Saturday , 28 May 2016

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FG Inaugurates Panel For Prosecution Of High Profile Corruption Cases


The Federal Government has inaugurated a National Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC) for the effective prosecution of high criminal cases in the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) made this known at the Presidential Villa while inaugurating the committee headed by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami. Addressing the …

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We’ve Found A Homegrown Solution To Tomato Pest – Onu


Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu says one of the agencies under his ministry has developed a pesticide that is very effective against tomato Pest Tuta absoluta which has recently ravaged tomato farms in Nigeria, causing tomato scarcity. Onu made this known in Abuja on Friday in a …

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Court Freezes Assets Of Diezani’s Associates


A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the Federal Government injunctions freezing local and foreign assets and funds traced to two Nigerian businessmen, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, as well as their companies – Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited (AEDC), Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited (AEBD). The duo …

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Arms Deal: EFCC Receives Petition Against Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday formally received a petition asking the agency to probe ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on the alleged mismanagement of $2.1 billion released to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for arms purchase. The petition is the first written against the former president. …

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Troops Ambush Boko Haram Members, Kill Two


Troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion ambushed a band of suspected Boko Haram militants outside Sambisa forest, killing two members and recovering different weapons as well as food stuff. In a statement issued yesterday by the spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Col Sani Usman said the troops …

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Wike Promises Prudent Management Of Rivers State’s Resources


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has promised to ensure prudent management of the state’s resources. He also vowed to fulfill all his electoral promises. The governor, who also flagged off the Tam David West Boulevard said he would continue to deliver quality service to Rivers people. He urged investors to …

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Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up Pipelines Belonging To Agip, Shell In Bayelsa


After blowing up additional gas and crude oil trunk lines belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in Delta State, in a twin attack on Thursday night, the Niger Delta Avengers is not done yet. The group, yesterday issued a notice to the Nigerian Military, International and Indigenous Oil …

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Buhari Has Ended Impunity In Governance – Onu


Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonanya Onu says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has succeeded in removing impunity in governance. Onu said this when he paid a courtesy call to the headquarters of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Abuja on Friday. “Impunity has no place in government establishments since the current …

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FCT Wants To Create Clusters Of Portable Power Generation Options


Power in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) may soon improve as the administration says it will encourage investment in portable power generation options using renewable energy to address epileptic power supply in the territory. “A number of investors have come to us for investment in power sector,” FCT Minister, …

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Five Policemen Declared Missing After Gunmen Ambush In Rivers


The Rivers State Police Command has declared five of its men missing after they came under a barrage of heavy gunfire from unknown gunmen on the Okujagu waterways in Okrika Local Government Area of the state, last Wednesday. The command, which declared the policemen missing on Friday, also set up …

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Health Workers Pull Out Of Ekiti Workers’ Strike


The indefinite strike action embarked upon by workers in Ekiti State on yesterday suffered a setback as the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, on Friday announced it was no longer taking part in the strike. The Ekiti chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiation Council …

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Gbajabiamila Blames Jonathan For Nigeria’s Economic Woes


Majority Leader of the House Of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday blamed the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan for the country’s economic crisis, saying it left an empty treasury. Gbajabiamila spoke at the Town Hall Meeting he organised to give account of his stewardship to his constituents in …

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Buhari’s Election Victory Saved Nigeria’s Economy From Collapse – Lai Mohammed


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the 2015 Presidential election saved Nigeria’s economy from collapse, as the past administration had almost ran the economy aground. “For the fact that God loves this country, if any other political party had won the …

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Buhari Warns Against Forced Marriages, Child Abduction


President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, warned against forced marriages and child abduction in the country. According him, every child has the right to education and the right to live. “Challenges posed by the total breakdown of societal values and the current unrestricted social media vices, which therefore, calls for an urgent …

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Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up NNPC Pipeline, Vow More Attacks

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The Niger Delta Avengers, a new militant group demanding a sovereign state of the Niger Delta, on Friday said its fighters had blown up a large gas and crude pipeline operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) near Warri, Delta State late Thursday. The militant group said it was …

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No Group Will Occupy Nigerian Communities On My Watch – Arase


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase on Thursday assured that no group will overrun the country or illegally occupy any part of it under his watch as the nation’s number one cop. He gave the assurance in Abuja at a public hearing on the influx of killer herdsmen to …

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Dialogue With Avengers, Other Militant Groups In N/Delta – Uduaghan


The Federal Government has been advised to consider the option of engaging and dialoguing with militants in response to the renewed waves of militancy in the Niger Delta region. A former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, who gave the advice yesterday, however, suggested that the engagement should be …

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Peter Obi Laments Inability Of S/East Governors To Hold Forum

Peter Obi

The immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, yesterday decried the inability of Southeast governors to meet and discuss matters of importance to the development of the zone. Governors in the zone used to meet under the aegis of South-East Governors’ Forum. Mr. Obi, who governed Anambra for eight years …

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Metuh’s Absence Stalls Trial

Olisa Metuh

The trial of the erstwhile spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, for allegedly tearing up his own confession statement suffered a setback yesterday due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Ishaq Bello. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on January 21 arraigned Metuh before …

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Infographic – 17 Fun Historic Monuments to Visit This Holiday


May 27th Children’s day is a day in Nigeria that is extremely celebrated and commercialised – kids usually look at it as a free pass to have unlimited fun and food. However, children never really think about the holiday that closely follows which is 29th of May, Democracy day. Because …

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