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Nigeria Navy Rues Poor Funding

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Security 

The Nigerian Navy says poor funding is hampering its operation. The chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas said this when he appeared before the house committee on navy to defend   its 2017 budget performance and the 2018 estimates. The navy chief explained that it has become difficult to meet key operational milestones like purchase of...

Ondo State Owned Polytechnic Student Protest Against Mgt

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Nation 

The students of the Ondo State owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, have protested against the decision of the management of the school to prevent students who are yet to pay their schools fees from writing examinations. The protesting students were said to have destroyed some property of the school including computers...

FG Surprised By Unemployment Levels

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Nation 

The Federal Government has expressed unhappiness over the sporadic increase in the country’s unemployment rate. Minister of Labour And Employment Chris Ngige who was represented by the minister of state for Labour Professor Stephen Ocheni made this known at a one day consultative meeting on the resilience of high unemployment rate in nigeria. Recent...

APGA Wants Buhari To Be Proactive On Incessant Killings

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Nation 

The All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA has called on president Mohammadu Buhari to be more proactive in the tackling of herdsmen-farmers clashes across Nigeria. The party’s national chairman victor Oye made the call while briefing newsmen in Abuja. APGA is worried that the spate of killings in the country is high. It...

Falae Blames ‘Hatred’ For Attack On His Farm

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Nation 

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Olu Falae, on Monday believes malice and hatred are responsible for the burning of his farm by yet to be identified persons. He said this in his reaction to the incident which took place on Sunday in Akure, the Ondo State...

Federal Government Gets Knocks For Decay Of Education Sector

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Education 

Stakeholders have accused the Federal Government of not being alive to its  responsibilities of providing infrastructure in federal government colleges across the country, which has led to the death of some students in those schools. They lamented the poor state of federal government colleges during the senate’s investigation of the poor living...

CJN Seeks Ways To Expedite Corruption Cases

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Judiciary  

The problem of delay in the trial of high profile cases has remained a cause for concern for the judiciary. To this end, the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Ishaq Bello, has convened a meeting with lawyers involved in high profile corruption cases to find a way forward. He says...

Nigeria – US Launch Security Initiative Joint Country Action Plan

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Security 

Nigeria and the United States have launched the security governance initiative Joint Country Action Plan, (J CAP) The partnership will help improve the security apparatus in Nigeria. The partnership is designed to improve security, governance and capacity with focus on policing in the northeast, emergency response protocols as well as defence. Speaking at...

Katsina State Gets New Commissioner Of Education

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Nation 

The Katsina State Governor, Bello Masari, has sworn in Badamasi Lawal Charanchi as the new Commissioner of Education. Swearing in of the new commissioner is an effort to address the lingering decay of the public education sector in Katsina state. The state governor charged him to change the culture of the huge...

Bayelsa Governor Dickson Calls For Paradigm Shift In Governance

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Nation 

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has called for a paradigm shift in governance anchored on transparency and accountability. He said the culture of citizen’s participation in the affairs of the state has broken the barriers of society in governance. The governor was speaking on Monday in Abuja when he received a management...

Police Vow To Fish Out Those Who Burnt Falae’s Farm

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Security 

Police authorities in Ondo state have promised to fish out perpetrators of the burnt palm plantation of former secretary to the government of the federation, Olu Falae.  Part of the farmland of the Elder Stateman located in Ilu-Abo, Akure north local government area of Ondo state was on Sunday evening, burnt...

Varsities Appeal To JAMB For Extension Of Admission Date

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Education 

Admission officers of some Nigerian Universities have commended the joint admissions and matriculations board jamb for the newly created central admissions processing centre, but appeal for an extension of the January 25, 2019 deadline to close all admission exercises.  However JAMB Registrar Ishaq Oloyede says over  seventy percent of admissions have been processed...

President Buhari Sympathise With Traders At Yan Kifi Market, Kano

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sympathy with traders at Yan Kifi Market, Kano, who suffered heavy losses following a fire incident. The President, who said he was deeply touched by the disaster, noted that the reported loss of a large number of shops and containers “is economically destabilizing for the victims.”...

Buhari Pledges To Give His Best To Nigeria

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to give his best to all Nigerians, guided by a clear conscience in making decisions for the progress of the country. Receiving leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south east at the presidential villa on Monday, President Buhari thanked them for their patriotism,...

Syria Refugees Found Dead

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International News 

Fifteen Syrian refugees - some of them children - have been found frozen to death while trying to cross the mountainous border into Lebanon. Thirteen bodies were found on Friday and two more were discovered on Saturday after the area was hit by a fierce snowstorm. Lebanese civil defence officials found the...

National Institute For Policy And Strategic Studies Offers Assistance In Resolving Security Challenges

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Nation  Security 

The 9-member committee constituted by the federal government to look into spate of killings in parts of the country have been told to engage the national institute for policy and strategic studies, Kuru, Jos, for possible solutions to the crisis. President of the alumni association of the Institute, Khaleel Bolaji, who...

Buhari Says Government Is Focused On Delivering On Electoral Promises

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration remains resolute and focused on delivering on the three-pronged promises of securing the lives and properties of Nigerians, halting the pillage of the economy by corrupt public officials, and creating employment opportunities for the youths. Receiving the board of directors of the Nigerian economic summit...

Pope Francis Ends Latin America Tour

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Religion 

Pope Francis has celebrated an open-air mass for more than a million people in the Peruvian capital, lima at the end of his south American tour. The pope described politics as "more sick than well". He also highlighted the fact that three recent Peruvian presidents have been jailed or charged with corruption. In...

INEC, UN To Colaborate On Capacity Building

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Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is seeking collaboration with the United Nations for capacity building for political parties, voter education and sensitization, electoral conflicts mitigation and legal framework. Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu revealed this when he received a delegation from the UN needs assessment mission on the 2019 Nigeria elections,...

PDP Delegation Visits Benue

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Nation 

A delegation of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led by the its deputy national chairman south, Yemi Akinwumi has visited the government of Benue state, over recent killings by herdsmen in the state. The delegation which was received by the attorney general and commissioner for  justice of Benue state, Michael Gusa at...


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