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Presidential relief package drawn from NLNG dividends, Excess Crude Account still intact;APC hails Buhari for ending workers’ misery

The Presidency has denied reports that the Excess Crude Account, ECA, has been liquidated and funds in it shared for the purpose of helping the states to pay outstanding salaries of their workers. A statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Tuesday, said …

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All political assassinations, intimidation, kidnappings will be investigated and prosecuted, Buhari assures

President Muhammadu Buhari has given assurance, Saturday in Abuja, that his administration will ensure that all cases of political assassinations, intimidation and kidnappings in the country are thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators speedily brought to justice, irrespective of their political affiliations. Addressing State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) …

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We cannot rest until we see improvement of the electoral processes in Nigeria — Zakari, new INEC boss

  Following her appointment, Tuesday, by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari has pledged to continue to work towards the improvement of the electoral process. It would be recalled that President Buhari, late Tuesday appointed Zakari as Acting Chair …

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Buhari assures reforms, new policies in oil & gas sector to boost national income

President Muhammadu Buhari said, Tuesday, in Abuja that his administration will undertake appropriate reforms and implement fresh policies to boost national income from oil and gas production. Speaking at separate meetings with delegations from Exxon- Mobil and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG), President Buhari listed the removal of …

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Buhari inaugurates National Economic Council; promises new economic policies to grow Nigeria’s economy

President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, promised that the economic policies that his administration would soon unveil would grow the Nigeria’s economy and finance the external obligations of the country. He also assured that his administration would run an open government that would be governed by prudent fiscal management and creative revenue …

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Day 30: PDP to Buhari, APC; Appoint ministers, SGF, aides in 10 days —Buhari is cleaning PDP’s Augean Stable – Adesina replies

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to set up his government by naming his ministers, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and advisers in the next ten days “as Nigerians did not vote for a sole administrator but for a democratic government.” …

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Shell postgraduate scholars return with laurels, big dreams

An additional 10 beneficiaries of the postgraduate scholarship scheme of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) operated Joint Venture have returned to Nigeria on completion of their one-year Master’s programmes in three top British universities. The beneficiaries from Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa states have completed courses in engineering …

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National Assembly leadership: Buhari accepts Saraki, Dogara; APC kicks; Atiku, Tambuwal, PDP, others congratulate them

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he has taken note of the outcome of the just-concluded election of leaders of the National Assembly, though he would rather that the process of electing the leaders as initiated and concluded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) had been followed. Senator Bukola Saraki …

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Maritime industry will grow capacity; create employment — Okowa, Delta Gov.

  Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has declared that the predominance of conventional universities in Nigeria to the detriment of specialized universities is largely responsible for the current unemployment challenges confronting the Nigerian economy. Receiving Management of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Governing Council …

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