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Buhari appoints Adeyeye as new NAFDAC DG


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Moji Adeyeye as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. The appointment was contained in a statement on Tuesday by Assistant Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mohammed Nakorji. According to the statement, Adeyeye’s appointment which takes effect from ...

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PDP national chairmanship aspirants sign peace accord


The national chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday signed a peace agreement as part of their commitments toward a successful and violent free national convention on Dec. 9. The National Chairman, PDP National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, at the occasion held at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja, advised contestants in the electives positions to reduce ...

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Nigeria among countries with cheapest communications costs — NCC


Latest studies have shown that Nigeria falls among the list of countries with the cheapest cost of communication, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated this at the NCC day during the 30th Lagos International Trade Fair. Represented by the Director, Policy, Competition and Economic Analysis at the NCC, Ms. Josephine Amuwa, ...

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Zimbabwe army warns Mugabe, says it might step in


Zimbabwe’s army chief on Monday demanded a “stop” to the purge in the ruling ZANU-PF party after the sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and warned the military could intervene. “The current purging which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background must stop forthwith,” General Constantino Chiwenga told a media conference attended by about 90 senior ...

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OPEC to impose quota on Nigeria as oil producers mull cuts extension to rebalance market


Oil producers are expected to unanimously extend a production cut accord later this month but its duration is being discussed, the UAE energy minister said on Monday. “I think this group of committed and responsible producers came together… and I think they will continue to do what it takes to take us to the next level,” United Arab Emirates Energy ...

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Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18


An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry said Saturday, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues. The ministry said the outbreak had left “18 dead out of 570 cases recorded” between September 1 and October 30, and urged local authorities to take measures to avoid the disease from ...

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CAN meets Buhari, insists Nigeria must withdraw from religious groups


Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors, renewing their call for the Federal Government to withdraw the country from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and other international religious bodies. They also asked that Nigeria cancel all treaties it had signed with such religious organisations. Speaking on behalf of the association, ...

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International body rates Nigeria Police the worst globally


The World Internal Security and Police Index International has rated the Nigeria Police Force as the worst police organisation in the world. WISPI, in its 2016 report, described the NPF as the worst globally in terms of its ability to handle internal security challenges. The report showed that Singapore performed best on the index, followed by Finland, and then Denmark. ...

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Tandoh replaces Tinubu as LSSC boss

L-R Hon. Alderman Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state and Mr. Peter Carter, Deputy British High Commissioner in Lagos, During the Lord Mayor of the City of London visit Governor of Lagos state in Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

A former Director of Sports at the Lagos State Sports Council, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The governor also appointed Babatunde Bank-Anthony as the new Director-General of the commission. Bank-Anthony was the former Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Sports Endowment Funds. The appointments ...

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Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents


One week to the governorship election in Anambra State, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened voters with death if they vote. They also vowed to disrupt the election. The members of the group marched around some streets in Onitsha, Anambra State on Friday, vowing a lockdown on the day of the election, which is scheduled to hold on ...

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Trustworthy Nigerians Needed Globally – Yemi Osinbajo Preaches


The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has asked Nigerian youths to recommit to the principles of hard work, diligence, and credibility saying the world is in search of a trustworthy Nigerians. Speaking at the 10th convocation ceremony of Lead City University (LCU), Ibadan where 39 students of the institution graduated with first-class Honours, Osinbajo said Nigeria is painted black by ...

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I don’t need high chiefs’ endorsement to install chiefs – Olubadan


The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Thursday stated that he did not need the endorsement of the high chiefs before conferring honorary traditional titles on recipients. Our correspondent learnt that the monarch will on November 11, 2017, honour the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, with the title of Agbaakin Afiwagboye of Ibadan land, and others, a development ...

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FG okays 13-year technology road map for Nigeria


The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said the Federal Government has approved a 13-year National Science, Technology and Innovation Road Map to transform Nigeria from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy. The minister stated that the NSTIR would cover 2017 to 2030, noting that the Federal Executive Council gave the approval for the plan to help ...

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149 more Nigerians return from Libya


The National Emergency Management Agency on Monday received 149 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, bringing the total number brought back to the country in the last five weeks to 975. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Registration Number 5A-DMG, which flew in the returnees, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, ...

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American citizen jailed over insulting tweet on Mugabe


The Zimbabwean police today dragged an American citizen, Martha O’Donovan, to the magistrate’s court and charged her with insulting President Robert Mugabe on Twitter. The tweet for which Martha was charged was a retweet of the tweet 29 September by @mmatigary. But in the police charge in court, she was accused of creating the account. While Martha spent Friday night ...

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FG to support universities affected by insurgency – Buhari


President Muhamadu Buhari said Federal Government would support universities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East Buhari, who was represented by Prof. Salihu Abdullahi, said government would provide special fund to MAUTECH to enable it complete some vital projects. “In the light of the peculiarity of your location in the north eastern part of the country, I ...

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Insurers to reduce fake marine certificates with NIID


The Executive Director of General Business, Leadway Assurance Company Limited, Mrs. Adetola Adegbayi, has said that the Nigerian Insurance Industry Database will reduce fake certificates in the marine sector. She said this during a training programme organised by Leadway for journalists in Lagos. Adegbayi observed that a lot of people were still buying fake insurance documents. She regretted that most ...

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Fuel: Nigerian airlines spend 11% more than global average


Nigerian airlines spend more on aviation fuel than their counterparts in other parts of the world, experts in the industry have said. On the average, Nigerian carriers are said to spend about 40 per cent of their expenditure on fuel, whereas their counterparts globally spend about 29 per cent, showing a difference of 11 per cent. The Chief Executive Officer ...

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