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$30bn Loan: Presidency counters Emir Sanusi, says ‘he lacks facts’

The Federal Government of Nigeria has replied the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II over the proposed external borrowing of $29.9 billion. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President said the money is ...

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IDPs camp records 22 marriages, 81 deliveries in 20 months

No fewer than 22 marriage contracts were sealed and 81 babies delivered in the past 20 months at the Pompomari Internally Displaced Persons camp in Damaturu,  Executive Secretary, Yobe Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Musa Jidawa , has disclosed. He told ...

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$30bn loan: Sanusi lambasts Buhari’s government, says FG lacks right policies

A former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II), on Friday in Abuja described President Muhammadu Buhari‘s administration as lacking the right policies to fix Nigeria’s economy and warned of grave ...

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Reckless drivers have killed 70 FRSC officials this year, 66 sacked

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, announced on Friday that 70 operatives of the commission were killed by reckless drivers this year. Mr. Oyeyemi, who made the announcement in Abuja at the FRSC end ...

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FRESH: Court orders FG to release El-Zakzaky, fines FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, has ordered the unconditional release of embattled spiritual leader Shiites sect, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention with his wife, Zeatudden. The couple have been in ...

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Soyinka fulfills promise, says: I threw away my green card, and I have relocated

Africa’s Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka said he has fulfilled his pledge to destroy his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election. AFP quoted the Nigerian Professor as confirming that he has ...

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu denied bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has rejected an application for bail made by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and three others, on the grounds that the offence for which they are standing trial ...

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Experiencing power outage? Power generation drops by 964mw

Nigeria’s power generation capacity has dropped from 4,285 megawatts recorded on Sept. 16 to 3,321 megawatts on Thursday, December 1 due to dearth of gas. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this figure was obtained from the website ...

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Senate asks NCC to stop data price hike immediately

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, asked the Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC, to immediately halt the proposed Internet data tariff hike. The new data tariff regime is billed to commence Thursday, December 1, after the NCC had communicated the telecommunications companies ...

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Senate probes Customs, FIRS for non-remittance of revenue

The Senate on Tuesday, constituted an adhoc committee to investigate Nigerian Customs Service, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and other revenue generating agencies of government over alleged non-remittance of billions in revenue. This followed a motion tagged “”Urgent Need to ...

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