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Fed govt targets 100% Nigerian content in 2027

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has been tasked to ensure that the Nigerian oil and gas industry is able to produce all its needs by year 2027, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has directed.

Rivers urges fed govt, Police to intervene in state’s security situation

The Rivers government has urged the Federal Government to intervene in the alleged volatile security situation in the state with a view to ensuring safety of lives and property.

Rivers govt tasks residents on vigilance

Mr Onowu Anyasodike, the Commissioner in charge of Special Duties in Rivers State, has urged residents to pay more attention to happenings around them to help curb crimes and other environmental disasters.

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu missing on eve of treason trial

The leader of a pro-Biafran separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, has apparently gone missing, prompting speculation as to his whereabouts on the eve of his trial on treason charges.

Operation Crocodile Smile meant to sharpen troops’ combat skills – Nigerian Army

The military has again restated that the Operation Crocodile Smile II was not meant to witch-hunt anyone but for the Nigerian army to sharpen the operational skills of its men and increase mileage and rhythm.

Shell inaugurates N200 million water, power projects in Abia

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Saturday inaugurated water and electricity projects worth N200 million in different communities across Ukwa West local government area of Abia.

We played tougher games in NNL than we did in NPFL – Heartland coach...

Coach Ramson Madu of Heartland Football Club of Owerri says his team played tougher matches in the Nigeria National League than they did in the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Man attempts suicide over N27m debt

There was pandemonium in Rumuagholu community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State following a report that a middle-aged man, had allegedly attempted to commit suicide over N27m debt, a source disclosed.

President Buhari insists he’s fair to Ndigbo in appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that his government has been fair to the South East geo-political zone in terms of appointments which he said were evidenced in the allocation of four prominent ministerial positions to the zone.

NiMet predicts partly cloudy, hazy weather for Saturday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy weather condition over central states of the country on Saturday morning.

Chevening UK Scholarships scheme spends N14.3 million per Nigerian candidate

The Chevening Programme Officer, Jibike Faborode, says that the average cost for an award of scholarship under Chevening United Kingdom Scholarships Scheme is about N14.3 million (£30, 000).

We will not be blackmailed into making decisions – NBBF chief Musa Kida

The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has condemned in strong terms attempts to blackmail the federation into making a hasty decision over its continental representation at the 2017 FIBA Africa club championship.

House of Reps to probe alleged killings by police in Rivers

The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to investigate allegations of extra-judicial killings against operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Rivers.

House of Reps to probe Port Harcourt airport upgrade

The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to urgently cause the resumption of rehabilitation works at the Port Harcourt International Airport.

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Kenya opposition suspends protest campaign after deaths

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2019: Steer clear of Ogun politics – Abiodun Akinlade tells Governor Ajimobi

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Beware of Nigeria’s fraudulent anti-corruption CSOs – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tells IMF

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Court adjourns Senator Isah Misau’s arraignment until Thursday

The Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama on Monday adjourned until Thursday the arraignment of the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau, who was charged by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation with making injurious falsehood against the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris.

National Assembly will re-visit devolution of power in constitution amendment – Yusuf Lasun

The Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, has assured that the National Assembly will re-visit the issue of devolution of power in the Constitution Amendment process.

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