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FG to encourage private sector participation in culture, tourism: Buhari

Friday, April 29, 2016
Representative of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the National Summit on Culture and Tourism in Abuja on Thursday . President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will provide the required enabling e ... Read more

Killings by Fulani herdsmen: Buhari's reaction shocking, says Soyinka

Friday, April 29, 2016
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his tepid reaction to increasing attacks and killings by herdsmen in several states in the country. Soyinka said he was shocked by the President's claim that the attacks would soon be over, when indications are to the contrary. Soyinka who spoke in an ad ... Read more

Fulani herdsmen attack another community in Benue State

Friday, April 29, 2016
Fulani herdsmen have reportedly invaded another community in Benue State. They herdsmen numbering about 50 swooped on Ologba community, which shares boundary with Nasarawa State, on Wednesday night The attackers who were armed with guns and machetes were said to have stormed the village around 6pm, shooting and setting many houses on fire. ... Read more

Workers Day: FG declares Monday May 2 public holiday

Friday, April 29, 2016
The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 2 as a public holiday to commemorate the 2016 Workers' Day. Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) announced this in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Bassey Akpanyung, in Abuja on Thursday. The minister while congratulating the Nigerian wor ... Read more

Nigerians are free to buy petrol in gallons: Police

Friday, April 29, 2016
The Nigeria Police Force has clarified the recent directive by the Inspector General, IGP Solomon Arase, on the activities of unscrupulous elements who engage in illegal sale of petroleum products. According to a statement by Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, people are free to buy fuel in gallons for legitimate purposes. ... Read more

CCT Chairman refuses to disqualify himself from Saraki trial despite objections

Friday, April 29, 2016
The Code of Conduct Tribunal has dismissed the application filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, asking the tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar, to disqualify himself from the ongoing trial. Umar held that the application was that of jurisdiction and that he reserved the powers to preside over the matter. Umar stated that the Attorney G ... Read more

FG re-arraigns Saraki on 3 new charges

Friday, April 29, 2016
The Federal Government on Thursday re-arraigned Senate President Bukola Saraki on amended three charges of alleged false asset declaration before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Saraki pleaded not guilty to the charges. In the fresh charge, the Federal Government accused Saraki of abusing his office while serving as Governor of Kwara State betwee ... Read more

Another avoidable tragedy – The Nation

Friday, April 29, 2016
Last Sunday was another sad and bleak one for Ekiti State and Nigeria as a whole. It was a day that the country lost six medical doctors in a fatal accident on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. There were 13 occupants of the 18-seater vehicle, including the driver who, incidentally, also lost his life. The doctors were among the Ekiti State delegates ... Read more

UNN Mass Comm dept eulogises late former lecturer, Mgbemena

Friday, April 29, 2016
The Department of Mass Communication at the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, has described the death of Dr Nwabu Mgbemena, its former lecturer, as a great loss to the media industry. The Head of the department, Mr Greg Ezea, told journalists in Nsukka on Thursday that the death of Mgbemena had left a big vacuum in the media that would take ... Read more

Twist in corruption trial of ex-Interior Minister – National Mirror

Friday, April 29, 2016
A dramatic twist was witnessed last Wednesday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, where former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro and others are standing trial for corrupt self-enrichment when the presiding judge, Justice Anwuli Chikere, abruptly withdrew from handling the matter. 'I am sending the file back to the Chief Judge for reassignment for pe ... Read more

George Weah to contest for Liberian presidency again

Friday, April 29, 2016
The former international footballer George Weah will run for president of Liberia for a second time. He said he had the 8220;vision 8221; to transform the country. Mr Weah, who played for teams including Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Chelsea, was the highest-ranking African footballer in Fifa 8217;s list of greatest players of the 20t ... Read more

Emenike raps NFF over friendly clash with Yobo testimonial

Friday, April 29, 2016
Ex-Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, has termed as 'an insult' the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to fix a another match on the same day that Joseph Yobo's testimonial match will be played even after the federation had approved the match to retire the former national team captain. Nigeria is set to play a friendly agains ... Read more

Diamond Bank maintains resilience, grows customer base by over 300%

Friday, April 29, 2016
Despite the harsh regulatory headwinds that impacted business operations in 2015, Diamond Bank Plc maintained turgid resilience against the tide focusing on the implementation of strategic set goals with strong growth in customer base and equity. Analysts and industry watchers had, due to unfavourable macro environment and challenging regulation ... Read more

Diversification: I developed tourism to rescue Cross River from financial crunch – Duke

Friday, April 29, 2016
Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke has disclosed that he developed culture and tourism in order to rescue the State from financial crunch. Duke made the explanation in a presentation at the Culture and Tourism Summit hosted by Federal Ministry of Information and Culture in Abuja on Thursday. He said that following the ceding of ... Read more

Corps Members Will Be Posted To Idp Camps – Nysc

Friday, April 29, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28 (THEWILL) The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it will begin to deploy medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals to internally displaced persons (IDP) camps nationwide. This was disclosed by Sule Kazaure, Director-General, NYSC, on Thursday while flagging off the NYSC intervention prog ... Read more
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Saraki trial: Eminent lawyers, form

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Eminent lawyers many with impeachable track records have faulted  the Supreme Co ...
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False asset declaration: Withdraw f

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Some leading legal luminaries including former justices of the Supreme Court hav ...
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EFCC freezes Fani-Kayode's account

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode will have to live without one of his a ...
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Dangote pledges to assist FG to tur

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Foremost industrialist and richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has rest ...
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FG can't afford to fund refineries

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said yesterday that the F ...
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Go Saraki, go!! Rejoinder to the ar

Sunday, April 24, 2016

[B]Mr Dear Senate President,[/B] [B]My attention was drawn to an article publis ...
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