Monday , 5 December 2016

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Buhari’s Oil Policy To Focus First On Reform

Muhammadu Buhari

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari plans to focus on ending corruption and reforming the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) before looking into other reforms in the oil sector, it has emerged. Four party sources from the All Progressives Congress (APC) told Reuters that the issue of fiscal terms, seen as crucial by …

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No Regrets For Not Supporting Buhari – Ohaneze


Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, said yesterday, that it had no regrets not supporting the ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, who won the March 28, 2015 presidential poll. In an interview in Awka, the national treasurer of the group, Chief Damian Ogene, said …

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Why I Refused To Sign Amended 1999 Constitution – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has refused to sign the constitution amendment bill forwarded to him by the National Assembly but he has 13 reasons for not doing so. Among other things, the amendment had approved life pension for anybody who has ever held the office of President or Vice President, Senate …

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Oil Spill Occurs In Shell’s Pipeline In Bayelsa


A massive oil spill has occurred from a pipeline belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the Kolo Creek oil field operation in Bayelsa. SPDC spokesman, Joseph Obari, on Wednesday stated that Shell would react to the development in due course. “We do not know exactly when the …

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PDP Accuses APC of Plans To Destabilize It


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was trying to destabilise it by planting moles within its fold. National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh stated this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists at the end of the party`s National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, the first …

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One Year Anniversary: We’ll Never Forget Our Chibok Daughters — Muazu


National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, has vowed that government will never give up on their rescue. The girls, 276 in number, were abducted from their hostel in Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram gunmen on the night of April 14, 2014 …

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Aregbesola Gives Osun Residents One Week Ultimatum To Submit Illegal Guns


Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has given those in possession of illegal arm and ammunition in the state a seven- day ultimatum to either surrender the weapons or be ready to face the full wrath of the law. According to a statement issued by the governor’s media aide, Semiu …

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INEC Fix April 25 For Taraba Guber Run Off Election


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed April 25 for the run off of the Taraba governorship elections. The INEC Head of Public Affairs, Mr Fabian Yame, made this known to newsmen in Jalingo on Tuesday The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that contest is between Mrs Aisha …

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Nigeria’s Lost Glory Will Be Restored, Says Osinbajo’s Mother

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Madam Olubisi Osinbajo, the mother of the Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said on Tuesday that God had revealed to her that Nigeria’s lost glory would be restored. Mrs Osinbajo, 80, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that God also revealed to her that the successful and positive change …

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Extend Hand Of Fellowship To Political Opponents – Olubadan Tells Ajimobi


The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, has congratulated Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on his re-election during the just concluded governorship election. A statement issued by the Olubadan’s Personal Assistant, Chief Isiaka Akinpeli, in Ibadan on Tuesday, quoted the monarch as giving his royal blessings to Ajimobi for …

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EFCC Arraigns One For Defrauding Vietnamese Of $7,920


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Michael Akpan before a Lagos State High Court sitting in  Ikeja on one-count charge bordering on stealing, contrary to section 185 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011. According to a statement issued Tuesday by the Head, Media and …

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Counter-insurgency Operation: NAF Pilots Bold, Very Daring – Air Chief Amosu


The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, has said pilots of the Nigerian Air Force have shown a commendable degree of bravery by defying gunshot wounds to carry out aerial bombardments of insurgents’ hideouts in the North-East. Amosu said this during the winging ceremony of 15 fighter pilots …

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Ogun NLC Happy Over Amosun’s Re-election

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The Ogun State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, on Tuesday expressed happiness with the re-election of the State Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, for a second term. The Congress Chairman, Akeem Ambali, made this known at the hall of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners in Abeokuta, the State capital, where he …

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Emulate Jonathan, Accept Outcome Of Guber, Assembly Polls, Group Tells APC Candidates


A pro-democracy group, Coalition of Niger Deltans for Justice and Development, on Tuesday, called on aggrieved candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who lost elections, to accept defeat in good faith. The group specifically urged the APC candidates in Enugu, Gombe, Plateau, Rivers, Ekiti, Ondo and Akwa Ibom states …

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Brazil-Nigeria Route Most Notorious For Cocaine Smuggling – NDLEA

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has described the Brazil-Nigeria route as the most notorious for cocaine smuggling. In a statement announcing the arrest of four suspected drug traffickers, who ingested 170 wraps of cocaine, Tuesday, the anti-narcotics agency called on its officials to remain vigilant when dealing with passengers …

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Jonathan Saved Nigeria From Crisis – Mark


Senate President, David Mark, has declared that President Goodluck Jonathan saved the nation from monumental crisis and violence by conceding defeat in the March 28 presidential election. In an address read on the floor of the Senate to welcome his colleagues from the election recess and Easter break, Mark said …

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Buhari To End Governors Life Pension Laws


President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari is set to lead a campaign against the pension laws for governors enacted by many states of the federation, reports Vanguard. According to the news platform’s sources, Buhari’s position is based on the incongruity of the laws under the country’s socio-economic environment. Majority of the 36 state …

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Boko Haram: My Administration Will Resume Training Agreement With US – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says his administration would welcome the resumption of a military training agreement with the United States as part of efforts to end Boko Haram insurgency in the country. The training agreement had been halted by the administration of President Goodluckk Jonathan when it could not meet its …

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Sambisa Forest Will Be Liberated By May 29 – Dasuki


The National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has assured that on or before the tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan ends on May 29, the Nigerian military would liberate the dreaded Sambisa forest, where some of the Chibok girls are suspected to be held in captivity. He gave the …

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Allison-Madueke Denies Seeking Asylum

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison-Madueke speaks at a media briefing on a new gas price regime in the capital of Abuja

Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has denied seeking asylum in any part of the world, as widely reported. New York-based online news platform Sahara Reporters, citing the Business Council for Africa (BCA), said that the minister had been rejected by six countries in her search for asylum ahead of an …

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