HUNDREDS of aggrieved students of Benue state origin from various higher institutions across the country, yesterday barricaded the ever busy Makurdi-Lafia federal highway for over two hours protesting the heinous killing of Benue farmers by Fulani herdsmen. The angry students who convened under the aegis of Benue State Students’ Movement Against Fulani Occupation, BSSMAFO, grounded […]
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A BILL seeking the independence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC yesterday scaled through second reading on the floor of the House of Representatives. The intent of the bill, which is consolidated among other related bills, is to strengthen the anti graft agency and to properly position it to carry out its statutory […]
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A PRO-DEMOCRACY and Non-governmental Organization, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has waded into the alleged sex scandal involving a self-acclaimed Canada based songstress Miss Stephanie Otobo and a prominent Pentecostal leader, Apostle Suleiman Johnson with a call for ethical and professional compliance by the lawyers. Besides, the Rights group has decried the conduct […]
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state has accused the ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC) of supporting the Senator Ali- Modu Sheriff faction of the party to further cause crisis in the PDP. In a communique issued and signed by the party state Chairman, Mr Clement Faboyede at the end of its stakeholders […]
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HOUSE OF Representatives on Tuesday resolved to probe the the alleged exploitation of parents by American International School, Abuja. The resolution followed a motion sponsored by 14 lawmakers led by Hon. Emmanuel Kehinde Agboola on the floor of the House. Leading the debate, Agboola said the Central Bank of Nigeria had, in a bid to […]
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Newly appointed Director Defence Information, Maj-Gen John Enenche has called on media practitioners to consider national interest above any other interest. General Enenche, who made the appeal during his maiden media parley with defence correspondents in Abuja yesterday, stressed that negative reportage of national security, would do Nigeria more harm than good. He stated further […]
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WHEN PROFESSOR Mahmood Yakubu was appointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on October 21, 2015, he left no in doubt that he is indeed the right man for the job. In fact, one of the reasons why he was appointed was that his footprints and legacies as the former Executive Secretary […]
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Vision-One Leadership Development Initiative, VOLDI, has expressed confidence in the overall performance of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism in the country. The National Coordinator, VOLDI, Comrade Emmanuel Johnny in a chat with Nigerian Pilot, appealed on all Nigerians to avail the Army the needed support to help put an end to the […]
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Taraba state governor Darius Ishaku yesterday presented empowerment tools to graduands of the state Skills Training Programme to enable them begin their businesses. Presenting the multimillion naira empowerment kits to the first batch of the Skills Training Programme at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, governor Ishaku challenged women and Youth […]
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Senate has extolled the virtues of a former governor of the defunct Western Region, Major General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo who died last week at the age of 89, as a symbol of hard work, commitment and loyalty to the service of his country and humanity in general. The upper legislative chamber, in a motion by […]
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The Federal Government and state governments have called on China-Africa Machinery Corporation (CAMACO) to slash its interest rate on its proposed 4.5-billion-dollar farm mechanisation loan to one per cent. The governments made the request on Thursday during a meeting of the Technical Implementation Committee of CAMACO with state Commissioners of Agriculture in Abuja. News Agency […]
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President Muhmmadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank to release the second tranch of the London Paris club funds to states in other to ease their financial hardship. The President gave the directive at yesterday’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Council of Chambers, Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, […]
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The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) on Thursday donated various items to the Internally Displaced Persons living in Uhogua, Ovia North East local government area of Edo. Mrs Sadiya Umar-Farouq, the federal commissioner of the commission said the effort was to put smiles on the faces of the IDPs Umar-Farouq […]
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Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad was elected president of the Confederation of African Football Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office to usher in a “new dawn” for the sport on the continent. Ahmad, head of Madagascar’s football federation, won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20, official […]
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The March 30 deadline the House of Representatives set for itself to pass the 2017 budget may no longer be feasible due to delay from some standing committees. The House spokesman, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas disclosed this yesterday to House Press Corps while clarifying some issues on the budget. Namdas said they were working round the […]
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HUMAN rights lawyer, Chief Femi Falana, is irked by the role of the Directorate of State Service DSS in stultifying the appointment of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC. He therefore said that it was high time DSS was restrained by President Muhammadu Buhari from sabotaging the fight […]
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THE court of appeal sitting in Benin has reserved judgment sine dine in the appeal before it, filed by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, and its candidate in the Sept. 28governorship election, Pastor Osagie IzeIyamu. The appeal is over the Edo election petition tribunal’s stoppage last month of the recounting of ballot papers used in […]
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The Federal Government yesterday amended the corruption charges it preferred against a Justice of the Supreme Court , Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, before a Federal High Court in Abuja . The lead prosecuting counsel , Mrs Olufemi Fatunde , who took over the case from the former prosecutor, Mr Charles Adeogun – Philips in February , […]
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A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday remanded a forme Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Andrew Yakubu , in Kuje Prison pending when the ruling on his bail application would be delivered on March 21. Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order of remand shortly after the ex -NNPC boss was […]
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Nigerian banks have opposed a proposal by Etisalat Nigeria to convert part of a $1.2 billion loan from dollars into naira and want Abu Dhabi telecoms group Etisalat and its other shareholders to recapitalise it instead, a source said. A banker with knowledge of the negotiations told Reuters that the seven-year syndicated loan, on which […]
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