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Port Harcourt, Warri Refineries To Produce 8.5m Litres Of Petrol Per Day

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, stated yesterday that the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries are expected to contribute about 8.5 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, per day to the country’s fuel supply, in the next couple of days. The NNPC in a statement signed ... Read More »

Osun Workers Salaries Will Be Paid Soon – Aregbesola

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Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has promised that the backlog of workers’ salaries in the state would be paid soon. The promise is contained in a statement issued by the governor’s media aide, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, in Osogbo on Wednesday. According to the statement, Aregbesola made the promise when Ijesa ... Read More »

Who Will Be Lucky Enough To Win N250,000 In The Next RWIN Monthly Draw?

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Let’s see… if I win a whooping N250,000 what I would do with it? • I could take that weekend trip I have been planning all year long with my friends … • I could go on a shopping spree and “update” my wardrobe… • I could pay for that ... Read More »

Ooni Of Ife Alive, Preparing For Son’s Wedding – Ife Royal Traditional Council

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The Royal Traditional Council of Ile Ife has debunked news reports that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, Olubuse II, has died in a London Hospital, saying the paramount ruler is alive, hale and hearty. The RTC, made up of all traditional chiefs and title holders in Ile-Ife, said ... Read More »

Buhari Laments Non-Payment Of Teachers’ Salaries By States

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja decried the current situation in which teachers go without being paid their salaries for many months in some states of the federation. Speaking after receiving a briefing from the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Buhari urged the three tiers of government ... Read More »

C/River NLC Apologises To Workers Over July Salary Deductions

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has apologised to workers in Cross Rivers State for deductions made from their salaries without prior information. The State Chairman of NLC, Comrade John Ushie, blamed leaders of affiliate unions in the state for not passing the information to their members as agreed during the ... Read More »

Why We Stopped Call-Up Of Pregnant Women, Nursing Mothers For NYSC – DG

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Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, Tuesday gave further insight into last week’s decision by the Corps to ban pregnant women and nursing mothers from enlisting for service, saying it was to make the scheme more effective. He made this known while speaking with newsmen ... Read More »

FAAN Denies Embarrassing Mrs. Jonathan, Says Security Officials Only Stopped Her Vehicle From Being Driven To Tarmac

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has said its security officials only stopped the convoy of the former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, from carrying her to the foot of the aircraft on the tarmac of the Port Harcourt International Airport. Mrs. Jonathan was reportedly barred from using the VIP ... Read More »

Jonathan’s Former CSO Reportedly Lying Critically Ill At National Hospital

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The former Chief Security Officer to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Gordon Obua is reportedly lying critically ill at the National hospital. Friends of the former CSO, who released an undated photo on Facebook showing Mr. Gordon purportedly on a hospital bed, claim he has continued to suffer both physically ... Read More »

Army Liberates 21 Children, 7 Women From Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army said Tuesday that it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country’s northeast. Army officials said the operation to free the captives took place in the town of Dikwa in Borno State, ... Read More »

Kuku Hails President Buhari For Not Appointing A Politician To Coordinate Amnesty Programme

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Former coordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants, Kingsley Kuku, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Brigadier-General Paul T. Boroh (rtd.) as his successor. Kuku, who spoke from American described the new coordinator as a seasoned administrator. He hailed the president for not entrusting the office ... Read More »

Ooni’s Death: The Last Crisis The Ooni Of Ife Settled

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One of Nigeria’s most important monarchs, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade has joined his ancestors. Death came knocking at a time the traditional ruler was still, despite his age, mediating in several civil issues in the country. The last was the labour crisis at the Obafemi Awolowo University, ... Read More »

3 Local Fighters, 11 Boko Haram Militants Killed In Borno

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Three local militia fighters and 11 Boko Haram militants have been killed in a clash in a village in northeastern Nigeria, a local resident and a member of the militia fighting alongside the army said on Tuesday. “On Monday afternoon around 2:00 pm (1300 GMT), Boko Haram gunmen on motorcycles ... Read More »

Buhari Approves Appointment Of Boroh As Coordinator N/Delta Amnesty Programme

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The tension generated in the South-South region over fears that President Muhammadu Buhari might discontinue the Amnesty Programme for ex-militants in the Niger Delta was doused Tuesday with the appointment of Brig.-Gen. P.T. Boroh (retd.) as the Coordinator of the Programme. The office became vacant after the former coordinator of ... Read More »

Army Arrests Errant Soldier On Shooting Spree In Yobe

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The authorities of the Nigerian Army have said the sporadic firing in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on Tuesday evening was the handiwork of an errant soldier. The Army, which described the shooting as “act of indiscipline”, added that the errant soldier had been arrested. Read More »

Ooni Of Ife, Oba Sijuwade Is Dead

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The Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, has died at the age of 85. Family sources said Oba Sijuwade, who became the fiftieth Ooni in 1980, died in a London hospital on Tuesday around 5pm, after a brief illness. Although there is no official confirmation as at the time ... Read More »

Regional Force Ready To Battle Boko Haram

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A new regional force tasked with fighting Boko Haram jihadists will start fighting the insurgents soon. Nigeria’s military spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. However, he did not specify when for tactical reasons. The Multi-National Joint Task Force will replace a regional offensive that has scored a number of victories against ... Read More »

NIDO Plans Appeal Fund For Boko Haram Victims

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The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation has said it would soon initiate an appeal fund to assist Boko Haram victims. The Chairman, Board of Trustees of NIDO, Dr. George Manuwuike, said this on Tuesday in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. Manuwuike said the organisation had perfected ... Read More »

IG Arase Assures Of Level Playing Ground During Forthcoming Kogi Polls

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Ahead of the November 21, 2015 governorship election for Kogi State, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has assured people of the state of a level playing field during the polls. Arase, who was at the Police Headquarters in Lokoja, was received by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Samuel ... Read More »

Insecurity: Obasanjo Urges Nigerians To Support Police

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has appealed to Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police in order to safeguard lives and property in the country. He made the call at his Hilltop Presidential mansion in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Monday shortly after he held a meeting with the new State ... Read More »