Friday , 6 May 2016

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Boko Haram: NYSC Orientation Camp In Gombe Re-opened After Two Years


Two years after it was shut down as a result of security threat occasioned by the Boko Haram insurgency, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp has been re-opened in Gombe State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) however reports that the 1,706 batch ‘A’ Corps members deployed to …

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Rivers Recovered N1bn In Staff Verification, Says Wike

Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the recovery of about N1 billion by the Rivers Government in its ongoing staff verification. Speaking at the first Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Thursday, Wike said the recovery was achieved through the …

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Military Plans Joint Operations Against Marauding Herdsmen

Fulani Gunman

As the menace of Fulani herdsmen continue to elicit concern across the nation, indications emerged on Thursday that the military high command in the country might come up with a joint operation involving the various security agencies to tackle the emerging security threat. The Defence Headquarters spokesman, Brig. Gen. Rabe …

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INEC Issues Additional Guidelines For Future Elections

INEC-Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released additional guidelines to the existing 2015 Guidelines and Regulations for the conduct of elections in the country. The commission said this was done after it had approved the pilot of the Continuous Accreditation and Voting Procedure at elections, saying the model was adopted …

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Muslim Group Hails Buhari’s Approach To National Issues


The Muslim Association of Nigeria (MAN) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari on how he is tackling issues of insecurity, corruption and the ailing national economy. The association, however, urged Mr. Buhari to take every legitimate and legal step in collaborating with the National Assembly to accelerate the process of assent …

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Herdsmen Attack: S/East Govs, Politicians Have Traded Off Ndigbo For Crumbs From APC-Led FG – IPOB

South East Govs

The pro-secession group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused governors of states in the South East geo-political zone and politicians of trading off Ndigbo for personal and selfish political interest. Specifically, IPOB said that by romancing the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government, the governors were doing so at …

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Senior Civil Servants Laud Buhari Over Early Salary Payment, Seek Action Over Unpaid Promotion Arrears, Others


The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, yesterday hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the payment of salaries of Federal Public Servants by April 25, urging him to ensure that other benefits such as promotion arrears among other allowances owed Federal employees, were settled in good time. President Buhari …

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FG Reaps More Than $33bn From $2.5bn Investment In NLNG


The Federal Government has made more than $33 billion from an initial investment of $2.5 billion in the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG). Managing Director of the company, Babs Omotowa, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja while briefing the House of Representatives Committee on Gas Resources during a public hearing on a …

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DPR Impounds Truck With 40,000 Litres Of Petrol Headed For Cameroun


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in collaboration with the Cross River State Task Force on Petroleum Resources has impounded a truck belonging to Virgin Coast Limited with 40,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) heading for the Republic of Cameroun. The vehicle was arrested by a team set up …

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N23.29 Election Bribery: Ex-INEC Chairman Goes Underground As EFCC Launches Manhunt


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a manhunt for a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for alleged involvement in a N23.29 billion election bribery scandal. The former INEC chair is alleged to have drawn up strategies on how the bribery could be perfected. …

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Again, Mimiko Raises Alarm Over Fulani Herdsmen’s Attack


Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has raised the alarm over the incessant killings and wanton destruction of property by Fulani herdsmen in various parts of the country. The governor, therefore, urged religious leaders to pray more for peace in the country. Mimiko was speaking in Akure, the state …

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Why Troops’ Allowances Were Delayed – Army

Sani Usman-Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has explained the reasons behind the delay of operations allowance to soldiers, which was said to be affecting the fight against insurgency in the North East. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement on Thursday, said the delay was due to “minor” …

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Buhari Approves N60bn For National Assembly’s Constituency Projects


The House of Representatives yesterday said that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved an allocation of N60 billion to the entire members of the National Assembly as constituency projects in the 2016 budget. Spokesperson of the House, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas, who briefed reporters yesterday at the National Assembly Complex, said that …

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Arewa Condemns Attack By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen On Enugu Community


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Thursday condemned Monday’s attack on Ukpabi Nimbo Community in Enugu State, describing it as most unfortunate and barbaric. National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, commiserated with the government and people of Enugu state “over this unfortunate ugly incident” and called on security agencies to …

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Governors Request For New Revenue Sharing Formula As Economic Crisis Deepens


Governors of the 36 states of Nigeria, yesterday, pushed for a new fiscal restructuring plan due to the present economic realities in their states, which had made it impossible for them to pay workers’ salaries. The governors, acting under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, made the proposal at …

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First Bank To Cut Jobs As Profit Falls By 82%


FBN Holdings Plc, the parent company of First bank Limited said it would cut jobs and focus less on providing loans to the oil industry, following last year’s 82 percent slump in profit. Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mr. Adesola Adeduntan, FirstBank Limited disclosed this in an interview with Reuters. The bank …

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Army Kills 7 Terrorists In Borno


Troops of 7 Brigade and 8 Task Force Division of Nigerian Army have killed seven Boko Haram terrorists in clearance operations at Gratte in Kukawa Local Council of Borno State on Wednesday night. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, disclosed this yesterday in a statement issued to newsmen …

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NYSC: Doctors, Pharmacists, Others To Be Deployed In IDPs Camps – DG



The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to deploy medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps nationwide. The Director General of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Sule Kazaure, made this known Thursday while flagging-off the NYSC intervention programme at Damare IDPs camp in Yola. Kazaure said …

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Workers’ Day: FG Declares Monday, May 2, Public Holiday

Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 2, as public holiday to commemorate the 2016 Workers’ Day Celebration. Workers’ Day is celebrated every May 1 but the 2016 commemoration falls on Sunday, hence, the declaration of May 2, as a public holiday. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the …

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LIRS Hires 1200 Tax Audit Professionals


The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service ((LIRS) has engaged 1200 members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) as Tax Audit Monitoring Agents (TAMAs) in its drive to ensure full maximization of its revenue generating potentials, and to commence …

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