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Dangote set to boost local tomato production in Nigeria …Signs 500 million Naira Investment Agreement with Katsina State to revive Songhai Project

The Group President/CE, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, on Thursday, July 5, 2018, signed an agreement with Katsina State Governor for reviving and upgrading the moribund Songhai project in Dutsinma town, under a 10-year lease agreement. The initiative which will see an initial investment of half a billion Naira by Dangote …

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Police arrest village head, 4 suspects for allegedly abducting 19 ExxonMobil workers

 By Sunday Bassey  The Akwa Ibom Police Command on Sunday confirmed the arrest of a Village head and four suspects for allegedly abducting 19 ExxonMobil staff members. DSP MacDon Achebe, the State Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Eket Local Government Area …

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Buhari to CAN leaders: We must collectively shame those stoking fires of ethnic, religious conflicts

  President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday rallied Christian leaders in the country to remain united and shame those stoking the fires of ethnic and religious conflicts in the country for their short-term political gains. Receiving members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) from the 19 Northern States and Abuja led …

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No breakup in APC–Oshiomhole; We’re investigating membership of group-Publicity Secretary; Submit to rAPC – PDP tells Oshiomhole

  By Taiye Agbaje/ Emmanuel Mogbede The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday dismissed the report that the party has broken up. Oshiomhole reacted in an interview with newsmen shortly after a maiden meeting with the APC caucus in the House of Representatives that lasted …

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Amaechi says funding major challenge to transport infrastructure development in Africa

By Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni   Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has said that funding was the major challenge facing development of transport infrastructure in Africa. Amaechi stated this on Monday during the Annual General Meeting of the Sub-Sahara Africa Transport Policy Programme (SSATP) held in Abuja. The meeting with the …

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President Buhari calls for repatriation of stolen assets without legal obstacles

 President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Nouakchott, Mauritania called on nations where looted assets have been stashed to release them without the usually long technicalities involved in the process of reptriation .Speaking during his introductory remarks as the leader of the African Union theme of the year, Winning the Fight against …

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ECOWAS leaders to tackle conflicts between farmers, herdsmen — Eyadema; Visits Buhari in Katsina

  By Ismaila Chafe The Chairman of ECOWAS Authority and Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema has said that leaders of the region will soon deliberate on the persistent outbreak of clashes between farmers and herdsmen in some countries in the region. Gnassingbe stated this when he addressed newsmen after a …

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Tanker explosion: Osinbajo visits Lagos, says FG saddened by incident …Measures underway to prevent reoccurrence – Ambode

  Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Friday evening visited the Lagos House in Alausa Ikeja to convey the condolences of the Federal Government to the State Government on the tragic tanker explosion on Thursday at the Otedola Bridge which claimed lives and properties. Osinbajo, who spoke shortly …

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Ekiti Guber: PDP accuses INEC Commissioner, two Directors of plotting to rig poll for APC; INEC says it’s a lie

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over alleged plots by the National Commissioner in charge of Operations, Mrs. Amina Zakari and two directors of the commission to manipulate the system and rig the July 14, Ekiti governorship election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A …

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