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Nnamdi Kanu lacks capacity to declare Republic of Biafra – coalition

A coalition of pro-Biafra groups rose from their meeting in Enugu yesterday declaring that leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu lacked the capacity to declare republic of Biafra without consultation with Igbo critical stakeholders.

Federal government revives $2.5 billion solar power projects

The investors in the 14 solar IPPs signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) in July 2016.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at a ceremony site on "July 15 Martyrs Bridge" (Bosphorus Bridge) in Istanbul on July 15, 2018.Turkey is marking two years since the defeat of the coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to showcase national unity and his grip on power in an increasingly polarised society. The authorities have declared July 15, an annual national holiday of "democracy and unity", billing the foiling of the putsch as a historic victory of Turkish democracy. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan accuses US of ‘evangelist, Zionist mentality’ in pastor’s case

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not give in to threats from the US over the case of an American pastor being tried on terror charges, accusing Washington of showing an “evangelist, Zionist mentality”.

Oando records N8.5 billion PAT in H1 2018

Oando continues to defy skeptics as the company recorded N8.5 billion profit-after-tax (PAT) in its half-year ended June 30, 2018 (H1 2018) results. The impressive result comes in the wake of increase in the price of oil and gas commodities.

MASSOB dares army, insists on marking Biafra at 51

Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra and other pro-Biafra groups have insisted that despite the heavy presence of security men in the South East, they will mark the 51st anniversary of the Republic of Biafra on May 30.

Rep Okechukwu: We need complete contract to perfect 2nd Niger Bridge

The House of Representatives chairman of Committee on Works, Toby Okechukwu, yesterday said there was need for the Federal Government to approve a complete engineering procurement construction, EPC, contract to perfect the second Niger Bridge.

Pro-Biafran groups condemn Ohanaeze chief Nnia Nwodo’s home bombing

The coalition of pro-Biafran groups across the globe have unanimously condemned the bombing of President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo’s home by unidentified people.

Oando: We can finally reap return on our investment – shareholder

Speaking on the lifting of the technical suspension, Mr. Babatunde Badmus, Pacesetter Shareholder Association said: “We are happy the SEC and the NSE has finally heeded to the pleas of minority shareholders. It is unfortunate this took six long months, nonetheless we are pleased to finally be opportune to reap from the Company’s positive operations.”

TCN commissions 60MVAR capacitor bank to improve electricity voltage in FCT

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has commissioned a 60MVAR Capacitor Bank at the Apo 132/33Kv substation to improve quality and voltage of electricity supply to consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

16 Pro-Biafra groups give condition for supporting restructuring

Sixteen pro Biafra groups have met in the industrial town of Nnewi, the home town of the late Biafra leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, saying the only restructuring they would accept in Nigeria would be the recognition of the country’s six geo-political zones as federating units.

NNPC completes 539km of gas pipeline projects

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has completed, commissioned and delivered 500 kilometers (km) of gas pipelines between 2010 to date.

Mambilla hydro project will be game changer – Babatunde Fashola

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minster of Power, Works and Housing, said the Mambilla hydro-electric power project will be a game changer in the industry.

Mambilla power project to be completed in 6 years – Babatunde Fashola

The Federal Government on Friday said the construction of 3,050 MegaWatts (MW) Mambilla hydro electric power plant in Taraba State is expected to be completed within six years.

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The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: N30,000 minimum wage must be paid before 2019 elections

Waheed Olojede, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Oyo state chapter, has assured workers of the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage before the 2019 general election.
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Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said he did not attend the signing of a peace pact for 2019 presidential elections in Abuja because he “did not receive any formal invitation.”
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EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank), Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for fraud.

VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.