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  • Senate screens 23 ambassadorial nominees, to screen others on Wednesday

    The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday completed screening of 23 non-career ambassadorial nominees out of 46. Those screened were Goni Modu Zanna Bura (Yobe), Yusuf Maitama Tuggar (Bauchi), Ahmed Ibeto (Niger), Kabiru Umar (Sokoto) and Baba Madugu (Bauchi). Others were Baba Ahmad Jidda (Borno), Justice George Adesola Oguntade (Lagos), Garba Gajam (Zamfara), Bala…

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  • British parliament to vote on final Brexit deal

    British lawmakers will get a vote on the deal Prime Minister Theresa May makes with the EU before Brexit is finalised, the government said on Tuesday, February 7, said. During the second day of debate on amendments to the bill which will trigger negotiations for Britain’s EU divorce, Brexit Minister David Jones announced that the…

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  • Railway Corporation explains fare increase of Abuja-Kaduna line

    The Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Fidet Okhiria, said the increase in fare of Abuja-Kaduna rail line was to meet up with the part cost of the rail operations. Okhiria told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Abuja on Tuesday, February 7. According to him, the initial fare of…

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  • Pray for Buhari’s quick recovery, GUU Chancellor urged Nigerians

    From: Gabriel Dike Chancellor of Gregory University, Uturu (GUU), Abia State, Dr. Gregory Ibe, has enjoined Nigerians to intercede in prayers, for the speedy recovery of the President Muhammadu Buhari, who is presently undergoing some medical procedures in the United Kingdom. Speaking while briefing journalists on preparations for the forth-coming 5th matriculation ceremony of the…

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  • 2019 Igbo Presidency: Obasanjo means well for Ndigbo, says Ifediobi

    From: Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha A founding member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State and a Biafran war veteran, Chief Joe Ifediobi, on Tuesday, berated those condemning former President Olusegun Obasanjo for advising Ndigbo to position themselves for presidency in 2019. He said that Obasanjo was the best friend of Ndigbo who meant…

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  • Nigeria to stop fuel importion by 2019 – Kachikwu

    Nigeria will stop importing refined petroleum products by 2019, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources,  said on Tuesday in Abuja. Kachikwu made the disclosure at a public hearing on the review of petroleum pricing template for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) organised by the House of Representatives. He said that within two…

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  • Military arrests gun manufacturers, kidnappers in Plateau

    From: Gyang Bere, Jos The Special Task Force (STF) has arrested three suspected local gun manufacturers and three suspected kidnappers in various locations of Plateau State. Parading the suspects, on Tuesday, Commander of STF, Major General Rogers Nicholas, at the headquarters in Jos, said the gun manufacturers were arrested in Langtang South with deathly weapons,…

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  • Ex-Katsina gov, Shema, rearrested, weeps

    Former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, broke down in tears after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) rearrested him, on Tuesday. Shema initially resisted the attempt to arrest him at a Katsina High Court where he was arraigned. He is standing a 22-count charge bordering on alleged criminal breach of trust…

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  • Senate screens 46 non-career ambassador nominees

    The Nigerian Senate has begun the screening of 46 non-career ambassadors nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that President Buhari re-submitted a list of 46 non-career ambassadors to the Senate for confirmation. However, the chairperson of the Senate committee on foreign affairs Monsurat Sunmonu, on Tuesday, said the screening was line with provisions of Section…

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  • Police recovers N100m allegedly used by Wike to bribe INEC officials

    The Nigerian police has reportedly recovered the sum of N100 million allegedly used by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, to bribe INEC officials The recovered money was said to have been seized from the arrested officials after the Rivers state election rerun. According to a report, on Tuesday, the recovered money was given to…

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