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Pipeline vandalism dropped by 28 per cent in August– NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says pipeline vandalism across the country reduced by 28 per cent in August. The corporation made this known in its 13th publication of Monthly Financial and Operations Report released on its website on Thursday. According to the report, the spate of pipeline vandalism has…

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Alleged N3.97 billion fraud: GTBank staff testifies against Nigeria’s former defence chief

Eso Faleke, a prosecution witness in the on-going trial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said on Wednesday that the former air force chief operated Iyalikam Nigerian Ltd account. Mr. Badeh is standing trial before an Abuja Federal High Court on alleged N3.97 billion fraud. Mrs.…

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Nigeria commences process to kick-start new national airline

The Federal Government will appoint a transaction adviser next week as part of efforts to establish a new national carrier, an official has said. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the new national carrier will ensure competition, cut in ticket costs and give Nigerians options to choose…

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UN Climate Agreement enters into force Friday

The Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted by world leaders in December 2015 at the Climate Conference in Paris (COP21), will officially enter into force on Friday. According to a statement that was issued on Wednesday by the UN, the agreement would be reached before the opening of COP22…

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Obama reacts to FBI director’s move on Clinton’s emails

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his first comments on the FBI's decision to tell Congress about the discovery of emails that could be related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Mr. Obama said, “I do think that there is a norm that when there are…

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APC will emerge stronger, Okorocha says after meeting Reps leadership

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said President Muhammadu Buhari would soon meet leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to address the problems in the party. Mr. Okorocha, who is also the Chairman of Progressive Governors, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with the leadership…

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700,000 Nigerians apply for 500 FIRS jobs

The Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Tunde Fowler, has said that the organisation received more than 700,000 applications from the recent job advert it placed. Mr. Fowler made this known on Wednesday in Abuja when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petition. The News Agency…

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Wife seeks dissolution of 6-month-old marriage

A housewife, Sekinat Aliyu, on Wednesday urged an Ilorin Area Court to dissolve her six-month-old marriage to Idris Aliyu over alleged battering and drunkenness. Sekinat said she was tired of the union as Mr. Aliyu had beaten her to state of unconsciousness on two occasions among several other cases of…

Effect of the Oil spills on the peoples plants

Oil leak from Agip’s field pollutes Otuokpoti community in Bayelsa

Residents of Ekole Creek in Bayelsa on Wednesday reported a massive oil leak from an oil field operated by Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC, in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ekole Creek is around Agbura and Otuokpoti communities in Ogbia and Yenagoa local government areas respectively.…

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Naira stabilises at N304.75/$ at interbank market

The naira on Wednesday stabilised at N304.75 to a dollar at the official interbank market, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. At the Bureau De Change, BDC, window, the nation’s currency traded at N385 to a dollar, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) controlled rate, while the Pound Sterling and the…

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Ondo 2016: Mimiko’s aides resign, join APC

Two Special Assistants to Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Wednesday resigned their appointments and defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that those who resigned are Aderonke Morolayo, Special Assistant on Political Matters, and Victor Ojo, Special Assistant on Mobilisation. In…

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NNPC to be split into two as PIB makes progress in Senate

The long awaited Petroleum Industry Bill, seeking unbundling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation into two entities, made progress at the Senate after it scaled second reading. The bill sponsored by Tayo Alasoadura (APC-Ondo) seeks splitting of the NNPC into Nigerian Petroleum Assets Management and the National Oil Company. The…

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Cleric advocates inclusion of Islamic calendar in school curriculum

An Abuja-based Islamic Cleric, Yunus Suleiman, on Wednesday urged the Federal Ministry of Education to include Islamic Calendar in schools’ curriculum, to enhance the knowledge of the Islamic months. Mr. Suleiman, who is also the Deputy Ameer (leader), Abuja Chapter of El-BIRRU Muslim Association of Nigeria (EMAN) , made the…

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Court fines Airtel N5 million for unsolicited text messages

Justice Jude Okeke of an FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday imposed a fine of N5 million on Airtel Nig. Ltd., for violation of customer’s right to privacy. Mr. Okeke delivered judgment in a suit filed by Emmanuel Anene on December 21 filed against Airtel for continued disturbance through unsolicited…

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Man, who raped teenager, jailed 3 years with option of N200,000 fine

An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 26-year-old tailor, Seun Badmus, to three years imprisonment for raping a minor, 16-year-old girl. The Chief Magistrate, Helen Komolafe, found the convict guilty of a count charge of rape. She, however, gave him an option to a pay N200,000. Delivering judgment,…

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Nigeria manufacturers ask govt. to sell refineries, other “idle” asset

The President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, Frank Jacobs, says idle asset that no longer yield dividend to government can be sold to boost the current economic situation. Mr. Jacobs said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that funds…

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Nigeria Stock market performs poorly in October

The total volume of shares traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, in the month of October dipped by 53.84 per cent, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Statistics obtained from the Exchange in Lagos on Wednesday showed that investors during the period traded 3.67 billion shares worth N32.02 billion…

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Two men accused of raping teenager get N250,000 bail

An Egor Magistrates’ Court, Benin, on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of N250,000 each to two accused persons for alleged rape of an 18-year-old girl. The two accused persons, Kelvin Ogiede, 24, and Bamidele Ighele, 25, are facing a two-count charge bordering on rape. The magistrate, Igho Braimoh, admitted…

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Publisher seeks bail-out for Nigerian print media

Emeka Ejide, publisher of ‘Market Voices’ newspaper, Awka has called on the Federal Government to give bailout to print media to save it from extinction. The publisher, who made the call while speaking with journalists in Awka on Wednesday, said this would reduce the rate at which papers fizzle out…

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Women journalists seek prosecution of policeman, another for allegedly raping minors

The Nasarawa State Chapter of Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has called for the prosecution of two men, including a policeman, for allegedly raping two minors. In a statement by the NAWOJ chairperson in Nasarawa State, Tina Cyril, the association expressed disgust over the alleged rape of the nine-year-old…

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NLC condemns sack of Ogun labour leaders

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Lagos State Council, on Wednesday condemned the dismissal of the Ogun State chairman of NLC and 15 others by the state government. Tokunbo Korodo, the Lagos State Council Chairman of NLC, made the condemnation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.…

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Why Nigerian govt. patronises foreign contractors, not local ones – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has blamed Nigerian engineers for creating the vacuum that made the Federal Government patronize foreign contractors. Mr. Fashola said this on Tuesday in Abuja when a delegation of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) led by its President, Otis Anyaeji, paid…

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Chief Judge lied – Attorney General

The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Abia, Umeh Kalu, has described as “erroneous”, the state Chief Judge, Theresa Uzokwe’s claim that she had no official residence in Umuahia. Ms. Uzokwe had in her speech at the opening of a new legal year said that she had no official residence…

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Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 from Nigeria

Dealers in Nigeria have returned several unsold Galaxy Note 7 phones and had their money refunded. However, the buyers of the sold phones have refused to return them to the dealers for onward return to Samsung. Although the Galaxy Note 7 phones had not been officially released in Nigeria before…

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FG – Niger Delta Parley: Dickson calls for further meetings

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has called for follow-up discussions on issues raised during the just concluded meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the stakeholders from the Niger Delta region. Mr. Dickson told reporters that the follow-up discussions had become imperative in order to achieve the objectives of the ongoing…