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Health Minister Inaugurates Emergency Response Team For Buhari Inauguration

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The Minister of Health, Khaliru Alhassan, on Friday inaugurated an emergency team to handle medical response during the weeklong inauguration activities to usher in the administration of General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on May 29. The team will deploy 14 ambulances to serve areas such as the National Mosque, National Christian ... Read More »

Troops Evade Landmines To Kill Boko Haram Fighters, Rescue 20 Women And Children From Sambisa

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The Defence Headquarters on Saturday said scores of Boko Haram terrorists had died and 20 women and children had been rescued during a military operation in Sambisa forest in Borno, on Friday. This is contained in a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen Chris Olukolade. “Despite continuous encounter ... Read More »

Power Generation At All Time Low, Situation May Worsen – FG

Godknows Igali-Namadi Sambo

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja raised alarm over dwindling and epileptic electricity supply across the country. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Mr Godknows Igali, made this known after a meeting with Vice-President Namadi Sambo to State House correspondents in Abuja. Igali, and Prof. Chinedu Nebo, Minister of ... Read More »

New Borno CP Advises Policemen To Keep Barracks, Offices Clean

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Mr Aderemi Opadokun, the new Borno Commissioner of Police, on Friday advised policemen under the command to keep their barracks and offices clean to prevent outbreak of diseases. Opadokun gave the advice in Maiduguri in his maiden address to the officers and men of the command. He pointed out that ... Read More »

Kano Electricity Distribution Company Laments Dwindling Power Allocation

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The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has expressed concern over the dwindling power allocation to Kano from the National grid. The Managing Director of the Company, Alhaji Jamil Gwamna, made the remark while briefing newsmen in Kano on Friday. Gwamna lamented that the allocation being given to the company was ... Read More »

Soldiers Must Give Civilians The Chance To Rule – Kukah

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Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Rev. Mathew Kukah, has commended the military for allowing the nation’s democracy to go grow. He made the commendation on Friday in Abuja at the presentation and official launching of a book entitled “Destiny Calling My Name’’ the biography of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) ... Read More »

Abia Govt Shuns Chukwumerije’s Burial, Blames Family

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The Abia State Government was on Friday conspicuously absent at the burial ceremony of the late Senator representing Abia North, Uche Chukwumerije at his Isuochi country home in Umunneochi Local Government Area of the state. While Governors Willie Obiano and Rochas Okorocha were among dignitaries that attended the event, the Abia ... Read More »

Jonathan Deserves A Nobel Prize For Capacity To Take Functional Institutions And Destroy Them – el-Rufai

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Kaduna State governor-elect, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has blamed the outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan for the state of Nigeria’s economy. He noted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was inheriting, perhaps, the worst ever set of human development indices in Nigeria’s history than any government has ever had to ... Read More »

El-Rufai Calls For Abrogation Of Permanent Secretary Cadre, Civil Service Reforms

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Kaduna State governor-elect, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai yesterday said the incoming administration must adopt a zero-budget system and reform the civil service systemically and structurally. These, among other things are the keys to success, he notes. Speaking on the second day of the policy dialogue organized by the All Progressives Congress ... Read More »

Northern Elders Urge Buhari To Grant Amnesty To Boko Haram Insurgents

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Some prominent northerners including the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Mohammed Uwais, have asked the President -elect, Muhammadu Buhari to declare amnesty for Boko Haram insurgents when he officially becomes president on May 29. The Islamist sect group has killed over 10,000 people and has displaced millions in its ... Read More »

Unknown Arsonists Attack Ekiti Market As Fayose Relocates Hausa Community

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The crisis in Ekiti State continued on Friday as the popular Oja’ba Market in the heart of the capital, Ado-Ekiti was set ablaze. This came just days after a scuffle between some commercial drivers and some traders of northern extraction which led the state government to declare a dusk-to-dawn curfew. ... Read More »

NAFDAC Seals Chocolat Royal For Using Expired Food Products

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National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed Lagos–based confectioneries and multinational food outlet, Chocolat Royal for “unethical practices” and non-adherent to Good Manufacturing and Hygienic Practices. Chocolat Royal, a subsidiary of AIM Group is owned by Lebanase business mogul, Amin Moussalli. The group also owns ... Read More »

50 World Leaders Expected At Buhari’s Inauguration

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The Federal Government, today, said it expects more than 50 presidents and heads of government across the globe, to attend the inauguration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. As part of the activities marking the inauguration, which will hold on May 29, a Special Jummu’at Prayer held today at the National Mosque, ... Read More »

Ateke Tom Says Buhari Should Treat Ex-militants Who Return To The Creeks Like Criminals

Ateke Tom

A general in the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), Ateke Tom says he expects President-elect, Muhamadu Buhari to lead the country on the right path and provide quality leadership. He also allayed fears that some ex-Niger Delta militants might return to the creeks. “I am sure ... Read More »

Muslim Youths Burn Sharia Court In Kano

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About 100 Muslim youths, today burnt a Sharia court located at Rijiyar Lemo area in Kano as they protest an alleged blasphemous comment by a member of Islamic sect Tijjaniyya, Malam Abdul Nyass. The court was scheduled to hear a case of blasphemy against ​the Prophet Mohammed. The youths, who ... Read More »

N1.1bn Subsidy Fraud: EFCC Re-arraigns Arisekola’s Son, Two Others

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday re-arraigned three oil marketers — Opeyemi Ajuyah, Abdullahi Alao and Olarenwaju Olalusi — over an alleged N1.1bn fuel-subsidy fraud. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendants were charged before Justice Lateefa Okunnu of an Ikeja High Court. They were re-arraigned on ... Read More »

Okonjo-Iweala Urges Finance Ministry Staff To Support Incoming Administration

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The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday urged members of staff of the ministry to support the incoming administration for the growth of the country. Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala said this at a send-off ceremony organised for her and the minister of state for finance at the ministry in Abuja. She ... Read More »

Youths Shut Down Flow Stations At OML 29 In Bayelsa

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Nigerian youths today shut down crude oil production at two flow stations of the OML 29 (oil mining licence) near Nembe in Bayelsa state. The protest was to show they were against the sale of the oil block. Royal Dutch Shell Plc sold its 30 percent stake in OML 29 ... Read More »

Kaduna Christian Youths Chide Lamido On CAN Comment

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The chairman of Christian youths in Kaduna State, Diji Obadiah, has faulted a statement credited to outgoing Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is a part of the APC and has a mob mentality. Reacting to the statement yesterday in Kaduna, Obadiah ... Read More »

Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Nyako’s Impeachment, Says Treating The Case Is Abuse Of Court Process

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The Federal High Court, Yola, has dismissed a case brought before it by former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako, challenging his impeachment by the State House of Assembly. Nyako, who was one of the governors that defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to All Progressives Congress, APC, was impeached in July ... Read More »