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May Day: Buhari hails workers’ sacrifices

President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the sacrifices of the Nigerian working class in the face of economic tough times in their everyday struggle to survive. In his May Day message to Nigerian workers, General Buhari said he was fully aware of the hardships of the Nigerian working class, which …

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Pay cut: Tension mounts in Kogi over NLC ultimatum

Tension is reportedly brewing in Kogi State following threat by the state’s chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shut down the state if the government fails to rescind its decision to cut salaries of workers on Grade Level 7 and above. The state’s Vice-Chairman of NLC, Alhaji Suleiman …

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Court fines Igbinedion N3m for N25bn scam

The anti-climactic denouement to a trial that was marked by a series of drama and unconscionable adjournments became ominous, Wednesday April 29, 2015 when the trial judge failed to sentence the accused persons having found them guilty on some of the charges in the 81-count information preferred against them by …

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JTF Commander donates borehole to Jonathan’s maternal home

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa In line with its social responsibility approach to rural communities in the Niger Delta, the Commander, Joint Military Task Force (JTF), Code named; Operation PULO SHIELD, in Niger Delta, Major General Emmanuel Atewe has sunk and donated a bore hole amenity to President Goodluck Jonathan’s maternal home …

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Wike, Rivers PDP debunk defection claims by APC

  Chairman of the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro Felix Obuah has described the allegation by the All Progressives Congress (APC), that the state’s Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike plans to defect to the APC as malicious, ‘baseless and a mere wishful thinking of the propagators …

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FG joins Australia, Brazil in condemning Indonesia’s executions of convicted inmates

  Nearly two days after Indonesia’s execution by firing squad of 8 convicted drug traffickers, including four Nigerians, the Federal Government yesterday condemned the decision of the country to carry out the death sentences despite worldwide appeals. Indonesian authorities had, Tuesday executed eight people, including four Nigerians, convicted for drug …

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WHO to immunize 240,000 children against polio in Sokoto

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it plans to immunize 240,000 children with the Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) in three local government areas of Sokoto State. Supplemental Immunization Activities Officer, WHO Nigeria Office, Dr Ana Chevez, who disclosed this in Abuja, Wednesday, said that the children would be immunised …

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FEC approves 2 private varsities for Imo, Delta states

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, has approved the issuance of ‎provisional licences for the establishment of two new private universities in the country. They are the Edwin Clarke University, situated in Kiagbodo, Delta State, and the Hezekiah University in Umudi, Imo State. Once the …

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Mayweather, Pacquiao trade compliments not shots

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao appeared more focused on conserving energy and downplaying animosity than stirring the pot for their upcoming mega-fight as the two boxers eased their way through a low-key media conference on Wednesday. Back in the same room for the first time since March 11 when …

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EPL: Chelsea not sure of title yet, says Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists the English Premier League title has not been secured just yet despite moving to within one victory of mathematically clinching it. The West Londoners ensured they would be crowned champions if they beat Crystal Palace at home on Sunday after coming from behind to win …

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Opinion: Another approach to the South African attacks

Bola Tinubu The destructive attacks in South Africa on Nigerians and other sub-Saharan Africans are tragic and mindlessly wrong. The assaults sorely bruise the objective of inter-African harmony. They also put an eraser to the idyll of progress and domestic tranquillity many people saw when gazing at South Africa. The …

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Sanusi Ado Bayero now NPA’s MD

President Goodluck Jonathan, Wednesday, approved the appointment of Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) following the sacking of Mallam Habib Abdullahi who occupied the position. The appointment of Sanusi was contained in a statement by presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati. The …

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EFCC presents more exhibits in Goje trial

  The trial of a former governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, along with three others, who are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on charges bordering on conspiracy and money laundering, before Justice B. O. Quadri of the Federal High Court, Gombe, continued on …

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AIT ban: Buhari cautions aides on media roles

  President-elect of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari, has instructed all his staff, including the personnel attached directly to him, to steer clear of all dealings with the media, and leave all media affairs to his official media team. In a statement released in Abuja, Wednesday, by Directorate of Media and …

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Atiku commends military on rescue of 293 girls, women

  Former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has expressed elation at the news of the rescue of nearly 300 girls and women from the Sambisa forest by troops of the Nigerian military. The former Vice President said in a statement by his media …

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EDRRA inspects roads in Benin, environs

  AKHERE Godwin, Benin As the rainy season is fast approaching, the Edo State Rapid Response Agency has intensified efforts aimed at ensuring that broken intra and inter-city roads are made more motorable for commuters. Our correspondent who monitored some of the roads being rehabilitated by the agency including the …

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