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Pension for ex-Biafran police officers

The commencement of payment of pension benefits by Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to Nigeria Police officers who fought on the side of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War from 1966-1970 is a commendable initiative by the present administration. At ...

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Corruption and the health sector

The recent revelation by the wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on the deplorable condition of the Aso Rock Clinic, Abuja is quite disturbing. As the matriarch of the nation’s first family and its chief caregiver, Mrs Buhari owes ...

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Farmer kills herdsman in Delta

A resident farmer in Otulu community, Aniocha South local government area of Delta state yesterday stabbed a Fulani herdsman to death. It was gathered that the Fulani herdsman, Hassan Risku, was stabbed with his own dagger after being overpowered by ...

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2019: Ebonyi APC drums support for Buhari

All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebonyi chapter, has stated that it would support the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. “The Ebonyi chapter of APC would throw its full weight behind the president should he declare interest to run again,’’ ...

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C/River Super Highway no economic sense – Group

The much celebrated Cross River state Super Highway project has continued to receive bashing as a non-governmental organization (NGO),Climate Transformation and Energy Remediation Society (CLIMATTERS) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to revoke the project. Addressing the media in Abuja ...

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Nigeria gets $16bn Afrexim Bank investment

  By David Agba Abuja   The federal government has enjoyed investment worth $16 billion from the African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim). President and Board Chairman of Afrexim, Dr. Benedict Oramah said the multilateral trade finance institution has so far injected ...

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Bello urges for more registration points

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to establish more voters’ registration points in the state to avoid depriving its citizens from exercising their civic rights. Governor Bello, who made the ...

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2019: Youth want Gaidam for Senate

Bra-Bra Solidarity Youths Alliance has called on Governor of Yobe state, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, to contest as Yobe Zone ‘A’ senatorial seat in 2019. The group, who visited the Speaker Yobe State House of Assembly, Adamu Dala Dogo, to present ...

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2019: Ortom declares for second term

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state yesterday declared his intention to contest for second in the 2019 governorship election. Ortom, who made his intention known, when MINDA people and Benue South senatorial district endorsed him at the People’s House, Makurdi, ...

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…Set for Wilder challenge too

Joseph Parker has placed his first offer on the table to fight Anthony Joshua, his promoter has claimed. Negotiations began on Thursday for IBF and WBA ‘super’ heavyweight champion Joshua to meet WBC equivalent Deontay Wilder, but WBO title-holder Parker ...

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Biffo sets target for Katsina Utd

Coach Abdullahi Usman Biffo has promised to surpass Katsina United past performances in the Nigerian top-flight. The former Abia Warriors and Niger Tornadoes manager was unveiled to the public in Katsina on Wednesday by the management as the technical adviser ...

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Goje’s wife laid to rest in Gombe

The remains of  the wife of  former Gombe state governor and senator representing Gombe Central, Hajiya Fatima Yelwa Goje, has been laid to rest in the state. The news of the death of Hajiya Fatima Yelwa Danjuma Goje filtered into ...

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OAU SUG president impeached

Student Union Government (SUG) president of the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Edward Oyekan, has been impeached for allegedly inviting suspected cult members into the school. Students who are members of the Parliament said Oyekan had committed a series of impeachable ...

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Don on staff-students relationships

The Head of Department of Sociology, University of Abuja, Professor Suleiman Mohammed, presented a paper in a retreat held by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Jeparo Hotel, Gwagwalada, Abuja. The university don observed that staff-students relationship takes three forms ...

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