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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.
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.
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.
Minimum Wage
FG Dialogues With Labour Over N56,000 Minimum Wage
After five months delay in negotiations, the Federal government and Officials of the organised labour will meet today to discuss modalities over the proposed N56, 000 minimum wage.
Nigerians Commend Army For Buying 50,000 Aba Boots
A cross-section of Nigerians have commended the Nigerian Army’s purchase of 50,000 pairs of boots from local shoe manufacturers in Aba, Abia State.
The arrested Boko Haram supplier
Troops Nab Boko Haram Drugs, Fuel Suppliers In Bornu
Troops on patrol have arrested two suspected collaborators of Boko Haram terrorist on Sunday in Borno. The collaborators supply the terrorists with drugs, logistics and fuel.
Boko Haram: President Fires Defence Chief Over Killing Of 23 Soldiers
Boko Haram Kill Five Soldiers And Four Civilians In Borno
The Nigeria Army says suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed and killed five soldiers, three vigilantes and one Civilian JTF in Borno on Saturday.
My Administration Respected Freedom Of Speech -Jonathan
Former president Goodluck Jonathan who was at some point regarded as the most abused leader in the world said his administration gave freedom before and after speech.
President Buhari Condemns Missile Attack On Makkah
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed Nigeria’s solidarity with Saudi Arabia over the botched ballistic missile that Houthi millitias targeted at the holy city of Makkah.
Economist Advises FG To Create Special Bank For SMEs
A Nigerian economist has called on the Federal Government to create a special bank for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. This, he claims, will propel the SME sector of the economy.
nigerian army conforms return of some of the missing soldiers
Insurgency: Troops Thwart Suicide Bomb Attempt On IDP Camp
A statement by the Nigerian army says the troops killed a bomber while he was attempting to sneak through their inner parapet towards the IDP camp in Maiduguri on Sunday.
Youths Supply Fuel To Boko Haram In Borno, says NSCDC
The NSCDC said it had intercepted a reasonable quantity of fuel packaged in a carton of groundnut oil. The command said it was headed for Gamboru Ngala local government area in the state.
Military To Launch ‘Operation Accord’ Against Herdsmen
The Nigerian Military has announced that it will soon launch an operation code-named 'Accord' to tackle security challenges posed by violent herdsmen across the country, Concise News gathers.
Clinton Faces FBI Probe As Race Enters Final 10 Days
America's first female president hopeful, Hillary Clinton, embarks on the frenetic final 10 days of her campaign, despite renewed controversy over FBI probe.
Double Blasts Kill 9 Persons, Injure 24 In Maiduguri
The blasts occurred opposite the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons camp, and the NNPC fuel station along Damboa road. Nine persons have been confirmed dead, while 24 others are injured.
Recession Won’t Affect Christmas – Lai Mohammed
The minister gave Nigerians reason to hope for improvement especially in the approaching Christmas season, as he said the Federal Government will ensure increase in crude oil production to revamp the economy.
NNPC Vows To Maintain 10% Supply Of India Crude Demands
Nigeria Lost $7bn To Militancy, Vandals -NNPC
NNPC GMD, Dr Maikanti Baru said the crisis in the Niger-Delta has cost Nigeria $7bn. NNPC however plans to increase security of oil and gas assets to stem losses.
Chibok Girls: Released Girl’s Child Not For Boko Haram Member
Fresh reports reaching Concise News has it that one of the Chibok schoolgirls that came back with a child was already pregnant before she was abducted.
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