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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MOVES TO INCREASE CORP MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCE

The Federal Government has begun an upward review of the 19, 800 naira monthly allowance paid to members of the National Youth Service Corps. Director General of the scheme, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure noted that the NYSC, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, received a letter from the Presidency, which confirmed that the […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DEMOLISH APAPA RAIL STATION TO EXPAND SEAPORT

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has directed that the Apapa station be demolished and expanded in order to accommodate activities at the Apapa seaport. The minister said this yesterday, after the inspection of the project in Lagos. He said the idea is to pull down the existing structures, expand the station towards the seaport […]

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NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION TO MOBILISE 1,500 NIGERIANS FOR UPCOMING WORLD CUP MATCH

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation has concluded arrangements to mobilise Nigerians in every part of the country to provide support for the team during the crucial encounter against Iceland this Friday in Volgograd. The Nigeria Football Federation will procure match tickets for the over 500 Nigerians resident in St Petersburg and other 1,000 […]

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NORTH KOREA LEADER, KIM JONG-UN VISITS CHINA FOLLOWING UNITED STATES SUMMIT

North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un is making a two-day visit to China, a week after meeting United States President Donald Trump. It is expected he will discuss sanctions and the commitment he made at the summit, in general terms, to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. North Korea’s only economic ally, Beijing, has already suggested sanctions against […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CHARGED TO PLACE VITAL GAS PIPELINES ON FRANCHISE

Power Generation Companies across the country have called on the Federal Government to put on franchise, some of the gas pipelines in strategic locations especially the Niger-Delta region in order to guarantee surplus gas supply to thermal plants. The companies have also challenged the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to endeavour to respect contractual agreements […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MOVES TO PROVIDE 10,000 TRACTORS FOR FARMERS

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has moved to provide 10,000 tractors for both small and large scale farmers in Nigeria in what is said to be a collaboration with the Nigeria Agriculture Mechanization and Equipment Leasing Company. This is aimed at increasing agricultural output for domestic consumption and export. Minister of Agriculture […]

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NIGERIAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY TO REVIEW REGULATION FOR START-UP CARRIERS

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has concluded plans to review regulations stipulating conditions and requirements for start-up airlines. Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Muhtar Usman said proposed review would widen the scope to include conditions under which new airlines will be registered and issued relevant documents. Captain Usman said […]

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SENATE DELEGATION HEAD TO RUSSIA FOR TALKS

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, will today, lead a Senate delegation on a three-day parliamentary visit to Russia, aimed at deepening legislative practices and strengthening the relationship between both countries. The delegation would also hold side meetings with corresponding committees of the Federation Council of Russia. Dr Saraki is also expected to address the Russian […]

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PRESIDENT BUHARI RULES OUT MEETING WITH NEW PDP MEMBERS

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he will never sit down for discussion with the aggrieved members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party that joined forces to form the ruling All Progressives Congress. A top government source revealed this to the media on the condition of anonymity yesterday. The source said President Buhari had […]

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NORTH KOREA EXPRESSES OPTIMISM OVER NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH UNITED STATES

North Korean state media have raised the possibility that their country could “establish a new relationship” with the United States. This comes a day before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets United States President Donald Trump for historic talks. The comments mark a shift in tone from North Korea after decades of animosity towards the […]

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