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Buhari approves N160 to $1 rate for Christian Pilgrims’ operations

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an official exchange rate of N160 to $1 for the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission’s (NCPC) operations. Disclosing this development to State House correspondents, Monday, Executive Secretary of the Commission, John Keneddy-Opara, said the President assured of his continued cooperation with the commission’s activities. Keneddy-Opara was …

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FG, UN collaborate to secure schools

The Federal Government is collaborating with the United Nations Special Envoy on Global Education to ensure security in all schools in the country. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr MacJohn Nwaobiala, disclosed this in an address he delivered at the annual Speech and Prize-Giving Day ceremony of King’s …

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Probe past NLNG payments, APC urges FG, condemns PDP’s grandstanding; Stop lying to Nigerians, PDP replies APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the Federal Government to urgently unravel what happened to the past Company Income Tax/Education Tax as well as dividends paid to the Nigerian government by the NLNG, against the background of published reports that the funds were never paid into the Federation …

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Nigerian, British firms agree 27 partnerships in Shell sponsored-collaboration

A total of 27 partnerships have been agreed by Nigerian and British companies under the auspices of the annual Nigeria-UK engagement programme sponsored by the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo). The partnerships cover a wide range of oil and gas activities including engineering, maintenance, fabrication and support …

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Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls hold Nov 21, Dec 5

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 21 and December 5 for Kogi and Bayelsa states governorship elections respectively. A statement by the Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of the electoral body, Dr. Chris O. Iyimoga, revealed that final notices of the elections shall be issued on …

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