The Kpakpando Foundation for Physically Challenged Persons (KFPCP), says it will intensify advocacy for empowering disabled people at the forthcoming 11th Abuja Housing Show.
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The Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, ordered that Mr. George Turnah, a godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan, be remanded in prison custody, following a dismissal of an oral bail application made by his lawyer. Mr. Turnah, a Special Adviser to Mr. Dan Abia, former Managing Director of the Niger Delta...
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) recently trained 12 personnel of its Air Provost Specialty in advanced dog handling techniques to enhance their proficiency in carrying out criminal investigations and other security-related duties.
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Nigeria and the Federal Republic of Liberia will sign an MoU to share knowledge and transfer technology in the area of agricultural development. Mr Patrick Tarnue Worsie, the Assistant Minister for Planning and Development in [...]
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Africa’s third-biggest oil producer, Equatorial Guinea, has been accepted as a new member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a source close to the country’s oil minister told a Reuters on Thursday.
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British army bomb disposal experts and police have arrived at a college in Manchester, police said. It was not immediately clear what they were responding to. “Police are responding to a call at a college in Trafford,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement. “Officers are in attendance and we are currently assessing the situation.”...
Gov Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday attributed the development and progress of the State to its ability to accommodate people of different cultures, tribes and religion. Ambode spoke at the Lagos History Lecture [...]
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For stabbing his 33-year-old business partner, Sanni Mohammed, to death, 27-year-old Abubakar Samaila is to spend the next 20 years in prison, an Ikeja High Court ruled on Wednesday. Samaila, who was 23 years old [...]
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The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) said it generated N6.7 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) between January and April. The Executive Chairman of KDIRS, Muktar Ahmed, announced this in Kaduna on Thursday at a news conference to mark the second anniversary of Governor Nasir el-Rufai led-administration. Ahmed said the state’s monthly revenue generation...
Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has assured exhibitors that its forthcoming 12th Abuja International Trade Fair will be bigger than the previous editions in terms of number of exhibitors and other participants. Mr Chijioke Ekechukwu, the Director-General of ACCI, gave the assurance on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria […]
The Young Democratic Party (YDP) has said that it did not initiate any contempt proceedings against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). YDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Mrs Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye, made the clarification when she briefed newsmen [...]
The Nigerian Navy football team has set up a final encounter with the Nigeria Customs Service of Lagos in the ongoing Ships and Ports Maritime Football Cup competition in Lagos. The Navy sailed to the final after a 2-1 defeat of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Wednesday at the Astro Turf pitch of the National...
The Sokoto State government said it had earmarked N88 million for feeding the less privileged during the forthcoming Ramadan fast and Eid-el-Fitr. The Commissioner for Social Welfare and Culture, Alhaji Surajo Gatawa, disclosed this at [...]
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United States President Donald Trump thinks Pope Francis was “terrific” and found his “spectacular” royal welcome in Saudi Arabia “beyond anything anyone’s ever seen”. Regaling EU officials in Brussels with his impressions so far of his first foreign tour, the US president was in hyperbolic form on his seventh day of travels, which are partly...
President Muhammadu Buhari is committed towards addressing the challenges confronting Nigerian women and girls. The Director General National Centre for Women Development, Barrister Mary Ekpere Ita made the statement during the presentation of empowerment kits to trained female artisans in Abuja. Public Hearing on Health Bills The house committee on health institutions Has reiterated the
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Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu said, on Thursday, that conceptually, Nigeria was not opposed to joining OPEC production caps but would have to wait to see if production came back to acceptable levels. “We are targeting that by the end of the extension period (nine months) we are trying to prep and finalise...