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Enugu lawmakers move to impeach Gov. Chime

Enugu State lawmakers have commenced impeachment proceedings against Governor Sullivan Chime, over allegations of corruption and misconduct. Fourteen lawmakers, led by the speaker, Eugene Odo, met early Monday and directed the clerk of the assembly to dispatch an impeachment notice to the governor. Mr. Chime and the lawmakers are at…

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Man who supplies fuel, food to Boko Haram arrested – Nigerian military

The Nigerian military said it has arrested a man who specialises in supplying food and fuel to Boko Haram insurgents in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. The culprit, the military said, was arrested Sunday morning in Daban Shata, in the suburbs of Baga, Borno State's third largest community. The…

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Nigerian government faults petrol importers on N200 billion subsidy claim

The Federal Government has faulted the N200 billion claim by oil marketers as outstanding payment on subsidy. The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, faulted the claims on Sunday in Abuja while briefing journalists. “As you know, we paid N156 billion recently to the marketers;…

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Ogun defends rail project, chides PDP governorship candidate

In response to criticisms from an opposition leader, the Ogun State Government has defended its decision to construct a light rail system in the state. The government said the light rail project signed with the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company,CCECC, last week was a contractor-finance arrangement using long-term development fund…

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Fire guts Gamboru market, Maiduguri

A section of Gamboru market in Maiduguri was on Sunday gutted by fire which destroyed about 50 shops and goods worth millions of Naira. Some traders in the market told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri that the fire started at about 3.00 a.m. when there was nobody in…

Senate President, David Mark, voting at the recent elections.

David Mark asks PDP incoming lawmakers to prepare for opposition role

The Senate President, David Mark, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members to put the failures of the last elections behind them and be prepared to build a strong and united party ready to play a credible opposition. The party lost the March 28 presidential election to the opposition…

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Nigerian military hands over 275 women, children to NEMA

The Nigerian military on Saturday released 275 women rescued from operations in Sambisa forest to officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA. The victims - 69 women, 14 girls, 26 male children aged between 6 and12 years, 49 male children aged 5 years, 48 female children aged 0 to…

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PDP candidate files petition challenging election of APC’s Bagudu as Kebbi governor

Bello Sarkin-Yaki, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the April 11 elections in Kebbi State, has filed a petition challenging the outcome of the election. The Secretary to the state Election Petitions Tribunal, Micheal Nwagbegbe, said this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi…

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Abia university builds 10 student hostels in 1 year – VC

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia, said that it spent N1.5 billion of its internally generated revenue, IGR, to construct 10 hostels in the institution within one year. Hillary Edeoga, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Umuahia that this was to provide…

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Jigawa speaker defends jumbo package for ex-governors, speakers

The bill on the entitlements of former governors, speakers and their deputies passed by Jigawa House of Assembly, is aimed at eliminating corruption, the Speaker, Adamu Ahmed, has said. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bill made provision for former governors, speakers and their deputies to receive the…

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Abuja Chief Imam buried

The late Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Musa Muhammad, was on Sunday buried at the Gudu Cemetery amid tears and prayers from families and well wishers. The burial, which was conducted under tight security, was attended by the Kano State governor-elect, Umar Ganduje. Other dignitaries included the Abuja Minister,…

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Boko Haram: NEMA resumes activities in displaced persons’ camps

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Sunday that it has resumed weekly supply of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons camps in Borno, following the successful conduct of the 2015 general polls. The NEMA North East Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar, stated this at the end of a stakeholders meeting…

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French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast

The French maritime police said on Sunday in Paris that their patrol ship rescued 217 migrants from three small boats that had run into trouble off the coast of Libya on Saturday night. It said two suspected people smugglers were also arrested, while the intercepted vessels have all been neutralised.…

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FRSC alerts Delta residents on activities of fake officials

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has alerted residents of Delta on the activities of conmen who posed as officials of the corps. Rindom Kumven, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, raised the alarm in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Asaba on Sunday. Mr. Kumven…

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Norway regrets selling warships to ex-Niger Delta militant, Tompolo

Norwegian Defence Chief, Haakon Bruun-Hansen, an admiral, has apologised to the country’s lawmakers for the sale of a fleet of a decommissioned naval battleships and combats boats to a former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo. Mr. Ekpemupolo was the leader of one of the several militias…

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VP Sambo urges Nigerians to support Buhari administration

Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Saturday urged Nigerians to support and cooperate with the incoming administration for it to succeed. Mr. Sambo made this call at the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria Stakeholders Conference, held at the Main Conference Auditorium, National Mosque Complex, Abuja. "Government as you are aware is a…

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Osun lawmaker joins race for House of Reps speakership

Mojeed Alabi, who has been elected to the House of Representatives for the first time, has formally declared his interest in the Speakership of the House. Mr. Alabi, elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress for Ede South/Egbdore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency, made the declaration on Thursday in an expression…

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Akwa Ibom varsity graduates 40 students at maiden convocation

The Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) on Saturday graduated 40 students at its maiden convocation. The graduating students, who were from the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, were for the 2013/2014 academic session. Speaking at the occasion, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Eno James, said the 40…

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Gov. Chime vacates official residence

Barely one month to hand over to new administration, Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has vacated the Governor’s Lodge at the Government House in Enugu. A top government official, who pleaded anonymity, said in Enugu on Saturday that Mr. Chime had moved to his private residence at Independence Layout,…

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AfDB: Buhari sends Atiku to President Zuma to lobby for Minister Adesina

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar over the weekend commenced lobby for the candidacy of Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).   A statement issued by the Atiku Media Office in Abuja said that Atiku Abubakar's shuttle diplomacy to shore up the much-needed…

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R​ain ​​renders ​over ​100 homeless​​ in Kwara

No fewer than 100 residents of Kosubosu , a community in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara, were rendered homeless on Friday night as a result of a rainstorm. The rain, the first in the year, affected more than 25 buildings. A similar disaster occurred in the community in 2014,…

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LIST – New House of Reps Members for Nigeria’s 8th National Assembly

Only one in every 26 Member of the incoming House of Representative would be a woman, a comprehensive list of winners of the National Assembly elections has shown. ​The House has 360 members.​ The list obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, indicates that Abia and Gombe state are…

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​W​e​’​re partnering with Jay Z’s Roc Nation – Chocolate City’s Audi Maikori

Audu Maikori is the founder and CEO of Chocolate City Music Group. Established in 2005, the music label nurtured the careers of rappers, MI, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz and singer, Brymo among others. Recently, Chocolate City announced that Mr. Maikori would step down as CEO in June. The label would…

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Group slams judge for fining Igbinedion N3million over N25bn theft

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned the slap-on-the-wrist judgment handed Michael Igbinedion, a younger brother to former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, by a federal judge. In a shocking ruling Thursday, Justice J. Liman of the Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State, fined N3 million for…

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Petrol scarcity: ​Road transporters owners suspend strike

Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria on Friday ​have ​reached an agreement with the National Association of Road Transport Owners to suspend their strike, according to an official. MOMAN Executive Secretary, Femi Olawore, made this known while speaking with journalists on the ongoing impasse with the government over outstanding fuel…