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National Assembly passes N10.59 trillion 2020 budget

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The Senate yesterday passed the 2020 budget, approving NIO.59 trillion as aggregate expenditure.The approved figure is N263.946 billion higher than the N10.330 trillion presented to the National...

Fri Dec 6th, 2019     Read More →

Ooni, Eze, Nwodo preach unity at World Eri Festival

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• Nwodo excited as African-Americans ‘return’ home • Obi of Onitsha, others grace occasion It was the real handshake across the Niger—royal fathers from Igbo land and...

Fri Dec 6th, 2019     Read More →

Armed bandits kill nine in raid on Nigeria village

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Armed bandits have killed nine people in a raid on a village in central Nigeria’s Niger state which has been struggling with attacks by criminal gangs, officials and locals said...

Thu Dec 5th, 2019     Read More →

Boko Haram kidnaps 17 youths in north Cameroon

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Boko Haram militants have kidnapped17 children and youths, some as young as 11, in the north of Cameroon near the Nigerian frontier, police and local officials said on Thursday. Since it began a...

Thu Dec 5th, 2019     Read More →

Boko Haram kidnap 21 civilians in north Cameroon

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Boko Haram militants have kidnapped 21 civilians in the north of Cameroon near the Nigerian frontier, police and local officials said on Thursday. Since it began a decade ago, Nigeria’s Boko...

Thu Dec 5th, 2019     Read More →

Why we ain’t castigating Allen Onyema, by militant group

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A militant group, the Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC), has distanced itself from the castigation of Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger...

Thu Dec 5th, 2019     Read More →

Traditional heads seek immediate dissolution of NDDC’s interim management committee

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The Association of Rural Chiefs for Peace and Development has called for the immediate dissolution of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), alleging...

Thu Dec 5th, 2019     Read More →

Buhari approves appointment of nine permanent secretaries

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President Buhari. Phto: TWITTER/NIGERIAGOVMuhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the appointment of nine permanent secretaries. Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan, acting Head of Civil Service of the...

Wed Dec 4th, 2019     Read More →

NDDC, Niger Delta and national interest

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The crisis rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over who should occupy which position in the running of the commission is fired by the selfish interest of each of the gladiators...

Tue Dec 3rd, 2019     Read More →

Border Drill not targeted at any region ― Lai Mohammed

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Alhaji Lai Mohammed, The Federal Government says the ongoing border drill is neither targeted at any region nor designed to cripple businesses in any part of the country as being insinuated by...

Mon Dec 2nd, 2019     Read More →

I have no regret siting the transport university in Daura - Amaechi

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The Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said he had no regrets siting the transportation University in Daura. Amaechi said this at the ground breaking of the Transportation University...

Mon Dec 2nd, 2019     Read More →

IYC hails Senate’s decision to bar IMC from defending NDDC budget

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The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has commended President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, and the entire Senate for barring the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development...

Sat Nov 30th, 2019     Read More →

Zeb ‘movie Sheik’ Ejiro: A lifetime devoted to motion picture

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Zeb Ejiro He was the only one honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the just held ZAFAA global award in Abuja. Not only was he the only recipient of such a grand honour, it was amidst...

Sat Nov 30th, 2019     Read More →

Senate vows to recognise only new NDDC board

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The Senate yesterday declared that it would not recognise the Interim Management Committee (IMC) in processing the 2019 and 2020 budget proposals of the Niger Delta Development Commission...

Fri Nov 29th, 2019     Read More →

IS says it caused Mali crash that killed 13 French troops

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The Islamic State on Thursday claimed responsibility for provoking a collision of two military helicopters which killed 13 French soldiers in Mali. Monday’s accident was the heaviest single...

Thu Nov 28th, 2019     Read More →