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Border Closure: We are crippled by Nigeria’s restriction ― Niger traders

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By Rashed Sobowale Republic of the Niger traders have lamented the effect of Nigeria’s borders closure on their business performance, saying they are angry at the decision of Nigeria’s...

Wed Oct 23rd, 2019     Read More →

Floods killed 18, displaced 41,959 in Niger – NSEMA

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The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) said on Wednesday that at least 18 persons died and 41, 959 persons displaced during the flood disaster in the state. Niger State Governor,...

Wed Oct 23rd, 2019     Read More →

Bayelsa Guber: APC gov’ship candidate absent as 37 candidates sign Peace Pact

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By Samuel Oyadongha & Emem Idio – Yenagoa The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief David Lyon was conspicuously missing at a peace meeting initiated by...

Wed Oct 23rd, 2019     Read More →

Nigeria must look beyond oil as source of revenue – Sylva

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Akpokona Omafuaire THE Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said on Wednesday that Nigeria must plan its economy beyond oil. Sylva stated this at the International Conference...

Wed Oct 23rd, 2019     Read More →

Itsekiri hail NDDC audit, insist on implementation of report

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By Jimitota Onoyume, Warri Apex Itsekiri body, Itsekiri Leaders of Thought, ILOT, has hailed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to order a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development...

Wed Oct 23rd, 2019     Read More →

Anti-terror war: N100b Army budget too small — NASS

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Says more funds needed for equipment, weapons Military deserves larger budget — IKPONMWEN By Kingsley Omonobi & Alemma Aliu Abuja—The Senate and House of Representatives...

Wed Oct 23rd, 2019     Read More →

Osinbajo receives 2019 compliance report of ease of doing business reforms

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received the 2019 Compliance Report of the Presidential Executive Order 001 on the promotion of transparency and...

Wed Oct 23rd, 2019     Read More →

Niger State: Bida-Minna road to be closed for heavy-duty vehicles

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By Rasheed Sobowale The Niger State government has announced it will be banning heavy-duty vehicles on the Bida-Minna road starting November. Bidda-Minna road, Niger State. PHOTO: NTA/Twitter The...

Tue Oct 22nd, 2019     Read More →

Ministry of Niger Delta yet to receive funds for Capital Expenditure in 2019 budget- Apkabio

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Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, said the ministry was yet to receive funds for Capital Expenditure in the 2019 budget. Apkabio said this while defending the...

Tue Oct 22nd, 2019     Read More →

Why FG can’t stop doctors from leaving Nigeria —Health Minister

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By Luminous Jannamike – Abuja Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said the Federal Government cannot stop the migration of medical doctors away from Nigeria because of limited...

Tue Oct 22nd, 2019     Read More →

Ex-Agitators threaten to resume hostility over database distortion

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…Asks Buhari to overhaul amnesty programme By Chris Ochayi The ex- agitators in the Niger Delta region have threatened to return to creeks in protest over alleged database distortion and...

Tue Oct 22nd, 2019     Read More →

Why EFCC visited Diezani, Ogiri forfeited properties in Port Harcourt

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By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt The Port Harcourt, Rivers state palatial home forfeited to Federal Government (FG) by former Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Director of Finance...

Tue Oct 22nd, 2019     Read More →

Bayelsa Guber: Alamieyeseigha’s kinsmen, royal fathers back PDP candidate

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By Samuel Oyadongha – Yenagoa Over 1,000 kinsmen of the first civilian governor of Bayelsa State, late Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha in Amassoma community on Monday threw their weight behind the...

Tue Oct 22nd, 2019     Read More →

BREAKING: EFCC shows stakeholders assets forfeited by Deziani, Ogiri in Port Harcourt

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By Egufe Yafugborhi THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has taken anti-corruption stakeholders around some forfeited properties belonging to former petroleum minister, Diezani...

Tue Oct 22nd, 2019     Read More →

From Afe to ABUAD: A Legacy of Leadership

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BY M. OPEYEMI BAMIDELE AN age-long adage acknowledges the fact that some men are born great, many achieved greatness while some had greatness trusted on them. Interestingly, any keen reader of his...

Tue Oct 22nd, 2019     Read More →