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    • EFCC Quizzes Kwara Assembly Clerk, SSG Over N400m Severance Packages

      The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has commenced the interrogation of the Secretary to Kwara State Government, Alh Isiaka Gold and the clerk of the State House of Assembly, Kperogi Halimat Jummai over the alleged payment of N400 million severance allowances to members of the state executive council and 24 state legislators. The anti- graft agency claimed that the payment of the severance allowances to the concerned public officials did not follow due process. It was…

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    • Lalong, wife, to feed elephant and lions at Jos Wildlife Park

      Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has said that he and his wife Regina, would take up the responsibility of feeding the elephant and the two lions at the Jos Wildlife Park. Lalong made the promise on Tuesday at the event of the 100 Days in Office of the Acting General Manager (GM), Plateau Tourism Corporation, Mrs Salome Bidda. The governor said that the gesture, which was in response to the request of the GM, was aimed at boosting wildlife for…

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    • Nigeria’s Economic Growth Hindered By Weak Institutions – Rewane

      An economic expert, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, has emphasized that Nigeria has what it takes to grow economically but lack of enthusiasm to build strong institutions has hindered the country from achieving the desired economic growth. At a forum where he was the keynote speaker on the theme, “Charting Nigeria’s Path to Growth”, Rewane listed three variables necessary for sustainable economic growth to include good leadership, sound policies, and strong institutions, the most critical being strong institutions. In his speech, he…

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    • Nigeria Will Soon Become One of Easiest Places To Do Business – Osinbajo

      Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has assured SMEs that Nigeria will soon become one of the easiest places in the world to do business, despite the fact that the country does not currently have the luxury. He expressed this optimism at a two-day 2019 USA Fair, and said that Nigeria as a developing country is ambitious in building relations with America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and others. The Vice President who was represented by the Minister of Trade and Investment,…

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    • Breaking: Reps Pass Bill Abolishing HND/BSc Dichotomy

      The House of Representatives, Tuesday, passed the bill for an act abolishing and prohibiting the existing dichotomy between higher national diploma (HND) and Bachelors of Science (BSc) degree holders in the country. The legislation was co-sponsored by Ali Isa from Gombe state and Edward Pwajok from Plateau state. The bill had been passed for second reading since April 2017. It seeks to end perceived discrimination against polytechnic graduates and remove the challenges faced by HND holders, especially those in the…

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    • Army Denies GOC’s Involvement in Oil Bunkering

      …alleges bribe allegation against Wike The 6th Division of the Nigerian Army has described the allegations by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, that the General Officer Commanding the 6th Division in Port Harcourt, Major General Jamil Sarham, is involved in oil bunkering, as “false” and “figment of the Governor Wike’s imagination.” Wike had alleged that the GOC 6th Division was involved in oil bunkering with his boys. But in a press statement issued by the Division’s Spokesman, Col. Aminu…

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    • Saraki Denies Knowledge of New Guidelines to Journalists

      The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has denied knowledge of the new guidelines issued to journalists by the National Assembly to obtain permit and eligibility to cover activities in the legislative chambers. In a memo attached with a press statement addressed to the chairman of the Senate Press Corps and signed by the National Assembly’s Director of Information, Agada Rawlings Emmanuel, the National assembly had issued a new set of guidelines for the registration of journalists. The memo also said…

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    • FG Declares May 29 And June 12 As Public Holidays

      The Nigerian Government has declared May 29th and June 12th as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively. Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja on Monday. Mohammed said that most of the activities formerly performed on May 29 as Democracy Day have been moved to June 12 and that the events slated for May 29, would be low key. He said world leaders…

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    • Gov. Ishaku Bans Use Of Polythene Bags In Jalingo

      Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku on Monday imposed a ban on the use of polythene bags and sachet water nylons within the Jalingo metropolis. The governor ordered the ban at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital during the launching of Taraba state water sanitation and hygiene policy initiated by the state’s ministry of water resources. He said it has become necessary to ban the use of polythene bags and other plastics items to achieve the implementation…

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    • Breaking: FG Appoints Captain Rabiu Yadudu As New FAAN MD

      President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Rabiu Yadudu as the new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). This was made known in a statement by Mr. James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs of the Ministry of Transportation, in Abuja on Monday. Before his appointment, Captain Yadudu was the Director of Airport Operations of the Authority. According to the statement, the new MD, who is a Flight Captain, is to resume with…

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