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By Mohammed Abubakar Damaturu

 

The Yobe State government has intensified campaigns against the eradication of polio with the establishment of polio “outbreak

response centres” in the border areas with Niger Republic.

The National Assembly has summoned President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to appear before the Senate and House of Representatives.

The Senate in concurrence with the Resolution of the House of Representatives, has agreed to invite the President, with regards to the persistent recession.

Ekiti State government has started the payment of N5, 000 each to the 10,000 beneficiaries of its social welfare scheme. The beneficiaries, who are indigent people and cut across various sections of the society, started receiving their first payment through their various banks account on Wednesday. In a broadcast in Ado-Ekiti, the Governor, Mr.

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is selling two of his jets to cut costs as the West African country battles to overcome a recession.

 

In a statement released late on Tuesday, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said that Buhari is reducing the number of planes in his fleet to trim expenses.

Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has blamed a Western focus on green energy for prohibiting the country from addressing its energy deficit.

Adeosun, speaking at an International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting in Washington Wednesday, said that Nigeria was being blocked from exploiting its abundant coal resources.

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Sarah Hanffou (CMR) is one of the top African players expected at the Nigeria Open in Lagos

Athletes throng Lagos for AFN All-Comers Competition

Athletes from different parts of the country have converge on Lagos for AFN All-Comers Championship on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.

Enugu attacks: Ekweremadu, lawmakers visit Nimbo, insist on justice

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has assured the Nimbo community of Uzo Uwani Local Government Area in Enugu State that government and federal lawmakers from the state would not rest until justice was done on the destruction of lives and property by suspected herds.

Group condemns arms’ proliferation in Delta communities

By Harris-Okon Emmanuel, Delta

 

Rising from a peace building network inauguration for Ekpan community, Uvwie Council of Delta State, participants have decried the proliferation of arms in Delta communities and called on the government to mop up such arms.

Court remands two men over conspiracy, abduction of 16-year-old girl

A Kano Magistrates’ Court sitting in No man’s Land on Friday, April 29, 2016, remanded two men, Sani Muhammad and Mansur Muhammad, in prison custody for the alleged abduction of a 16-year-old girl.

Northern governors seek restoration of civil authority in N’East

Northern governors in Nigeria have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for their effort in ending the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

Multi-national taskforce to patrol Gulf of Guinea – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said in Abuja on Thursday that a multinational taskforce would soon be established to patrol the waters of the Gulf of Guinea.

Nigerian Navy declares pirate kingping wanted

The Nigerian Navy has declared a certain Mr. Charles Ekpemefumor alias Charles Parker wanted over his alleged role in the hijack of a vessel, MT MAXIMUS, with 18 crew members and carrying 4,368.203mt of gas oil.

Govt, SESSPN parley over S’East, S’South development . As governors shun forum

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo,  was in Port Harcourt on Thursday, April 28, 2016, to officially open the second  South-East South South Development Forum organized by the South- East South-South  Professionals of  Nigeria (SESSPN).

Benin monarch passes on, Oshiomhole breaks silence

The Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa, is dead, Governor Adams Oshomhole has announced.

The death of the Oba who reportedly died since January 2015, was not announced because of traditional rites.

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