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Low-key birthday celebration for Buhari; Presidency cancels Special Parade; Osinbajo, Service Chiefs, Governors, others visit, present cards, cakes, songs

By Ismaila Chafe The planned special birthday parade to be mounted by the Brigade of Guards as part of activities to mark President Muhammadu Buhari’s 75th birthday has been cancelled. A source close to the presidency, which confirmed this development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on …

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Buhari advocates regional mechanism for evacuation, resettlement of stranded citizens abroad

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated regional mechanism for evacuation, resettlement and empowerment of stranded ECOWAS citizens abroad. The President made the call at the opening of the 52nd ordinary session of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held in Abuja on Saturday. He said the …

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Buhari commends ECOWAS secretariat for engaging EFCC; Meets AU Chairperson, cautions against evacuation of foreigners into Nigeria

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday commended the leadership of the ECOWAS Commission for demanding accountability from its headquarters staff, which made it to invite Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to look into its books. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Buhari, Femi Adesina, …

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China to invest 30 billion USD in Nigeria, woos Bauchi State for partnership

The China-Africa International Economic Cooperation Committee, a committee organized by the Chinese Government with the sole purpose of seeking investment in Africa, has paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency Governor Mohammed A. Abubakar at the Bauchi State Government House, Bauchi. Speaking at the event, the leader of the delegation …

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INEC registers 21 new political parties

By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the registration of 21 new political parties, bringing the number of registered parties in the country to 67. The approval, according to a statement signed by Mrs May Agbmuche-Mbu, INEC National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee, …

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FG approves $500m for purchase of coaches, locomotives for Lagos-Ibadan, Itakpe-Warri railways

By Ismaila Chafe The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday approved 500 million dollars for the purchase of coaches, wagons, locomotives for Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe-Warri railways. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Ameachi, disclosed this when he briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome …

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Oil price jumps above $65

Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supplies from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts. Brent crude futures on Tuesday, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $ 65.07 dollars …

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PDP: Dokpesi congratulates Uche Secondus; New Chairman roars – APC’s brief tenancy in Aso Rock Villa expires May 28, 2019

By Emmanuel Oloniruha Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communication, who contested the PDP National Chairmanship position and lost, has congratulated the winner, Prince Uche Secondus. Dokpesi, who had earlier faulted the process of the party’s National Convention held in Abuja on Saturday, declared that “the delegates have spoken. “Ì …

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President Buhari to participate in ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris; Mourns Emir of Katagum

President Muhammadu Buhari will participate alongside over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit in Paris, France on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The summit, jointly organised by the United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the French Government in partnership with non-governmental organisations concerned about reversing the negative effects …

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PDP Convention: Eagle Square ready; I have no preferred candidates – Jonathan; FRSC warns of traffic buildup in Abuja;

By EricJames Ochigbo, By Harrison Arubu, By Emmanuel Oloniruha Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of Saturday National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was on Friday adorned with posters of aspirants of various positions to be contested during the exercise. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the public …

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President Buhari commissions two manufacturing plants in Kano; Says govt’s trade, investment policies yielding results

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday said that current changes to trade and investment policies by the government since it took office in May 2015 will help the nation to diversify the economy, attract more foreign investments and speed up the country’s industrialization. Speaking at the commissioning of two newly-established agro-based industries, …

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Development at LG level will stem tide of illegal migration – Dogara; Says: Hold state assemblies responsible if local government autonomy fails

The ongoing scourge of human trafficking and slave trade will become impossible if local governments are given opportunities to provide developmental activities at the grassroots to facilitate actualisation of aspirations of the people, Speaker Yakubu Dogara has said. Speaking when he received a delegation from National Union of Local Government …

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