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2019 Polls: Buhari Not Sure Of Seeking Re-Election

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday he does not know if he will seek re-election in 2019 and the decision is personal and also for Nigerians. Buhari, 75, was speaking in a radio interview. He was elected in 2015 but spent much of 2017 in Britain being treated for an undisclosed ailment that left him visibly weakened. Some have questioned his willingness or ability to run again. Nigeria’s minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, who played a prominent role in Buhari’s 2015 campaign, has said he would chair a group to support…

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Reps Reject Motion To Grant Camerounian Refugees Full Protection

The House of Representatives at plenary rejected a motion urging the Federal Government to grant full protection to Cameroonian refugees and asylum seekers crossing into Nigeria. The motion by Representative Sani Zorro (Jigawa-APC), also urged states and federal authorities to allow for the construction of refugee camps. Zorro noted that there had been an influx of tens of thousands of asylum seekers and refugees fleeing Cameroon into Nigeria since the last quarter of 2017 He said that the refugees had continued to cross the Nigerian borders through Rivers, Benue and…

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Nigeria Stock Market Records Feat, Index Crosses 44,000 Mark

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) recorded a feat on Tuesday, with the All-Share Index crossing over 44,000 mark for the first time.   The index rose to 44,054.72 from 43,119.00 achieved on Monday, representing an increase of 935.72 points or 2.17 per cent.   Similarly, the market capitalisation increased by N335 billion or 2.17 per cent to close at N15.782 trillion against N15.447 trillion posted on Monday.   Mobil led the gainers’ table for the day, growing by N9. 50 to close at N199.50 per share.   Guinness came second…

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CBN Pumps $210m Into Forex Market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected another sum of $210million into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market, to meet customers’ requests in various segments of the market. Figures obtained from the Bank on Monday, January 15, 2018, indicate that the CBN offered $100million to authorized dealers in the wholesale segment of the market, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received the sum of $55 million. Customers requiring foreign exchange for invisibles such as tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), among others, were also allocated…

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Army Acquires Innoson Vehicles For Military Operations

The Nigerian Army has started taking delivery of vehicles it ordered from Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company which were configured for deployment for Operation Lafiya Dole and other military operations. The Nigerian Army and Innoson Motors, an indigenous vehicle manufacturing company had recently signed agreement and partnership towards the manufacturing of locally made military equipment and vehicles for the army. In line with the the partnership, the army would acquire 100 variant of utility vehicles from the company to support its operations, especially in the North-East. The Chief of Army Staff,…

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Benue Killings:Gov Ortom At Mass Burial Rejects FG’s Cattle Grazing Reserves

  …………..Tor Tiv alleges ethnic cleansing agenda   Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has again rejected the suggestion that the state create  Cattle Colony or Grazing Routes for herdsmen. He said the suggestions were not acceptable to the Benue people. Ortom stated this on Thursday in Makurdi in a service to mark the mass burial of the victims of the herdsmen invasion. He had stated this position on Wednesday at a stakeholders meeting attended by the Inspector General of Police Idris Ibrahim. On Thursday, he  said since the state…

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PDP Backs Teachers’ Strike, Accuses El-Rufa’i Of Ineptitude 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said it was in support of the current indefinite strike by public school teachers in Kaduna State. The State Chairman of PDP, Mr Felix Hyat made the declaration in a statement signed by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Abraham Catoh, made available to newsmen in Kaduna. He faulted the state government on its threat to sack teachers that joined the strike, stressing that strike was “a legal means for all civil servants to seek redress on the injustice presently meted out on them.’’…

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DHQ Replaces Spokesperson, Garrison Gets New Commander

A new Director Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, has been appointed to replace Major General John Enenche who is now Commandant Army War College, Nigeria. A statement by Wing Commander O. O. Ademosu of Directorate of Defence Information (DDI) said until his appointment as the new Defence Spokesman, Brigadier General Agim was Commandant Nigerian Army School of Public Relations.  He has taken over with effect from 8 January 2018. Army has also appointed Major Geberal James Gwaza Khalifa Myam as a new Garrison Commander in Abuja. A statement by Major…

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Herdsmen Vs Farmers: Police IG Relocates To Benue With MOPOL

Following the recent unfortunate killings of innocent people in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas in Benue State and the intervention, and ongoing efforts of the Nigeria Police Force to restore peace in the State, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered  the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to relocate  to Benue State to restore law and order, prevent further loss of lives and forestall the crisis between herdsmen and farmers from escalating and spreading in the State. In compliance with the Presidential directives, the IGP is moving into Benue state…

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PEN CINEMA FLYOVER: LAGOS ALLAYS FEAR OVER COMPENSATION

…Says Prompt Submission Of Documents ‘ll Enhance Payment Process The Lagos State on Monday allayed the fears of property owners affected by removal of structures for the construction of the Pen Cinema Flyover, assuring that all would be compensated in due course. In a statement by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Abiola Anifowoshe, the government specifically debunked media reports suggesting that it was unnecessarily delaying compensation, saying those whose structures were demolished would be paid. Anifowoshe said the State Government had already held a stakeholders’ meeting…

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