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Constitution amendment: Speakers’ Conference hails N’Assembly; Saraki meets Emirs; ‘NotTooYoungToRun’ supporters

  The Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria has commended the National Assembly for the successful completion of the first leg of the amendment process on the 1999 Constitution, particularly the depth of work done to deepen democracy and improve on the quality of governance at …

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Rescue of Igbonla students: We’ll use holiday period to reinforce security in schools – Ambode …Hails Osinbajo, security agencies …Lagos Gov worked tirelessly to ensure students’ safe return, says Akeredolu …20 kidnappers died during crossfire with security forces- Lagos CP

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday hailed the successful rescue of the six kidnapped students of Igbonla Model College, Epe, assuring that the government would utilise the academic break to reinforce security in all schools in the State, especially in the suburb and riverine areas to prevent a …

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Lagos welcomes release of kidnapped Epe school students …Assures residents of safety of lives and property

The Lagos State Government on Friday expressed excitement over the release of six students of Igbonla-Epe Model College who were abducted on May 25, 2017 in their school premises. In a press statement, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde congratulated the parents of the students and …

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Acting President Osinbajo inaugurates 1.5 Billion USD Fertilizer Plant in Nigeria

The Plant has a production capacity of 4000 metric tons (MT) of nitrogenous fertilizers per day or 1.5 MT per annum Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Thursday in Port Harcourt inaugurated a giant world-class fertilizer plant, built by Indorama (www.Indorama.com) Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited at the cost of $1.5 billion. …

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo visits Rivers; Commissions two roads

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the Federal Government  will support every  effort to improve  the living condition of Nigerians.  Speaking while commissioning the Chokocho-Umuechem-Ozuzu road and Chokocho -Igbo-Etche-Rumuokurushi Inter- Change in Etche Local Government Area on Thursday , the Acting President lauded the Governor Wike for embarking  on …

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Ebonyi wants $150m foreign loan ($70m of it from Islamic Bank); Legislature not against borrowing, says Reps Committee Chairman;

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management, Hon Adeyinka Ajayi, has corrected the perception that the legislative arm of government was against borrowing. Speaking during an interactive session to consider States’ borrowing requests under the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan at the National Assembly, …

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Dogara: African Parliaments must stop dictators by building strong institutions; Says Executive hardly reciprocates Legislature’s gesture of cooperation

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged legislatures across the African continent to break their people free from dictatorships by building strong institutions that will drive socio-economic development and lift the people out of poverty. Speaking while delivering his welcome address  at the opening ceremony of …

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South West Governors set up Joint Task Force on security …Declare zero tolerance for crime in region…Establish Western Nigeria Export Development Initiative

South West Governors on Monday met in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State where they expressed their resolve to forge ahead with the regional integration plan, especially in key sectors such as agriculture, security, economy, among others, in the overall benefit of the Yoruba nation. All the Governors of the States …

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Lagos partners Ford Foundation on transformation of Onikan to Africa’s tourism hub…Initiative to engender regeneration of Lagos Island

The Lagos State Government has sealed a major partnership with world’s second largest private foundation, Ford Foundation on the total regeneration of Lagos Island and transformation of Onikan axis to a major tourism hub in Africa. Briefing Government House Correspondents after a strategic meeting held at Lagos House in Ikeja …

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Smuggling, greatest threat to Buhari’s economic policy, says Saraki; Challenges Customs’ boss: Stop scourge, wear whatever you like!

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has identified smuggling of goods into the country as the greatest threat to the realization of the economic policies of the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari. Saraki stated this on Monday while declaring open a public hearing on tackling smuggling in the …

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Maritime security: Collaborations with security agencies the way to go – Dr. Dakuku; Army is ready, says 81 Div. GOC

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stressed the strategic importance of security agencies to the achievement of safe and secure shipping and a viable and vibrant maritime sector for the country’s benefits. The Director General, who stated this while playing …

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