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ECOWAS Moves To Prevent Drugs Trafficking, Organised Crime

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The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, wants member states to put in place, plans for the full implementation of a four-year declaration on the prevention of drug abuse, drug trafficking and organised crime in the sub-region.

Buhari Seeks Wider Cooperation To Counter Infiltration Of Small Arms

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President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking wider cooperation among countries of the Sahel and Saharan regions to counter the infiltration of small arms to Nigeria, flowing into the hands of militia forces, bandits, and insurgents who are becoming a threat to human rights and internal security.

Buhari Mourns Justice Mamman Nasir.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of the former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir, "as not only a loss to the judiciary but also the country at large, because of his remarkable commitment to public service.”

Buhari Remembers Chibok Girls

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President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not forgotten about the girls kidnapped from their dormitory on April 14, 2014, in Chibok town, Borno State, North East Nigeria.

Disagreements Emerge Over Voting Method For NASS Leadership

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As the race for the leadership of the 9th assembly heats up, a major bone of contention amongst lawmakers will be the voting pattern they should adopt to elect the presiding officers for both chambers.

 

NASS Leadership Tussle Takes Sectional Slant

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The interest in the position of the speaker of the 9th House of Representatives has taken a new dimension as tribal and sectional sentiments creep into the election process.

ECOWAS Moves To End Death Of Its Citizens In Mediterranean Sea

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The Economic Community of West Africa States, (ECOWAS), has expressed worries over the death of its citizens in the Mediterranean sea caused by irregular migration.

House Of Representatives Probes Extra Judicial Killings In Rivers

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Nigeria’s House of Representatives has mandated its committees on the Army, Police Affairs, Human Rights, and Justice to investigate alleged killings of unarmed civilians in Rivers state by men of the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad, FSARS.

Experts Recommend Ways To Combat AIDS Scourge In Nigeria

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Nigeria urgently needs to put eight hundred thousand persons living with HIV on treatment as a first crucial step to achieving the objectives of ending the scourge in the country.

Senate Demands Rescue Of Leah Sharibu

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Memories of Leah Sharibu, the last of the Dapchi school girls still in Boko Haram captivity resonated on Thursday in the Nigerian Senate as the upper legislative chamber prevailed on President Buhari to use everything within his power to secure her release.

FG Warns Atiku

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The Federal Government has warned the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar against re-enacting the Venezuelan experience to create tension in Nigeria and as a back-door approach to seeking redress.

FG Moves To Check Gas Flaring, Identifies 126 Flaring Points

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The Nigerian government has identified one hundred and twenty-six flaring points in the Niger Delta, as the first step towards ending gas flaring by 2020.

Senate Confirms 3 Career Ambassadors-Designate NBS Chairman, Board Members

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The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of three career ambassadorial nominees forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Emir Of Kano Decries Increasing Levels Of Poverty

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The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Muhammadu  Sanusi, has called on the Federal Government to rise to the task of addressing the increasing rate of poverty in Nigeria.

Buhari Gives Marching Orders To Security Chiefs On Zamfara Banditry

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President Muhammadu Buhari has given marching orders to the nation's security chiefs to deal ruthlessly with bandits terrorizing Zamfara state and its environs.

Federal Executive Council Approves N2.8bn For Interconnectivity of Prisons

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The Federal government has approved over two point eight billion nairas for network interconnectivity of prison formations across the country.

 

Atomic Energy Workers Begin Strike

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Workers of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission in Abuja have begun a three-day warning strike to press home their demand for improved welfare, at the expiration of seven-day notice.

House of Reps To Investigate Proposed Upward Review Of Tobacco, Alcoholic Tax

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Nigeria’s House of Representatives has asked its committee on finance to conduct an investigative hearing on the need for an upward review of the tax policy on tobacco and alcoholic beverages

Experts Kick Against Seedling Importation

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Environmental biosafety experts have appealed to the Nigerian government to pay greater attention to developing natural seedlings for better yield rather than allowing imported genetically modified seeds to the country.

Senate to Override Presidential Veto Of Bills

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The Nigerian Senate has accepted the report of its technical committee which examined the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent to some bills.