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Boko Haram terrorists now hide in foxholes – Army spokesman

The Nigerian Army says fleeing Boko Haram fighters now hide in foxholes in villages around…

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World Bank to disclose more information on spending of Abacha loot

The World Bank looks set to release more information on the spending of recovered loot…

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10 Top Quotable Quotes of The Week

“Ekiti has lost some of the best trees in its forest of medicine.” -         Ekiti State…

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

Surrender now and enjoy humane treatment, Nigerian military tells Boko Haram fighters

The Nigerian military on Sunday asked terrorists fighting for the extremist Boko Haram sect “to give up their ignoble adventure” and surrender to the nation’s security forces. A statement by the military said troops were now conducting operations in the heart of Sambisa forest to smoke out the remnants of…

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Army begins large-scale operation in Sambisa forests — Commander

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that it had commenced large-scale operations to smoke out Boko Haram terrorists from their Sambisa forest hideout in Borno. Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theater Commander Operation Lafiya Dole said this while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri. "I want to inform you that troops of the…

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#PanamaPapers: Secret assets of Etisalat chairman, Hakeem Belo-Osagie, uncovered in tax haven

A portion of the wealth owned by former Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Hakeem Belo-Osagie, is domiciled in trusts and shell companies in some notorious tax havens around the world, with some in Jersey in the Channel Islands, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. The Channel Islands…

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Speaker Dogara invites ministers to debates on economic diversification

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Sunday asked four ministers to appear before lawmakers at the National Assembly for a series of debates on how to diversify Nigeria's oil-based economy later this week. Mr. Dogara said the initiative, themed: 'sectoral debate,' is part of the legislative…

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Nigerian government condemns calls for herdsmen to leave South-East region

The Federal Government has condemned calls by some individuals and groups in the south-east geo political zone for herdsmen to leave the region. The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, stated this on Sunday at Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi. He was addressing journalists on the outcome…

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There is no grazing reserve bill anywhere, Ekweremadu says

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the National Assembly will not support the creation of grazing reserves anywhere in the country. Addressing journalists on Sunday after a meeting of the South East governors and stakeholders in Enugu, Mr. Ekweremadu said that there was no bill on the creation…

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May Day: Nigerian workers threaten showdown with governors

Workers across Nigeria, united in anger and frustration over unpaid wages, seized the occasion of the May Day celebration to make demands, issue ultimatums and threaten showdowns with their state governments. In Adamawa State, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Dauda Maina, told workers at a rally…

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Labour urges Nigerian government to set up committee on minimum wage

Nigeria’s organised labour on Sunday in Abuja called on the Federal Government to constitute a tripartite committee to discuss the proposed N56,000 new national minimum wage. Ayuba Wabba, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, made the call at the 2016 May Day celebration with the theme: "Working Class…

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Ex- Nigerian diplomat, Hamzat Ahmadu, is dead

A former Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., Hamzat Ahmadu, is dead. Mr. Ahmadu, the Walin Sokoto, died at a private hospital in Lagos on Sunday, aged 92. An accomplished diplomat and technocrat, the deceased served as Personal Secretary to two Nigerian military leaders: Aguiyi Ironsi and Yakubu Gowon. He had…

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Labour decries recruitment of Perm. Secs. from outside Nigeria Civil Service

Nigerian workers on Sunday in Abuja decried the recent recruitment of Permanent Secretaries from outside the civil service. Bobbio Kaigama, the President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, stated this at the 2016 May Day celebration. The theme of the celebration was, "The Working Class and the Quest for Socio-Economic…

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May Day: Ambode absent at Lagos workers’ celebration

The absence of the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, at Onikan Stadium on Sunday annoyed workers who had turned out in their hundreds for the May Day rally. Dozens of affiliates of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress marched round the stadium before Olabowale Ademola, the Lagos…

FROM LEFT: PRESIDENT,TRADE UNION CONGRESS,COMRADE BOBBOI KAIGAMA; MINISTER OF FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ALHAJI MOHAMMED BELLO; MINISTER OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, SEN. CHRIS NGIGE AND PRESIDENT NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS, COMRADE AYUBA WABBA, DURING THE 2016 MAY DAY CELEBRATION IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY (1/5/16).
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Buhari addresses Nigerian workers, pledges to tackle socio-economic ills

The Federal Government on Sunday in Abuja assured workers that it would tackle all socio-economic ills that have troubled the nation. President Muhammadu Buhari gave this assurance at the 2016 May Day celebration with the theme: "The Working Class and The Quest for Socio-Economic Revival''. Mr. Buhari, who was represented…

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Nigeria Police dedicate 2 helicopters to rescue kidnapped ex-minister Anisulowo

The Nigeria Police Force has deployed two helicopters to Ogun State to help in the rescue of a kidnapped former education minister, Iyabo Anisulowo. The spokesperson of the police in Ogun, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the helicopters will help in ensuring the Mrs. Anisulowo is rescued alive. The former minister and…

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Sultan reacts to Benue, Enugu killings, says blaming Fulani herdsmen “absurd”

An organisation led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, has described as "absurd" and "unfortunate" the widespread insinuation that Fulani herdsmen are responsible for the attacks on villagers in Benue, Enugu, Nasarawa and other parts of the country. The Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI), a coalition of several Islamic groups…

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May Day: NUJ joins call to increase Nigerian workers minimum wage

The Chairman of the Edo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, on Sunday called for an urgent upward review of the national minimum wage. Mr. Osakwe made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Auchi, as part of activities to mark this…

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Nigerian doctors postpone planned nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, NARD, has shifted its planned nationwide strike by two weeks. The strike that was to commence on April 25 will now begin on May 9, the association said. The National President of the association, Muhammad Askira, made the disclosure while addressing a…

FILE PHOTO: NIGERIAN ARMY TROOPS CLEARING BOKO HARAM ENCLAVES ALONG AXIS 

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

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack, kill 9 terrorists – Spokesperson

The Nigerian Army on Sunday announced that soldiers killed 9 members of the Boko Haram during a pre-emptive strike in Borno State. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said troops from 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade launched the strike around Wunbi Kala Balge Local Government Area. The strike was carried out after…

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Nigerian troops discover Boko Haram bomb factory – Official

Nigerian troops on Friday discovered a Boko Haram factory bomb making factory, an official has said. The spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Sani Usman, said soldiers from the 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, discovered the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory in Ngala town, North East Nigeria. Mr. Usman, a Colonel, said…

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Workers’ Day 2016: Nigerian Government must fulfill its primary purpose —ActionAid

ActionAid Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to fulfil its primary purpose of ensuring the security and welfare of the people, adding that the government must ensure multinationals and big companies pay their fair share of tax. In a statement issued by the organisation to commemorate the 2016 Worker’s…

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#PanamaPapers: How ex-Nigerian minister bought two penthouses in Panama for N837million

A former Minister for National Planning, Rasheed Gbadamosi, owns two expensive and luxurious penthouses in Panama, a notorious tax haven, documents retrieved by PREMIUM TIMES from the leaked Mossack Fonseca database have shown. Mr. Gbadamosi, writer, businessman and bureaucrat, who was recently appointed co-chairman of the Lagos at 50 planning committee,…

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Shiites insist on Zakzaky’s freedom before appearing at commission of inquiry

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has given the release of its leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, as key condition for its appearance before a Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Kaduna State Government. The judicial commission was set up to investigate the December, 2015 deadly attack on members of IMN…

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Former Gov. Akpabio left N64. 5 billion debt – Akwa Ibom Commissioner

The Akwa Ibom State government owed commercial banks N64.5 billion when Udom Emmanuel took over from Godswill Akpabio as governor, the state Commissioner for Finance, Akan Okon, has said. Mr. Okon who spoke, Wednesday, in Uyo during a conversation on #ProsperityWithoutOil, organised by the Independent Newspaper Publishers Association, said the…