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Foreign Reserves End 2013 On The Low, Drops By $5.27b In 7 Months

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Nigeria’s foreign reserves suffered a massive dip in value as it plunged from the peak of $48.85 billion attained on May 2, to close the year at $43.61 by December 31, 201. A depreciation of $5.2 billion (N832 billion) in seven months. The reserves, which gave the hope of increasing ... Read More »

Nasarawa Deputy Governor Charges Religious Leaders To Use Religion To Promote Peace, Development

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Nasawara State Deputy Governor Damishi Luka-Barau on Thursday urged religious leaders in the country to use religion to foster national development. Luka-Barau gave the charge in a New Year message to Nigerians at King’s Summit Church, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. He said that religion should be used for peaceful ... Read More »

Group Calls On FG To Release Yakowa, Azazi Crash Report

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A group in the southern part of Kaduna State has urged the federal government to prevail on the Bayelsa State government and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, to release the report of a chopper crash that killed former Kaduna State governor, Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and former National ... Read More »

FG Says No plan To Increase Fuel Price… Warns Against Panic Buying, Hoarding Of Products

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Amid rumors that the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as fuel, would be jerked up from its current approved rate of N97/litre, the Federal Government on Thursday described the speculations as false. The speculation comes on the backdrop of the 2012 New Year day unexpected increase ... Read More »

Gombe To Spend N2.5bn On Agriculture In 2014

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Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo has said that the state government will spend N2.5 billion on agricultural development in 2014. The governor announced this while presenting the 2014 budget proposal of N107.4 billion at the State House of Assembly. According to him, the move was aimed at boosting food ... Read More »

Alleged Imposition Of Monarch In Enugu Community Brews Tension

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The alleged attempt by the state government to impose a traditional ruler on Eziani in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State is brewing tension in the community. The traditional stool of the community had been under contention since June last year, thus polarising the community into different camps, leading ... Read More »

38-year-old Ijaw Musician, Wife, Friend Die In Auto Crash

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An auto crash has claimed the life of a popular Ijaw musician, Mr. Augustine Kemepade, his wife, Fortune, and their friend, Mr. Okumagba Akieyefa, 37, along DSC expressway on their way from Aladja, Udu Council Area of Delta State. The 38-year-old whose death shocked the Ijaw music industry was said ... Read More »

Ezzu River Dead Bodies: Senate Keeps Mum On Probe Report

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One year after the Senate mandated two of its committees to unravel the circumstances surrounding the over 35 strange dead bodies found floating on Ezzu River, Amansea, a town on the border between Anambra and Enugu states, it is yet to release the probe report. The unidentified dead bodies, mostly ... Read More »

No Plans To Increase Fuel Price, Sell Refineries – FG

The Federal Government has dismissed rumours it plans to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, popularly known as petrol from the prevailing pump price of N97 per litre, saying it has no such plans. Dispelling fears of pump price hike, the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, said ... Read More »

NUPENG Still Plans To Go On Strike Over Refineries Sale

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The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says it has not shelved its proposed plans to go on strike over the planned sale of the country’s refineries. A statement from the President of NUPENG, Igwe Achese, on Wednesday in Lagos, said the union’s position was still that ... Read More »

Atiku Urges Nigerians Not To Take Country’s Unity For Granted

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has called on Nigerians not to take the continued unity of the country for granted even as he lamented that 40 years after the civil war, the country’s leaders could still be playing ethnic and religious games to gain power. In his centenary message to the ... Read More »

Uduaghan Named Vanguard Man Of The Year

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Vanguard Newspapers has voted Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan as its Man of the Year for 2013. Announcing its decision, Vanguard’s Board of Editors extolled Uduaghan’s “visionary steps in governance,” especially the “Delta Beyond Oil which is encapsulated in the three cardinal philosophy that form the hallmark of his ... Read More »

Nigeria Centenary Anniversary: We’ve Every Cause To Celebrate, Says Gov. Elechi

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Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi yesterday said Nigerians had every reason to celebrate the nation’s 100 years of amalgamation. He said this in his New Year message to the people of the state at a Christian Mass held at the government house chapel, Abakaliki, the state capital. “Despite the many ... Read More »

The Nation Dispatch Rider Killed On New Year’s Day

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An Assistant Sales Representative of The Nation Newspapers in Ibadan, Oyo State, Timothy Adeosun, was yesterday killed in an accident, shortly after attending a New Year’s Eve service in church. His counterpart with Thisday Newspapers, Juwon Babalola, who was with him at the time of the accident also sustained serious ... Read More »

Group Moves To Stop Supply Of Sub-standard HIV/AIDS Drugs

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A coalition of HIV treatment activists in Nigeria, Treatment Action Movement (TAM), in collaboration with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF-Nigeria) has instituted a campaign to eliminate the supply of sub-standard ARVs at treatment centres in Nigeria. The group, while appreciating actions by the federal government to increase access to HIV ... Read More »

Fashola Urges Doctors To Cancel Proposed Strike

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Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola has appealed to doctors in the country not to embark on their planned nationwide strike for the sake of patients. Mrs Fashola made the appeal, Wednesday, at the celebration of the 2014 First Baby of the Year programme, organised by the ... Read More »

Peaceful Co-existence The Only Solution To Crisis In Nigeria – Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has identified peaceful co-existence as the only solution to the crisis in some parts of Nigeria. In his message at the celebration of the World Day of Peace, which is an annual event of Catholic faithful worldwide, the Pope noted that with the use of brotherly love, many ... Read More »

Cholera Kills Seven In Kano

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A fresh cholera outbreak at Badawa-Galadima ward in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State has reportedly killed seven persons. Confirming the death, Head of Health Department of the local government, Alhaji Muazu Doka, told journalists in Kano yesterday that a total of 68 infected persons were currently receiving treatment. ... Read More »

2 Killed As Gunmen Attack Worshipper On New Year’s Eve

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Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, on New Year’s eve attacked a church at Maikatako village in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing two persons and injuring 16 others. It was learnt that during the crossover night service at the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Maiakworigold on ... Read More »

2014 Prophecy By Deeper Life Founder, Pastor Kumuyi

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The General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor W.F Kumuyi has predicted that this New Year, 2014 will be a fruitful year. The Preacher, in his New Year message last night said that 2014 would be one of the best years for his members. According to him, “This New ... Read More »