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FG, States, LGs Share N812.8bn In November

A total of N812.762 billion has been distributed as Federal Allocation for the month of November 2018 between the Federal, States and Local Government Councils. The communiqué issued by the Technical Sub-Committee of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of its December meeting, in Abuja, indicated that …

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ASUU Strike: INEC Alleges 2019 Elections Under Threat

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has decried the lingering strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, describing it as a threat to its preparations for the conduct of the 2019 general elections. Speaking at a one-day workshop on Gender Sensitive Reporting of Elections on Thursday …

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Buhari Commissions 15m Capacity Terminal At Abuja Airport

.Says $69.3m Required To Complete Projects President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the new Terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The new terminal designed to handle 15 million passengers in a year is the second in the series of airport terminals commissioned from the projects funded by the …

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Troops Arrest Two Female Suicide Bombers In Borno

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have apprehended two female suicide bombers at Mushemiri village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno. The army said in a Twitter post that a suspected suicide bomber and her accomplice were arrested on Wednesday night while attempting to infiltrate the 222 Battalion defensive locations. …

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Senate Adjourns Till January 16

Nigerian Senate has adjourned its plenary till January 16, 2019. The motion for adjournment was moved by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, after Thursday’s plenary. While moving the motion, Mr Lawan thanked opposition colleagues, staff of the National Assembly, journalists and others ‘who made 2018 successful’. The motion was seconded …

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Naval Sentenced 3 To Jail For ‘Stealing’ Tompolo’s Property

The Nigeria Navy has dismissed three junior officers who stole items belonging to former ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, during an operation at Mieka jetty in Warri, Delta State. Those discharged from service as announced by the Nigerian Navy on Thursday are Ekong Samuel, Elijah Igbuda Sagwada, …

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Georgia’s first female president sworn in

Georgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls. The inauguration paved the way for a new constitution to come into force, transforming the country into a parliamentary republic with a largely ceremonial …

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Lagos Commissioner Resigns From APC, Declares Support For Agbaje

The Lagos state Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olawale Oluwo, has announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Jimi Agbaje. Oluwo made the announcement in a resignation letter dated December 3 and addressed …

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Air Peace passes test for int’l operations

Air Peace fleet Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has successfully performed partial emergency evacuation and ditching demonstrations as part of the safety tests for the operation of its Boeing 777 aircraft. Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos on Monday. Iwarah said the …

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