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  1. RemmyAlex

    Politics Ogun LG Poll Commences

    Election into the 20 local government councils and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) got underway on Saturday. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitored the security situation in Abeokuta South, Ijebu-Ode, Ado- Odo/Otta and Sagamu council areas, report that security officials were...
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    Business Travellers Storm Travelex Office, Get Dollar At N356

    Travelex, a global foreign exchange dealer, on Friday resumed sale of dollars directly to travellers at N356 to a dollar. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the firm’s office inside the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos terminal was besieged by hundreds of travellers...
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    Politics Osinbajo Reveals How Jonathan Caused Spread of Boko Haram

    Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has revealed how the administration of Goodluck Jonathan strengthened the spread of Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. Prof. Osinbajo said the immediate past government failed to provide equipment and supplies to the military for the...
  4. RemmyAlex

    Politics Governor Yari Assigns 5 Academicians To Write Zamfara History From Scratch

    Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has drafted four professors and one doctor to put in a book form the history of the state from scratch to where it is now. The state’s Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Alhaji Ibrahim Birnin-Magaji, made the disclosure in an interview with the News...
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    Business Dangote's $17Bn Refinery to Create 300,000 Jobs

    The Dangote Industries Limited 17 billion-dollar refinery project will create over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs by the first quarter of 2019, the Chief Operating Officer, Mr Olakunle Alake, has said. Alake made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on...
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    Politics INEC Orders Nationwide Distribution Of Unclaimed PVCs

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it had directed its states’ offices to begin the distribution of uncollected Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to their owners. Mr Nick Dazang, Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity in the commission, made this known...
  7. RemmyAlex

    Politics Nigerian Senators, Rep Members Have 2,570 Aides Earning About N257m Per Month – Report

    No fewer than 2,570 aides are engaged by members of the 8th National Assembly, totaling 469, an investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, has revealed. Out of the number, 700 aides work for lawmakers in the Senate, while the remaining 1, 870 are engaged by House of Representatives...
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    Metro Fulani Herdsmen Moving With Guns Are Terrorists - Sultan of Sokoto

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, says so called Fulani herdsmen moving with guns, causing violence, fighting with farmers are not Nigerians, but foreign terrorists. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abubakar said this in his Eid el-Kabir message to the Muslim Ummah in...
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    Politics President Buhari Inaugurates N5.6bn Water Project In Jonathan's Hometown

    President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government on Thursday inaugurated the Central Ogbia Regional Water Supply Project in Bayelsa state, NAN reports. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, who inaugurated the project, said 13 communities, including former President Goodluck...
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    Business Price of Rice, Other Food Items Drop In Kano

    Prices of food items are coming down as new harvests reach markets in Kano state. A survey conducted by NAN revealed that prices of some grains have drastically reduced but rice, still experiencing high demand, remains costly but with slight drop in price. A bag of maize is now selling for...
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    Metro NiMET Predicts Thunderstorms in North, Cloudy Weather in South For Sunday

    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudiness with slim chances of early morning isolated light rains over Abuja and its environs on Sunday morning. This is contained in the Weather Outlook issued by NiMet’s Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Saturday. NiMet predicted...
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    Business Why We Want To Impose 10% Taxes On Phone Calls, Text Messages, Data - Minister

    The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu says a proposal by the Nigerian government to impose a 10 per cent tax on phone calls, text messages, data and more, would help enhance telecommunication services in the country. Mr. Shittu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Osogbo...
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    Business President Buhari Finally Discloses Amount Recovered From Looters

    President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has disclosed the amount of funds recovered from looters so far. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Mohammed said the looted fund recovered so far by government is a far cry from what the country needs to revive the economy. “what has...
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    Business Why Price of Rice Will Fall Soon - Trader

    A major rice dealer in Umuahia, Chief Anthony Ndubuka has expressed optimism that the price of rice would soon fall in Nigeria. Ndubuka expressed the optimism in Umuahia on Thursday while speaking to News Agency of Nigeria on the high price of the grains in the country. He said that the grains...
  15. RemmyAlex

    Politics Former NTA Boss, Ityoher Cries Out, Says He's Being 'Neglected, Forgotten'

    Ailing former Director General of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Patrick Ityoher, has cried out for being neglected by the authority. Mr. Ityoher, an ace broadcaster, told journalists late Monday in Makurdi that his former colleagues at NTA had abandoned him since he took ill. “The...
  16. RemmyAlex

    Politics Abducted Kaduna Lawmaker, Hon. Ismail Regains Freedom

    A member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Ismail, who was abducted from his residence on Tuesday, has been released, according to the Police. The Kaduna State Police Command spokesman, ASP Aliyu Usman, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria...
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    Politics Benue: 22 Legislators Refund N317m Car Loan To EFCC

    Gov. Samuel Ortom has said that 22 state legislators have started refunding car loans they collected for personal vehicles to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr. Ortom, who said this when he received youths of Turan in Kwande Local Government, said they were expected to...
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    Politics John Kerry Visits Sokoto, Lauds Sultan Abubakar For Promoting Religious Tolerance

    Mr John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, on Tuesday lauded the efforts of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, for promoting religious tolerance and understanding among Nigerians. According to News Agency of Nigeria, Kerry was speaking during a courtesy visit on the Sultan at his palace...
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    Politics Ondo Election: Olu Agunloye Emerges SDP Candidate

    Dr Olu Agunloye on Saturday emerged the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the Nov. 26 governorship election in Ondo State. Agunloye, who was the sole aspirant in the party’s primary election, was unanimously adopted by the 310 delegates across the 18 local...
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    World World Oldest Human Bone Discovered in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia announced on Friday in Riyadh the discovery of the "world's oldest human bone" in Tabuk in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, which announced the find, said the bone was discovered during excavations at Tayma, where a large oasis...
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