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Paris Club refund: Niger releases N6.4bn for LG workers’ salaries

Abuja Niger state government announced that about N6.4 billion was released to the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from the Paris Club refund it collected from federal government. The Commissioner for Local Government, Zakari Jikantoro, disclosed this yesterday while addressing journalists on the outcome of the state weekly executive council meeting. He said […]

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Apapa gridlock’ ll end soon – Osinbajo

The federal government has said it was workinground the clock to address the protracted Oshodi-Apapa expressway gridlock in Lagos. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who gave the assurance when he received a delegation of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, at the State House, Abuja, also said government was putting in place policies that […]

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FG, States, LGAs share N635.5bn for January

Abuja The Federation Account Allocation Committee, (FAAC), has distributed the sum of N635.554bn to the three tiers of government as allocation for January 2018. The Meeting which was presided over by the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, said that the gross revenue of N538.908 billion received for the month was lower than the […]

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Igbo president as APC’s survival strategy

From 1960 till date, the Igbo have been marginalised by the other major ethnic groups from having its own become the president of Nigeria. This marginalisation has been extended to the present civilian regime since 1999. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) divided the country into six geo-political regions with six states in each. It is […]

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Aregbesola pardons 5 inmates

Osogbo Osun state Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has pardoned five inmates in the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison and Federal Prisons, Ilesha. Aregbesola released the inmate following an advice and recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy. A statement issued by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Ajibola Basiru, through the Information […]

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FG not averse to media criticisms – Minister

Abuja Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration was not averse to media criticism but it should be done, “objectively and factually.” The Minister stated this yesterday in Abuja when he received officials of International Press Institute (IPI) who were a courtesy visit to his office. Mohammed […]

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2019: Youths urge Borno women to seek elective positions

Maiduguri Youths under the auspices of Peoples Vanguard have called for more women participation in politics to represent them at the various elective positions in the 2019 general elections. The group, which claimed to be gender-sensitive, singled out the Senior Special Adviser on Media to Governor Kashim Shettima, Kwapchi Bata Dibal, to heed to their […]

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APBN tasks FG on security, Ajaokuta Steel Complex

Abuja The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has called on the federal government to tackle the myriad of security challenges facing the country to guarantee the survival of the nascent democracy. The professional body also urged the Buhari administration to make conscious effort to remove the clog on the wheel of the Ajaokuta […]

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Emir Dan’Ali dies at 61

Gusau The Emir of Birnin Magaji in Zamfara state, Alhaji Ahmed Umar Dan’Ali has died. The traditional ruler passed on, Wednesday, at the age of 61. A statement by the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bello Dankade Gamji, made available to Blueprint said the monarch died after a brief illness at the […]

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Zamfara to Marafa: Stop negative campaign against govt

Gusau Zamfara state government has cautioned Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, representing Zamfara Central, to stop “negative campaigns against Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar and the state government over the current security challenges in the state. The government specifically described the senator’s recent call for a state of emergency in the state as callous, unwarranted and an […]

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Miyetti Allah appoints national youth leader, SSA

Abuja National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, has announced the appointment of Alhaji Umar Aliyu Kaura as the national youth leader of the association. A release issued by Bodejo in Tudun Wada, in Nasarawa state yesterday, stated that the appointment “is with immediate effects,” and urged […]

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Kwara Assembly passes bill banning alcohol

  Ilorin Kwara state House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law expanding areas where the manufacturing, sales and consumption of liquor are prohibited in the capital, Ilorin. The passage of the Bill followed the consideration of the report on the Bill by the House on Wednesday. Our correspondent learnt that under the […]

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Monkeys swallow N70m belonging to Northern senators-online comments

Last week the Nigerian cyberspace was littered with comments about JAMB’s N36 million allegedly swallowed by a snake. This week, what has taken over the hashtags and wallposts of many Nigerians is about the N70m handed over to the Northern Senators Forum’s leader, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, which has, according to Senator Shehu Sani, been swallowed […]

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Imo lawmaker to empower 5,000 youths

Owerri The lawmaker representing Oguta State constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Ezediaro Henry Uzoma, has promised to empower up to 5,000 youths in the area, before the end of his first tenure in the Assembly. The lawmaker, who said this while splashing cash and distributing items like gas cookers, sewing machines, clippers, […]

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94 abducted girls: PDP calls for thorough investigation

Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it was shocked by reports that 94 Nigerian female students have been declared missing after insurgents attacked the Girls Secondary School Dapchi, Yobe state on Tuesday. This was contained in press statement, issued yesterday, by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who explained that the party was […]

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NASS ‘ll support out-sourcing of funds to complete Ajaokuta – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, made history as the first Speaker to lead members of the House on oversight tour to Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited, in Kogi state, saying the National Assembly will oppose any move to concession the completion of the company. Instead, he told journalists that the House will […]