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By Ummi Ismaeel

Minna

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that assorted fake and counterfeit drugs worth over N2 billion were destroyed across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja between last year and now.

Lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, November 30  walked out of the Senate during plenary.

An 11-year-old class five pupil of Roman Catholic primary school, in Sierra Leone, Mamie Sam, has been thrown into sorrow. This is because her breasts have been growing non-stop since she swam in a river. Calling on the government and other humanitarian organizations for help, she spoke to Awoko how she went on a fishing expedition together with her grand mother and other women in the town.

By Ummi Ismaeel

Minna

Governor Abubarkar Sani Bello of Niger State has assured Zungeru community that his administration would ensure they were adequately compensated for their farm lands forfeited for hydro electricity generating station.

By Mohammed Abubakar,  Damaturu

 

Yobe State Executive Council has approved N2,388,036,960.80 for the construction, rehabilitation and overlaying of asphalt roads within the Damaturu Metropolis.

 The state Commissioner, Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Aji Yerima Bularafa, disclosed to newsmen after the Executive Council Meeting in Damaturu.

By Patience Michael, Bauchi

 

 The wife of the Bauchi State governor, Aisha Mohammed Abubakar, has donated starter kits to 36 freed inmates trained in various skills acquisition programme.

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‘Dangote contributes 53% of govt revenue in mineral sector’

An agency of the Federal Government, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), has revealed that Dangote Industries Limited generates more mineral resource revenue for the government than the rest of the nation put together.

Ebonyi govt to buy SUVs for Elechi, others

 

Ebonyi State House of Assembly Wednesday, May 25, 2016, approved the request by Governor David Umahi to purchase four Special Utility Vehicle (SUV) for some past leaders in the state.

NTA, NAN, NBC, others get new bosses

The Federal Government has appointed new chief executive officers for the information-related parastatals in the Ministry of Information and Culture.

PenCom: Duru petitions Buhari over persecution

The founder and promoter of First Guarantee Pension Limited (FGPL), one of the Pension Fund Administrators (PFA) licensed under the Pension Reform Act of 2004, Nze Chidi Duru, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged “persecution by the National Pensions Commission (PenCom) and some

Nigeria to sign visa-free pacts with eight countries

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says plans have been concluded to sign visa-free pacts with eight African countries to promote economic partnership on the continent.

Fayose bans public grazing, cattle rearing in Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has banned grazing and cattle rearing in the state following the recent attack on the people of Oke-Ako in Ikole-Ekiti Local Government Area of the state by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

Switzerland to repatriate $230m stolen from Nigeria

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that a non-contentious fund of about $230 million is being repatriated from Switzerland.

Counter court orders emerge on PDP leadership

    The battle for the leadership of the Nigeria’s main opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), appears to have shifted to the courts, with counter orders emanating from different courts.

I’m not on exile – Jonathan

 

Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has denied media reports that he was on a self-imposed exile to Cote d’Ivoire.

Reno Omokri, the former media aide to Jonathan, disclosed this via a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle, @renoomokiri, on Monday.

Why Okorocha wants to privatise Imo varsity

IMO State government has warned that it would be forced to recruit new set of academic and non-academic staff for Imo State University, IMSU, as well as concession the institution if the workers fail to call off their strike.

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