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56 Plateau communities sign peace pact

By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz Shendam Fifty six ethnic communities in six local government areas in southern part of Plateau state, yesterday signed a declaration for peace and harmonious relationship among themselves, signalling an end to many years of ethno-religious crises and ...

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Expose corruption, make money – FG

   Okays new whistle blowing policy By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new whistle blowing policy, Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said yesterday. Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the council ...

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FG posts 47 new ambassadors

By Martin Paul Abuja The federal government has released the postings of the 47 ambassadors recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Ambassadors are currently undergoing a four-day induction expected to end today. Those posted are Abia: Obinna Agbugba (Togo), ...

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Ibori released from London prison

By Our Correspondent Reports from London yesterday indicated that the convicted former governor of Delta state, James Ibori, has been released from custody after completing his 13-year jail term. Private radio, Ray Power FM, said in a news update yesterday ...

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Buhari meets Saraki, signs 8 bills into law

 Receives Ghana’s President-elect By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday had a close-door meeting with President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki. The meeting, which took place at the President’s office lasted for about 45 minutes. Details ...

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Customs intercepts 102 bags of plastic rice

By Martin Paul Abuja The Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 102 bags of plastic rice branded “Beat Tomato Rice” with no date of manufacture. The Customs Area Controller of F.O.U. Comptroller Mohammed Haruna, yesterday ...

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Senate divided over SGF’s ‘indictment’

 Says it never rejected Magu     ‘SSS submitted conflicting reports’ By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The ‘indictment’ of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, by the Senate may have caused some division among lawmakers in the ...

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Taraba peace concert turns tragic

 24 killed, comedian dies in hotel room By Stephen Osu Jalingo The Taraba Peace Concert, organised to further the peace among warring communities, may have after all, gone tragic with about 24 people killed on Saturday shortly after the show ...

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2.2m IDPs in North-east, NEMA boss confirms

  Describes 2016 very challenging By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Director General (DG), Malam Muhammad Sani Sidi, has described the year 2016 as very challenging to the agency with 2.2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) ...

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How Oyegun scuttled 2016 party convention

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Weeks to the end of 2016, the National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has violated the provisions of its constitution on the holding of party’s National Convention. It ...

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Army recruits 5,898 soldiers in Zaria

By Moh Bello Habib Zaria The Nigerian Army, at the weekend recruited 5,898  of the 6,000 soldiers who took part in the reciutment process at the Nigeria Army deport in Zaria. Addressing the young soldiers at 75 Regular Recruit passing ...

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FG dares Senate: Magu stays

 Why we rejected him – Lawmakers By Taiye Odewale Abuja The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria wishes to inform the general public that based on security reports available to the Senate, the Senate cannot proceed and confirm the ...

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Reps query BPE, Abuja DisCo over TCN sale

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the alleged non-transparent sale of the nation’s power assets yesterday queried the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), and the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (DISCO) over the sale of Transmission Company ...

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Bello demands FCT-Niger Commission

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has demanded for the  establishment of FCT-Niger Development Commission to address infrastructure and social challenges occasioned by the movement of the nation’s seat of power to Abuja, 40 years ...

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N7.3trn 2017 budget ‘ll end recession – Buhari

‘To focus on local economy, 59% implemented in 2016’    Judiciary increased to N100bn Power, Works and Housing gets N529bn capital vote         Be creative, Nigerians are hungry – Saraki, Dogara  By Taiye Odewale and Joshua Egbodo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ...

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Over 3m Nigerians lose billions to MMM

 We’re still hopeful – Subscribers By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja, with agencies Anxiety has gripped over three million Nigerians subscribing to Mavrodi Mondial Movement, popularly known as MMM deposit money scheme, following the decision by its promoters to suspend new payouts ...

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NASS probes NNPC, Malabu oil deals

By Ezrel Tabiowo and Joshua  Egbodo , Abuja The Senate has directed its joint committee on Petroleum Down, Upstream and Finance to immediately probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), over alleged misappropriation of ...

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