Kaduna State Government on Tuesday said payment of local council workers in the state for April would be delayed due to inadequate funds with which to pay them. The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Bashir Saidu, announced this to newsmen in Kaduna at the end of the state Executive Council meeting. He
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Chief Solomon Edebiri who is the frontline governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed concern over the alleged imposition of gubernatorial candidate in the state and insists that it should be resisted. In an interview with an on-line media, Naij.com, Edebiri says even though he is from the business sector, he still
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Governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the April, 2015 gubernatorial election in Delta state, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru has confirmed the merger of the APC and Labour party to unseat the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the next elections. Ogboru said both political parties had agreed on a number of issues and very shortly,
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It had been widely rumoured that Tonto Dikeh was kicked off Dâ€™banjâ€™s record label due to the fact that she was not generating enough money for the company. â€˜Emergencyâ€™ singer, Dâ€™banj has now gone on record, stating that nothing of such happened. He said, â€œI had a meeting with my team last year and I
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Federal government has reiterated its commitment to boost the nationâ€™s digital sector with a view to making it an emerging market leader across the African region. The move aims at addressing the key challenge facing leaders in government and businesses in the continent. The Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Mr. Yusuf Kazuare, who stated this
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This is dangerous for democracy â€“ Senate PIB suffers set back as Senate suspends debate federal lawmakers were yesterday shut out from the National Assembly by protesters of the Occupy NASS group, even as anti and pro-Saraki protesters stormed the entrance of the legislature. The latter groups were divided; support and against Senate President,
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A FIRM of financial analysts, Proshare Nigeria, has said that Skye Bank Plc may experience reduction in its earnings for the 2015 financial year. According to the firm, Skye Bankâ€™s expensive acquisition of Mainstreet Bank and the high cost of integration of its IT platforms and processes would also drive up its operating expenses, as
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Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparent Initiative, NEITI has disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has received the sum of $8.836 billion dividend from NLNG accrued to the federal government but has not been remitted into the Federation account as required by law. This was made known at the latest audit reports of the agency
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As fuel scarcity bites harder in some major cities across the country, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase has ordered immediate arrest and prosecution of fuel hawkers using jerry-cans and plastic containers to cushion the effect of the non-availability of the product nationwide. Consequently, the IGP has directed all zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, AIGs,
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Nigerian Army said it had discovered that Boko Haram fighters have a new means of identification with green coloured uniform, using ropes on their legs and necks. Acting director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said in a statement yesterday that the discovery was made by troops of 22 Brigade Garrison and elements
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n. The accused, who resides at No. 10, Isokan Street, Surulere, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining money under false pretext. Prosecutor Ezekiel Ayorinde had told the court that the accused committed the offences between January and April at No. 44, Ekoro Road, Agbekale, Lagos. Ayorinde said the accused was employed
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The National Assembly Service Commission says there is no basis for withdrawing the appointment of the newly appointed Acting Clerk of the National Assembly (NASS), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori. Dr Adamu Fika, the Executive Chairman of the commission, said this in a letter he sent to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, and copied
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The Leader of the Senate, Sen. Mohammed Ali-Ndume, said on Tuesday that no amount of protest would force any legislator to resign. Ndume was reacting to a protest by “Occupy National Assemblyâ€ group, calling for the resignation of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki. Ndume stressed that there was a democratic process of
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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting, which was held inside the Presidentâ€™s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was believed to be part of efforts aimed at resolving the 2016 Budget controversy. The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, however
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A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has granted the prayer of Bianca Ojukwu, wife of late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, to re-open her evidence-in-chief in her suit against her husband’s family. Bianca had dragged Ojukwu Transport Ltd (OTL) and seven others before the court for alleged move by the family to eject her sons from the companyâ€™s
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday advised Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers to respect court judgments. Chief Segun Oni, the Deputy National Chairman of the party, gave the advice while fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja. Oni said Wike should respect court judgments that were sacred as a lawyer. He also enjoined the Rivers
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The Special Assistant to the Senate President on Youth and Student Matters, Mr.Â Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, a lawyer,Â has been arrested and detained by operatives ofÂ the Department of State Services. Ugochinyere, who is also the PresidentÂ Â of National Youth Council of Nigeria, according to a statement on Tuesday,Â in Abuja by his brother, ObinnaÂ Â Ikeagwuonu, said
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Breakingtime reprtsÂ Â that olisa Metuh slumped after coming out of a meeting with interim chair Ali Amodu Sheriff. Olisa Metuh has since been Admitted into the Intensive Care of National Hospital, Abuja
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The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has ordered all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, FCT and State Command Commissioners of Police to arrest anybody found selling petrol and other petroleum products in plastic containers. Arase gave the order in a statement issued by the Acting Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, the Force Public
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