Fuel: No planned price increase for fuel – Kyari …Assures zero-queues during Yuletide …Nigeria has 47 days petrol sufficiency –PPPRA

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), and major stakeholders in the downstream sector of the Petroleum Industry, rose from a meeting on Tuesday, chaired by the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Malam Mele Kyari in Abuja, declaring that they had put in place all necessary measures to ensure zero fuel-queue agenda during the Yuletide and beyond. According to a press release issued by the NNPC’s Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Samson Makoji,  the meeting, held at NNPC Towers in Abuja, was sequel to the Presidential directive…

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EFCC arraigns ‘Mama Boko Haram,’ one other for alleged N66m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Wednesday arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil, also known as ‘Mama Boko Haram’, along with one Tahiru Sa’idu Daura over N66million fraud. The duo was arraigned before Justice A’isha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a three-count charge of conspiracy and cheating. Their prosecution followed a petition filed by one Ali Tijjani, managing director of AMTMAT Global Ventures, against Complete Care and Aids Foundation, a non-governmental organisation run by the defendants. Tijjani, in his petition, alleged that on September 7, 2018,…

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Kano lawmakers disagree on new emirates

Members of the Kano State House of Assembly have failed to agree on the passage of the new Emirate Council Bill 2019, which was sent by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to restore the four first-class emirates that were dissolved by a Kano High Court. It was reported that the lawmakers on Wednesday spent almost three hours in a secret session debating the bill but failed to reach an agreement. It could be recalled that Kano State government had approved a fresh bill to restore the four emirates in Bichi, Rano, Karaye…

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Court orders senators to refund pensions collected as ex-govs … ‘FG owes retirees over N400bn pension arrears’ – Shekarau

A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has asked the Federal Government to recover pensions and allowances received by former and serving senators as ex-governors. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) disclosed the “landmark judgment” in a tweet on Wednesday. The group sued the federal government in 2017 over its “failure to stop former governors from receiving double pay and life pensions”. It also sued the government for failing to seek the recovery of over “N40bn unduly received by the former governors” who are now serving senators and ministers.…

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A’isha Buhari celebrates daughter who graduated with First-Class degree

Nigeria’s First Lady, A’isha Buhari, on Tuesday celebrated her daughter, Aisha Buhari Jnr, who graduated with a First Class degree. The First lady made this disclosure via her Twitter handle on Tuesday, although she did not disclose the school where she graduated from. According to her, A’isha Buhari Hannan graduated from the university with a First Class and had her convocation ceremony celebrated on Tuesday, in the company of her family members, friends and well-wishers.  “Today, I was joined by family members, friends and well-wishers for the graduation of my…

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Kidnapping: Police burst syndicate, frees victim in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has announced the bursting of a kidnap group, who had been terrorising Katsina and Zamfara States from their hideouts, along Sokoto Road, Makera, Funtua local government area of Katsina state The Command’s Spokesman Gambo Isah, who made this known to newsmen in Katsina said the arrest was carried out by the Command’s SARS Team. He added that the team succeeded in arresting one Ibrahim Kasim, who is the leader of the gang, along Sokoto Road, Makera, Funtua local government area of Katsina. The spokesman also…

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Buhari pays tributes to David-West …Urges citizens to emulate his virtues

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to his long-time ally and friend, Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, who served as Minister of Petroleum Resources between Jan. 1984 and Aug. 1985. According to a press statement issued by the Deputy Director (Information), State House, Mr. Attah Esa, in Abuja on Wednesday, said President Buhari was represented at the event by Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, and Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina.  At the commendation service for the former minister held at the Chapel…

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BREAKING: EFCC arraigns ‘Mama Boko Haram,’ one other for alleged N66m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned A’isha Alkali Wakil, also known as ‘Mama Boko Haram’, along with one Tahiru Sa’idu Daura over alleged  N66million fraud.The duo was arraigned before Justice Aisha Kumaliya, of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a three-count charge of conspiracy and cheating.Details later..  

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BREAKING: Court orders senators to refund pensions collected as ex-govs

A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has asked the Federal Government to recover pensions and allowances received by former and serving senators as  ex-governors.The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) disclosed the ”landmark judgement” in a tweet on Wednesday.Details later..  

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Liberty Radio and Television exist to serve the people – Executive Chairman, Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan

The Executive Chairman, ATAR Communications Nig. Limited, owners of Liberty Radio 91.7 FM, Kaduna; Tashar Yanchi 103.1 FM, Kaduna and Liberty TV, Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan says Liberty Radio and Television exist to serve the people. In an interview he recently granted to Murya magazine,  as part of the recent launching of the Abuja Liberty Radio/TV station by Vice-President Yomi Osinbajo, Alh. Ramalan emphasised that  ‘we are here to do what the people want’.  While speaking on the challenges facing the industry, Dr. Ramalan said the Nigerian broadcasting industry is going through trying times.  “This is especially…

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NASS grants full autonomy to the 774 local govts .. INEC now to conduct local government elections

The National Assembly, on Tuesday, granted full financial and administrative autonomy to all the 774 local council authorities across Nigeria, by amending section 124 of the nation’s Constitution. The section provides a consequential provision for the making of the local councils, a full third-tier government without undue interference from the State governments. The amendment was one of the 22 others approved by the House of Representatives last week and ratified by the Senate on Tuesday. Both chambers had, through a conference committee, harmonised versions of the amendments into the Constitution…

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Insecurity: Buhari unveils first indigenous military vehicles, others …Showers praises on Army, pledges better welfare

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated the first set of combat and light vehicles manufactured at the Nigerian Army Command Engineering Depot in partnership with Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), in Kaduna. The vehicles were unveiled at the opening of the 2019 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference on Tuesday in Kaduna. The conference is an end-of-the-year opportunity for the army to evaluate its activities for 2019 and develop strategies for its 2020 activities. The theme of the conference is: “Application of the Cutting Edge of the Nigerian Army in…

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DSS uncovers plot to unleash mayhem in Nigeria

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has uncovered a plot by some undesirable groups to cause mayhem and breakdown of law and order in various parts of Nigeria. The DSS revealed the plan in Abuja on Tuesday, through its spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, who said the arrangement was to instigate protests, mass action and violence with a view to causing anarchy and destabilizing the country. However, it did not mention those behind the plot. According to the DSS, vide an issued statement, these predetermined actions had been designed…

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FG undertaking 524 highways, bridge projects nationwide – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has updated the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on the on-going road and bridge construction/rehabilitation projects nationwide. Fashola, who highlighted 80 of them as priority projects scheduled for completion in the 2020-2021 fiscal year, gave the updates in a presentation he made before the Council, said a total of 524 road and bridge projects were currently going on across the country, adding that every State in the Federation, including the FCT has at least three such on-going projects. The Minister listed the…

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Lagos: Doctors reject new minimum wage

Doctors in Lagos State, under the aegis of Medical Guild, have rejected the new minimum wage paid to workers by the state government, saying it is below the expectations of civil servants. Chairman of the Guild, Dr. Babajide Saheed, made the doctors’ decision known on Monday, at a media briefing on the Scientific Conference in Lagos. The Medical Guild is the association of doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government. Saheed said that not only was the new minimum wage unacceptable, the Guild was not part of the…

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