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FG will create 1m jobs in 2016 – VP Osinbajo

Federal Government will create no fewer than one million direct jobs in 2016, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said A statement issued by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity, quoted Osinbajo as saying that another one million poor Nigerians would benefit from the …

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Court of Appeal sacks Ikpeazu, orders swearing-in of Otti as Abia governor; Voids ‘Mama Taraba’s tribunal victory over Gov. Ishaku

A Court of Appeal in Umuahia, Abia Sstate, has nullified the earlier ruling of the state Election Petitions Tribunal and ordered the immediate swearing-in of the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr Alex Otti, as governor of the state. The Abia State Elections Petitions trfibunal in Umuahia, …

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Deadline day: Pay before 2016—NCC to MTN

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has told telecommunications operator MTN to stick to the December 31 deadline to pay a record $3.9bn n) fine, even after Africa’s largest phone company prepares to try and overturn the penalty in court. “The deadline remains,” Tony Ojobo, a spokesperson for NCC, said, Wednesday. …

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Atiku Abubakar sues for peace, unity in New Year message

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged Nigerians at home and abroad to reflect on and dedicate themselves to unity, equity, security and development as they welcome the new year of 2016. In a statement personally signed by him, the Turaki Adamawa said, “I …

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Musa wants six points in Pharaohs clash

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa insists positive results against Egypt in Nigeria’s next African Cup of Nations assignments are vital if the country is to return to the top of African football. Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea following a shocking qualification …

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ASI, capitalisation high as NSE closes with gains

Trading on the Lagos floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed on a high, Wednesday, with the twin indicators-the All Share Index and Market Capitalisation-up significantly, the second highest since April. The market capitalisation gained N351.5 billion to close at N9.6 trillion just as the All Share Index (ASI) …

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PENGASSAN blasts proposed PIB, rejects planned layoff

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has condemned the proposed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), describing it as anti-labour. Besides, the workers vowed to resist the plan by the Federal Government to retrench workers, especially employees of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as a result …

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Kanu denies apologizing to Buhari, others

Counsel to detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of Ra­dio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Mr. Vincent Obetta has refuted reports that his client tendered an apology to President Muhammadu Buhari. Obetta, Wednesday, claimed instead that the purported apology was proof that government was trying to use …

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Adamawa presents N120.1bn budget for 2016

Adamawa State government has budgeted N120.1 billion for the 2016 fiscal year. The budget which was presented by the state governor, Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, before the state lawmakers yesterday, was christened ‘Budget of Hope.’ A breakdown of the budget expenditure showed a recurrent component of N60,056234, 030 billion and …

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‘New’ petrol prices: ‘Too little to Cheer,’ says PDP …Asks FG to explain its claims of subsidy removal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the ‘new’ pump prices of petrol as announced Tuesday by the Federal Government as a continuation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government by deception. The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh on Wednesday said beside its …

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