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    Shettima tells donor agencies to increase aid given to Boko Haram victims

Shettima tells donor agencies to increase aid given to Boko Haram victims

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, has appealed to the international community to come to aid of millions of Nigerians affected by Boko Haram, saying they could cause more refugee crisis for the world.Shettima said this while addressing international donor countries and agencies at the ongoing humanitarian donor conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad in Oslo, the capital of Norway.He [...]

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    Oyegun laid the foundation for my victory, says Akeredolu

Oyegun laid the foundation for my victory, says Akeredolu

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), laid the foundation for his “resounding victory”.Delivering his inaugural address at Akure Sports Complex on Friday, Akeredolu commended Oyegun for his “strict adherence to lofty principles”, saying history would be kind to him.He also thanked all governors of the ruling party who chose [...]

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    43 Nigerians deported from three European countries

43 Nigerians deported from three European countries

At least 43 Nigerians arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday night after being deported from Germany, Belgium and Italy.The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said they were sent back to the country for various immigration offences.They were conveyed in a Hi-Fly chartered Airbus 330 with registration number CS-TQW.Bandele Onimode, NEMA’s deputy director, search and rescue [...]

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    Foreign airlines invited to inspect Kaduna airport

Foreign airlines invited to inspect Kaduna airport

Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, has invited foreign airline operators to inspect the Kaduna international airport.The airport will be used as an alternative during the six weeks that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be closed.Speaking on Thursday during a meeting with representatives of the foreign airlines operating the Abuja route, Sirika said he called the meeting to know if [...]

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    Osinbajo summons IGP over kidnap of German archaeologists

Osinbajo summons IGP over kidnap of German archaeologists

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday summoned Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police, over the kidnap of Peter Breunig and Johannes Behringer, German archaeologists, in Kaduna state.According to NAN, Idris briefed the acting president on the efforts the police have made to rescue the victims unhurt and apprehend the kidnappers.The police had since dispatched a team of special forces and investigators [...]

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    FT: Osinbajo meeting Nigeria’s expectations in Buhari’s absence

FT: Osinbajo meeting Nigeria’s expectations in Buhari’s absence

The Financial Times of London has observed governance in Nigeria, since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country over 33 days ago, and concludes that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has seized Buhari's absence to deliver what Nigerians have been expecting for two years.In an article written by Maggie Fick, its west African correspondent, the newspaper said "President Muhammadu Buhari’s five-week absence [...]

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    Police commission promotes 3,224 officers

Police commission promotes 3,224 officers

The police service commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 11 deputy commissioners to the rank of commissioners, and 3,201 assistant superintendents to deputy superintendents.Twelve chief superintendents were promoted to the rank of assistant commissioners, and one assistant commissioner elevated to the rank of deputy commissioner.Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, disclosed this in a statement.The new CPs are; Johnson [...]

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    Budget office DG: No padding in 2017 appropriation bill

Budget office DG: No padding in 2017 appropriation bill

Ben Akabueze, director-general, budget office of the federation, says there is no padding in the 2017 budget.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, Akabueze said he decided to speak in order to clarify issues raised concerning the budget.Akabueze said padding was a term used to describe unauthorised or undisclosed insertions into the budget.“I can say without equivocation that [...]

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    Group vows to protect Nigerians from Trump’s travel ban

Group vows to protect Nigerians from Trump’s travel ban

The Nigerian community says it is prepared to legally defend any Nigerian traveller coming to the US if targeted by immigration officials hiding under the aegis of President Donald Trump’s new travel ban on Friday.Already, the Nigerian Lawyers Association (NLA) and the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigeria (OAN), two influential Nigerian community associations in the US, have embarked on [...]

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    CCB witness: Saraki earned N254,000 as governor

CCB witness: Saraki earned N254,000 as governor

‎Samuel Madojemu, head of investigation Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), on Thursday said Senate President Bukola Saraki earned N254,412.25 as governor.Saraki was governor of Kwara between 2003 and 2011.Madojemu, who is the head, intelligence unit of the CCB, said this wile being led in evidence by Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the prosecution counsel, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).He said [...]

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Exchange Rates

Feb 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.25395.57333.84
LAGOS460600500
KANO470610510
PH480620520
ABUJA450600510
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