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EFCC Arraigns Fani-Kayode Today Over $2.1bn Arms Scam
The former minister is facing five counts for allegedly receiving N26m from the Office of the National Security Adviser during the immediate past administration.
Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit World Economy – Dr. Christwealth
Dr. Kola Christwealth, a Nigerian-born businessman and politician, has calmed down nerves with his declaration that Trump's presidency will benefit all economically.
US Election Update: Donald Trump Elected American President
Republican candidate Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House. Trump polled more than the minimum 270 electoral college votes required to win the battle for the White House.
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Dangote’s New Projects To Create 250,000 Jobs
The conglomerate said the new projects spanning agriculture, sugar, oil refinery and fertilisers will encourage self-sufficiency in food production and reduce capital flight from the country.
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Federal Government Re-arraigns IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu
The Federal Government re-arraigned Kanu, and three others on an amended 11-count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony and publication of defamatory matter.
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Niger-Delta Militants Destroy Oil Pipeline In Warri
Militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta region have bombed a state-run oil pipeline near the southern port city of Warri. Tuesday's attack is the second within a week, a community leader and army officer said.
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NNPC Dismisses Report Of Plan To Hike Pump Price As False
NNPC has described as false reports that it plans to hike the pump price of petrol. The corporation says adjustment of pump price from N141 to N145/L by it's filling stations is still within the approved price band.
U.S. Election: Clinton Edges Trump In Dixville Notch
Voters in New Hampshire hamlet, Dixville Notch, have voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Out of the votes cast, Clinton polled four, while Donald Trump got two votes.
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CCT Trial: Saraki Lied Over Lagos Property -Witness
Prosecution Witness, Michael Wetkas, said Saraki's claim that he bought a Lagos property with proceeds of sale of rice and sugar, was false. He said they were acquired with proceeds of loans he obtained from GTB.
Kachikwu Named Among 100 Most Influential Africans In 2017
NNPC Is Wrong On Pump Price Increase – Ibe Kachikwu
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, has blasted NNPC for its recent increment in pump price at its filling stations from N141 to N145 without following due process.
Army Rescues 85 Hostages, Uncovers IED Factory In Borno
They were rescued when troops of 7 Division conducted a 'decisive' clearance operation into the remnants of Boko Haram strategic town of Chukungudu in Borno north, bordering southern Lake Chad.
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Nigerians Spend $1bn On Medical Tourism – Expert
A neurosurgeon, Charles Ugwuanyi urged government to look at the reason why people go abroad for medical treatment and create similar opportunities in the country.
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Covenant University School Fees Has God’s Approval – Oyedepo
Dr. David Oyedepo, the Bishop of the Living Faith Church worldwide, owners of Covenant University, has issued a warning to those criticizing the school fees charged by the school.
Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Rescues Another Chibok Girl
According to the army, the girl was discovered while troops were screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout in Sambisa forest at about 6 am on Saturday.
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NJC Finally Asks Indicted Judges To Step Aside
The NJC declared after a two day emergency meeting in Abuja that the judges facing allegations of corruption should stop performing judicial functions until their cases are concluded.
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Reps Call Out Finance Minister, Others Over Bail-Out Funds
The Reps threatened to apply the full weight of the law on the three officials. It particularly singled out the D-G of the Debt Management Office for treating the issue of disbursement bail out funds with levity.
FIRS Boss Urges Nigerians To Prepare For VAT Increase
700,000 Nigerians Apply For 500 FIRS Jobs – FIRS Chairman
The Chairman of FIRS, Mr. Tunde Fowler, has said that the organisation received more than 700,000 applications from the recent job advert it placed.
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Rice: Nigeria To Begin Export By 2021 – FADAMA Consultant
An international consultant of the FADAMA III Additional Financing is confident that Nigeria would begin exportation of rice in the next five years. His confidence is tied to the feat recorded in Anambra State, south-east Nigeria.
New Private Universities
FG Approves 8 New Private Universities
The new varsities are located across Nigeria. Ministry of Education had submitted a memo for FEC's approval after NUC's recommendation. The varsities will also be mentored by older ones.
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Presidency Accepts Senate Decision On $29.9bn Loan
Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, said the presidency will not dispute the decision of the Senate, rather it would engage the issues raised.
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