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Senate denies involvement in the N37billion proposed for renovation of National Assembly complex.

Senate denies involvement in the N37billion proposed for renovation of National Assembly complex.

The Senate has denied any involvement in the N37billion proposed for the renovation of the National Assembly complex by the Federal Capital Development Authority. SERAP had filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari, the leadership of the National Assembly and others from releasing N37billion allocated for the renovation...

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UNIUYO Don tasks JAMB on need to bar underage candidates from taking UTME

UNIUYO Don tasks JAMB on need to bar underage candidates from taking UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board -JAMB has been urged to do everything possible to prevent underage candidates from participating in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME. Speaking with Planet News, a University don, Dr. Steve Umoh, noted that a situation where underage candidates who are not mature enough to be enrolled into tertiary institutions...

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Buhari appoints Salihijo Ahmad As New MD/(CEO) of Rural Electrification Agency.

Buhari appoints Salihijo Ahmad As New MD/(CEO) of Rural Electrification Agency.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Electrification Agency. The Special Adviser, Media and Communication to the Minister of Power, Aaron Artimas, made this known in a statement in Abuja. READ ALSO : PDP condemns rate of unemployment in Nigeria....

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PDP condemns rate of unemployment in Nigeria.

PDP condemns rate of unemployment in Nigeria.

The Peoples Democratic Party – PDP has condemned the rate of unemployment in the country, saying the All Progressives Congress -APC has overstretched the limits of Nigerians. It also accused the ruling party of trivialising and politicising the frightening level under it and warned the APC to get ready to face the consequences. READ ALSO:...

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Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, dismisses reports on religious violation in Nigeria.

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, dismisses reports on religious violation in Nigeria.

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has dismissed as false, the United States statement that placed Nigeria among countries that violate religious freedom. The monarch dismissed the allegations at the opening ceremony of the 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course, organized by Zone A of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria at Bayero University. READ...

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Federal government’s visa policy to boast foreign investment in Nigeria,

Federal government’s visa policy to boast foreign investment in Nigeria,

The federal government has reiterated that it was working with airport authorities to ensure that the newly-announced visa-on-arrival policy would allow for easier and faster processing of documents of persons and goods to encourage foreign investment. The government also said the visa policy would launch an intervention programme for the country’s border communities in order...

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Presidency dismisses rumour of President  President Muhammadu Buhari’ third term agenda

Presidency dismisses rumour of President President Muhammadu Buhari’ third term agenda

The Presidency has reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari is not seeking a third term agenda as suggested by uninformed commentaries. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stressed that there are no circumstances under which a constitutional amendment with regard to extending the two-term limit will...

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Federal government accuses U.S. of sowing seed of religious mistrust in Nigeria.

Federal government accuses U.S. of sowing seed of religious mistrust in Nigeria.

The Federal Government has accused the U.S. of attempting to sow seed of religious mistrust among the various religious groups in Nigeria with its recent report. In a statement issued in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the Federal Government rejected the U.S. designation of Nigeria as “a country that engages...

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Akwa Ibom state government to clampdown on schools extorting examination fees from students

Akwa Ibom state government to clampdown on schools extorting examination fees from students

The Akwa Ibom state government has reiterated its stance on free and compulsory education in the state, warning that there are stiff punishments awaiting all heads of public schools who still extort examination fees, amongst others from students. Speaking with Planet News, commissioner for education, Professor Nse Essien stated that he is privy to complaints...