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Breaking News!! Chief Olu Falae kidnapped! Police suspect Fulani herdsmen; kidnappers demand N100m ransom

National chairman of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Chief Oluyemisi Falae has reportedly been kidnapped this (Monday) morning. Information made available to journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital, by the Director of Publicity of the party, Mr. Remi Olayiwola, indicated that the octogenarian politician was kidnapped on his farm at …

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NNPC secures $1.2bn Alternative Funding Arrangement for 36 oil wells worth additional $5bn into Federation Account; as Kachikwu projects new deal as template for upstream financing

In a landmark move designed to supplement the Federal Government’s Cash- Call commitment, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has secured a $1.2 bn multi-year drilling financing package for 36 Offshore/Onshore Oil wells under the NNPC/Chevron Nigeria Limited Joint Venture. A statement by Ohi Alegbe, Group General Manager,Group Public Affairs …

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Nigeria’s democracy on quick slide – PDP insists ….They cannot return Nigeria to ‘Egypt’ – APC assures

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress, APC, is leading the country “on a quick slide into fascism and official terrorism” but the APC in a quick reaction, said that the PDP had by its press statement of Saturday, fully launched …

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President Buhari condemns coup d’tat in Burkina Faso, calls for immediate restoration of civil transitional authority

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned, unreservedly, the ouster and detention of the political leaders of Burkina Faso, pledging to “give the fullest possible support to ongoing efforts by the ECOWAS mediatory team of President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Boni Yayi of Benin Republic to quickly restore Burkina Faso …

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Military confirms coup in Burkina Faso; dissolves government; as Amnesty Int’l calls for release of President, PM

Burkina Faso’s military took to the airwaves, Thursday to declare it now controls the West African country, confirming that a coup has taken place just weeks before national elections. The announcement aired on national television and radio said the transitional government was dissolved and the interim president no longer in …

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Shell commends Buhari’s commitment to implementation of UNEP Report; completes 16 of 22 actions

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Nigeria Limited has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment towards the setting up of governance structures that are critical to the comprehensive implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Report. Mr. Igo Weli, General Manager, External Relations, SPDC, who briefed the media, weekend, …

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Osinbajo reiterates FG’s commitment to fighting corruption; as Wike advises churches to stop endorsing politicians

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has pledged to work with   the Catholic Church to enhance the development of Rivers State. This is even as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated that the Muhammadu Buhari-administration remains focused on the fight against corruption, maintaining that ‘the survival of the nation depends on it.’ …

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IDPs camp bomb blast: Only persons with hearts of evil could have done this – Atiku; As death toll rises to 10

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed deep sadness at the bombing of the Yola Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in which several lives were lost and many persons maimed. Suspected Boko Haram terrorists, Friday morning, detonated a bomb at Maikohi Camp, the country’s largest Internally Displaced Camps (IDPs), located …

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NNPC lifts embargo on 113 crude oil vessels; mandates off-takers to guarantee legitimacy of vessels

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Thursday, announced the lifting of the embargo earlier placed on some 113 vessels banning them from engaging in crude oil and gas loading activities in any of the terminals within Nigeria’s territorial waters. The NNPC, however, explained, in a press statement signed by Mr. …

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IGP orders ‘Operation Round Up Persons Inciting Violence’ nationwide; as Uwazuruike, 21 MASSOB, IPOB members arrested

Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazurike, along with 21 other members of the group and those of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were among the list of persons rounded up, Tuesday, on the orders of the Inspector General Police, Mr. …

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We’ll support FG to ensure Nigeria’s survival — Ex-military administrators

Members of the 3rd Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy have restated the association’s commitment and support for the federal government towards ensuring that Nigeria survives the various challenges threatening the country’s unity. The Association declared its commitment towards the sustenance of unity in Nigeria, Thursday, immediately after the …

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Bayelsa guber polls: Jonathan, Secondus, Ijaw leaders to grace Dickson’s declaration, Sept. 8

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa Ahead of next Tuesday’s official declaration of interest to contest the 2016 governorship race by incumbent Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, former president Goodluck Jonathan, chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as prominent Ijaw leaders are among dignitaries expected to grace the …

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Wike’s unjust probe is a comic distraction, as he steals billions of Rivers funds — Amaechi fires back

The Media Office of former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, has drawn attention of the public to recent comments credited to governor of the state, Bar. Nyesom Wike, claiming the incumbent governor is attempting to ‘justify his fraudulent, sham probe of the immediate past governor and distort our statement …

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Give Jonathan’s administration due credit – Former ministers tell Buhari

Formers ministers who served under the immediate past Goodluck Jonathan administration have flayed the present trend by the President Muhammadu Buhari government and the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) to ‘condemn, ridicule and undermine the efforts of that administration, in addition to impugning the integrity of its individual members.’ In …

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