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Sierra Leone to sell 709-carat diamond in New York auction

Sierra Leone said on Tuesday it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the "blood diamonds" of its past.

Oil workers proposed strike will cost Nigeria N150bn daily – LCCI

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has warned that the economy would lose an estimated N150bn daily, if the proposed strike by PENGASSAN and NUPENG is not averted.

The forgotten conversations

If you think the problem is federalism, you will vigorously push for “true federalism” and such like. If you think the problem is revenue allocation, you will fight for the Nigerian definition of “fiscal federalism” — by which is meant “higher derivation payment”.

Niger Delta deserves better treatment from fed govt – Douye Diri

The lawmaker representing Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma Federal Constituency of Bayelsa State in the National Assembly, Hon. Douye Diri, has declared that the Niger Delta region deserves more attention than it is receiving from the Federal Government.

Don’t blame President Buhari for nation’s infrastructure deficit – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration should not be blamed for the infrastructural deficit in the country.

Those against restructuring are lazy – Atiku

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has slammed those kicking against the calls for the restructuring of Nigeria.

2019: I am ready to sacrifice my ambition for restructuring – Atiku

Former Vice President and All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential hopeful, Atiku Abubakar, has said that he was ready to sacrifice his ambition for the restructuring of the polity.

No cabal can hijack Buhari’s powers – Presidency

The Presidency has insisted that no cabal or official can hijack the powers President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nasarawa legislators laud Al-Makura over roads, bridges

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has commended Gov. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura for constructing roads, bridges and culverts, noting that the projects would open up rural areas for development to flourish.

Boko Haram terrorists destroy N1.9trn properties in Borno – official

The Borno Government on Tuesday said about 1 million houses and public structures were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in the 27 local government areas of the state.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.