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We’ve begun sanitizing NNPC to make it free of corruption; trial of those who misappropriated NNPC revenues to start soon – Buhari tells China’s President

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his determination to fully sanitize Nigeria’s oil industry and make it totally free of corruption and shady deals. Speaking at a meeting with President Xi Jinping of China on the sidelines of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations on Sunday in New York, …

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President Buhari remains fully committed to improved national security and succour for IDPs – Presidency

The Presidency has described as erroneous, mischievous and uncharitable, reports that have given the impression that President Muhammadu Buhari is not concerned about the well-being of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, or the security of the country, because the Nigerian delegation to the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly …

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Shakira and Angélique Kidjo raise their voices in support of a new development era for children

The Grammy Award-winning singers joined Pope Francis, Malala Yousafzai and children from around the world at a special ceremony to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals Shakira and AngéliqueKidjo celebrated Friday’s adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals with powerful performances before an audience at the United Nations General Assembly that included …

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270 Nigerian experts, diaspora seek oil and gas opportunities at SNEPCo business summit in Aberdeen

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria Ltd (SNEPCo) hosted a business summit in Aberdeen, September 12, at which over 270 personnel representing Nigerian companies within and outside the country explored opportunities to repatriate skills and experience to the oil and gas industry back home. The forum, christened The …

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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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Mercedes beats Audi to become world’s second biggest luxury car maker

Mercedes-Benz outsold Audi in the eight months through August to become the world’s second-biggest luxury-car maker, as both Audi and BMW struggled to match its sales growth in China. Mercedes delivered 1.19 million vehicles in the period, 10,880 cars more than the 1.18 million at Volkswagen AG’s Audi. The Daimler …

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You are a traitor – Ijaw group blasts former Jonathan’s aide

The Izon Ibe Youth Assembly, a socio-cultural group in Bayelsa State, has accused a one-time Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa, of releasing sensitive documents to the President Muhammadu Buhari government to win favour. The organisation specially said the ex-Presidential Aide was responsible for the document containing details …

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