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General Buratai approves army officers postings, appointments

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, has approved new postings and appointments for officers of the Nigerian Army.
NDDC’s Acting Managing Director, Prof. Nelson Brambaifa, stated this when a delegation of Income Electrix and consulting consortia from Germany and Singapore visited him in Port Harcourt yesterday.

Official: Why NDDC is committed to foreign post-graduate scholarship programme

The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Nelson Brambaifa, has disclosed that the commission is committed to Foreign Post-Graduate Scholarship Programme, which was introduced in 2010, in order to equip graduates of Niger Delta origin with the relevant training and skills.

CBN: Abusing Naira notes is a criminal offence

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has appealed to Nigerians to stop defacing the naira, describing it as a national identity and symbol, which must be kept neat.

Nsukka pepper: MSMEs registration surges in South-East – NAFDAC

National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says `Nsukka pepper’, a popular local pepper spice, has pushed Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) seasoning registration in South-East.

FCDA charges residents against indiscriminate disposal of plastics

Umar Gambo Jibrin, the Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), has called on Nigerians, particular FCT residents, to avoid the use of plastics in order to eliminate dangers of plastic materials for them to enjoy a healthy environment.

Appeal court upholds two-year jail sentence against Abia monarch

The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo State capital, has upheld the fine of three million naira (N3,000, 000.00) or two years’ imprisonment, in case of default in payment slammed on Eze Chima Bob Ubiaru of Ipupe Autonomous Community in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State by an Umuahia High Court about three years ago.
Lagos State High Court.

Man jailed 15 years for conspiring with armed robber

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced a man, Tijani Idris, to 15 years imprisonment for conspiring with an armed robber.

Gunmen kill 72-year–old community leader in Anambra

Administrative Secretary of Nnobi Welfare Association in Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr. Vincent Uzoagbala, 72, was on June 16 gunned down by suspected assassins in front of his house at Awuda quarters of the town.

Intending hajj pilgrims from Daura begin orientation

The Daura Zonal Pilgrims Office in Katsina State has commenced pilgrims orientation for the conduct of the 2019 Hajj exercise scheduled to begin in July.
Ambassador Audu Kadiri assumes office as the Chairman-Coordinator of the Group of ECOWAS Permanent Representatives to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva

Nigeria wins chairmanship of ILO government group

Nigeria on Thursday was elected Chairman of Government Group of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for 2019 to 2020.

Court jails 5, frees one over N5.2 billion rural electricity fraud

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, sitting in Gudu, Abuja, convicted and sentenced former directors of the Rural Electricity Agency, REA, to various jail terms for their culpability in the N5.2billion scam.

Entrepreneurship: Kaduna to nurture 500 secondary school girls

The Kaduna State Government said on Friday that it had concluded plans to support the growth and development of 500 secondary school girls into successful entrepreneurs.

Federal government saves N594 billion in two years through PICA

The Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA), on Monday said saved N594, 089,136,242.41 billion from auditing Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) between 2016 and 2018.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC probes why convicted pension thief is not in jail

A former Assistant Director in the Federal Civil Service, John Yakubu Yusuf, who was sentenced to six years imprisonment last year by the Court of Appeal for stealing about N24 billion from the Police Pension Funds, is reportedly enjoying his freedom.

NACA: HIV/AIDS anti-discrimination act needed for 2030 elimination target

The struggle to meet the HIV/AIDS year 2030 elimination target in Nigeria has been of serious source of concern to the Federal Government and stakeholders in the nation’s health sector.
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General Buratai visits injured troops at Army hospital, promises more welfare

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday, visited injured troops at the Nigerian Army 44 Reference Hospital Kaduna and assured them of more welfare packages.
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EFCC re-arraigns Skye Bank chairman, managing director over alleged N8 billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has re-arraigned a former Chairman, Board of Directors, Skye Bank Plc (now Polaris Bank), Tunde Ayeni, and the former Managing Director, MD of the Bank, Timothy Ajani Oguntayo, before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on an eight-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N8 billion.

NBC: Fulani radio license not for herdsmen alone

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has frowned at recent media reports which says that it granted a radio license to herdsmen.

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20198

Senate confirms NCC nominee rejected by Bukola Saraki-led 8th senate

Also confirmed are Eng Uba Maska, executive commissioner (North West) for reappointment, Professor Millionaire Abowei, non-Executive director (South
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army investigates viral video of soldier assaulting motorist in Lagos

The Nigerian Army (NA) Thursday morning said investigation has commenced into the assault of a motorist at Obalande by a man dressed in military camouflage.
Anti-Brexit activists hold placards and wave Union and EU flags as they demonstrate near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 28, 2019. – Despite the humiliating rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, Britain is no closer to knowing the end result of its vote to leave the European Union. A raft of amendments to be voted on by MPs on Tuesday threaten to further muddy the waters as the clock ticks down to Britain’s scheduled departure from the EU on March 29. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Britain may be entering full-blown recession – watchdog

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said the world’s fifth-biggest economy appeared to have flat-lined or possibly contracted in the second quarter, some of which was probably “pay-back” after Brexit-related stock building in early 2019.
Three French soldiers have died during an operation against illegal gold mining in the South American territory of French Guiana, authorities said Thursday.

Three French troops die in operation against Guiana gold-mining

Three French troops died by accident while carrying out an operation against illegal gold mining in the South American territory of French Guiana, military authorities said on Thursday.
The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market.

Qualcomm fined $272 million in latest EU antitrust fine

The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market.