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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 ISIL and Violent Extremism, the President said: “I will remain Minister of Petroleum. “I will appoint a minister of State ...

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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 Presidential Adviser to President Shagari and a former President of the Nigerian Institute of Management.

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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 a six weeks recess. During the recess, the senate president was docked by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over ...

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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 the court is meant for,” the chairman said on Monday in Abuja. The chairman made the statement while responding to ...

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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 in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday. Abubakar said the offensive would be designed in such a way that ...

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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 for African Ship owners,’ organised by the association in Lagos. “We are preparing the paper for the African Heads of ...

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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 news conference in Makkah. No fewer than 717 pilgrims died and 805 others injured in the stampede when the pilgrims ...

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