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Buhari Nominates 2 Journalists, hi my but 41 Others As Ambassador-Designates For Senate Screening

The Senate on Wednesday received a request for the confirmation of Suleiman Sani as career Ambassador-designate for the Federal Capital Territory. The President’s request was contained in a letter read on the floor by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. The letter reads: “In accordance to Section 171(1)(2)(c) and sub-section 4 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Suleiman Sani as career Ambassador-designate for the FCT.” In a separate letter on the…

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Buhari Warns Public Servants Against Influence Peddling For Contracts, Jobs

President Muhammadu Buhari has again warned political appointees and other government officials against using their positions to bestow undue advantage on anyone seeking government jobs and other favours, saying this is antithetical to the character of the Administration. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday that Mr President’s repeated warning followed persistent reports of fraudsters using the business cards and purported referral letters from presidential aides and other government officials to solicit employment, contract and other favours. The Minister said…

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Police Nab Foreigners Training Bandits In Niger After Airstrikes

After successful airstrikes on locations on bandits in Niger State, men of the Nigerian Police during clearing operation have arrested two foreign collaborators allegedly training and assisting bandits terrorizing several communities in some Local Government Areas in the State. The two foreign criminals were arrested on Monday, at Bangi, in Mariga Local Government Area. A reliable source, who declined to give his name, said that some bandits had launched an attack on villages in Kagara axis with the intent to rustle domestic animals and also maim innocent lives of residents.…

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COVID-19 Surges As NCDC Confirms 561 Cases, 17 Deaths In 24hrs, Edo Records 119

On the 30th of June 2020, 561 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. Till date, 25694 cases have been confirmed, 9746 cases have been discharged and 590 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 561 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos(200), Edo(119), Kaduna(52), FCT(52), Niger(32), Ogun(19), Ondo(16), Imo(14), Plateau(11), Abia(8), Oyo(8), Bayelsa(7), Katsina(6),Kano(5), Bauchi(3), Osun(3), Kebbi(3), Borno(2), Jigawa(1)   Share on: WhatsApp

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Jan-June: FIRS Remits N66bn To Fed Account From Stamp Duty Revenue, Says Nami

on has been generated as stamp duty revenue by the Federal Government between January and June 2020. The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Services, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this during the inauguration of the inter-ministerial committee on audit and recovery of back years stamp duties. Mr Nami while giving a breakdown of the revenue added that the Finance Act has mandated the revenue agency as the sole body to receive stamp duties for the country. “We have collected and remitted from money deposit banks in this year alone, a total…

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala ‘Feels Strong Support’ From Africa, Favoured Candidate

Nigeria’s candidate to head the World Trade Organization (WTO) said she feels “strong support” from Africa and expects African leaders to unite behind one candidate as sources following the race said she is gaining broader backing. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance and foreign minister who has 25 years experience at the World Bank, is seeking to replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo who announced last month he would step down on August 31, in a surprise move at a critical juncture for the body. Africa has struggled in the past to unite…

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Buhari: Delivery Of AKK Gas Pipeline Project, Part Of Next Level Agenda

… Commends Corporation, Stakeholders for Embarking on Project Despite COVID-19 Pandemic   President Muhammadu Buhari has said that delivery of the 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project is part of his Administration’s Next Level Agenda for sustainable development and economic prosperity of Nigeria. The President, who stated this Tuesday while flagging off construction works on the AKK project via virtual link from the State House in Abuja to two locations in Ajaokuta in Kogi State and Rigachukun, Kaduna State, said when completed the project would provide gas for generation of…

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COVID-19: Ondo Gov Akeredolu Tests Positive, Self Isolates

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has tested positive for COVID-19. Akeredolu made the disclosure on Tuesday on his verified twitter account, @RotimiAkeredolu. The governor, who said he had malaria a few days ago, explained that he was treated and ” got over it.” “And as at the time we had our party NEC, my colleagues called on me and spoke with one of them who felt that malaria should not be treated lightly, I should go ahead and have a test for COVID -19. “The result came out today,…

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Wadume’s Trial: We Were Called Kidnappers, Given Highest Beating Of My Life-Police Witness

The trial of Taraba State kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, also known as Wadume, on Monday, began at the Federal High Court, Abuja, before Justice Binta Nyako. Wadume, alongside six other defendants, was, on June 8, arraigned on 13 counts bordering on terrorism. The other defendants are: Inspector Aliyu Dadje, Auwalu Bala, Uba Bala, Bashir Waziri, Zubairu Abdullahi and Rayyanu Abdul. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, took over the matter from the police on June 3. Although 10 soldiers were initially slated in…

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Lagos COVID-19 New Cases Drop To 166, NCDC Confirms 566 From 20 States

On the 29th of June 2020, 566 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria On the 29th of June 2020, 566 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria Till date, 25133 cases have been confirmed, 9402 cases have been discharged and 573 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 566 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos (166), Oyo (66), Delta (53), Ebonyi (43), Plateau (34), Ondo (32), FCT (26), Ogun (25), Edo (24), Imo (15), Bayelsa…

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