Thursday , 26 May 2016


Killer Herdsmen May Have Links With Boko Haram – Buratai

Tukur Buratai

Violent herdsmen who have been killing people and destroying farmlands across the country may have links with the Boko Haram, says the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. Speaking on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Ogun State Ibikunle Amosun, Buratai said timely information on …

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Reps Kick Against Planned Sale Of Refineries


The House of Representatives Committee on Privatisation, yesterday, stopped the proposed sale of Nigeria’s three refineries by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The committee, after engaging officials of the NNPC and the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) on the exercise declared that NNPC violated the provisions of the BPE …

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Dangote Contributes More Than Half Of Government’s Mineral Resources Revenue – NEITI


The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), has revealed that Dangote Industries Limited generates more mineral resource revenue for the government than the rest of the nation put together. This was contained in its report released to the press yesterday, where it said that Dangote Cement was responsible for 53 …

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Nigeria Made A Terrible Mistake Depending On Oil – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria made a very big mistake by depending on oil as the mainstay of the economy. Speaking while bidding the outgoing Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Saeed Koozechi, farewell in Abuja, President Buhari said he was convinced that with greater diligence, hard work and …

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Minister Says 50 Million Nigerians Lack Access To Water


About 50 million Nigerians currently lack access to water but the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is projecting year 2030 as the period to supply water to all, , Engr. Suleiman Adamu, Water Resources Minister, has said. “I had my marching order on November 11, 2015, when I was sworn-in. What we …

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Constitution Does Not Specify That CJN Must Be From The Supreme Court, Group Says

Supreme Court

A group of lawyers and activists under the aegis of United Action for Change, UAC, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint Supreme Court Justices from outside, as constitution does not specify that such an appointment should be from within. Making the recommendation at a round-table on access to …

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Herdsmen Attack: Police To Train Vigilante Groups In Enugu


The Enugu State Police Command will train 472 Neighborhood Watch Groups to compliment security services at grassroots level to forestall attacks by Fulani herdsmen in any community in the state. This followed the last Fulani herdsmen’s invasion on April 25 of Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the …

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Nigeria Lacks Thought Leaders For Development – Pat Utomi


Nigeria’s development has been slow because the country lacks think-tanks, thought leadership for development. Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership, CVL, Professor Pat Utomi decried the level of decline in quality leadership in Nigeria at the 33rd Centre for Values In Leadership’s Leader Without Title, LWT, Leadership Colloquium in honour …

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Recession: Senate Summons Emefiele, Adeosun


The Senate has summoned the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to appear before it and brief the upper chambers on the monetary and fiscal policies adopted to salvage the current economic situation. The Senate said the move …

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Niger Delta Avengers’ Ultimatum To Atiku, Danjuma, Others Ends Today


The two-week ultimatum given owners of oil blocs in the region by Niger Delta Avengers to evacuate their staff and shut down operations ends today, putting security operatives on their toes and raising anxiety in the area. The militant group in a statement by its spokesperson, Col Murdoch Agbinibo on …

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Petrol Price Hike; Buhari’s 1st Year Anniversary Gift To Nigerians – Fayose


Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, Wednesday, described the recent increment in the pump price of petrol as one of the gifts of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians to celebrate his one year in office. In a statement titled; “Petrol Price Increment as Buhari’s 1st Year Anniversary Gift to Nigerians”, the …

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Lagos Signs Agreement For Construction Of The 4th Mainland Bridge

Ambode fourth

Lagos State has signed an agreement with investors to construct the fourth mainland bridge that will join three other bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland. The 38km bridge and expressway will become the longest bridge and expressway anywhere when completed, according to the Governor of the state Akinwunmi Ambode. …

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Total Expresses Worry Over Attacks On Facilities


Total E&P Nigeria Limited, has expressed worries over attacks on its facilities in Rivers State. The company complained that its facilities were being vandalized daily by unidentified persons. Total disclosed this, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, during a stakeholders’ meeting with offshore communities in the state, adding that the company’s facilities …

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CBN Adopts Flexible Exchange Rate Amidst Impending Recession


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is to adopt a flexible exchange rate policy as Nigeria’s economic growth continues to decline and the country heads for recession. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) made this known yesterday, claiming it is aimed at restoring the automatic adjustments properties of the exchange rate. …

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EFCC Declares Sen. Omisore Wanted


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, declared a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore wanted, in connection with alleged N700 million paid to a company in which he has interest by the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA). A statement by the Head of Media …

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INEC To Mandate Use Of Technology For Voting In Subsequent Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to halt manual voting in the 2019 general elections. INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said this during a meeting with executives of the Forum of State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECs), who visited him at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. “We can no …

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FG Meets Wabba-led NLC Today


The Federal Government will today resume negotiation with the Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), following Sunday’s suspension of its nationwide industrial action to force government to reverse the pump price of petrol to N86.50 from the current price of N145 per litre. “The negotiation between the …

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Bayelsa Workers Call Off Strike, Agree To Receive Half Salary


The organised labour in Bayelsa State, has suspended its three days old strike over unpaid salaries and pension arrears. The decision to suspend the strike was reached after a meeting involving representatives of the state government and leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), a …

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Emir of Kano Sanusi II Wants Marriage Age Pegged In Nigeria

Emir of Kano-Muhammadu Sanusi II

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II is totally against child marriage. He voiced his opposition on Tuesday, saying it’s time to peg marriage age in Nigeria. Sanusi, who was addressing a conference of Northern Muslims Religious Leaders Forum on Primary Health care in Kano, explained that the reproductive …

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Eni Declares Force Majeure After Pipeline Attack


A subsidiary of Italian oil producer Eni has declared a force majeure following an attack on a key gas pipeline in southern Nigeria. The measure at the Brass Rivers terminal took effect Sunday after the Ogbaimbiri–Tebidaba pipeline was attacked by suspected militants. “I can confirm the force majeure on Brass,” …

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