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NUPENG decries scarcity of petrol in FCT

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Amidst scarcity of petroleum products, particularly the premium motor spirit (PMS) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and some states across the country, a major player in the sector, the National Union of Petroleum and ...

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Jubilation as Ologbondiyan becomes PDP spokesman

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters stormed the streets of Lokoja and its environs in jubilation following the emergence of Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan as the party’s National Publicity Secretary. Ologbondiyan, who was Editor, Thisday Newspaper, and media ...

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…And the budget politics continues

Since the return of democratic governance in Nigeria, the national budget has been a source of politicking. In most cases, controversies always spring up over supremacy tussles between the executive, and the legislative arms. So, the drama trailing the 2018 ...

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Bad weather disrupts flights in Uyo

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Flights to Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, have been disrupted due to bad weather, Premium Times has learnt. Officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and the Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo, confirmed to Premium Times ...

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Musing on Atiku’s defection

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has defected from the All Progressives Congress, apparently in readiness for the 2019 presidential election. He has moved back and forth, like the pendulum, in the (mis)fortune of seeking political office in different parties. Atiku ...

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Mugabe’s presidential nostalgia

As the saying goes, it is no crying over spilt milk; if only makes it salty for the cat. President Robert Gabriel Mugabe was in power for 37 years, 93 years, was until his resignation the world’s oldest leader, another ...

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Badaru mourns Katagum emir

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa has commiserated with the government and people of Bauchi state over the death of the Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar, who died over the weekend at the age of ...

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2018, year of consolidation – Gaidam

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has said his administration will consolidate on the various gains made in repositioning the public service, public financial management and particularly complete all on-going projects while executing new ones ...

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Reinventing FESTAC ‘77, 40 years after

Recently, the Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation, Dr Ferdinand Anikwe, revealed plans to celebrate 40th anniversary of Festac ’77. TOPE MUSOWO revisits the hosting of FESTAC ’77, in Lagos, about 40 years ago, and wonders if ...

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Niger police rescue 2 kidnapped girls

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Two girls abducted by kidnappers in Shiroro local government of Niger state have been rescued by the police, the command Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Sunday Peter has said, Peter stated this yesterday in ...

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Timaya gets Grammy nomination

Dancehall act Timaya has bagged a Grammy Nomination for his feature on Morgan Heritage’s Avrakedabra Avrakedabra. Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artiste, Denroy Morgan. The band comprises Peter Peetah Morgan, Una ...

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