Month: September 2017

FALSE CURFEW RUMOURS PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT

DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE PRESS RELEASE Government has been inundated with enquiries from different quotas concerning the rumours making the rounds that the Curfew within the Greater Jos – Bukuru Metropolis has been reversed to Dusk to dawn curfew, that is 6pm – 6am with effect …

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Nigeria, Benin Republic to strengthen commercial ties

The President of the Benin Republic Chamber of Commerce, Jean Baptiste-Satchivi has called for improved commercial ties with Nigeria to sustain the future of consumers in the two countries. Satchivi who was speaking at the 12th Abuja International Trade fair said the collaboration between the two countries will impact on the enormous West African region …

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Federation Account Allocation Committee allocation increased by N169.9bn in August

The Federation Account Allocation Committee on Thursday shared the sum of N637.7bn among the three tiers of government. The amount, which is for statutory allocation for the month of August, represents an increase of N169.9bn over the N467.8bn, which the committee allocated in the month of July. Addressing journalists shortly after the meeting, which was …

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Osinbajo charges Nigerian universities to train nation-builders, not job seekers

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has charged Nigerian universities to be the training grounds for graduates who are nation-builders and not just job-seekers. Osinbajo stated this at the Redeemer’s University Convocation ceremony held in Ede, Osun State on Thursday. He said higher institutions of learning should ordinarily be the domain of problem-solving, as well …

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POLICE TO DEPLOY 2,552 OFFICERS IN PLATEAU FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Plateau State Police Command says at least 2,552 of its officers and men would be deployed to every part of the state to ensure security of lives and property during the occasion of Nigeria’s Independence Day celebration on October 1. The Commissioner of Police in the State, Undie Jeremiah Adie disclosed this in an …

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House Invites Customs, Directorate of State Securit Heads Over Illegal Arms Import

The House of Representatives has resolved to invite heads of the Nigerian Customs Service and the Directorate of State Security (DSS) to brief the lawmakers on plans to address the menace of small arms and light weapons. The resolution, which was made on Wednesday at the Lower Chambers of the National Assembly, was in a …

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Melaye’s Recall: INEC Withdraws Motion For Substituted Service

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withdrawn its motion seeking an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja to serve the recall petition of Senator Dino Melaye. Counsel to INEC, Yunus Ustaz announced the withdrawal in court after which Justice Nnamdi Dimgba struck out the motion and directed that all issues pertaining to …

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National Assembly to revisit devolution of powers to unbundle Federal Government

The Deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has briefed the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, on the ongoing constitution amendment exercise. Ekweremadu, who met with the Forum at the Presidential Villa Wednesday night, explained that, of the 33 bills on the proposed amendments, 21 were passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, while …

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