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Militant group blames rising crude theft on failed amnesty programme

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The Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC) has blamed rising oil theft and proliferation of illegal refineries in the Niger Delta on failure of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). Its Spokesman,...

Wed Feb 19th, 2020     Read More →

Again, accident claims 6 lives in Niger

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says four had been burnt to ashes in a fresh accident in Kutigi town of Lavun Local Government Area of the state. NAN reports that FRSC confirmed the...

Tue Feb 18th, 2020     Read More →

Cameroon to face Mali, Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe in African Nations Championship

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Cameroonian Minister of Sport Narcisse Mouelle Kombi delivers the opening speech for the start of the drawing ceremony for the African Championship of Nations (CHAN), in Yaounde, on February 17,...

Tue Feb 18th, 2020     Read More →

FG pledges to support surgeons to enhance service delivery

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The Federal Government on Monday said it would continue to support surgeons to boost their key role in quality healthcare delivery. President Muhammadu Buhari, who made the pledge in Abuja, at the...

Tue Feb 18th, 2020     Read More →

Telecoms firms fume as Boko Haram destroys masts in Yobe

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Suspected Boko Haram insurgents in five gun trucks attacked Babangida and destroyed telecom masts in their move to infiltrate Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on Sunday. It was learned that the...

Tue Feb 18th, 2020     Read More →

Niger stampede kills 20 at handout for refugees

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An internally displaced woman from Niger, who fled Boko Haram incursions, carries food supplies handed out during a food distribution at the Asanga refugee camp near Diffa on June 16, 2016....

Mon Feb 17th, 2020     Read More →

Regional security outfits threat to Nigeria’s survival ― Ita-Enang

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Kindly Share This Story:….Fears national elections won’t be successful By Chris Ochayi The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang has warned...

Mon Feb 17th, 2020     Read More →

Zulum visits Niger Republic, plans repatriation of 120,000 refugees

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Borno Governor visits 120,000 refugees in Niger Republic over repatriation. Photo: TWITTER/GOVBORNOGov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has visited the Niger Republic to discuss modalities for safe and...

Sun Feb 16th, 2020     Read More →

West Africa bloc meets to solve Nigeria's border closure conundrum

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West African ministers met on Saturday to search for solutions to regional powerhouse Nigeria’s shock decision to close its borders last August to curb smuggling. The Economic Community of...

Sat Feb 15th, 2020     Read More →

FEC approves N318m contract for NDDC forensic audit

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Godswill Akpabio The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a contract of N318 million for engagement of a lead consultant for the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission...

Thu Feb 13th, 2020     Read More →

Niger, Kwara, Kebbi, by-elections hold March 14

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 14, 2020 for bye-elections in Niger, Kwara and Kebbi states. It made the announcement in a statement yesterday by its National...

Thu Feb 13th, 2020     Read More →

The intrigues are not lost on us - Part 2

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President Buhari. Photo: TWITTER/NIGERIAGOVAfter President Yar’adua’s demise, his reluctant deputy eventually mounted the saddle. Although a full-blown indigene of the oil and gas...

Wed Feb 12th, 2020     Read More →

Dangote remains Africa’s wealthiest person for 9th consecutive year

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Kindly Share This Story: By Peter Egwuatu For the ninth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has been declared as the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $10.1billion....

Wed Feb 12th, 2020     Read More →

Africa holds first edition of West Africa Agribusiness Show in Lagos

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The first edition of West Africa Agribusiness Show (WAAS) will be held in Nigeria on 18th to 20th February 2020. According to the managing director, Agri supplies limited, Idowu Asenuga, the event...

Tue Feb 11th, 2020     Read More →

NDDC: Forensic auditing lacks legal backing ― Forensic Investigators

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Kindly Share This Story: By Chris Ochayi Unless President Muhammadu Buhari assents to the Forensic Bill presently before him, the outcome of the proposed forensic auditing of the activities of the...

Mon Feb 10th, 2020     Read More →