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Ambode Insists On Removing ‘Danfo’ From Lagos Roads

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday insisted plans are afoot to remove yellow buses popularly known as Danfo from Lagos roads for a more efficient, well-structured and world class mass transportation system that would facilitate ease of movement within the city. The Governor also said that his administration would soon roll out a comprehensive environmental sanitation policy that would make ...

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NNPC to Implement Framework Aimed at Efficiency, Profitability

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is set to implement a lead policy framework, the 12 Business Focus Areas (BUFA), aimed at institutionalizing efficiency, profitability and growth in the Corporation. Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. MaikantiKacallaBaru, stated this while receiving the reports of the eight committees mandated with the task of develo ...

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Economy Recovery Plan: Private Sector Operators Hail Stakeholders’ Involvement

Private sector operators on Monday said Federal Government’s engagement of key stakeholders in the development process of the national economy plan showed a genuine desire to rapidly grow the economy, but pointed out that diligent implementation was key to achieving the goal. Captains of industry and heads of the various Chambers of Commerce and Industry across the country, who gathered in Abuja for the con ...

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AEDC Customer Arraigned For Alleged Electricity Theft, Granted N.5m Bail

A customer of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has been arraigned before an Upper Area Court sitting in Karu for allegedly tampering with his pre-paid meter, thereby consuming the Company’s electricity illegally. Arraigning the customer, Christian Okoli, before the court on Tuesday, the Police said in the First Information Report (FIR) that the accused consumed 14,328 kilowatt hours (kw/h) of e ...

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Hijab Case: Lagos Loses Again At Court Of Appeal, MSSN hails ruling

The Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit (MSSN Lagos) has hailed the striking out of a motion seeking an injunction to stop hijab usage in the state by the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Tuesday (today) heard the motion - stay of execution - filed by the Lagos State Government and struck it out. The case, CA/L/135/15, is between Lagos State Government, Miss As ...

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Do They Know? By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

If something is adjustable, sooner or later it will need adjusting. Max Frisch Along with six friends, I watched television footage of  the crowds that cheered Chief James Ibori as he drove on the streets on his return home last week  after his  prison service in the United Kingdom. There was pronounced silence as we watched young and old struggle to catch a glimpse of the man. Like us, it was obvious that ...

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The Ambivalence Of Ndigbo, By Dan Agbese

Email: ochima495@gmail.com I have always been sympathetic to the Igbo each time they agitate for their turn to rule the country. After all, the British constructed the Nigerian federation on a tripod represented by the three big tribes – Hausa/Fulani, Igbo and Yoruba. They were meant to be the lords of our national manor: to rule, not to be ruled; to be served, not to serve. As the big three understand it, ...

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Kwara Assembly Rejects N133m 2017 Agric Budget

The Kwara State House of Assembly Committee on Water and Agriculture Resources says the  allocation of N133m for the agricultural sector in 2017 budget is grossly inadequate and unacceptable. To this end, it has directed the State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to accommodate purchase of at least 20 tractors for farmers and payment of counterpart funding Agricultural Development Projects and ...

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FOSSRA Relaunches, Seeks Media Supports on Security Operations

The Chairman of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA), Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar has called on the media organisations to partner with security agencies towards a better-informed society. General Rabe who is the Director Defence Information, made the appeal at the relaunch of FOSSRA which was established in response to the need for harmonization and effective disseminat ...

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Police Intercept Suspected Female Bombers –See Photo

The Nigerian Police Force has announced the arrest of suspected female suicide bombers in Borno State. A short message from Borno Police Spokesperson stated that: "Today 7/2/17  at about 0700hrs, two female suicide bombers about  18yrs old, were sighted behind Mega filling station in Molai area, while attempting to infiltrate Maiduguri town. "They were intercepted by security personnel on duty.  One was arr ...

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Kingsley Kuku’s Case Frivolous, Says Abuja Inquirer Publisher

…Abuja Inquirer Opens Defense… …Magu, EFCC Boss, To Testify The Publisher of The Abuja Inquirer newspapers, Dan Akpovwa, has said that the libel suit instituted against the publication by Kingsley Kuku, the former Presidential Adviser on the Amnesty programme, is frivolous, and aimed at intimidating media. Mr. Akpovwa said this today (Tuesday, February 7, 2017) at the Abuja High Court when hearing resumed i ...

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Ambode Receives Certificate Admitting Lagos Into World’s 100 Resilient Cities

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday received the Certificate of Admission of the State as one of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) in the world pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, saying that it was a starting point and a positive partnership that would help the State address the challenges of urban planning, transport gridlock, environment and modern infrastructure. Governor Ambode, w ...

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