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· Says MDA debts won’t be paid without verification

 

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has warned electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in the country to stop blackmailing the Federal Government over outstanding debts allegedly owed them by its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA).

The first reading of the Bill for an Act to provide for the inauguration of the President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, also known as Presidential Inauguration Bill, 2016, was taken by the Senate in plenary, on Tuesday.

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Segun Oni, will lead a six-member team from the party’s National Leadership to coordinate the party’s Situation Room for the November 26, 2016 governorship election in Ondo State.

The decision was reached after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Tuesday.

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Oil prices rose on Tuesday to their highest this month as a growing consensus emerged in the market that OPEC would overcome internal disputes and scepticism to strike a deal that materially reduces crude output.

The Bakassi block, a two-storey building of the female hostel at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, has been gutted by fire.

The fire, according to the Lagos State Fire Service, began 5:20am on Wednesday from an electric panel and was on till about 7:00am.

A Texas middle school teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student could face up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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Rivers Utd best yet to come, says Austin

Rivers United captain, Festus Austin, has said that the club “has achieved nothing yet this season” despite their stunning 3-1 victory over Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders, Enugu Rangers, last Sunday.

Adeniji-Adele: Nigeria loses rare gem, says Ogba

The sports family has lost a rare gem in the late Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele, President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN Chief Solomon Ogba has submitted.

Nigeria finally removes subsidy on petrol, deregulates importation of fuel

Nigeria has scrapped the controversial subsidy on petrol.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and GMD of the NNPC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has announced in a briefing on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, that petrol will sell at the limit of N145 per liter.

Biafra: Buhari laments protests of group ‘not born during civil war’

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed to retain the unity of the West African country as pro-Biafra activists continue to campaign for secession.

Nigerian oil output hits 22-year low, violence spreads

A series of attacks on Nigeria's oil infrastructure has pushed its output of crude close to a 22-year low, Reuters data shows, putting intense pressure on the country's finances.

Indonesia woos Mourinho

 

Jose Mourinho may be holding out to succeed Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager this summer, but he has now been offered the Indonesia national team job.

 

U.S. considers supply of attack planes to Nigeria

The United States is considering selling Nigeria ground attack planes to help fight Boko Haram rebels, officials said Friday, despite concerns over the local military's human rights record.

 

Maritime is soul of Nigerian economy - NIMASA boss

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the maritime sector in Nigeria is the soul of the country's economy.

Imo govt to partner Catholic Church on family campaign

Imo State government will partner the Catholic Church in its worldwide campaign for better families since the family is believed to be the engine of every society.

PDP national publicity secretary: Fani-Kayode declares support for Fayose’s aide

Former Minister of Aviation and critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has endorsed the aspiration of Lere

Olayinka, the Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to become the next National

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