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JUSUN Suspends Strike Six Month Strike In Enugu

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The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Enugu State has called off its six-month-old strike. The suspension followed a four-hour discussion between the state governor, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and the leadership of the union led by its Chairman, Mr Chinedu Mba, in Enugu on Wednesday. Briefing newsmen at the end of...

Buhari Says Visit To Washington Will Strengthen Nigeria, U.S. Relations

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President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday expressed the hope that his forthcoming meeting with President Barack Obama would further strengthen bilateral ties between Nigeria and the U.S. At a meeting with the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Mr Anthony Blinken, Buhari said that his talks with Obama would also give...

ECOWAS Chairman Condemns Terrorist Attacks In Nigeria

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The Senegalese Head of State and current ECOWAS Chairman, Macky Sall, has condemned the terrorists attacks in Nigeria in the last few days. A statement issued by the Chairman and made available to repoters on Tuesday in Abuja said the attacks had left more than 150 dead and many others injured. "In...

NCC Fine-Tunes Legal Framework To Intercept Communications

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Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it was putting legal and regulatory framework in place to give law enforcement agencies, the authority to intercept communications legally in the country. This is contained in a statement made available to the newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja by the NCC Media Department signed by Mr...

Jigawa Govt. To Sell 3,280 Tonnes Of Fertiliser To Farmers

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The Jigawa government has approved the sale of 3,280 metric tonnes of assorted fertiliser to farmers in the state for the 2015 farming season. The Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Agriculture, Malam Muhammad Danzomo, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday in Dutse. "I will like to tell you that the...

Insurgency: 160, 000 Nigerians Take Refuge In Niger, Chad And Cameroon - UNFPA

4 years ago /

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has disclosed that about 160,000 Nigerians have fled the north eastern parts of the country seeking refuge in neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon. This is contained in a statement signed by Kori Habib, UNFPA Media Associate in Nigeria as part of activities to mark the 2015...

President Buhari Condemns Attacks On Places Of Worship

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the reported dastardly bomb attack at a church on the outskirts of Potiskum, Yobe, on Sunday. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. According to the statement, Buhari deeply...

 

Borno Residents Caution FG Against Dialogue With Boko Haram

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Some residents of Borno on Monday cautioned the Federal Government against rushing into dialogue with the Boko Haram insurgents as a way of ending their violent campaign. Those who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Monday advised government to concentrate on military action against the insurgents. Shieikh...

ACF Expresses Concern About Attacks By Insurgents

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has expressed concern about the recent attacks by Boko Haram on Monguno, Kukawa and Maiduguri in Borno in which many people died. A statement on Sunday in Kaduna by Muhammad Ibrahim, the National Publicity Secretary of the group, described the attacks and killings by the insurgent...

 

Army Has Fared Better Under Democracy, Brigade Commander Says

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The Nigerian Army has witnessed steady transformation in the 16 years of democratic rule, Brig.- Gen. Koko Essien, the Brigade Commander, 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, says. Essien said this in Port Harcourt on Sunday at an inter-denominational church service to mark 152 years of the Nigerian Army...

 

Radio Biafra Does Not Have Governors’ Endorsement, Say South-East Governors

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The South-East governors say Radio Biafra does not have the endorsement of South-East governors. The governors rose from a day forum held at Imo Government House, Owerri, on Sunday with a decision not to recognise the radio station. Gov. Rochas Okorocha, at the end of the forum, said "the radio does not...

 

Presidency Raises Alarm Over Zahra Buhari's Fake Twitter Account

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The Presidency has disowned an alleged Twitter comments against some foreign leaders by an account falsely linked to Zahra Buhari, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the...

Potiskum Attack: Saraki Expresses Concern

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Senate President Bukola Saraki has described a bomb attack on worshippers at a church in Potiskum, Yobe on Sunday as worrisome. In a statement issued by the Senate President Media Office in Abuja, he urged Boko Haram insurgents to "stop wasting innocent lives and accept the olive branch as presented by...

NEC Raises 4-man Committee To Verify Accruals, Withdrawals From Federation, Excess Crude Accounts

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The National Economic Council (NEC) on Monday set up a four-man committee to examine the accruals into and withdrawals from the Federation Account and the Excess Crude Account from 2012 to May 2015. The committee was set up at the 58th meeting of the council, which was re-inaugurated by President Muhammadu...

Ekiti Assembly To Screen 10 Commissioner Nominees On Tuesday

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Ado-Ekiti, June 29, 2015 (NAN) Ekiti State House of Assembly on Monday directed all the 10 Commissioners nominated by Governor Ayo Fayose to appear before it on Tuesday for screening. This is contained in a statement issued by the Clerk of the House, Mr Tola Esan in Ado-Ekiti. The names, according to...

Buhari Orders Re-issuance Of Villa Press Pass To Deutsche Welle Correspondent

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the re-issuance of Presidential Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent, Mallam Ubale Musa, who was expelled from villa by the previous administration. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this while presenting the re-issued villa press pass...

 

FG Appoints Ladan To Oversee DPR

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The Federal Government has appointed Mr Mordecai Danteni Ladan, to oversee the activities of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), a statement posted on the website of the DPR on Monday stated. According to the statement, Ladan is to take over from the former DPR Director, Mr George Osahon, whose tenure...

Nigerians Demand Sanctions Against Lawmakers

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Nigerians are calling for sanctions against lawmakers who engage in a brawl over selection of leaders in the House of Representatives. Those who spoke to AIT’s Ogie Ihimekpen said the action of such legislators ridiculed the country before the international community. They want the lawmakers to be prosecuted by a competent court...

Presidency Replies PDP, Says It's Cleaning The Mess Of Jonathan's Administration

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The Presidency has described as amusing to read what the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, considered a 30-day appraisal of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity...

DPR Shuts 2 Petrol Stations In Ilorin

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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has shut two petrol stations in Ilorin for alleged under-dispensing of the product to motorists. The DPR Operation Controller in the state, Mr Amos Jokodola, through the acting Deputy Manager, Retails Outlets, Mr Ishola Joshua, announced the closure on Sunday during inspection of filling stations...