Nigeria

‘No Lagos street barricades lock before 12am’

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday insisted that it would deal with residents’ associations, which failed to comply with the directive of keeping their streets’ gate open except between 12am and 5am. The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami, said this at a meeting with community development associations and other stakeholders in […]

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CBN extends registration for Nigerians abroad on BVN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) , has extended the Bank Verification Number , (BVN), registration exercise for Nigerian Banks’ Customers leaving outside thev country  to June 30, 2016. According to a circular posted on the banks’ website, Thursday, the decision to extend the deadline which was initially January 31, was as result of low […]

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S’Court delivers judgement on Saraki’s asset declaration case Friday

The Supreme Court will on Friday pass its judgment on the case before it challenging the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal over charges bordering on alleged false assets declaration. A seven-man bench led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, had towards the end […]

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Mrs. Ambode’s calls for cancer prevention measures

WIFE of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has called on Nigerians to engage in physical activities and go for regular cancer screening. According to her, the measures will not only help to prevent certain forms of cancer, but also help in the early detection of the disease, as well as ensuring outright cure […]

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we’ll introduce stun guns to replace firearms – Arase

INSPECTOR General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase has said that stun guns will soon be introduced as part of efforts to reduce casualties associated with misuse of firearms by police officers. He added that the police management was considering swapping officers, who have stayed more than three months in the Northeast to avoid deterioration of […]

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‘Nigerians won’t ache under Buhari,’ says Osinbajo

NIGERIA Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said the masses in the country will not suffer under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. He said this on Wednesday at Ota, in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, during a brief reception held for him by the state government in continuation of the 40th anniversary of the […]

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2016 Budget: Nigeria House of Assembly to pass Budget by Feb. 25

NIGERIA National Assembly is expected to pass the 2016 Appropriation Bill on February 25. The House of Representatives also said on Wednesday that the N6.07tn proposed by the executive as the total size of the budget would be retained and passed. According to Punchng, The Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, said in […]

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$3.9bn Fine: MTN hires top U.S. lawyer to challenge fine

TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant MTN has hired a former United States Attorney General Eric Holder to help challenge the $3.9 billion fine imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for failing to disconnect unregistered users, the Financial Times reported yesterday. Citing people familiar with the situation, the newspaper said Holder, the immediate past U.S. top law officer, […]

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Pres. Buhari commends Jonathan at EU parliament’s plenary Session

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commended his predecessor, President Goodluck Jonathan for relinquishing power after losing the 2015 general election which ensured that Nigeria remained peaceful despite predictions of tension before the elections. The president lauded Jonathan while speaking at the European Union parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, France on Wednesday, February 3 while further stating that […]

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Amnesty International asks Pres. Buhari to probe military war crimes

AS President Muhammadu Buhari prepare to visit the United Kingdom on Thursday, the Amnesty International has urged British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron, to prevail on him to stop side-stepping justice and commence independent investigations into war crimes and possible crimes against humanity by the Nigerian military. President Buhari will be visiting the UK, to […]

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Elumelu lauds US Congress’s passage of ‘Electrify Africa Act’

Chairman, Heirs Holdings, UBA Plc and Founder Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony Elumelu has lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for the passage of the “Electrify Africa Act,” which took nearly three years before passage. The Electrify Africa Act creates a framework for a major public-private partnership between the United States and sub-Saharan African countries […]

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Buhari assures European Union on human rights protection

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France, assured the European Union that his administration was doing its utmost best to protect the fundamental human rights of persons in the theatre of operations against Boko Haram. Addressing a special session of the parliament, President Buhari saidhis government shared the EU’s commitment to peace and security, […]

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