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Senate President, Saraki, receives President Buhari’s list of ministerial nominees; Onu, Amaechi, Fashola, Fayemi, Ngige make it

Former Governors Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi and Kayode Fayemi of Lagos, Rivers and Ekiti states respectively have made the list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees. Others strongly believed to be in the sealed envelope presented to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki by the Chief of Staff to the President, …

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Nigerian Navy, NIMASA renew agreement on secure maritime

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Navy have resolved to deepen their collaboration with the aim of providing a safe and secure maritime environment for shipping activities. This pledge was re-emphasised when the Acting Director General of NIMASA, Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro paid a working …

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Mercedes-Benz thrills at the 66th IAA Motor Show, 2015

Mercedes-Benz put on yet another spectacular display at the famous International Motor show, popularly known as the IAA (International Automobile Ausstellung). The show, which usually holds in Frankfurt, Germany for passenger cars, held between the 15th and 27th of September (Press days included), was once again a tremendous success. Whilst …

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Independence: Airtel lines up Kcee, Olamide, Basketmouth, Bovi, others for music-comedy concerts in Warri, Kaduna

To commemorate Nigeria’s 55th Independence Anniversary, telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has thrown its full weight behind select star-studded musical concerts aimed at colouring celebrations across the country. The shows scheduled to hold simultaneously in Warri and Kaduna will feature top Nigerian artistes, comedians as well as up-and-coming entertainers. The …

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Okowa mourns Gamaliel Onosode

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has expressed deep shock, regret and sadness over the death of Dr Gamaliel Oforitsenere Onosode, who died, Tuesday. Okowa in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu, described Onosode’s death at 82 as a great loss to Deltans and Nigerians in …

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Ministers’ screening will be thorough – Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Tuesday said screening of ministerial nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari, would be ‘thorough and comprehensive.’ Saraki gave the hint while welcoming senators to plenary in Abuja after a long recess. He said that screening of the nominees would be in-depth to ensure that only …

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JTF nabs 8 oil thieves, five cultists

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa Operatives of the Joint Military Taskforce (JTF), in the Niger Delta Region have apprehended eight suspected oil thieves along with five cultists in the region. In a statement, Wednesday, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, the JTF said among the arrested suspects include eight oil thieves and …

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World trade to grow by 2.8% despite odds — WTO

World trade will grow by 2.8 percent this year and could be pegged back further by a United States interest rate rise, China’s economic slowdown or Europe’s refugee crisis, the World Trade Organization said, Wednesday. The forecast, revised down from a 3.3 percent forecast made in April, means 2015 will …

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President Buhari confirms that he will be Minister of Petroleum

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in the new cabinet. Buhari disclosed this when he addressed some select reporters in New York, United States of America on Tuesday after addressing a Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism. He said: “I will …

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Genevieve’s ‘Road to Yesterday’ gets Nov. 27 release date

Producers, The Entertainment Network (T.E.N), have announced that the highly-anticipated film, ‘Road to Yesterday’, will be released in all Nigerian cinemas Friday, November 27. Directed by Ishaya Bako, Road to Yesterday stars the Award-winning actress, Genevieve Nnaji and introduces Nigerian-British actor, Oris Erhuerho. Majid Michel, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah and veteran …

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Hajj stampede: Nigerian Guild of Editors mourns Hajiya Bilkisu

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has expressed its ‘deep sense of loss and sadness over the death of a trailblazing, quintessential, and indefatigable Nigerian Journalist, Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, (FNGE), who died during a stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, September 24, 2015.’ In a statement, Tuesday, by Victoria …

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