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Gov. Wike berates Rivers APC for misinforming Acting President; Osinbajo confirms Wike ‘Mr Projects;’ Departs Rivers after visit

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has berated the leaders of the APC in the state for misinforming Acting President Yemi Osinbajo that they were holding an APC meeting in Port Harcourt, only for them to turn around to pretend to hold a Niger Delta Stakeholders meeting. The governor lauded …

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South West Governors resolve to collaborate on security …Adopt uniform educational curriculum, agric partnership …As Ambode, Fayose, Ajimobi, Aregbesola, Mimiko meet in Ekiti

Southwest Governors on Monday resolved to work together to address the security challenges confronting the region and foster economic growth and well-being of the people. The Governors, in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting of Southwest Governors’ Forum held at the Government House in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti …

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How operations Python Dance, Crocodile Smile tackled pipeline vandalism, kidnapping in S’South, S’East – GOC

From: Madu Ezenoha, Enugu The reduction in Niger Delta militancy especially pipeline vandalism, as well as taming of kidnappers and other criminals in South East are some of the accomplished targets of military operations in the two zones of the country. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division Nigerian Army, …

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Lagos City Marathon: Kenya’s Kiptum defends title, wins $50,000 …We’re on track to reposition sports in Lagos – Ambode …Says Marathon’ll put state on world map

In a time of two hours, 15 minutes and 20 seconds, Kenya’s, Abraham Kiptum who won the maiden edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday successfully defended his title at the second edition of the race carting away the grand prize of $50,000. His time was a new …

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Gov. Wike holds airport reception for Acting President enroute Bayelsa; Visits Rivers State Monday

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday held an airport reception for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa. Governor Wike was supported by his Deputy, Ipalibo Harry Banigo, political leaders of Rivers State and officials of the Federal Government. Prominent among those who witnessed …

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DMO does it again as $USD1b Eurobond is oversubscribed by 800%

Nigeria comfortably raised $1 billion in its return to the Eurobond market Thursday, in what signifies a global investors’ endorsement of the Federal Government’s economic recovery initiatives and growth. The issue was 750% oversubscribed, underscoring still buoyant investor appetite for scarce frontier African paper, despite a recent selloff in emerging …

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President Buhari receives Asiwaju Tinubu, Chief Akande in London; Senate President, Saraki speaks with him

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that he spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday night, even as pictures surfaced of the President receiving All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftains, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande in London. The health of the President, who went on vacation …

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Isheri kidnap: Ambode orders prompt arrest of culprits …Commiserates with families of killed security guards

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday directed the State Police Command to ensure prompt arrest of kidnappers who struck on Wednesday evening in Isheri area of the State killing three security guards. The kidnappers were said to have also abducted the Secretary of the Isheri North Residents Association, …

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Dogara, Saraki, Elumelu, Fashola, others at Nigerian Power Sector Dialogue/Workshop; NASS will support initiative to boost power sector – Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, said the National Assembly is fully ready to support and drive every actionable initiative that is expected to boost the nation’s power sector significantly. Saraki, who gave this assurance in his speech at the opening of a two-day stakeholders interactive dialogue/workshop on …

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Religious crisis not peculiar to Buhari’s govt – Osinbajo; Says Southern Kaduna killings still being investigated

AGENE GODWIN, Benin Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said the religious violence witnessed in some parts of the country is not peculiar to the President Muhammadu Buhari government or the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration. Osinbajo, at the biannual conference of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, in Benin …

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Ambode insists on removing yellow buses (Danfo) from Lagos roads …Reveals new sanitation policy

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday insisted plans are afoot to remove yellow buses popularly known as Danfo from Lagos roads for a more efficient, well-structured and world class mass transportation system that would facilitate ease of movement within the city. The Governor also said that his administration …

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President Buhari’s health condition: There’s nothing to worry about – Presidency

The Presidency has responded to the anxiety that heightened with the announcement of postponement of the return of President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday, with a statement reassuring Nigerians that there was nothing seriously wrong with the President. A statement by Garba Shehu, his SSA Media & Publicity, said that the President …

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President Buhari extends vacation, writes National Assembly; Lai Mohammed denies report on President’s return

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media …

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Airtel Touching Lives returns for Season Three; Elumelu, Amosun, Awosika, Nnaji, others grace premiere

The third season of Airtel Touching Lives, the popular philanthropy programme sponsored by leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, premiered in Lagos on Saturday. The event, which was held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, was attended by some of Nigeria’s most prominent public officials, celebrities, and captains of industry. …

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Nigeria deeply divided along ethnic, religious lines – Pastor Atoyebi at Pastor Adeboye Birthday Lecture; Calls for separation of Minister of Justice from Attorney General of the Federation

Leading lawyer and top cleric, Pastor Femi Atoyebi, SAN, has said that Nigeria is a deeply divided nation and that the deep divides, along ethnic and religious lines, have hindered the emergence of excellent and effective leadership. Pastor Atoyebi, Senior Partner of Femi Atoyebi & Co, who said these at …

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We’ve judiciously utilized our bailout fund, Ugwuanyi tells Senate Committee

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has stated that the N4.207billion bailout fund his administration received for the purposes of liquidating the outstanding pensions and subvention to parastatals, agencies and departments has been judiciously utilized by the state government. Gov. Ugwuanyi stated this during a courtesy visit by members of …

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Ambode okays death penalty for kidnappers …Signs Anti-Kidnapping, Sporting Bills into Law …Gov’s assent direct response to kidnapping, Says Speaker

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday signed into law the anti-kidnapping bill recently passed by the State House of Assembly, with a pledge to ensure its full implementation to eradicate kidnapping once and for all in the State. The Prohibition of the Act of Kidnapping Law imposes a …

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