Sunday , 29 May 2016

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Ogun To Investigate Cause Of Collapsed Building In Abeokuta – Amosun

Ogun Building Collapse

The Ogun State Government has confirmed the partial collapse of a four-story building at Itoku area of Abeokuta, the state capital. The building, which was still under construction by the state government, caved in on Friday morning, however, there were no casualties, the Ogun Government said. Speaking at the scene …

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Niger-Delta Crisis: Tompolo Behind Niger Delta Avengers, Ex-Militant Alleges


A former militant, ‘General’ Africa Ukparasia yesterday accused a fellow former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo of trying to make the country ungovernable for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, warning him to desist from any further attacks on oil installations. ‘General’ Ukparasia told journalists in Abuja yesterday that …

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Subsidy Removal: Reps Won’t Let Nigerians Suffer – Dogara

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government will not deliberately introduce policies that will further compound their woes. This is just as he vowed that the House will not allow the Executive arm of government to make …

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Fuel Price Will Go Downwards In Few Months’ Time, Kachikwu Assures Nigerians


The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has told Nigerians to bear with government over the recent increment in price of petrol, saying in few months’ time, the price will go downwards. “You will be amazed at what will happen to your N145 price because it will …

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Shocking: Lai Mohammed Requests N13 Million ‘Loan’ From NBC To Travel To China | Photo

Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information, Culture and National Orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has written the National Broadcasting Commission requesting a ‘loan’ of N13, 120, 470 (Thirteen Million, One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira). The ‘loan’ is to enable the minister and his team travel to China on assignment that is reportedly …

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Subsidy Removal: El-Rufai Sues For Calm Among Residents Of Kaduna


Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has sued for calm among residents of the state a day after the federal government scrapped fuel subsidy and jerked the price of petrol from N86.50 to N145 a litre. Recall that Mr. El-Rufai was a vociferous critic of a similar policy in 2012 …

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FG Orders Probe Of Army, Navy, Air Force Payrolls


The payrolls of the Army, Air Force and Navy are to undergo scrutiny by the Continuous Audit Team, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed. Mrs. Adeosun said the move to scrutinize the payrolls of the Nigerian Armed Forces was in order to avoid diversion of monthly salaries of …

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FG Begs Resident Doctors To Call Off Warning Stike In National Interest

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, has appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to call off their warning strike and resume duty in the interest of the nation. Recall that the NARD began a 5-day warning strike that began on Wednesday over issue …

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Amnesty Report On Giwa Barracks Detention Facility Defective – DHQ

Rabe Abubakar

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday described the recent Amnesty International report describing the Giwa Barracks detention centre in Maiduguri, Borno State as a “place of death” as unfounded. In a damning report on the Nigerian military’s treatment of suspects, especially those in connection with terrorism in the Northeast, Amnesty said …

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New Petrol Price Illegal, Contemptuous – Falana


Human rights activists and Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has described the Wednesday’s increase in the pump price of petrol from N86.50 to N145.00 as illegal and contemptuous. “In view of the illegality, insensitivity and immorality of the price increase, the Federal Government should cancel it, revert to the …

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Dino Melaye Vows To Protest Against Fuel Price Hike


Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Sen. Dino Melaye has urged the National Chairman of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Odigie Oyegun, to ask President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government to reverse the recently announced increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as …

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Fresh Blast Hits Maiduguri As Suicide Bomber Attacks


A fresh bomb blast caused by a suspected male suicide bomber, yesterday hit Musa Usman Secretariat Main Gate in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, leaving four civilians including the bomber, and two policemen dead, and scores injured. The male suicide bomber reportedly disguised as a lunatic and attempted to enter …

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TUC Kicks Against Fuel Price Hike


The Rivers State council of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, yesterday, rejected Wednesday’s removal of fuel subsidy and hike in fuel price by the Federal Government. It warned that the action would worsen the hardship and poverty level in the country. In a statement by its Chairman, Hyginus …

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Fuel Price: Take The Pain As Price To Pay For A Better Future, Tinubu Tells Nigerians


National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, has appealed to Nigerians to endure the difficulties that might arise as a result of the new pump price of fuel as it is a sacrifice for a better future. In a statement issued by his media office, the former …

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Buhari announces fresh anti-corruption measures

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President Muhammadu Buhari pledged that in furtherance of his administration’s on-going war against corruption, Nigeria will soon begin the full implementation of the principles of the Open Contracting Data Standard. In Nigeria’s country statement to the Anti-Corruption Summit hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, in London, Thursday, President …

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Nigeria Is Not So Great A Country – Sen Adeyeye


Nigeria is not such a great country. And it’s because of corruption in the country. This was the position of the Senate Chief whip Prof Sola Adeyeye. “The way we Nigerians, including our leaders react to the issue of corruption is an indication that the country is not so great,” …

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President Buhari Tasks International Community On Joining Hands To Fight Corruption


President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday in London, urged the international community to urgently create anti-corruption infrastructure and a strategic action plan to facilitate the speedy recovery and repatriation of stolen funds hidden in secret bank accounts abroad. “When it comes to tackling corruption, the international community has unfortunately looked away for …

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TVC Launches on DStv and Gotv

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Leading media organization in Nigeria, Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), owners of TVC has announced the launch of two of its channels on DStv and GOtv.   TVC News Nigeria is now available on DStv channel 418 and GOtv channel 45, while TVC Entertainment is on GOtv channel 27.   Confirming …

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Fayose Backs Call For Removal Of FEHTI CMD


Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has thrown his weight behind protesting staff members of the Federal Teaching Hospital (FEHTI) Ido-Ekiti in Ido-Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State, who yesterday prevailed on the governor to support them over their agitation and demand for immediate removal of their Chief Medical Director …

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SERAP Asks UK To Extradite Alison-Madueke Over Corruption Allegations


Civil society group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the UK authorities to extradite Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke to face charges of corruption and money laundering. In its statement signed by its executive director, Mumuni Tokunbo, SERAP argued that the charges preferred against Diezani …

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