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NDLEA Arrests Man with 218kg of Marijuana

The Niger State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 53-year-old Vwang David with 335 blocks or 218 kilogrammes of weeds suspected to be marijuana. David was arrested on Monday by the NDLEA operatives at Mokwa after allegedly making spirited effort to escape the long hands of the law. The suspect, according to officials of the […]

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Create Data on Unoccupied Houses, Fashola Urges Surveyors

Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has called on members of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) to create data on unoccupied houses in the country. Fashola made the call in Abuja on Wednesday during a courtesy visit by a delegation from the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, led by its […]

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FEC Okays $22.99m For Maritime Security

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved 22.995million dollars (N7.14billion) to enhance the security of the nation’s Maritime sector The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council’s meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the approved amount […]

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128 Deaths, 2, 254 Injuries Recorded in Road Crashes-FRSC

A total of 128 persons died, while 2, 254 others were injured in 673 road crashes across the country in September, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). FRSC disclosed this in its monthly Road Traffic Crash (RTC) Report signed by the Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in […]

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Oduah hands over to new leadership

Senator Stella Oduah (Nigeria) has officially handed over to a new leadership of the ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA), with a charge to continue to push for the advancement of women. Oduah, the out-gone President of the women parliamentarians handed over to Hon. Filomena Vieira Martins (Cape Verde), and urged her and other members of the new executive to keep […]

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Nigerians open one million bank accounts monthly: NIBSS

He said with the rise in the rate, the efforts of stakeholders in the financial industry were beginning to pay off. Ajao, however, said that there was need to do more if the country would meet the 20 per cent exclusion rate by 2020. According to the survey, 63.6 per cent of Nigeria’s adult population of 99.6 million have access […]

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Subsidy debt: Depot owners suspend strike, give 5-day grace

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) has suspended its planned shutdown of depots across the country from loading petroleum products effective from 12-midnight on Sunday, Dec. 9. The suspension directive was conveyed in a statement issued by DAPPMA Executive Secretary, Mr Olufemi Adewole, at about 1:20 a.m. on Monday in Lagos and made available to the News Agency […]

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Indimi to Establish 10, 000 Hectares of Farm at Unilorin

Oriental Energy Resources Ltd., an oil company, is to establish a commercial farm on the land of University of Ilorin. Towards this, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, the Executive Chairman of the company has sent a delegation to the university to explore this possibility. The university disclosed this on Monday in its Bulletin. It said that the delegation was led by the […]

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BoA Disburses N1.2bn Loan to 8,653 rice Farmers in Kebbi

The Bank of Agriculture (BoA) has disbursed over N1.2 billion to 8, 653 rice farmers under the Anchor Borrower programme in the 2018 dry season farming in Kebbi State. Flagging-off the disbursement of the fund in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, Gov. Atiku Bagudu, said each farmer would receive N150, 000. Bagudu urged the farmers to reciprocate the gesture by repaying […]

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Islamic State ‘is plotting chemical attack in Britain

There are particular fears about the potential of a chlorine bomb on the London Underground, according to reports Security chiefs have warned a ‘devastating’ chemical weapons attack in Britain could be more likely than not, according to a report. The warning reportedly comes after ‘chatter’ between senior Islamic State figures was intercepted. And there are fears the London Underground could […]