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All Set For Launch Of NEPAD’s 5% Initiative For Infrastructure Financing In Africa

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) (www.NEPAD.org) – African Union’s economic development programme gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market today, 18th September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda campaign. The launch took place five years after a January 2012 African Union Summit adopted the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) which ...

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IPOB Using Fake Videos To Hoodwink International Community – FG

The Federal Government on Monday in Lagos accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of using fake videos of mass killings, to mislead the international community and win their support. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated this when he addressed Online Publishers, said that the fake videos were harvested from other parts of Africa and ...

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Operation Python Dance Not Targeted At Any Individual -Army

`Operation Python Dance`(Egwu Eke 2), being conducted in Ebonyi is aimed at combating identified security challenges in the South-East zone and not targeted at any individual, the Nigerian Army has clarified. Col. Sagir Musa, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, made the clarification on Monday in Abakaliki. He said that the exercise, which began ...

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GenCos To NERC: Add Stranded 2,000MW To Capacity

The electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) on Monday urged the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to classify the stranded 2,000Mega Watts as part of the available generation capacity in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). The commission, according to its presentation on the review of the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) methodology by Senior Manager, Market and Rate, Abbah Tera, takes generation ...

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Military Begins Gradual Withdrawal From Aba

The Nigerian Army has commenced gradual withdrawal of its men stationed at various checkpoints in Aba after the recent clash with protesting members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that on Sunday, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu told newsmen in Umuahia that the military on Operation Python Dance II had withdrawn from the state. ...

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Five Northern Governors Depart For South-East, South-south On Peace Mission

Five Northern governors on Monday departed for the South-east and South-south on a two-day visit to douse tension and promote peace and dialogue among all sections of Nigeria. According to a statement by the spokesperson of the governor of Sokoto State, Imam Imam, the team is being led by the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Borno ...

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15 Killed In Suspected Boko Haram Attack In Borno

At least 15 people have been killed in a bombing attack, bearing the hallmark of the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group, in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno. The Monday attack targeted an aid distribution point in Konduga area, about 40 kilometers from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. “(It) killed 15 people and left 43 others injured,” said a ...

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Army To Withdraw Troops From Aba, Umuahia

 Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia said on Thursday that soldiers would be withdrawn from the streets of Umuahia, the state capital, and Aba, its commercial nerve centre, by Friday. Ikpeazu made this known at Government House, Umuahia, while reacting to the security situation in the state. He said that the situation in the past few days, which led to the ...

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Independence Celebration: No Cause For Alarm- IG

With two weeks to independence anniversary, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday maintained that there is no tension in the country. But he said efforts are on to quell the little tension in the South East. He spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said ...

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Remaining Chibok Girls To Be Released Soon – FG

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, said on Thursday the remaining Chibok girls that are still in Boko Haram captivity would be released soon. Alhassan stated this at the farewell dinner organized by the ministry in honor of the 106 released school girls after about eight months rehabilitation period in Abuja. She said the Federal Government ...

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