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Just in: Hate speech bill passes first reading

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President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawan A bill, National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches has passed first reading on Tuesday in the Senate. The bill was sponsored by the senator...

Tue Nov 12th, 2019     Read More →

US based Nigerians, APC America leaders back Osinbajo

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…Kick against attempts to ridicule him Osinbajo Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the United States have thrown their weight behind Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, kicking...

Tue Nov 12th, 2019     Read More →

Swine flu kills fourth person in Vietnam in 2019

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A 37-year-old Buddhist nun in Vietnam’s central highlands has died of swine flu, bringing the total number killed by the disease this year to four, authorities said on Tuesday. The patient...

Tue Nov 12th, 2019     Read More →

Buhari promises sustained funding for Trans-Saharan highway projects

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Tunisian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jalel Trabelsi (left); Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; representative of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mohammed Dingyadi; and Minister of State for...

Tue Nov 12th, 2019     Read More →

Nigeria to connect East, South, North African countries by road, says Fashola

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Nigeria’s works and housing minister Babatunde Fashola on Monday said the ongoing road construction projects in the country are targetted at connecting East, West, North and South African...

Mon Nov 11th, 2019     Read More →

As PDP’s Diri, APC’s Lyon get set for Bayelsa’s unpredictable guber poll

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Five days to the November 16 gubernatorial election in the oil-rich Bayelsa State, the election environment shows a very tough battle between the two arch rival political parties, the ruling...

Mon Nov 11th, 2019     Read More →

Niger State kicks-off urban policy preparation

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Rallying efforts towards accelerating the development of Nigeria’s largest state in terms of land area, the Niger State government has jump-started a comprehensive programme that will deploy...

Mon Nov 11th, 2019     Read More →

‘Interim management ploy to cover up corruption in NDDC’

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Olorogun Atuyota Ejughemre Olorogun Atuyota Ejughemre is erstwhile interim Secretary General of the South/South Peoples Assembly (SSPA), as well as a Second Republic Electoral Commissioner in the...

Mon Nov 11th, 2019     Read More →

Group knocks Niger Delta states on corruption

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An anti-corruption advocacy group, Social Development Integrated Center, (SDIC), has urged Niger Delta citizens to begin the process of engaging their representatives at the state and federal...

Sun Nov 10th, 2019     Read More →

Board vs Committee: Power play could undermine NDDC operations, passage of budget

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An atmosphere of confusion now pervades the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, yesterday, over the lingering power play that...

Sat Nov 9th, 2019     Read More →

Sylva pledges to attract more federal projects to Bayelsa

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Petroleum minister Timipre Sylva. Photo; TWITTER/FMPRng The Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday said he would use his position to attract more federal projects to...

Fri Nov 8th, 2019     Read More →

NAF integrates air, ground counter-terrorism operations

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar with the Secretary to the Niger state Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday conducted the 2019 counter-terrorism...

Fri Nov 8th, 2019     Read More →

VIDEO: Models appear in swimsuits during fashion show in church

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Pho­tographs of mod­els in swimsuits walk­ing down the aisle of the Holy Trin­i­ty Cathe­dral went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia as peo­ple ques­tioned the...

Fri Nov 8th, 2019     Read More →

ASEMA warns of fresh River Niger surge

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Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) yesterday raised the alarm over a second rise of the water level of River Niger and its tributaries. Executive Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano...

Fri Nov 8th, 2019     Read More →

Counter terrorism: NAF to conduct simulation exercise along Minna

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Nigerian Army. Photo: TRTWORLDThe Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it will conduct a simulation exercise on counter-terrorism along Minna-Zungeru Road on Friday. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF...

Thu Nov 7th, 2019     Read More →