Sunday , 24 July 2016

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Anambra Partners Two Companies On Housing Development


The Anambra State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with two investment companies, Rockland Development Institute and Lake Petroleum Limited over the development of housing in the state. Governor Willie Obiano while signing the agreement at the state house, disclosed that the deal was to further ease the …

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Mrs Buhari Solicits Support For Female Entrepreneurs


In an effort to push women towards economic productivity and independence in Nigeria, the Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari is seeking support for female entrepreneurs, saying they should have their place in nation development. Mrs Buhari at the Women in Export Forum and Exhibition, organized by the Nigerian …

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585 Homes Destroyed By Flood In Sokoto


About 585 houses were destroyed in a late night flood in seven towns of Wurno Local Government of Area of Sokoto State. Alhaji Abdulkadir Jelani, the Chairman of the local government council, disclosed this in Wurno town, while addressing newsmen on Saturday. As he added that the incident occurred due …

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Fight Only When You’re Stopped From Performing Your Religious Obligations, Sultan Tells Muslims

Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has warned Muslims in the country against taking laws into their hands. This is just as he disclosed that the only time Muslims should “fight”, is when their religious rights are being …

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Jigawa Inaugurates 19-Member C’ttee For Mass Weddings

Mass Marriage-brides

The Jigawa State government yesterday constituted a 19 member committee that will work out modalities to conduct mass weddings for widows and divorcees in the state. Inaugurating the committee in Dutse, the state capital, Secretary to the State Government, Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini, said the committee was saddled with the responsibility …

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Killers Of Abuja Preacher Will Not Go Scot-free, Buhari Vows

Eunice Olawale-Burial

The killers of Deaconess Eunice Olawale, wife of a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Assistant Pastor, Elisha Olawale, would not go scot-free, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday vowed. The president said government owed it a duty to bring the perpetrators to book. President Buhari made the vow during the burial …

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Shehu Sani Urges Buhari To Urgently Diversify Economy


The senator representing Kaduna Central on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently diversify the Nigerian economy. Sen. Sani made the call after receiving an award from the Human Rights club of the Faculty of …

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Lagos Set To Rebrand With ‘One Lagos’ Launch

akinwumi ambode

Lagos State is set to launch the “One Lagos” brand in furtherance of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s determination to drive the State’s economy using Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and Sports for Excellence. In a release signed by the State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Folorunsho Folarin-Coker on Thursday, the “One …

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We Will Explore New Opportunities In Gas, Technology To Revive Economy – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday in Abuja said his administration will continue to welcome innovative ideas in the gas, technology and agricultural sectors to reposition the economy. Receiving the Letter of Credence of the High Commissioner of the Republic of India, Mr. Nagabhushana Reddy, at the State House, President Buhari …

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NSCDC Rescues 9-Year-Old Boy, Chained, Tortured By Church In Ogun


The Ogun state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Saturday said it rescued a nine-year old boy, who was chained for weeks by a church in Ogun State. According to PREMIUM TIMES, the NSCDC in a statement said that Taiwo Korede was on Friday rescued …

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Boko Haram: Missing Commanding Officer, 5 Others Rescued By Army


Some of the troops missing in action following last Wednesday’s ambush of the Nigerian Army by the Boko Haram dreaded sect have been rescued. According to the Army spokesman, Col. Usman Sani, A commanding officer, and five others have been found among the soldiers declared missing. “It will be recalled …

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Police Recruitment Not Lopsided, Says Sen. Ibrahim


The Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Sen. Abu Ibrahim, has denied insinuations in some quarters that ongoing recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force was lopsided. Speaking in Abuja on Friday, the senator said that he was in touch with the police authorities on the criteria for screening and other …

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Four Soldiers, Commanding Officer Who Went Missing After Boko Haram Ambush, Rescued

Sani Usman-Nigerian Army

Five soldiers, including a unit commanding officer, earlier declared missing after running into an ambush laid by Boko Haram Terrorists at Guro Gongon, Alargamo area of Borno State, have been rescued, the Nigerian Army said on Saturday. The Army yesterday said 16 soldiers and three officers were missing after an …

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FG, States, LGs Share N559.032bn For June

Kemi Adeosun

The Federal, States and Local Governments have shared the sum of N599.032billion for the month of June 2016. This is the first time in 2016 that the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) is sharing such an amount, which the state governments said will allow them to pay salaries and meet …

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Fire Guts Abubakar Rimi Market In Kano Again

fire disaster

The Abubakar Rimi market located in Sabon Gari area of Fagge local government area in Kano state, was on Saturday morning engulfed in flames again. According to eyewitnesses, the inferno started at about 3a.m in Gidan Maggi section of the market, where foodstuffs are sold. The cause of the fire …

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NAFDAC Confiscates Libido Enhancing Drugs, Others Worth N15m In Taraba


The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has in its recent operations in Gembu, Taraba State, impounded unregistered drugs worth N15 million. The impounded drugs included Tramadol and Sildenafil combination. The NAFDAC Coordinator in the state, Joseph Asikpo, made this known at a media briefing in …

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We’re Not In Talks With FG – Avengers


The Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group that has claimed responsibility for several attacks on oil and gas facilities in some states of the Niger Delta, yesterday denied reports that it was in talks with the federal government. The NDA was reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on Thursday that …

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Furious Judge Berates DSS For Flouting Court Orders, Threatens To Vacate Office


A federal high court judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Friday carpeted the Department of State Security (DSS) for flouting an order of the court to remand a defendant in prison. Justice Dimgba of the Abuja division of the federal high court, had on Thursday ordered that a retired Air Commodore, …

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ntel Rolls Out Super Speed Internet Router


Nigeria’s most revolutionary telecommunications company, has launched its super fast 4G/LTE internet router in Lagos and Abuja. The ZTE Router supports up to 64 simultaneous Wi-Fi connections and 4 LAN ports connections. Kamar Abass, CEO of ntel said at the launch, “This is the ideal router for households as well …

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Former Civilian-JTF Members Join Nigerian Army

former Civilian JTF Members

A total number of 250 ex-members of the Civilian-JTF, who had been assisting the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram in Borno State, have concluded military training and have been fully inducted into the Nigerian Army. The newly-recruited troopers on Friday visited the Government House Maiduguri, on a …

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