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Equatorial Guinea confers highest national honour on Buhari; as both countries sign MoU on joint security patrols

The Central African nation of Equatorial Guinea has conferred its highest national honours on President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Tuesday, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President was conferred with the national honour in Malabo, on Monday, for his personal integrity, exemplary …

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Terror attacks: FG orders heightened security at hotels, airports, others

Following the terrorist attack on a beach resort in Ivory Coast which claimed the lives of 16 foreign nationals, including tourists, security has been heightened at prominent hotels, shopping malls and other key places in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), particularly those frequented by foreign nationals and high-profile Nigerians. Six …

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Lekki Gardens: Ambode orders demolition of defective buildings, urges occupants to vacate premises

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Tuesday, directed that stability test be conducted on all building constructed by the Lekki Gardens to ascertain their structural integrity, saying that any building found to be defective will be demolished. The Governor who addressed Government House Correspondents at the Lagos House, Ikeja, shortly …

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Peterside assumes duty as NIMASA DG

Dr. Dakuku Adolphus Peterside has assumed duty as the Director General/CEO of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). According to a statement, Tuesday, by Hajia Lami Tumaka, Head, Public Relations, NIMASA, new DG who arrived the NIMASA Head Office on 4 Burma Road Apapa, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, …

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NNPC, oil firms earn N65bn from gas export

Oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), earned about $323.55 million, or N64.71 billion from the export of gas in January, according to data obtained from the Corporation. A liquefied natural gas carrier arrives at an Exxon Mobil terminal off Porto Levante. gas …

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Group petitions EFCC over alleged diversion of N1.5bn by FCT administration

An anti-corruption coalition, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence investigation into the alleged diversion of N1.5bn by the Federal Capital Territory administration. In a petition signed by the group’s chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju and made available to newsmen, the coalition …

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EFCC arraigns man for $859,939 scam

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Monday, arraigned Femi Ogunlowo and his five companies before Justice R.I.B Adebiyi of the Lagos High Court on 10-count charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and forgery. The accused was arrested by the EFCC following a petition dated 5th of August, …

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Continuous sharing of experience will strengthen electoral process – Yakubu, INEC chairman

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has said the continuous sharing of experience with Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) from other countries will strengthen the electoral process and deepen democracy. He made the assertion when he received the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Zenner at the …

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Buhari calls for collaboration among African oil producers; as VP Osinbajo, Kachikwu, Okunbor tour Shell stand at APPA Congress, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on member nations of the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA) to fast track collaborative efforts geared towards ensuring maximum utilization of the huge gas infrastructure in the continent. Buhari, at the opening ceremony of the 6th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition on Monday in Abuja, …

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