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Flood takes over road to ex-President Jonathan’s hometown

A section of the Onuebum Road leading to Otuoke, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s home town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has been taken over by flood. Motorists, especially private car owners, are now forced to travel

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90% of awaiting trial women are pregnant, says NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission says 90 per cent of women awaiting trial in prisons across the country are either nursing mothers or pregnant. The Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bem Angwe, made this known when he received the

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Recession: We will get out of our problems because God has given us people, resources – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria would overcome her present economic challenges, saying it required handwork on the part of the people. The president stated that God had divinely provided the resources and the people to do the work.

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Buhari appoints A/Ibom APC guber- candidate, 12 others as agency heads

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the appointments of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the April 11 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State, Umana Okon Umana and 12 others as Chief Executives for 13 Federal Government agencies.

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Okorocha Appoints Wife Amnesty C’ttee Chairman

Following the surrendering of arms and embracing of peace by Avenger militants fighting in the oil producing areas of Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta, the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has inaugurated the Amnesty Committee, and two others, including the Committee on the

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FG hails global endorsement of President Buhari, appeals for continuous support from Nigerians

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed the ringing global endorsement which President Muhammadu Buhari received from world leaders during his recent trip to the US for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, and

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Sale of national assets no solution to economic recession – Bassey James

The calls for sale of national assets from the Senate President, ex-governor of the Central bank of Nigeria and other economists have sparked controversy in the country. While some people said the Federal Government can sell Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas

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Expert Calls For National Policy On Usage, Monitoring Of Resistance To Antibiotics

A Consultant Microbiologist, Dr Mutiu Bamidele, has urged the Federal Government to initiate a national policy on the usage and monitoring of resistance to antibiotics. Bamidele, who lectures at the Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, made the plea

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Jamb lists 8 conditions Nigerian universities must stick to in admitting students

The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday, said the agency will ensure candidates are not mistreated by their preferred universities. He also listed eight conditions that tertiary institutions must follow when admitting students. Mr.

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President Buhari backs constitutional amendment to clarify relations among tiers of Government

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will support a constitutional amendment to free local governments from the stranglehold of state governments. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that Buhari made

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Fresh $5m found in Patience Jonathan’s account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced an additional $5m to the Skye Bank account of Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. This brings to $20m the total amount so far traced to the former

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Customs generated over N95.7bn in August – spokesman

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Saturday in Abuja said it generated over N95.7 billion in August. The NCS Public Relations Officer, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said in an interview with news men that the revenue had been remitted to the

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Reviving The Nigeria’s Textile Industry: By Fatima Yahaya

The textile industry was one of the fundamental industries that greeted Nigerian independence and provided employment to lots of people in the country. Today the textile industry has become a shadow of itself. The epileptic operations, and in most cases

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Exclusive Interview with the Pro-Chancellor, Baze University. Distinguished Senator Y.D. Baba-Ahmed PhD. Interview By Fatima Yahaya

What do you think Baze and other Nigerian universities should con-sider to be on the global stage? A: The learning environment, which is comprised of standard classrooms, laboratories, studios as the case may be. And these are sup-posed to meet

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Lagos yet to receive 13 per cent derivation – FG

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday in Abuja said that N443.6 billion was shared among the federal, states and local governments as revenue realised in July and tha Lagos state has not started receiving the 13 per

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U.S. pledges to help Nigeria diversify economy

The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, says that his country will do everything in its power to help Nigeria diversify from single to multiple resources dominated economy. This is contained in statement from the information Unit, U.S. Department of

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U.S to support girl-child education in Nigeria

United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Wednesday expressed the American Government’s readiness to support and enhance girl-child education in Nigeria. Kerry stated this in his opening remarks at a closed door meeting with some Science, Technology, Engineering and

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Naira appreciates to N315.93/dollar as foreign investors take advantage

with agency reports Naira, yesterday, appreciated by 3.52 per cent to close at N315.93 to a dollar at the interbank market, prompting calls for foreign investors to take advantage of the appreciation. However, the naira suffered a loss in value

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CBN suspends 9 banks from forex transaction

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday, suspended nine banks from further dealing in foreign exchange transactions, until they remit all outstanding Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, funds in their vaults into the Treasury Single Account, TSA. The nine banks

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FG slashes CBN’s budget by 50%

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed that 50% of its budget has been slashed by the federal government, lamenting that this cut in budget has seriously affected its capabilities to fund some financial system initiatives. This disclosure was

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