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Troops arrest suspected bandit in possession of military kits – Army

The Nigerian Army says its troops operating along Mokwa-Jebba road, intercepted and arrested a fleeing bandit in a vehicle travelling from Zuru to Ibadan during a stop and search operation on Sunday.   The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.   Nwachukwu said the vigilant …

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Nigeria considers new law to unbundle power sector

Stakeholders raise concerns over regulatory enforcement in sector The Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005 (EPSRA), introduced privatisation of the power sector may become obsolete by the end of the year as the National Assembly, yesterday, revealed that a new legislation was being planned to unbundle the sector.   Speaking in Abuja at a programme …

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Court orders FG to pay Bayelsa $951m derivative arrears

The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, ordered the Federal Government to pay $951 million to the Bayelsa State Government.   The amount is the 13 per cent derivative sum due as arrears of revenue and payable to Bayelsa State.   Justice Inyang Ekwo, who delivered the judgment, held that the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), …

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Nigeria faces import crisis as reserves hit 13-month low

Nigeria’s economy could be leaning against the wind as the country’s external reserves fell to a 13-month low last week, tumbling quickly to $30 billion, the level it was between 2015 and 2017.   Last Thursday, the figure slid to $33.79 billion, as it dropped by $30 million. This represented a 0.09% decline compared to …

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Bandits Terrorising Our People Are Foreigners – Niger Gov

  Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State on Monday claimed most of the bandits terrorising  the country are not Nigerians. The governor said this while charging Nigerians to try their best not to “make them succeed in forcing us to change our normal lives”.  This is as the governor released about 1000 combined security …

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PDP faults President’s rejection of restructuring

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection of calls for structuring as unacceptable and an attack on the people’s rights.   The party said: “As citizens of a democratic state, Nigerians have every right to demand constitutional restructuring as well as a democratic forum to deliberate on good governance and national …

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INEC has removed 749 polling units from inappropriate locations, says Yakubu

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to our second meeting in less than one month, the last being the emergency session held on Wednesday 19th May 2021 in the wake of the attacks on our facilities nationwide. You may recall that at the last meeting, we resolved to reconvene in a regular session …

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Military retires 26 women, 317 men, tasks them on dedication, discipline

After six months of training at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi, 343 courses 1, 2021 soldiers were disengaged from the military.   Their disengagement brings to over 50,000 personnel equipped with vocational and entrepreneurship skills since the inception of NAFRC.   The retirees, including 26 women, comprised 266 from the Army, 71 …

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YCE, Adams, Adeniran, farmers flay Buhari over grazing route recovery

The Yoruba elders, under the aegis of Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, and a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, yesterday, flayed the Federal Government for insisting on the recovery of grazing routes in the country.   Secretary-General of YCE, Dr. Kunle Olajide, who spoke …

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