Sponsor of Grazing Bill defends proposed legislation, says public outcry unnecessary

The lawmaker, who sponsored the contentious National Grazing Routes and Reserves Bill, Hon. Sunday Karimi has come out to state that many Nigerians who are strongly opposing the proposed legislation have not even read and digested the content. This was

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Obasanjo regrets not privatizing NNPC

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed his regrets for failing to privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, during the eight years he was in office as president. This was as he advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government

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Niger-Delta violence plot to bring down Buhari’s government – Odili’s ex-Chief Security Adviser

Says sophisticated weapons on the increase   A prominent Ijaw leader and former Chief Security Adviser to ex-governor Peter Odili of Rivers State, Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, had raised the alarm over the proliferation of sophisticated weapons and equipment, including air missiles

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Jonathan not brain behind Niger Delta Avengers – Ijaw youths

Days after the Israel Akpodoro-led National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNDE-A, accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of founding the militant Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, has stated that there is no truth in the

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Availability of petrol can only be guaranteed by new price regime – FG

The Nigerian government on Friday declared that the introduction of a new price regime for Premium Motor Spirit, better known as petrol, has become inevitable in order to halt the crippling fuel scarcity in the country and ensure availability of

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UN ranks Nigeria’s South-East as safest place to live

At a time when the World Health Organisation, WHO, ranked Onitsha, the commercial nerve-center of Anambra state, as the most polluted city in the world, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP has named Nigeria’s South-East as the most human security

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Fuel price hike: Nigerians should prepare for war, says TMG

The Transition Monitoring Group, a coalition of over 400 civic organisations working to promote democracy and good governance in Nigeria, stoutly rejects the N145 pump price of petrol imposed by Federal Government. To say the least, this imposition portrays the

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New fuel price: Buhari deceived Nigerians, says Falana

Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana SAN has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deceiving Nigerians by reneging on his campaign promise of not increasing the pump price of petrol if voted into office. Stressing that the increase in the

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Militants seek Republic of Niger Delta, to display currency, flag, passport

Give two weeks ultimatum   Emergent militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers yesterday expressed its resolve to launch Niger Delta’s currency, passport, ruling council, territory and flag in October 2016, disclosing that its membership stretches across states in the Niger

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Certificate forgery syndicate, a 75-year-old teacher arrested by the police

From Chuks Collins, Awka   The police in Anambra State has arrested a 75-year old retired teacher, Mr Onuzulike Ude for allegedly forging certificates of various institutions of higher learning.   Paraded alongside with him – as his accomplice, was 54-year-old

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New fuel price: Fayose accuses FG of being insensitive to Nigerians’ plight

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has condemned yesterday’s increase in petrol price from N86.50 to N145, describing the removal of subsidy on the product by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as ‘insensitive.’ Stressing that over 70 per cent increment

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Buhari is forcing judges to convict me for treason, says Kanu

Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Wednesday claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is piling pressure on the judiciary to convict him for treasonable felony. Kanu, who spoke through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, at

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Agric minister, Audu Ogbe expresses wish for oil price never to rise again

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has expressed his wish for the price of oil in the global market never to rise again, stressing that oil boom led to the neglect of the agriculture sector, which

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Dickson asks PDP to close ranks, says judiciary is on trial in tribunal

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nationwide to work assiduously towards getting back power at the national level in 2019 general elections. The governor threw the challenge during the State

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Fantastically corrupt: I won’t demand apology from Cameron, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday reacted to the labeling of Nigeria as a “fantastically corrupt” nation by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying he would not demand for an apology from the United Kingdom head of government as he

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Resident doctors begin strike, say allied health workers couldn’t pass JAMB exam

The relative peace in the health sector appears to be shaky as the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) warms up for a nationwide strike which begins from 8:00 am tomorrow (Wednesday.) Speaking on recurrent crisis in the nation’s health

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Biafra: I’m ready to defend one Nigeria with my life – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly affirmed his resolve to ensure that Nigeria remains an indivisible country, vowing to make sure that Nigeria remains one country with his life, notwithstanding the level of agitation from any region or group to the

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IPOB berates Debe Ojukwu over comments against Kanu’s leadership

The Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned comments credited to Mr. Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu, one of the sons of the late Biafra warlord; Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu that Kanu was not the group’s leader, insinuating that the

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Funding may force closure of a physically challenged school in Nigeria

From Chuks Collins, Awka   The lack of adequate funding and assistance from both the government and the public may soon force the only school for the deaf and dumb in Awka, Anambra State, the God’s Care School for Special

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Saraki’s trial: We ‘ll meet in Supreme Court, says Dino Melaye

Flamboyant Senator and emerging godfather of Kogi State politics, Otunba Dino Melaye, on Saturday in Abuja opened a new chapter in the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged falsification in

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Looted funds have become monotonous to recover – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday confessed that the process of recovering funds stolen from the country and stashed abroad had become tedious, noting that Nigerians are now losing patience. Buhari, who spoke while receiving the Executive Secretary of United Nations Office

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Hoard petrol and get sealed off or demolished – Gov. Udom to filling stations in Akwa Ibom State

Press release   Governor Udom Emmanuel Intervenes on Nupeng/Pengassan and Universal Energy labour issues.  Directs Nupeng/Pengassan to begin lifting fuel immediately     Governor Udom Emmanuel worried by the fuel scarcity   occasioned by Nupeng/ Pengassan strike over some labour issues

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Extend death sentence for kidnappers to treasury looters – Lawmaker begs National Assembly

The Deputy Whip of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon. Omotayo Oduntan on Thursday suggested that the death sentence being considered by the National Assembly as punishment for kidnappers should be extended to public office holders found to have

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FG to punish instigators of herdsmen/farmers clashes as herders reveal they kill for self-defence

The Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Gabriel Olonisakin has vowed to mete out punishment on those responsible for the violent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and land owners, noting that the recent clashes in many parts of the country was

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Pendency Of The National Grazing Reserve Bill At The National Assembly: Setting The Records Straight

Our attention has, again, been drawn to public statements credited to some serving Senators in Nigeria to the effect that the National Grazing Reserve Bill is not before the Upper Chamber or Senate of the National Assembly. The latest of

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Why the media war against Okonjo-Iweala will fail

By Undung Pam The Nigerian political environment is largely toxic and not many who have served as public officers, especially in positions of authority and influence, come out without a stain on their reputation. The institutional weaknesses, social and political

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Change will come but we must all be patient

“God will not change the condition of a people unless they change what is their hearts.” – Holy Qur’an   By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi   In the run up to the 2015 election, Nigeria found itself at a boiling point. Not

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Army Destroys Boko Haram Bomb-making Factory In Borno

After days of intelligence gathering, troops of the Nigerian Army, at the weekend, destroyed another bomb-making factory of Boko Haram terrorists near the border town of Ngala in Borno State. The soldiers killed most of the gunmen manning the factory

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Enugu massacre: The leadership Igbos deserve

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones There are few issues in the country today that gathers more consensus that the issue of Igbo leadership. The Igbos are seen as a people whose direction is as diverse as the number of people that

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Herdsmen have turned us to refugees in our land – Agatu monarch

HIS Royal Highness, Dr. Godwin Ngbede Onah, the Ad’Agatu in this interview with ROSE EJEMBI, in Makurdi, the Benue state capital on Wednesday expressed fears that his people in Agatu part of Benue are still not safe due to con­tinuous

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