Wednesday , 29 June 2016

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FG Directs Banks To Suspend Retrenchment Of Workers


The Federal Government has directed banks, insurance and financial institutions to suspend on-going retrenchment in the sector. “Following spate of petitions and complaints from stakeholders in the banking, insurance and financial institutions, I hereby direct the suspension of the on-going retrenchment pending the outcome of the conciliatory meetings in the …

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What We Discussed With Buhari Behind Closed Doors – Anglican Bishops

Buhari-Primate and Archbishops of the Church of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received in audience at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, a delegation of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) led by the Primate of the church, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh. The clerics’ visit came shortly after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo also departed the Presidential Villa, where he …

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FG Directs Banks To Suspend Retrenchment Exercise

Chris Ngige

The Federal Government has waded into the ongoing retrenchment in Banks, Insurance and financial institutions in the country, calling for a suspension of the mass purging in the sector. Within the last one week, Diamond and Ecobank Nigeria have sacked 200 and 1,040 members of staff respectively amid an economic …

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Alleged N8.5b Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Serving Army General, Akpobolokemi, Others


A former Commander of the Military Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta codenamed Operation Pulo Shield and current Chief of Logistics, Defence Headquarters, Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Atewe, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office and money …

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Fani-kayode Has Met Bail Conditions – Aide


Jude Ndukwe, the Special Assistant on Media to Femi Fani-Kayode, the detained Director of Media and Publicity of the 2015 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Campaign Organisation claimed that his principal has met his bail conditions as set by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC but the anti-graft agency has …

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Britain Cautions FG Against Using Military To Tackle Niger Delta Crisis


British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has cautioned the federal government against the use of military option as a measure to tackle the resurgence of militancy and other criminality in the Niger Delta region. British High Commissioner said this in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, shortly after his courtesy …

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Troops Kill 11 Boko Haram Militants In Borno


The Nigerian Army said it has killed 10 Boko Haram fighters in Borno State. A statement issued by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman says that a soldier was killed while three others sustained injuries during the encounter with the terrorists. According to Colonel Usman, troops …

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2016 Copa Coca-Cola: Rockford Defeats Jibowu 7-0 in Lagos Grassroots Finals


  Team work and Determination came through on the Legacy pitch of the National Stadium Surulere, when Rockford Junior College, Ikorodu defeated rival team Jibowu Junior Secondary school 7-0 at the Lagos grassroots finals of the ongoing Copa Coca-Cola U-15 tournament. The Rockford boys put up a good show of …

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Elderly couple caught shoplifting at supermarket shamed


An elderly couple in their 40s or 50s brought shame to themselves after they were caught shoplifting at a popular supermarket in Lang’ata, a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. To teach them a lesson and serve as a warning to the public, the supermarket management decided to parade them at the …

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Okowa To Militants: Deltans Suffering Negative Effects Of Your Pipeline Bombings

Ifeanyi Okowa

Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the Niger Delta Avengers and other militant groups blowing up oil and gas installations in the state to have a rethink, saying their actions are affecting the state negatively. The governor made the call during the commissioning ceremony of Jeddo/Ughoton …

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Group demands Justice at the wake of woman allegedly murdered by husband


A mammoth crowd made up of Market women, children, students, religious leaders, friends, family members, activists and the media gathered at the 8 Araronmi Street, Oshodi yesterday (Thursday June 2nd 2016) for the wake of Late Mrs. Roseline Sougie whose throat was allegedly slit by the husband Mr. Jafaru Sougie …

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Dialogue Best Solution To N/Delta Militancy – British Envoy

Buhari-Paul Arkwright

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has called for a carrot and stick approach to the resurgence of militancy in the oil rich Niger Delta region. The Niger Delta Avengers have been attacking oil platforms and installations in the last few weeks despite the heavy militarization of the …

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Dettol, a global leader in the health and hygiene from the stable of RB (Reckitt Benckiser), partnered with the Nigerian Medical Association during her week-long annual national medical conference held in Sokoto State, with participants advocating improved healthcare service delivery for Nigerians. The 56th NMA Annual Conference, which was held …

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No Negotiations With IPOB, Avengers – CDS

Chief of Defence Staff-Gabriel Olonisakin

The top echelon of the Nigerian military has ruled out negotiations with the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, warning the militant group to desist from all acts of economic sabotage. The NDA has continued to carry out bombing of oil and gas installations in the region, a development that has seen …

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Troops Clear Boko Haram Insurgents In Borno, Recover IEDs – Army


The Nigerian Army on Thursday said one soldier paid the supreme sacrifice when troops of the 112 Battalion on patrol from Mafa to Dikwa in Borno State, ran into an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Ajiri village. The Army in a statement by Major NC Agwu, said although the …

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Niger Delta Avengers Condemns Attack On Soldiers, Vow To Bring Killers To Book

Militants (1)

The Niger Delta Avengers, Thursday condemned the killing of military personnel in the area, promising families of the deceased soldiers that those responsible for the heinous act would be “brought to book”. The militant group, which has claimed responsibility for renewed hostilities in the Niger-Delta region, said its vow to …

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Woman Trader Beheaded By Angry Muslim Youths In Kano Over Blasphemy


Less than a week after four persons, including a 24-year-old trader were killed in religious violence that broke out in Pandogari, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, a woman trader has been beheaded by angry Muslims youths in Kano over allegations that she blasphemed Prophet Muhammad. The victim, whose …

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FG Warns Nigeria Against Intake Of Poisonous Food


The Federal Government yesterday warned Nigerians against intake of some poisonous food items, which it said arose from wrong habit of processing and preserving them. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Audu Ogbeh said this, yesterday at a one-day public hearing on food security bills organised by the Senate …

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Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up Shell’s Forcados Export Line


Rampaging militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers has blown up the Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) forcados 48″ Exportline. According to the militants which had in February blown up the same facility in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, they had warned Shell not to repair the major trunk …

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Senate Summons NEITI’s Adio Over Missing N1trn


The Senate has summoned Executive Secretary, Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, Waziri Adio, to appear before it to explain what he knows about an allegedly missing N1 trillion oil revenue said to have been mismanaged between 2005 and 2013 by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which was reflected …

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