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Bauchi: House of Assembly summons commissioner over nonpayment of WAEC fees

Kindly Share This Story: Sen. Bala Mohammed, Executive Governor of Bauchi state By Charly Agwam, Bauchi Bauchi State House Assembly has summoned the Commissioner for Education to appear before it over the government’s decision to stop the payment of WAEC fees for some indigenous students. The Bauchi State government last week, had reacted to protests […]

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House of Reps approve N346.388 billion budget for NDDC

Kindly Share This Story: As committee assures forensic monitoring of expenditure By Tordue Salem, Abuja The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved N346.388 bn budget for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in 2019 financial year ending on May 31, 2020. Out of the amount, the Sum of N22.338 bn is for Personnel Expenditure, the […]

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How MDAs were restrained from squandering N40bn in 2019 — ICPC

Kindly Share This Story: Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC By Michael Eboh & Fortune Eromosele The Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, yesterday, disclosed that it restrained ministries, departments, and agencies, MDA, of the Federal Government from misspending over N40 billion through frivolous claims and payments. Speaking in […]

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I try to resist shedding tears while distributing relief materials to IDPs ― Zulum

Kindly Share This Story: Prof Babagan Zulum, Governor of Borno state Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno says he resisted shedding tears while watching displaced persons queuing for distribution of relief materials. Zulum stated this during the distribution of food and non-food items to 19,000 displaced households on Tuesday at Gajiram, headquarters of Nganzai Local Government […]

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Police arrest 376 suspects in 10 criminal offences in Edo

Kindly Share This Story: The Edo Police Command on Wednesday said it had arrested no fewer than 367 suspects in connection with 10 criminal offences in January. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Lawal Jimeta, disclosed this in Benin, in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) while highlighting the command’s achievements. The Edo […]

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I’m still studying files to know real essence of N-Power,says minister

Kindly Share This Story: Says action reason for delay of payment to beneficiaries By Joseph Erunke N-Power ABUJA- FIVE months after President Muhammadu Buhari created the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and appointed her minister in charge of the ministry, Hajia Sadiya Farouq,yesterday, said she was still studying files to understand […]

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Renewable energy key to developing North, Nigeria — Morakinyo

Kindly Share This Story: Solar power plant A Nigerian Philanthropist and Entrepreneur  Babatunde Morakinyo have identified renewable energy as the key to tackling the poverty currently ravaging the Northern part of Nigeria. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, the Chairman of Stomberg Power Limited said that there was an urgent need to start getting 87 per […]

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IGP decries mix-up of security, political issues

Kindly Share This Story: IGP ADAMU The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday, expressed concern over mix-up of security issues with political, ethnic and religious issues in the country. Adamu stated in Abuja during a courtesy visit by Executive Members of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies. […]

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PAP: Delta agitators demand inclusion in probe panel

Kindly Share This Story: Demand immediate appointment of substantive coordinator By Joseph Erunke ABUJA–EX-Niger Delta agitators have demanded inclusion in the panel constituted by the federal government to probe activities of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP,under Prof. Charles Dokubo,its suspended coordinator. This was as they demanded immediate appointment of a substantive coordinator to take over […]

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Lagos Govt, Westron commission link bridge at Ijegun port city

Kindly Share This Story: Residents kick  NPA denies approving the port city By Godwin Oritse, Godfrey Bivbere & Esther Onyegbula THE Lagos State government in conjunction with Westron Group, weekend, commissioned a one kilometre link bridge at the Ijegun port city, Lagos, stressing that the new port will further enhance the evacuation of petroleum products […]

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Coronavirus: Lawan calls for more Isolation Centers

Kindly Share This Story: President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday called for the urgent establishment of more isolation centers across the country as part of proactive measures against any further outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Lawan gave the advice at an interactive session between the senate leadership and officials of the Federal […]

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TETFund to re-disburse N10bn moped up from tertiary institutions – Bogoro

Kindly Share This Story: By Joseph Erunke ABUJA–THE Executive Secretary,Tertiary Education Trust Fund,TETFund,Prof. Elias Bogoro,yesterday, disclosed that a total of N10 billion meant for high impact projects in selected tertiary institutions has been mopped up. The money he said,was part of amount meant for high impact projects but regretted that some of the benefiting tertiary institutions were […]

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Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Lagos, Osun Assemblies pass Amotekun Bill

•Oyo, Ondo lawmakers adorn Amotekun attire By Dayo Johnson, Ebunoluwa Sessou,  Deola Badru, Shina Abubakar & James Ogunnaike ABEOKUTA—THE Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Lagos and Osun Houses of Assembly, yesterday, passed a bill for a law to establish the Security Network Agency and  Amotekun  Corps. Governors of the respective states are expected to sign the bill […]

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Kaduna killings, one too many — ACF

Kindly Share This Story: Police •Asks security agencies to be proactive•CAN flays Kaduna killings•Hails el-Rufai’s apology over killings•As gunmen kill 2, injure others in Kano village By Bashir Bello, Abdulmumin Murtala & Ibrahim Hassan AREWA Consultative  Forum, ACF,  yesterday expressed deep shock at the unwarranted killing of innocent lives and destruction of property in Kaduna, […]

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CORONAVIRUS LATEST: NCDC boss, Ihekweazu sent into 14-day self-isolation

Kindly Share This Story: •We insisted he must undergo 14-day self-quarantine — HEALTH MINISTER•Reps to suspend plenary for 2 weeks over Coronavirus•Chinese held in Lagos tests negative; index case responding to treatment•2 users of hotel room after index case traced; 1,811 screened — NCDC By Henry Umoru, Olasunkanmi Akoni, Chioma Obinna, Gabriel Olawale, Tordue Salem […]

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Imo APC jubilates as S-Court declines to sack Uzodinma

Kindly Share This Story: Gov Hope Uzodinma …Gives reasons it can’t revisit case…Panel member disagrees, says verdict was in error…This is final victory for Imo people —Uzodinma…IPOB dissatisfied with S’Court By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Chinonso Alozie & Chinedu Adonu Jubilations, yesterday  took over the political space of Imo State over the victory of Governor Hope Uzodinma […]

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I spend over $2m on charity monthly — Father Mbaka

Kindly Share This Story: …Pays N28m for empowerment, medical bills By Chinedu Adonu ENUGU—FOUNDER and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, said he spends over $2 million monthly for various charity works he embarks on. Mbaka disclosed this shortly  after presenting N18.8 million to the management of Annunciation Specialist Hospital, […]

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BREAKING: WASSCE releases 2020 results 30 days after exam

Kindly Share This Story: …As candidates to obtain certificate online Head of WAEC, Mr Olu Olanipekun flanked by some executive members of the Council during the press briefing to announce 2020 results of WASSCE in Lagos By Elizabeth Uwandu The 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2020, First Series result […]

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I didn’t spend public funds on my mother’s birthday in Dubai – Gbajabiamila

Kindly Share This Story: Speaker of House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA – Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabimilla has denied reports that he spent public funds to host his mother’s birthday in Dubia, United Arabs Emirates. He also denied taking 300 guests to the loaction of the birthday. Recall that […]

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UPDATED: Supreme Court stands down to deliver judgement on Ihedioha’s review request

Kindly Share This Story: Ihedioha(left) and Uzodinma By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—The Supreme Court has stood down its proceedings till 3pm to enable it deliver judgement on the fresh application seeking to restore Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as Governor of Imo State. A seven-man panel of justices of the apex court led […]

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Scientists say no evidence Dettol can kill Wuhan coronavirus, as bogus conspiracy theories spread

Kindly Share This Story: The Dettol label Scientists warn there is no evidence Dettol can kill the deadly Wuhan coronavirus rapidly sweeping the world after bogus rumours about the disinfectant spray have been spread online. Eagle-eyed social media spotted a label on the back of a bottle, which shows the product claiming to have been […]

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The imbalance in NDDC as it affects Imo and Ondo states (3)

Kindly Share This Story: By Eric Teniola 2.(1)THERE is hereby established for the Commission a Governing Board (in this Act referred to as “the Board”), which shall consist of-(a) a Chairman (b) one person who shall be an indigene of an oil producing area to represent each of the following member States, that is, (i) […]

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IMF, W-Bank pledge assistance to COVID-19 affected member-countries

Kindly Share This Story: World Bank By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief Washington DC (US)—The International Monetary Fund, IMF, and the World Bank Group have pledged their readiness to help member-countries tackle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus. The pledge was announced in a joint press statement issued by  the Managing Director of the […]

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Ex-INEC chair, Prof Iwu claims cure for COVID-19

Kindly Share This Story: …Secures FG’s support for mass production By Emmanuel Elebeke Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Prof. Maurice Iwu, said yesterday he has found a cure for the dreaded coronavirus. Prof. Iwu, who is the CEO of Bioresources Institute of Nigeria, BION, disclosed this yesterday when he led his […]

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NCEF tasks Gowon, Obasanjo, Danjuma to save Nigeria from Islamism

Yakubu Gowon By Sam Eyoboka THE National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, has again made a passionate appeal to the three most outstanding retired military generals, Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo and Theophilus Danjumu and  traditional rulers in the country to save the country from the grip of Islamism and Boko Haram. Rising from a crucial meeting […]

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IHEDIOHA vs UZODINMA: Nagging issues before apex court on two-thirds majority

Kindly Share This Story: *The 10 conditions for Supreme Court to set aside its judgement Ihedioha(left) and Uzodinma By Clifford Ndujihe, Politics Editor As the Supreme Court, today entertains the appeal filed by former Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, challenging the nullification of his election, fresh facts show that the apex court has many knotty […]

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Ban on Street Begging: Ganduje inspects Tsangaya schools for full implementation

Kindly Share This Story: By Bashir Bello KANO – Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has visited some Tsangaya schools for the full scale implementation of the banning of street begging by Almajiri in the state. The Governor visited Tsangaya schools in Kiyawa town of Bagwai local government, Kanwa town of Madobi local government […]

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APC, PDP fight over COVID-19 index case in Nigeria

Kindly Share This Story: PDP And APC …Stop politicising coronavirus incident – APC warns PDP …Address Nigerians now, PDP to Buhari By Omeiza Ajayi & Dirisu Yakubu The All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were yesterday locked in a war of words over the index case of coronavirus recorded in Lagos last […]

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