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Again Court strikes out Saraki’s application to stop trial

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Again Court strikes out Saraki’s application to stop trial

Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday struck out the application by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, seeking nullification of his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. Saraki had in his application before the Justice Kafarati-led court requested that his ongoing trial at the Tribunal be stopped, […]

Nigerian government delegation visits Chibok, reassures on commitment to find missing girls

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Nigerian government delegation visits Chibok, reassures on commitment to find missing girls

The Federal Government on Thursday reassured that it will continue to strive hard to find the 219 missing students of the Government Secondary School Chibok who were abducted on April 14, 2014 by suspected insurgent. Amina Muhammad, the Minister of Environment, said this while speaking at the 2nd year anniversary of the abduction of the […]

SON, EU BUILDS OPERATORS’ CAPACITY ON NON-OIL EXPORTS

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SON, EU BUILDS OPERATORS’ CAPACITY ON NON-OIL EXPORTS

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in collaboration with European Union (EU) has concluded plans to organise a final national training on standards on code of practice for some agriculture produces. The workshop scheduled for Abuja on April 2016 , according to a statement jointly signed by Mrs. Chinyere Egwuonwu, Acting Director of SON […]

Osun Doctors Call Off Seven Months Strike

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Osun Doctors Call Off Seven Months Strike

Striking medical doctors in Osun State under the aegis of Association of Medical and Dental Officers, on Sunday suspended their seven months industrial action. The chairman of the association, Isiaka Adekunle, confirmed the suspension of the strike in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Sunday in Osogbo. He said the […]

2016 Budget Will Lift Millions of Nigerians Out of Poverty – Lai Mohammed

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2016 Budget Will Lift Millions of Nigerians Out of Poverty - Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the 2016 budget will lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty and that there is no disagreement whatsoever between the Executive and the Legislature on the 2016 Budget, which has been passed by the National Assembly. “There is absolutely no rift, no issue […]

Police Kill Armed Robber In Shootout, Recover Gun, Ammunition

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Police Kill Armed Robber In Shootout, Recover Gun, Ammunition

Lagos State police command has killed an armed robber  while a policeman sustained gunshot wound in the stomach during a shootout at Coconut, in Apapa area of the metropolis. The State command spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos told LEADERSHIP Friday that a policeman attached to Police Mobile Force 2 Keffi , Ikoyi had engaged a notorious […]

NACA Takes HIV Study to C/River

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NACA Takes HIV Study to C/River

As part of efforts to checkmate the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to uninfected persons, National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) has taken Nigerian Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) demonstration study to Cross River State. The study, which is conducted in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to PREP coordinator in the state, […]

China’s Oil Imports From Nigeria Falls

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China’s Oil Imports From Nigeria Falls

China’s crude oil import from Nigeria dropped by 7.5 percent from 11.41 million barrels in 2014 to 10.56 million barrels last year, information gathered from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC ) has shown. According to figures made public by NNPC data, the world’s largest energy consumer bought  crude from Nigeria just for five months in 2015 […]

Naira Remains Static at N322 Per Dollar Two Days After Easter Break

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Naira Remains Static at N322 Per Dollar Two Days After Easter Break

The Naira on Wednesday, March 30, maintained its exchange rate at N322 to a dollar. It also remained firm against the two other major currecies, the pound sterlin which exchanged at N448 and the \euro which sold for N355. However, at the official interbank rate, N197, was exchange for a dollar. Some traders at the parallel […]

FG Nets N500million from Renewal of Dormant Mining Licences

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FG Nets N500million from Renewal of Dormant Mining Licences

The Federal Government has made over N500million from the renewal of dormant mining licences, as the 30-day ultimatum given to owners of dormant mining licences to renew them elapses today, Thursday, March 31. More than half of the owners of the dormant licences published for revocation have for the past few days been scurrying to […]