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Nigeria’s diversity, source of strength – President Buhari tells Isreali envoy; Hails India’s Modi on election victory; Confirms appointment of Adamu as Police IG 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s diversity will remain a source of strength for the development of the country. He spoke on Thursday in Abuja, while receiving Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Mr Shimon Ben-Shosan. President Buhari, also Thursday, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of …

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Vice President Osinbajo’s vehicle breaks down during official visit to Borno        

By Abdullahi Isah, Maiduguri. The coaster bus conveying the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, his host Governor Kashim Shettima and their aides broke down during his one day visit to Maiduguri where he commissioned projects executed by the outgoing government of Governor Shettima. The white coaster bus conveying Governor Shettima and Prof. Osinbajo …

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SNEPCo paid N366 billion in revenue to Nigerian government in 2018

Nigeria’s foremost deep-water oil and gas company, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), paid N366 billion in 2018 as revenue to the federal government from its exploration activities, while it made another N2.1 billion as statutory payment to the Niger Delta Development Commission, SNEPCo’s Managing Director, Bayo Ojulari, …

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Gov. Ugwuanyi receives VP Osinbajo at Enugu Airport as Aviation Minister hails State Govt. on prompt action to ensure airport safety   

  Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo and other top government functionaries on Saturday, May 18, 2019, received Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who was on his way to Abuja, at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. This is as the Minister of …

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FG’s threat to downgrade/shut Enugu airport: State Govt  orders immediate closure of market, removal of illegal structures

Following safety concerns raised by Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on potential air hazards in and around the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, the Enugu State Executive Council has ordered the immediate closure of Orie Emene Market near the …

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What I’ll do as President of 74th United Nations General Assembly — Mohamed-Bande

By Harrison Arubu New York, May 13, 2019 Nigeria’s Ambassador  Tijjani Muhammad-Bande on Monday in New York promised to strengthen global partnership against humanity’s problems if elected President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Muhammad-Bande, who is the country’s Permanent Representative to the UN, made the promise at …

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Shell targets equivalent of 2,400MW electricity from new gas supply project

The ongoing Assa North/Ohaji South gas development project in Imo State, southeast Nigeria will produce 600 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, energy equivalent of about 2400 Megawatts which is enough to provide uninterrupted electricity to about 2.4 million homes, Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria …

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President Buhari thanks China for strides on Nigeria’s infrastructural development  

For what he calls “genuine efforts to improve our infrastructural development,” President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to the People’s Republic of China. The President, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), spoke Friday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience …

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Boko Haram : 11 die in attack near Maiduguri; Many injured; Shops burnt; Soldiers flee    

By Abdullahi Isah,, Maiduguri Eleven persons are believed to have been killed, including four soldiers, while several houses and shops were burnt when  Boko Haram insurgents attacked and chased Military personnel away from their base at Molai Community, on the outskirts of Maiduguri on Tuesday night. The attack, which started at …

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Boko Haram: President Buhari enlists UN support in rehabilitation of IDPs, destroyed infrastructure  

The assistance of United Nations and the international community will be invaluable in reversing the devastation visited on Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency, President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday told the visiting President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces. “The condition …

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President Buhari returns: Can they now swallow their words By Femi Adesina  

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday returned to Abuja, after a 10-day private visit to the United Kingdom. Some reckless online media, irresponsible political opposition, and other bilious groups and individuals, had gone on overdrive since the President left the country on April 25, insinuating that he was going for hospitalization, and …

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