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PDP Reps Divided As Party Holds Make Or Break NEC Meeting

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…60 PDP Reps Insist Damagun Must Go …Call For A North-Central Chairmanship …Disciplinary Action Against Nyesom Wike SAMUEL OGIDAN; KINGSLEY BENNETH; TORKWASE NYIEKAA ABUJA – The meeting of the Peoples Democrat­ic Party’s (PDP) caucus in…

Tinubu Targets Bridging $4bn Loss To Bureaucratic Bottlenecks

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ABUJA – The Federal Government has launched an ambitious policy to check infractions in the nation’s import and export value chain, targeting to bridge over $4 billion in losses owing to bureaucratic bottle­necks. President Bola Tinubu…

Herdsmen Kill 22 Persons, Six Livestock Guards In Benue

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MAKURDI – No fewer than 28 persons were killed by armed herdsmen in Gwer-West Local Govern­ment Area (LGA) of Benue State between Saturday last week and Monday, this week, among them six members of the Benue State Community Volunteer…

IMF Projects Nigeria’s Growth To Rise To 3.3% In 2024

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Nigeria’s growth to rise from 2.9% last year, 2023, to 3.3% in 2024. Daniel Leigh, IMF Division Chief, said this in Washington on Tuesday while co-briefing on the Fund’s latest World…

Kano Anti-Corruption Agency Files Fresh Charges Against Ganduje

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The Kano State Anti-Corruption and Public Complaints Commis­sion has announced new corrup­tion charges against former Gov­ernor Abdullahi Ganduje. According to the commis­sion’s chairman, Muhuyi Maga­ji, investigations uncovered the…

Okuama: Gov. Diri Urges Igbomotoru Residents To Return Home

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Governor of Bayelsa State, Sen­ator Douye Diri, has urged the people of Igbomotoru 1 and 2 communities in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area to return home, saying the Nigerian Army has assured the state government of their safety.…

PDP Caucus Sets Sights On 2027 Presidency With New Strategy

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ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has vowed to take back the Aso Rock Villa in 2027, saying the villa is supposed to be its birthright. Hon. Chinda Kingsley, the leader of the minority…

Kaduna Assembly Probes El-Rufai’s Administration

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The Kaduna State House of As­sembly has set up a fact-finding committee tasked with exam­ining financial transactions, loans, grants, and project ex­ecutions in former Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s administra­tion. The Assembly in a plenary…

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‘Yoruba Nation’ Agitators’ Storming Of Agodi: Matters Arising

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For a long time now, ostensibly due to the political misbehavior, administrative nepotism, corruption and abject incom­petence of individuals who, by whatever means, found themselves at the helms of affairs of Nigeria, there has arisen a…

NIMASA: DG, Mobereola’s vision bringing the Agency’s mission to fruition

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Less than four weeks ago, precisely on March 11, 2024, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Hamed Tinubu approved the appointment of Dr. Dayo Mobereola as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime…

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Corruption In The Public Sector: Beyond The Symptoms (3)

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Within a space of 10 years (2010 to 2020), a whopping N10.3 trillion was reportedly expended on Turn Around Maintenance of the three state-owned refineries – Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna refineries – yet they remained moribund after the…

Ganduje’s Suspension And APC’s Corruption Burden

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CHIBUIKE CHUKWU On Tuesday, the Kano State Anti-Corruption Complaints Commission revealed that it has brought fresh charges against former governor of the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chairman of the ruling All…

NDDC To Fast-Track Work On Army Jetty In Delta State

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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says it will fast-track the construction of the Army Jetty and other projects being executed for the Nigerian Army at the 3 Battalion, Nigerian Army Barracks in Effurun, Delta State. Speaking…

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Delta State Cracks Down On 38 Unregistered Healthcare Facilities

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In an effort to ensure the quality and legality of healthcare services in Delta State, owners of private healthcare facilities have been called upon to register their establishments with the State Ministry of Health before commencing…

Okuama: Urhobo Youths Give Condition For Release Of Monarch Before Appearing At Military Panel

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The youth wing of the Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) worldwide, and the Urhobo Youth Leaders Association have demanded the release of detained Ovie of Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom, Clement Ikolo, Urhukpe 1 as condition to appear before the ongoing…

Seplat Energy: A Decade Of Exponential Growth And Value Addition

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It was then that the Spectre of this African colossus, Seplat Energy Plc first appeared on the landscape of the Nigerian business environment. That was when the company made clear its intentions and purposes-to be the first and major…

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Attack On Tinubu: NEF Lacks Authority To Speak For The North – Group

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Dissatisfied over recent attack by Northern Elders Forum on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Progressive Northern Elements have come out strongly to back the Minister of State for Defence, Alhaji Bello Mohammed Matawalle for lambasting the…

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FG Suspends Mining Activities Within OAU, Others

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LAGOS – The Federal Government through the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake has announced the indefinite suspension of mining activities within and around the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and Obafemi Awolowo…

IAE 2024 Set To Shape Africa’s Energy Future Through Collaboration, Investment

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ABUJA – Invest in African Energy 2024 (IAE) is set to take place as a pivotal forum, fostering collaboration between global investors and Africa’s burgeoning energy markets. This exclusive two-day event scheduled to take place from May 14…

Delta Oil & Gas Commissioner Chairs Utorogu Field Contractors Forum Exco Inauguration

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Chief Vincent Oyibode, the Delta State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, has advocated for peace, cooperation, and mutual understanding between host communities and oil companies operating in Delta State to promote industrial harmony. The Oil …

UNICEF, UNIZIK Lament High Toll Of Abductions, Killing Of School Children In Nigeria, Profer Solutions

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AWKA – As Nigeria marks 10 years anniversary since of abduction of Chibok girls in the Northeast, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and authorities of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka have proffered solutions for securing…

Rivers Court Slams Two Men 12yrs Imprisonment For Defiling 10-Year-Old

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PORT HARCOURT – A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced two men identified as Lucky Christopher and Friday Lenu to 12 years imprisonment for defiling a 10-year-old girl in Eleme Local Area of the state…

Breaking: Dangote Crashes Diesel Price To N1,000 Per Litre

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In an unprecedented move, Dangote Petroleum Refinery has announced a further reduction of the price of diesel from 1200 to 1,000 naira per litre. While rolling out the products, the refinery supplied at a substantially reduced price of N1…

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NAF Eliminates Terrorists Kingpins, Ali Dawud, Bakurah Fallujah, Others

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LAGOS – The Air component of Operation Hadarin Kai (OPHK) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has executed a precision airstrike on the hideouts of ISWAP terrorists nestled within Kolleram village along the shores of Lake Chad. The operation,…

Ekiti Govt Empowers 74 Support Staff With Special Needs Training

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LAGOS – In a bid to enhance inclusivity and support for children with special needs, Ekiti State Government has launched a two- day comprehensive fundamental ethics and proficiency training and workshop for 74 support staff that were…

CAPPA Warns Nigerians Against Burna Boy’s Vape Deal

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A Lagos-based non- governmental organization, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has condemned a five-year deal between Grammy Award-winning artiste Burna Boy’s company, BrkFst, and Aspire North America,…

Urhoghide Was Denied Senatorial Ticket In 2011 For Benin Interest – Idahosa

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BENIN – Honourable Charles Idahosa, one of the aggrieved leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State and a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party, has said that Sen. Matthew Urhoghide was denied the senatorial…

PCRC Owode-Egba Command Calls For More Synergy Between Police, Community

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Celebrates 40th Anniversary Stakeholders within the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in Owode-Egba Command have called for more synergy between the Nigeria Police and members of society to reduce the crime rate. They also called…

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Ondo Guber: APC Prepares For Delegates’ Congress Ahead Primary

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AKURE – In preparation for the Saturday governorship primary of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, the 2024 Governorship Delegate Congress Committee of the party has arrived in the state. The Chairman of the committee, Rabiu…

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Cross River Set To Complete Payment Of Pensioners’ Entitlements

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In readiness to complete the payment of terminal entitlements of its retired workers at state and council levels, the Cross River State Government has announced that all retirees whose pension payment could not be effected due to biometric…