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NPC to spend N100bn on 2016 census
The National Population Commission on Wednesday announced that it would spend N100 billion on the conduct of national census in 2016. The Chairman of the commission, Mr. Eze Duruiheoma, announced this at a news conference in Abuja. He said the security situation in the country would not deter the commission.....
APC inaugurates national convention committee
The All Progressives Congress has inaugurated a 15-member National Convention Planning Committee to prepare grounds for the emergence of a new leadership for the party. The inauguration which took place on Tuesday night was presided over by the National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Tijjani Tumsa. In his remarks, chairman.....
National unrest: I am still willing to help Nigeria – Boko Haram negotiator, Salkida
Ahmad Salkida, a northern-born journalist who is believed to have a very close relationship with the Boko Haram sect has restated his willingness to help Nigeria out of its current security challenges. It is widely believed that Salkida was a good friend to the late Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf,.....
There’s no evidence of economic growth – Tambuwal
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday questioned the Federal Government’s claim that the economy is growing. Figures from the recent rebasing of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product placed the country as Africa’s largest economy and the world’s 26th. But Tambuwal said there is nothing to show.....
Jonathan should blame himself, Igbo group
The Ndigbo Unity Forum has said President Goodluck Jonathan should hold himself responsible for the escalation of the insurgency in parts of the country. The President of Ndigbo Unity Forum, Mr. Augustine Chukwudum, said this in a reaction to the Presidents assertion that some people were trying to bring down.....
36 Igbo traders died in Jos bombing -Eze
Igbo community in Jos has said it lost 36 members and 42 others injured in the May 20 bomb blasts that rocked Jos Terminus Market. In addition, the community said many others were still unaccounted for while Igbo traders lost goods worth unspecified amount of money. Eze Igbo, Prof. Jerome.....
Jonathan signs Budget, hands it over to Okonjo-Iweala
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday formally handed over the 2014 Budget to the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the Director, Budget Office, Dr. Bright Okogu, for implementation. The handing over was said to have followed his signing the document into law on Wednesday. Special Adviser to the President.....
FG extends National Confab by four weeks,silent on Allowance
The Federal Government has added additional 28 days to the life span of the ongoing National Conference without disclosing if additional allowance would be paid to delegates . According to the Conference Chairman retired Justice Idris Kutigi who announced the extension today in Abuja at the Conference plenary said that.....
How Boko Haram Killed Scores Of Nigerian Soldiers In Bita, Close To Sambisa Forest
How Boko Haram Killed Scores Of Nigerian Soldiers In Bita, Close To Sambisa Forest After several attacks on Bita, a community not so far from the famous Sambisa forest in Borno State, where scores of lives and properties worth millions of naira were reportedly lost following repeated attacks carried out.....
#BringBackOurGirls Campaign: Direct Your Protest To Terrorists – Jonathan Tells Marchers
President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday urged those who have been protesting the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, to henceforth direct their protest to the Boko Haram terrorists and not the government. The President also urged the protesters to learn from citizens of other countries who do.....
FAAC: FG, states, LGs share N634.7bn for April
The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) in Abuja on Thursday shared N634.72 billion to the Federal Government, states and local governments as revenue for April. The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF),  Mr Jonah Otunla, made this known while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the FAAC meeting held on Thursday......
Progressive governors forum pledges to rebuild Chibok School
The Progressive Governors Forum has pledged to rebuild the destroyed Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, just as it announced a N100m donation to all victims of the Nyanya Bomb blast. It also promised to help with the treatment and rehabilitation of the students of the Chibok schoolgirls as soon.....

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