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The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Most bad roads don’t belong to federal government – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, stated this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Jude Idada’s ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.

Jude Idada wins $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

Jude Idada’s ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.

Masked gunmen attack Rivers community, kidnap two

The whereabouts of two persons are unknown after five masked gunmen at about 5.00am on Wednesday raided Amarieri community on Bonny Island, Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers.
Directorate General of Shipping in India has banned Indian seafarers from working in vessels in Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea, as piracy and kidnapping incidents increase.

Piracy: India bans its seafarers from Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea

An Indian flagged ship: Directorate General of Shipping warns Indian seafarers from coming to Nigerian waters, Gulf of Guinea

Nigerian Navy seeks more collaboration between public, agencies against crime in Rivers

The Nigerian Navy has called for more effective collaboration between security agencies and the people to tackle crime in Rivers.

Nigerian pirates abduct six sailors from oil tanker

Pirates off Nigeria’s oil-rich south have stormed a small oil tanker, kidnapping six sailors, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Thursday, the latest in a string of such attacks.

Edwin Clark begs federal government to withdraw military from election duties

Niger Delta leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to withdraw the military from all election duties.

Pirates attack vessel in Port Harcourt

The ARX Maritime said a gang of Pirates attacked a sea vessel near Bonny Island in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday.
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NIMASA vows to free sailors from Swiss pirate attack ship

Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend.
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NIMASA identifies nationalities of 12 abducted ship crew

Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria are from the Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia, the West African nation’s maritime agency said on Sunday.
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Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss ship off Nigeria

A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members of a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters on Saturday, the vessel's operator has said.

Report: Pirates allegedly kidnap 35 seafarers in the Gulf of Guinea

Nigerian daredevil pirates have again come under global attention as they have been accused of kidnapping 35 seafarers from cargo-laden vessels in the Gulf of Guinea so far this year.

Federal government seeks revival of Brass, Olokola gas projects

About 15 years after the conception of Brass and Olokola Liquefied Natural Gas projects, the Federal Government, at the weekend, said revival of the projects were being considered to achieve projected revenue objectives and create over 5, 000 jobs.

Nigerian Navy arrests suspected smugglers with diesel worth N1.17 billion

The Nigerian Navy in Bonny, Rivers, said on Thursday that it had arrested six suspected smugglers who stole 5.69 million litres of diesel worth N1.17 billion.

House of Reps urges federal govt to grant tax rebate to NLNG

The House of Representatives on Wednesday in Abuja urged the Federal Government to grant tax rebate to the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Pirates kidnap six from German-owned ship in Port Harcourt

Six crew members from a German-owned container ship, including the captain, have been kidnapped in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, maritime security analysts said.

VP Yemi Osinbajo inaugurates N120 billion road project in Rivers

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the 40-kilometre N120 billion Bonny-Bodo Road with an assurance to the people of the Niger Delta that they would benefit maximally from the wealth that comes from their land.

NIMASA to appeal court ruling on NLNG tax exemption

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has vowed to appeal a federal high court ruling exempting the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) from paying taxes and levies to the agency.

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As Kogi State governorship election draws near, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has charged political gladiators in the major political parties to guard against their utterances for a violent free election.

Kogi elections: FCT minister delivers polling unit, ward to APC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday.

Kogi elections: INEC begins announcement of results

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Jadon Sancho has been dropped and fined by Borussia Dortmund ahead of their clash with top-of-the-table Borussia Monchengladbach.

Manchester United told expensive price-tag for Jadon Sancho

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FC Ifeanyi Ubah head coach, Uche Okagbue says the game with a strong Rivers United side is another opportunity for his side to prove how good they are.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah coach urges side to pass another Rivers United test

FC Ifeanyi Ubah head coach, Uche Okagbue says the game with a strong Rivers United side is another opportunity for his side to prove how good they are.