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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATES Directs INEC To Go Ahead With The General Elections

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The Council of State on Thursday rose from a seven-hour meeting, advising the Independent National Electoral Commission to go ahead and perform its constitutional responsibility of conducting the 2015 elections. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State told State House correspondents that INEC told the council that it was ready for the...

Zamfara Govt. Declares Friday Feb. 6 Public Holiday For PVC Collection

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The Zamfara State Ggovernment on Thursday declared Friday, Feb. 6, as public holiday in the state to enable civil servants and others collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs). Gov. Abdul'aziz Yari made the declaration in Gusau while addressing newsmen. Yari said that the declaration was part of the state government’s effort at...

 

Nigeria Calls For Improved Bilateral, Economic Ties With Taiwan

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Mr Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, has called for improved trade, economic and bilateral ties between Nigeria and Taiwan. Aganga made the call when he received a team from Taiwan Trade Mission in Abuja on Thursday. According to him, trade and investments between Nigeria and Taiwan nose-dived to...

Federal Government Bans Foreign Travels On Civil Servants

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With declining crude oil price in the global market, ‎the federal government has placed an embargo on all international travels as well as foreign training for civil servants with immediate effect until further notice. ‎Mr. Danladi Kifasi, disclosed this in a Circular titled “Restrictions on Foreign Trainings and International Travels by...

EFCC Arrests Couple Over N16.9m Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said that it arrested three suspected fraudsters including a couple over an alleged N16.9 million fraud. The ECCC made this known in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren. The commission alleged that the suspects defrauded Mr Austin Ilenre-Emuan, the Managing...

 

Nigeria Needs N63.4bn To Combat Cancer

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Nigeria needs at least N63, 420, 000, 000 to effectively control the scourge of cancer in the country. The money will be invested in acquisition of at least 36 Mobile Cancer Centre units at N95 million per unit and in the building of six Comprehensive Cancer Centres in each of...

State Council Meeting: Buhari, Babangida, Other Ex-Leaders Present Except Obasanjo

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), is among the former leaders currently attending the Council of State meeting being presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, at the State House in Abuja. All former Presidents and Heads of State — Shehu Shagari, Yakubu Gowon, Muhammadu...

NIA Wants Insurance Commission To Enforce Issues Listed In Insurance Act 2003

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The Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) on Thursday urged the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) to sustain the enforcement of the compulsory insurances listed in the Insurance Act of 2003. The associations’ Chairman, Mr Godwin Wiggle, said this in Lagos at a meeting between the Commissioner For Insurance (CFI), Mr Fola Daniel and...

"I Don't Convert Christians To Islam" - Gov. Rochas

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has denied a media report published by an Owerri based newspaper that he converted some Christians to Islam. Okorocha said this during a debate organised by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Imo State chapter; he condemned the recent attack on his person and warned...

Kero-Correct Programme: Providing Kerosene To Rural Households

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Mrs Cecilia Fynecounrty is a 60-year-old woman who depends solely on kerosene for her daily cooking. She is grateful to the Federal Government for initiating the Kero-Correct programme that slashed the cost of kerosene from over N100 per litre to N50 per litre. Fynecountry was all smiles when she bought 25 litres...

 

FG Develops Gender Responsive Technologies To Reduce Women’ Drudging

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Mrs Nnenna Okoronkwo , Gender Desk Officer, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), said on Thursday that the ministry had developed gender responsive technologies to reduce drudging by women. Okoronkwo made the information known in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “The FMST with her agencies...

Association Urges NIWA To Regulate Sand Dredging To Safeguard Water Transportation

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The Dredgers Association of Nigeria on Thursday urged the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to stop illegal dredging of sand in water ways across the country. Mr Richard Ntang, Executive Secretary of the association made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Ntang said the...

NECO Releases Nov/Dec 2014 SSCE Result - Shows Improvement In Grades

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National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the Nov/Dec 2014 SSCE results with remarkable departure from the past results recorded in the past years. Registrar/ Chief Executive of the Council, Professor Promise Okpala who announced the result in Minna yesterday said 52.94% of the candidates had Credit in English and 55.37% in...

NTF, CCSF Partner FCT On Taekwondo Development

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The FCT Secondary Education Board has agreed to collaborate with the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation to develop taekwondo in the FCT. A taekwondo stakeholder, Chika Chukwumerije, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. The collaboration will make taekwondo to be integrated into secondary...

 

No Bird Flu In Ondo - Agric Commissioner

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The Ondo State Government on Thursday in Akure announced that the state has not recorded any case of Avian Influenza (bird flu). The State’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Lasisi Oluboyo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the state government had taken measures to prevent the spread of the disease...

Kano State Govt. Declares Friday Feb. 6 Public Holiday

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The Kano State Government has declared Friday, Feb. 6 public holiday to allow civil servants who have not collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to do so. This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer in the office of the state Head of Service, Alhaji Mustapha Fagge,...

APC Kicks Against Election Postponement, Warns Council Of State

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The All Progressives Congress, APC and its presidential candidate, Mohammadu Buhari, yesterday kicked against any attempt by the Federal Government to postpone the February 14 and 28 elections, warning members of the National Council of State, which is meeting today, against being dragged into a postponement which can damage the...

 

Cancer: Expert Urges Govt To Raise Public Awareness

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Dr Temitope Onile, a medical consultant at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, on Thursday urged governments to raise public awareness on the dangers of cancer. Onile made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja at the sidelines of this year’s "World Cancer Day”. The...

 

Organisation Recommends Bipartisan Approach To Stem Insurgency

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The International Fish Resource Park (IFRP) has recommended 'bipartisan approach' to stem insurgency and improve the condition of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. The recommendation is contained in a statement signed by the Board Chairman, Mr Olusegun Mogbojuri, and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in...

 

Plateau Council Boss Threatens To Revoke N215m Projects

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Mr Samuel Goar, Chairman, Pankshin Local Government of Plateau, on Thursday directed contractors handling various projects worth N215 million to complete them or face revocation. The chairman gave the directive in Pankshin while inspecting various projects being executed by his administration within its one year in office. The News Agency of Nigeria...