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Nigeria honours fallen heroes on Armed Forces Remembrance Day,

Nigeria honours fallen heroes on Armed Forces Remembrance Day,

Nigeria’s fallen heroes are being honoured today at the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. In Nigeria, January 15 is set aside annually to honour members of the military who fought and are still fighting in various theatres of conflict within Nigeria and across the world. READ ALSO: Buhari approves constitution of two committees for Mambilla...

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Buhari commended for reducing number of foreign trips embarked by Ministers.

Buhari commended for reducing number of foreign trips embarked by Ministers.

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for his decision to reduce the number and duration of foreign trips embarked upon by ministers and other categories of government officials in the country. A public analyst Dr. Etefia Ekanem who spoke with Planet News noted that reducing the number and duration of foreign trips for government officials would not only serve...

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Federal Government orders Department of Petroleum Resources to shutdown unlicensed gas stations in Nigeria.

Federal Government orders Department of Petroleum Resources to shutdown unlicensed gas stations in Nigeria.

The Federal Government has ordered the Department of Petroleum Resources to identify and shut down unlicensed liquefied petroleum gas stations across the country. According to the Federal Government, the directive to eradicate illegal stations that dispense LPG popularly called cooking gas is a result of the recent Kaduna gas station explosion that led to the...

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ICC lists Nigeria for possible war crime cases.

ICC lists Nigeria for possible war crime cases.

The International Criminal Court -ICC has outlined 10 possible cases it could press against Nigerian security forces and the three factions of insurgent groups operating under the name of Boko Haram. The ICC prosecutor listed Nigeria among 11 countries being probed for alleged war and international human rights crimes in its end of the year...

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Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to weed out unqualified teachers this month.

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to weed out unqualified teachers this month.

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN is to begin the process of weeding out of the system unqualified teachers in public and private primary and secondary schools in the country from this month The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed this in a chat with newsmen. READ ALSO: Federal government’s...

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President Muhammadu Buhari receives President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Embalo, promises closer ties.

President Muhammadu Buhari receives President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Embalo, promises closer ties.

President Muhammadu Buhari has received President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Muhktar Embalo, and reiterated his desire for stability, peace, progress and prosperity in the West African sub-region. President Buhari spoke at the State House, Abuja when Embalo came to Nigeria on a “thank you visit” and to express his “good wishes” following his emergence as...

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FG denies diplomatic row with Ghana over embassy building

FG denies diplomatic row with Ghana over embassy building

The Federal Government of Nigeria has dismissed a purported diplomatic row with the republic of Ghana over its mission’s property in Accra circulating on social media as untrue. The government denied reports that its officials were evicted from the said property. A statement by Ferdinand Nwonye, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in...

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EFCC: Court grants EFCC permission to detain former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for another 14 days.

EFCC: Court grants EFCC permission to detain former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for another 14 days.

Federal High Court, Abuja has granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission -EFCC permission to detain the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for another 14 day Justice Othman Musa granted the EFCC an initial 14 days to detain  Adoke to complete investigation, which elapsed yesterday . READ ALSO :...

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Boko Haram :Nigerian Army rescues 165 women and children from Boko Haram captivity.

Boko Haram :Nigerian Army rescues 165 women and children from Boko Haram captivity.

The Nigerian Army says its troops have neutralised and captured more Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa’s Province terrorists and rescued 165 women and children from their captivity in Borno State. The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement today in Abuja, said the operations were carried out in conjunction with...

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NBA calls on FG to respect Rule of Law in 2020.

NBA calls on FG to respect Rule of Law in 2020.

The Nigerian Bar Association-NBA said the rule of law was often assaulted by the Federal Government through its misconduct and high-handedness in 2019. In its New Year’s Day message by its President,  Paul Usoro, the NBA demanded strict adherence to  the rule of law  in 2020 and said paying lip service to the  rule of...

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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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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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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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