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Ex-Gov criticises FG's whistle-blower policy, advocates for social…

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The former Governor of Delta state, Emmanuel Uduaghan has criticised the whistle-blower policy of the Federal Government, saying it has given rise to blackmailers.

The former Governor also advocated for the free access to users of social media to be checked.

He said this on Tuesday, February, 21, 2017, while speaking at the 2017 annual lecture/press week of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).…

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South African court ruled against plans to withdraw from ICC

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South African court ruled against plans to withdraw from ICC

A South African court on Wednesday ruled the government’s plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court was “unconstitutional and invalid” as parliament had not been consulted.

“The cabinet decision to deliver the notice of withdrawal to the United Nations secretary general without prior parliamentary approval…

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APC denies being behind PDP's problems as it offers prayers for the…

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- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has prays that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) resolves its leadership crisis soon

- APC in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi said there was need for PDP to be vibrant to provide the critical opposition

- Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party had alleged that the APC instructed the police to prevent its members

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171 more Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya  

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No fewer than 171 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya yesterday aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-1NB.The  aircraft landed about 4.18pm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Another batch comprising 161 Nigerians, had earlier on Feb. 14 also voluntarily returned from the North African country where they had been stranded en-route Europe. The new set of returnees were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.

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Buhari's lawyer gave Justice Ademola N.5m during certificate saga -…

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ABUJA – A lead investigator with the Department of State Service, DSS, Mr. Babatunde Adepoju, on Tuesday, revealed before an Abuja High Court at Maitama, that a lawyer that represented President Muhammadu Buhari during his certificate saga, offered N500, 000 to Justice Adeniyi Ademola who is facing corruption charges.
President Muhammadu Buhari Adepoju testified as the sixteenth…

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N200b blown on special intervention in 2015, says Fed Govt

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N200b blown on special intervention in 2015, says Fed Govt

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Over N200 billion was “recklessly disbursed” as special intervention fund to few beneficiary institutions in 2015, the Federal Government has said.
Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Abdullahi Baffa said this at a briefing on Monday after meeting with Vice Chancellors, Reactors and Provost of all Public Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education

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Bitcoin soars above $1,100

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Bitcoin soars above $1,100

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Bitcoin has broken out to its best levels since the beginning of the year as overnight buying has the cryptocurrency higher by 4% at $1,101.70 per coin. 

Tuesday's advance marks bitcoin's eighth straight gain and has run action above the $1,100 mark for the first time since January 5. A move above $1,161.85 will have bitcoin trading at its best level…

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NNPC Explains Challenge in Remitting Export Supervision Scheme Fees

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NNPC Explains Challenge in Remitting Export Supervision Scheme Fees

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained why the Corporation owed N23.4billion in respect of Nigerian Export Supervision Scheme (NESS) fees chargeable on crude oil and gas exports since 2008.

NESS fees are payments due to Pre-shipment Inspection Agents and Monitoring and Evaluation Agents…

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FAAC: Federation records N65.14bn revenue boost

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FAAC: Federation records N65.14bn revenue boost

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Tuesday shared N465.1 billion which is N65.14 billion more than what the three tiers of government shared as revenue in January.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, said the N465.1 billion was

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NECO releases SSCE results, 60% pass English, Maths

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the release of the 2016 November/December senior school certificate examination (SSCE) results.

Charles Uwakwe, the registrar of the council, made this known on Tuesday while addressing journalists in Minna, saying that the results were released exactly 60 days after the examinations…

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CBN to commence weekly sale of forex to banks

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CBN to commence weekly sale of forex to banks.

In continuation of efforts to increase foreign exchange availability and ease difficulties encountered in obtaining funds for some invisible transactions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will commence sales of foreign exchange on weekly basis to banks classified into merchant banks, small banks, medium banks and big banks.

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Plane Crashes Into Mall In Australia, Killing Pilot And 4 Americans

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Smoke and flames rise after a Beechcraft plane crashed into a shopping center after it took off from Essendon Airport in suburban Melbourne, Australia.

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Five people were killed, including four U.S. citizens, when a plane crashed into a shopping complex in suburban Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday morning, according to police.

The Direct Factory Outlets mall…

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Uba defects to APC as PDP senate caucus kicks

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Uba defects to APC as PDP senate caucus kicks

The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Andy Uba on Tuesday formally defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on the floor of the Senate.

This was revealed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki who read Uba’s defection letter to the hearing of the senators.

Saraki said Uba was exploiting section 68(1)(G) which has been validly tested in the Supreme…

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Nigeria tests waters for possible broad naira devaluation

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ABUJA  – Nigeria effectively devalued the naira for private individuals on Monday, paving the way for a possible broader move despite stiff resistance from President Muhammadu Buhari.

With Buhari abroad for medical treatment and the country’s currency exchange system in chaos, the central bank said Nigerians wanting dollars for travel or to pay foreign school fees could buy dollars at nearly 2…

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Naira hits 520/dollar

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The naira tumbled to 520 against the United States dollar at the parallel market on Monday as scarcity of the greenback continued to keep the exchange rate in a free fall mode.

The naira had closed at 516/dollar on Friday, after hitting 510/dollar and 507/dollar last Thursday and Tuesday, respectively.

Experts said demand for dollar for school fees payment overseas as well as Personal Travel…

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Xenophobic attacks: Nigerians too can be violent - Reps warn South…

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Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Matters, Rep Rita Orji, has warned South Africa to caution its citizens, stating that neither the country nor its people has monopoly of violence
he warning came hours after a
 similar reaction by the presidency.

She spoke yesterday while condeming the recent South African violence against Nigerians in which their businesses were burnt and their goods…

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To Increase Rice Production, 32 States Key Into FG's Programme

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Thirty two states in the country have keyed into the federal government’s rice production programme aimed at ensuring self-sufficiency in the staple food.

Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu, disclosed this yesterday, after a meeting of the Presidential Taskforce on Rice and Wheat Production, chaired by acting president Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, yesterday.

He also…

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DPR Seizes Vessel With 1.5m Litres Of Contaminated Petrol

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The management of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has seized a vessel MT JAZI loaded with 1. 5 million of contaminated petroleum product.

The product was being discharged at the Nakem Jetty, Kirikiri, Lagos.

Mr Mordecai Ladan, director, DPR who disclosed this yesterday in Lagos said the vessel was intercepted on Feb 11 while discharging at Nakam jetty.

Ladan, who was represented…

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PDP Crisis: Jonathan Endorses Sheriff Faction

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday endorsed Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This is coming just as various organs of the PDP, including the party’s National Assembly Caucus, governors, Board of Trustees and major stakeholders have passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of Senator Ahmed Makarfi, declaring that no court…

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THREE WOMEN, TWO CHILDREN SHOT DEAD IN HILLBROW

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JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng police are searching for a man who killed three women and two children in Hillbrow on Monday night.

It’s believed the suspect entered the premises and shot all five deceased in their upper bodies.

It’s not yet clear what sparked the shooting.

It’s understood the children are under the age of seven.

The police’s Mavela Masondo says, “We’re appealing to anyone who might…

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Pretoria train crash injured now number over 200

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Pretoria – The final figure of the number of people injured when two passenger trains heading in opposite directions collided head-on at the Rosslyn station during peak hour on Monday evening is currently at 216, Metrorail said on Tuesday.

Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said 177 commuters were walk-ins, while 38 of the total number were treated for minor to moderate injuries.…

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Kidnapping: Farmers storm Ambode's office, protest incessant abduct…

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Lagos—Some residents of Epe have called on Lagos State Government to seek the intervention of the   presidency for the deployment of officers of the Joint Taskforce (JTF) to curtail kidnapping in the area.

The residents, many of them farmers and community leaders, on Monday staged peaceful protest at the Governor’s Office in Alausa, Ikeja, demanding the assistance of the state government.

They specifically…

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Plane crashes, sparks DFO explosion near Melbourne airport

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INCREDIBLE footage has emerged of the moment a doomed five-seat aircraft descended rapidly over a busy highway before crashing, killing all those on board in the worst aviation accident in 30 years.

Dashcam footage supplied to the Ten Network shows the plane flying low over the Direct Factory Outlet building adjacent to Victoria’s Essendon Airport before disappearing out of sight.

Pilot Max Quartermain…

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Naira now worst currency in Africa under Buhari - Ekweremadu

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The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of making the Naira the worst currency in Africa.

Ekweremadu said the economy had suffered more crisis under the new government than any government.
 

Ekweremadu stated this at the Peoples Democratic Party’s national stakeholders’ meeting held at the Ekiti State Governor’s…

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Nigeria has no record of oil, non-oil export activities since June…

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This was just as it heard that the development has made the country lost over N23.6 billion expected repatriated proceeds of the export within the period. Similarly, the Senate alleged discovery of over $850 billion supposedly earned by the country between 1996 and 2014 from its crude oil export proceeds but yet to be repatriated to the country by the Joint Venture Oil Companies, a development…

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Southern Kaduna: 21 Killed In Fresh Attacks In Kaura, Jema'a LGAs

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In what looked like a renewed killing in Southern Kaduna even amidst the presence of security agents deployed by the federal government to the troubled area, heavily armed herdsmen have launched yet another series of attacks on four communities, killing 21 people, destroying properties and setting ablaze houses on Sunday and yesterday.

The chairman of Kaura local government area of Kaduna…

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A dishonest political circus

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I have watched with amusement the hollow rituals of “comic tragedy” or tragicomedy, which the defection of politicians from one political party to another typifies. The polity has witnessed, in recent times, movements by some politicians who were, doubtless, respected leaders of their people up until their sudden volte-face and gravitation to other political parties, characteristically…

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Pressure in Anambra state: Impeach Obiano now - PDP demands

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The Anambra state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the state House of Assembly to commence impeachment processes on Governor, Chief Willie Obiano.

According to the PDP, the petition against Obiano is for allegedly committing constitutional breaches.
Pressure in Anambra state: Impeach Obiano now - PDP demands
 

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Senate probes JVCs refusal to repatriate $850bn oil proceeds

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The Senate yesterday lamented the refusal by Joint Venture Companies (JVCs) to repatriate crude oil export proceeds worth over $850 billion to the country.
Senate probes JVCs refusal to repatriate $850bn oil proceeds

The Senate yesterday lamented the refusal by Joint Venture Companies (JVCs) to repatriate crude oil export proceeds worth over $850 billion to the country.

 

Inaugurating an investigative hearing on “pre-shipment inspection of export…

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