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NSIA’s profit drops by N107bn in 2017

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The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), the agency managing the Sovereign Wealth Fund has recorded a decline in its profit from N130.3 billion in 2016 to N22.5 billion in 2017. The...

Sun Jun 10th, 2018     Read More →

Road accident claims five in Niger

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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Niger said that five people were killed in an accident on Saturday along Lambata Kwakuti Road in Gurara Local Government Area. FRSC Sector Commander,...

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Crisis rears its head in APC because there is rule of law — Cairo Ojuogboh

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BY SIMON EBEGBULEM, BENIN-CITY Dr Cairo Ojougboh is a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State. In this interview, the former House of Representatives member...

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Abiola and June 12 : Nobody can accuse Buhari of pandering to the South – Prof. Akinyemi, top NADECO member

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• ‘How issue almost tore 2014 National Conference apart’ A former Foreign Affairs Minister and a top former leader of the defunct National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Professor...

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50 oil blocs : N’Delta Deserves Right of First Refusal — PANDEF

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By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South THE people of Niger Delta, yesterday, demanded from the Federal Government the Right of First Refusal, RoFR, in the renewal and award of new oil...

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Okowa backing agitation for Petroleum Industrial Bill — Pirah

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Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Delta State, Mr Mofe Pirah, has disclosed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is at the fore front of the agitation for the Petroleum Industrial Bill, PIB. Pirah Pirah made the...

Sat Jun 9th, 2018     Read More →

Return of Argungu Fishing & Cultural Festival: Bagudu targets 15000 jobs

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Governor of Kebbi state, Alhaji Abubakar Bagudu, is targeting about 15,000 jobs from the activities of re-branded Argungu fishing and cultural festival slated to kick off next year. Alhaji Nura...

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We buried over 5,000 corpses in a single day, says Libyan deportee

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A Nigerian deportee who just arrived from Libya has given a startling confession at T.B. Joshua’s Church in Lagos, painting an alarming picture of the death toll of African migrants seeking...

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Our politicians should look at the mirror

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Anybody with a heart should be bleeding for what is happening in Benue State in particular and the entire North-Central in general. Hardly a day goes by without reports of someone being killed in...

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Let’s work with FG for Niger Delta interests

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Special Adviser to the President and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof., yesterday, assured of prompt payment of monthly stipends and provision of other welfare packages for...

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Niger Delta story re-echoes in ‘Oil in our Creeks’

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Whitespace Creative Agency, in partnership with Sustainability International, a non-profit organization working to alleviate poverty and corruption with technology, have screened a new film titled...

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FG releases modality, dignitaries for conferment of national honours on Abiola, others

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Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, released modalities for the conferment of national honours on late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola the presumed winner of the...

Fri Jun 8th, 2018     Read More →

Conflicts, weather place heavy burden on pastoralists in Nigeria, others – FAO

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said conflicts and adverse local weather conditions have continued to acutely aggravate and prolong severe food insecurity in parts of Nigeria and 38...

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APC urges FG to honour Kudirat Abiola, hails Buhari

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The All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to granting similar honour to Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, the wife of late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola the presumed winner...

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Abiola should be declared President – Okei-Odumakin

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Lagos – Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President of Women Arise for Change Initiative (WA), on Thursday agreed with the Senate for a posthumous declaration of Chief MKO Abiola as President. Late MKO...

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