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Senate approves harmonized Agricultural Credit and Guarantee Scheme Bill

The Senate on Wednesday approved the harmonised version of the Agricultural Credit and Guarantee Scheme (Amendment) Bill, 2017. This followed the consideration of report of the Conference Committee on the bill, which was passed by the Senate and the House ...

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Fashola addresses power challenge, says “what the DisCos did not tell the public”

Nigeria’s Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday, lambasted the DisCos over their inability to meet the electricity needs of consumers. Speaking in Plateau state during a monthly meeting of stakeholders in the power sector, Fashola told ...

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Nnamdi Kanu’s father to FG: Withdraw all charges against Kanu in the interest of peace

Israel Kanu, traditional ruler of Isiama Afaraukwu in Umuahia, says no inducement can stop Nnamdi Kanu, his son, from demanding an independent state of Biafra. He appealed to the federal government to withdraw the charges against his son and leader ...

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FRESH: Freed Chibok girls arrive presidential villa to meet Buhari, Journalists barred

The 82 Chibok school girls freed from Boko Haram captivity have arrived at the presidential villa to meet President Muhammadu Buhari. The girls who underwent medical checkup at the Department of State Services (DSS) clinic in Aso Rock, also met ...

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Federal Government secures release of 82 Chibok girls

Nigeria has secured the release of 82 more Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants more than three years ago. The girls, according to government sources, were released on Saturday after negotiation with the militants. This brings to 103 the ...

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Ikoyi Money: EFCC reveals owner of Ikoyi flat, Seeks permanent forfeiture of money

The apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, where $43.5million was found in April, was bought for N360million by a company owned by Folashade Oke, wife of the suspended director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ...

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Photos and video of President Buhari as he steps out for Friday prayers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday stepped out to join hundreds of Muslim faithful to perform the Juma’at prayer at the Aso Rock Mosque, in Abuja. The President, who was in white traditional attire with a cap to match, came into ...

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Senate moves against TV stations, cameramen boycott plenary

Cameramen from about seven television stations were shut out from covering the activities at the upper legislative chamber on Thursday. The directive was said to have been given by Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate. Thirteen television stations had been ...

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Lamido granted bail, returns to court 5 July

A Dutse Magistrates’ Court has  granted bail to  former Governor Sule  Lamido of Jigawa State. Lamido was standing trial on a four-count charge of inciting public disturbance, defamation of character, criminal intimidation and disturbance of public peace. The magistrate granted ...

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FG approves N54bn for road linking Akwa Ibom, Cross River

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N54 billion for the reconstruction of Odukpani Itu-Ikot Ekpene road linking Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. The Ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this at the end ...

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