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FG is working to address fuel scarcity-Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government is working to address the lingering fuel scarcity in the country, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. He said that government is also working to address the challenges of epileptic electricity supply and inflation reducing the purchasing power of Nigerians. The minister made the remark on Wednesday in Abuja when he paid a ...

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China, Nigeria to enhance bilateral relations under new cooperation plans

China says it will develop modalities to enhance bilateral relations with Nigeria under the new cooperation plan of the 2015 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit. Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Gu Xiaojie, said this at the 2016 China-Nigeria Trade and Economic Forum in Abuja on Wednesday. Xiaojie said that the enhancement of bilateral relations would top the agenda of ...

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Tension in Katsina as security agents stop Shiites procession

Tension took over  parts of Katsina metropolis earlier Wednesday as residents woke up to a massive convergence of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement popularly called Shiites,  along the IBB Way and the Central mosque areas, for the group’s annual Maulud Fatima procession to mark the birthday of the daughter of Prophet Muhammed. But shortly after they converged that several armed security ...

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his Principal interest is to create a peaceful environment for the development of the state, saying despite all the contrived distractions, his administration has recorded excellent achievements. Governor Wike also declared that his administration is premised on a truthful relationship with the Rivers people as he would fulfil all his campaign ...

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Pope at Easter recalls victims of ‘blind, brutal terrorism’

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis tempered his Easter Sunday message of Christian hope with a denunciation of “blind” terrorism, recalling victims of attacks in Europe, Africa and elsewhere, as well as expressing dismay that people fleeing war or poverty are being denied welcome as European countries squabble over the refugee crisis. Tens of thousands of people patiently ...

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Easter: APC calls for greater international cooperation against terrorism

 Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), has called for greater cooperation between the international community and Nigeria towards defeating terrorism. Odigie-Oyegun’s call is contained in his Easter message of goodwill made available to newsmen by Mr Edegbe Odemwingie, the APC Deputy Director of Publicity in Abuja on Sunday. The APC national chairman urged Christians in the ...

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AFCON: Chad’s withdrawal slims Nigeria’s chances

The Confédération of African Football (CAF) on Sunday announced the withdrawal of Chad from the ongoing qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), scheduled for Gabon next January. In a report on its website, CAF said it was informed of the withdrawal by the Chadian Football Federation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the withdrawal has ...

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