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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 […]

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Palestinian killed in Israel for selling land to Jews

Ahmed Salama was said to have denied involvement in West Bank land sales to Israelis, a capital offense under Palestinian Authority law A Palestinian man killed in an Arab Israeli town over the weekend was involved in the sale of West Bank land to Jews, Palestinian media reported Saturday. Ahmed Salama, a resident of Jaljulia in central Israel, was shot […]

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UNILORIN Student’s Suicide Was Drug-Induced – Management

The Management of the University of Ilorin on Friday said that investigations by the institution revealed that its student, late Mr. Adigun Emmanuel, committed suicide as an eventual culmination of drug addiction. The Director of Corporate Affairs of the university, Mr Kunle Akogun, made the revelation in a statement which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

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2019 elections: NGO proffers solution to vote buying

The African Electoral Integrity Initiative (AE2i), an NGO has said that citizens attitudinal change against vote buying and selling was necessary to guarantee the integrity of the 2019 general elections. Dr Daniel Omofoman, Convener and Regional Director, West Africa of the group, said this at a National Conference on Electoral Integrity with the theme:“ Sustaining the Integrity of 2019 General […]

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No Plan for Mass Retirement of Staff-NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reiterated that there was no plan to carry out mass retirement of staff. The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, gave the assurance yesterday at a programme tagged “CS Connect”, organized by the Corporate Services Autonomous Business Units (ABU) to showcase its products and services to the public. In a […]

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Extortion in N-Power worries presidency

The Presidency is worried over the infiltration of fraudsters in N-Power volunteers propramme and warned it would neither tolerate truancy nor allow independent assessors to extort money from beneficiaries. Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment, stated in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday at an interactive with about 12,000 volunteers posted to the […]

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Thugs disrupt TraderMoni scheme in Ilorin

Hoodlums invaded the Mandate Market in Ilorin, Kwara State, today and scared away petty traders and TraderMoni agents, disrupting the disbursement of money to beneficiaries of the scheme. As early as 9am, the hoodlums, some of them wearing ‘PDP Atikulated T-shirts’, stormed the Mandate Market, insisting that the TraderMoni scheme could not be conducted, because the Senate President Bukola Saraki’s […]