Sunday , 29 May 2016

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Buhari Approves N60bn For National Assembly’s Constituency Projects


The House of Representatives yesterday said that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved an allocation of N60 billion to the entire members of the National Assembly as constituency projects in the 2016 budget. Spokesperson of the House, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas, who briefed reporters yesterday at the National Assembly Complex, said that …

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Arewa Condemns Attack By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen On Enugu Community


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Thursday condemned Monday’s attack on Ukpabi Nimbo Community in Enugu State, describing it as most unfortunate and barbaric. National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, commiserated with the government and people of Enugu state “over this unfortunate ugly incident” and called on security agencies to …

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Governors Request For New Revenue Sharing Formula As Economic Crisis Deepens


Governors of the 36 states of Nigeria, yesterday, pushed for a new fiscal restructuring plan due to the present economic realities in their states, which had made it impossible for them to pay workers’ salaries. The governors, acting under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, made the proposal at …

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First Bank To Cut Jobs As Profit Falls By 82%


FBN Holdings Plc, the parent company of First bank Limited said it would cut jobs and focus less on providing loans to the oil industry, following last year’s 82 percent slump in profit. Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mr. Adesola Adeduntan, FirstBank Limited disclosed this in an interview with Reuters. The bank …

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Army Kills 7 Terrorists In Borno


Troops of 7 Brigade and 8 Task Force Division of Nigerian Army have killed seven Boko Haram terrorists in clearance operations at Gratte in Kukawa Local Council of Borno State on Wednesday night. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, disclosed this yesterday in a statement issued to newsmen …

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NYSC: Doctors, Pharmacists, Others To Be Deployed In IDPs Camps – DG



The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to deploy medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps nationwide. The Director General of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Sule Kazaure, made this known Thursday while flagging-off the NYSC intervention programme at Damare IDPs camp in Yola. Kazaure said …

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Workers’ Day: FG Declares Monday, May 2, Public Holiday

Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 2, as public holiday to commemorate the 2016 Workers’ Day Celebration. Workers’ Day is celebrated every May 1 but the 2016 commemoration falls on Sunday, hence, the declaration of May 2, as a public holiday. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the …

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LIRS Hires 1200 Tax Audit Professionals


The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service ((LIRS) has engaged 1200 members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) as Tax Audit Monitoring Agents (TAMAs) in its drive to ensure full maximization of its revenue generating potentials, and to commence …

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ACF Condemns Attack On Enugu Community


The apex northern socio-political group, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned in strong terms, Monday’s attack on Ukpabi Nimbo Community in Enugu State, describing it as most unfortunate and barbaric. The attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen, left over 50 persons dead and scores driven out of their homes. President Muhammadu …

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Alleged $115m Bribe-For-Election: We’re Cooperating With EFCC – Fidelity Bank


Fidelity Bank Thursday, said it was cooperating with the authorities over investigations into financial transactions involving the Bank and the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. This was contained in a statement issued in Lagos by the bank’s head of corporate communications, Ejike Ndiulo. The statement said the bank …

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Want to cut down your electricity charges? Simple!


Everybody is looking for a way to save money these days and we all know that the world has been going through serious economic troubles in the past years. One a major household expenditure for most of us is our electricity bill. Cutting down expenditure on household electricity usage is …

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Alleged N6.8b Theft: NAMA MD, Others’ Trial Fixed For May 12


A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed May 12 for the trial of the Managing Director of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Ibrahim Abdulsalam, charged with stealing. Abdulsalam is charged alongside six others over alleged stealing and conversion of the agency’s money amounting to N6.8 billion. The …

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Police Recruitment: PSC Warns Against Bribe-For-Employment


The Police Service Commission (PSC) has warned that anybody caught giving or receiving money to facilitate the recruitment of applicants into the Nigeria Police Force would be investigated, arrested and prosecuted. This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public …

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New Tax Regime: “We’re Being Enslaved”, Abia Workers Cry Out


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Abia State council, has decried “over taxation” by the Abia State Government, saying the new tax policy in the state would further impoverish the workers. Lamenting the new tax regime in the State, the State Chairman of NLC, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe, said that even allowances …

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Ogoni Political Killings Aimed At Frustrating My Senatorial Ambition – Abe


The candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Rivers South-East senatorial district re-run polls, Magnus Abe, has described the continuous killings in Ogoni area of the state as man-made obstacles targeted at his ambition and success in the poll. Abe, who represented the senatorial district in the 7th National Assembly, …

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FRSC Lied, Ekiti Doctors Fatal Road Accident Not Caused By Over-Speeding – Survivor


The Chairman, National Association of Government and General Medical and Dental Practitioners, NAGGMDP, in Ekiti State, Dr. Ekundare Folu, has debunked the claim by the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, that over-speeding was responsible for Sunday’s road accident that claimed the lives of six medical doctors from the state. This …

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No matter how well planned out your budget is, some things may crop up to throw you off balance bringing about the URGENT need for extra cash. This may be to meet short-term financial requirements, sudden emergencies or unexpected expenses. Whatever the case, a quick loan may be the easiest …

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Customs Impounds N2.2m Worth Of Indian Hemp At Nigeria-Benin Border


The Oyo/Osun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 226 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Indian hemp, concealed in fairly used imported clothes at the Oyo axis of the border between Nigeria and Benin Republic. The illicit drug was said to have a street value of over …

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Another Shiite Group Surfaces; Condems El-Zakzaky’s Movement

Shiite Muslims

A new Shiites movement, Rasulul-A’Azam Foundation, has condemned the activities of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the clash with soldiers in Zaria last year, saying such action was unwarranted. Speaking yesterday at an interactive session in Kano, Secretary General of the Rasulul-A’Azam Foundation, Sheikh Sani Saleh, …

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Arase To Probe Alleged Police Complicity In Herdsmen Attack On Enugu Community


The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase yesterday, vowed to prosecute any officer found to have compromised in his line of duty. He said this following reports that his officers compromised during last Monday’s attack by Fulani herdsmen on a community in Enugu State. “I am not happy about what …

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