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    Politics Osinbajo Orders Opening Of Nigerian Gov't Job Portal

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed that the online portal of the government’s job initiative, N-Power, be reopened June 17 to allow more unemployed Nigerians apply, the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said. Mrs. Ahmed advised youth to apply for the...
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    Politics PDP Chieftain, Ex-Commissioner Lead Supporters To Join APC In Enugu

    Chief Joe Mmamel, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Enugu State, on Saturday joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mmamel completed his defection to the APC when he registered...
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    Politics Fayose Appoints 12 New Executive Secretaries, General Managers [See NAMES]

    Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Friday approved the appointment of 10 serving directors as executive secretaries in the public service of the state. The State Head of Service, Dr Olugbenga Faseluka, said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado Ekiti that...
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    Metro Babangida Gets N500,000, 10 Cows As Daughter, Halima's Bride Price

    Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi, the businessman who married Halimat Babangidaon Friday in Minna, Niger State, paid a symbolic bride price of N500,000 and 10 cows to her father, former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida. The groom is the Sarkin Sudan of Gombe, in Gombe state. The News...
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    Politics Why I Joined APC – Ex-Enugu Governor, Chime

    A former governor of Enugu State, Mr Sullivan Chime has said that his decision to join the APC is to provide direction for upcoming politicians in Enugu State. Chime made the announcement on Wednesday in Enugu while briefing newsmen on his plan to formally register as a member of the APC...
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    Metro Buhari's Absence Stirs Row At Workers Day Celebration

    A mild drama and confusion ensued at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Monday as workers disallowed the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mrs Biola Bawa, from standing in for the minister, Dr Chris Ngige. Ngige had declined to address the workers in his...
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    Politics Why Nigerians Are Rejected At U.S. Airports – Envoy

    The Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, Mr. Hakeem Balogun, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US. Mr. Balogun, stated this in an interview News Agency of Nigeria in Washington. “The executive ban on...
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    Politics Lalong Declares 3 Days Mourning For Plateau Commissioner

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has declared a three-day mourning period in honour of Mr Samuel Galadima, Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, who died on Wednesday during morning exercise. Mr Rufus Bature, the Secretary to the State Government, announced the mourning period...
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    Politics Ondo Assembly Appoints Arowele Samuel As Acting Speaker

    The Ondo State House of Assembly has appointed an Acting Speaker, Mr. Malachi Coker, following the resignation of the Speaker, Jumoke Akindele on Monday in Akure. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the legislators at the plenary session, also appointed Arowele Samuel from Owo l...
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    Business CBN, NCC Stop Etisalat's Takeover

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have got reprieve for Etisalat on the loan default crisis facing the company. Mr Tony Ojobo, the Director of Public Affairs of NCC said in a statement on Saturday in Lagos, that the reprieve came following a...
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    Metro Biafra: Jubilation In Port Harcourt As Court Releases 35 Agitators

    Jubilation as a Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has discharged 35 Biafra agitators charged with conspiracy to commit treasonable felony, for want of diligent prosecution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused were arrested on January 20 during a march to...
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    Business Nigeria Moves Up In Global Aviation Rating Despite Flaws

    Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday said Nigeria had attained another high level safety rating which placed it among the world leaders in aviation safety. This is coming despite flaws in the aviation sectors and imminent crash speculated by the Nigerian senate. The NCAA made the...
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    Business NUPENG Shuts Total Lubricant Section Over Anti-Labour Practices

    The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Friday shut down the lubricant section of French oil giant, Total over allegations of anti-labour practices. The South-West Chairman of NUPENG, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the...
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    Metro Nigerian Army Reveals What Sambisa Forest Will Be Used For

    The Sambisa forest, beginning from 2017 will serve as training ground for personnel of the Nigerian Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has announced in Damasak. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Buratai was in Damasak to celebrate the Christmas with troops of 145...
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    Metro Buhari Should Reduce Price of Cement To N300, Guru Maharaji Lists 6 Other Things

    Satguru Maharaji ji, the founder of One Love Family sect, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a Price Control Board in order to ameliorate the impact of the current economic recession on ordinary Nigerians. He also told newsmen in Ibadan on Sunday that a price control...
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    Business Nigeria: 'Okrika' Clothes Boom As Christmas Draws Nearer

    With the cost of living skyrocketing each day in Nigeria due to the economic recession, some parents in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital have resorted to buying second hand clothes popularly called “Okrika” as preferred alternative for new ones for their children this Christmas. The News Agency of...
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    Politics Lagos By-Election: Why I Haven't Called My Opponent to Concede Defeat - PDP Candidate

    Mr Babatope Akinyele, Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last Saturday’s Ifako/Ijaiye Federal Constituency by-election in Lagos, has accepted defeat. Akinyele told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the poll was credible, blaming PDP’s defeat on divisions and rancour...
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    Politics Jonathan's Former Spokesman, Ima Niboro Joins APC

    Ima Niboro, a former Presidential spokesman for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress. Niboro, who is the immediate former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, was first received into the...
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    Business Nigeria: Why Price of Rice Will Fall in 2017

    Rice farmers have assured Nigerians of their readiness to make the price of rice affordable and accessible by 2017. Mr. Aminu Goronyo, the National President, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. He...
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    Metro Nigeria: IDP Camp Records 22 Marriages, 81 Deliveries In 20 Months

    No fewer than 22 marriage contracts were sealed and 81 babies delivered in the past 20 months at the Pompomari Internally Displaced Persons camp in Damaturu, Executive Secretary, Yobe Emergency Management Agency, Musa Jidawa , has disclosed. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu...
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