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In Bloomberg article, Buhari outlines plans to boost ailing economy

President Muhammadu Buhari was a guest writer on Tuesday for Bloomberg, the US business and financial information company. The article titled, Making Africa Rising a Reality was published on BloombergView, on a day Mr. Buhari also unfolded the investor-friendly agenda of his administration to the US-Africa Business Forum in New York.…

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It’s time for Mugabe to go — Botswana President

Botswana President Ian Khama has called on President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to step aside without delay and allow a new leadership in the country. He said on Wednesday in Gaborone that the call had become imperative because the political and economic implosion in Zimbabwe since 2000 is dragging down…

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AY’s “A Trip to Jamaica” set for world premiere

“A Trip to Jamaica”, a movie by award-winning Nigerian stand-up comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, will be premiered worldwide on September 25 in Lagos. AY, who is the principal character in the movie and its Executive Producer, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency…

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker, House of Representatives.

Budget Padding: Jibrin’s allegations destroyed NASS integrity – Dogara

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said budget padding allegations against him and other leaders impacted negatively on the integrity of the National Assembly. The speaker said this in his remarks while welcoming members back to plenary after their eight-week recess. A member of the house, who was removed…

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Nigeria promotes 57 senior police officers

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the promotion of 47 Assistant Commissioners of Police, ACP, to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police, DCP. This is contained in a statement issued by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr. Ani…

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3 dead, 14 missing as bus conveying family members plunges into river

The Kaduna Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has confirmed the death of three persons and declared 14 others missing after an 18-seater bus plunged into River Rijana on Kaduna-Abuja road. The Sector’s Head of Operations, Salisu Galadunci, said that the accident occurred around 11 p.m. on…

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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…