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National ID: Nigeria Wasted $2.5bn In 45 Years- Aladekomo

Nigeria may have lost about $2.5 billion dollars in the last 45 years due to poor implementation of several failed national identity projects according to Sir Demola Aladekomo, chairman of Chams Plc. Aladekomo disclosed this while speaking on the topic: Socio-Economic Benefits of Shifting Paradigms, at a forum organized by the University of Lagos MBA …

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NSCDC, soldiers, police foil jailbreak in Edo

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, said it foiled a jailbreak attempt by inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) facility, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area of the state.   In a statement in Benin, the spokesperson of the Command, Richard Ogbebor, disclosed that the attempted jailbreak occurred from …

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IGP gives AIGs, CPs marching orders to end escalating crimes

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, yesterday, charged top echelon of the Force to stem the tide of secessionism, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes and restore the country to the path of peace, unity and national security in the shortest possible time.   He also told the officers, including …

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Delta group writes Senate, picks holes in draft PIB

A Delta State diaspora group, Isoko Association of North America (IANA), has faulted some sections of the proposed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) expected to be passed into law before the end of the present quarter by the National Assembly.   The PIB already passed second reading at the House of Representatives while the Senate, in …

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Sugar, wheat to join forex exclusion list –Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, on Thursday disclosed that wheat and sugar would soon be added to the foreign exchange (forex) import exclusion list in line with government’s effort to conserve forex and promoting local production that will ultimately lead to job creation. Emefiele’s position is coming on the heels …

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Govs not opposed to financial autonomy for legislature, judiciary

Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the platform of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) have appealed to striking Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to call off their strike in the interest of the nation.   The union had on April 6 embarked on a nationwide strike to protest non-implementation of financial autonomy …

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