no fewer than 12 suspected members of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), the state command’s spokesman, Ebere Amarizu, has said. A statement signed by Amarizu on Tuesday said the suspects were arrested during their “sit-at-home” campaign at the Ogbette Main Market in…

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Nigeria bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has directed passengers not to turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on board aircraft following recent incidents and concerns raised by its manufacturers. The aviation regulatory body gave the directive in a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Relations,…

Nigerian Senate

Nigerians are ‘desperately hungry’, they don’t need blame game – Saraki

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has given the Federal Government guidelines to follow in putting an end to the current economic recession. Mr. Saraki gave the guidelines in Abuja on Tuesday in his welcome to mark the resumption of the Senate from a seven week recess. He said during the…

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Nigerian scientist in ABU ‘develops malaria vaccine’

Nasiru Shua’ibu, a professor in the Biochemical Parasitology Department of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has developed a new malaria vaccine to prevent high rate of death from malaria fever. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, Kaduna State on Tuesday, Mr. Shu’aibu said the new malaria…

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Flood kills 18, destroys 6,637 houses

The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, said flood had killed 18 persons and destroyed 6,637 houses in about 19 local government areas in the state. It’s Executive Secretary, Yusuf Sani, said this while briefing journalists on the activities of the agency on Tuesday in Dutse. Mr. Sani said the…

Nigerian Army

Boko Haram attacks commercial vehicles escorted by troops, kill 6

The Nigerian Army says six people were killed on Monday in Borno in an attack by Boko Haram terrorists. The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the incident happened when the militants ambushed troops escorting commercial vehicles from Damboa to Maiduguri, at Sanda general area. According to…