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    APC: Buhari has ended era of private jets for govt officials 

APC: Buhari has ended era of private jets for govt officials 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says President Muhammadu Buhari has ended the era of public officials lavishing Nigeria’s commonwealth on expensive trips.The ruling party said unlike the era of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when public officials flew private jets or first class at will, Buhari's government is prudent with the nation's resources.The party said this on Thursday while reacting to [...]

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    One shot dead, teacher abducted as ‘bandits’ raid Kaduna communities

One shot dead, teacher abducted as ‘bandits’ raid Kaduna communities

At least one person has been killed while five others, including a primary school teacher, have been abducted in fresh attacks on communities in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.A group known as The Birnin Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Ibrahim Nagwari, chairman of the group, lamented that in the [...]

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    ‘Bail for sale’: CSO asks n’assembly to probe police

‘Bail for sale’: CSO asks n’assembly to probe police

Due Process Advocates Foundation (DPA), a civil society organisation (CSO), has asked the national assembly to investigate the police over alleged abuse of their prosecutorial powers.The call for the probe is coming after TheCable reported about bribery at Pedro police station in Lagos state.In a statement on Thursday, Ifeanyi Calistus, DPA information director, said the report highlights "some institutional failures [...]

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    Nigeria ‘has attained’ food sufficiency

Nigeria ‘has attained’ food sufficiency

Maimuna Habib, director of projects coordinating unit at the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development, says Nigeria has attained food sufficiency.Habib spoke in Abuja during a programme held in commemoration of the World Food Day.She said the country had gone into value addition of its commodities from the north to the south.The director added that farmers have started making [...]

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    Odinkalu challenges court jurisdiction in suit Kaduna filed against him

Odinkalu challenges court jurisdiction in suit Kaduna filed against him

Chidi Odinkalu, a former chairman National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has challenged the jurisdiction of the Kaduna chief magistrate court hearing a suit filed against him by the government of Kaduna state.The state government had instituted the case of “injurious falsehood” against Odinkalu following some claims he made about killings in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna in February.The governor [...]

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    Onitsha fire: Buhari asks FRSC, transport ministry to work harder

Onitsha fire: Buhari asks FRSC, transport ministry to work harder

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the victims of the tanker explosion in Onitsha, Anambra state.A petrol-laden truck, which lost control, exploded after ramming into some buildings in the Upper Iweka axis of the city, on Wednesday.The incident sparked confusion among residents and traders at nearby Ochanga market, where over 100 shops were reportedly razed.The state police command said a woman and [...]

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    Nigerians need to pray more over insecurity, says Lawan

Nigerians need to pray more over insecurity, says Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says Nigeria needs more prayers to overcome its challenges.A statement by Ola Awoniyi, his special adviser on media, quoted Lawan as saying this when he received a delegation of the Christian legislators' fellowship of the national assembly.The delegation was led by Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy senate president, and Orji Kalu, senate chief whip, was also in attendance.According [...]

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    Reps: Nigerians think we are not committed to country’s growth

Reps: Nigerians think we are not committed to country’s growth

The house of representatives says many Nigerians believe that federal lawmakers have not shown any genuine commitment to the growth of the country.The lower legislative chamber also said a lot of citizens do not understand their role, adding that this has contributed to the negative image of the legislature.Benjamin Kalu, spokesman of the house, said this on Wednesday during the [...]

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    ICYMI: Woman, baby killed in Onitsha inferno

ICYMI: Woman, baby killed in Onitsha inferno

The Anambra police command says a yet-to-be-identified woman and her child were killed in the petrol tanker fire incident which occurred on Wednesday in Onitsha.Haruna Mohammed, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the death in a statement.Mohammed said the bodies of the unidentified woman and her baby were deposited at Toronto Hospital, Onitsha.He said the fire, which [...]

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    ‘We’ll stand by you’ — Obiano reaches out to victims of Onitsha inferno

‘We’ll stand by you’ — Obiano reaches out to victims of Onitsha inferno

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, has sympathised with the victims of the fire incident at Onitsha on Wednesday.A tanker laden with petroleum products had fallen into a ditch and spilled its contents, resulting in an explosion.The fire razed structures, including shops on Upper Iweka road and at Ochanja market.Men of the Anambra State Fire Service were unable to put [...]

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