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Why they want this IGP crucified

In his decision on the appointment of a new Inspector General of Police, IGP, in June 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari made a loud and powerful point of his commitment to the principles of appointing people into sensitive public offi ces ...

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A nation unprepared

In 2012, this country witnessed the worst fl oods in its chequered history. Every state in the country, north and south, east and west, experienced the destructive power of fl oods. Twelve of the states were the worst aff ected. ...

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ACF tasks FG on improved living condition

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari administration for steering Nigerian economy away from recession, just as it tasked the federal government to ensure the recovery improves the living standard of Nigerians.   ACF in a statement signed ...

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Car crash at Benue IDPs camp

A Toyota Corolla has rammed through the perimeter fence of the camp holding those displaced by flood in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. But no live was lost in the crash, which occurred at about 4:27 p.m. The lone driver ...

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Idowu-Fearon heads Kaduna Peace Commission

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state yesterday appointed Anglican Cleric, Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, as Chairman of Kaduna state Peace Commission. A statement issued by the SSA Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said the former Archbishop of Kaduna was to lead three ...

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Shoot-out: Injured soldiers alive – Army

igerian Army has announced that the two soldiers who sustained several wounds from gunshots during a raid on criminal hideouts in Rivers state were alive and responding to treatment. Spokesperson of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, ...

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FG pays striking doctors today

The federal government has promised to offset salary arrears of resident doctors today in efforts to get them back at work. A meeting called by the Labour Minister, Chris Ngige with National Association of Resident Doctors, the Nigerian Medical Association, ...

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X-raying NTI under Azare

Since the beginning of social dynamism, provisions have been carefully structured to recognise and reward those whose performances aff ected mankind and changed communities. Unfortunately, there is vast number of remarkable men and women who have carved a niche for ...

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Ambode’s devolution plea

Th e story in the media on Wednesday that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode appealed to lawyers at the NBA conference to help amplify the clamour for restructuring the country is interesting and intriguing. Is this supposed to be a joke or ...

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Pinnick off to Zurich

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr.  Amaju Melvin Pinnick, will depart Nigeria for Zurich, Switzerland on Monday for a meeting of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions. Th e Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions is one of the most ...

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COREG charges FG on skill acquisition in schools

ja Conference of Registrars of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in Nigeria (COREG) has charged the federal government to reinvigorate entrepreneurial skills acquisition in schools to arrest the sprawling unemployment among the youths. Rising from its 71st regular meeting held ...

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Senate to Buhari: Call Sagay to order

The intermittent altercations between the Senate and the Chairman, Presidential Action Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), Professor. Itse  Sagay, resumed yesterday with the Upper Chamber asking President Muhammadu Buhari to call the PACAC boss to order. The warning came as the ...

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Procurement act too stif

Hon. Lasun Yussuff is the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, representing Osogbo/Olorunda/ Orolu/Irepodun federal constituency.  In this interview with journalists, he explains why Nigeria should support devolution of power, his ambition to be the governor of Osun state ...

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Indigenes demand state status for FCT

Indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), under the aegis of Original Inhabitants Development Association (OIDA), have called on the federal government to accord state status to the Territory so they can elect their own   governor. President of the OIDA, ...

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Rubochi monarch tasks FCTA on infrastructure

The Esu  Sa’Rubochi, HRH Ibrahim Mohammed Pada, has urged the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to  make provision for improved infrastructure at Rubochi town and its environs. He said Rubochi, as one of the populated towns at the outskirts the Territory, deserved more government ...

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