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Benin Republic Frustrating FG’s Plan To Stop Rice Smuggling —Minister

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has decried the abuse of the Economic Community of West African States protocol, which allows neighboring states to bring in rice into Nigeria. Lokpobiri said this while receiving the new country manager of the International Fund for Agricultural …

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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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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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