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4,000 Nigerians volunteer to embark on voter education

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More than 4,000 Nigerians from different backgrounds and professions from over 30 states have prepared to embark on a door-to-door campaign to educate the citizens ahead of 2019 elections. The volunteers were members of the Team FD, an organisation founded by the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the GEMSTONE Leadership Centre, Mr. Fela Durotoye. Their resolve to embark on ...

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Southern Governors Oppose Cattle Colonies

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The Ebonyi State Government described the proposed cattle colony as a strange and deceptive concept designed to dispossess states of their treasure. According to him, it is not practicable and therefore unacceptable. It therefore advocated the adoption of a ranching system as a panacea for curbing the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers across the country. This was also the ...

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Court Orders Forfeiture of $5.8m Belonging to Patience Jonathan


The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of the defence team led by renowned lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) on behalf of former first lady, Patience Jonathan. In a statement released by EFCC, it confirmed the forfeiture of $5.8m and another N2.4b. The statement reads: “The Court of Appeal in Lagos has upheld the order of interim forfeiture of $5,842,316.66 and N2,421,953,522.78 ...

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Wema’s ALAT named Africa’s best digital banking app

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ALAT, the digital bank powered by Wema Bank has been named the ‘Best Mobile Banking App’ and ‘Best Digital Bank for 2017’ at this year’s World Finance Digital Banking Awards. The World Finance Digital Banking Awards celebrate organisations that lead the way with digitalisation while meeting consumer demands and mitigating against accompanying risks along the way. The lender in a ...

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Nigerian Army frees 244 repentant Boko Haram members

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Nigerian Army on Monday handed over 244 repentant Boko Haram insurgents released from detention to Borno Government. Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, disclosed this while presenting the released detainees to Governor Kashim Shettima, at the Military Cemetery, Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri. Nicholas said that the detainees were released as part of activities to commemorate the 2018 Armed Forces ...

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Nigeria earns N284bn from cashew exports in three years


Between 2015 and 2017, Nigeria earned $813.05m (N284.5bn) in foreign exchange from the exportation of cashew. The President, National Cashew Association of Nigeria, Mr. Tola Fasheru, gave the figure in Abuja shortly after he led a delegation of the association to meet with the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Aisha Abubakar. The NCAN president disclosed that ...

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Court sacks Etisalat Board


The Federal High Court in Lagos has nullified the appointment of an interim board for Emerging Markets Telecommunications Service, the owners of Etisalat. Justice Ibrahim Buba made the order on Friday based on an application by Spectrum Wireless Communication Ltd., which was said to have invested $35m in 2009 in EMTS/Etisalat. The court order nullified the appointment of Dr. Joseph ...

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NYSC suspends orientation in Taraba, Benue states


The National Youth Service Corps says the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream II orientation camp scheduled to hold in Benue from January 16 to February 5 has been suspended till further notice. The scheme made the announcement on its official Facebook page in Abuja on Sunday. It said that a new date would be communicated in due course to prospective corps ...

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Edo man wins N20m Nigerian lottery


An engineer from Edo State, Mr Sidney Osahon, 35, who won the ‘Give ‘n’ Take N20m National Jackpot Bonanza, said his landlady almost ejected his family hours before he won the lottery. Osahon, who disclosed this at a news briefing organised by Give `n` Take National Lottery in Abuja, said he was threatened by his landlady on his way to claim ...

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Nigerian-owned guest houses burnt in South Africa

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The Nigerian Union in South Africa says six guest houses owned by their members were burnt during attacks against Nigerians in Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mr. Paul Nwanedo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on the telephone from Rustenburg, on Thursday that the attackers beat a woman and her ...

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FG approves independent power supply to Abuja airport

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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the contract for the provision of independent power supply (at N61 per kilowatt/hour) to the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s first meeting of the year presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the ...

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Stocks gain N517bn in one day, 60 firms soar

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The Nigerian stock market appreciated by N517bn on Wednesday as the Nigerian Stock Exchange All- Share Index gained 3.6 per cent to settle at 41.816.11 basis points. A total of 60 stocks appreciated as the year-to-date return expanded to 9.3 per cent. The NSE market capitalisation rose to N14.88tn from N14.363tn. Similar to prior sessions, performance was buoyed by a ...

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Aero Contractors Limited concludes Nigeria’s first C-check on aircraft in 14 years

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Aero Contractors Limited on Thursday completed a C-check on a Boeing 737 aircraft from its recently approved Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, followed by a test flight. The airline noted that the maintenance check on one of the planes in its fleet was the first time a C-check would be carried out on a ...

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The Wedding Party 2: N312 Million made In Just 18 Days At The Cinemas


Media personality and film producer, Mo Abudu revealed that the “Wedding party 2” has raked in over N300 million in just 18days at the cinemas. She took to her instagram page to reveal the news, she wrote: “What a glorious and magnificent kick off to the new year!!! We are now at N312m after just 18 days in the box ...

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Boko Haram abducts 31 people in Borno


At least 31 loggers are believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram jihadists after they went missing in Borno, security sources said Wednesday. The alleged kidnapping took place just days after 30 troops vanished following a raid on a military base in the same region amid a surge in bloody violence. “All 31 have not been seen since yesterday ...

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NYSC to stop posting of corps members to Delta communities


The National Youth Service Corps has put an end to the posting of corps members to the Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State. The NYSC Co-ordinator in the state, Mr. Benjamin Ayodele, who disclosed this, said the decision was due to the lingering boundary dispute between Aladja community in Udu LGA and Ogbe-Ijoh community in Warri ...

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NLC, SERAP, CSOs clash over Dangote’s refinery


The Nigeria Labour Congress again on Friday berated the Federal Government over the fuel scarcity in the country, saying government’s energy policy was defective. Also on Friday, the NLC and civil society organisations were divided over Dangote Refinery, which will begin operations at the end of 2018. The NLC, which spoke through its Secretary-General, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, warned the Federal ...

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George Weah is Liberia’s new elected president

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Ex-football superstar George Weah was announced the winner on Thursday of Liberia’s presidential run-off, beating Vice President Joseph Boakai in the first democratic transfer of power in decades following two devastating civil wars. Weah is set to replace incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took over at the helm of Africa’s oldest republic in 2006. The National Election Commission (NEC) said ...

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