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Oyo assembly extends tenure of LG & LCDAs chairmen

The Oyo State House of Assembly has extended tenure of Local Government and Local Council Development Areas in Oyo State for another four months. The extension followed a letter received from the executive arm of government requesting the extension of the tenure of the said Caretaker Chairmen having expired today. The House equally received another letter from the executive for ...

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Dogara assures, says 2017 Appropriation Bill will passed in January

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has assured that the National Assembly would expedite action toward consideration and passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill for assent by January 2017. Dogara said this in Abuja while delivering a vote of thanks at the presentation of 2018 Budget proposals, estimated at N8.61 trillion to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. ...

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Mugabe charting succession path for wife, sacks deputy

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s sacking of his Deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa was part of a wider purge, state media said on Tuesday, while analysts say it was meant to neutralise any resistance to the political rise of his wife, Grace. Mugabe sacked his long-time ally, Mnangagwa, on Monday, for showing “traits of disloyalty”, abruptly removing a favorite to succeed the 93-year-old ...

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FG to establish 6 stable crop processing zones

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said that the Federal Government would establish six crop processing zones in the country to enhance food security and economic development. Buhari made this known when he presented the 2018 budget proposal before the National Assembly in Abuja. According to the President, the initiative will help to develop infrastructure for the production, processing ...

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Buhari presents N8.61t 2018 budget to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented about N8.612 trillion as the 2018 Appropriation bill to a joint session of the National Assembly, saying the projected expenditure would drive rapid economic recovery. He said at the sessionon Tueday that with a benchmark of 45 dollars per barrel at an exchange rate of N305 to a dollar in 2018, the budget would consolidate ...

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I don’t know why Toyo Baby left Jenifa’s Diary, says JJC Skills

bdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, husband of Funke Akindele has explained the reason why Toyosi left Jenifa’s diary, while also dismissing suggestion that his cousin, Moe Musa’s left his house to his actress wife. “Moe has been in Nigeria then for almost six months, so he felt it was time to get his own place. To be honest, when you ...

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3,480 Nigerians deported from Libya in 10 months – commission

A total of 3,480 young Nigerians, mostly girls, was deported from Libya in the last 10 months, the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI) has said. The NCRMI South-West Zonal Director, Mrs Magret Ukegbu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the deportees were received from Feb. 1 to Nov. 6. Ukegbu ...

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We are ready to engage Niger Delta Avengers – FG

The Federal government has said it is ready to engage with Niger Delta Avengers and other groups if they make their interests known. This was said by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Usani Uguri, after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, today, November 6. He also debunks allegations that the government is ...

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No regrets choosing England over Nigeria – Tammy

New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation. Abraham’s father is Nigerian and a childhood friend of Nigerian federation president Amaju Pinnick, who claimed in September that Abraham had decided to play for the west African country. But Abraham, an England Under-21 international denied the ...

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Security agents bar journalists from Buhari’s 2018 budget presentation

A mild drama ensued at the premises of the National Assembly as security agents on Tuesday barred newsmen from some print and electronic media from covering the 2018 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly. The budget presentation billed to commence by 2p.m on Tuesday saw some journalists denied entry into the National assembly premises. Affected were ...

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