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Nigeria retains position as the third most terrorised country in the world

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Nigeria has retained its position as the third most impacted country in the world by terrorism, the 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) says. The report stated that the number of deaths attributed...

Thu Nov 26th, 2020     Read More →

Questions over Buhari’s fuel import deal with Niger

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• Haulage modalities unclear • ‘Move signals regional solution’ • Govt may sell state refineries The sincerity of President Muhhamdu Buhari’s roadmap on local...

Thu Nov 26th, 2020     Read More →

Huge investments in East-West road a waste without proper management, says Akpabio

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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, yesterday, said huge investments in the construction of the East-West road might not yield lasting returns unless proper management structures...

Thu Nov 26th, 2020     Read More →

South South demands restructuring, federalism

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Governors and people of the South South geopolitical zone have demanded for restructuring anchored on true federalism for peace, security and stability of Nigeria. The state chief executives...

Wed Nov 25th, 2020     Read More →

Uproar in Senate over compensation for victims of #EndSARS protests

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• Buhari seeks confirmation of INEC boss for second term The move to seek compensation for states and individuals who suffered losses during the destruction that trailed the #EndSARS...

Wed Nov 25th, 2020     Read More →

Oil majors hinge future investments on PIB outcome, fiscal framework

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Oil majors in Nigeria have hinged their investment decisions on the outcome of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), and other fiscal frameworks by the Federal Government. According to them, the...

Wed Nov 25th, 2020     Read More →

Nigeria boosts refining capacity with new 5,000bpd refinery

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Oil Refinery PHOTO: Getty Images/AFP/File / Jennifer O’Mahony • Over 2.5b litres of products, 18,000 jobs to be created • UNIDO, UNECA, Waltersmith seal pact on industrial,...

Wed Nov 25th, 2020     Read More →

Senate resumes plenary, deadline for submission of budget defence on Nov. 27

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The Senate on Tuesday mandated the committees yet to submit reports on budget defence for MDAs to do so on or before Nov. 27 to the Committee on Appropriation for harmonisation. It disclosed that...

Tue Nov 24th, 2020     Read More →

Still on Umahi’s migration and APC, PDP jostle for Southeast

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Umahi •All eyes on Ugwuanyi, Ikpeazu •Orji, Uzodimma, Nnamani tangle over APC zonal leadership In what broke out as a political equivalent of the recent EndSARS protest against police...

Tue Nov 24th, 2020     Read More →

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 56 new infections

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The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 56 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Monday. It said...

Tue Nov 24th, 2020     Read More →

Jihadist threat keeps 300,000 voters from Burkina polls

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Hundreds of thousands of voters in Burkina Faso were unable to cast ballots in Sunday’s general election due to security threats, officials said, as the West African nation grapples with a...

Mon Nov 23rd, 2020     Read More →

No further talks with FG on Niger Delta, says UNDEDSS

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UNDEDSS Secretary General, Mr. Tony UrantaA Niger Delta socio-political group, United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Service (UNDEDSS), has regretted that Nigeria was fast moving towards...

Mon Nov 23rd, 2020     Read More →

ANEEJ, CRPP condemn Obaseki’s decision to stop NDDC projects in Edo

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The African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) have criticised the decision of Gov. Godwin Obaseki to stop the Niger...

Sun Nov 22nd, 2020     Read More →

200,000 farmers to benefit from regenerative agricultural intervention

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No fewer than 200,000 farmers are expected to be engaged by the regenerative agricultural intervention in 10 states in Nigeria. x The regenerative initiative, the first of its kind in Nigeria...

Sun Nov 22nd, 2020     Read More →

Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat

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A voter prepares to vote at a polling station in Ouagadougou on November 22, 2020, during Burkina Faso’s presidential and legislative elections.Issouf SANOGO / AFP The people of Burkina...

Sun Nov 22nd, 2020     Read More →