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Fayose emerges new Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has emerged the new Chairman of the PDP Governors' Forum,. The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, announced this to journalists in Abuja on Thursday night. Addressing journalists shortly after the Forum's meeting, Mr. Dickson stated that the forum decided to settle for Mr.…

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Nigeria football chief Pinnick gets FIFA appointment

The World football –ruling body, FIFA, has named the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, into one of its most important committees – the Organising Committee for Competitions. Hitherto, the world body had different committees for organisation of its several competitions, including the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup,…

Injured people are comforted at the site after a bombing attack of an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria January 17, 2017. MSF/Handout via Reuters

IDP camp bombing by Nigerian Air Force, shocking, unacceptable – PDP

Nigeria's major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that it is "shocked and totally dismayed" at the news of the accidental bombing of an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Rann village of Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State by the military. The accident led to…

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Nigerian Senator, under trial for N1.2 billion fraud, moves to stall suit

In what seems a plan to frustrate his trial, Joshua Dariye, former Plateau State governor, who is facing a 23-count charge at a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Gudu, has accused the trial judge, Adebukola Banjoko, of “undisguised bias”. Mr. Dariye, a serving senator, is being prosecuted by the…

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N1.64 billion fraud: Ex-Taraba Governor Jolly Nyame to know fate February 14

A former governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Gudu, on a 41-count charge of criminal misappropriation of N1.64 billion state funds will know his fate on February…

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Councillor, four others arrested for allegedly diverting 300 bags of rice meant for IDPs

A Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State, Umar Ibrahim, and four others have been arrested by the Maiduguri office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for the alleged diversion of 300 bags of rice. The rice was donated by Danish Refugee Council,…

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Melinda Gates commends Kaduna Govt on child health, others

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has been commended for his leadership in improving child health. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BMGF, gave this assessment when she visited Kaduna on Wednesday. Mrs. Gates, whose plane landed at the Kaduna Airport, told the governor that the…

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Global business leaders to promote $12 trillion economic development target

The Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics base, LADOL, has joined world business promoters in developing a sustainable business outlook that is expected to unlock over $12 trillion in new market value within the next decade. At a crucial confab in London, the United Kingdom, U.K., at the weekend, the group under…

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SERAP writes Buhari on unpaid salaries of judges

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him “to use your good offices and leadership to urgently instruct all appropriate authorities to release budgetary allocations for the immediate payment of outstanding salaries and allowances of judges and judicial workers across…

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BREAKING: 24 hour curfew restored in Zangon-Kataf

The Kaduna State Government has restored the 24-hour curfew in Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area. A government announcement said the 24-hour curfew is with immediate effect, from tonight, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, until further notice. The restoration of the curfew follows renewed security threats in Samaru-Kataf where the market was attacked…

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President Buhari regrets accidental bombing of Borno IDP camp

President Muhammadu Buhari has received with deep sadness and regret, the accidental bombing of a civilian community in Rann, Borno State, by the Nigerian Air Force, engaged in the final phase of mopping up insurgents in the North-east. President Buhari condoles with families of the dead, wishes the wounded divine…

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We’ll use entertainment to increase Lagos GDP – Ambode

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday revealed the plans of his administration to leverage on the vast economic opportunities in entertainment, tourism and arts sectors, among others to grow the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, of the state and promote talents in the state to compete globally. Speaking at…

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Nigeria Immigration Service redeploys 207 officials

The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, recently approved the redeployment of 207 senior officers of the Service between the ranks of Assistant Comptrollers General, ACG, to Assistant Comptrollers, AC. Those affected include ACG Ezekiel Kaura who now heads the ICT Department which is considered the engine room for the e-solution…

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Buhari congratulates Emeka Anyaoku at 84

On behalf of the Federal Government, his family, and Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with seasoned diplomat, elder statesman and administrator, Emeka Anyaoku, as he turns 84 years on January 18, 2017. The President joins the diplomatic community, the Anglican Church, where he served many years as a chorister, and…

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Nigeria football chief, Magaji, dies at 52

The Independent Vice Chairman of the Nigeria National League, Abdulkadir Magaji, is dead. Magaji, also Chairman of the Kaduna State Football Association, died in a Lagos hospital on Tuesday morning at the age of 52, after a battle with cancer. He attended the 72nd General Assembly of Nigeria Football Federation…

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UniMaid Explosions: Education under attack in north-east Nigeria – Atiku

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Atiku Abubakar, condemns the suicide bomb attack on a mosque at the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, describing it at as a dangerous development. In a statement released by his media office in Abuja on Monday, the Turakin Adamawa notes…

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Experts emphasise importance of adequate data for African development

The Lack of appropriate data has been identified as the bane of development in Africa, often impeding effective development planning. The Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, noted this in his opening remarks at a 3-day skills development workshop organised by the University in collaboration with Indian think tank…

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Two Nigerians challenge South African for Etisalat Prize for Literature

Etisalat Nigeria has announced the names of the three shortlisted authors for the 2016 edition of its pan-African flagship literary prize, the Etisalat Prize for Literature. According to this year’s chair of judges, Helon Habila “In addition to originality of voice and literary excellence, our purpose was to also select…

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Female candidate from Borno tops in AUN’s nationwide scholarship exam

Eighteen-year-old Maryam Habila Usman, a former student of Air Force Girls Secondary School, Jos, has emerged the overall winner of the nationwide scholarship examination into the American University of Nigeria. Ms. Usman, who outscored all other candidates from all states of the federation, hails from Borno State and applied to…

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Obey the court, release El-Zakzaky, wife, Amnesty International tells Nigerian govt

The Nigerian authorities must immediately comply with a High Court order and release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife from detention, said Amnesty International. Mr. El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah Ibraheem, have been in detention without charge for more than a year…

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OPC hails DSS over arrest of Boko Haram suspects in Lagos

The Oodua People’s Congress has hailed the Department of State Services for its vigilance, which led to the arrest of suspected Boko Haram members in Lagos State. The commendation was contained in a statement on Sunday by the National Coordinator of the OPC, Gani Adams. The DSS had on Tuesday…

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MFM FC get 10 new players for new season

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club have announced that they have signed on 10 new players for the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League season which began on Saturday in Kano. The Olukoya Boys, who retained 30 players from the full squad of last season, have been able to…

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EFCC graduates 331 operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on January 13, 2017 graduated 331 cadets of the Detective Assistant Grade, trained alongside 1498 officers of the Nigerian Air Force at the Ground Training School, Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna. The colourful passing out parade climaxed 6 months of rigorous training to…

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NNPC wants Petroleum Minister empowered to fix royalties

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Thursday proposed that the Minister of Petroleum Resources be empowered to set payable royalties. Bello Rabiu, NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, made the proposal in a presentation to the Joint House of Representatives Committees on the amendment of the PSC Act and an…

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Badeh gave me money to build churches, mosques in his village – Witness

A prosecution witness on Thursday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that a former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, gave his company N100 million to build churches and a mosque in Mr. Badeh’s village in Adamawa State. Mr. Badeh, a retired Air Chief Marshal, is being prosecuted by…