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AUN students launch campaign to counter hate, extremist comments

Students of the American University of Nigeria, AUN, Yola, Adamawa State, have launched a campaign, “I Stand For Nigeria,” to counter hate and extremist comments in the country. The campaign, which is part of the Peer To Peer Global Digital Challenge by social media giant, Facebook, is designed to tackle…

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Buhari commiserates with Iran, Iraq over earthquake

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President Hassan Rouhani and the people of Iran over the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently, causing the death of hundreds and injury to thousands. The president, who described the natural disaster and its fallout as “very unfortunate, sad and…

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Minister, perm sec, others applaud NCC’s use of social media networks

Minister of Communications, Honourable Adebayo Shittu, yesterday said the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has impeccably deployed social media networks for public communication and urged all stakeholders to emulate the Commission to expand the frontiers of public sector communication, good governance and national development. Shittu's voice was amplified by Abdulaziz Mashi,…

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Suspected military pension thieves granted bail

Justice D. Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, sitting in Jabi, Abuja on Wednesday granted bail to the two military officers accused of complicity in stealing monies meant for payment of death benefits of deceased officers. The suspects, Ishaka Yakubu and Akinbamidele Odunsi, were arraigned alongside…

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Hajj 2018 fare: Group urges reduction of minimum deposit to N300,000

The Independent Hajj Reporters, IHR, a civil society organisation, has called on states' pilgrims boards and agencies to reduce the minimum deposit for 2018 hajj fare to N300,000 per month to allow low income earners cope. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by its national coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammed,…

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has handed over a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art maternity complex to the Katsina State Government

Aisha Buhari hands over maternity complex to Katsina govt

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has handed over a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art maternity complex to the Katsina State Government, in fulfilment of her commitment to improving the healthcare delivery system in Nigeria and the reduction of the health burden of women. The handing over ceremony took place at the…

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How I appoint my aides – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night in Abakaliki explained that many appointees in his administration were appointed purely on merit and their proven track records. Speaking at a State dinner organised in his honour, President Buhari emphasised that he always considered what was best for the country in his decisions.…

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11 killed, 17 missing in mass evictions by Lagos Govt – Amnesty International

Nigerian authorities must halt a violent, unlawful campaign of demolitions and forced evictions of waterfront communities in Lagos State which has so far left more than 30,000 people homeless and 11 dead, Amnesty International said today on Tuesday. A new report, ‘The Human Cost of a Megacity: Forced Evictions of…

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal enrolling new intakes into primary school at the flag-off of Sokoto state school enrollment drive in Riji, Rabah LGA.

Sokoto flags off school enrolment drive

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off what he described as 'Nigeria’s largest school enrolment drive' which targets 1.4 million new intakes in the next one year. The event, which took place at Riji village in Rabah LGA, was also used to officially the launch the state cash transfer scheme,…

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Falana, Ribadu for summit on corruption and whistleblowing

Prominent human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, and pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, will on Tuesday headline a national summit on whistleblowing and the fight against corruption in Nigeria. The event is being put together by the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy,…

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SGF Mustapha visits Ekwueme in London hospital

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, has conveyed President Muhammadu Buhari’s goodwill message to former Vice-President, Alex Ekwueme, in a London hospital. Upon approval by President Buhari, Mr. Ekwueme was rushed to the hospital in an air ambulance in what was described as a critical…

The body of Yelwa Goje, wife of a former Gombe State governor, Danjuma Goje

PHOTO NEWS: Senator Goje’s wife, Yelwa, buried

The body of Yelwa Goje, wife of a former Gombe State governor, Danjuma Goje, was buried on Thursday. Mrs. Goje’s death was confirmed on October 30 in the United States where she went for medical treatment. Her corpse arrived Gombe around 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. She was subsequently buried according…

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Finance Minister, Adeosun, speaks on payment of whistleblower who exposed Ikoyi money

The attention of the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has been drawn to media reports surrounding the payment to a whistleblower, who provided the tips that led to the recovery of funds stashed away in a property in Ikoyi, Lagos State. 2. The Honourable Minister wishes to state…

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Kwara governor wins LEAD Man of the Year Award

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has emerged the LEAD Project Africa ‘Man of the Year’ for 2017. Governor Ahmed beat Aliko Dangote, Willie Obiano of Anambra State and Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State to emerge winner in the category at the 9th edition of the annual award and lecture…

Bukola Saraki

Paradise Papers: Investigate, prosecute Saraki now, group says

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA Resource Centre, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has urged the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, to urgently commence investigation and prosecution of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for constitutional violation and false declaration of assets. The group said its call for Mr. Saraki's investigation and…

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SERAP asks CCB, ICPC to probe Okorocha over ‘N1bn statues of Zuma, Johnson-Sirleaf’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has asked Muhammad Isah, acting chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), and Bolaji Owasanoye, acting chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to “jointly investigate allegations of incompatibility and/or apparent conflict of interest situation, and abuse…

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PIND holds Niger Delta Development Forum in Uyo

The Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta, PIND, in collaboration with Market Development in the Niger Delta, MADE, will hold the sixth edition of its Niger Delta Development Forum, NDDF, 2017, with the theme, “The Future in Our Hands : A State-Led Framework for Planning and Development in…

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I’ve asked for full list of appointees to check lopsided appointments — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja assured religious leaders, and all Nigerians, that his administration will address rising concerns about corruption, insecurity and injustice in various parts of the country. Mr. Buhari gave the assurance when he received a Christian delegation led by the president of the Christian Association…

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Innoson Vs GTBank: No application for issuance of bench warrant against Innocent Chukwuma

Our attention has been drawn to media reports that the Nigeria Police had applied for a bench warrant to arrest the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, over unfounded allegations of forgery and loan infractions with GTBank. Consequently, we've deemed it proper to respond and…

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Two army officers, bank officials remanded over N339 million military pension scam

Justice D. Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Jabi, Abuja on Thursday ordered the remand of four suspected military pension fraudsters in Kuje prison over their alleged complicity in stealing military pension funds to the tune of N339million. The suspects, Ishaka Yakubu (Wing Commander), Akinbamidele Odunsi…

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Kaduna govt condemns NLC ‘violence’, says no going back on Education reforms

The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday restated its resolve to upgrade the quality of education in the state. The state government said it stands firmly by the long-term interests of the two million pupils in public primary schools, and would not be derailed by the agitation of 21,000 unqualified teachers.…

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NNPC pledges support for indigenous participation at launch of Lagos Midstream Jetty built by Oando PLC

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, has pledged to deepen support to indigenous companies in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, said Mr. Baru made the…

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Oando PLC conceived Lagos Midstream Jetty to save Nigeria $50 million annually

Across Africa, the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model has become increasingly critical as both a funding and operational mechanism for social and economic infrastructures. The World Bank established that a target of $93 billion per year is required to meet the infrastructural needs of sub-Saharan Africa. This lack of infrastructure…

Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto Governorship: Appeal Court reserves judgement in suit seeking Tambuwal’s sack

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has reserved judgment in a legal action seeking to unseat Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on account of non-compliance with laws in the conduct of the primary election that produced him in 2014 as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC.…

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Daria Media announces training, scholarships for Nigerian journalists

Daria Media has announced two unique and ground-breaking initiatives targeted at revolutionizing journalism practice in Nigeria. The company, which is promoted by Kadaria Ahmed, former BBC journalist, editor of 234next and host of the Channels TV talk show, Straight Talk and The Core, will be holding a three-city journalism training…