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Ban Ki Moon requests Buhari’s input to fresh UN resolution against extremism

August 24, 2015 6:15 pm0 comments

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted an invitation from the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon to a meeting of world leaders in New York which is expected to formulate a fresh plan of action against extremism. President Barack Obama and President Francois Hollande of France are also expected to participate in the September 28 meeting which will, among other things  deliberate on a new United Nations draft resolution on combating […]

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KAEDCO trains 3,000 newly recruited staff

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By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO), Monday in Sokoto began training of the 3,000 staff recently recruited by it to service Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi states. KAEDCO, which is one of the eleven companies that emanated from the former Nigeria Electricity Power Authority (NEPA) holds 60% shares while the Federal government holds 40%. Speaking at the inauguration of the trained, which takes place at the Auditorium […]

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Fire guts FUTA Radio ,VC hails students’ exceptional bravery

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The Radio Station of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA Radio 93.1FM, located on the topmost floor of the Old Senate Building, was on Saturday, 22nd August, 2015, gutted by fire. As a result of the incident, which substantially affected some of its equipment, the Radio station is currently off air. Equally,the Management of the University also commended , profoundly, the efforts of staff, students, the University fire station […]

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INEC fixes date for Continuous Voter Registration in Kogi, Bayelsa

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Ahead of the governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa States scheduled for 21st November and 5th December, 2015, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to conduct Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the two States from 2nd to 7th September, 2015. The five-day exercise will afford an opportunity for three groups of eligible registrants to register in order to vote:those who were eligible but did not register before the […]

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Rivers State Government pledges partnership with UPF

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The Rivers State Government has pledged to partner with the Universal Peace Federation Nigeria for the development and implementation of peace building programs in Rivers State and around the Niger Delta. The pledge was made by the Secretary to the State Government, Chief Kenneth B Kobani in Port Harcourt at the formal inauguration of the State Executive Council of the Ambassadors for Peace in Rivers State. The event was part […]

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APC commends Service Chiefs for personally leading war against insurgency

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the Service Chiefs for showing leadership by example by personally taking charge of the ongoing stepped-up fight against Boko Haram, calling the development a breath of fresh air in the counter-insurgency battle. In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the widely published report that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. […]

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Buhari probes military weapons purchase ,appoints Ode ,Aikhomu ,others into panel

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(Some of the weapons procured by Jonathan’s government) President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Security Adviser to convene an investigative committee on the procurement of  hardware and munitions in the Armed Forces from 2007 till now. The investigative committee’s mandate is to identify irregularities  and make recommendations for streamlining the procurement process in the Armed Forces. Accordingly, the National Security Adviser has constituted the Investigative Committee A statement by […]

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Electricity charges: Senate lauds NERC’s pro-people position

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The Senate today (Monday) commended the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for being responsive to the yearnings and aspiration of the people. Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Dino Melaye, in a statement in Abuja stated that NERC’s intervention and directive to electricity distribution companies (Discos) to restructure fixed charges, discontinue estimated billing and bulk metering of consumers shows that the commission ‎could be relied upon to […]

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IGP approves fresh posting of senior police officers

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has approved the posting of some Senior Police Officers .A statement by  Force Spokesman, Emmanue  Ojukwu said the posting was in  IG’s  bid to further reposition the Force for greater efficiency According to the statement, the  officers affected by the posting  include :DIG Dan’Azumi Job Doma posted to DIG in-charge of Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), FHQ Abuja;DIG Kakwe Christopher Katso to […]

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Buhari, Security Chiefs and 3 – month deadline ,By Yushau A. Shuaib

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While decorating the new service chiefs with their new ranks on August 13, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari charged them to defeat Boko Haram in three months. He said: “While commending the efforts of the Armed Forces so far, you need to brace up and continue to team up with other stakeholders to come up with a well-coordinated joint effort which will bring a desired end to these insurgencies within three […]

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Judging Rotimi Amaechi: Between legalism and sustainable justice,by Victor Anyanwu

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There’s no controversy that former Governor Rotimi Amaechi was among the acknowledged few performing state governors of the past political dispensation, particularly up to the middle of his second tenure. The landscape of Rivers state was a bee-hive of infrastructural development projects in roads, education, health, and other sustainable development initiatives; his detractors could not help acknowledging the landmark achievements, even if privately. But the situation dramatically changed with the […]

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It’s wrong to blame Paradang for Jonathan’s failure –Senior Immigration Staff

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An insider has given a rare insight into the series of events that culminated in the suspension of Nigeria’s Immigration boss David Paradang last week by President Muhammadu Buhari.Here is the account by Ananomous Senior Staff in NIS Hq who chose to remain anonymous: “You must understand the background to the entire saga: after the regrettable and avoidable Comrade Abba Moro managed recruitment exercise of March 15, 2014 which witnessed […]

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