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Attahiru Jega gets federal appointment

  A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, has been appointed by the federal government as part of those to review the university system of Nigeria. Also appointed alongside Jega is a past executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Prof Peter Okebukola, the Punch reports.   The appointments were disclosed by the ...

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As Trump plans ‘fake news award’, journalist committee awards him ‘press oppressor’

The Committee to Protect Journalists started their own awards ceremony to recognize world leaders who have “gone out of their way to attack the press and undermine the norms that support freedom of the media.” This is in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was planning a “fake news” awards ceremony. The following are the categories at the ...

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Isreal strikes Syria with rocket

The Israeli army overnight carried out air strikes and fired rockets at targets in Syria, causing damage near a “military position”, the Syrian army said in a statement on Tuesday. The Israeli air force carried out strikes on the Qutayfeh area northeast of Damascus, hitting near the military position and causing the Syrian army to retaliate and “hit one of ...

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Maina: Court gives go ahead to the probe of AGF by senate

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has declined to grant an order of interim injunction stopping the National Assembly from probing the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, over the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, into the Federal Civil Service. In a motion ex parte filed by the Minister of Justice, he sought a ...

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Missing 4,501 trucks of petroleum meant to finance Buharis re-election says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on security agencies to immediately launch a probe into the voluntary disclosure of the Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC)Dr. Mikanti Baru, that 4,501 trucks of petroleum recently went missing. The PDP, in a statement signed by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi, copies of which were obtained by newsmen on ...

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Ameachi says witchcraft politics is responsible for Rivers kiling

The former Governor of Rivers state, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has said that ‘witchcraft politics’ is responsible for the insecurity and rate of crime in the state. He said this while addressing the people in a broadcast on Monday concerning the recent killings in the state. According to Ameachi, the people of Rivers have in the past few years, ...

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Buhari warns customs against frustrating businesses

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service and other port officials not to frustrate businesses with processes that could cause needless delays. The President gave the warning on Thursday shortly after inaugurating some government projects in Kaduna State, North West Nigeria. The projects include two additional locomotives and 10 additional passenger coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna rail ...

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PDP warns buhari against issuing new year message

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said the Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) should not to issue any New Year message to Nigerians. The PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said the APC have not fulfilled any of the promises contained in their previous new year messages since assumption of ...

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209 board chairmen and 1258 members of government parastatals apointed by Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals. More appointments are on the way, said Mr. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the Government of the Federation, who announced the latest massive batch of appointees. At the APC NEC meeting, President Buhari also hinted he would expand his cabinet by appointing more ...

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