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How security lapses exposed Enugu to Fulani herdsmen attack – Gov. Ugwuanyi; Deputy Gov. receives fact finding Committee

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Friday reviewed last Monday’s invasion of Ukpabi Nimbo Community in Uzouwani Local Government Area of the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen, where scores of people were killed and property worth millions of naira destroyed. Ugwuanyi disclosed that “only the security agencies can answer …

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Mining: Fayemi canvasses regional economic cooperation, environmental safety

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged states and geo-political zones in the country to embrace economic cooperation among one another in exploring minerals deposits in their domains, as government refocuses on solid minerals in its economic diversification plan. He, however, cautioned that government would pay …

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FG plans mass sack of teachers without basic qualifications; NCE, B.Ed graduates only, to be considered for 500,000 teaching jobs

Federal Government has disclosed plans to terminate appointments of teachers who are without basic teaching qualifications in all segments of the educational system, from primary through to the tertiary levels. Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah at a parley with journalists on his 65th birthday decried the deterioration …

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President Buhari determined to roll back poverty; Orders distribution of 10,000 tons of grains – Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the release of 10,000 tons of grains from the national strategic grains reserves for national distribution to counter food price increases and the intolerably high exploitation of common people by the trader-class. He has also directed the minister of agriculture to ensure that all the …

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President Buhari receives Amb. Power, U.S Permanent Rep. to UN; says FG compiling comprehensive data on IDPs to quicken resettlement

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the United States, U.S, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, H.E. Ambassador Samantha Power. Issues that featured include the Boko Haram insurgency, the abducted Chibok girls, Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, the economy, governance and collaboration, especially in terms of information and intelligence sharing. Federal Government …

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Lagos vows to go tough on Okada restriction, street trading …Counsels residents on willful compliance with State laws

The Lagos State Government at the weekend said it would henceforth strictly enforce the extant laws in the state especially those bordering on environmental offences and restriction of operation of commercial motorcycles, popularly called Okada in certain routes as well as street trading. Rising from the monthly Security Council Meeting …

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President Buhari inaugurates Nestle’s N5.6bn water factory in Abaji

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria[/caption]President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the N5.6 billion Nestle Waters factory in Abaji, FCT, with a promise to make Nigeria an investment destination in Africa. Represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the President said that the construction of the factory demonstrated the robustness of the …

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FG grants Air Peace Airline international carrier status…To fly China, Atlanta, India, Dubai, Jo’Burg direct from Enugu

There was jubilation Thursday at the round-off ceremony of Enugu state International Investment Summit as the management of Air Peace Airline announced that the Federal Government has granted it approval to operate international flights to five countries. Also, Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, announced urgent plans by …

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Shareholders laud UBA’s financial performance, approve dividend rise by 100%; as 54th AGM holds in Lagos

Shareholders of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) have applauded the financial house for its strong financial performance in 2015 despite the difficult operating environment globally. At the bank’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which held, Friday, at the Eko Atlantic Hotel, Lagos, the shareholders also approved the board’s recommendation to …

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President Buhari worries over huge trade imbalance between Nigeria, China; charges stakeholders to reduce trade deficit; insists Nigeria’s future is bright

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerian and Chinese business communities to work hard to reduce the trade imbalance between the two countries currently in China’s favour. A statement issued in Abuja by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, said Buhari made the …

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