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Nigeria’s External Debt Profile Stood At $9.4bn In March – DMO


Nigeria’s external debt stock profile stood at 9.4 billion dollars on March 31, 2015, the Debt Management Office (DMO) says. The information is contained on DMO’s website, showing the country’s debt stock profile on Monday. The figure shows a decrease of about 300 million dollars from 9.7 billion dollars that ... Read More »

Rainstorm Destroys 400 Houses In Two Kano Vilages – NEMA


No fewer than 400 houses were destroyed by windstorm as a result of down pour in two villages in Albasu Local Government Area of Kano State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rainstorm also destroyed primary schools and clinics in two affected villages of Hungu and Faragai. ... Read More »

Osun NUT Refutes Salary Payment Rumour


The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers in Osun State, Mr. Wakeel Amuda, has said teachers in the state had not been paid any of the outstanding salaries by the state government. The NUT chairman stated this on Sunday in Osogbo, the state capital. Rumours were rife at the weekend that ... Read More »

Facebook Opens Africa Office, Targets Nigeria For Business Growth

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. It will start its African presence with a focus on growing it’s business in Nigeria. The social networking site has chosen Melrose Arch, Johannesburg as its ... Read More »

There’s Social Content To Policing, IG Arase Tells PPROs

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, on Monday stressed the need for “social content” policing in police public relations practice, to connect the force with the public. Arase spoke when he declared open a two-day workshop for Police Public Relations Officers drawn from the 36 state commands, FCT and ... Read More »

SCOAN Guest House Collapse: Yoruba Group Wants Lagos Govt. To Discontinue Probe


A coalition of some Yoruba associations, known as P‎an-Yoruba Group, has asked the Lagos State Government to drop charges against the Synagogue Church of All Nations led by Pastor T.B Joshua. The state government began investigation into the collapse of a six-storey building belonging to the church in September, 2014. ... Read More »

El-Rufai Appoints Hadiza Bala-Usman Of #BringBackOurGirls, Chief of Staff


Governor Nasiru El-rufai of Kaduna State on Monday appointed the co-founder of #BringBackOurGirls cause, Hadiza Bala-Usman, as his new Chief of Staff. A statement by his media aide, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, also indicated that the governor had appointed two other aides to assist in the running of the new administration. ... Read More »

Court Grants Bail To 19-Year-Old Student Accused Of Impersonating Bola Tinubu


A 19-year-old student, who allegedly defrauded several individuals by impersonation former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been arraigned. The accused, Emmanuel Eto, a resident of No.2, Abasomor St., Alegbo Road, PTI in Delta, was arraigned before Magistrate ... Read More »

Kano Govt Hails Death Sentence On Nine Persons For Blasphemy

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The Kano state Government has expressed satisfaction that the rule of law was allowed to take its course in the case of a recent judgment by an Upper Shari’a Court, Rijiyar Lemo, in the state, which passed death sentences on nine persons for blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed (SAW). The ... Read More »

Buhari Slow And Unsteady – LP Scribe

  The National Secretary of the Labour Party, Dr Kayode Ajulo has said that the Buhari administration in the last 30 days has been slow and unsteady. “He (Buhari) is slow and he is unsteady. Unsteady in the sense that he is yet to have the rein of power,” he ... Read More »

Local Content Law Implementation: A Call For Retaining Oil Swap And Subsidy Removal

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Both legal and oil experts have advised that the Nigerian independent oil operators should be considered first in the award of Oil and Gas contracts. Nigerian service companies should also be considered for contracts and services in line with the local content law just as they called for subsidy removal. ... Read More »

Concept Nova Extends TI-KON Tracker Sale To Offline Retail Space

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In a bid to make its solutions and services more accessible to its customers, Concept Nova an IT Solutions company has established partnership with Ebeano – a major chain of Supermarkets in Lagos on the sale of its car tracking device TI-KON. TI-KON Car tracking device is a powerful self-service ... Read More »

Buhari Is Not Slow, He Is Planning Carefully To Ensure Nigerians Enjoy The Dividends Of Democracy – Presidency


President Muhammadu Buhari has spent 30 days in office, but not much can be said about the actions he has taken to show the direction his government would tend towards, but there is an explanation for this. According to the Presidency, the seeming slow pace of governance by ‎the Buhari ... Read More »

Civil Servants Call On EFCC To Probe Aregbesola, Others Over Non-payment Of Salaries


The Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate both former and serving governors who they alleged squandered the states’ resources on frivolities but abandoned payment of workers salaries. The union alleged that some of the governors used state funds to finance ... Read More »

Igbo Group Lauds Buhari For Lifting Ban On Importation Of Textile And Furniture Products

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A socio-cultural group, Ndigbo Cultural Society of Nigeria (NCSN), on Sunday commended the Federal Government for the decision to lift ban on the importation of textile and furniture products. According to a statement signed by its President, Chief Udoka Udeogaranya in Lagos, the decision clearly showed that Nigeria could no longer ... Read More »

Kogi Judge Regains Freedom After 34 Days In Kidnappers’ Den


Kogi State High Court Judge, Justice Samuel Obayomi has been released by kidnappers, 34 days after he was abducted. State Commissioner for Police, Mr Samuel Ogunjemilusi and the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Nasir Ajanah have both confirmed the release. According to the CP, who spoke in Lokoja on ... Read More »

Dogara Calls On Nigerians To Pray For Buhari, Others

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on Nigerians to pray for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and leaders at all levels of government. According to a statement signed by the speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, Dogara spoke during a ... Read More »

Federal Poly Mubi Reopens As Security Situation Improves


The Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa, closed in October, 2014, in the wake of Boko Haram invasion of the town, has re-opened for academic work, the Director of Information and Protocol, Mr Philip Ndalamu, has said. Ndalamu made the fact known to News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Sunday, saying ... Read More »

Ambode Expresses Commitment Towards Building Befitting Permanent NYSC Orientation Camp

Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has indicated his commitment towards building a state of the art permanent orientation camp for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state. Towards this end, he disclosed that a plan was in the pipeline. Ambode spoke at the closing ceremony of the ... Read More »

Bakassi Returnees Plead For Permanent Resettlement


Bakassi returnees in Cross River state have called for permanent resettlement and intervention to improve their welfare. The leaders of the returnees made the demand in interviews in Akpabuyo, Cross River. The leaders are Etim Ene, Okon Etim Effiom and Immaculata Effiom. The returnees are currently in two camps in ... Read More »