Three days to the first year anniversary of its Federal Government, yesterday, presented its mid-term scorecard for the past 12 months, saying the present economic challenges facing the country were not enough excuse for failure in fulfilling electoral promises.
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THE Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, yesterday, said that due to the paucity of funds, agencies should not expect to get completely what was appropriated in the 2016 budget, as the government would only release funds based on necessity.
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THE nation's crude oil fortunes took another downward plunge, yesterday, following attacks by Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, on pipelines close to Escravos Tank Farm at Ciera creek, near Abiteye community, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited.
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Allah has blessed this ummah with the glorious season of fasting. It is a period where goodness is enjoined and even multiplied. A month of forgiveness where sinners purify themselves and get closer to the Creator. It is a month of giving and sharing. This is Ramadan, the glorious month, the blessed season, the uniqe period of worship. Allah has enjoined fasting in it, so that we may gain nearness to him.
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lagosâ€”THE Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies, CIAPS, has declared Lagos State as the best performing state just as it called on state governors to improve on projects that aim to impact the lives of people.
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ABUJAâ€”Federal government, yesterday, said it was planning to generate more power from coal to end the perennial power outage in the country. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, disclosed this while flagging-off a 2-week Hands-On training for rural youths and women potters on design, fabrication and installation of locally-made metal and clay-based energy-efficient (Eco-Friendly) in Bwari area Council of the FCT.
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MR Adeyemi Sabit Ikuforiji, is a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, who was at the helm of affairs of the assembly between 2005 and 2015. In this interaction, Ikuforiji speaks on President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s first year, removal of fuel subsidy, governance in Lagos state and other burning national issues
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Immediate past Director-General of Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, Emeka Eze, told the Senate, yesterday that the number of government projects currently abandoned across the country stood at 19,000.
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To underscore the importance the United Nations attaches to children, one of the steps taken was to set aside November 20 of every year as the Universal Childrenâ€™s Day. It was first marked worldwide in 1954 under the auspices of the UN.
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lagosâ€”the Lagos State Government yesterday disclosed that it had commenced training for farmers on pest control, aimed at preventing spread of Tuta absoluta, popularly known as â€˜Tomato Ebolaâ€™, in the state. This came barely hours after the Federal Government confirmed six states had been hit by the Tomato Ebola.
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There was commotion at the Kogi State House of Assembly complex in Lokoja, yesterday, as armed Policemen barred the reinstated Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, MomohJimoh Lawal and 14 lawmakers loyal to him from entering the Assembly complex, leading to scuffle between the lawmakers and the security personnel.
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Ibadanâ€”Oyo State Police Command, yesterday, paraded some suspects, who specialised in hijacking fuel-laden tankers along Oyo-Ilorin Expressway, Ogbomoso, at gunpoint. One of the suspects, Dauda Akanji, 42, narrated how they operate to newsmen at the Police headquarters at Eleyele, Ibadan, saying they had successfully hijacked two petrol-laden tankers in the past before they were caught by the police last week.
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Activities at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Headquarters in Abuja, were temporary disrupted yesterday when the Anambra state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, House of Representatives members-elect stormed the commission demanding that they be issued their Certificates of Return.
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THE Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, vowed, yesterday, that no hoodlum or group of people will overrun the country or illegally occupy any part of it under his watch as the chief police officer.
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AN international organisation, OXFAM, yesterday, said over 330, 000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, were in danger of epidemic in the North-East region of the country, because of lack of portable water and poor and sanitation.
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Ado-Ekitiâ€”All government offices in Ekiti State were under lock and key yesterday, as the industrial action declared by workers paralysed governance in the state. The workers, under the aegis of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) , had embarked on indefinite strike on Thursday to press home for series of demands from the state government.
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By Emmanuel Unah To a faction of the members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River State, Senator Ben Ayade, the governor of the state is nothing but a serpent who through subtle means gained entry into a house only to chase the house owners away. To another faction, he is a reformerRead More
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Urhobo leaders have cautioned the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund, that Federal University of Petroleum Resources FUPRE is sited in Ugbomro land and not Effurun, urging the Senate committee to quickly reflect same in the bill before passage.
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PEEVED by the recent hike in the pump price of fuel from N86.50 to N145, the National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, zone B, yesterday threatened to shutdown all tertiary institutions in the zone comprising 11 states today (Friday) in protest against the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government to remove fuel subsidies.
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GOVERNORSHIP aspirant of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Chris Ogienmwonyi, said, yesterday that he was not intimidated by the seeming support being given to Mr Godwin Obaseki by some government appointees, noting that his 34 yearsâ€™ experience in the public sector gives him an edge over other aspirants.
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