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A​ctionAid ​condemns planned tax on phone calls, text messages, data

ActionAid Nigeria on Tuesday frowned at the proposed Communication Service Tax (CST) bill and urged the federal government to reject the bill. The group, which is the Nigerian arm of the global movement of people working together to promote human rights and defeat poverty, said imposition of the new tax…

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NFF’s withdrawal of Siasia’s official car ‘condemnable’ — Minister

Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has frowned at the treatment meted to Samson Siasia, the coach of the national under-23 football team, by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). Mr. Dalung, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, after a closed door meeting with…

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CBN licenses 11 international money transfer operators

The Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday licensed 11 new international money transfer operators (IMTOs) to do business in the country's foreign exchange market. The spokesperson of the bank, Isaac Okorafor, said the licensing was in furtherance of CBN's effort to liberalize the market and ensure liquidity by making…

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Presidency lists 6 things Nigeria, Africa gained from Buhari’s trip to Kenya

The Presidency has listed the gains of President Muhammadu Buhari’s participation in the just concluded Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) to include the billions of dollar to be injected into African economies by Japan. A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special…

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Impeachment vote for Brazil’s Rousseff draws near

Brazil's Senate debated on Tuesday whether suspended President Dilma Rousseff should be permanently removed from office ahead of a final vote. Rousseff's ouster is all but certain with local media reporting that 59 of the 81 senators have signalled they will vote to impeach her. The number is five votes…

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Boko Haram: Nigeria’s warplanes consume 1.9 million litres of fuel monthly

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday said its planes consumed an average of 1.9 million litres of aviation fuel each month to fight and prosecute insurgency in the North-East. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Sadiq Abubakar, an Air Marshal, made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of…

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ASUU threatens nationwide strike over unpaid allowances, others

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike to press home its demands for the implementation of its 2009 agreement with the Federal Government. The ASUU Lagos Zone Coordinator, Olusoji Sowande, said this at a news conference on Tuesday in Lagos. Mr. Sowande…

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Gionee records massive success with F103 Pro Pre-Order Campaign Pan-Nigeria

Riding on it’s already established presence in the Nigerian market and the huge successes recorded with the introduction of classy, user and price friendly models like the M5, M5 mini, P5W, and S Plus devices, GiONEE is now set to launch its new device the F103 pro in phone sales…

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Arik manager threatens passengers protesting delayed flight in Akwa Ibom

There was pandemonium at the Arik stand at the Ibom International Airport, Uyo, on Tuesday over the refusal of the management of the airline staff to explain the incessant cancellation of flights to agitated passengers, witnesses and passengers told PREMIUM TIMES. The passengers were booked on an Arik Air flight…

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Lagos set to prosecute alleged kidnappers of traditional ruler

The Lagos State Government, Tuesday, began moves to charge the suspected kidnappers of the Oniba of Iba, Goriola Oseni, to court for criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, murder and armed robbery. The government, in a statement issued by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, said the four suspects -…

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​​Coach Rohr takes charge as Mikel, 19 others train in Uyo

Franco-German Gernot Rohr took charge of the Nigeria senior men’s squad, Super Eagles, for the first time on Tuesday as the team began training sessions ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania. Rohr and a number of players could not fly to Uyo from Lagos on…

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PDP alleges mass diversion of public funds in Plateau

The Plateau chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the state government of ``massive diversion of public funds''. . Its Chairman, Damishi Sango, at a press briefing on Tuesday in Jos, claimed that the state had received more than N97 billion as revenue from the Federal Government in…

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‘Nigeria to create 758,500 jobs for youth through agriculture’

The Federal Government says it will create jobs for over 758,500 youth across the country under the Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme (YEAP) to boost agricultural productivity. Mrs Karima Babangida, the National Programme Coordinator said this on Tuesday in Katsina during the inauguration of Katsina State YEAP Steering Committee. Represented…

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Court wants SSS, Police to explain why Kashamu should be extradited to U.S.

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that an application against the extradition of a senator, Buruji Kashamu, to the United States, be served on the State Security Services and the Police. The court, on Tuesday, withheld its decision on whether to restrain the SSS from extraditing Mr. Kashamu…

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Ebonyi Governor’s brother, two others arrested over N400million campaign fund

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arrested one Austin Umahi, brother to the current governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, along with two others - Chinyere Egwuche and Mabel Dikibo - over a N400million slush fund linked to the 2015 presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party.…

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Kaduna govt appoints Dalhatu, Chom, sole administrators of state-owned institutions

The Kaduna State Government has appointed Prof. Shehu Dalhatu and Prof. Emmanuel Chom as sole administrators of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, and Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, respectively. This is contained in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity,…

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Borno govt. to relocate IDPs from 3 LGAs

The Borno Government announced on Tuesday that it planned to immediately relocate Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Konduga, Mafa and Dikwa local government areas taking refuge in Maiduguri back home. Babagana Umara, the Commissioner for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation, stated this while meeting with Victor Ezugwu, the General Officer Commanding (GOC)…

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Police arrest herdsman with AK47 rifle, ammunition in Enugu

A 20-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Adamumale, has been arrested by the Police in Enugu for being in possession of an AK47 rifle, police said. The suspect, who said he was an indigene of Nasarawa State, was also found with 24 rounds of live ammunition. The spokesman of Enugu State Police Command,…

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Ailing former NTA boss says he’s been ‘neglected, forgotten’

A former Director General of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Patrick Ityoher, has cried out for being neglected by the authority. Mr. Ityoher, an ace broadcaster, told journalists late Monday in Makurdi that his former colleagues at NTA had abandoned him since he took ill. “The NTA family has neglected…

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Spain imports N1.38 trillion products from Nigeria

Pablo Segrelles, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Spain in Nigeria, on Tuesday announced that Spain had in 2015 imported products worth N1.38trillion(4 billion Euros) from Nigeria. Segrelles, however, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that this year’s economic situation in Nigeria would adversely affect…

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Emir of Kano, Soludo won’t be probed for criticising Buhari – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday refuted social media reports that the tenures of Lamido Sanusi and Charles Soludo, as Central Bank Governors, would soon be probed by the Federal Government. The social media reports, published on Sunday and Monday, alleged that the Federal Government had concluded arrangements to probe the tenures…

Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi

Nigerian govt. confirms discovery of Nickel deposits in Kaduna

The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development on Monday confirmed the discovery of Nickel in parts of Kaduna State in North-West Nigeria. Permanent Secretary, Mohammed Abbas, said the ministry had been following up on the report by its technical experts since the first discovery was made several months ago. “The Ministry…

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Children under 15 into illicit drugs in Gombe – NDLEA

The Gombe State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has expressed concern over the use of illicit drugs among children under 15 years. The state commander of the agency, Aliyu Adole, who spoke on Monday, said the trend was "worsening every day.'' He said, “They (children) use syringe…

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Minister blasts NFF, orders federation to pay Siasia, other coaches immediately

Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has charged the Nigeria Football Federation to pay the U-23 national team's Coach, Samson Siasia. The Minister gave the charge when Siasia visited him Monday in his office in Abuja. Siasia had visited with his wife Eunice to thank the Minister for his support…

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Pastor in court for allegedly marrying mother, daughter

A pastor, Timothy Ngwu, was on Monday docked at an Enugu North Magistrates’ Court for allegedly marrying another man’s wife, daughter as well as another woman. The pastor’s wife, Veronica Ngwu, was said to have petitioned the court over the development. The victims whom Mr. Ngwu converted to his "wives"…