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Buhari names self petroleum minister

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday named himself petroleum minister. Buhari said he would personally head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in the new cabinet. Addressing some select reporters in New York on Tuesday, after addressing a Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering …

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Gamaliel Onosode Dies At 82

First class industrialist, technocrat and administrator Deacon Gamaliel Offoritsenere Onosode has died. Onosode was a Nigerian technocrat, administrator and a former presidential candidate of the All Nigeria People’s Party of Nigeria. He was boardroom player in Nigeria’s corporate environment, a former …

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BREAKING NEWS! Saraki, others get confidence vote

Confusion beclouded the upper legislative chambers of the National Assembly on Tuesday after no fewer than 84 senators passed a vote of confidence on Senator Bukola Saraki as the senate president and other principal officers. The senators resumed Tuesday after …

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Go to court, Odigie-Oyegun tells Timipre Silva

Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), has told Chief Timipre Silva, one of the contestants in Sept. 22 botched primary in Bayelsa to go to court, “Mr Sylva can go to court because that is what …

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Military renews commitment to sustained coordinated offensive against Boko Haram

The Defence Headquarters has renewed the commitment of the Armed Forces to continue with coordinated offensive against Boko Haram insurgents until they were decimated in line with the directive of Mr President. The Defence Spokesman, Col. Rabe Abubakar, said this …

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Ship owners to evolve policy on maritime industry

The African Ship owners Association (ASA) on Monday said it would evolve a policy on how to drive the maritime industry in the continent. The President of the association, Mr Temisan Omatseye, stated this during a conference on `African Cargo …

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Mina stampede: 54 Nigerians confirmed dead

Fifty-four Nigerians have been confirmed to have died during Thursday’s stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The confirmation was given by Alhaji Abdullahi Mukhtar, Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Monday at a …

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BOKO HARAM: Highly placed Borno indigenes sabotaging our efforts-Army

The Nigerian Army has warned highly placed Borno Indigenes against any move to scuttle the already achieved success  in the fight against insurgents, explaining that it would not fail to deal decisively with persons caught. According to the force, some …

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Imbibe fear of God, Islamic cleric admonishes Muslims

An Islamic Cleric, Alhaji Mohammed Mahe, has admonished Muslim faithful to imbibe the fear of God in the cause of Eid-el Kabir celebration to reap available blessings. Mahe, Chief Imam of Bwari Central Mosque gave the advice in an interview …

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Hajj stampede: At least 717 killed in Saudi Arabia

At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred …

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