Category Archives: Local News

FEC okays N230.28b for roads, mining

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THE Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday approved N230.28 billion for roads projects and mining data. Minister of Information Lai Mohammed and Minister of State for Mines and Steel Bawa Bwari briefed State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said: “Also approved […]

Macron to Nigerian youths: get involved in politics

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FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has told Nigerian youths to be actively involved in politics to change the country’s narrative. Describing politics as important, the French president said only Nigerians could change their image and that of the country before the comity of nations. Macron, who was accompanied by Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, threw the […]

$322m Abacha’s loot: Group faults disbursement plan

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The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has faulted Federal Government’s plan to share part of the repatriated $322,000,000 Abacha loot from Switzerland to the poor and vulnerable. Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reforms, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, said on June 20 that the Federal Government plans to disburse N5,000 to 302,000 households categorised […]

Why I’m selling off recovered assets, by Buhari

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that the world is waiting to see if the Presidents coming after him will return the loots and assets being recovered by his administration from those who looted the treasury. He noted that stolen assets seized from looters under his military rule were returned to them when he was ousted […]

APC crisis: Oshiomhole assures on justice, fairness

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National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday said that the adoption of the principles of justice and fairness will be the way forward to resolve the differences in the party. Oshiomhole also noted that apart from upholding the principles of fairness and justice, the party would courageously stand by the truth […]

Telcos: data rollover’ll affect our revenue

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The Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has said the new directive by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on data rollover will negatively impact the revenues of carriers. Its President, Olusola Teniola, yesterday lamented that the directive would ensure full utilisation of data purchased by telecoms consumers. The NCC had directed the operators to […]

OPEC output climbs as Saudi opens tap

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The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oil output rose last month as Saudi Arabia pumped at a near-record rate. This is a sign the world’s top exporter is heeding calls from the United States (U.S.) and other consumers for more oil, a Reuters survey showed yesterday. The oil cartel pumped 32.32 million barrels per day (bpd) […]

INEC chief to Fayose: Fayemi didn’t hire us to rig

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner, Mrs. Amina Zakari, has denied Governor Ayo Fayose’s allegation that she and three other officials have been hired by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to rig the July 14 governorship poll. She challenged Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to provide evidence to […]

Buhari to unveil special scheme for people with disabilities

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has hinted of plans to initiate special support scheme for people with disabilities. Buhari said this during a gala night organised by the ActionAid Nigeria in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to support the less-privileged through arts. It was held on Sunday night in Abuja to raise funds […]

EFCC has secured 139 convictions, says spokesman

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Between January and last month, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has secured 139 convictions. A statement by the agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said: “The figure, which is an improvement of the 89 convictions recorded in May, is indeed, significant in many respects, particularly, as it includes the conviction of […]