Wednesday , 4 May 2016

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NPA Votes N14.3bn For Lekki Deep Sea Port Project

Lekki Deep Seaport

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has set aside N14.3billion as part of its financial commitment to the ongoing construction of Lekki Deep Seaport in 2016. NPA had in its 2015 budget allocated N20.4 billion as the balance of the Federal Government equity to the project.The project is being built on …

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We Get Weapons From Politicians, Armed Robbery Suspect Says

Muyideen-Ibrahim suspect

A 29-year-old tricycle operator, who was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for robbery has alleged that some of the arms used by robbers were given to them by politicians during campaigns. Some locally made pistols and live cartridges were recovered from the suspect Muyideen Ibrahim, who was arrested …

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We Have Been Granted Forex Access For Fuel Importation – IPMAN

IPMAN

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, said, yesterday its members have overcome Forex challenges as they have been granted Forex access to import petroleum products. Speaking to Vanguard in a telephone interview, National Secretary, IPMAN, Alhaji Hassan Kirmi, said all members should therefore, desist from the act of …

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The Buhari-led FG Working Hard To Put Food On The Tables Of Nigerians – Senator Tinubu

Oluremi Tinubu

Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was working hard to put food on the tables of Nigerians. Tinubu said this while contributing to a Bill for an Act to make provisions for freedom from hunger and the right to adequate food …

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NLC Blasts Okupe Over Call For Mass Retrenchment Of Civil Servants

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday, chided the former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, over a statement credited to him that governors should sack civil servants to resolve the irregular salaries payment crisis, describing the call as “absurd”. In a statement, factional …

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Attacks: President Buhari Orders Security Agents To Clampdown On Herdsmen

Buhari-Catholic Bishops

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agents in the country to clampdown on herdsmen attacking communities around the country. Speaking at a meeting with members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), President Buhari confirmed that heads of national security agencies have been ordered to take all necessary action …

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Saraki Lauds Nigerian Media On World Press Freedom Day

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Tuesday congratulated all practitioners in the media across the country and the world for their invaluable service to humanity as they celebrate the World Press Freedom Day. In a statement signed on his behalf by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, …

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Court Grants Synagogue Engineers N20m Bail

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The two engineers who handled the construction of the collapsed six-storey guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, were on Tuesday granted bail in the sum of N10 million each by the Lagos High Court, Ikeja. The two engineers are – Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun. The …

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Osinbajo Receives Cameroon’s President Biya In Abuja

Biya Osinbajo

President Paul Biya of Cameroon, today began a two-day state visit to Nigeria, at the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari. Biya was met on arrival by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. While in Nigeria, Biya and Buhari, as well as their …

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Anti-Hunger Bill Scales Second Reading At Senate

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A bill seeking to fight hunger in the country Tuesday scaled through second reading at the Senate. The bill tagged “A bill for an Act to make provision for freedom from hunger and right to adequate food of acceptable quality, right of every child to basic nutrition and for connected …

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Senate: Bill For An Act To Make Provisions For Freedom From Hunger Passes Second Reading

Senate

The Senate today passed the Bill for an Act to Provide Measures Against Climate Change for the second time. “As the world works to tackle the effects of Global Warming, Nigeria must join in the efforts being taken by nations around the world to address this pressing issue that contributes …

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10,000 Police Recruitment: Applications Rise To 843,008

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) said as at 1.00p.m Monday, May 2, it received 843,008 applications from eligible Nigerians seeking enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force. This is contained in an update issued by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission in Abuja on Monday. He …

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We’re Not Planning Reprisal Attacks On Northerners In South-East – IPOB

IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has debunked rumors that its members are planning reprisal attacks on northern residents in any part of the South East over the recent killings in Ukpabi Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu State. The pro-Biafra group said as a non-violent movement, people should …

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Sterling Bank Optimistic as Core Banking Profit Rises

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Sterling Bank Plc rode on the back of improving internal efficiency to reduce funding costs and improve profitability of its core banking operations in the first quarter of 2016. Key extracts of the unaudited report and accounts of the lender for the period ended March 31 2016, showed appreciable improvements …

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Anglican Bishop Hails Buhari Over War Against Boko Haram

Dean Emeritus Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion-Adebola Ademowo

The Diocesan Bishop of Lagos and Dean Emeritus Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Rev Adebola Ademowo, has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the military for the success in the fight against insurgency. Bishop Ademowo, who gave the commendation yesterday at the first session of the 33rd Synod at …

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FG Subsidizes PMS With N12.88 Per Litre

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The Federal Government said yesterday it would pay subsidy on premium motor spirit popularly called petrol, from the recoveries made in the first quarter of this year. This is contained in the latest Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) template released in Abuja. It said between January and March this …

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Alleged $115m Election Bribery: Fidelity Bank Appoints New Acting MD

FIDELITY BANK-MOHAMMED LAWAL BALARABE

Fidelity Bank Plc has appointed an Acting Managing Director. He is Alhaji Mohammed Lawal Balarabe. Mr. Balarabe is to act in place of Nnamdi Okonkwo, the MD/CEO of Fidelity Bank, who has been in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for close to a week now. The …

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Army Arrests Suspected Killers Of Gen. Shuwa In Kano

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The Nigerian Army yesterday paraded the suspected killers of Gen. Mohammed Shuwa (retd), a hero of the Nigerian Civil War. Shuwa, who was the first General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, which he also commanded during the war, was shot dead at his residence in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital …

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‘Operation Clampdown’ To Rescue Chibok Girls, Others From Boko Haram Captivity – CDS

CDS Olonisakin

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, yesterday assured that the military would sustain efforts to wipe out remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists from Nigeria in a short while. Speaking with reporters in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Sunday, Olonisakin said that his visit to the insurgency …

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Power Supply To Worsen In Lekki, Ikoyi, VI As EKDC Begins Upgrade

Eko Electricity

Power supply in some parts of Lagos may worsen from tomorrow as power rationing commences. The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) announced on Monday that beginning from May 3, there will be power rationing in Lekki, Ikoyi, Victoria Island and some parts of Ajah. A statement by the …

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