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Imo State- born DG of Debt Management Office retires,Oniha takes over
From Maramee The Acting President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of Patience Oniha as the new Director-General (DG) of Debt Management Office (DMO). The announcement of a change at DMO’s office came Friday in Abuja from the Minister of Finance,Kemi Adeosun. Oniha is taking over as.....
Ohanaeze cautions IPOB over Anambra election
The Apex Igbo cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo, has cautioned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement not to arrogate to themselves the supreme leadership of Igbo land. The president-general of the organisation, John Nwodo, gave the warning in Awka on Thursday while addressing members of the Anambra House of Assembly......
Osinbajo appoints 14 INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners
The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 14 new Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, Bolaji Adebiyi, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja......
Nigeria loses N80 bilion to road accidents annually — Govt.
Nigeria loses N80 billion annually due to road accidents, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, said in Friday. Mr. Adewole who made this known at a handover ceremony of 31 ambulances donated by the Japanese Government in Abuja, said Nigeria was among countries with the highest rates of vehicle accidents.....
Corruption root cause of separatist agitations – Magu
The acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has identified corruption as the root cause of separatist agitations and militancy in the country. The spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that Mr. Magu made the remarks at the opening session of a.....
Osinbajo signs executive order, says death and taxes are inevitable
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed yet another executive order backing the implementation of the voluntary assets and income declaration scheme (VAIDS). The order was signed on Thursday morning at the state house banquet hall in Abuja to ensure that the scheme, as designed by the ministry of finance, is.....
Ohakim’s arraignment shifted to Oct.
Posted by Admin An Abuja Federal High Court thursday shifted the arraignment of  former Imo State governor of Imo State, Sir Ikedi Ohakim, till October 5, due to an application for his re-arraignment. The matter was initially heard by Justice Adeniyi Ademola until his withdrawal following an allegation of fraud.....
Nigerian military announces date for nationwide route march
The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has announced that its maiden quarterly route march exercise will begin on July 1 across the country. John Enenche, the Director Defence Information, made the announcement through a statement on Thursday. The scheduled route march which is tagged “Together We Are” comprises military, para-military and other.....
UK deports 28 Nigerians
The Government of the United Kingdom on Thursday deported 28 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The Nigerians were sent back home barely 48 hours after 23 Nigerians were deported from Spain and five days after another batch of 34 were jointly deported by the governments of Switzerland,.....
Police announce date for recruitment examination
The Nigeria Police Force has announced its 5thregular course examination into the Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil. In a statement issued by the FCT Police Command spokesperson, Usen Omorodion, on Wednesday, the police said the selection into the academy for applicants in Abuja is scheduled to hold onJuly 8. According to.....
UPP set to hold national convention
Posted by Admin The United Progressive Party (UPP) is set for her national convention in Anambra state as preparation nears completion. Towards the success of the national convention, the National Working Committee of the UPP headed by its national chairman, Dr. Chekwas Okorie, has set a five-man committee headed by.....
Why Nigeria’s Akinwunmi Adesina won 2017 World Food Prize
The World Food Prize Foundation has explained why Akinwumi Adesina won the $250,000 2017 World Food Prize Laureate prizeon Monday. The President of the Foundation, Kenneth Quinn, said Mr. Adesina won the prize “for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions across the continent”. Mr......

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