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2018 Budget - Senate Rejects DPR's N355 Million Earmarked for Foreign TripsBy Ahuraka Isah and Solomon Ayado Abuja — The Department of Petroleum Resource
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By Ahuraka Isah and Solomon Ayado Abuja — The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) officials, yesterday, disclosed to members of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), that they intend to spend N355 million for foreign trips in the 2018... Read more
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State Assemblies Begin Debate On Constitution AmendmentBy Adebiyi Adedapo and Paul Uwadima Abuja — Three months after the National As
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By Adebiyi Adedapo and Paul Uwadima Abuja — Three months after the National Assembly transmitted drafts of the 1999 Constitution Amendment to State Houses of Assembly, some houses have commenced debate on the bills. Indication emerged yesterday... Read more
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IMN Protests Continued Detention of El-ZakzakyAbuja — Hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) yesterday
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Abuja — Hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) yesterday came out in Abuja to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, by the federal government, and to commemorate the two-year anniversary of... Read more
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Senate Queries N10 Billion Expenditure On Solar Power for VarsitiesBy Ahuraka Isah and Solomon Ayado Abuja — The Senate Committee on Power, Steel
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By Ahuraka Isah and Solomon Ayado Abuja — The Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, yesterday demanded explanation on the solar power projects for nine universities estimated to gulp a whopping sum of N10 billion. Meanwhile,... Read more
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21 New Political Parties Register With Electoral CommissionAbuja — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, announ
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Abuja — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, announced the registration of 21 new political parties. The registration has now raised the number of political parties in Nigeria to 67. According to INEC, the decision to... Read more
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Buhari/Osinbajo Endorsement Posters Emerge in AbujaMajor streets of Abuja were on Thursday adorned with campaign posters endorsing
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Major streets of Abuja were on Thursday adorned with campaign posters endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for reelection in 2019. The posters were pasted on structures located on major streets as well as bus... Read more
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Fuel Scarcity to End in 48 HoursA fuel queue at a petrol station in Abuja (file photo). The Minister of State
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A fuel queue at a petrol station in Abuja (file photo). The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has assured governors of Nigeria's 36 states that the ongoing fuel scarcity will end in 48 hours. Mr. Kachikwu gave the assurance on Thursday... Read more
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Economic Council Approves U.S.$1 Billion to Fight Boko HaramAbuja — The National Economic Council, yesterday, gave the federal government t
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Abuja — The National Economic Council, yesterday, gave the federal government the go ahead to spend $1billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) on the fight against Boko Haram insurgents. Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki disclosed this while... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Health levy fund now at $18m, ministershare of total government spending with health sector allocation standing at 6,
New Zimbabwe / Posted 7 hours ago
share of total government spending with health sector allocation standing at 6, 9 percent in 2017 against a 15 percent Abuja target. The Community Working Group on Health executive director Itai Rusike, in a post budget analysis paper, said,... Read more
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Man Gets Six-Year Jail Term for Impersonating ICPC OfficialAbuja — An Ilorin Magistrate's Court, presided over by Mr. J. B Salihu has sent
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Abuja — An Ilorin Magistrate's Court, presided over by Mr. J. B Salihu has sentenced one Owolabi Victor Olawale to six years imprisonment, without an option of fine for impersonating an employee of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related... Read more
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National Security in Post-Military Nigeriagrowth and Nigeria's growth has been declining since 1993. Mou is currently th
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growth and Nigeria's growth has been declining since 1993. Mou is currently the chair of Centre for Poverty Eradication in Abuja. A graduate of political science of University of Ibadan, he obtained his PhD from the University of Wisconsin,... Read more
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Court Orders Swearing-in of Okonkwo As SenatorAbuja — After two years of legal battle, the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterd
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Abuja — After two years of legal battle, the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday ordered the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to swear in Obiora Okonkwo as Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District of Anambra State. Delivering... Read more
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As Govt Plans to Retain Best Brains in Teachingaccess and equity. President Muhammadu Buhari recently organised a special ret
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
access and equity. President Muhammadu Buhari recently organised a special retreat for the Federal Executive Council in Abuja on challenges facing the education sector during which participants called on government to declare a state of... Read more
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Your Gap(s) in Nigeria's Devt Process?promises and the populace demands in Nigeria. - Mr. Michael Adedotun Oke, Foun
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promises and the populace demands in Nigeria. - Mr. Michael Adedotun Oke, Founder, Michael Adedotun Oke Foundation, Abuja * I see too much concentration on corruption as the development gap in Nigeria's development process as the year 2017... Read more
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Defeated PDP Aspirants Threaten to Form Parallel National ExcoAbuja — The dissatisfaction arising from the national convention of the Peoples
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
Abuja — The dissatisfaction arising from the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is yet to abate, as a group under the auspices of the PDP 2017 National Convention Candidates and Stakeholders' Forum has threatened to form a... Read more
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IMF Bullish On Nigerian Economy As SEC Assures Investors of Robust MarketFund (IMF), Miriam Tamene stated this during a visit of IMF Team to the Securit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
Fund (IMF), Miriam Tamene stated this during a visit of IMF Team to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Abuja recently. However, she urged monetary and regulatory authorities in Nigeria to introduce policies that would bring... Read more
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Electricity Contractors to Curb Quacks, Ensure Safety in AbujaNational Coordinator of LECAN, Chief Vitus Ofoedum said this during a sensitisa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
National Coordinator of LECAN, Chief Vitus Ofoedum said this during a sensitisation campaign at Gudu market in Abuja yesterday. He urged people to always patronise the electricians who are duly certified by the Nigerian Electricity... Read more
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Govt Warns Officials Against Recognising TaiwanDepartments and Agencies (MDAs), through the office of the Secretary to the Gov
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
Departments and Agencies (MDAs), through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in Abuja on Thursday. The circular read in part: "As part of government's drive to strengthen and deepen bilateral... Read more
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Civil Society Groups, Other Stakeholders Oppose NGO Regulatory Bill Amid ProtestsAbuja — Almost all representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Ci
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
Abuja — Almost all representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) wednesday vehemently denounced the proposed establishment of a regulatory commission for supervision,... Read more
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Engaging Press Freedom, National Security As Two Sides of a CoinAbuja — Every nation needs security and safety of its nationals as well as the
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
Abuja — Every nation needs security and safety of its nationals as well as the defense of its territorial integrity. That is, partly, the goal of government. This responsibility is squarely assigned to security forces and its allies. But the... Read more
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We Won't Be Deterred, Says EFCC After Attack On Magu's Farmhouse Leaves One DeadAbuja — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the a
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
Abuja — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the attack on a farmhouse belonging to commission's acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu will not deter it from its resolve to rid Nigeria of corruption. Unidentified armed... Read more
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Amaechi Should Learn to Always Keep Quietof government charged with responsibility for Foreign Affairs and the residents
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of government charged with responsibility for Foreign Affairs and the residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. "The president, upon the receipt of advice from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, shall... Read more
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N726 Billion East-West Road Project Designed to Fail - GOCCTafter the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice Preside
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the presidential villa, Abuja yesterday said that the current administration was only poised to correct the wrong of the past and the ensure... Read more
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Arbitration Key to Investment Drive, Economic Growth, Says OnnoghenBy Bridget Chiedu Onochie and Paul Adunwoke Abuja and Lagos — The Chief Justic
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
By Bridget Chiedu Onochie and Paul Adunwoke Abuja and Lagos — The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, says the existence of an effective commercial dispute resolution mechanism is crucial for investment drive and economic growth. He... Read more
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Arewa Leaders Urge Government to Punish Culprits of Fuel ScarcityBy Saxone Akhaine, Sulaimon Salau, Kingsley Jeremiah and Michael Egbejule Kadu
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 hours ago
By Saxone Akhaine, Sulaimon Salau, Kingsley Jeremiah and Michael Egbejule Kaduna, Lagos, Abuja and Benin City — Arewa leaders have condemned the fuel scarcity experienced across the country, urging the management of NNPC to investigate the cause and... Read more
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Senate Grills NSIA Boss Over U.S.$27.9 Billion Interest-Free LoanAbuja — THE Senate has begun a probe into alleged diversion of $350 million fro
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Abuja — THE Senate has begun a probe into alleged diversion of $350 million from the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, spent on Afam Fast Power project initiated by the Ministry of Power without any appropriation or feasibility... Read more
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Boko Haram Supremacy Battle - Shekau Loses Grounds to Albarnawi FactionBy Hamza Idris and Uthman Abubakar Abuja and Maiduguri — Boko Haram leader, Ab
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 hours ago
By Hamza Idris and Uthman Abubakar Abuja and Maiduguri — Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly lost grounds to Abu Mus'ab Albarnawi after days of clashes between the two terrorists factions in remote areas of Borno State, Daily Trust... Read more
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Families of Hundreds of Shi'a Muslims Killed in Zaria Still Await Justicethe IMN's leader, Sheik Ibraheem El Zakzaky and his wife have been unlawfully d
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 hours ago
the IMN's leader, Sheik Ibraheem El Zakzaky and his wife have been unlawfully detained since the killings, despite an Abuja High Court order for their release a year ago. "The Nigerian government cannot continue to disregard this court order... Read more
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Gemade Accuses Govt of Withholding N100 Billion Appropriated for HousingAbuja — The Chairman Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development,
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Abuja — The Chairman Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Senator Barnabas Gemade, has revealed that the sum of N100 billion appropriated in the 2017 Budget as intervention fund, to support mortgage activities in the country has... Read more
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African Football
Sanusi: Nigeria likely to face Egypt in pre-World Cup friendlyhave qualified for the finals. According to the NFF's Secretary General, Moham
African Football / Posted yesterday
have qualified for the finals. According to the NFF's Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi, the game would be played in Abuja, Nigeria, before the Super Eagles travel to Russia. Sanusi disclosed that they looking to secure three friendly games... Read more
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ILO Urges Collaborative Efforts to Develop Social Protection Systemin Africa. Mrs Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director General and Re
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in Africa. Mrs Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa, made the call in Abuja at the launch of "World Social Protection Report (2017-2019)." According to her, Social Protection System needs... Read more
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'Super-Six Tournament Will Help Home-Based Eagles Ahead of CHAN'6 Tournament was an avenue to test and improve the home-based Eagles team. Yus
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6 Tournament was an avenue to test and improve the home-based Eagles team. Yusuf told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday that the event would also help in the discovery of new and talented players for the team. "It will help... Read more
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West Road Designed to FailBy Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Davies Iheamnachor Abuja — THE Federal Government, ye
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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Davies Iheamnachor Abuja — THE Federal Government, yesterday, said that the East-West Road which was conceived by the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006 at the cost of N211 billion, was billed to fail from... Read more
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PDP Convention - Is the Game Already Over for the Party?The national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which took place
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The national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, has come and gone. But echoes from that convention, (which was to elect the key officers for the PDP), will follow... Read more
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Sheriff Tackles Shettima On Chibok Girls' AbductionAbuja — FORMER governor of Borno State, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has weighed in o
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Abuja — FORMER governor of Borno State, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has weighed in on the recent allegations by his successor, Kashim Shettima, on the mishandling of abduction of the Chibok girls by President Goodluck Jonathan's administration. In a... Read more
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Magu Won't Bow Even As Gunmen Attack His Farmhouse, Kill One, Says EFCCAbuja — A police sergeant attached to acting Chairman of the Economic and Finan
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Abuja — A police sergeant attached to acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, was reportedly killed on Tuesday night after some gunmen broke into his house in Abuja. The attackers were said to have... Read more
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Nigeria Parleys 37 Countries On Economic Cooperation, Bilateral Tiesof the EFTA are Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland. The FIFD state
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of the EFTA are Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland. The FIFD statement noted that following the Abuja Statement adopted at the High Level Forum on Trade and Investment Facilitation for Development co-hosted by Nigeria and... Read more
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NFF in Talks for Egypt FriendlyFederation, NFF is holding talks with its Egyptian counterparts over the possib
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Federation, NFF is holding talks with its Egyptian counterparts over the possibility of playing a pre-World Cup friendly in Abuja before the Super Eagles travel to Russia for the World Cup. Secretary General of the NFF, Mohammed Sanusi, said one of... Read more
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Road Designed to Fail But Cost U.S.$843 Millionafter a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, which held inside the co
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after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, which held inside the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The minister earlier said his ministry had sought for and gotten the nod of FEC to construct a new office for the... Read more
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NGO Bill Suffers Setback, Gets Zero Support At Public HearingNGOS. A public hearing on the bill was held at by the House of Representatives
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NGOS. A public hearing on the bill was held at by the House of Representatives at the National Assembly complex in Abuja. At the hearing, all the attendees, including a Catholic cleric, Matthew Kukah, and a former lawmaker, Abdul Oroh,... Read more
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Why Investors Are Hesitant About Doing Business in Nigeria - IMFIMF, Miriam Tamene, stated this during a visit of the IMF Team to the Securitie
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IMF, Miriam Tamene, stated this during a visit of the IMF Team to the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, in Abuja. Mrs. Tamene, who met with the acting Director General of SEC, Abdul Zubair, in his office, traced some of the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Nigeria stripped of unbeaten qualifying recordABUJA: Nigeria lost their unbeaten World Cup qualifying record on Tuesday (Wedn
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
ABUJA: Nigeria lost their unbeaten World Cup qualifying record on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as FIFA awarded Algeria a 3-0 win for their final qualifier after the Super Eagles fielded an ineligible player. The game finished 1-1 in Algeria last... Read more
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Apo District Residents Petition CJN Over IG's Illegal Seizure of PropertyResidents of an Abuja community have petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria, J
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Residents of an Abuja community have petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, over the role and conduct of the Inspector General of Police (IG, Ibrahim Idris, in flouting a valid judgment of the Court of Appeal over the... Read more
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Again, Magu's House Stormed By Gunmen, Kill PolicemanFinancial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. The house, located within a f
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Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. The house, located within a farm owned by Mr. Magu in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja, was stormed by unidentified attackers at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The attackers subdued a police officer and another... Read more
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Govt to Demolish Jibowu, Costain Bridges for Rail Linesrevealed, "We have actually taken delivery of two locomotives and 10 coaches. L
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revealed, "We have actually taken delivery of two locomotives and 10 coaches. Let me inform you that Mr. President will inaugurate it this month. We want to make sure that those that will travel from Kaduna to Abuja are able to use the new coac... Read more
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Ajunwa-Okpara Now ACP, Seeks Support for Foundationa foundation to discover new stars that will take the Nigerian nation to new he
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a foundation to discover new stars that will take the Nigerian nation to new heights. The events which was held in Abuja was reportedly snubbed by top government officials but the strong lady of sports has remained dogged and said she will... Read more
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Govt Pledges to Eradicate Bureaucracy Hindering Economic ExpansionAbuja — Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday night in Abuja, pledged federal go
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Abuja — Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday night in Abuja, pledged federal government's commitment to eradicate bureaucracy hindering the spring of new businesses and economic expansion in Nigeria. The vice president made the remark during an... Read more
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North Has Been Undeservedly Bashed Over RestructuringAbuja — The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Tuesday said the Nort
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Abuja — The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Tuesday said the North has unfairly been at the receiving end of vitriol and bashes amidst the call for restructuring in Nigeria. This he noted, are from those who suggest that the North is a... Read more
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Let the NDDC Bethe nation by vested interests, the leader of the youth group, Amb. Agbonkpolor
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the nation by vested interests, the leader of the youth group, Amb. Agbonkpolor Splendour, at a media conference held in Abuja, said: "Those detractors, who are attempting to subvert the gains of change in the region, should desist from setting... Read more
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Without Amending Nesrea's Law, Green Economy Not Achievable, Says National AssemblyAbuja — The National Assembly on Tuesday said achieving a green economy would b
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Abuja — The National Assembly on Tuesday said achieving a green economy would be difficult if the law setting up the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) is not amended. The Chairman, Senate Committee on... Read more
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