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Buhari running “chop-I-chop” govt of settlement – Fayose


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will be expanded to bring in more supporters of the APC as appointees as a sad reminder that Nigeria is now under a “chop-I-chop” government of settlement. The governor, who also called on those ...

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Nigeria Mulls Strategy To Mitigate Debt Service Risk


Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has expressed confidence that the Federal Government’s revenue and debt management strategy would mitigate the country’s debt service risk and fast-track her development. Adeosun, who welcomed the advice of Nigeria’s international development partners, including the International Monetary Fund, said the strategy would achieve a number of objectives that include: mobilising revenue whilst reducing ...

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Remittance: Airlines to be fully automated by Dec – NCAA

LAGOS – The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), says all domestic airlines are to computerise their remittances of five per cent Ticket and Cargo Sales Charges (TSC/CSC) by December. Mr Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, in Lagos that the authority only suspended its Jan. 31 ultimatum issued to the ...

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NYSC extends service of 12 corps members in Ekiti

NYSC members

ADO-EKITI – The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has extended the services of 12 corps members in the 2016 Batch B, Stream 1, posted to  Ekiti, by three months for offences bordering on misconduct and truancy. Mrs Eze Ukagha, the NYSC Coordinator in Ekiti, announced this on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, during the passing out ceremony of 1,739 corps members. Ukagha ...

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Reps probe alleged non-payment of diplomats’ allowances


The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Foreign Affairs to investigate the allegation of non-payment of allowances of Nigerian diplomats in Cuba.‎ ‎ The assembly charged the committee to determine who might have played any role in the problem in Cuba and other Nigerian missions and report back in six weeks for further legislative action. ‎ ‎ The ...

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Street sweepers in Edo protest 7 months unpaid salaries

Godwin Obaseki

BENIN – Some street sweepers under the Edo Waste Management Board in Benin, on Thursday, staged a protest in Government House over non-payment of their seven months salaries. The protesters carried placards with inscriptions, “Gov. Obaseki hear our cry’’, “Pay us our money’’ and “Commissioner for Environment where is our money’’? One of the protesters, Mrs Magdalene Osemwenkhae, said non-payment ...

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PDP says death of Tinubu’s son sad, shocking

Jide Tinubu

ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the death of  Jide, son of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of All Progressive Congress (APC) as sad, shocking and very painful. Mr Dayo Adeyeye, the Publicity Secretary of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, stated this in a condolence message on Thursday in Abuja. “We believe that the Almighty God ...

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Woman arraigned over alleged teenage girls prostitution


A 42-year-old woman, Dupe Sunny, on Thursday in Lagos appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court charged with aiding three teenager girls to engage in prostitution. The three teenagers are of ages 14 and 16 years with oldest among them having a Senior  Secondary School certificate. The accused, who is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and ...

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Forbes names Merkel as world’s most powerful woman for 7th time


BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named the world’s most powerful woman for the seventh time in a row by Forbes magazine, the publication announced on Thursday. “Merkel this year won a hard-fought election that saw the far-right Alternative for Germany party creep into the Bundestag. “She’ll have to continue to hold tight to the EU rudder as ...

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Customs generates N7.8bn in 10 months in Calabar


CALABAR – The Calabar Free Trade Zone and Akwa Ibom Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N7.8 billion as revenue between January and October 2017. Mrs Burromvyat Patience, the Customs Area Controller in charge of Calabar Free Trade Zone and Akwa Ibom Area Command disclosed this on Thursday in Calabar while briefing newsmen on activities of the ...

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