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Why Marilyn Ogar, 14 Other DSS Officers Were Fired

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The Department of State Services has compulsorily retired two directors and 13 other senior officials. A signal from the leadership of the service issued on Wednesday night, listed the former spokesperson for the service, Marilyn Ogar, a deputy director, as one of those affected. Ogar’s predicament was traced to allegations ... Read More »

Kwara Won’t Introduce New Taxes – Ahmed

Abdulfatah-Ahmed

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has said the newly established State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) will not impose new taxes. He said it would only boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) through the diversification of the state’s economy. The governor spoke at Ilesha Baruba, Baruten Local Government Area at the ... Read More »

3,032 Dismissed Soldiers Reinstated – Army Spokesman

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The Nigerian Army has reinstated 3,032 dismissed soldiers after the review of their cases. The soldiers were among 5,000 that were dismissed for alleged acts of mutiny, desertion and refusal to carry out lawful orders, etc. The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, confirmed their reinstatement on Thursday. Read More »

EFCC Returns N2.314m To Polish Victim Of Internet Love Scam

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has returned the sum of €10,540 to a Polish victim of internet love scam. This is contained in a statement signed by Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. The ... Read More »

IGP Bans Use Of Commercial Vehicles For Patrol Duties

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has directed all police commands and formations in the country to desist from using commercial vehicles for operations and patrol duties. The directive was contained in a statement issued by the Force’s Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ... Read More »

Flood: NEMA To Evacuate Over 2,000 Household In Zamfara

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The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday expressed its readiness to forcibly evacuate over 2,000 household in Gangare, Zamfara, to avoid casualty in case of flood. The NEMA’s Coordinator in charge of Sokoto Operations Office, Mr. Thickman Tanimu, made the disclosure in Gusau in an interview with the News Agency ... Read More »

International Development Partners Join Forces With Aisha Buhari On Maternal, Child Health

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The bid by the wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari to save mothers and their children from health and nutritional hazards in the country, has attracted international attention. The United Nations (UN) under Secretary General and Executive Director of UNFPA, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin and a team of Development ... Read More »

CBCIU Chairmanship Crisis: Soyinka Acting Out Of Ignorance, Mischief – Oyinlola

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A former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has described Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka’s criticism of him over the status of the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, as an exercise in ignorance and mischief. Soyinka had in a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, took ... Read More »

Niger Senator Demands Refund Of N500m Budget For HYPPADEC Take-off

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The Senator representing Niger-East Senatorial District, Barr. David Umaru has demanded the refund of N500million budgeted for the takeoff of Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) for two fiscal years without execution. The senator made the demand in an interview yesterday at Shiroro, Niger State when he visited the ... Read More »

Medical Council Nabs Fake Female Doctor In Abuja [Pictured]

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The long arms of the law has finally caught up with a woman, who had been posing as a medical doctor for years using forged documents as she was arrested by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) on Wednesday. This is the first time the MDCN will successfully ... Read More »

Ford Foundation and The Future Awards Africa tackles youth unemployment with The Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment

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The Ford foundation, as part of their efforts to empower young Nigerians, has partnered with The Future Project’s The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) on the Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment. The award seeks nominees who have positively demonstrated, drive and action by individuals actively tackling youth unemployment with positive ... Read More »

“Back To School Season But Can You Really Afford It”?

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For parents “Back To School” is a time when various savings which have been set aside are accumulated to pay for the incoming term fees and with the current dollar /naira upheaval we all know how relatively easy that must be… Or Not. With various expenses always arising and our ... Read More »

DANGER! Frequent Substitution Of Jet Fuel With Household Kerosene Likely Cause Of Air Crashes – Otedola

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The rising trend of air mishaps in the country has been traced to the frequent substitution of jet fuel with household kerosene, a fraudulent act that portends grave danger for the aviation industry. The Chairman of Forte Oil Plc, Mr Femi Otedola, who made this eye-opening revelation yesterday, said this ... Read More »

Nigerian Air Force Jets Destroy Boko Haram’s Solar Panels

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The Nigerian Air Force said Wednesday that it has struck and destroyed solar panels believed to have been used by Boko Haram terrorists for electricity in Sambisa forest. The spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said an ongoing air assault against terrorists hit electricity-generating panels within ... Read More »

FG Suspends Immigration Recruitment

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The Federal Government has announced the immediate suspension of the recent recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) conducted on the directives of the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, between March and April this year. According to Vanguard, a reliable NIS source disclosed that the Board of Prisons, Immigration, Civil ... Read More »

Over 1 Million Jobs To Be Created Through FG’s New Economic Blueprint

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, declared that the new economic blueprint of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration would create over one million new jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in the country. The new strategy, according to him, would also increase food production and attract over N980 billion foreign investment. Osinbajo ... Read More »

Massive Bunkering Site Discovered Close To Rivers State Government House

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The Nigerian Army said it has uncovered a massive illegal oil bunkering site at the Makoba Beach in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Commander of 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Brig.-Gen. Stevenson Olabanji, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), yesterday, in Port Harcourt that thousands of litres of illegally ... Read More »

Ekiti May Not Take FG’s Bailout Fund – Fayose

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Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, held a meeting with workers in the state to discuss whether the state should take the bailout funds being planned for states by the Federal Government. Speaking at the meeting in Ado-Ekiti, the governor expressed concern about the bail out funds would aggravate the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attack On Horseback, Kill 26 In Borno

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At least 26 people were killed and several others injured as terrorists invaded remote villages of Kolori and Ba’ana of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State on Monday. Damboa is located at the heart of the Sambisa Forest and about 85 kilometres drive from Maiduguri, the state capital that ... Read More »

NNPC To Unbundle Subsidiary PPMC

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Wednesday, stated that it has commenced the unbundling o‎f the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) into three different companies — a storage, pipelines and products marketing companies. The PPMC was set up in 1988 with the objective to provide excellent customer services by ... Read More »