Non-car owners have been facing difficulties moving in and around Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, Mojire Agbetunsin reports In a typical society, there will always be an issue of class. Not everyone will be wealthy, some will just be average and others will be poor. In most societies especially in the developing nations, there […]
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BY BAYO AMODU and RUTH TENE NATSA, Abuja Nigeria will be saving about N300 billion it spends annually on importation of rice as local production of the commodity has now reached 15 million metric tonnes, the federal ministry of Agriculture disclosed yesterday. The director of Agriculture at the Kano office of the ministry, Muhammad Adamu, […]
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A 10-man Nigeria Air Force (NAF) General Court Martial, which tried Air Craftsman Kalu Bernard, over the alleged killing of his girl friend and colleague, Solape Oladipupo, has sentenced him to death by hanging. Jealous [...]
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….Senate to pass anti-hate speech, jungle justice bills with dispatch BY DAVID ADUGE-ANI, AHURAKA ISAH and SOLOMON AYADO, ABUJA The anti-Buhari and pro-Buhari protests took a deeper crisis dimension yesterday as leader of the anti-Buhari group, Charles Oputa aka Charly Boy, narrowly escaped lynching by a mob made up of supporters of the president. President […]
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By Bukola Idowu, Lagos The Debt Management Office (DMO) has in the past five months raised N5.15 billion through federal government’s savings bond which it launched in March this year. This is even as it has set out to raise N135 billion through the FGN Bonds this month. In an offer circular issued yesterday, the […]
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BY PAMELA OBIEJESI AND HILARY BARDE Some unidentified gunmen on Wednesday attacked the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, the nation’s capital. This was disclosed in a statement by Wilson Uwajaren, the commission’s spokesman who said that the attackers shot into the premises, damaging vehicles and left a death […]
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By Winifred Ogbebo and Henry Tyohemba, Abuja The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike, following federal government’s refusal to fulfill the agreement made with it in 2009. The national president of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told journalists yesterday that the decision to embark on the industrial action was […]
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By Abu Nmodu, Minna President Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, yesterday disclosed that the company will invest 450 million dollars in agriculture development in Niger State over the next three years Dangote who gave the hint at the 2017 Niger State Investment Summit in Minna, Niger State capital, said the funds will be used in establishing […]
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BY AHURAKA ISAH, SOLOMON AYADO, Abuja, Abu Nmodu, Minna With the rising cost of governance, lean revenue earnings and little or no funds for infrastructural development, legal experts in the country have advocated the merging of the Senate and the House of Representatives to form a unicameral legislature. This is coming just as former President […]
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From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi in the wake of the killings of innocent worshipers at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State on August 6, 2017, the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Most Rev Hilary Odili Okeke has been playing host to scores of sympathizers trooping in from various...
By SOLOMON AYADO, Abuja The Senator representing Kaduna North senatorial district under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, has faulted the submission of names of delegates to fill the vacant positions of the party during the party congress in the state. He said the submission of names by Governor […]
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KINGSLEY OPURUM examines the prospects of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) surviving the raging crisis bedeviling the newly registered party There were widespread speculations that the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) was floated by Sen. Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as its alternative platform in case the Supreme Court judgment favoured […]
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By CHIKA IZUORA, Lagos Federal government’s decision to procure prepaid meters for electricity consumers in the country through a special intervention process will cost the country a whopping N224 billion. While the figure is based on current estimated cost of a 3 phase meter which is put at N80,000, the decision became necessary following the […]
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Nigerians tell ex-presidents to exit political scene By ENYERIBE EJIOGU (Lagos) and Noah Ebije (Kaduna) some Nigerians have expressed indignation over the reported moves by former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (retd) and former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), to select possible candidates from the North and the...
By Chibuzo Ukaibe, Abuja Former President Goodluck Jonathan declared yesterday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is ready to take over power at the center in 2019, noting that the party cannot be intimidated. Jonathan, who spoke at the non-elective convention of the PDP, said despite its recent momentous crisis, the party remains the largest […]
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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said at the weekend that there is tremendous improvement in his health and that he wishes to return home, “but I’ve learnt to obey my doctor’s orders, rather than be the one issuing the orders. Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge.” The President spoke while receiving the presidential media team,...
BY Abdullahi Olesin A LIFE IN BRIEF Hafsat Bola Abdulsalam is a 26-year-old woman from Ilorin, Kwara State. She attended Ansarul Islam Primary School and Ansarul Islam Secondary School,Ilorin. She studied primary education in Kwara State College of Education, Oro. Presently, Hafsat is writing her final examination in the University of Ilorin. Her course of […]
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