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UK To Deport Nigerian Debtor Students

More than 100 Nigerian students on scholarship in the United Kingdom universities could be deported home as early as this week except their fees are settled immediately. The students are said to be sponsored by a regional agency and some of them are saddled with debts of up to £20,000. The name of the sponsor agency was not given in ...

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Pastor Adetomi Bows Out In Style

It was a weekend of great fun and felicitations for Pastor (Mrs) Modupe Abosede Adetomi, as she bowed out of the Lagos State teaching service on a day she marked her 60th birthday. It was a day of double joy and multiple festivities for the pastor in charge of Divine Counsel of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) at Ikotun, ...

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Buhari’s Bailout Funds To States Illegal – Tukur

Two-time ex-Chairman of Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Engr. Hamman Tukur has said that the bailout funds to State governments by the Buhari administration were illegal. Engr. Tukur who spoke to the Economic Confidential in his office in Kaduna queried the rationale for such disbursement, labeling it illegal. “Buhari gave out a lot of money to states recently ...

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Plateau Community Under Attack, Six Killed

A day after the Plateau State Governor imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Bassa Local Government Area, armed persons attacked a community in the area, killing at least six persons, the police have said. The curfew announced on Friday by Governor Simon Lalong who said it was necessary “to guarantee effective security operation toward protecting life and property.” However, ...

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Saraki Seeks Conference On North East, Boko Haram

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has called for an international conference on North East and Boko Haram threat in Nigeria. He made the call during General Debate at the 137 Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly on Sunday at St. Petersburg, Russia. Saraki, who lamented the havoc caused by insecurity in the region, said while Nigerian government was doing its ...

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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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