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N1.5bn Fraud: Ex-Gov. Dariye’s Son To Appea Again In Court

…..Oct 4 for “no case” submission   The Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed October 4, to hear an address on a no-case submission by Nanle Dariye, son of former Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye.   On June 13, ex-Governor Dariye bagged 14 years imprisonment for embezzling state funds.   Nanle is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a six-count amended charge of money laundering in the sum of N1.5bn.   At the resumed trial on Friday, following the cross- examination of the third prosecution witness,…

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Social Intervention Program: FG Feeds 8.7m School Children

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government has no fewer than 8.7 million school children in its Home Grown School Feeding Program.   Speaking while fielding questions from some stakeholders, on the status of the program at the Public Presentation of the 2018 Approved Budget of Consolidation, on Thursday in Abuja, Ahmed said that Home Grown School Feeding Program is one of the components of the Social Intervention Program of the Federal Government.   She said that the Social Investment program had…

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Atiku To Jonathan: History ‘ll Be Fair To You As Core Democrat

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has described former President Goodlcuk Jonathan as a hero of democracy in Nigeria.   The former Vice President made the assertion on Wednesday during a courtesy call on President Jonathan at his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.   Atiku Abubakar, who recalled Jonathan’s exemplary decision to hand over the reins of power without qualms, observed that that singular historic decision set him apart as a democrat of unimpeachable credentials.   Atiku, while reflecting on Jonathan’s action that doused tension in the country…

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CAN Cautions FG Against Execution Of 5 Christians Sentenced To Death

…In Adamawa for attack on Fulani herdsmen The President Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence, Rev. Sam Supo Ayokunle has called on the Federal Government to caution the Adamawa State government against hasty implementation of the death sentence passed on five Christian youths.   The CAN president gave the caution in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media &Communications to the CAN President on Tuesday in Abuja.   Oladeji said the five convicts were said to have allegedly on June 1, 2017, at Kadamun village in…

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‘We’re Active In Delta State,’ Says Shell

…Targets youths, communities in robust community development portfolio The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the SPDC Joint Venture, has restated its active presence in Delta State against the belief in some quarters that the multinational energy firm has pulled out of the state.   As a proof of its significant footprints in Delta State, the company said it has implemented wide ranging projects in different parts of the state, including the disbursement of N1.88 billion to Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) clusters in host communities and…

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Navy Seizes N66m Illegally Refined Diesel, Arrests 23 Suspects

The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Friday says it impounded a vessel, barge and wooden boat illegally conveying about 300,000 litres of suspected stolen diesel worth N66 million.   The Executive Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, presented 11 suspected crewmen to newsmen in Onne, Rivers.   He said that the vessel, MV Nazarene, barge and wooden boat were intercepted in the late hours of April 20 by troops on routine patrol of waterways.   He added that “the vessel, MV Nazarene, was caught in the act…

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DAKUKU: NIGERIAN MARITIME SECURITY, WORK IN PROGRESS

…Says Regional Maritime Security is also Paramount to Nigeria’s Economic Development. The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside has stated that security in the Nigerian Maritime domain is a work in progress that requires the commitment of all stakeholders to ensure optimum safety of all investments in the sector. Speaking to journalists in Lagos at the weekend, Dr. Peterside stated that the Agency is taking the lead on the issue of maritime safety in the entire West and Central African sub-region…

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NDDC Donates N50m For Malaria Research Programme

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated N50 million to fund Commission’s Professorial Chair on Malaria Elimination and Phytomedicine Research programme at  the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).   The commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Ibitoye Abosede, said in a statement in Port Harcourt on Wednesday  that  NDDC’s Managing Director, Nsima Ekere, inaugurated the governing board for the research programme.   Ekere, who was represented by Mr Samual Adjogbe, the commission’s Executive Director of Projects, said the fund would be used to fight malaria in the region.   He also said…

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Don Drags Nigeria Breweries To Court Over Amstel Malt

An Edo State High Court in Benin on Tuesday fixed June 28 for continued hearing in a suit filed by Prof. Ernest Izevbigie, against the Nigerian Breweries Plc over alleged deception. The Chief Judge of the state, Justice Esohe Ikpomwen, adjourned the case till the date for the defendant to opens his case. Izevbigie, a professor of Biochemistry, had accused the company of allegedly inscribing misleading information, “low sugar,” on the can of one of its non-alcoholic drinks, Amstel Malt. The case was filed through the claimant’s lawyer, Mr. Okonkwo…

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Shell Sponsored Marine Engineering Centre Starts Masters Programme

The pioneer post graduate students at the Marine and Offshore Engineering Centre of Excellence have commenced studies at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, involving 18-month academic and field work that will lead to the award of Masters degrees in Marine Engineering (Power Plants), Naval Architecture and Offshore and Subsea Engineering. A Diploma in Marine and Offshore Engineering will also be awarded by the Centre which was established last year by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) operated Joint Venture.   “We are pleased that the Centre of…

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