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Ebonyi State government is set to acquire about 60,000 hectares of land for rice production in the state.

The state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Senator Emmanuel Onwe, disclosed this at the weekend, while commenting on the outcome of the state executive council meetings.

The people of the South East zone, Nigeria, are well favoured in the 2016 budget.

 Pastor Eze Nwachukwu, the factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebonyi State, stated this during the party’s stakeholders meeting at Afikpo North Local Government Area.

A surprising force has helped lift oil prices back to the $50 threshold: militants blowing up oil facilities in Nigeria.

By Rita Michael, Bauchi

 

The Bauchi State Governor, Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar, has approved this year’s hajj fares for intending pilgrims from the state.

 

By Rita Michael, Bauchi

 

The first lady of Bauchi State, Hajia Hadiza Mohammed Abubakar, has distributed food items to women and vulnerable children in the state as parts of her effort to alleviate their suffering at the ongoing Ramadan season.

 

The first lady also urged muslim women to use the ramadan month to pray for perpetual peace in the country.

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Wife Narrates Ordeal After Husband Raped Two Women

 

 

I was writing a thank-you card for a wedding gift when I heard the knock at my door. It was 2005, I was 30 years old, and my life was about to change forever.

Suarez Is World's Best Striker, Says Messi

 

 

Barcelona star Lionel Messi, believes teammate, Luis Suarez, is the best out-and-out forward player in world football.

Buhari Surprises Ministers With Early Arrival At FEC Meeting

 

 

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari surprised members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) this morning (Wednesday, January 13, 2016) as he arrived the council chambers for the council’s meeting at about 9:50am.

Embarrassment! Copies Of Nigeria's 2016 Budget Missing

 

 

 

Hundreds of copies of Nigeria's 2016 budget have gone missing from the country's parliament.

 

A Nigerian official, speaking on condition of anonymity, on Tuesday told the BBC the senate was unable to consider the proposal without the documents.

Rooney Back On Form

 

 

It’s hard to see them right now, but there were actually a lot of positives to take from Manchester United’s 3-3 draw with Newcastle United.

Obama To Frame Election Issues In Optimistic State Of Union Address

 

 

President Barack Obama is set to strike an optimistic and hopeful tone in his final State of the Union address.

The president will focus on cementing his legacy rather than unveiling new policies, officials have said.

What Conflict Has Done To South Sudan Children

 

 

More than half of children in South Sudan are not in school, the highest proportion in any country, UN children's agency Unicef, has said.

Government forces have been battling rebels for the past two years, although a peace deal was signed in August.

Ghana's Leader, Mahama, Defends Accepting Guantanamo Detainees

 

 

Ghana's president has strongly defended the government's decision to allow two Yemenis freed from Guantanamo Bay to live in the West African state.

Opposition and church groups had condemned the decision, saying the men were a security threat.

PDP To Review Party’s Constitution

 

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a committee to review its constitution ahead of the party’s national conference.

 

Police To Deploy 7000 Officers For Niger Council Poll

 

 

The Niger State Police Command on Tuesday said that about 7,000 police officers would be deployed for the local government council polls to be conducted on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

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