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Fire Outbreak At The Lagos International Airport

Firefighters attached to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) responded swiftly and were able to extinguish the fire before any damage was done.
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Another Ambassadorial Nominee Opts Out

Former Gubernatorial candidate in Katsina state, Usman Bugaje said his hands are full at the moment and he has decided to stay at home.

Bukola Saraki Loses Appeal To Halt CCT Trial

Information reaching Concise News has it that the appeal court has dismissed Senate President Bukola Saraki appeal challenging his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

2017 Budget Ready For FEC Approval

According to Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, the budget is at an advanced stage. The Federal Executive Council has also approved funds for the Social Investment Programme, as well as the construction of two power projects.
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Ekpo Nta Not Sacked -ICPC

Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said Ekpo Nta is still Chairman despite widespread reports that he has been asked to proceed on a compulsory leave

Presidency Replies Jonathan Over Dasuki Comments

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said former president should allow the courts to decide if the ex-NSA is guilty or not.
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ICPC Boss, Ekpo Nta Sacked

The ICPC boss has been asked to go on compulsory leave starting October 26. No reason was given but it is suspected to be as a result of his handling of corruption cases against former governors.

Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks N180b To Fund Amnesty, NYSC

In order to aid the financing of key projects, the president has requested the National Assembly to ratify virement of N180 billion from N500 billion appropriated for the Special Intervention Programme.

Dasukigate: I Don’t Believe Dasuki Stole $2.2bn – GEJ

Former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has argued that the $2.2bn fraud allegations against his former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, by the EFCC is false.

Femi Fani-Kayode Slumped In EFCC Custody – Aide

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Director of Media and Publicity, campaign committee of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and former aviation minister, was reported to have slumped in EFCC's custody on Saturday, a day after he was re-arrested by the anti-graft agency.

Eurozone Approves 2.8bn Euros Bailout Funds For Greece

Eurozone officials announced Tuesday that they have approved 2.8 billion euros for Greece. This third bailout adds up to 31.7 billion euros the sum total of what Greece has received out of the of the 86-billion-euro bailout granted it in July 2015.

Nigeria Back To Polio-endemic Status

Minister of Health, Professor Adewole bemoans Nigeria's failure to get WHO polio-free certification but said government is intensifying efforts to eradicate the virus.

Bomb Attack Kills 12 In Kenya

Police in Kenya say 12 people have been killed following a bomb attack on a guest house in the country's north-east region.
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Recession: Dangote Group Fires 48 Employees

Apparently hit by the prevailing economic situation in the country, Dangote group of companies has sacked 48 of its staff. A statement signed by Aliko Dangote says the company needed to cut down costs, hence the sack.
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President Buhari In A Closed-door Meeting With APC Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with All Progressives Congress (APC) governors behind closed doors in his office at Aso Villa, Abuja.

FG Seeks $1bn AfDB Loan For 2016 Budget

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo-Udoma called on the team of AfDB to help intensify efforts of government to steer the country out of recession.

Lagos Govt Arraigns Kidnappers Of Monarch

The Lagos State Attorney-General disclosed that the suspects would be arraigned on eight-count charges relating to kidnapping of the monarch, murder of the palace security guard, and a commercial motorcycle rider.

Video: Dangote Refinery To Start Production In 2019

President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has revealed that his 600,000-barrel-per-day capacity refinery is eight times the size of Victoria Island and will start producing by first quarter of 2019.
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Militant Group Threatens Oil-Firms Over Pipelines

The group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM said Oil firms should not re-open the Trans-Forcados pipeline in Delta state. It also rejected the proposed dialogue with the Federal Government, calling participants "impersonators".

Security: FG Promises More Support For Military

The defence minister noted that regardless of Nigeria's declining revenue, the military will not lack assistance in its ongoing operations in the North-East and Niger Delta regions of the country.
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