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NNPC partners Kebbi to build ethanol factory

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Kebbi State Government to build an 84 million-litres per annum capacity ethanol fuel factory.

Ex-President Jonathan’s men re-looted recovered Sani Abacha’s loot – Don

A professor of Law at the University of Lagos, Ayodele Atsenuwa, has said that most of the funds allegedly stolen under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan were money recovered from late Nigeria’s dictator, Sani Abacha.

ECOWAS to increase duties on tobacco, unhealthy products

ECOWAS is set to increase excise duties on tobacco and other unhealthy products to increase revenue and reduce consumption of such products in the sub-region.

Senator Ahmed Makarfi, all his exco members should resign immediately – Ebenezer Babatope

Former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, on Friday added his voice as he joined those calling for immediate resignation of Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, and all his exco members, saying all the affected had virtually and entirely compromised their positions.

Man gets 3-year sentence for drug possession

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced Godwin Osama, to three years imprisonment for possessing 40.5 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa popularly known as Indian hemp.

Pharmacists council seals 339 drug stores in Abuja

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria says it sealed 339 drug stores in Abuja between November 20 and November 23.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar’s exit from APC no surprise – Governor Ganduje

The governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that the decision by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to quit the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not come as a surprise.

President Buhari seeks religious groups’ support in anti-corruption war

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged religious movements to assist African countries rid themselves of the scourge of corruption.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar’s exit from APC will not affect party – stakeholders

Some stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi said exit of former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, from the party would not destabilise it.

NLC in support of local govt autonomy in Nigeria – Ayuba Wabba

The President, Nigeria Labour Congress {NLC}, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has thrown his weight behind the calls by a spectrum of the Nigerians for full autonomy of the Local Governments in the country, adding that if the government at the grassroots is strengthened, democracy would be strengthened in Nigeria as well.

Truth has set ex-VP Atiku Abubakar free – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the resignation of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) shows that he has seen the truth and it has set him free.

Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Adamu Adamu task stakeholders on adult education

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, have called on stakeholders in the education sector to pay more attention to adult education.

PDP woos ex-VP Atiku Abubakar after resignation from APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday formally extended an invitation to former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to return to the party, which he left in the run-up to the 2015 general elections.

I’ve no plan to leave APGA – Governor Obiano

Re-elected governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has said contrary to speculations he has no plans to dump his party, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).


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Allow Ijaw people choose their monarchs – IYC tells Governor Obaseki

The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has implored the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to let peace reign in the state by allowing the Ijaw people to choose their own traditional rulers just like other locals.

FRSC warns drivers against night journeys during ember months

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Restructuring will guarantee national integration – Senator Uzodinma

The Chairman of Southern Senators Forum, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has expressed optimism that addressing the issue of restructuring will guarantee national integration.

Kano has N9 billion monthly salary bill – Governor Ganduje

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I’m not thinking about transfer window – Riyad Mahrez

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Book launch on Emir Sanusi’s grandfather rakes N70 million

More than N70 million was realised on Saturday in Kano at the launching of a book written on the life of Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I, the grandfather of Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Kano Pillars reclaim Gold Cup with win against Lobi Stars

Four-time NPFL champions Kano Pillars have reclaimed the pre-season Gold Cup Tournament they first won in 2015 after they pipped defending champions Lobi Stars 1-0 today in Ilorin.

Nigerians not the targets of China police raid – envoy

The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to China, Mr. Wale Oloko, says Nigerians are not the targets of the recent Chinese police action on illegal immigrants in Guangzhou, China, as is being circulated in and out of the country.