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The board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, approved a $600 million loan for Nigeria.

 The loan is to assist the country plug its budget deficit as it grapples with its first recession in more than 20 years.

Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, the former comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) between 2009 and 2015 has returned about N1.4 billion to the federal government. The Punch reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) established that about N40 billion was diverted from the account of the NCS while he was in charge.   

This Citizen reporter, Martin Nworah, is claiming that the police have arrested the suspects behind the leaked sex tape at Enugu. According to him, the suspects are allegedly part of a seven-member gang who specialises in blackmailing ladies and they allegedly leaked the viral lesbian sex video of ex-Miss Anambra, Chidinma Okeke.

By Mohammed Abubakar,

Damaturu

Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) has warned residents against illegal transformer repairs.

 It also urged them to report any fault to the appropriate authorities.

The Business Manager, YEDC Potiskum Office, Mahmoud Sajo, made the appeal, while installing the 500kva transformer donated

The Senate Committee Chairman on Poverty Alleviation and Social Welfare, Senator Ali Wakili, has paid schools fees for 37 students of Madarasatu Tarbiyatul Islam Nursery and Primary school that gained admission into junior secondary schools.

 

Nurses and midwives in Nigeria have called for greater support and collaboration for the profession by the citizenry, especially patients, saying as professionals they deserve to be treated with greater respect and love, rather than animosity.

The call is apparently coming on the heels of high incidence of mostly unreported attacks on nurses in hospitals.

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Why Ajimobi outlawed night grazing of animals

 

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has outlawed night grazing and straying of cows outside a proposed ‘enclosed designated grazing areas’ across the state, just as he warned farmers against poisoning farmlands and water.

Naira appreciates, traders forsee devaluation

Naira forwards surged by the most on record as traders bet that the ability of Nigerian authorities to maintain their almost 15-month-long currency peg is waning.

LASPEMA advocates stoppage of work on building under high tension wire

The Lagos State government, through the State Planning and Environment Monitoring Authority (LASPEMA), has called for immediate stoppage of an on-going building construction work under high tension wires to forestall future disaster.

FG sacks Abeshi as Immigration boss

Federal Government has removed the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Martin Abeshi. He was removed on Monday, May 16, 2016, while details of his replacement are still sketchy.

How Ebonyi governor sent 20 appointees into labour market

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has relieved his Senior Special Assistant on Internal Security, Mr.Ali Odefa, and over 20 others of their appointment with immediate effect.

Rowdy scene as house holds special session on petrol price increase

The House of Representatives in Nigeria on Monday began a special session to deliberate on the Federal Government’s announcement of an increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, also referred to as Petrol.

Why Ebonyi governor cautioned herdsme

nEbonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has urged the Hausa/Fulani Community in Ebonyi State, especially the herdsmen, to stop trespassing on people’s  farm land, saying that the tension in the state and even outside the state is so high that everybody should avoid anything capable of igniting crisi

Lagos govt reopens Lekki Gardens, buildings pass tests

The Lagos State government has approved the reopening of buildings belonging to Lekki Worldwide Estates Limited, owners of Lekki Gardens, which were recently sealed after an uncompleted building collapsed at one of the construction sites belonging to the company.

Lagos now oil producing state, says Ambode

Lagos has officially joined the league of oil producing states in Nigeria following the discovery of crude oil by Tunde Folawiyo Petroleum Company Limited in Badagry, Lagos.

Strike: Industrial Court grants AGF’s request, restrains NL

C The National Industrial Court has restrained the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) from going on its planned strike on Wednesday, pending the hearing and determination of a suit brought before it by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

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