Wednesday , 25 May 2016

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FG Empathizes With Nigerians Over Fuel Scarcity, Vows To Normalize Situation

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The Federal Government has empathized with Nigerians on the hardships imposed on them as a result of the lingering fuel scarcity across the federation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said that the government was aware of the suffering of …

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Borno Unveils Post-Boko Haram Plans For Civilian JTF


As Nigeria prepares for the post-insurgency era occasioned by the activities of Boko Haram, the Borno Government on Monday said it had produced a blue print for full engagement of an estimated 20, 000 local vigilantes, popularly called the Civilian JTF. The Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Kakashehu Lawan, stated this …

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We Recorded 30 Cases Of Fuel Diversion In Borno In 3 Months – NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Sunday said it recorded 30 cases of fuel diversion in Maiduguri in the last three months. Bukar Gana, the NNPC Coordinator in-charge of Fuel Supply, Distribution and Sales, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri. Mr. …

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Troops Free 14 Boko Haram Hostages, Recover Weapons – Army | Photos


Troops attached to the 155 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian Army rescued 14 persons and recovered weapons from Boko Haram insurgents, the Army headquarters said on Sunday. Those rescued were mostly women and children, the Army said. A statement signed by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani …

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Privatization Of Refineries Is Best Solution To Recurring Fuel Scarcity, Former Presidential Candidate Tells FG


A former presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Rafiu Salau, has said the privatization of the nation’s refineries was the best solution to the recurring problem of fuel scarcity in the country. Efforts to privatize the refineries in Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt by the government suffered setbacks …

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2nd Anniversary: Tunde Bakare Emotional, Knocks FG For Doing Little To Rescue Chibok Girls

Pastor Tunde Bakare

Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Gospel Assembly, Lagos, and co-convener of the Save Nigeria Group, SNG, Pastor Tunde Bakare, yesterday could not hold back the tears from his eyes as he carpeted the federal government for doing very little to rescue the 219 Chibok girls abducted on April 14, …

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FG Denies Reports Of $50m Ransom Demand For Chibok girls

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The Federal Government on Sunday debunked media reports that Boko Haram is demanding $50 million from it as ransom before releasing the abducted Chibok school girls. According to the report, the radical Islamist sect purportedly showed a video clip of some of the Chibok girls to government intermediaries, in which …

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Dangote Commences Work On $1bn Cement Factory In Edo State


The Dangote Group on Sunday started constructing a one billion dollars cement factory in Okpella, Edo State, to expand its cement production in Nigeria. The Okpella six million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) plant project, which is to be constructed within 26 months, will provide 6000 direct jobs and 45,000 …

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Lagos Lawmaker Advocates Fire Extinguisher In Every Building


Mr. Olushola Shokunle, Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Special Duties has advocated that each building should have a fire extinguisher to curb fire disasters in the state. “If we can come up with a law that will mandate each building to have fire extinguishers, it will go …

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Recover Stolen Funds Rather Than Take World Bank, AfDB Loans, Falana Tells FG


Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Federal Government to muster the political will and courage to recover over $200 billion stolen wealth of Nigeria withheld by some international oil companies instead of taking take a loan of $3.5 billion from the World Bank and the African Development Bank. …

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Lawmaker Tasks FG On Stopping Diversion Of Petrol To Benin Republic


Lawmaker representing Badagry II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Setonji David, on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to adopt measures to stop the alleged diversion of petrol to neighbouring countries through the Seme border in Lagos State. According to David, who spoke with the News Agency of …

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400 Illegal Mini Refineries Destroyed In Bayelsa In 3 Months – NSCDC

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With Nigerians groaning under the effects of lingering fuel scarcity, the government destroyed more than 400 illegal refineries in three months, a security official said. The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bayelsa said it destroyed more than 400 illegal mini refineries operated by oil thieves in the …

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Protests Against Me Are Sponsored By My Political Enemies – Saraki


President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday, alerted Nigerians of a plot to stampede him out of office through sponsored mass protests in Abuja and Lagos. However, he said he remained committed to carrying out his responsibilities and would not be distracted by protests, which, according to him, are …

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We’ll Soon Apprehend Those Behind Attack On Falae’s Farm, Death Of Guard – Police


The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the attack on Chief Olu Falae’s farm along Igbatoro Road in Akure, the Ondo State capital penultimate Saturday. Mr. Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has recently been a victim of untoward happenings. Last October, he was abducted on …

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Fuel Queues Are Disappearing But They May Return Because…


Fuel scarcity may be easing across the country but it may return soon as money deposit banks have been selling foreign exchange above the official rate of N197 to a dollar to oil marketers. The Executive Secretary, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Mr. Femi Olawore, said banks are …

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FCT Council Polls: Voters Sold PVCs For As Low As N200 – TMG


The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has said that yesterday’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area councils’ elections was rife with vote buying with residents selling their votes for a low as N200. A preliminary statement of the elections signed by the group’s spokesman Armsfree Ajanaku, also said that the city centre …

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Boko Haram War: Buhari Support Group Hails Military

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The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has hailed the lead¬ership, and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces for their recent exploits in the Boko Haram-ravaged North East re¬gion of the country, which it said has given a new lease of life to the peo¬ple of the region. In a statement …

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DSS Confirms Arrest Of Al-Barnawi, Mastermind Of 2011 U.N Building Bombing In Abuja

Mohammed Usman aka Khalid Al-Barnawi

The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday broke its silence over the arrest of Mohammed Usman also known as Khalid Al-Barnawi, described as a founding member of the Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid Da’wah Wa’l-Jihad (Boko Haram) and later the Amir of the break-away faction, Jama’at Ansarul Muslimim Fi Biladi Sudan …

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DSS Accuses IPOB Of Abducting, Killing Five Hausa-Fulani Residents In Abia


The Department of State Services, DSS, on Saturday said it had uncovered mass graves of Hausa-Fulani residents abducted and murdered by suspected members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, in Abia State. The DSS said IPOB carried out the massacre of people of northern Nigerian origin as part of …

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National Assembly Tampered With The 2016 Budget – Report

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The Presidency and the Federal Executive Council (FEC) have identified eight major ways in which the National Assembly tampered with the 2016 Appropriation Bill sent to President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday for his assent, The Nation reports. The infractions were detected by the ministers at their Friday’s emergency meeting called …

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