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Fuel Scarcity Looms As NUPENG Suspends Products Loading

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Members of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG), on Tuesday suspended loading of petroleum products from NNPC depots nationwide, following unresolved dispute over pension with the national oil and gas conglomerate. The striking oil workers on Tuesday vowed that there was no going back on their action until...

Synagogue Building Collapse: Middle Aged Woman Escapes Death As Death Toll Hits 63

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The death toll in last Friday’s collapse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) five-storey building in Ikotun area of Lagos which was used as guest house, hit 63 yesterday with the recovery of additional 14 corpses, even as relations of victims were barred from entering the Isolo General...

Zuma: 67 South Africans Died In The Collapsed Synagogue Building

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday that 67 South Africans died in the Synagogue building collapse that happened last Friday in Lagos. Investigators believe the strain of additional stories under construction on top of the house caused the collapse. "I am greatly saddened to announce that 67 South Africans died...

CAN, Firms Insist Oritsejafor Had No Knowledge Of $9.3m Deal

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The aircraft, Bombardier Challenger 600, Registration No N808HG carrying about $9.3million which was impounded by the South African authorities has been linked to the CAN President, Pastor Oritsejafor. Responding to the reports, Oritsejafor speaking through his aide Bayo Adewoye claimed not to have been in control of the aircraft as at...

FG Plans Military Tactics To Sanitise Civil Service

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The Federal Government has said it will henceforth adopt military approach in the nation’s civil service to ensure sanity and effective service delivery. The government specifically warned that it would be “total aberration to continue tolerating unwholesome attitudes” including habitual late coming, truancy, delay in carrying out assignments and other shady...

Naira Steadies On CBN Intervention

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) intervened to support the naira, on Tuesday, after the local currency shed 0.57 percent from the start of the day’s trade to 163.85 against the U.S. dollar, dealers said. The naira opened at 162.95 naira before it weakened on strong dollar demand. It recovered to...

2015: IG Sets Up Election Security Planning And monitoring Unit

4 years ago /

As part of efforts to strengthen the security of the electoral processes in the country and ensure sustainable democracy and national development, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has set up the Elections Security Planning and Monitoring Unit. Emmanuel Ojukwu Force public relations officer in a statement stated that the unit...

House Of Reps Demands Investigation Of Defense Spending

4 years ago /

The House of Representatives has requested President Goodluck Jonathan to investigate how the Defense Headquarters and other security agencies have spent budgetary allocations to the defense sector as it prepares to begin consideration of the $1 billion foreign loan request by the President. Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja, the Chairman, House...

Nigeria Mulls $20 Billion Offers To Sell Transmission Assets

4 years ago /

Nigeria is considering offers of more than $20 billion for the assets of its national electricity transmission company as it struggles to provide adequate power to Africa’s largest economy, Power Minister Chinedu Nebo said. The sale of state-owned Transmission Co. of Nigeria may start “in a few years,” Nebo said in...

Okada, Kabo, Associated, others Apply For Operational Licences

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is currently processing the application for licenses for Twenty-six airline for operations . Information obtained from the NCAA on Wednesday showed that 16 of the applicants are seeking Air Operators Certificates to operate scheduled domestic flights in the country. The remaining 10 airlines are undergoing recertification processes...

Auditor General’s Report Indicts Oronsaye For N123bn Fraud

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The audit by the auditor-general arose from the work of a Special Audit Team constituted by the federal government in May 2011 to conduct a comprehensive examination of the accounts of the Civilian Pension Department domiciled in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

Synagogue Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 50 As Sniffer Dogs Fail To Arrive

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Four days after the collapse of a part of a multiple storey building inside the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations( SCOAN) at  Ikotun, Lagos, the death toll yesterday hit 50, with projections for more still in the offing because excavation is still ongoing. The death toll rose to...

WAEC Results Of Chibok Girls Are Ready - Education Minister

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The Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau yesterday disclosed that the results of the Chibok schoolgirls who wrote the May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) exams are ready. The minister, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting, organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Education, over the Federal...

Mutiny: Army Sentences 12 Soldiers To Death For Attack On GOC

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The Nigerian Army has sentenced 12 of the 18 soldiers charged with Court-Martial to death by firing squad, while one was sentenced to 28 days with Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL). Five others were set free. According to the sentence delivered by the President of the General Court Martial trying the...

Lack Of Internal Democracy Hampering Nigeria's Democracy - Save Democracy Group

4 years ago /

Lack of internal democracy within the political parties in Nigeria has been described as the major setback to the cause of building strong political platform that will help the lofty values of democracy. This was the consensus among political actors who analyzed political trends in the country ahead of a planned...

South African Police Probes Two Nigerians And An Israeli Over $9.3million Cash

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2 Nigerians and an Israeli citizen are being investigated for bringing $9.3million in cash into the country illegally. It is suspected that the money was brought in for arms. The Nigerians who were coming from Abuja were not identified. The customs officers became suspicious when the passengers Luggage’s were put into...

Danbaba Suntai Returns, Set To Resume Office

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The governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai, arrived from a London hospital where he had been receiving additional medical treatment for injuries sustained in a ghastly plane crash in 2012 over the weekend. Suntai who spoke little and softly was however shielded amidst very tight security from the acting governor Garba...

Lagos Boat Mishap: Search Still On For Missing Two

4 years ago /

Rescue operations are currently going on in search of two missing persons involved in the boat capsize on Saturday at the Bayeku area of Lagos. It is not clear what led to the capsizing of the boat. According to Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, the South West spokesperson of the National Emergency Management...

Synagogue Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 44

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The death toll from the collapse of a 6 storey building in the premises of the synagogue church of all nations in Ikotun area of Lagos rose to 44 on Sunday as search and rescue operation continues. Spokesman of the southwest zone of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye...

NYSC Defends N4000 Fee For Online Registration

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The National Youth Service Corps has defended its online registration for corps members and the N4,000 charge during registration saying it was for the benefits of the new platform and  the computerization would ease the rigorous processes involved in the collection of call-up letters. The full computerization process which is to...