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NOA trains 87 local council staff on FOI Act in Borno

The National Orientation Agency (NOA), Borno, on Thursday began training of 87 local government workers as part of it campaign to stimulate Freedom of Information (FOI), Act in the state.

President Buhari no longer in charge – Senator Misau

Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial district has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari, saying, he was never in charge of governance, but has left the nation in the hands of cabals in the Villa.

Why I appointed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as finance minister – Ex-President Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed why he appointed Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Minister of Finance.

Nigeria’s GDP to grow by 2.5% in 2018 – World Bank

The World Bank forecasts that economic growth in Nigeria would edge up to at least 2.5 per cent in 2018, as the country benefits from improved commodity prices, investments and trade.

Don Waney: NIMASA chief Dakuku Peterside hails security agencies

Dr Peterside, while commending the gallantry of the security men, urged them not to rest on their oars until all criminal elements in Rivers state have been arrested and made to face their days in court.

Explain N2.3 billion liability on dredging/flood control – PDP tells Governor Aregbesola

The South West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, to explain how he incurred a liability of N2.3 billion on dredging of streams in the state.

APGA chieftain urges President Buhari, Governor Obiano to cut cost of governance

Chief Chukwuma Okoye, an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) chieftain in Anambra State, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Willie Obiano to reduce the cost of governance in the country this year.

Militias turn their guns on wildlife in Central Africa

Heavily armed militia and poachers are a threat to wildlife populations in the Garamba-Bili-Chinko (GBC) region in Central Africa.

Gabon’s Ali Bongo pledges ‘radical change’ in New Year message

Gabon's President Ali Bongo vowed "radical change in governance" in the coming year and pledged to foster social cohesion among his citizens in his televised end-of-year speech on Sunday.

Nigeria Computer Society calls for digital inclusion in nation’s economy

The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) on Tuesday called for digital inclusion in the nation’s economy to enhance diversification from dependence on oil to other sector.

Kano APC chairman Abdullai Abbas resigns

The crisis in Kano’s political terrain has deepened with the resignation of the embattled ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, state chairman, Abdullai Abbas, indicted in the feud between Governor Abdullai Ganduje and his deputy, Hafizu Abubakar.

Governor Yahaya Bello evolves strategies to curb farmers/fulani herdsmen clash

The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, said he had mapped out strategies to curb the menace of Fulani herdsmen/farmers clash across the state.

Is Ayodele Fayose the Rochas Okorocha of the South-West?

The sheer scale of the ludicrousness with which they practise the art of pretend governance makes one wonder if they are not deliberately distracting us from the need to urgently reform our country. One wonders, which is which: is Fayose the Okorocha of Southwestern Nigeria, or is Okorocha the Fayose of

PDP lost power in 2015 because of arrogance – Raymond Dokpesi

A leading Contender from the South-South extraction for the PDP National Chairmanship position in the forthcoming Saturday’s National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has attributed the party’s lose in the 2015 President Election to the arrogance of the leaders of the Party.

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Federal govt sues JP Morgan for $875 million over Malabu oil deal

Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million, accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country’s former oil minister.

JAMB directs all institutions to end 2017 admissions by January 25

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has directed all tertiary institutions to end their 2017 admission by January 25.

Katsina govt increases corps members’ welfare package by 200 percent

The Katsina State Government has increased the welfare budget for National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to the state by about 200 per cent.

Suspected armed robbers attack Katsina supermarket, kill policeman

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday night attacked a supermarket in Katsina, killing a police officer, Ibrahim Batsari.

​​National Economic Council approves 10-member committee on herdsmen/farmers conflicts

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday approved 10-member working committee on the herdsmen/farmers conflicts in the country.

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Nigerian Army takes delivery of Innoson vehicles

To make good on its promise, the Nigerian Army has started taking delivery of some of the vehicles it has ordered from Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company, a local vehicle manufacturer, which the Army has configured fit for deployment for its counterterrorism Operation Lafiya Dole.

Mary J. Blige gets a star in Hall of Fame

Grammy-winning soul singer Mary J. Blige — who has earned critical acclaim and award nominations for her acting debut in last year’s “Mudbound” — celebrated her 47th birthday Thursday by getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

PDP lawmakers stop Ebonyi Senator from defecting to APC

Senator representing Ebonyi south, Sonni Ogbuoji, was stopped from defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday.

I’m going to be Everton’s new Romelu Lukaku – Cenk Tosun

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