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Aso Rock Clinic Misses 2017 Capital Allocation

Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal Arabi, said this in a statement issued on Sunday. Arabi said this could be verified from the Ministries of Finance and Budget and National Planning. “The attention of the presidency has been drawn to recent media reports suggesting that the State House Medical Centre had received N11.01billion as appropriation for the period 2015-2017. ...

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Nigeria Plans Return To UN Human Rights Council

Nigeria has launched a bid for re-election into the UN Human Rights Council, UNHRC, in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term at an election scheduled for Monday at the UN Headquarters, New York. Audu Kadiri, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva, stated this in New York at a reception/party to launch ...

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National Jackpot Rollover Hit ₦32m

The National Jackpot rollover prize has increased to 32million Naira from 31.5million Naira of Week 16 Jackpot prize. A record-breaking National Jackpot prize of 31.5 Million is yet to be won, meaning players and punters could scoop more than 32Million in this Sunday’s rollover. In the tradition and rules of the National Jackpot, the prize will keep increasing until a ...

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Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval For $5.5bn Foreign Loans

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate approval for $5.5bn external borrowings. The President’s request was contained in a letter to both chambers of the National Assembly and read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at Tuesday’s plenary. The letter reads: “Accordingly, the Senate is requested to kindly approve the following external borrowings: Issuance of $2.5billion in International Capital Market ...

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ISIS Didn’t Kill 30 Soldiers In North East – Army

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday dismissed as “falsehood” the reported killing of 30 troops by Islamic State (ISIS) in the North East. Reports had said ISIS ambushed and killed 30 Nigerian troops on Friday in the North East. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, said in a statement in Maiduguri that ...

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No Monkey Pox In Ogun – Govt

Ogun State government said on Tuesday there is no case of monkey pox in the state and described as shocking a report credited to Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), listing the state as one of the states affected by the disease. The state Commissioner for Health, Babatunde Ipaye, told journalists in Abeokuta there is no case of monkey pox ...

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Kachikwu, Baru Meet, Discuss Opportunities In Petroleum Industry

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, Tuesday, put aside their differences and discussed opportunities in the Nigerian petroleum industry and ways to grow the sector. The duo met at the ongoing Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, at the Energy Policy Committee ...

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Prosecution’s Absence Stalls Nnamdi Kanu’s Suit At ECOWAS Court

Hearing of the case of alleged fundamental rights violation brought before the ECOWAS Court of Justice by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was on Tuesday stalled following the absence of the respondent’s counsel in court. The lead counsel to the Nigerian government, Dayo Akpata, was reportedly having a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and ...

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Reps Summon Health Minister Over Outbreak Of Monkey Pox

The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to explain the measures taken by the Federal Government to tackle the outbreak and spread of the Monkey pox virus, aside containing other viruses. The invitation followed a motion moved by Rep. Diri Douye (Bayelsa-PDP) under matters of privilege. Moving the motion, Douye expressed concern over the ...

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FG Explains Why Exported Yams Were Rotten

THE Federal Government on Tuesday explained why exported yams were rotten, which was due to long distance before arriving its destination in the United States of America, USA. This was disclosed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, during a sensitization walk to mark the 2017 World Food Day. Ogbeh said the government and exporters would ...

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