Friday, June 22, 2018

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    Enugu secures insurance cover for Rangers players, technical crew

Enugu secures insurance cover for Rangers players, technical crew

The Enugu state government says it has secured an insurance cover for the players and technical crew of Rangers International FC.Joseph Udedi, commissioner for sports, told NAN in Enugu on Friday that the insurance covers accident, adding that it was for the ongoing 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Udedi, who disclosed that the insurance policy was being handled by Premium Insurance [...]

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    N30bn smuggled into power budget, says Abaribe

N30bn smuggled into power budget, says Abaribe

Enyinnaya Abaribe, chairman, senate committee on power, steel development and metallurgy, says N30 billion was smuggled into the power budget.He said the N30 billion was listed for expansion and re-enforcement of infrastructure in the distribution companies to reduce stranded firms.The senator said his committee was not aware of the insertion.He said: "The amount never passed through the senate power committee. [...]

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    NCC to release new price for data, says Danbatta

NCC to release new price for data, says Danbatta

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) is looking to release a new price for data, says Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of the government parastatal.Danbatta made the disclosure on Thursday during his induction as a Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Engineering (NAE).He was inducted along with 11 others at the investiture of Fola Lasisi, a professor, as the 10th president of [...]

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    Four killed in fresh Plateau attack

Four killed in fresh Plateau attack

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed four members of a family in Kai village in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN on Thursday.Tyopev said the incident occurred on Wednesday night and was reported to the division by one Maren Mahan.The police public relations [...]

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    PHOTOS: Preparation in top gear for APC convention

PHOTOS: Preparation in top gear for APC convention

Preparation are in top gear at Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Members of the party from every part of the country would converge on Eagle square to choose the next leaders of the party.Below are pictures from the venue:Photo credit: NAN [...]

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    Suicide bombers killed in Borno military barracks

Suicide bombers killed in Borno military barracks

Two female suicide bombers died on Wednesday night while attempting to infiltrate 333 artillery military hangout in Maiduguri, Borno state.Edet Okon, police public relations officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.Okon said one of the bombers was gunned down by soldiers while trying to buy a ticket to gain entrance into Mammy market, where soldiers socialise, while [...]

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    APC convention: Governors to prune aspirants

APC convention: Governors to prune aspirants

The All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention committee has mandated governors under the party to meet with aspirants from their states to explore the possibility of a consensus.Abubakar Badaru, governor of Jigawa who is chairman of the committee, said this at the end of a meeting with governors.“What we asked is that the governors should meet with the aspirants to [...]

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    Police shut down major highways in Kaduna over Zakzaky’s arraignment

Police shut down major highways in Kaduna over Zakzaky’s arraignment

Major highways leading to Kaduna high court in Kaduna metropolis were on Thursday shut down over the arraignment of Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites.Journalists, who trooped to the court premises to cover the case were also barred from entering by heavily armed security men stationed at all strategic points leading to [...]

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    Oshiomhole vows to ensure party supremacy if elected APC chairman

Oshiomhole vows to ensure party supremacy if elected APC chairman

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, says he will ensure party supremacy if elected as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at its national convention on Saturday.He stated this on Wednesday in Abuja when he had an interactive session with APC young stakeholders.Oshiomohole said it was the duty of political parties, particularly a governing party, to have policies [...]

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    Corps member wins $2,500 Afriture Painting Competition

Corps member wins $2,500 Afriture Painting Competition

Julius Agbaje, a 26-year-old National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, has won the 2018 Afriture Painting Competition. [...]

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    FG to carry out voluntary repatriation of 91,000 Nigerians from Cameroon

FG to carry out voluntary repatriation of 91,000 Nigerians from Cameroon

The federal government says it will commence the voluntary repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in July.Sadiya Farouk, federal commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), disclosed this on Wednesday at the occasion to commemorate the 2018 World Refugees Day in Abuja.She said Nigeria, Cameroon and UNHCR had signed a tripartite agreement which inaugurated [...]

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    Adelabu, ex-CBN deputy gov, joins Oyo guber race

Adelabu, ex-CBN deputy gov, joins Oyo guber race

Adebayo Adelabu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigerian (CBN), has declared his intention to contest the Oyo governorship election in 2019 on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).He made the declaration on Wednesday at the APC secretariat in Ibadan after paying a visit to his family compound and APC stalwarts in his local government.Adelabu is the [...]

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    Agbakoba’s NIM fuses into ‘untainted’ ANN

Agbakoba’s NIM fuses into ‘untainted’ ANN

The Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM) on Wednesday adopted Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) as the political party to contest the 2019 general election.The political movement announced its adoption of ANN, a relatively new party, at a gathering on Lagos.NIM is chaired by Olisa Agbakoba, former national president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), and co-chaired by Abdul Jelil-Tafawa Balewa.NAN reports [...]

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    Heavy rainfall causes bridge collapse in Taraba

Heavy rainfall causes bridge collapse in Taraba

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has announced the collapsed of a bridge linking Jalingo and Wukari at Maraban Gassol in Taraba state.Fashola, in a statement signed by Theodore Ogaziechi, director of information in the ministry, said the incident occurred after a downpour on Wednesday evening.He said the contractor on the axis had been mobilised to commence emergency [...]

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    Nigeria not under threat from ISIS, says DHQ

Nigeria not under threat from ISIS, says DHQ

The defence headquarters says there is no evidence to support the allegation that ISIS has been "sneaking Jihadists into Nigeria from Syria".John Agim, acting director of defence information, said this in Abuja on Wednesday.Agim said if it is true that the militants had been training fighters in Nigeria, proactive measures would  be taken to "nip such development in the bud".“It is [...]

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    World Cup: Nigerian enters Finland illegally from Russia

World Cup: Nigerian enters Finland illegally from Russia

A yet to be identified Nigerian was among five persons who entered Finland illegally with the help of World Cup identity papers.  [...]

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