Sunday , 19 February 2017

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NIPC Boss Latest Casualty As Jonathan’s Sacking Spree Continues

The Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Mrs. Saratu Altine Umar is the latest casualty in a series of sack of heads of government parastatals by President Goodluck Jonathan. She has been replaced by another woman, Mrs. Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba. “The new Executive Secretary/Chief Executive had …

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Arase Launches 259 Patrol Vehicles, Complaints Website

The police on Monday put 259 specially designated “Safer Highway Patrol Vehicles” to work nationwide. They are to replace the road blocks abrogated by the new Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase. Arase launched the 259 patrol vehicles at the Force headquarters. He said they have been customised to specific …

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Agbakoba Tasks Buhari On Making Nigerians Proud

Human Rights lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba has urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to begin his administration with the rebuilding of the nation. Speaking in an interview in Lagos, the lawyer advised Buhari to build on his massive goodwill to convince Nigerians and be ready to present his report card in the …

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Man, 33, Remanded in Ikoyi Prisons for Alleged Murder

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded one Lucky Nnaeto, 33, at the Ikoyi Prisons’ custody for allegedly causing the death of one 39-year-old Tunde Odutola. The Magistrate, Mr Adefioye, said the accused should be kept at the prisons pending the receipt of legal advice from …

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Electricity Consumers Decry Epileptic Power Supply In Jigawa

Electricity consumers in Hadejia, Jigawa, on Monday decried the epileptic power supply in the area. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Hadejia and its environs had been facing persistent outage in the last three weeks. The poor power supply had affected businesses and made life unbearable, a situation …

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Newly Elected Lawmaker Urges Buhari to Dismantle Oil Sector Cartel, Fix Refineries

A newly elected member of the Niger House of Assembly, Mr Malik Madaki, on Monday urged the incoming Muhammadu Buhari administration to repair the refineries in order to check the perennial scarcity of petroleum products in the country. Madaki, who was elected to represent Bosso constituency on the platform of …

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Rivers Police Recover Stolen Vehicle

The Rivers State police command on Monday announced the recovery of a Toyota Camry vehicle snatched from a resident, David Nwoka, along East-West road. The Rivers Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Ahmad, said the police received a distress call on a vehicle stolen at gunpoint about 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. …

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Ijaw Youths Laud Jonathan on Relocation of Project from Lagos to Bayelsa, Draws Battle Line With Oil Companies

Ijaw Youths have hailed President Goodluck Jonathan’s directive that the fabrication of Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading, FPSO, vessel be relocated to Agge in Bayelsa State. The $500 million project had earlier been slated for LADOL fabrication yard in Lagos but was controversially ordered for relocation by President Jonathan …

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Lagos Pensioners Beg Fashola to Pay 3 Years Arrears Before Leaving Office

The Lagos State chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Najeemdeen Ibrahim, has appealed to the State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, to ensure that his administration pay​s​ the three-year arrears of 142 per cent pension increment approved by the Federal Government in 2000. He also called on the state government to …

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Gov. Orji Begs Abians For Forgiveness

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has appealed to those he might have offended in the course of his eight-year tenure to forgive him. Speaking at a victory thanksgiving service in Umuahia, the State capital on Sunday, the outgoing governor said he did not deliberately set out to hurt anyone …

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77 Die In Road Accidents In Osun

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun, today said about 77 people died from road traffic crashes in the state between January and April. According to Muhammad Husaini, Osun Sector Commander, a total of 94 crashes involving 750 persons occurred in the state within the period under review. “Most …

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Civil Servants Equally Deserve Praise For Lagos Project ─ Fashola

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that people who shower encomium on him for his achievements in Lagos in the last eight years should equally shower praise on civil servants in the state. Fashola, whose tenure will end on May 29, 2015, said this at a send-off themed, …

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PDP Says Its Twitter Account Which ‘Took Responsibility For 16 Years Failure’ Was Hacked

A series of tweets, yesterday via the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s twitter were commended by several Nigerians as the party accepted responsibility for the country’s woes in the last 16 years. But the party says those messages were not from it as its account was hacked. “The national leadership of …

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Savings And Investing: Tips On How To Make Investment Decisions

There are many ways in which you can invest your money – it could be by simply opening a savings account which pays you interest, by putting your money in a fixed deposit account, investing in treasury bills, buying shares in a business or buying property. The investment option which …

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Keep Boredom Away With ‘Funny African Videos’ Mobile App

I love Africans, we are a happy people. We are strong, and in the midst of so much, we always come out fine. Life expectancy is generally low, you will admit, according to the books though. However, we have have ways to stay alive, one of them – laughing a …

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Fayose Should Take The Blame For Rising Wave Of Kidnappings In Ekiti – Falana

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State should take the blame for the rising wave of kidnappings in the state, human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has said. The rights activist, who is from the state, was reacting to Fayose’s SOS letter to the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase. …

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10 Boko Haram Camps In Sambisa Forest Overran As ‘Unconfirmed’ Number Of Terrorists Killed – DHQ

An ‘unconfirmed’ number of terrorists were killed on Sunday as troops continued their offensive against Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest, the Defence Headquarters last night. This is just as 10 additional camps used by terrorists were destroyed in the operation, which sadly saw a soldier lose his life after stepping …

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Kwankwaso Commissions N20bn Housing Project In Abuja

Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has commissioned 108 housing units in Durumi District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The housing project named ‘Evergreen Residences’ consists of 108 housing units of 5 and 4 bedroom maisonettes, 4 bedrooms terraces and 3 bedroom blocks of apartments. The project, together with …

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Military Cautions #BringBackOurGirls Group Against Hate Campaigns

The Nigerian military has cautioned the #BringBackOurGirls(BBOG) group and other advocacy groups against hate campaigns as they do not help in the ongoing Counter-Terrorism and Counter Insurgency (CT COIN) operations in the North-East. In a letter addressed to the leadership of BBOG on Sunday, Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. …

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#BBOG Campaigners Out To Ruin Targeted Military Officers’ Careers – DHQ

The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, has said the general belief in military circles is that the Bring-Back-Our-Girls advocacy group have concluded plans to destroy the careers and reputation of a selected group of military officers in the country. Olukolade said specifically that the organisation, which has maintained …

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