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Saraki Dismisses Oil Baron Sponsorship Allegation, Says It’s Malicious

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Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to reports that his National Assembly leadership bid was sponsored by some Nigerians associated to the fuel subsidy scam. According to a statement by the former governor of Kwara State, the report is malicious, false and totally reprehensible. “The news report went further to ... Read More »

Ben Murray-Bruce Canvasses N200bn Youth Entrepreneurship Fund

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Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District Ben Murray-Bruce has made a case for improved access to funding for Nigeria’s youth entrepreneurs. According to him, Nigerian youths are not naturally given to fraud and terrorism. “Their intelligences must be expressed. How it’s expressed depends on opportunities.” “When they don’t have electricity ... Read More »

Atiku Speaks Glowingly Of Jega As He Bows Out Of Office

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has described the tenure of Professor Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, which formerly ends today, as a successful one. According to Atiku, the introduction of Card Reader and Permanent Voters Card (PVC) for the 2015 elections earned  him the respect of Nigerians ... Read More »

Funds For Constituency Projects Not Given To Lawmakers – Deputy Speaker, House of Reps

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The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Sulaimon Lasun has explained that, contrary to general conceptions,  lawmakers do not receive funds for projects located in their constituencies. Lasun said this on Monday while receiving the Yoruba Community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in his office in Abuja. ... Read More »

El-Rufai Appoints #BingBackOurGirls Co-founder As Chief of Staff

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Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, today announced the appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman, co-founder of #BringBackOurGirls Group, founded to campaign for the rescue of the Chibok Girls abducted by Islamist sect group Boko Haram  as chief of staff. “In April 2014, Hadiza co-founded the global movement #BringBackOurGirls which has ... Read More »

FG Appoints Ladan Ag. Head Of DPR

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The Federal Government has appointed Mr Mordecai Danteni Ladan, to oversee the activities of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), a statement posted on the website of the DPR on Monday stated. According to the statement, Ladan is to take over from the former DPR Director, Mr George Osahon, whose ... Read More »

Nigeria’s External Debt Profile Stood At $9.4bn In March – DMO

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Nigeria’s external debt stock profile stood at 9.4 billion dollars on March 31, 2015, the Debt Management Office (DMO) says. The information is contained on DMO’s website, showing the country’s debt stock profile on Monday. The figure shows a decrease of about 300 million dollars from 9.7 billion dollars that ... Read More »

Rainstorm Destroys 400 Houses In Two Kano Vilages – NEMA

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No fewer than 400 houses were destroyed by windstorm as a result of down pour in two villages in Albasu Local Government Area of Kano State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rainstorm also destroyed primary schools and clinics in two affected villages of Hungu and Faragai. ... Read More »

Osun NUT Refutes Salary Payment Rumour

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The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers in Osun State, Mr. Wakeel Amuda, has said teachers in the state had not been paid any of the outstanding salaries by the state government. The NUT chairman stated this on Sunday in Osogbo, the state capital. Rumours were rife at the weekend that ... Read More »

Facebook Opens Africa Office, Targets Nigeria For Business Growth

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. It will start its African presence with a focus on growing it’s business in Nigeria. The social networking site has chosen Melrose Arch, Johannesburg as its ... Read More »

There’s Social Content To Policing, IG Arase Tells PPROs

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, on Monday stressed the need for “social content” policing in police public relations practice, to connect the force with the public. Arase spoke when he declared open a two-day workshop for Police Public Relations Officers drawn from the 36 state commands, FCT and ... Read More »

SCOAN Guest House Collapse: Yoruba Group Wants Lagos Govt. To Discontinue Probe

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A coalition of some Yoruba associations, known as P‎an-Yoruba Group, has asked the Lagos State Government to drop charges against the Synagogue Church of All Nations led by Pastor T.B Joshua. The state government began investigation into the collapse of a six-storey building belonging to the church in September, 2014. ... Read More »

El-Rufai Appoints Hadiza Bala-Usman Of #BringBackOurGirls, Chief of Staff

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Governor Nasiru El-rufai of Kaduna State on Monday appointed the co-founder of #BringBackOurGirls cause, Hadiza Bala-Usman, as his new Chief of Staff. A statement by his media aide, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, also indicated that the governor had appointed two other aides to assist in the running of the new administration. ... Read More »

Court Grants Bail To 19-Year-Old Student Accused Of Impersonating Bola Tinubu

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A 19-year-old student, who allegedly defrauded several individuals by impersonation former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been arraigned. The accused, Emmanuel Eto, a resident of No.2, Abasomor St., Alegbo Road, PTI in Delta, was arraigned before Magistrate ... Read More »

Kano Govt Hails Death Sentence On Nine Persons For Blasphemy

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The Kano state Government has expressed satisfaction that the rule of law was allowed to take its course in the case of a recent judgment by an Upper Shari’a Court, Rijiyar Lemo, in the state, which passed death sentences on nine persons for blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed (SAW). The ... Read More »

Buhari Slow And Unsteady – LP Scribe

  The National Secretary of the Labour Party, Dr Kayode Ajulo has said that the Buhari administration in the last 30 days has been slow and unsteady. “He (Buhari) is slow and he is unsteady. Unsteady in the sense that he is yet to have the rein of power,” he ... Read More »

Local Content Law Implementation: A Call For Retaining Oil Swap And Subsidy Removal

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Both legal and oil experts have advised that the Nigerian independent oil operators should be considered first in the award of Oil and Gas contracts. Nigerian service companies should also be considered for contracts and services in line with the local content law just as they called for subsidy removal. ... Read More »

Concept Nova Extends TI-KON Tracker Sale To Offline Retail Space

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In a bid to make its solutions and services more accessible to its customers, Concept Nova an IT Solutions company has established partnership with Ebeano – a major chain of Supermarkets in Lagos on the sale of its car tracking device TI-KON. TI-KON Car tracking device is a powerful self-service ... Read More »

Buhari Is Not Slow, He Is Planning Carefully To Ensure Nigerians Enjoy The Dividends Of Democracy – Presidency

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President Muhammadu Buhari has spent 30 days in office, but not much can be said about the actions he has taken to show the direction his government would tend towards, but there is an explanation for this. According to the Presidency, the seeming slow pace of governance by ‎the Buhari ... Read More »

Civil Servants Call On EFCC To Probe Aregbesola, Others Over Non-payment Of Salaries

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The Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate both former and serving governors who they alleged squandered the states’ resources on frivolities but abandoned payment of workers salaries. The union alleged that some of the governors used state funds to finance ... Read More »