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Nigerian govt in last phase of securing $1.5bn World Bank loan –Finance Minister

The Nigerian government has met the precedent conditions for a $1.5 billion budget-support credit from the World Bank and, in so doing, approaches the consummation of the deal, said Minister of Finance and Budget Planning Zainab Ahmed. The board of the Bretton Woods Institution will hold talks on the loan request at its next meeting …

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Youths group calls for new flag, adoption of old National Anthem

In line with the mandate of the 9th National Assembly calling for memorandum ahead of the review of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended), the Nigerian youth leaders under the auspices of the Nigerian Youth Coalition (NYC) has called for the adoption of the old national anthem back into the constitution. They made this call recently, …

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Kidnapping, banditry have made inter-state travels difficult, North East govs lament

North East governors yesterday at a meeting raised alarm that kidnapping and banditry have made it difficult for people of the region to travel. Acting under the aegis of North East Governors’ Forum, the governors also expressed concern over the sharp increase in rape in the zone. Chairman of the Forum and governor of Borno …

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Northeast governors demand more FG projects in 2021

The Northeast Governors Forum has called for execution of more Federal Government capital projects in 2021 to ensure rapid development of the region. The forum expressed disappointment over the provision of N45.32 billion for capital projects in the region by the Federal Government budget for 2021. The governors made the appeal in a communique issued …

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Family demands trial of ex-Rivers’ SARS Commander for alleged murder

A family has urged the Rivers state Judicial Commission of Inquiry into perceived rights violations by the police to ensure prosecution of former Rivers Commander of disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Akin Fakorede and four others for alleged murder of their son, Chief Nelson Yellowe in March 2019. The grieving family at the day two …

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Plateau bye-election: INEC won’t allow voters without face masks – REC

The Plateau State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hussaini Halilu Pai, says voters without face masks would not be allowed to vote in the December 5 Plateau South Senatorial bye-election. He noted that the Commission has made adequate preparation for free, fair, credible and transparent election. Hon Pai disclosed this yesterday during a meeting of the …

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Forum of Plateau Mothers task parents on responsible parenting, Hails OPSH on professionalism, security of lives & property

Mothers in Plateau State have appealed to parents not only to put their eyes on their wards but also to adequately guide them against engaging in social vises detrimental to their future and the development of the society. The mothers, under the aegis of Forum of Plateau Mothers commended the state governor, Simon Lalong,for his …

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Man commits suicide in Kano over ‘family distress’

One Ibrahim Abubakar, shop owner along Zoo Road in Kano metropolis, committed suicide on Thursday evening. His body was discovered hanging from a rope in his shop. His son, Abdussalam Ibrahim, told newsmen that his father was battling with psychological trauma further worsened by domestic responsibilities he could not handle, including the wedding of his …

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Igbo Presidency: Ekweremadu advocates negotiation with North

A former Deputy President of the Senate, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, has weighed in on calls for ceding the presidential tickets of the major political parties to the South East, saying while it is possible to have a president of Igbo extraction in 2023, the zone must engage the northern part of the country in dialogue. …

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#ENDSARS Inquiry: How SARS stray bullet killed 3-day-old baby

THE Judicial Commission of Inquiry into perceived police atrocities in Rivers state opened hearing of petitions on Wednesday with grieving Nyordeh Sylvanus alleging how stray bullets from men of disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) killed his 3-day old daughter August 14, 2014. In a separate case, a victim of alleged police brutality, Lucky Eze, also …

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Rep calls for action plans on sexual, gender-based violence

House of Representatives yesterday called on the federal, states and the local governments to galvanize action that will support the elimination of violence against women. The call followed a motion moved under matters of urgent public importance by the Deputy Chief Whip, Hon. Nkiruka Onyejeocha from Abia State at Wednesday plenary to mark the “International …

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Ganduje, Gambari, Julius Berger, ministers meet over Abuja-Kano Highway

Concerned about the pace of work on the Abuja-Kano road, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has sued for peace from all stakeholders to enable the contractors handling the project, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, to continue with the job the company is doing on the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road. The scope of works for the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano …

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