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Federal govt to make Calabar carnival a foreign exchange earner – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says it will make the annual Calabar carnival a major foreign exchange earner for Nigeria.

Six petroleum marketers suspended in Akwa Ibom for diversion of products

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket field, says it has suspended six marketers in Akwa Ibom for diverting petroleum products.

Experts tackle drug resistant tuberculosis

Health experts are strategising on how to effectively tackle drug resistant tuberculosis in order to free Nigerians from the scourge.

Calabar Christmas Village bubbles over activities

The tempo of activities at the Calabar Christmas Village is beginning to rise as fun seekers from parts the country have arrived in the arena to catch fun during the one-month fiesta.

Calabar Carnival not just a street party – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Calabar Carnival is not just a street party but a globally recognised event that celebrates culture, tradition, creativity and intelligence.

Police arrest 3 suspected cultists in Calabar

The Police Command in Cross River on Sunday said it had arrested three suspected cult members of Vikings confraternity group and recovered two locally made pistols, two live cartridges and one expanded cartridge.

Cross River chief judge pardons 122 inmates to decongest prison

The Cross River State Chief Judge, Justice Michael Edem, has granted amnesty to One hundred and twenty two (122) inmates serving various jail terms in Calabar Prison, Afokang in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

Five allegedly killed in renewed cult clashes in Calabar

Five young men have been allegedly killed in a renewed cult war in Calabar South local government area of Cross River State.

Southern senators blast Northern counterparts over call on President Buhari to jettison confab report

The recent call on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore the 2014 Confab report by the Northern Senators Forum, NSF, was yesterday described by the Southern Senators Forum, SSF, as a product of confusion and ignorance of the issues at stake.

N726 billion East-West road project designed to fail – Usani Usani

The Federal Government yesterday said that the East-West road project that was awarded in 2006 by the then administration was designed to fail.

Governor Ayade has failed workers – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Cross River State has given the Governor Ben Ayade a seven-day ultimatum, beginning from yesterday (Wednesday) to implement a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reached between both of them on July 2, 2017, else workers would resume strike.

Ex-President Obasanjo handed over $65 billion but Goodluck Jonathan left nothing for President Buhari...

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the $65billion left by former President, Olusagun Obasanjo, was “frittered away” by successive governments.

Wastage under PDP alarming – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the wastage under the administration of Peoples Demoractic Party was alarming, adding that the depletion of the excess crude account was supposed not have been.

Change mantra made me team up with President Buhari – Ex-Governor Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says that his pursuit for change made him to leave his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).


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Federal govt to make Calabar carnival a foreign exchange earner – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says it will make the annual Calabar carnival a major foreign exchange earner for Nigeria.

FIRS targets 90% tax compliance in 2018 – Babatunde Fowler

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said it targets 90 per cent tax compliance from both individuals and corporates in 2018.

Juventus close Napoli lead at top as AC Milan lose again

Reigning champions Juventus stormed back into second place in the Serie A table, while AC Milan's imploding season took another turn for the worse.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa in tight spot over picking deputies – report

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa was reportedly facing a tough time in choosing his two deputies after strong backlash for picking a militarised cabinet early in December.

Order monthly inspection of police stations – Femi Falana tells Lagos CJ

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written to the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, to designate Chief Magistrates to conduct monthly inspection of all police stations and other detention centres in the state.

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Federal govt to issue bonds to finance projects

Ms. Patience Oniha, the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), says the Federal Government is planning to issue N10.6 billion green bonds to finance renewable energy projects to protect the environment.

Manchester City’s record run unfairly overshadowing Chelsea form – Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte believes an impressive run of form for Chelsea has been unfairly overlooked due to Manchester City's record-breaking run.

Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians – ex-Minister Sarafa Tunji

Alhaji Sarafa Tunji, a former Secretary to Ogun State Government and Minister of Mines and Steel Development has faulted the claims in some quarters that Islam is a religion of violence.

NGO urges more sensitisation on polio vaccination

Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), an NGO, has called for more sensitisation and education of the public, especially parents on importance of immunisation of children against polio.

Yuletide: FRSC reassures Ebonyi road users of safety

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has reassured motorists and other road users on the commitment of the corps to ensure safety and security of all road users during the Yuletide.