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NNPC denies plan to increase petrol price

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again debunked report of plans to increase the pump price of petrol. Mr Garba Deen Muhammad, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC said on Monday NNPC was not empowered to ...

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DSS arraigns fake Ph.D holder

A 40-year-old man, Omotayo Aworinde, on Monday appeared in an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court for alleged possession of fake doctorate degree. Aworinde is facing a two-count charge of impersonation. The Prosecutor, Mr Onochie Ekwom, told the court that the accused committed ...

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Oyo government slashes appointees’ salaries by 50%

The Oyo State Government has slashed the salaries and arrears of its political appointees by 50% following the continued drop in federal allocation and slow increase in the state internally generated revenue. The government equally announced that the award of ...

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Any judicial officer standing trial will cease to perform judicial functions – CJN

Speaking during the swearing-in of Amina Augie and Ejembi Eko as justices of the supreme court on Monday, Mahmud Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), said communications it received from the office of the Attorney-General of the federation made it ...

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FG selects 200,000 for first batch of N-Power, to start work soon

The inaugural set of 200,000 unemployed graduates already selected in the first batch of the N-power volunteer job and training scheme of the Buhari Social Investment Programmes should start work in the next two weeks. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN ...

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FG to review petrol price template

The Federal Government, weekend, said it would undertake a review of the pricing template for Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, to forestall a further increase in the price of the commodity. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, ...

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CSOs want Senate to Confirm Magu as EFCC Chairman

Anti-corruption groups have called on the leadership of the Senate to expedite the immediate confirmation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) so as to give the ongoing anti-corruption fight the impetus it desperately needs ...

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Buhari killing and mocking Biafrans while Nigeria is going into extinction – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has accused the federal government of aiming a jibe at the Biafrans and witch-hunting them, while Nigeria is gradually moving toward extinction. “The federal government is busy, chasing, ...

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FG to launch new national airline

The minister of state for aviation, Hadira Sirika has disclosed that the federal government will be floating a new national carrier soon. In an effort to speed up the establishment of the new national airline, the federal government will appoint a ...

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Nigeria set to begin rice exportation

Prof. Bola Okuneye, an International Consultant, FADAMA III Additional Financing (AF), has said that Nigeria would begin exportation of rice in the next five years. Okuneye spoke on Wednesday at Amanuke, Awka North Local Government Area of  Anambra, when the ...

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