The word “Africa” often evokes romantic images of elephants crossing the Kalahari, thundering water at Victoria Falls, or panoramic views from Table Mountain. But an increasingly common sight for Africans — especially those in Nigeria — is that of smog, rubbish and polluted water, according to a new report. Four of the worst cities in
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Hearing in an appeal by the president of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, to try him was stalled at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, yesterday. The matter could not proceed because of the inability of the justices of the court to form a quorum. The
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Lawmakers of the Delta State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, praised Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Speaker, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya and other principal officers of the House for strengthening the bond of unity, fostering the spirit of oneness, enhancing development and promoting good governance. The lawmakers also passed a vote of confidence on the Governor, Dr.
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Thirty-one Artillery Brigade of Nigeria Army in Minna, the Niger state capital has confirmed that religious violence claimed four lives in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger last Sunday, but that the situation has been brought under control. The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Major Njideka Agwu, who disclosed this to Journalists in Minna
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Former Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, in Plateau State and immediate past Chairman of Barkin Ladi Local Government Council, Emmanuel Loman, said the greatest mistake Governor Simon Lalong has made in his one year in office is the dissolution of the 17 elected council chairmen. Lalong had in July last year dissolved
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Flood has submerged farmlands in five communities in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The affected communities are Ameke, Okue, Amaokwe, Ngwogwo and Obodo. Farmers in the affected communities have called on the federal government for assistance. The flood was caused by the blockade of a dam being constructed by the federal government in
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Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday canvassed for global support for Nigeria in the area of renewable energy, and said the country stands to benefit in terms of job creation and affordable power supply if well harnessed. Saraki also gave kudos to the United Kingdom parliament for collaborating with the nationâ€™s legislative bodies in putting resources
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New Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Mohammad Babandede has ordered the arrest of former governors, ex-ministers and former senators who are still in possession of Official/Diplomatic passports. The new immigration boss said such categories of political office holders and retired public servants have no right to hold on to such passport as they
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Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has admitted that it is no longer fashionable for Fulani herdsmen to traverse the length and breadth of the country searching for pastures for their cattle. This was as he disclosed that his administration had earmarked five grazing forests with mechanised boreholes to address clashes between Fulani herdsmen
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Senate yesterday asked all the states in the South-East and South-South where protesting youths and security agents were killed to investigate the causes of those killings. The resolution followed the adoption of a request by Deputy President Ike Ekweremadu, which drew the attention of senators to the tragedy. Citing Order 43 of the Senate Standing
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Bayelsa State government said it had spent about N123 billion between 2012 till date on servicing of debts, including bonds and foreign loans obtained by the previous administration, Deputy Governor Gboribiogha John Jonah has said. He also lamented the huge financial burden which the Governor Henry Seriake Dickson administration has been facing amidst the prevailing
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Eleven-member committee be co-chaired by the former Benue and Kano State military governor, Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora, and one time national chairman of the Nigeria Chambers of Commerce, Industries Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, Alhaji Umaru Ndanusa, to reconcile aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a result of the conduct of the last state congress of
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Total value of Nigeriaâ€™s merchandise trade at the end of Q1, 2016 stood at N2,723.9 billion, said the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS. It pointed out that from the preceding quarter value of N3,517.4 billion, this was N793.5billion or 22.6% less. This development, it noted arose due to a sharp decline in both imports and
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FORTY customers of United Bank of Africa, UBA, have been rewarded by the bank as part of efforts to leverage its market share and customer base in the highly competitive banking sector. This is contained in a statement issued by the Bank in Lagos. The statement said that the award was the second batch of
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Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, is likely to choose Mohammed Barkindo, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, as the next secretary-general of the producer group, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The OPEC has been looking for a replacement for Libyaâ€™s Abdullah al-Badri, who
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Nigeriaâ€™s foreign reserves fell to $26.50 billion by May 23, down 2.8 percent from a month ago, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, data showed. Its dollars reserves stood at $27.26 billion a month ago. They have dropped 10.9 percent from last year when they were at $29.73 billion. A plunge in oil prices has eaten
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Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, are businesses without much capital and whose number of personnel falls below certain limit. Despite these obvious limitations, when compared to the limited liability companies, the SMEs are said to be responsible for driving innovation and competition in many economic sectors. The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, defines small and
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For failing to appear at a public hearing by the National Assembly joint Committee on Niger Delta to defend themselves over alleged non-remittance of the statutory funds to the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, the National Assembly yesterday issued bench warrant on seven oil companies operating in the region. These are Continental Oil and Gas
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No fewer than 3000 players from all corners of Nigeria hit the Nationâ€™s capital, Abuja yesterday hoping to be among those that would feature for the countryâ€™s U-17 male team Golden Eaglets of another cadet World championship in 2017. Every two years, countries from FIFA member continents jostle for places at FIFA U-17 World Cup.
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Succour has finally come the way of ailing Nollywood actor, Martins Njubuigbo aka Elder Maya after publicly crying for help over his failing health. The veteran actor, who has been down with a liver-related ailment, had solicited for funds from the public to help pay for his surgery without success. Abuja-based cleric Joshua Iginla, who
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