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Buhari, Magoro and the reunion of class of ‘84/85

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By Eric Teniola On Wednesday October 9, President Muhammmadu Buhari summoned all the Ministers that served under him when he was the military Head of State between January 1984 and August 1985. He...

Tue Oct 22nd, 2019     Read More →

Regionalism, security and development

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By Obadiah Mailafia IT is always a joy to be in Ouagadougou. Each time I am here, I’m struck by the warmth and friendliness of the people. I find in most Burkinabe the warmth and...

Tue Oct 22nd, 2019     Read More →

Persistent rainfall frustrates activities at Jos trade fair

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Persistent rainfall and the accompanying cold weather are frustrating activities at the ongoing Jos International Trade Fair, News Agency of Nigeria(NAN). File: Rain drops falling from a black...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

NDDC acting MD appears before senate over award of water hyacinth Project

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By Henry Umoru Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Edo South disclosed on Monday that the Acting Managing Director of Niger...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

Senate rejects Niger Delta Ministry’s budget

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The Senate Committee on Niger Delta, on Monday, rejected the 2020 capital budget of N23 billion for the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs due to uncompleted projects in the region. Red chambers of...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

Youths block Suleja-Minna highway over deplorable roads

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Youths under the auspices of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Monday blocked the Suleja-Minna highway to protest the deplorable state of roads in Niger state. The News Agency of...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

Ortom to FG: Close Nigerian borders against foreign herdsmen

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Peter Duru – Makurdi Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has urged the Federal Government to close Nigerian borders against foreign herdsmen who were largely responsible for attacks on...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

Akwa-Ibom lawmakers tasked on 2020 budget implementation

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By Harris Emanuel, Uyo Coordinator, Social Action Anti-corruption Network in Akwa-Ibom State, Ann Udonte has called on lawmakers in the state to carry out proper oversight function of 2020 ...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

Again, Ortom begs FG to check herdsmen attacks

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Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has again told the Federal Government to rein in on foreign herdsmen, entering Nigeria illegally to attack Nigerians, especially farmers. Benue State Governor, Samuel...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

Police arrest over 50 kidnappers, bandits terrorising major highways

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Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja Over 50 criminal elements comprising Kidnappers, bandits and armed robbers terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna-Katsina highways and Kaduna- Kano, and Abuja- Minna highways have...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

Abubakar, Obaseki harp on devt, sustaining democracy at varsity’s convocation

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Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki among others have stressed the need for governments across all level to work towards sustaining...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

Police Special Forces rescue abducted ACP, arrest suspected Kidnappers

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By: Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja A combined team of Police operatives from the Zone 7 Police Command headquarters, Kaduna and the Niger States Commands, on Sunday night, rescued the Area...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

Ahead of Buhari’s Visit: Aggrieved amnesty contractor may head to court in Russia

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…Protests by diaspora Nigerians during the Africa Summit very likely Another litigation looming against the Nigerian government over a case of debt and breach of contract against the...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

Niger Delta Governors can’t dictate to Buhari ― HOSCON

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By Emma Amaize, Warri The Host Communities of Nigeria, HOSCON, has said it is inappropriate for Governors of South-South states, who they accused of mismanaging 13 percent Derivation Fund, to...

Mon Oct 21st, 2019     Read More →

PANDEF decries worsening infrastructure in N’Delta

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By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South UYO- PAN-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, the mouthpiece of the people of South-South region has bemoaned the poor condition of critical infrastructure in...

Sun Oct 20th, 2019     Read More →