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Customs seizes 117,034 bags of rice

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), impounded  117,034 (50kg) bags of rice with duty paid value of N774,282,300 in the first three quarters of this year, the Comptroller-General, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has said. Speaking at a press conference jointly organised

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Dickson to militants: Niger Delta survival, economy depend on peace

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson has urged militants and other criminal elements to stop scaring investors and visitors in the Niger Delta region. Dickson insisted that the survival and economy of the region depended heavily on peace

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FG spends N720.5bn to drag Nigeria out of recession

Nigeria has spent 720.5 billion naira ($2.4 billion) on capital expenditure this year to help drag Africa’s biggest economy out of recession, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday. “I believe that this recession will not last. Several hundreds of thousands

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Verification uncovers 10,000 dormant teachers in Oyo

TEN thousand teachers in Oyo State have been discovered to be dormant after a verification by the government. They were primary school teachers under the state Universal Basic Education Board. The government embarked on the verification to get an accurate

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APC, Saraki, Tinubu others, congratulate Obaseki

REACTIONS, yesterday, trailed the victory of All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki. After a keenly contested election, Obaseki, who polled 319, 483 votes and won in 13 of the 18 locals councils, edged out

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As ceasefire collapses, Avengers resume bombings

THE rejection of Federal Government’s two–day Niger Delta Summit, initially planned to hold tomorrow (Monday) and Tuesday, by the Pan–Niger Delta Coastal States Consultative Forum, led by former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, may have forced government to

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NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru Pledges Support for Nigerian Gas Association

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru on Thursday pledged the support of the NNPC to help the Nigerian Gas Association achieve its objectives of ensuring that the country derives maximum benefit from its

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Nigerian Army recovers 55 assorted weapons from Niger Delta militants

The Nigerian Army said it had recovered 55 assorted weapons from suspected criminals in the Niger Delta. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahitu, told newsmen in Enugu on Saturday that the recoveries were made during

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Why Buhari wants emergency economic powers — Minister

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Friday explained why President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking the National Assembly’s approval for some emergency economic powers. The minister, who was briefing the media on efforts by the federal government to navigate the

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Soldiers seize truck with 50,000 litres of stolen crude in Abia

Soldiers of the 14 Brigade, Ohafia, stationed at Owaza, Ukwa West Council area, Abia state, have recovered a truck with 50,000 litres of stolen crude oil at Umuebulengwu community. Saturday Vanguard gathered that the oil thieves had loaded the truck

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Economic recession: Declare national emergency, Governors tell Buhari

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has urged the Federal Government to declare Nigeria’s economic recession a national emergency. This is contained in a three-point communiqué read by the Chairman of the Forum and Zamfara Governor Abdulaziz Yari in Abuja on

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Court declines jurisdiction to hear case against Customs boss

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, has declined jurisdiction to entertain the case challenging the appointment of Col Hameed Ali (retd) as the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service. The case was instituted by human rights activist, Ebun-Olu

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FG to save over $8bn through food storage technology

The Minister of State for Agriculture, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri has said that the Federal Government would save $8billion through new storage technologies developed by the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, Illorin (NSPRI). This is contained in a statement signed by

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I’m shocked things are not even worse – Joda on Recession

Ahmed Joda, the chairman of President Buhari’s transition committee, says no one should excuse himself for the current economic recession roiling the country. Joda said those clamoring for restructuring the country should give the country at least three years to

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Recession woes: Emir of Kano gives advice

The Emir of Kano Malam Sunusi II has tasked all levels of government to seek expert advice in tackling the present economic recession. The monarch made the call Wednesday during the traditional Hawan Nassarawa visit to the Governor of Kano

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Militants surrender arms in Imo State

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha yesterday accepted over 200 militants from the oil rich communities of Ohaji/ Egbema Local Government Area of the state, who publicly denounced militancy activities, vowing never to go back to the creeks. The disarmament

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Trailer, tanker businesses to revert to rail transport- Fashola

The Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola had said all businesses involving movement of trailers and tankers on Nigeria roads were to revert to rail transportation even as he blamed the past administrations for the recessions in

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President Buhari observes Eid-prayer in Daura, Katsina

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday joined Muslim faithful at Kofar-Arewa Eid-ground, Daura in Katsina to observe the Eid-el kabir prayer. The prayer, which started at about 9:45 a.m. was led by the Daura Emirate Chief Imam, Sheikh Safiyanu Yusuf. In

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Nigeria can generate over N20 trillion revenue from cassava

Pastor Segun Adewumi, the National President, Nigeria Cassava Growers Association says cassava can generate over N20 trillion for the country, annually if adequately utilised. Adewumi stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Monday. He said that cassava

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Patience Jonathan must explain how she earned billions – Sagay

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said with the fresh admission by Patience Jonathan that she owns the $5m traced to her accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, means the anti- graft

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