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2019: CSO tracks campaign funds, others

Abuja Ahead of next year’s general elections, a civil society organisation, Good Governance Team (GGT), has said it had concluded plans to launch a tracking project to monitor early money and third party spending, misuse of state and administrative resources. The group, in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by its convener, Tunde Salman, said […]

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Abu Shuluwa to Buhari: Watch your advisers on Benue killings

Makurdi A Tiv monarch, Tor Sankera 1, Chief Abu King Shuluwa, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to look outside his inner circle to get the real truth of the security situation in Benue and other states with festering security challenges. King Shuluwa, in an open letter he personally signed and addressed toBuhari, stated that there […]

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Oyegun receives PDP defectors in Niger tomorrow

Minna National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun will tomorrow in Minna receive defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including the member of the Niger state House of Assembly representing Suleja, Shuiabu Iya. This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Niger state Secretary of APC, Barrister Mohammed […]

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Kogi signs 7 MoUs at Economic summit

Lokoja Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has signed a total of seven Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) at the end of the two-day Kogi state Economic and Investment Summit organised by the state government. Speaking on the MoUs, the Commissioner for Finance, Asiwaju Idris, said four of the MoUs were signed with energy companies while […]

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Reps probe NEMA over N19.4bn ‘fraud’

Abuja House of Representatives has mandated its committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness to investigate the alleged fraudulent application of about N19.4 billion relief funds by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). This followed members’ adoption of a motion sponsored under matters of urgent public importance yesterday, by Hon. Benjamin Wayo who said the funds […]

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Buhari inducts first indigenous UAV

Kaduna President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reiterated the commitment and determination of his administration to bring about the desired change for the country. Addressing the induction ceremony of the first indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) ‘TSAIGUMI’ held at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base Kaduna, Buhari said the successful launching of the UAV was a proof […]

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Tolerance, greater tool for peaceful co-existence – Aisha Buhari

Abuja Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, yesterday said “tolerance will add value to a greater understanding of peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.” Aisha, therefore, called on Nigerians to embrace the spirit of love and tolerance among one another. She stated this in Abuja at the 4th International conference on Love and Tolerance with the theme: […]

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Saraki tasks Gates Foundation on primary healthcare

Abuja President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday called on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to focus on boosting comprehensive Primary Healthcare in its intervention programmes across the country rather than funding the eradication of individual diseases like polio, tuberculosis and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Saraki gave the charge when the […]

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Kano under-age voting: CSO defends INEC

Abuja Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG) has absolved the National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) of complicity in the recently concluded Kano state local government election, in which underage persons reportedly voted. Describing it as “an attempt to rubbish INEC’s credibility,” ISMG, a civil society group, said: “The pointing of accusing fingers at the Independent […]

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Senate unveils plans to tackle drug abuse

Abuja Arising from its roundtable conference on drug abuse in Kano last month, the Senate on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive framework aimed at providing effective leadership and governance for cases of mental health and substance abuse in the country. The plans, according to a statement from the Media Office of the President of the Senate, […]

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Why is Boko Haram hard to defeat, by APC chieftain

Abuja National Vice Chairman, North-east of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Mustapha Salihu, has said that the ideology behind Boko Haram insurgency had made it difficult to be completely defeated. He, however, said “the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has done well in fighting the scourge.” Speaking yesterday at the national secretariat of […]

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NGO targets healthy co-existence among Plateau students

The Project Manager of Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Boniface Anthony said the establishment of peace clubs in Plateau state was aimed at inculcating healthy co-existence among students. Anthony said that the initiative began in 2012, and the organisation has established clubs in 17 local government areas of the state. […]

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FG, Australia collaborate on workshop in mining

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in partnership with the Australian High Commission, is hosting a policy and capacity building workshop on the mining sector. The two day workshop which holds between February 19 and 20, in Abuja, will provide information on leading practice from Western Australia on building a sustainable mining sector. The […]

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Lagos- Ibadan rail project: Nigerians to enjoy dividends 2019 – Amaechi

Abuja Nigerians are expected to enjoy the Dividends of Democracy as the Federal Government has announced that the Lagos-Ibadan Rail line Project would be put into use come January 2019. The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, gave this assurance when he briefed journalists immediately after the monthly meeting of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail line […]

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AREFFN: CRFFN makes u-turn, asks Ukor to conduct election

Lagos The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has recanted its former position on the crisis rocking the Association of Registered Freight Forwarders Nigeria (AREFFN) where it recognized the Dr. Frank Ukor led executive as the authentic leadership of the association as against the one led by the Interim National President, […]

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Insecurity: Why its hard to defeat Boko Haram – APC chieftain

The National Vice Chairman, North-East of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Mustapha Salihu, has said that the ideology behind Boko Haram insurgency has made it difficult to be completely defeated. He, however, said that the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has done well in fighting the scourge. Speaking Thursday at the national secretariat […]

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Older men, women shouldn’t determine Nigeria’s future -IRI President

President of the International Republic Institute (IRI), Dan Twining, has warned younger Nigerians to actively participate in politics and ensure that older men and women no longer determine the future of the country. He also said his organisation is in Nigeria because of the United State’s interest to help Nigerians connect to government and to […]

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2019: CSO begins tracking of campaign funds, others

Ahead of 2019 general elections, a Civil Society Organisation; Good Governance Team (GGT) has disclosed that it has concluded plans to launch a tracking project to monitor early money and third party spending, misuse of state and administrative resources. The group, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by its convener, Tunde Salman, said the […]

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Group passes confidence vote on amnesty programme boss

Abuja The leadership of the Coalition of APC Youth Support Groups, South-south zone, has passed a vote of confidence on the coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boro, urging him to do more. Chairman of the Coalition, Amb. Fubara Dagogo, while briefing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, said the success stories recorded very fast since […]

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FG trains 11,300 IDPs in North-east

Maiduguri The federal government has planned to train 11,300 internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, disclosed this yesterday at the inauguration of the programme in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The minister was represented by the Director, Skills Acquisition of […]

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ITF pledges more training for Jigawa youths

Dutse Three hundred Jigawa youths were among the 11, 000 trained by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) nationwide, aimed at self-reliance. The 113 males and125 females apprentices selected across the state were trained on various vocations under the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) in the state. The Director General of ITF, Sir Joseph Ari, […]

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Jigawa spent N1.5bn on cluster farming in 2017 – Commissioner

Dutse Jigawa state government spent N1.459 billion on cluster farming in 2016/ 2017 season with over 50,000 youths empowered under scheme. The state Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Kabiru Ali, made this known while reviewing the achievements of Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar within 2016 and 2017 farming season during an interactive session with […]

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Delta revamps ailing industries to create jobs

Delta state government yesterday approved the revamping of some of the ailing industries to create jobs for its teeming unemployed youths in the state. The Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, said this when he briefed journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting in Asaba, the state capital. Ukah said the state government […]

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Herders’ invasion of states, governance failure – Dalung

Abuja Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has shocked many when he against expectation hinted that he won’t be contesting for governorship position in Plateau state. While fielding questions from journalists yesterday in Abuja, the Tarok-born politician, who had been a local government chairman, however, insisted that he never at any point […]

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Ex-Gov Suswam hails FG over Operation Cat Dance in Benue

A former Governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam, has praised the federal government for its intervention in the bloody herdsmen crisis in the state. Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Makurdi, the state capital, Suswam pleaded with Benue residents to cooperate with security agencies deployed in the […]