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Niger govt releases N6.4 billion from Paris Club refund for local govt workers’ salaries

The Niger State Government announced on Thursday that about N6.4 billion was released to the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from the Paris Club refund it collected from federal government.

Nasarawa govt secures N1.5 billion to pay LG workers’ salaries

The Nasarawa State Government says it has secured a N1.5 billion-loan from a commercial bank to pay local government workers’ December salary.

Kwara local govts get N2.1 billion loan to pay November salaries

Chairman of the 16 Local Government areas of Kwara state have agreed to obtain N2.1 billion loan from banks in order to pay November salaries and to meet other financial obligations due to late disbursement of monthly allocation from Federation Account Allocation Committee.

We don’t want caretaker chairmen – NULGE tells Dickson

The National Union of Local Government Employees, Bayelsa State, has asked Governor Seriake Dickson to jettison any plan to reappoint local government caretaker chairmen in the state.


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2019: Nigerians urged to get their permanent voter cards

A pro-democracy group, Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM) has urged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Nigerian Army donates educational materials to Nasarawa IDPs

The Nigerian Army has donated educational materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool capable of winning Premier League next season

Mohamed Salah had told the Daily Mirror that Liverpool have nothing to fear from facing Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinals -- and believes the Reds can challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Minister Babatunde Fashola wants professionals indicted in collapsed building jailed to serve as deterrent

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said that jailing any professional responsible for collapsed building would serve as deterrent and prevent reoccurrence.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria too solid to collapse

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said Nigeria has become too solid as a country for any force, calamity or misgovernance to destroy it.

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General Boroh: Establishment of modular refineries will end youth restiveness in Niger Delta

The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh, says the establishment and operations of modular refineries in the Niger Delta will end youth restiveness in the region.

Thousands flee Ghouta rebel enclave as Syria army advances

Thousands of civilians poured out of Eastern Ghouta on Thursday as the capture of a key town brought Syria's government even closer to retaking the devastated rebel enclave outside Damascus.

Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt: Pep Guardiola lack self-confidence, lives in fear

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been described in less than complimentary terms by former bayern Munich team doctor Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt who said the Spaniard “is a person with a weak self-confidence who does everything to hide that from other people,” in his newly released autobiography.

House of Representatives tackles Minister Kayode Fayemi over concession of Ajaokuta steel

The House of Representatives has again taken a swipe at the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, over his recent denial that he had appointed to Greenwich Trust Limited or any one at all as Transactional Adviser for the concession of Ajaokuta Steel Company.

Ex-President Obasanjo’s coalition movement disowns SDP

Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has denied insinuations that it has adopted the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as the political platform through which to realize its aspirations.