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Governor Shettima: Publish your results let’s see who the simpleton really is – Reno

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I have just read the comments made by the Governor of Borno state at the launch of a book in Abuja on Thursday November 30, 2017. At that event, Mr. Shettima said “Jonathan’s fairytale...

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Buhari to join other Heads of State in Jordan for counter terrorism meeting

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA-The meeting tagged “AQABA RETREAT, is scheduled to hold between 2nd and 3rd December and will be hosted by His Majesty, King Abdullah II of Jordan. Buhari...

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FG inaugurates river basin BOT to restore water projects in 6 states

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The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated the Board of Trustees of the Hadejia Jama’are, Komadugu Yobe Basin Trust Fund (HJKYB-TF) to restore water projects in Bauchi, Borno, Kano,...

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Why we’ll continue to burn illegal refineries — OPDS

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By Emem Idio DESPITE the attendant adverse environmental impacts associated with the burning of illegal crude oil by the military in the Niger Delta, Commander of Sector 2 of Operation Delta Safe,...

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Life outside Nigeria not necessarily better than life in Nigeria – Reps

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…call for an interface with Libyan govt over reported case of slavery involving Nigerians By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA-In a bid to halt a brewing crisis in the Niger Delta region arising...

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Save Nigerians from Libyan slave traders, Senate tells Buhari

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Libya: We’ll move identified Nigerians back home —Buhari 5,000 evacuated in six months, says Dabiri-Erewa Save Nigerians from Libyan slave traders — Senate Reps probe auction of...

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‘Why NDDC board’s tenure can’t expire in Dec’

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By Oboh Agbonkhese A legal practitioner, Mr. Jesutega Onokpasa, has described calls for termination of the tenure of the present board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, as “a most...

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New NDDC Bill: Gas firms’ll remit 3 percent to N-Delta

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Companies will no longer have any excuse not to pay —Saraki By Henry Umoru ABUJA—THE Senate, yesterday, finally reviewed and amended the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC,...

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NDDF and future of the Niger Delta

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By Adeshola Komolafe There are too many plans. So which of these plans are we planning to use to plan? – Hilda Dokubo, Nollywood Actress, at 2017 Niger Delta Development Forum. The Niger...

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UN says Libya to set up migrant transfer centre

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The United Nations’ refugee agency on Wednesday welcomed a move by Libyan authorities to create a “transit and departure facility” to transfer the most vulnerable migrants to...

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2 oil wells in Shell’s field shut down in Bayelsa by community members

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Yenagoa – Some members of a community in Bayelsa on Wednesday disrupted oil production at Adibawa Oil field operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), shutting two oil...

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Read Nigerian senate’s proceedings of Wednesday 29th November, 2017

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Below is the Nigerian Senate’s proceeding of Wednesday 29th November, 2017. Enjoy: Welcome to a new Legislative Day in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Senate President, Bukola...

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2018 budget estimates empty-Reps

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we must not return it same way By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA-In their different submissions at Wednesday plenary, members of the House of Representatives literally said that the 2018 budget...

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4, 000 Nigerian refugees return from Niger Republic – UN-OCHA

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No fewer than 4, 000 Nigerian refugees returned home from Niger Republic in the past one month, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), has said. OCHA...

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Commission seeks speedy completion of federal secretariat project in Yenagoa

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The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) on Wednesday expressed concern over the delay in completion of Federal Secretariat Complex in Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital. Mr Ibrahim Dauda, the Director of...

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