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2018 Budget: Stop Playing To Gallery; Melaye To Buhari

.Says NASS Is Not A Department Of The Presidency CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Dino Melaye, APC, Kogi West, Thursday took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that he should stop playing to the gallery and milking the naivety of the masses on the issue. Melaye in his reaction to President Buhari’ s lamentation ...

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Police, Shiites Clash In Kaduna

Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, clashed with police operatives as the security men tried to disperse them at the popular Ahmadu Bello Way in Kaduna, which they had blocked to protest the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzak. Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Mukhtar, an Assistant Superintendent of Police claimed that armed members of the ...

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NNPC Signs $3bn Oil, Gas Development Deal- Baru

Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru said the corporation had signed over three billion dollars oil and gas development deal to ensure development in the sector. Baru said this while speaking on investment in the Oil and Gas Industry at the ongoing 7th OPEC International Seminar on Thursday in Vienna, Austria. He said that the ...

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Four Reported Killed As Armed Men Storm Plateau Community

Four persons were reportedly killed and ten others missing in a Wednesday night attack on Gashes district, Barkinladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. Two residents, Chuwang Moses and Yohana Samson, in separate interviews also told PREMIUM TIMES that many other residents ran into a nearby bush during the attack. Some of those who escaped were yet to be seen ...

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Egypt To Open Defense Office In Abuja — Envoy

The Egyptian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Wael-Adel Nadir, says the country has concluded plans to open a defense office in Abuja. Nadir made the disclosure when he paid a courtesy visit to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olukunle Bamgbose on Thursday in Abuja. The envoy said the establishment of the office, which was approved by ...

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FG Tightens Airport Security Amid Fears Of ISIS Attacks

The federal government has intensified stricter passenger screening and other tougher security measures for all commercial flights earlier this month, following threats of renewed attacks linked to the deadly Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Although no imminent threats were immediately identified by federal authorities, the reported influx of ISIS fighters displaced from Iraq, Syria and other Middle East ...

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Military Says SPDC Flow Station In Bayelsa Not Under Attack

The Joint Military Force on Tuesday described as false, a report that three soldiers and a suspected pirate died in a shootout at an oil flow station in Bayelsa at the weekend. Major Abdullahi Ibrahim, spokesman for the force “Operation Delta Safe’’ told newsmen in Yenagoa that the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC’s) Tunu Flow Station, where the alleged attack ...

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$500m Abacha Loot: Malami Confirms Receipt Of $370m From Swiss Govt

.As FG Meets US, UK, Jersey Officials In London The Federal Government has met with top officials of the United Kingdom, United States of America and Jersey to work out the final modalities for drawing down $500 million Abacha loot frozen by the American government. The meeting, which was held at Nigerian High Commission in London, was attended by Attorney-General ...

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Buhari To Sign 2018 Budget Wednesday — Presidency

The Presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2018 budget into law on Wednesday. The confirmation was contained in a tweet by Aso Rock handle stating that Mr Buhari will sign the budget at 12 noon. “President @MBuhari will sign the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law tomorrow Wednesday June 20, 2018, at noon (12pm),” it said. The ...

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TCN: Power Generation, Supply Return To Normalcy In Two Days

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Tuesday said that electricity generation and supply in Nigeria could return to the levels they were before gas supply to about six generation companies (Gencos) was cut off some four days ago. On Sunday, TCN disclosed that the total volume of electricity generated and distributed across homes and offices in Nigeria had gone ...

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