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AFTER months of bickering between the Executive and the Legislature over the 2013 Appropriation Bill, President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday evening signed it into law at a closed-door ceremony in his office conference room. A statement by Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, said that President Jo...
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THE Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has described the 2.5 new Annual Operating Levies being demanded by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on its members as just too high in the face of the present challenges in the industry. ALTON’s Chairman, Mr. Gbenga Adebay...
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Kwara State government, yesterday, gave relief materials worth N11 million to the victims of rainstorm in Ilorin. It would be recalled that the first rainfall two weeks ago blew off rooftops of several buildings in Ilorin, the state capital, rendering many residents homeless. Speaking while distribut...
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The Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero, Tuesday declared that his administration would leave no stone unturned to ensure that the perpetrators of the frequent attacks in the southern part of the state were brought to justice. Yero stated this when he visited the victims  of last Saturday’s at...
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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Maryam Aloma Mukhtar, yesterday led the Legal Practitioners and Privileges Committee to suspend a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Ajibola Aribisala, pending the final disposition of a petition against him in a N500million debt recovery for Fidelity Bank P...
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Former United States President Bill Clinton  on Tuesday  canvassed ways through which Nigeria could effectively deal with Boko Haram insurgency and  other  forms of insecurity  in  the country. Among the ideas suggested by him are  poverty eradication, education, equitable distribution of wealth   an...
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) is open to all progressive-minded people who are interested in turning Nigeria’s fortune around, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said yesterday. According to him, the newly formed party will not discriminate in its membership dr...
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The Pope will hold a final general audience in front of thousands of pilgrims in St Peter’s Square on Wednesday, the eve of his resignation. Papal audiences are normally held inside a Vatican hall in the winter. But such is the level of interest that the event is being held outdoors and 50,000 ...
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The US Senate has confirmed former Senator Chuck Hagel as the new Pentagon chief, after four Republicans joined Democrats to approve his nomination. The former Republican Nebraska senator was confirmed by 58-41. Mr Hagel will replace outgoing Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, who was confirmed by 100-0...
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A car bomb has exploded in the northern Mali town of Kidal, killing seven people, reports say. The attack is thought to have targeted a checkpoint manned by a Tuareg group which has come out in support of France’s military intervention. Islamist militants were driven out of Kidal and other stro...