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The Boko Haram Insurgency; A Violent Conflict Between Faith And Citizenship, By Majeed Dahiru

In the beginning The Boko Haram insurgency, which has claimed the lives of over twenty thousand people with a further displacement of another two million, is the most challenging armed conflict directly involving the Nigerian state since the civil war. The escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency into a full blown war beginning from the year 2010 has exerted enormous pressure on the Nigerian state and her na ...

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Nigeria Can Produce Biodiesel, Fight Diabetes with Plant Seed Chemicals -FUTA Don

A professor of analytical and environmental chemistry has recommended the production of plant seed chemicals as substitutes for imported raw materials in chemical and allied enterprises. Professor Isiaka Adekunle Amoo gave the recommendation while delivering the 82nd inaugural lecture of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA at the Main Auditorium of the Institution on Tuesday February 28, 2017. ...

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Senate Assures EFCC of Adequate Funding in 2017

The Senate has promised to provide necessary support needed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to stamp out corruption in Nigeria. Chukwuka Utazi, Chairman, Senate Committee on anti-corruption made the pledge on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 during the 2017 budget defence by the EFCC. Utazi, who commended the anti-graft agency for doing a great job in combating economic and financial crimes s ...

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FIRS donates 5,000 jerseys, exercise books for Offa sports project

Nigeria’s next generation of athletes will have more to celebrate as the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has pledged to be of support to the processes to take the nation’s podium success in sports to the higher realm. Mr. Babatunde Fowler, the Executive Chairman, while receiving the management team of the Basic Olympic Opportunity Sports Training (BOOST) in his office in Abuja, Wednesday, said, “it is ...

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My Nasty Encounter with South African High Commission – Funke Osae-Brown

Towards the end of January this year, I got an invitation to be in South Africa on the 1st of March, 2017 to experience the new BMW 5 Series. It was an event I had looked forward to considering my love for fast cars and the kind of beat I cover as a journalist. As soon as I received the itinerary and other documents needed for my journey, I applied for the South African visa on the 13th of February. Conscio ...

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Onnoghen’s Confirmation As CJN: All Senators Shouted “Yea” Without Dissenting Voice

The Senate on Wednesday in accordance with Section 231 (1) of the 1999 constitution confirmed Justice Walter Onnoghen  as the Chief Justice of Nigeria,CJN. The confirmation followed  a motion by the Senate Leader Senator Ahmed Lawan that the Senate do consider the request of the President for the confirmation of Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen nomination  as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The motion was s ...

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Nigeria’s National Assembly As Democracy’s Poisoned Chalice, By Godwin Onyeacholem

To say that Nigeria’s National Assembly has been living in infamy since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1999 is to understate the severity of the country’s democratic woes. While less endowed but well-meaning and development-conscious counterparts on the continent are devising means of advancing the culture of popular representation through openness and improvement of the lives of their people, Nige ...

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Senate Probes NNPC Over Subsidy Payment Discrepancies, Despite Buhari’s War

The Senate on Wednesday mandated its committee on Petroleum (Downstream) to exhaustively review and investigate the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over its accounts relating to fuel subsidy and the abuse of product marketing and distribution between 2006 and 2016. The developments followed  a motion by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West. Melaye  who noted with dismay that despite the ...

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2017 NCC Year of the Consumer Campaign Begins March 15

One month after the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC declared 2017 the Year of the Consumer, it is set to flag off this strategic campaign on Wednesday March 15, 2017. NCC will use the flag off to unveil the strategy and series of activities aimed at empowering and protecting the consumers of telecommunications services in Nigeria. Throughout the year, improving the experience of the consumer will be ...

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EFCC Raids Inde’s Property, Recovers Items Worth Millions of Naira

(EFCC Press Release) The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has recovered items worth millions of Naira from a large warehouse located on Nnamdi Azikiwe Road Bye Pass, Kaduna purportedly belonging to a former Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde. Operatives of the Commission’s Kaduna Zonal office acting on intelligence stormed the facility on Tuesday February 28 a ...

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Kano, Bill And Melinda Gates, Dangote Sign Agreement On Health

Kano State Government, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Dangote Foundation this evening signed the Kano Health Basket Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to boost health care interventions in the state. The Health Basket is a funding mechanism initiated as part of the state government’s decision to revitalize its health sector. The basket is funded by the two foundations and the state government that po ...

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Xenophobic Attacks: Ekweremadu Leads Senate Delegation to South Africa

Deputy Senate President , Senator Ike Ekweremadu will lead the strong delegation from the Nigerian Senate to South Africa Parliament to express the country’s  anger over  the continuous killing of Nigerians. The Senate resolved on Tuesday to send a strong parliamentary delegation to South Africa parliament to condemn in strong terms the return of xenophobic attacks and extra-judicial killing of Nigerians by ...

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