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Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor

Ebonyi team wins Nigeria’s 2016 Democracy School Debate

The South-East state of Ebonyi has won the 2016 Democracy School Debate. It defeated Taraba and Police teams at the finals of the championship organised by the President’s School Debate Nigeria (PSDN) a non-governmental organisation from May 24 to May 28 in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports…

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MASSOB, police in deadly clashes in Delta, Imo

A fight broke out between policemen and some people suspected to be members of the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Asaba on Monday, witnesses said. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the incident occurred along Anwai Road in the city when MASSOB members were marching…

Kwara State Governor, Dr.Abdulfatah Ahmed laying the foundation for the HUB, a landmark ultra-modern shopping and office complex in Ilorin

Kwara: Major achievements of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed’s Government

Under the leadership of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara State has experienced growth and development across all sectors. In these years, the Ahmed-led administration garnered immense acclaim for its strong determination to ensure even development in all sector. From roads, water, to agriculture, health, housing and education, the present administration has…

Governor Aminu Tambuwal laying the foundation for workers' estate

Sokoto: Aminu Tambuwal’s One Year in Office by Numbers

1 Number of Special Adviser appointed by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal since he came on board on May 29, 2015. This is part of cost-saving measure adopted by government considering the nation’s precarious economic situation. 3 Micro-Finance banks to be established by the State in the three senatorial districts of…

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Ambode launches N500 million Disability Fund

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday set up the state's Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) Fund with N500 million. Mr. Ambode spoke at a programme for the physically challenged with the theme: "Celebrating Ability in Disability" at the Lagos House, to commemorate his first year in office. He…

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Kebbi to revive Argungu International Fishing Festival

The Kebbi government on Sunday promised to revive the popular Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival, last held seven years ago. Governor Atiku Bagudu made the pledge in Birnin Kebbi when he addressed a town hall meeting as part of activities marking his first year in office. He said a…

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Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

Nigerian Army organises combat arms training in Bauchi

The Nigerian Army Armoured Corps, Bauchi, says it has completed arrangements to host Combat Arms Training scheduled to hold from May 30 to June 4. A statement from Victor Olukoya, the Corps Assistant Director in charge of Public Relations, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi on…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo leaves for ACP summit in Papua New Guinea

The 8th Summit of Heads of State of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States begins in Papua New Guinea on Monday, a statement said in Abuja on Sunday.. The statement from the spokesman for the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, said that President Muhammadu Buhari would be represented by the…

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Super Eagles arrive for Luxembourg friendly

The Super Eagles have arrived in Luxembourg City ahead of Tuesday’sinternational friendly against that country’s senior national team. The delegation left Rouen, where they played Mali on Friday, at noonon Sunday and are now at the Alvisse Parc Hotel, an impressive facility located on Route d’Echternach in Luxembourg City. There…

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10 fake military pensioners arrested in Adamawa

The Military Pensions Board, MPB, said 10 fake military pensioners were arrested during the recently conducted verification exercise for retirees displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. The Chairman of the board, Muhammad Dabo, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. Mr.…

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Nigerian experts proffer solution to tomato disease

Agricultural experts at the University of Ibadan on Sunday proffered solutions to the recent outbreak of Tomato disease, Tuta Absoluta, saying importing tomato seeds was not the best option. Morufat Balogun, a Geneticist, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan that importing seeds to cushion the problem would further…

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Jos wildlife park acquires more animals through exchange programmes

The Jos Wildlife Park on Sunday said it had replenished its stock with more animals through exchange programmes. The General Manager of the park, John Doy, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Jos. Mr. Doy said the animals were acquired through exchange with…

PIC. 33. FROM LEFT: SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI SA'AD ABUBAKAR III; SHEHU OF BORNO, ALHAJI ABUBAKAR UMAR GARBAI, AND EMIR OF KANO, ALHAJI MUHAMMADU SANUSI II, AT THE SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON ROUTINE IMMUNIZATION WITH BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, IN KADUNA ON TUESDAY (20/1/16).
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Sultan canvases support for Buhari

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to support and rally round President Muhammadu Buhari in his task of building a virile nation. The Sultan made the call at the 22nd Annual Ummah Convention 2016 organised by the National Islamic Centre, NIC, Zaria, Kaduna State, on Sunday. He…

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor

Tambuwal gives families of Sokoto pilgrims who died in 2015 Hajj N500,000 each

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Sunday disbursed N99 million to the families of the 114 pilgrims from the state who died in the Muna stampede, in Saudi Arabia, during the 2015 Hajj exercise. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that each of the families was given N500,000, as…

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Nigerian soldier, four civilians killed in mine explosion

A Nigerian solider and four civilians were killed in a mine explosion on Sunday, the army has announced. The incident happened along the Biu -Damboa road, close to a military checkpoint, the army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said in a statement. Retreating members of the Boko Haram are known to plant…

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INEC declares Nasarawa/Toto federal constituency bye-election inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday declared the just concluded Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency bye-election inconclusive due to cancellation of votes as a result of over voting. The Constituency Returning Officer of the election, Wilfred Uji of Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, made this known while the announcing the…

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Nigerian Government announces agreement with Niger Delta militants

The Federal Government and ex-militants have resolved to end the ongoing pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region, an official has said. Paul Boroh, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger-Delta Matters and Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, said this at the end of a meeting he convened…

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Buhari laments illegal mining across Nigeria, raises special security team

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday frowned at the activities of illegal miners in the country, saying that special security team had been set up to check the menace. Speaking in a broadcast in Abuja, the president said that the security team was saddled with the task of protecting the nation’s…

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How I got pregnant in primary six – Rita Edochie

Popular Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie, said on Saturday in Abuja that she was unaware that she was pregnant when she was in primary six. Edochie told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview that contrary to a story that she did not tell her mother about the pregnancy,…

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Russia to establish nuclear centre in Nigeria

The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Nikolay Udovichenko, on Saturday announced that the Nigerian and Russian governments plan to sign an agreement for the establishment of a multifunctional scientific research nuclear centre in Nigeria. Mr. Udovichenko, who disclosed this in Lagos at this year’s Alumni Congress of the Soyuznik Alumni Association…

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Workers’ Verification: Kogi Governor sacks screening committee chair

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has sacked the Chairman of the Civil Servant Screening Committee, Paul Okutimo, following alleged high handedness and refusal to comply with the terms of reference laid down for the screening by the state government. The governor, who held a meeting with the organised la‎bour at…

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Nasarawa bye-election: Police confirm snatching of ballot boxes

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Lawal Shehu, on Saturday confirmed that hoodlums snatched five ballot boxes in the on-going bye elections in the state. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the boxes were snatched at Ugwar ward of Toto Local Government Area of the state. He…

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa ‎govt. condemns fresh attack on Agip, Aiteo facilities by NDA

Th‎e Bayelsa Government on Saturday condemned the attack on ‎two crude trunk lines, operated by Aiteo and Agi‎p, by the new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA). The group earlier on Saturday claimed responsibility for vandalism of the pipelines that convey crude to the Bonny and Brass export terminals.…

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Presidency lists Buhari’s “75 achievements” after first year in office

The presidency has released President Muhammadu Buhari’s “achievements” in the last 12 months, ahead of tomorrow’s (Sunday) marking of the administration’s first year in office. The list as published by the News Agency of Nigeria contains the following: SECURITY: The relocation of the Nigerian Military Command Centre to Maiduguri, since…

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Buhari meets newspaper publishers, pledges good partnership with media

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja met with members of the Newspaper Proprietors' Association of Nigeria (NPAN) where they discussed crucial national issues, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President said. Mr. Adesina told State House correspondents after the closed-door meeting that the Federal…