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Border closure: Cassava gaining more industrial relevance – association

Nigeria’s closure of its land borders will increase industrial use of cassava and other local agricultural produce, the National Cassava Processors and Marketers Association (NCAPMA) has said.

PENCOM: Most states not implementing Contributory Pension Scheme

Most states across the six geopolitical zones in the country are yet to fully implement the Federal Government’s Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), a report by the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) has revealed.
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

CharlyBoy: North not ready to vacate power in 2023

The Co-convener of Our Mumu Don Don Movement, Charles Oputa, popularly known as CharlyBoy, has claimed that the Northern extraction will not vacate power after President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in 2023.

South East group seeks IPAC’s support for 2023 presidential slot

A group, South-East for President 2023 Abuja chapter, has urged the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) to support the region’s quest to produce the next President of Nigeria.

Federal government pays N157.3 billion tax arrears to states

The Federal Government has paid the sum of N157.35bn Pay-As-You-Earn tax liabilities owed by Federal ministries, departments and agencies to states.
The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons

Border closure: Why federal government’s decision is in Nigeria’s best interest – stakeholders

In August this year, the Federal Government shut down the country’s land borders in a bid to check smuggling of goods, especially rice, light arms, automobiles and other contraband cargoes from neighbouring West African countries into the country. This, it said, was aimed at facilitating the growth of local investment in rice production as well as checking the consumption of unhealthy food products by the citizenry.
Senator Smart Adeyemi

Kogi guber: We’ll resist PDP rigging machine – Senator Adeyemi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will resist the rigging plans of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 state governorship election.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Federal government hails Edo governor on launch of social health insurance scheme

The Federal Government has commended the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for launching the Edo State Social Health Insurance Scheme, designed to make healthcare affordable and accessible to residents across the state.

Nigeria’s unity: Federal government needs to address perceived marginalisation – study

A new study has revealed that Nigerians still find it hard to cooperate and work with each other for the good of the nation.
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: Operation Crocodile Smile 4 to tackle militancy, oil bunkering, others

Nigerian Army, 63 Brigade, has said the 2019 Operation Crocodile Smile 4 will clampdown on militancy, oil bunkering and other illegal activities posing threats to security across Delta state.

Bank donates three security vans to Lagos traders

Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday donated three security vans worth millions of naira to traders in Lagos to boost security in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
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Lafarge Africa reports 173 percent profit in nine months

Lafarge Africa Plc, a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim, a regional dealer in building materials, on Monday announced over 173 per cent profit in its nine months of operations.

ASUU, National Assembly leadership meet today over payroll system controversy

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will on Monday (today) meet with the leadership of the National Assembly as part of its battle against the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
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APC big wigs’ u-turn on power rotation to South West vindicates me – official

The Adamawa State organising secretary of the APC, Ahmed Lawal, says he has been vindicated by formerly resistant APC leaders in the North finally accepting his push that the party select its next presidential candidate for the 2023 election from the South West.
Ms Lola Talabi Oni, a Technical Advisor for Bureau of Statistics, has said that Nigeria and Nigerians do not get value for monies invested in the healthcare sector.

Healthcare: Expert says Nigeria does not get value for investments

Ms Lola Talabi Oni, a Technical Advisor for Bureau of Statistics, has said that Nigeria and Nigerians do not get value for monies invested in the healthcare sector.

Operation Crocodile Smile: Nigerian military moves to rid South West of criminals

The Nigerian Armed Forces have commenced training of personnel of security agencies in preparation for a massive military manoeuvre tagged EXERCISE CROCODILE SMILE 4, intended to caste an iron shield cordon on the country against criminal elements.

Military launches Exercise Crocodile Smile IV to tackle criminalities in Southwest

The Nigerian Army, yesterday in Lagos, flagged off Operation Crocodile Smile IV, with a vow to smoke out kidnappers, pipeline vandals, crude oil thieves and other acts of criminalities both on water and land, in Lagos and Ogun States.
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Ohanaeze Ndigbo disowns Okechukwu Isiguzoro-led youth council

Apex Igbo sociocultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo has disowned the Okechukwu Isiguzoro led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council.

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Williams Troost-Ekong: I’m enjoying the competition in Super Eagles camp

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong says he is enjoying the competition in the Super Eagles camp, ahead of other challenges in his club.

Police recruitment: Court adjourns for PSC to respond to AGF’s application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till November 20 for the Police Service Commission to respond to the Attorney-General of the Federation’s counter-affidavit in a suit to stop the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers.
Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.

Moscow accuses US of ‘hunting’ Russians after Israel extradites suspect

Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.
Evo Morales, who resigned as Bolivia’s president Sunday after losing the support of the army and police, has said there is now a warrant for his arrest.

Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Kogi guber: APC accuses SDP candidate of faking attack on her

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, of faking the reported attack on her on Tuesday in Lokoja.