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North Not Against Restructuring – Yakasai

The north is not against restructuring as some people want the world to believe, an elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has said. The former Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters to ex-President Shehu Shagari, spoke on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily monitored in Abuja on Monday. He said what the north is asking for is the blueprint on the restructuring. He said: ...

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Biafra: What Will Happen To Abaribe, Others If Kanu Fails To Appear In Court – Presidency

The Presidency has said sureties for leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu risk imprisonment if he fails to appear in court on adjourned date. Following a ruling by the Federal High Court in Abuja granting Kanu bail on April 25, Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, signed the bond for release of the IPOB ...

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Catholic Groups Oppose NGO Bill

.Accuse Sponsor Of Subtly Promoting Islam A Christian group has criticized the Non-Governmental Organization Bill seeking to regulate the affairs of NGOs in the country. The bill — titled, “A Bill for an Act to provide for the Establishment of a Non-Governmental Organization Regulatory Commission for the Supervision, Coordination and Monitoring of Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, etc. in Nigeria ...

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Buhari Congratulates Germany’s Merkel On Electoral Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined world leaders in congratulating German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her victory at the polls. Mr. Buhari felicitated with the German Chancellor’s party for producing leadership for the country for over 12 years, and winning another opportunity to sustain the legacy of good work. According to Femi Adesina, President Buhari recalled his interactions with Chancellor Merkel ...

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Ten Persons Arrested After IDPs Protest

At least 10 people were arrested after thousands of people uprooted from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgency protested in northeast Nigeria, march organizers said Monday. Some 3,000 people from the Dalori camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) on the outskirts of Maiduguri took to the streets on Sunday, demanding improved conditions. They also called for permission to return ...

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Stakeholders Endorse SNEPCo’s Global Nigeria Forum

– Public and private sector players in the Nigerian oil and gas industry have described the annual Global Nigeria Forum (GNF) as a model worthy of emulation by the country’s local content regulator. They spoke at the fourth edition of the forum held in Aberdeen, Scotland on September 9 with the theme: Enabling Competitive Local Content Through Sustainable Partnerships. The ...

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USA Says IPOB Not Terrorists

United States government has said that it does not see Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organization. While the Federal Government of Nigeria has proscribed IPOB and labeled it a terrorist organization, the US government, however, said it does not see IPOB as a terrorist organization. It said, although US is strongly in support of a peaceful resolution ...

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Maiduguri IDPs Want Return To Bama

Bama Initiative for Human Development staged a peaceful demonstration in Maiduguri on Sunday, demanding the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their respective communities in Bama. The group’s Chairman, Alhaji Muhammad Hassan, said that the IDPs would want to return and continue their normal activities in view of the prevailing peace in the state. Hassan noted that about 70 ...

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Osinbajo Explains Nigeria’s Irregular Power Supply

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the problem of irregular power supply in Nigeria is caused by inaccurate billing system resulting from insufficient metering machines. Osinbajo made the remarks on Saturday in Onna local government area of Akwa Ibom while inaugurating an Electric Metering Factory as part of activities marking the 30th anniversary of Akwa Ibom creation. The vice ...

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Tinubu Makes Case For True Federalism

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday spoke on vexed national issues, restating that true federalism will correct the country’s power imbalance. “The imbalance between the roles of the federal and state governments lies at the root of our difficulties. We need to re-balance the duties of the federal and state governments. The quest to correct the ...

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