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Buhari’s men at war

By Ibraheem Musa– In the last 29 months, one of the de- fining attributes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is the general lack of coordination and the open spat between top government officials over policy issues. Kachikwu/Baru row On ...

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Ortom to strengthen traditional institution

By Daniel Agbo, Makurdi– Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state yesterday said his administration was committed to strengthening the state traditional institution by making it the fourth tier of government.   The governor, who gave the indication when he received ...

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Reps probe Duke Oil over N6trn revenues

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja– The Ad Hoc committee of the House of Representatives investigating alleged revenue leakages in the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and other subsidiaries of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has directed its searchlights in the ...

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No going back on yam export – Ogbeh

By Moses John Abuja– The federal government has said it would not relent in its yam export policy which is aimed at attracting foreign exchange for the country. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said this during ...

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Plateau confirms new Lassa fever case

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja– Plateau state government yesterday confirmed a suspected case of Lassa fever in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Kuden Kamshak, a medical doctor, said the infected persons had been quarantined. “Currently, there is a case ...

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Reps seek plastic bags ban

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja– House of Representatives has asked for an urgent move to ban single-use plastic bags for the use of biodegradable or fabric materials in the country. To this end, it has mandated its joint committee on Environment ...

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Army appoints new GOC 1 Division, others

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja– Nigerian Army has appointed Maj.-Gen. M. Mohammed as the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna. Until his appointment, Mohammed was at the Department of Army Standards and Evaluation (DASE), Abuja. He ...

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Buhari meets service, security chiefs

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja– President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met behind closed doors with Service Chiefs, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno. It was gathered that the meeting, presided by President Buhari, was still ...

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FG to ban open drugs markets

Open drug markets will be outlawed in the country and shut down by the end of next year, the federal government has said. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, made this known on Monday in Lagos at a workshop organised ...

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Leadtimes magazine holds summit soon

By Baba Yusuf Abuja In a bid to further boost the promotion of good governance in Africa, Leadtimes Africa Magazine in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Management Consultant (CIMC), Canada, would hold her 3rd International edition of the summit ...

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Borno to improve IGR with tollgates

Th e Borno state Government has announced plans to build four tollgates in Maiduguri metropolis to generate more revenue for the maintenance of roads. To this end, 100 trucks belonging to state roads maintenance agency would also be commercialised to ...

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Ex-Rep, supporters defect to APC in Kano

By Bashir Mohammed, Kano Former member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Lawan Shehu, and his supporters have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Th e former federal lawmaker, who represented representing Bichi federal constituency, defected at a colourful ...

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Iorhemba now PDP deputy national scribe

By Emeka Nze, Abuja– The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reassigned Right Honourable Dave Iorhemba from the post of National Legal Adviser to that of the Deputy National Secretary of the party. A statement by National Publicity Secretary of the ...

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