Tuesday , 9 February 2016

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British Minister Visits Nigeria, Stresses The Need For Protecting Civilians From Boko Haram

Baroness Joyce Anelay

The British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Joyce Anelay is visiting Nigeria to highlight the importance of protecting civilians in the fight against Boko Haram as well as preventing s*xual violence in conflict. Anelay is visiting Nigeria to highlight the importance of protecting civilians in the fight against …

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Okonjo-Iweala Not Under EFCC Investigation, Media Aide Counters Report


Media Adviser to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Paul Nwabuikwu has described as untrue, claims that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating the former Minister of Finance. “While the headlines claimed that the EFCC Chairman, in response to a question by an APC, member Hon Razak Atunwa, stated that Dr …

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No LGA In Borno Under Boko Haram Control, Shettima Supports Buhari, Counters Senator


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday countered the senator representing Borno Central District in the National Assembly, Kaka Bashir Garbai, saying that none of the local government areas in the state was being occupied by Boko Haram insurgents. The senator was widely reported yesterday as telling reporters at the …

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#Tagurbae & Win Romantic Gifts In Infinix 7 Days Of Valentine Campaign


Infinix mobility Nigeria is celebrating the season of love with fans, by hosting a 7-day campaign filled with giveaways for fans and their loved ones. The first competition themed #Tagurbae gives fans an opportunity to win a treat inform of the most romantic gifts for their partners this valentine’s without …

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Stakeholders Charge Nigeria To Invest Heavily In Forestry


Stakeholders in the forest sector have urged governments at all levels to invest heavily in the sector because of its huge potential in addressing the nation’s emerging environmental, social and economic challenges. They made the appeal last week at the 14th Annual Chief Shafi Lawal Edu Memorial Lecture, organised by …

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Army Urge Nigerians To Disregard Alleged Take Over Of Operation Lafiya Dole


The Nigerian Army says it has established a standing Special Court Martial in the North East to handle all cases of indiscipline and related acts of misconduct including human rights abuse in the Operation Lafiya Dole against insurgency. The Army stated these while reacting to speculations in the media that …

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Kaduna: NSCDC Arrests Blind Man For Aiding Cattle Rustlers, Kidnappers


The Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command has confirmed the arrest of a 50-year-old blind man, Muntari Idris, for allegedly aiding cattle rustling, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the state.‎ NSCDC operatives arrested Idris, also known as Barrister, alongside his colleague, Adamu Mohammed, at Ungwar-Maigiginya …

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FG Partners NASCO To Produce High Nutrient Density Biscuit For School Children


The Federal Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with NASCO Foods limited, Jos, for commercial production of high nutrient density biscuit for the national school feeding programme. Speaking at the occasion at the weekend, the Director General and CEO, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr. Mrs. Gloria …

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Tariff Increase: Saraki Assures Electricity Consumers Of NASS Support


Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday pledged that the National Assembly would act to ensure that the electricity tariff hike is resolved in the interest of the people. Addressing the rally comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other …

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14m Farmers Captured In E-wallet Scheme


Executive Director of the Farmers Online Market (FOM) Mr. Stephen Maduko has said that about 14 million farmers have registered under the e – wallet scheme of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD). Maduko disclosed this during the launching of the FOM held in Abuja at the …

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TSA May Reduce Money Nigeria Needs To Borrow – Adeosun


The Minister of finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun Monday disclosed that recoveries from the Single Treasury Account (TSA) may reduce amount to be borrowed for 2016 budget. Delivering a keynote address at a one day TSA workshop for state Accountants-General in Abuja, the minister highlighted the importance of TSA. “It increases accountability …

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U.S. Pledges $607.5m Aid To Nigeria


The Obama administration has promised to assist Nigeria with the sum of $607.5 million for the Fiscal year 2016. According to Per Second News, the U.S assistance package was disclosed by Sean J. McIntosh, First Secretary and Spokesman of the U.S Embassy Abuja in an exclusive email chat. “President Buhari …

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Okorocha Begs NLC Over Planned Protest Against Workers’ Suspension


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has appealed to the state and national leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve the planned protest against the suspension of parastatal workers in the state. Labour had recently threatened to mobilize and shutdown the state if the governor failed to recall …

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Sambisa Forest, Last Battleground With Boko Haram – DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said Boko Haram has been “knocked down” in Borno and other parts of the Northeast. It said the only battle ground left is the Sambisa Forest, a swathe of thick bush that stretches about 80 kilometres and said to be the sect’s last stronghold. This …

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Oyo/Osun Customs Command Generated N14.59bn In 2015


The Oyo/Osun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N14.59 billion in 2015, as it prepared to build on its revenue generation and anti-smuggling activities. The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Tope Ogunkua, made the disclosure on Monday in Ibadan when the Customs Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘A’, Mr Eporwei …

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Electricity Tariff: We’re Disappointed In Fashola – NLC


The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Ogun State chapter, has expressed disappointment in the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, over the increase in electricity tariff. The state NLC chairman, Comrade Akeem Ambali said the new tariff, which is about 45 per cent increment, is “a disappointment …

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Insurgency: 90 Per Cent Of IDPs In Adamawa Back Home – Officials


Mr. Haruna Furo, Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, said on Sunday that about 90 per cent of Internally Displaced Persons in the various camps in the state had returned home. Furo, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola, said the affected …

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Dogara Urges Nigerians To Support IDPs As He Concedes One Of His Houses To Them

Yakubu Dogara

Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has appealed to spirited individuals to support the government in providing for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country. He made the call on Sunday when the speaker visited the IDPs camp in Benin City, Edo. “When I came in here I saw a …

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Only 3 LGAs In Borno Are Safe From Boko Haram – Sen. Garbai

Babakaka Garbai

The senator representing Borno Central District on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai, has countered President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that no Nigerian territory is currently under Boko Haram control. Speaking during a meeting last month with United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, President Buhari claimed …

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Tariff Increase: Organized Labour’s Planned Protests Ill-Motivated – Kaduna Electric

NLC-TUC Rally against corruption

Ahead of the nationwide protests by the organized labour on Monday, the Managing Director/CEO, Kaduna Electric, Engineer Garba Haruna, has appealed to the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union congress to jettison their threat to picket electricity distribution companies as the nation cannot afford any disruption to power supply now. …

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