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[News] : NPA recovers $5.1m ‘hidden’ in Heritage Bank

The management of Nigerian Ports Authority has reportedly recovered $5.1m out of the sum of $24.1m it said to have discovered “hidden” in Heritage Bank after it resumed in July. According to Shipsandports, the amount was not disclosed in the handover note the current leadership of the organization received from the past management. While speaking with […]

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[News] : Buhari orders immediate payment of Falcons

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate payment of all entitlements due to  the Super Falcons, record winners of the African Women Championship. Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday, saying Buhari summoned Solomon Dalung, minister of sports, and Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, over the saga. Kyari […]

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[News] : How Nigeria’s N53 trillion budget of 18 years failed

Govt promises better deal for citizens in 2017 The controversy over performance of the 2016 budget is just the latest in a series of government’s failed efforts at infrastructure building in the last 18 years despite ambitious budgets totaling N53 trillion within the period. The nation’s yearly budget, which started from a modest expenditure plan […]

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[News] : By the time I finish testifying there will be no Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu tells Judge

Trial Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Federal Government the nod to shield identities of witnesses billed to testify against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. In a ruling, yesterday, Justice Nyako held that names of all the prosecution witnesses, who […]

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[News] : Pay us our pensions, gratuities, Delta pensioners beg Okowa

DELTA State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, has called on the state government to pay up all their outstanding pensions and gratuities, lamenting that a large number of its members were living from hand to mouth. Chairman of NUP in the state, Mr Robert Chukwunyem, who stated this at the 2016 Pensioner’s […]

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[News] : MMM Russian Founder Sergey Mavrodi Writes Federal Government of Nigeria

Ifeanyi Nwoko, NAN: MMM Founder, Sergey Mavrodi has allegedly written an open letter to the Federal Government of Nigeria explaining the benefits of the scheme. The letter was displayed on the page of all participants of the Scheme. Recall the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had warned Nigerians […]

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[News] : Bureau to investigate Army Chief Buratai for alleged false asset declaration

The Code of Conduct Bureau has pledged to invite Nigeria’s Army Chief, Tukur Buratai, for questioning as it verifies his asset declaration to determine whether or not he is culpable of false asset declaration. Mr. Buratai, a lieutenant general, was enmeshed in asset declaration scandal after evidence emerged that he owned property in Dubai. The […]

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[News] : Dangote Cement Gives Scholarship To Ibese Host Communities

In keeping with its quest to contribute to the development of education in the country, the management of Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese plant in Ogun state would be announcing a fresh multi-million naira scholarship awards for secondary school and higher institution students from its host communities. The scholarship award which is part of the company’s […]

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[News] : Airlines panic as Nigeria, Ghana run out of aviation fuel

• Scheduled holiday trips at risk • NCAA suspends five crewmembers for allegedly using marijuana Foreign airlines operating in Nigeria are panicking over current fuel shortage on the West African coast that may affect their operations especially as the Yuletide season beckons. While Nigeria, which is the major market on the continent, is running short […]

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[News] : Delta’s Home-Grown School Feeding Programme Kicks off

In this report, Omon-Julius Onabu writes that Delta State is set to kick off of its school feeding programme     A two-day expanded stakeholders meeting on homegrown school feeding programme recently held in Asaba, the Delta State capital, aimed chiefly at fine-tuning the process and working instruments for the implementation of the Delta State […]