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Kwara Revs Media Machinery With N100m Injection!!

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the release of N100m for the first phase of the repositioning of the state-owned media houses,including the purchase of equipment and services.   The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications to...

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Buhari, Saraki In Closed Door Meeting

  President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President, Bukola Saraki today held a closed door meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting was not unconnected to the fates of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

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PMB’s Kitchen Cabinet Splits Into Two Camps

By Sola Sadiq The non-confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has exposed the deep division within the kitchen cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. On one side of the battle for...

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Oba Akinruntan To Construct N10b Estate

By Sola SADIQ The Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom in Ondo State, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan, has commenced the construction of an estate whose value is reportedly put at N10billion. The estate located in his town would sit on over 500 acres...

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I Didn’t Mismanage Benue Funds – Suswam

By Our Editor At Large Former Benue State governor, Dr. Gabriel Suswam, has denied claims of his successor, Samuel Ortom, that he mismanaged the resources of the state during his tenure from 2007 to 2015. Speaking during a telephone interview...

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Presidency Denies Sacking Service Chiefs

  By FEMI ADESINA It is necessary to respond to a fictive story published in today’s edition of New Telegraph Newspaper, to the effect that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the replacement of Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin,...

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2019 Kwara South: Saraki In Dilemma

2019 Kwara South: Saraki In DilemmaSenate President, Bukola Saraki, is in a dilemma over who bags the All Progressives Congress for Kwara South senatorial zone between two of his closest political allies, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and Senator Rafiu Ibrahim. Ahmed is...

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Port Terminal Operator Slashes Charges

By SOLA SADIQ Sequel to the ban on the importation of vehicles through the land borders by the Federal Government, Roro Terminal, the biggest private operator at the Tin Can Port has effected a reduction of its charges on vehicle...

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Ogun PDP Crisis: How Adebutu ‘Dislodged’ Kashamu

By SOLA SADIQ Ogun PDP Crisis: How Adebutu ‘Dislodged’ KashamuThe faction loyal to Hon. Ladi Adebutu may have taken control of the Ogun State chapter of the PDP ahead the 2019 governorship race in the state. Adebutu’s faction owes its allegiance to...

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EXCLUSIVE! Ekiti 2018: APC Settles For Oni

By SOLA SADIQ Ekiti 2018: APC Settles For OniDeputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, Segun Oni, an engineer, is in pole position to emerge as the gubernatorial candidate of the parry for the 2018 governorship election, sources have...

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Nigeria Set To Sign $15b Oil Deal With India

By SOLA SADIQ   Barring any last minute hiccups, a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU for a $15billion oil deal between Nigeria and India is expected to be firmed up before year-end, oil industry sources have revealed.   The deal would...

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TODAY’S NEWS WRAP-UP (JULY 11, 2016)

1. A statement by the Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 19 Northern states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, has accused the Federal Government of marginalization of Northern Christians in its appointments. Chairman of the group, Rev. Yakubu Pam,...

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NOISY NASS: House of Reps In Uproar Over Fuel Price Hike, Kachukwu

The House of Representative’s special session over the removal of fuel subsidy has turned a shouting match with lawmakers from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opposing the state minister of petroleum, Ibe Kachukwu’s presentation. The special session was summoned...

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TODAY’S NEWS WRAP-UP… MAY 16

– Elder statesman and former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana has identified the reason behind the under-development in the country. According to him, wrong leaders had taken over the helms of leadership, hence, the reason for the backwardness of...

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PMB TO CAMERON: JUST RETURN THE LOOT…

President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron, over his comment on Nigeria being a “fantastically corrupt” country. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Wednesday quoted Buhari (on...

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April 27, 2016: TODAY’S NEWS WRAP

Report has it that the federal troops on Monday killed seven Boko Haram terrorists, including a notorious leader of the group, Albani of Monguno. This is contained in a statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations....

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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu has encouraged his followers to continue with the pro-Biafra agitation. Kanu, who spoke through the group’s spokespersons, Dr. Clifford C. Iroanya and Barr. Emma Mmezu, gave the message during...

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SENATE PASSES 2016 BUDGET… CELEBRATES FIRST BUDGET CUT!

The Senate has passed the N6.08 trillion budget for 2016, with an unprecedented reduction in the budget’s total. President Muhammadu Buhari presented a N6.08 trillion proposal in December 2015. The Senate passed N6,060,677,358,227 trillion budget after considering its conference report...

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UPDATE: PASSENGERS SURVIVE COPTER CRASH IN LAGOS

  According to several breaking reports quoting eyewitnesses, eleven people might have survived a helicopter crash that occurred, few hours ago, somewhere near the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The crash has also been confirmed by the Public Relations Officer,...

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NEWS WRAP UP… – JAN. 19

AL-MAKURA VOWS TO PUNISH TRADITIONAL RULERS FOR VIOLENCE IN THEIR DOMAINS Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has warned that henceforth, the state government would sanction traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the event of any outbreak of violence in...

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NIGERIA’S OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES…WHERE THEY ARE HIDING…

Southeast, South-south, Southwest (Cassava, Banana and Yam) Southwest, South South (Cocoa) Southeast, South South (Oil Palm) North central zone (Maize) North central, Southeast (Rice) Northeast, North-central, Northwest (Livestock) Northeast, northwest (Cowpea) Southwest, South south (Poultry) North central, Northeast (Mineral deposits-Tin)...

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NEWS…IN BRIEF… JAN. 19

DON’T SACK WORKERS NOW, FG BEGS PRIVATE SECTOR The Federal Government on Saturday begged investors in the private sector to desist from sacking workers at the moment, stressing that the country’s economy is in a critical stage. TAIWAN’S NEW LEADER...