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Gunmen free Igiri’s aged mother in Bayelsa

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa The aged mother of an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Bayelsa State, Madam Ebifieghe Bikoroghe Igiri, who was kidnapped 12 days ago, has regained her freedom. The 105 year-old woman who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen at Foropa, Southern Ijaw local Government Area, is mother to Elder Wilberforce …

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Wike swears-in SAs, inaugurates Post-Primary Schools’ Board; urges personal sacrifices to develop Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has charged the newly sworn-in Special Advisers (SAs) to work towards developing the state, stressing that they must make personal sacrifices in line with the current economic realities. Also, Tuesday, the governor inaugurated the State Post-Primary Schools Board with the declaration that the board will …

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Oil, gas sector facing sharp low revenues — NNPC boss, Kachikwu

Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Ibe Kachikwu, Monday, disclosed that industry  was facing a sharp lower revenues from the country’s oil assets. Kachikwu said this at the 33rd Annual International Conference and Exhibition organised by Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) in Lagos. The NNPC …

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Aggrieved Reps brawl over House committees’ composition; as Gbajabiamila group accuses Dogara of sabotage

Some aggrieved members of the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tuesday, engaged in a free-for-all-fight on the floor of the House to register their grievances over composition of House Committees inaugurated by Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Monday. Accusing Dogara of declaring an outright war …

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Mikel, Iheanacho storm Super Eagles camp; as squad swells to 17 ahead Swaziland clash

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi and Manchester City rookie Kelechi Iheanacho joined Super Eagles camp, Tuesday morning, as numbers of invited players swelled to 17 ahead Friday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Swaziland. Aside Mikel and Iheancho, Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, Turkey-based Godfrey Oboabona, Genk midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, Monaco defender …

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UN Secretary General congratulates Amina Mohammed on her appointment as Minister

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, has sent a message of congratulations to Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, his Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, on her appointment as Minister in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement conveying the best wishes said “The Secretary-General …

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Wike inaugurates LGs’ caretaker committee chairmen, charges them to improve security

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has charged the newly sworn-in local government caretaker committee chairmen to focus on the improvement of security and enhancement of environmental sanitation. He spoke, Monday, at the Government House, Port Harcourt while swearing in 20 Local Government Council Caretaker Committee Chairmen. In a statement signed …

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My job is not really difficult, simply because the constitution is very clear — Yakubu, INEC boss

The newly-appointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Monday, promised to be guided by the Electoral Act and the Constitution in the discharge of his function. Yakubu, who spoke shortly after his inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari, said “I am not sure that my job  …

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