Tuesday , 24 May 2016

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Militancy: Buhari Assures Oil Companies In Niger Delta Enhanced Security

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President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, assured oil companies operating in the Niger Delta that the Federal Government is doing its best to protect strategic assets in the region from vandals and criminals. “We have to be very serious with the situation in the Niger Delta because it threatens the national economy. …

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Nigeria And Equatorial Guinea Share Many Things In COmmon – Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today represented Nigeria at the swearing-in ceremony of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea. Speaking in Malabo, the capital city of Equatorial Guinea, Osinbajo described Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea as important partners in Africa. According to him, the two nations share many things in …

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Buhari Commiserates With Al-Sisi Over Crash Of Flight MS804

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt and the people of Egypt on yesterday’s EgyptAir crash which claimed 66 lives. Buhari, while condoling the Egyptian leader over the phone, President Buhari assured President Al-Sisi and the people of Egypt of the sympathy of all Nigerians …

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Fuel Price Hike: Tinubu Begs NLC To End Strike

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National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was at the Labour House, the headquarters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) today, to beg the leadership of the union led by Ayuba Wabba, to suspend the ongoing strike. The faction had embarked on the strike over …

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Police Attack NLC Members In Ebonyi

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The Chairman of the Ebonyi State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Mr Ikechukwu Nwafor has been hospitalised after being beaten by the police, as the union protested the hike in the pump price of petrol. The fuel price was increased from N86.50 to N145. Nwafor was reportedly admitted …

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Nigerians To Gain From Fuel Price Hike

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The Federal Government has said its decision to partially deregulate the downstream sector of the petroleum sector would free up funds for several programmes that would have significant impact on the lives of Nigerians. “The first is the employment of 500,000 unemployed graduates, the second is the employment of 100,000 …

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Second Chibok Girl Rescued By The Army

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A second Chibok schoolgirl has been found two days after one, Amina Ali Nkeki, safely returned after being found in Sambisa Forest in Borno State, according to the Nigerian Army. The girls are part of the more than 200 abducted by Boko Haram from their school on April 14, 2014. …

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FG To Deploy Surveillance Technology To Combat Oil Theft

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The Federal Government plans to deploy appropriate surveillance technology and combat vehicles and boats to difficult terrains to check oil thefts and illegal bunkering in the country. The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral John Jonah (rtd), disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of National Economic …

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Wabba-led NLC Fails To Shut Lagos Airport As Threatened

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The Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had vowed not to relent on its efforts at grounding Nigeria’s economy to ensure the government listen to its demand. The Wabba-led NLC is asking the federal government to reverse its decision on the price of petrol which was increased …

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Fuel Price Hike: APC Chieftain Appeals For Understanding Of Nigerians

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Chief Bisi Aloba, has urged Nigerians to take the removal of petrol subsidy in good faith and see it as a sacrifice that must be made to correct the wrongs of the past. In a statement released in Ibadan, …

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Labour Must Find A Way To Be United Again – Aremu

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The National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria has called on all Labour unions to unite for the common good of the movement in Nigeria. The general secretary of the union, Mr Issa Aremu, made the call in a statement made available to the News Agency of …

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Chibok Girl’s Rescue Gives Hope Others Are Alive – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said the safe return of Amina Ali Nkeki, one of the abducted Chibok school girls, has given the government hope that others would be rescued alive. “Rest assured that this administration will continue to do all it can to rescue the remaining Chibok girls who are …

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FG Did Not Deregulate The Oil Sector, Tinubu Educates Nigerians

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The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu says the government did the right thing by allowing the workings of supply and demand to determine the price of fuel. In an article communicating his stand on the issue, Tinubu explained that what the government has …

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Ambode Commissions Projects, Promises Judicious Use Of Tax Payers’ Money

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Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode today commissioned several local and state government projects in Epe, Ibeju Lekki, Eti-Osa and Shomolu Local Government Areas of the State. According to him, his administration will continue to utilise tax payers’ money judiciously to the benefit of all residents. “In my inaugural speech, I …

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APC: All Promises Cancelled

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That was the opinion of a worker in Lagos who joined the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) strike which commenced yesterday across the country. A faction of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress, however, did not join the strike. The worker pictured by Vanguard in Lagos carried a placard with …

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Benefits Of Fuel Price Hike Almost Here – IPMAN

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Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has said that the country would start reaping the benefits of the new pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol as from next month. President of IPMAN, Mr. Obasi Lawson told newsmen in Abuja that over 7,000 tickets of PMS …

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Communication Service Tax Bill Against the Poor

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By Chukwudi Ehileogu   Consumer rights advocates and stakeholders in the telecommunications industry have risen against the proposed Communication Service Tax (CST) Bill, which is being debated by the National Assembly. Promoters of the Bill seek to impose on communication service users 9 per cent service charge for electronic communication …

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Lack Of Funds Necessitated Subsidy Removal – Lai Mohammed

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The Federal Government says the increase in fuel price is not really about subsidy but it is because the government is broke. “The current problem is not really about subsidy removal. It is about the fact that Nigeria is broke. Pure and simple,” said Lai Mohammed, the Minister for Information …

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Fuel Price Hike: APC Urges Nigerians To Disregard Strike

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Nigerians to take the call for strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) with a pinch of salt. A faction of the NLC has commenced an indefinite strike on Wednesday following a hike in fuel price by over 60 percent. The South-South Chairman …

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Government Insists MTN Must Pay N50bn Fine

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The Federal Government says  MTN Nigeria has to pay the sum of N50 billion fine  for its violation of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards registration policy. MTN was fined the N1.04 trillion for failing to register a number of subscribers in accordance with laid down rules. The Minister of Communications, …

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