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Diezani forfeits N34 billion to Nigeria

A Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday ordered the final forfeiture of the sum of N34 billion (153 million dollars) linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Muslim Hassan issued the order while delivering judgment ...

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Lagos bus conductors to wear uniforms, badges from March

Mr Israel Adeshola, the National President of Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN), says that as from March it is mandatory for bus conductors in Lagos state to wear uniforms, name tags and badges. Adeshola, who made this known in ...

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FG awards 12 road contracts at N126b

Nigeria’s  Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday approved the award of 12 road contracts  to open up the country. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, announced this while briefing ...

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PHOTOS: Saraki, Dogara, Lawan visit Buhari in London, say president is healthy

President Muhammadu Buhari who is on vacation in London, hosted the Senate president, Bukola Saraki; the speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, during their visit Wednesday. Pictures from the visit: Welcome to London: Buhari ...

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NIGERIA – inflation rate hits 18.72 % in January

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation increased by 18.72 per cent (year-on-year) in January from 18.55 per cent recorded in December, 2016. The CPI, which measures the average change over time in ...

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Power generation improves by 3,632 MW

Twenty-eight electricity generating companies in Nigeria have released an average of 3,632MW/hour of power on Feb. 13, according to the website of the Nigerian Electricity Supply. The report, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, however, indicated ...

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Forget presidency until Buhari finishes his tenure – Anenih tells PDP

Tony Anenih, a former board of trustees’ chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told the former ruling party to forget about the presidency until the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari is over. Speaking when the leadership of the ...

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Prisons to establish mechanised farms to feed inmates, to recruit 6,500 personnel

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has obtained waiver from the federal government to employ 6,545 personnel in different cadre of the service. The Service has provided N6 billion in the 2017 budget for the recruitment. The Comptroller General (CG), NPS, ...

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Nigeria obtains $1 billion from SPDC to develop Niger Delta — Osinbajo

The Federal Government has secured funding of over $1 billion from Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to develop the Niger Delta region, acting President Yemi Osinbajo has announced. Mr. Osinbajo made the announcement on Monday in Port Harcourt at a ...

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Apo six: Judgment adjourned till March 9

The FCT High Court, presided over by Justice Ishaq Bello, on Monday adjourned till March 9, judgment in the alleged extra judicial killing of six Apo traders. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Attorney General of the ...

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