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Buhari Signs Agreements To Strengthen Anti-Graft War

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed nine international agreements, some of which are meant to reinvigorate the anti-corruption war of government. Performing the ceremony for Nigeria’s ratification of the agreements at the First Lady Wing of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, he said it was an important milestone in the demonstration of the country’s sovereign capacity to fulfill its international obligations. ...

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Nigeria Donates $2m Cash, Relief Materials To Sierra Leone

NIGERIA has donated cash, food, medical supplies and other relief materials worth $2 million to victims of the mudslide in Sierra Leone. A statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sarah Sanda, said the items donated include $1 million cash, as well as 315 metric tonnes of assorted food and other relief items and over ...

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Buhari To Discuss Restructuring, Paris Club Refund With Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow discuss the use of Paris Club refund by states amd the growing clamour for restructuring of the country with governors at a meeting at Aso Villa, it was learnt yesterday. Sources said the meeting was called at the President’s instance. He is also said to be overwhelmed by the support shown to him by governors ...

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AGF accuses Magu, EFCC leadership of frustrating Nigeria’s return to Egmont Group

THE battle of suspicion between Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu blew into open yesterday. The AGF came down hard on Magu and the EFCC leadership, alleging in a statement issued in Abuja that Magu and the EFCC leadership had “manipulated and misused ...

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120 UTME Cut-Off Mark Will Encourage Indolence – NANS

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the recent downward review of cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions. The President of NANS, Mr Chinonso Obasi in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that such downward review of cut-off marks would encourage indolence among candidates. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had at a stakeholders’ meeting ...

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Nigeria To Buy Military Fighters Jet From Russia

Nigeria is considering purchasing Russian military equipment and is particularly interested in MiG fighters, Yak-130 aircraft, artillery equipment and armored vehicles, Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali on Thursday said, “The Russian equipment that could be of our interest are MiG fighters and some artillery equipment. “We are here [at International Army Games-2017] to have a look. We have identified some items, ...

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Court Remands Police Officer Over Escape Of Child Killer In Rivers

A Chief Magistrate court in Port Harcourt has ordered that Investigative Police Officer, IPO, Sergeant Johnbosco Okoroinze who allegedly aided the escape of Ifeanyi Dike, the twenty three year old child-killer be remanded in the Port Harcourt Prison. Sergeant Johnbosco was slammed with two count charge of aiding and abetting and perverting the will of Justice. Chief Magistrate, Andrew Jaja ...

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Buhari Orders Service Chiefs To tackle IPOB’s Secret Army, Boko Haram, Others

Chief of Defense Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, has revealed that the issues of the alleged Secret Service of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Boko Haram menace and the various security threats plaguing the country were among what was discussed at the closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs. He said President Buhari has given some directives including ...

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Boko Haram: Children Suicide Bombers Increase Fourfold In 2017 — UNICEF

The use of children as human bombs in the north-eastern part of Nigeria has increased fourfold this year over the number for last year, a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has revealed. The report, published on Monday, also revealed that most of the children used for the cruel acts are girls. According to the report, 83 ...

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Eld-el-Kabir: Lagos To Commence Sales Of Lake Rice On Thursday

In preparation for the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebration, the Lagos Government is commencing sales of lake rice on Thursday, August 24 in various centres across the state. The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon Oluwatoyin Suarau, who disclosed in his office in Alausa Ikeja, states that the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode has approved some centers for the distribution and ...

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