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FG involves miners in N5bn intervention fund

The Miners Association of Nigeria says the Federal Government has agreed to involve its executives in the disbursement of the N5billion mining intervention fund. Alhaji Sani Shehu, the President of the association disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. He said this measure by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development ...

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FG Imposes $200, $4000 Fines On Overstayed Visitors To Nigeria

Federal goverment has introduced a fine of $200 and $4000 dollars on visitors to Nigeria who overstayed their time as permitted by their visas. This a bid to monitor movements of foreigners in Nigeria. The sanction, which depends on the number of days such a foreigner overstayed in the country, ranges from $200 (N72,000) to $4000 (N.18m), depending on the ...

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Southern Kaduna people demand probe into crisis

Following fresh outbreak of violence in Kaduna State yesterday, the people of southern part of the state, under the umbrella of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), have called on the state government to probe the latest killings, urging the release of the bodies of their kinsmen killed during the mayhem for proper burial. A statement issued by the National Public ...

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Minimum Wage: Ngige Briefs Buhari, Osinbajo on NLC’s Threat, Says NEC, Govs to Meet Monday

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Friday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on the threat by the organised labour to embark on industrial action from Nov. 6. The threat followed the delay in the implementation of new national minimum wage. Ngige, who spoke to State House correspondents after the closed door meetings at ...

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Minister says Khashoggi killers ‘will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia’

Saudi Arabia will prosecute the suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Riyadh’s foreign minister said Saturday in response to a call by Turkey for their extradition. “On the issue of extradition, the individuals are Saudi nationals. They’re detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia,” Foreign Minister ...

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#FCDAMustPay: Families in despair, rendered Homeless due to Unlawful Demolition by FCDA!

The Department of Development Control of Federal Capital Development Agency (FCDA) is at it again! This time, they have unlawfully demolished and rendered set of families living in Dutse-Alhaji, a suburb of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja homeless without any form of compensation or refund agreement plan. This horrific development, has in last couple of days, led to the use of ...

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Reps approve Buhari’s request for $82 million Eurobond, call for revenue diversification

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari for $82.54 million to refinance the balance of $500 million matured Eurobond in the international capital market. The approval was made after the chairman of the Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management, Adeyinka Ajayi, presented the report of the committee to the House. President Buhari had ...

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Nigeria’s Next Big Reform!

Every time you see a building in Nigeria with “This house is not for sale” painted on it, it is a stark and painful reminder about Nigeria’s failure to reform one of the most critical ingredients for economic development in any society. Since 1978 when it came into being, Nigeria’s Land Use Act (LUA) has never been amended – not ...

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UN Resident Coordinator expresses concern over tragic incidents in Borno, Kaduna States

UN Resident Coordinator, Edward Kallon has expressed deep concern over the tragic incidents in Borno and Kaduna States in the last couple of weeks. In a statement release on the Tuesday 23rd October, he appealed to the Government of Nigeria and security forces in the region to scale up their efforts in protecting the lives of those living within the ...

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A4AI releases 2018 Affordability Report, ADI ranks Nigeria 18th in the World

Alliance for Affordable Internet for All (A4AI), a Web Foundation global coalition working and  advocating for improved and affordable broadband penetration across the developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa has released the 2018 Affordability Report to measure the impact of the advocacy as well as policy changes toward internet accessibility and towards achieving 2030 goal of improved 50 percent broadband penetration ...

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