In a bid to upgrade the mining sector to world class standard and realise the desire of the present administration to diversify the economy, the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development has solicited for support from the Australian government. The Minister for Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, requested for the support on Tuesday when the
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A High Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, has adjourned till May 10, pre-trial in a matter of wrongful acquisition and allocation of land between the Adugotu family of Opolo, Yenagoa, and the late Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. The family urged the court to declare as null and void the acquisition
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Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Nwodibo Ekechukwu, has sounded a note of warning to hoodlums and intending criminals alike to steer clear of the state or face their doom. Ekechukwu gave the warning recently while parading some suspected kidnappers who wanted to use Enugu for their nefarious activities. â€œEnugu State is a grave
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Kogi High Court has adjourned to April 18 to rule on a motion questioning its jurisdiction in a suit between Dangote Cement Plc and Modulous Nigeria Limited over default in payment of N8.2 million contract sum. The presiding judge and Chief Judge of Kogi, Justice Nasir Ajanah fixed the date on Thursday when the suit
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Federal and State Governments have been called upon to exempt all universities from the Treasury Single Account, TSA, in order to stimulate development. Vice Chancellor, Plateau State University, PLASU, Prof. Doknan Sheni, made the call on Wednesday in Bokkos during the matriculation of the universityâ€™s newly admitted students for 2015/2016 academic session. Sheni lamented the
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Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson on Wednesday sworn-in 14 commissioners, 18 Special Advisers and also inaugurated the state board of internal revenue and the Centre for women development to consolidate on the gains achieved by his Restoration Government in the first tenure in office. The Commissioners are Barrister Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor, Commissioner for Works, Barrrister Wodu
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Failure of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Justice Umar Danladi, to sit yesterday stalled the trial of former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe. The Head, Press and Public Relations of the tribunal, Mr. Ibraheem Alhassan, said the judge`s absence followed the death of his aunty on Monday. It
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Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, deployed to restore law and order in Plateau and parts of Bauchi State has banned the movement of cattle and herdsmen after 7pm as part of efforts to sustain the peace process. OPSH Commander, Major-General Tagbo Ude, yesterday, issued the ban during a town hall meeting between various community leaders, village
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Russian government has indicated interest to train officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on modern skills in disaster management. Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Russia, Nikolay Udovichenko, stated this when he paid a courtesy visit on the NSCDCâ€™s Commandant-General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, in his office in
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As the battle against insurgency continues in Nigeria, United Nations Children Emergency Fund, UNICEF, has disclosed that between 2,000- 7,000 women and girls are still living in abduction and sex slavery in the North East region of the country. In a release to mark the two years from the abduction of 219 Chibok school girls,
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Academic activities at the Kogi State University, Anyigba, came to an abrupt end yesterday, following the indefinite strike action embarked upon by the academic staff of the institution. This sudden twist in the academic programme of the state university came barely five days before the commencement of their first semester examination, In an unanimous decision
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Economic and Financial Crimes Commissionâ€™s, EFCC, witness, Jalal Arabi, yesterday, told Justice Olasunbo Goodluck of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory that a former Head of Service, HoS, Mr. Stephen Orosanye, allegedly paid millions of naira to people who did not work for the Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force. The prosecution
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Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has commended Governor Rochas Okorocha for ensuring that the water scheme in the state is revamped, thereby providing clean and safe water for residents. This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Uche Onwuchekwa. Okorocha had yesterday flagged-off the reticulation and re-piping of
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Judicial Commission of Inquiry sitting in Kaduna, yesterday, instructed the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Adeniyi Oyebade, to reappear before it on April 25 for further questioning. Chairman of the panel, Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba, gave the directive at yesterdayâ€™s sitting. Since April 6 when the army made their
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In commemoration of the two year sojourn of nearly 300 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state, yesterday, Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari calling for urgent action to rescue the students. She also praised affected families for their
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Â As senator calls for caution Within 48 hours of introduction, a bill seeking for amendment of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, and Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT Act, scaled second reading in the Senate yesterday in what looked like a desperate move to save its President, Bukola Saraki, from his ongoing trial at
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The latest controversy on the 2016 budget is on whether the N60billion Lagos-Calabar rail project was included in the original proposal submitted for consideration. Olugbenga Salami brings the issues on disagreement between the executive and legislature. It is no longer news that the N6.08trillion 2016 budget has been the most controversial in the history
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Embattled Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has boasted that he would carry out leadership change order on the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF once the court has passed its judgement. Dalung who spoke in Abuja as the crisis rocking Nigerian football lingers however noted that the recent high court judgement which has not been
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Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has announced the extension of the deadline for free e-Dividend registration by investors in the country by 150 days. This was disclosed by the Director General of SEC, Mounir Gwarzo at the First Quarter Post Capital Market Committee Meeting Press briefing in Lagos Thursday. The DG also said that the
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As part of efforts geared towards realising its corporate vision and agenda, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, FMDQ, has formalised its partnership with the National Pension Commission, PenCom, by co-signing Regulatory Supervision Collaboration Agreement. PenCom DG in her opening address acknowledged and commended FMDQ on its positive impact and giant strides in the development of the
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