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Thursday , 19 October 2017

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Osinbajo, Kachikwu, Baru meet in Villa

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The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, on Wednesday held a closed door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his office at the presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr. Kachikwu, who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting said it was held to discuss issues ...

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Court Okays Justice Gladys Olotu’s compulsory retirement


The National Industrial Court has validated the decision of the National Judicial Council which retired a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Gladys Olotu, compulsorily in February 2014. In the judgment delivered on September 20, 2017, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Justice E. N Agbakoba, held that the NJC followed the ...

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Reach Hearts with Pidgin, Attract Huge Crowds


Advancement of Pidgin language received a great boost some weeks ago at Ota,Ogun State. It was at the Nigerian Pidgin series Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses held from September 29 to October 1; eighth in the series of the 2017 “Don’t Give Up!” Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses.,it drew by far the largest crowd of 10,067 delegates. The  convention was the first in Nigerian ...

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Gani Adams reveals how & why he becomes Aare Ona Kakanfo

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The new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, on Tuesday, said he My wife was afraid when I told her. It took me time to convince her that the position is not synonymous with death. “I eventually wrote to the Alaafin of Oyo to indicate my interest in the position. The rest today is history.” would use his new position ...

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Over 1000 firms bid for 2017 railway project

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Over 1000 companies expressed interest in 17 categories of projects for the 2017 capital projects of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). The Managing Director of the NRC, Engr. Fidet Okhiria disclosed this on Tuesday while declaring open the process for the opening of bids for the projects. The formal opening of bids held at the corporate headquarters of the NRC ...

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UNICEF’s Citizen Journalism in Nigeria hit 2 million

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U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform to engage with communities on issues that affect them, surpassed two million registered responders in Nigeria on Monday. U-Report uses simple Short Message Service (SMS) messages and social media to reach communities around the country and provides an opportunity for community members to share their opinions and drive positive change. U-Report relies on volunteer ...

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N/ Korea manufactures weapon that could ‘kill 90 per cent of Americans’

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Experts have warned Congress that it is ignoring a newly-developed weapon from North Korea which could shut down the US power grid and kill the vast majority of Americans within a year. Two members of the disbanded congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) commission said at a recent House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing that a nuclear EMP attack from Kim Jong Un ...

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Pressure on Senate to drop $25b contracts probe

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The Senate Ad Hoc Committee probing the “$25billion transactions” by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is under pressure to drop the enquiry. Some prominent citizens have been asking committee Chairman Aliyu Wammako to either stay action on the probe or work towards a “soft-landing” investigation and report. Others, who are influential stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, have ...

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Makarfi disappoints Ogun PDP,.”.he treated us with contempt”


PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Chairman Senator Ahmed Makarfi left Abeokuta unceremoniously  yesterday,after a private meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ostensibly to seek his help in rebuilding and rejuvenating the crisis-ridden party. Makarfi, after leaving Obasanjo, shunned the party’s state secretariat on Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard, Abeokuta – about 250 metres away from OOPL, where he met the ex-president. ...

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IPOB Leaders’ surety ,Abaribe, ordered to produce Kanu


A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and two others, who stood surety for Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu to account for his whereabouts. Justice Binta Nyako gave the order at the resumed trial of Kanu and three others yesterday when his (Kanu’s) lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor could not explain why his client was ...

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