$1bn vote from excess crude to fund B/Haram fight

By Lawrence Olaoye Governors of the 36 states of the federation have approved the sum $1 billion to support the fight against insurgency in the North East. The fund would be sourced from the Excess crude Account (ECA) which currently stands at the $2.317 billion. The funds domiciled in the ECA belong to the states and the federal government. This decision More...

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DSS, EFCC clash: Senate grills security chiefs behind closed doors

By Christiana Ekpa and Ikechukwu Okaforadi Abuja This was just as the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said there was no street fight between EFCC and two security agencies, NIA and the DSS Recall that More...

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2019: CJN cautions judges against desperate politicians

PIC 3. Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen taking oath of office before the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/3/17)01860/6//7/3/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN By More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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2018 budget: Reps threaten ministry with zero allocation

By Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives Committee on Commerce, has threatened the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment with zero allocation in the 2018 budget, over non appearance of the More...

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Senate orders AMAC to suspend eviction of traders in Utako market

By Christiana Ekpa Senate yesterday ordered the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Chairman Abdullahi Candido to suspend planned eviction of traders at the Utako market. Senate Committee on Federal Capital Terristory More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Buhari returns to Abuja from Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after participating at the “One Planet” summit in Paris, France. The president’s aircraft landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Man jailed 14 years for raping 13-year-old IDP

A judge at an High Court in Maiduguri, Borno State, Alkali Gana, on Wednesday sentenced one Yahaya Umar, a middle aged man, who was found guilty of raping a 13-year-old female internally displaced person, IDP, to More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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NERC commission Kebbi Forum office

From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has commissioned a forum office in Birnin kebbi the state capital of Kebbi State to mediate between Kaduna Electricity Distribution More...

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Nigeria demands immediate restructuring of UN Security Council

Nigeria has demanded an immediate restructuring and expansion of the UN Security Council to correct the injustices meted out against Africa in the composition of the prestigious 15-member body. Nigeria’s position More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Edo to jail fake traditional rulers

By Osaigbovo Iguobaro Benin Edo state government has disclosed that a two-year jail term awaits any person that purports to create a traditional ruler title or any title purporting same to be traditional ruler title. This More...