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APC reassures of safety in north

…Reaffirms stand on sanctity of national unity The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday reiterated that the safety of southerners, particularly of Igbo extraction, is not under threat anywhere in the north. The party also reaffirmed its stand on the sanctity ...

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Nigerian wins top UN award

A Nigerian, who is the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, Zannah Mustapha, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Mustapha, the first Nigerian Laureate of the award, ...

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NGO boss disowns articles on IPOB

Executive Director, Centre for Preventive Diplomacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution (CPD-ARD), Mr. Charles Mbani, has given a seven-day ultimatum to the author of two articles written in his name and their media collaborators to retract the article and tender apology ...

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Lawyers slam South-east govs on IPOB

Some lawyers in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states have slammed governors of the South-east region for allegedly betraying Igbo people by proscribing the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) which last week had a face-off with the Nigerian military.   ...

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NIHSA commended on flood-prevention measures

Chairman, Senate Committee on Water Resources, Muhammad Ubale Shittu, has commended the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) for sensitising the public on how to avoid flooding at the critical period when most of the states in the North-west geo-political zone ...

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NGO lauds reforms at CAC

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Peace and Media Advocacy, has commended the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), under the headship of Barrister Bello Mahmud, for the “unequalled reformation in its quest to ease businesses” in the country.     In a statement yesterday, the national coordinator, Comrade James Okoronkwo, ...

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NUPENG, NUBIFE, others begin strike

United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) has begun a nationwide strike. It stated that it was downing tools over the failure of the government to register it, “address Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) issues, deplorable state of Nigerian roads, ...

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Plateau JNI stakeholders meet on IPOB

Plateau state chapter of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) yesterday advised religious and community leaders to intensify prayers and to continue to admonish Muslims to desist from engaging themselves in activities that could lead to violence.   Its Chairman, who is also ...

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Melaye: INEC releases amended timetable

…Fixes Oct. 14 for verification exercise   Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would conduct verification exercise on Oct 14 for the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye, who is currently representing Kogi West in the National Assembly.   The ...

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Pensioners laud PTAD’s smooth verification exercise

Hundreds of retirees yesterday thronged the various verification centres in Lagos for capturing in the ongoing nationwide verification of eligible civil service pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme. The verification exercise being carried out by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) as ...

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63m Nigerians still can’t read, write – FG

The federal government yesterday lamented that the illiterate level in Nigeria had not abated with over 63 million of the country’s population who cannot read or write. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this while addressing newsmen to formally flag-off the 2017 ...

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Water minister commissions NAWIS centre

Th e Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has commissioned the National Water Resources Information System (NAWIS) Centre at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja. Th is will promote research development and innovation in the water sector and ...

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