The newly-appointed Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Hon Olubunmi Tunji -Ojo has asuured the leadership of the House and people of the Niger Delta area that his committee will not disappoint nor fail in meeting the yearnings of the people. He said his committee would give optimum […]

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The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Thursday, announced her decision to be addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She said this would take effect immediately in order to resolve the issue of the title of wives of governors. Buhari disclosed her new official title at the presentation […]

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Fulani alone not responsible for kidnappings, other tribes deeply involved – Falana There is insecurity in the land. Kidnappers and bandits are on the prowl. There is an exercise of stereotyping going on, making people to attribute kidnappings to a section of the country, a situation that may impede the efforts of government at all […]

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$48b Forex Inflows, $45b Reserves Stabilise Naira RISING dollar inflows through the Investors’ and Exporters’ (I&E) Forex Window and foreign reserves accretion have stabilised the naira in the official and parallel markets. The I&E Forex Window has attracted $48 billion to the economy in 24 months, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) showed in its […]

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ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR, DR IFEANYI OKOWA, GOVERNOR OF DELTA STATE, DURING HIS INAUGURATION FOR A SECOND TERM IN OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019, AT THE STEPHEN KESHI STADIUM, ASABA. Fellow Deltans, There are no words adequate enough to express my gratitude for the privilege and honour you have bestowed on me to […]

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IMF predicts dual growth for Nigeria, S’Africa amid rising uncertainty …Says AfCFTA will deeper trade integration Mathew The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that the two major economies in Africa – Nigeria and South would have a duality in growth performance and prospects in 2019 amid elevated uncertainty within the Sub-Saharan region. Aggregate growth […]

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Senate passes bill to tackle kidnapping in Nigeria •The Senate during plenary The Senate on Monday passed the Conferment bill which seeks to prescribe punishment for the offenses of abduction, wrongful restraint and wrongful conferment for ransom. This bill which seeks to combat and prevent any form of kidnapping in Nigeria passed its third reading […]

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Dickson rejects life pension for lawmakers, says it’s illegal Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has declined assent to the bill seeking life pension for former lawmakers from the state as proposed and passed by the state House of Assembly last week. The controversial bill has attracted condemnation from Bayelsans, including civil society groups who […]

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Unpaid allowances: NASS aides beg Buhari to intervene   •National Assembly Complex Legislative Aides of the 8th National Assembly have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the non-payment of their allowances over the months. In an open letter to the President, the Aides under the aegis of Concerned Legislative Aides of the 8th […]

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