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Africa Determined To Achieve Sustainable industrialisation – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in New York urged African countries, development partners and the organised private sector to ensure collaboration for Africa to achieve full industrialisation by 2030. Mr. Buhari made the call while delivering his remarks at a high-level side event ahead of the General Assembly Debate, organised by the UN Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, entitled: Operationalisation of ...

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Labour Unions, CSOs Ask Saraki To Vacate Office Over Code Of Conduct Trial

Nigerian workers, under the umbrellas of the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, have asked the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, to vacate his office pending the determination of his case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The workers, who spoke across the country, said although Saraki is still on trial and has not been found ...

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Egypt Death Toll From Hajj Disaster Rises To 55

Egypt says 55 of its citizens are among the more than 700 people who died in a crush of Muslim pilgrims during this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia. Minister of Religious Endowments Mohammed Mokhtar Gomaa told the state-run Middle East News Agency on Sunday that 120 Egyptian pilgrims are still missing and 26 are receiving treatment for injuries sustained during ...

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APPLY: Engine Intern At Mercy Corp (Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Abuja)

Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on women’s empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the north east of Nigeria and causing displacement of over a million individual, Mercy Corps is addressing the rising humanitarian needs among displaced households and vulnerable host communities through program interventions in the Northeast. ...

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Ex Rivers Gov Amaechi Drags PDP, Others To Court Over False Corruption Claims

Immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has dragged before an Abuja High court, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party chairman in Rivers State, Felix Obuah, and two others over false allegations of foreign accounts ownership and funds embezzlement against him. It would be recalled that in a press statement from the PDP, Rivers State ...

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Cameroon Army Kills 11 Boko Haram Militants

Cameroon’s army killed 11 Boko Haram militants in clashes in the northern town of Amchide early on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence said. Boko Haram has stepped up attacks in Cameroon since the country started cracking down on the radical Islamist group, which has used the far north as a base for recruitment and supplies for its Nigeria operations. “Our ...

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Buhari Approves N70m For Nigeria’s 55th Independence Anniversary Celebrations

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved only N70 million for this year’s Independence celebrations, following the dwindling revenues of the country. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), revealed this while addressing journalists on Tuesday. According to the ...

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CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL NOT PROPERLY CONSTITUTED – SARAKI

Counsel to Senate President Bukola Saraki, Daudu Joseph, has said that the Code of Conduct Tribunal is not properly constituted, arguing that it must be made of the Chairman and two members. Daudu noted that the tribunal is at present made up of the Chairman and a member. However, the Chairman of the Tribunal, Danladi Umar maintained that the tribunal ...

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Wanted Saraki’s Associate granted Restraining Order Against EFCC

Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High court sitting in Lagos, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to maintain status quo and desist from arresting the Managing Director of Carlisle Properties, Mr. Kennedy Izuagbe. Izuagbe, a former director of Societe Generale Bank Nigeria Plc, was alleged to be an associate of the senate president, Bukola Saraki, was ...

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Imo State Debts To Hit N80 Billion As Okorocha Gets Approval For N20 Billion Loan

  Currently, Imo state is owing over N60 billion, including the Federal Government’s N26 billion bailout fund, which is expected to be paid back in 20 years. The recent move by Governor Okorocha to grab another N20 billion became manifest via a letter from the Federal Ministry of Finance, DMO/PMD/241//T/7, dated August 25, 2015, and signed by A. M. Daniel-Nwaobis, ...

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