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Rio Olympics: Buhari rules out jamboree trip for govt officials

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President Muhammadu Buhari has given a standing order to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to ensure that no government official and members of the National Assembly embark on a jamboree trip to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on the account of the government.

Afenifere, Ezeife tackle Osinbajo for opposing Nigeria’s restructuring

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  Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday carpeted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), for his criticisms of the calls for the restructuring of Nigeria, saying Osinbajo missed the point. Osinbajo had said on Sunday that the call for the restructuring of Nigeria was not sensible as it would not make any difference in the country.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT EACH STATE GETS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?

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See Federal Allocation to Each State In April 2016:

Southern groups knock Buhari’s pro-North security appointments

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  President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire by Southern groups over what they described as “lopsided” appointments of heads of the various security agencies in the country. They said the pattern of the appointments by the President did not reflect federal character and the diversity nature of the country.

Sokoto Increases Corps Members’ Allowance To N15,000

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NYSC  Members Governor Aminu WaziriTambuwal, of Sokoto State has assured corps members of increment in their state monthly allowance, in appreciation of the monumental contributions of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Tambuwal, who spoke at

June 12: Abiola’s family demands presidential entitlements

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   The family of the late Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, has called on the Federal Government to declare him the winner and pay presidential entitlements to his family. The request was made on Sunday by the head of the family, Muritala Abiola, at the

Babangida returns to Nigeria after death rumours

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Former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, has returned to Nigeria from a three-week trip to Germany for medical treatment. Mr. Babangida arrived Minna Airport on Friday at about 3:30pm. Rumour of his death was awash in the social media last week before it was refuted by his son,

‎FG explains why it can’t stop non-Nigerian herdsmen

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The Federal Government, yesterday, gave the ECOWAS Transhumance Protocol as a reason why non-citizens of Nigeria are still allowed to graze their cattle across the country. It has been established that many herdsmen who are involved in clashes in Nigerian villages were not

Judge In Cases Against Nyako, Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others Dies

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Justice Steven Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja The number of judges of the Federal High Court dropped by one Wednesday with the death of Justice Steven Evoh Chukwu of the court’s Abuja division. The judge, who was said to have died early Wednesday in an hospital in Garki, Abuja, had been

FG Commences Recruitment Of 500,000 Unemployed Graduates For Teaching Jobs

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In what is the first roll-out of its N500b social investment programmes, the Buhari presidency will start taking applications online for positions in the 500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme, through an internet portal named npower.gov.ng. While the portal would be live on Saturday June 11, applications are expected to start coming in on June 12, the beginning of next week. Young unemployed Nigerians are advised to visit the

Buhari Plans To Islamise Nigeria

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President Muhammed Buhari has been accused of trying to islamise Nigeria through the adoption of policies that negate the secular nature of the country Some Nigerians have raised concerns that there is an attempt by the present administration to Islamize Nigeria in violation of the secular nature of the country. These concerns were recently expressed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) which alleged

Deploy Recovered Funds To Critical Infrastructure, NLC Tells FG

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commended the federal government for rendering a transparent account of the recoveries it has made of looted funds. The congress in a statement by its president, Ayuba Wabba however urged the government to ensure 

Christian groups call for rule of law in anti-corruption war

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National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF                 Some Christian organisations led by a senior Nigerian lawyer, Solomon Asemota, have called on the Federal Government to abide by the rule of law in the ongoing war against corruption. Mr. Asemota, who chairs the National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, while speaking with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja, said although the war against corruption was a necessary and welcomed development, the attitude of government agencies towards the fight was worrisome.

Gov Wike Promises Safety Ahead President Buhari’s Visit To Rivers State

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Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has described the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari for the launch of the Ogoni cleanup programme as historic. Speaking during a state-wide broadcast on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Wike said that the visit was

President Buhari No Longer Going To Ogoni Land Today

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According to Sahara Reporters, President Buhari will not be attending the flag-off exercise for the cleanup of Ogoni land in Rivers state which is slated for today June 2nd. VP Yemi Osinbajo

Abuja: Suffering in the midst of affluence

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Asokoro is one of the biggest cities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT); a highbrow area said to be exclusively preserved for the rich, with sophisticated, state-of-the-art buildings and beautifully laid-out streets; a secure, organized and clean environment.

DIVINE INTERVENTION: Gov Ortom Holds Prayer Over Unpaid Salaries

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There was  confusion yesterday  when Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, cried profusely during a fasting and prayer galore to dedicate the state to God, saying the agrarian state was facing numerous unsettled challenges and appealed for deliverance.

SALARY ARREARS: 2 Delta Council Workers Slump, Die On Duty

Foll owing unpaid ten months’ salary, two local government’s  staff in Delta State have allegedly slumped and died while on duty. Reports said that the victims were staff of Ukwani local government area of the state. It was gathered that one of the victims, a 52- year-old man (name withheld)  came to work last

President Buhari will visit Ogoni land on June 2 to flag-off clean-up of oil spills

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President Muhammadu Buhari will launch the Ogoni land clean-up on June 2, a statement has said. This is contained in a statement issued by Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, Head of Corporate Affairs unit, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Port Harcourt on Monday.
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Senator representing Bayelsa east senatorial district, Ben Murray Bruce on Tuesday lamented over the ill-treatment from the Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), who he allegedly accused of barring him from exchanging pleasantries with President Muhammadu Buhari. According to tweets from Bruce’s official Twitter handle, the incident was reported to have occurred