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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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Angry South Africans burn houses of Nigerians

At least 15 houses either belonging or rented by immigrants, especially Nigerians, have been burnt by angry residents in Rosettenvile, south of Johannesburg. The residents are reported to be angry that foreign nationals had turned the neighbourhood into a drug ...

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50-year-old man rapes, impregnates 15-year-old girl in Kano

A 50-year old man in Kabo Local Government Area of  Kano named Tukur Mohammed, has been arraigned before a Kano Chief Magistrate’s Court for sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl. The police said the father of four asked his victim ...

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7 soldiers, many terrorists killed as Boko Haram ambush army – Military

Islamist terrorist in Nigeria, better known as Boko Haram fighters have killed seven Nigerian soldiers and wounded 19 more in an ambush on a road in the northeastern state of Borno, the military said on Friday. The ambush on the ...

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Navy hands over 12 suspected oil thieves to EFCC

The Nigerian Navy has handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, 12 suspected oil thieves, a vessel MV OMISAN 1 with registered number IMO 7216244, an un-named barge and two wooden boats. The suspects and the vessels ...

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Many shops razed in build materials market, Lugbe

Fire on Thursday broke out at the Building Materials Market in Lugbe Abuja, razing down many shops, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The popular market is adjacent to the Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe, on Airport Road in the ...

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Like Saraki, Dogara had a telephone conversation with Buhari for 5-minute

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, said on Thursday that he had spoken with President Muhammadu Buhari, now on vacation in the United Kingdom.. According to the Speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr ...

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