Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has appealed to the Federal Government to fix Minna Airport to safe the country from impending national embarrassment. The governor who said he was in the Senate to seek for the support of the National Assembly for the competition of Minna-Suleja Road, the abandoned terminal wing of Minna
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Wilson Uwujaren, Abuja; A special operation conducted by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 3rd February, 2017 on a building belonging to a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Andrew Yakubu in Kaduna yielded the recovery of a staggering sum of $9,772,800 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has lamented the abandonment of critical infrastructural projects after investing huge amount of money on them. Receiving the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, who paid him a visit today in Abuja, Saraki said the action has resulted in a waste and left the country with little options in
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Segun Adeyemi, Abuja: The Federal Government has alerted Nigerians to the plan by a Boko Haram affiliate, Muslim Brotherhood Cell in Kogi State, to acquire bomb-making chemicals and high-calibre weapons to perpetrate acts of terror, including attacks on banks, arms depots and prisons. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, the Minister of Information
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A fire incident at Lugbe Abuja Fire broke out at the Building Materials Market in Lugbe Abuja, razing down many shops, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The popular market is adjacent to the Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe, on Airport Road in the nation’s capital. The financial worth of building materials destroyed in the
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A fire incident at Lugbe Abuja
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The Sole Administrator of Argungu local government Alhaji Musa Muhammad Tungulawa has renovated and equipped 3 Womens Skills acquisition centers in 3 wards of the LG namely Alwasa,Gulma, and Lailaba. One of these, Gulma women Tailoring Training centre was commissioned this week by Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu wife of the Kebbi state governor and founder
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Ndu Ughamadu, Abuja: The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), loses an average of 2.2 billion naira annually to illegal tapping of its raw water pipeline that runs from Kaduna River. The Water generates power for the running of the refinery, serves as coolants for
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Acting President Osinbajo Meets Labour Leaders Organized Labour unions took to the streets in Abuja and Lagos calling on the federal government to intensify its fight against corruption across board and down to the local government levels. While commending president Muhammadu Buhari for taking up the fight, they urged him not to relent in ensuring
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Wilson Uwujaren, Abuja: A Federal High Court, sitting in Benin-City, Edo State on Thursday convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment to a fraudster, one Osagie Aghedo Bliss (alias Julbert Stefan, Nesta Gilbert, Isak Krister and Fredrick Cruso) for conspiracy and obtaining by false pretense. Bliss was first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes
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Umaru Tanko Almakura, Governor of Nasarawa State has made it known that the effort of the Federal Government towards meeting the housing deficit in the country will check the excesses of landlords and provide relief in the housing sector. Gov. Almakura made this known when he visited the earmarked site for the federal government mass
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Rabe Abubakar, Abuja: The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to a misleading, baseless and concocted online story that Nigerian military is out to exterminate adherents of a particular religion in a particular region using surrendered Boko Haram terrorists. This story, to say the least, is mischievous, mendacious and calculated attempt to cause
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Abuja: 9th February 2017: The Federal Republic of Nigeria (the “Republic”) today announces that it has priced its offering of US$1 billion aggregate principal amount of notes (the “Notes”) under its newly established US$1 billion Global Medium Term Note programme. The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 7.875% and will mature on 16th
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The Federal Government has taken over Arik Airline by appointing an Aviation expert, Roy Ukpebo Ilegbodu, to manage the company under the receivership of Oluseye Opasanya SAN. The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, explained that decision to intervene “clearly underscores the government’s commitment to instill sanity in the country’s aviation sector to prevent a
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President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday evening called the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara from the United Kingdom where he is vacationing. The President called the Speaker at about 9:20pm Tuesday evening and the two leaders spoke for little over five minutes. Although the President and the Speaker discussed other national issues,
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Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has assured the Pensions Fund Managers of his administration’s support in ensuring quality service delivery to Edo State workforce who are currently keying into the Contributory Pension Scheme. Godwin Obaseki who recently engaged the services of about 15 Pensions Fund Administrators saddled with the responsibility of enrolling the
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Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, Abuja; The All Progressives Congress (APC) commends the exemplary conduct and professionalism displayed by security and allied agencies, particularly the Nigeria Police Force, during Monday’s protest marches by members of some civil society groups and celebrities for and against the government. As we stated earlier, the freedom to protest peacefully is a
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Briefing on The 2017 Budget A civil society group has appealed to the national assembly to carefully look into the 2017 budget and expunge some frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful estimates before its passage. GMN business news for 8th February 2017 Renewable energy is clean and cheap; experts believe the latitude can be explored further
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Ahead of the governorship election in Ekiti in 2018, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday declared as illegal the current campaigns being embarked on by some aspirants and their agents. He said the commission had noted that some aspirants were erecting billboards as well as opening campaign offices in Ado Ekiti even when the commission had not directed them to do so. Gbadegesin
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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Strategy Review and Inter-Party Affairs Committee have urged the party to return to its traditional direct primaries for nominating candidates for elections. Chairman of the committee, Prof. Jerry Gana, made the call while submitting the committee’s report to the Chairman of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, on
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Chuks Okocha, Abuja: Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday told the visiting European Union (EU) delegation that the National Assembly was working on some legislations aimed at propelling Nigeria out of the current economic recession. He also commended the EU for monitoring the 2015 general elections in Nigeria, which he said has set new
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