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FG: Nigeria won’t experience food crisis

The National Food Security Council has assured Nigerians that there won’t be incidence of food crisis in the country. It acknowledged the current hike in the prices of food commodities, but said it would only last for a while as the new harvest season has begun with its attendant influx of fresh food items into […]

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Petrol price, electricity tariff hike: NLC, TUC join forces to shut down economy

  Regina Otokpa Abuja   The Trade Union Congress (TUC), yesterday, said it will join forces with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shut down economic activities in Nigeria on September 28, should the Federal Government refuse to reverse the recent increase in the pump price of petrol and hike in electricity tariff.   The […]

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JUST IN: INEC presents Certificate of Return to Obaseki, Shaibu

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday presented certificate of return to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu. The National Commissioner, INEC in charge of Edo, Rivers, and Bayelsa, Mrs. May Agbmuche-Mbu made the presentation on Tuesday at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, the Edo State capital. […]

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Edo Poll: Abdulsalami, observers hail INEC, security agencies

For the first time in a long while, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security agencies have become the toast of a cross section of Nigerians, following the peaceful conduct of last Saturday’s governorship election which took place in Edo State.   Prominent Nigerians, yesterday, eulogised the election […]

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FG spends N8.9trn on subsidy in 10 years – PPPRA

    The Federal Government has spent a total of N8.94 trillion on oil subsidy between 2006 and 2015, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has said.   The agency disclosed this in a document on subsidy payment released in Abuja yesterday. It said that the subsidy was paid to oil marketers and the […]

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El-Rufai: Electorate changed minds on APC 3 weeks to poll

  Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai said opinion polls conducted three weeks to the just-concluded Edo State governorship election showed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, would win the election. He stated that he can’t explain what went wrong in the last two weeks of the campaign.   Speaking yesterday when […]

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APC only exists because of Buhari, says Okorocha

  Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) only still exists because of President Muhammadu Buhari.   Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Okorocha said unless the party goes back to the four pillars that formed the APC, namely the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress […]

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Obaseki: We’ve caged godfathers, lions, tigers in Edo

Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, hailed citizens and residents of the state for ensuring his victory at last Saturday’s governorship election, declaring that his re-election has put a final end to godfatherism in the state.   Obaseki, who made the assertion while addressing party supporters at the Museum Ground, King’s Square, Benin […]

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No devt without peace, Buhari tells Kaduna indigenes

President Muhmadu Buhari has told indigenes of Kaduna State to embrace peace and shun violence, stating that there will never be any meaningful development in the state without peace.   The President made this call in his comments at the virtual opening of the Fifth Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit (KADInvest 5.0) yesterday.   According […]

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Helicopter ran out of fuel before crash – AIB

A new twist was uncovered in the Bell 206B helicopter which crashed on August 28, 2020 in Opebi area of Lagos, killing all passengers on board. Preliminary report of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) released yesterday revealed that there was no fuel left in the tanks of Bell 206B 111 helicopter. The helicopter was operated […]