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Buhari’s medical trip, a blot on Nigeria’s image – Dr. Enabulele

By Dr. Osahon Enabulele   I heard with shock and disappointment the statement issued on Sunday, June 5, 2016, by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to Mr. President, informing the general public that President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed on a 10-day medical vacation to London from Monday, June 6, 2016, during which period he is billed to see an …

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FG to withdraw troops from Niger Delta communities, opts for dialogue

The Federal government has directed that troops should be withdrawn from Niger Delta communities as part of efforts to find an amicable solution to the spate of pipelines vandalism in the oil producing region. The directive was given at the end of an emergency  security council meeting which took place on Tuesday with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presiding. The meeting, …

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Buhari not incapacitated – Adesina

The Presidency on Monday maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari is not incapacitated by his ear infection from carrying out his functions. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who spoke with reporters at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja as the President was leaving for London, said it was wrong to refer to the …

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FIFA President to visit Nigeria, recognises Pinnick as NFF President

Indications have emerged that the President of Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has thrown its weight behind Amaju Pinnick’s led Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)   The pointer to this, is the announcement by the Pinnick led Executive Committee on Sunday that the President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, will visit Nigeria in June.   The …

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Ozekhome, MRA say Lai Mohammed’s loan request from NBC is illegal, unlawful

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome and the Executive Director of Media Right Agenda, Edetaen Ojo have described the memo emanating from the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for a loan request to embark on a foreign trip as illegal and unlawful. Citing the minister’s action as a violation of the provisions …

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FG removes fuel subsidy, petrol to sell for N145 per litre

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Wednesday, said any Nigerian entity is now free to import petroleum products into the country, subject to existing quality specifications and other guidelines issued by regulatory agencies. Kachikwu pronouncement effectively ended the fuel subsidy regime. The minister said that all Oil marketers will be allowed to import the product on …

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Nigeria can’t afford further destruction of national assets – Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, on Monday bemoaned the recent vandalism of pipelines by Niger Delta militants, saying the country could not afford any destruction of national assets. Dickson spoke with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting he attended alongside representatives of oil firms operating in his state at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was …

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Amnesty Programme for Niger-Delta Militants to end by 2018 – Lakemfa

The amnesty scheme for former militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta region is set to end within the next two years, a spokesman for the programme, Owei Lakemfa said on Thursday. “Under the programme that we have now, the amnesty scheme should end within two years, that is by 2018, all things being equal,” said Lakemfa. A programme to ensure …

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