NPA dismisses reports of failure to remit N177bn

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has described as untrue reports that it withheld the 2017 operating surplus meant to be submitted to the consolidated federation account. NPA said this in reaction to allegations from the senate that the agency failed to remit N117 billion to the account. During plenary on Wednesday, Mohammed Hassan, a member[...]

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Market indicators decline by 1.33% at NSE

The Nigerian equities market closed lower on Thursday with further decline of 1.33 per cent to extend losing streak to five consecutive transactions days. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the All Share Index (ASI) was down by 411.92 absolute points, representing a decrease of 1.33 per cent, closing at 30,611.55 against 31,023.47[...]

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Just in : FG tells U.S not to issue Atiku visa

The minister of information , Lai Mohammed has cautioned the United States government against issuing former Vice President , Atiku Abubakar a visa . He said granting Atiku a visa would amount to surreptitiously endorsing him for the 2019 presidential election. Lai Mohammed, gave the government’s position at an interactive session with media executives in[...]

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Just in : PDP says INEC Chairman, IGP should resign before 2019

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Thursday called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmoud, to resign over his alleged inability to conduct free, fair and credible election. He also called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim, to resign, as he alleged that[...]

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Army troops discover illegal militia training camp in Rivers state.

Troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army (NA) today the 29th November 2018 while on a routine surveillance at Nonwa Gbam, (NYSC Orientation Camp) in Tai Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State, discovered an illegal militia training camp. The troops met over 100 recruits undergoing military type of training. Preliminary investigations into the discovery has[...]

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Woman farts ‘loudly,’ pulls knife on man offended by the smell

A Florida woman faces an aggravated assault charge after authorities say she passed gas in line at a dollar store and pulled a knife on a man who complained about it. Citing a Broward Sheriff’s Office report, the Miami Herald reports 37-year-old Shanetta Yvette Wilson passed gas while waiting in line at a Dollar General[...]

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Gov. Bagudu approves N400m for indigenous students in tertiary institutions

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has approved over N400 million for the payment of 2017/2018 registration fees for indigenous students of the state in various tertiary institutions across the country. About N111 million would be spent for students in Federal University, Birnin Kebbi for the 2017/2018 session. He added that N149 million would also be[...]

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Governor arrested for allegedly collecting bribe

The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezao, was arrested on Thursday over allegations he received bribes as part of the sprawling “Car Wash” graft probe, according to Brazilian media. The Globo News television channel showed live footage of federal police at the residence of the governor, who remains in his home in custody. Pezao is[...]

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Akume never wanted me to sign anti-open grazing law — Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that Senator George Akume never wanted him to assent to the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law. Ortom spoke at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi when Masev Development Association; Mbalom Unity and Progress Association; and Dooshima U Kasev Mbasa visited him. The governor said he gathered Benue[...]

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Salome Zurabishvili elected as Georgia’s first woman president

Georgia has elected ruling party candidate Salome Zurabishvili as its first woman president, final results showed on Thursday, but the opposition claimed fraud. With all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat had taken 59.52 percent of the vote in Wednesday’s second round run-off, the election commission said. Her rival Grigol Vashadze, from an alliance of 11[...]

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Malabu: Nigeria loses over $10bn in one deal, say Reps, CSO

The House of Representatives has raised the alarm that Nigeria may have lost up to $10bn in the controversial Malabu oil deal in one transaction on Operating Licence 245. The lower chamber said available data indicated that the deal was never in the interest of the country. The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Financial[...]

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EFCC hands over 20 houses, 116 cars to First Bank

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday handed over 116 cars and 20 properties in Edo, Rivers and Lagos States recovered from one Michael Obasuyi Osasogie to First Bank Plc. Trouble began for Osasogie after a petition he wrote to the commission against E-tranzact in March 2018. The EFCC had, however, investigated Osasogie’s business[...]

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Metele: Army confirms 23 soldiers killed, 31 injured

The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that it lost 23 personnel to the attack by the Islamic State of West African Province terrorists, who attacked the 157 Battalion in Metele in northern Borno on November 18. The army, in a release late on Wednesday which was the first time it would speak on the casualties’[...]

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Metele: No army can have enough equipment for operations – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said  no army can have enough equipment  for  its operations. Buratai, who spoke on the Metele attacks  during the 2018 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference in Maiduguri on Wednesday, said the army had started to strategise for the  end of  the Boko Haram insurgency [...]

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