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Sunny Sunday weather predicted by NiMeT

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunny and hazy weather conditions over the central states of the country Sunday. NiMet made the prediction in the Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Saturday. It also predicted ...

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Uyo church collapsed 30 minutes after governor arrived, how he escaped

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom on Saturday escaped unhurt as the Reigners Bible Church International building in Uyo collapsed during a worship session. The governor was the special guest of honour at the consecration service of the Founder of ...

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Army promotes 227 senior officers, including OBJ’s son and spokesman

The Army Council has on Friday approved the promotion of 227 senior officers to the next higher ranks in the Nigerian Army. Those promoted include 21 Brigadier Generals to Major Generals, 93 Colonels to Brigadier Generals and 113 Lieutenant Colonels ...

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FG launches N13bn mortgage scheme

The Federal Government on Friday launched a N13 billion Federal Civil Servants Mortgage Refinancing Scheme to benefit 5,635 federal civil servants. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said at the launch in Abuja that the scheme was in line ...

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FG declares Monday public holiday

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, December 12, as public holiday to mark the Muslim festival of Eid-El-Maulud, to celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed. The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on ...

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Tankers and trailers crush 1,048 people

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, on Wednesday said 770 road traffic crashes involving 4,365 tankers and trailers had killed 1,048 people from January to November 2016. Speaking at the Interactive Session with ...

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NUPENG to embark on three-day warning strike

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) said on Wednesday that it would embark on a three-day warning strike in 2017 if oil and gas companies failed to address workers’ welfare. NUPENG President, Mr Igwe Achese, who ...

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Police issues statement on why Wike’s CSO was removed

The Nigeria Police Force said it redeployed DSP Promise Nwosu, Chief Security Officer, CSO to Gov. Nyisome Wike of Rivers state as a result of gross professional misconduct. This debunked accusations that the move was politically motivated. In a statement ...

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Kogi has emerged overall winner of Abuja carnival

The Abuja Carnival which started on Dec. 3 came to a close, with Kogi State emerging as the overall winner. Kogi won a total of six trophies and six plaques under different categories. Representative of the Vice President, Mr Babafemi ...

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BREAKING: Police Service Commission releases names of successful applicants

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has released names of successful applicants into the Nigeria Police Force in the just concluded recruitment exercise. As contained in a statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, the commission’s spokesman, the recruitment was based on merit, ...

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