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FG Declares Monday Public Holiday To Mark Democracy Day

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (Rtd), while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerians for witnessing yet another Democracy Day, which marks the second year anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government. Gen. Dambazau assures Nigerians of the government’s continued efforts towards security, revitalizing the economy and tackling corruption, which are the three …

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Police Intensify Search For School Children Abducted In Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command says it has intensified search for six students abducted at Igbonla Model School, near Epe, Lagos. In a statement, the police said Fatai Owoseni, the Police Commissioner, had raised a team to rescue the students and apprehend the suspects. The students were abducted at around 5 a.m. on Thursday by unknown gunmen, who arrived through …

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Nigeria Police To Recruit 35,000 Officers

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, Alhaji Haliru Jika, has said the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) will soon recruit an additional 35,000 rank and file. Jika disclosed this while answering questions from newsmen in Bauchi on Friday. “We’ve just concluded the recruitment of 10, 000 police men and women of the Nigeria police Force in the country and …

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Aluu Four: Court Fixes July 27 For Judgment

Justice Letan Nyordee of the Rivers State High court has fixed July 27 for judgment on the murder case of the four University of Port-Harcourt students, popularly called Aluu four. The court fixed the date after all the lawyers in the matter adopted their written addresses before the court. Seven accused persons are now standing trial in the matter, while …

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General electric spearheads a digital transformation with the GE East Africa Digital Roadshow.

Investment in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is expected to top $60 trillion during the next 15 years. And by 2020, over 50 billion assets will connect to the Internet. General Electric (www.GE.com), the world’s premier Digital industrial company is paving the way for industrial digital transformation in Kenya with the GE East Africa Roadshow which was held at …

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CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers United Return To Reckoning

Nigeria’s lone survivor in the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup inter club competition, Rivers United have returned to reckoning after recording a 1-0 win over Moroccan club, Faith Union de Sportive (FUS) on Wednesday. Emeka Atuloma scored the game’s decisive goal, 19 minutes from the end; turning home Zoumana Doumbia’s free kick with the FUS defense failing to clear their lines, …

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Senate Passes Petroleum Industry Bill

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, the long-awaited legislation that promises broad reforms to the nation’s oil and gas industry. The report on the bill, produced by the Senate joint committee on gas, petroleum (downstream) and petroleum (upstream), was presented on Thursday by Donald Alasoadura, APC-Ondo. After a clause-by-clause consideration, with few amendments, the Senate approved …

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FG Approves Closure Of Five Foreign Missions

The Federal Government has approved the closure of five foreign missions and embassies, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama said. Onyeama told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. The minister, who did not mention the embassies or missions, said the process for closure was underway and was also subject to the approval of the president. “We do not want to …

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Ebola: FG, Lagos Want Kenya Airways Sanctioned Over Flown Dead Body

For conveying dead body from Ebola infested Democratic Republic of Congo to Nigeria without approval from the necessary agencies, the Federal and Lagos State Governments are seeking sanction for Kenya Airways. Though the corpse flown in from DRC has tested negative to the deadly Ebola virus, Lagos Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris at a joint news conference on Thursday …

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Osinbajo warns MDAs Against Rejecting Corps Members

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has warned government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to desist from rejecting corps members posted to them for primary assignment. Osinbajo gave the warning during the Swearing-In Ceremony of the 2017 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch ‘A’ Stream I corps members at the Permanent Orientation Camp at Kubwa, Abuja, on Thursday. The acting president …

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