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  • OSHITA

    Oshita quits as IPCR DG

    Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Sequel to the end of the first tenure of Prof. Oshita Osang Oshita as the Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Bakut Tswah Bakut, has assumed the leadership of IPCR in acting capacity. The Resident Information Officer, IPCR, Abu Michael, disclosed the development in a statement…

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  • CHARCOAL

    Tree felling: Charcoal sellers to face govt. punishment

    NAN The Niger State Government on Wednesday said it would strengthen its environmental laws to curb tree felling and penalise anyone engaged in sale of charcoal in the state. Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger said this at the flag off ceremony to promote cultivation of cashew by the state government in collaboration with National Cashew…

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  • NBMA

    NBMA moves to implement new biosafety system guidelines

    Samuel Bello, Abuja The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has commenced the review and validation of some of its guidelines as part of its policy of strengthening the nation’s Biosafety system. Director General of NBMA, Rufus Ebegba, on Wednesday, said at the opening of the review and validation meeting that the guidelines for review and…

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  • ZAMFARA

    Over 5,000 Zamfara IDPs now back home – Army

    NAN Over 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have returned to their villages in Zamfara State following clearance operation conducted by the military against bandits terrorising communities in the state. The Army had launched Operation Sharan Daji to dislodge the bandits and secure communities that had come under attacks in recent months from bandits hitherto operating…

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  • IPAC

    NASS blockade: IPAC tasks security agencies on protection of democracy

    NAN The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Wednesday urged security agencies to refrain from acts that could threaten democracy and its institutions Mr Kola Ajayi, IPAC Chairman in Lagos, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN). He was reacting to Tuesday’s blockade of the National Assembly complex by men of…

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  • AKPABIO

    Akpabio formally defects to APC

    NAN Senator Godswill Akpabio has formally defected to the national ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at a mega rally held at the Ikot Ekpene township stadium on Wednesday. No fewer than 30 APC’s senators and members of National Working Committee (NWC) were on hand to receive the ex-senate minority leader, Akpabio. The senate Majority leader,…

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  • KABILA

    Congo’s Kabila won’t stand in presidential election

    NAN Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not stand in December’s presidential election, a spokesman said, on Wednesday, announcing that former interior minister Emmanuel Shadary would be the ruling coalition’s candidate. The announcement by spokesman Lambert Mende at a news conference puts an end to years of speculation about whether Kabila would defy…

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  • BINDOW

    2019: Ex-Jonathan’s aide declares to challenge Gov. Bindow

    Billy Graham Abel Yola One of the frontrunners for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial ticket in Adamawa State, Jamilu Zubairu, says the economic hardship and the deplorable security situation in the country is as a result of failed leadership and good governance in the country. Jamilu, who was the Chief of Protocol to former…

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  • perpetrators

    INEC registers 198,038 new voters in Niger

    NAN The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger registered 198,038 new voters in the Continuous Voter’s Registration (CVR) exercise between Jan. and Aug. 2018, the Resident Electoral Commission, Prof. Samuel Egwu, has said. Egwu, who addressed a news conference in Minna 0n Wednesday, said that the CVR would be suspended on Aug. 17, 2018…

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  • FEC

    FEC approves $150m W/Bank credit facility for polio eradication

    NAN The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the acquisition of 150 million-dollar World Bank credit facility to support polio eradication in Nigeria. Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun made the disclosure while briefing State House correspondents shortly after the FEC meeting, presided over by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday in Abuja. She said…

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