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Buhari hosts Chibok girls, says they’ve seen the worst the world can offer

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the Federal Government will take responsibility for the rehabilitation and education of the 21 Chibok girls that recently regained freedom from the Boko Haram captivity. Buhari, who made the [...] The post Buhari hosts Chibok girls, says they’ve seen the worst the world can offer appeared first on Tribune...
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Reps to FG: Release ecological funds to flood prone states now

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, urged  the Federal Government to release funds from the ecological fund to all the states being  threatened by flood. To this end, the House mandated its Committees on Environment, [...] The post Reps to FG: Release ecological funds to flood prone states now appeared first on Tribune...
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EFCC quizzes Jigawa PDP guber candidate, others

THE Jigawa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the last general election, Alhaji Aminu Ibrahim Ringim, is under probe by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for over N550 million arms money. Also [...] The post EFCC quizzes Jigawa PDP guber candidate, others appeared first on Tribune...
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Dokpesi’s trial: Witness recounts how DAAR was paid N500m

The trial of the former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, over the N2.1 billion he allegedly collected from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (retd), [...] The post Dokpesi’s trial: Witness recounts how DAAR was paid N500m appeared first on Tribune...
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FG laments loss of jobs, forex in printing industry

Federal Government on Wednesday lamented heavy losses that the economy had suffered in terms of jobs and scarce foreign exchange due to lack of high quality printing facilities in the country. Minister of Information and [...] The post FG laments loss of jobs, forex in printing industry appeared first on Tribune...
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IMF report: Nigeria’s economy bounces back, overtakes S/Africa as biggest economy

A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Nigeria as Africa’s biggest economy, in spite of its current challenges. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria is placed ahead of South [...] The post IMF report: Nigeria’s economy bounces back, overtakes S/Africa as biggest economy appeared first on Tribune...
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Aviation probe: 47 airlines shut down operations within 30 years —Joji tells Reps

The Secretary General of Aircraft Operators Association of Nigeria (AOAN), Capt Mohammed Joji on Wednesday disclosed that 47 airlines operating in the country  folded up within the last 30 years due to bad policy formulation [...] The post Aviation probe: 47 airlines shut down operations within 30 years —Joji tells Reps appeared first on Tribune...
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NIPCo acquires major stake in Mobil Plc

A leading indigenous downstream sector has acquired 60 per cent stake in Mobil Nigeria Plc, becoming the majority shareholder of its rival. The 60 per cent stake originally belonged to ExxonMobil. According to the Nigerian [...] The post NIPCo acquires major stake in Mobil Plc appeared first on Tribune...
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NIMASA owed $420.5m in 12 years by maritime operators

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has stated that debts owed the agency by some operators in the maritime industry from 2004 till date amount to about $420.5 million. According to a statement [...] The post NIMASA owed $420.5m in 12 years by maritime operators appeared first on Tribune...
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NSE: Investors lose N105bn in 3 days

The Nigerian stock market recorded a new month low of 27,478.04 basis points following a 0.28 per cent decline recorded in the benchmark index at the close of equities trading today. With the day’s performance, [...] The post NSE: Investors lose N105bn in 3 days appeared first on Tribune.
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Save Nigerians from hunger, sufferings, EFCC probe won’t distract me, Fayose tells FG

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has told the Federal Government to pay attention to hunger and suffering ravaging Nigeria and its people and leave him alone. He said: “This project ‘Fayose must be implicated [...] The post Save Nigerians from hunger, sufferings, EFCC probe won’t distract me, Fayose tells FG appeared first on Tribune...
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Obanikoro admits giving N2.23 billion to Fayose for Ekiti poll

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, currently being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has narrated how he transferred N2.23 billion to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, for the [...] The post Obanikoro admits giving N2.23 billion to Fayose for Ekiti poll appeared first on Tribune...
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Supremacy battle among Yoruba monarchs led us nowhere —Ooni

THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has said supremacy battle among Yoruba Obas has not in any way helped the region, but had caused disunity, bred wider gaps in development and affected the [...] The post Supremacy battle among Yoruba monarchs led us nowhere —Ooni appeared first on Tribune...
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$680m trapped funds: Emirates set to quit Nigerian routes

Emirates, the United Arab Emirates airline may soon join a growing list of international flyers that have boycotted hitherto lucrative Nigerian routes. This according to the company’s president, Tim Clark, is because of outstanding $680 [...] The post $680m trapped funds: Emirates set to quit Nigerian routes appeared first on Tribune...
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Oba of Benin: Edo declares tomorrow public holiday for coronation

Edo State government has declared Thursday, October 20, a public holiday. In an announcement signed by the Secretary to State Government, Professor Julius Ihonvbere, the public holiday is in honour of the Crown Prince, Ambassador [...] The post Oba of Benin: Edo declares tomorrow public holiday for coronation appeared first on Tribune...
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Bello awards contract to install electricity in former Kogi gov’s village

The Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has awarded contract for the reconnection of Abejukolo township, headquarters of Omala Local Government Council, nine years after it was disconnected. Abejukolo, the home country of former Governor [...] The post Bello awards contract to install electricity in former Kogi gov’s village appeared first on Tribune...
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UNICEF urges FG to rehabilitate released Chibok girls

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday, called on the Federal Government to provide intensive support for the 21 released Chibok girls to safeguard their future. The group made the call in a statement [...] The post UNICEF urges FG to rehabilitate released Chibok girls appeared first on Tribune...
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Kwankwaso not under probe —EFCC

THE Economic and Financial, Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kano zone, has said a former Kano State governor, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, was not being investigated by the commission, adding that it has not received any petition [...] The post Kwankwaso not under probe —EFCC appeared first on Tribune.
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Witness accuses Akpobolokemi, others of stealing N1.8bn from NIMASA

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, on Tuesday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos,  how a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, and a Major-General [...] The post Witness accuses Akpobolokemi, others of stealing N1.8bn from NIMASA appeared first on Tribune...
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More abducted women, children sighted in Borno

AS a result of the massive pounding of the Sambisa by the Nigerian Air force, several women and children are being released weekly between the headquarters of Bama town and the boundary areas around Kumshi [...] The post More abducted women, children sighted in Borno appeared first on Tribune.
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Domestic violence: Lagos laments silence of molested men

Lagos State government on Tuesday lamented the silence of men molested by their wives, saying it has aided an increase in sexual and gender based violence in the state. Commissioner for Women and Poverty Alleviation [...] The post Domestic violence: Lagos laments silence of molested men appeared first on Tribune...
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Edo poll: PDP, Ize-Iyamu ask tribunal to nullify Obaseki’s victory, submit petition

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 28 Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his party has asked the Edo State Election Tribunal to nullify the victory handed Godwin [...] The post Edo poll: PDP, Ize-Iyamu ask tribunal to nullify Obaseki’s victory, submit petition appeared first on Tribune...
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NAFDAC workers begin 2-week warning strike in Lagos

Workers of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Wednesday, in Lagos, embarked on a two-week warning strike, threatening that they might be forced to embark on an indefinite strike should [...] The post NAFDAC workers begin 2-week warning strike in Lagos appeared first on Tribune...
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Amosun reshuffles cabinet

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State  has reshuffled the state executive council. The exercise involved four Commissioners and four Special Advisers to the Governor. In a statement issued on Wednesday, in Abeokuta, by the Secretary [...] The post Amosun reshuffles cabinet appeared first on Tribune...
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Full text of Buhari’s speech during reception for released 21 Chibok girls

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT THE RECEPTION FOR THE RECENTLY RELEASED 21 CHIBOK SCHOOL GIRLS AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA OCTOBER 19, 2016   My dear children. This is a happy moment for me and for all [...] The post Full text of Buhari’s speech during reception for released 21 Chibok girls appeared first on Tribune...
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Money laundering: NDLEA intercepts €325,640, $30,000 at Lagos airport

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted three hundred and twenty-five thousand, six hundred and forty euros (€325,640) as well as thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), about 175 million naira being smuggled [...] The post Money laundering: NDLEA intercepts €325,640, $30,000 at Lagos airport appeared first on Tribune...
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IMF Report: Nigeria’s economy bounces back, overtakes South Africa, Egypt

A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Nigeria as Africa’s biggest economy, in spite of its current challenges. Nigeria is placed ahead of South Africa and Egypt which are second and [...] The post IMF Report: Nigeria’s economy bounces back, overtakes South Africa, Egypt appeared first on Tribune...
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Ken Saro-Wiwa’s son dies, Buhari offers condolences to family

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jnr, son of the late Nigerian environmentalist, on Tuesday, died at a London hospital after suffering a stroke, his family has said. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, a former journalist, served as an aide [...] The post Ken Saro-Wiwa’s son dies, Buhari offers condolences to family appeared first on Tribune...
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Insecurity: Reps call for security emergency in Southern Kaduna

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, called for declaration of security emergency in the southern part of Kaduna State over persistent killings in the area. As part of security measures to curb the insecurity in [...] The post Insecurity: Reps call for security emergency in Southern Kaduna appeared first on Tribune...
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Chime, 3 others under investigation over N450 million campaign fund — EFCC

EX-GOVERNOR Sullivan Chime of Enugu State and three other Principal officers were last week arrested and released by the Economic and Finance Crime Commission (EFCC) over N450,000,000 presidential campaign fund of 2015, the Southeast Zonal [...] The post Chime, 3 others under investigation over N450 million campaign fund — EFCC appeared first on Tribune...
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Watch Video: Buhari receives 21 rescued #ChibokGirls

The #Chibok Girls are received in the State House by President @MBuhari and Vice President @ProfOsinbajo. pic.twitter.com/25RfflbgUd — Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) October 19, 2016   President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said the Federal Government would [...] The post Watch Video: Buhari receives 21 rescued #ChibokGirls appeared first on Tribune...
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EFCC traces 15 GTBank, 2 Diamond Bank accounts to Fani-Kayode

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that former Aviation Minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, operates at least 15 GTBank and two Diamond Bank accounts. The anti-graft agency made the disclosure in a statement, [...] The post EFCC traces 15 GTBank, 2 Diamond Bank accounts to Fani-Kayode appeared first on Tribune...
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BREAKING: Justice Ademola withdraws from Dasuki’s trial

A judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, and one of those arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) over allegation of corruption,  Justice Adeniyi Ademola has withdrawn from presiding over [...] The post BREAKING: Justice Ademola withdraws from Dasuki’s trial appeared first on Tribune...
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Court sacks Enugu Reps members, orders refund of earned emoluments to NASS

Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered two House of Representatives members from Enugu State to vacate their seats. The affected lawmakers are: Hon. Stella Ngwu from Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency [...] The post Court sacks Enugu Reps members, orders refund of earned emoluments to NASS appeared first on Tribune...
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Navy arrests more suspected oil thieves in Niger Delta

Patrol team deployed by the Navy has arrested 13 suspects allegedly involved in illegal bunkering activities around Ibeno area of Akwa Ibom State. The suspects were arrested in three Cotonou boats. It was gathered that [...] The post Navy arrests more suspected oil thieves in Niger Delta appeared first on Tribune...
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Warri refinery still producing 2.5m litres PMS in spite of militancy — MD

Says kerosine plant 2.2m litres per day Managing Director, Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company (WRPC), Solomon Ladenegan, has disclosed that the company is still producing 2.5 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and 2.2m litres [...] The post Warri refinery still producing 2.5m litres PMS in spite of militancy — MD appeared first on Tribune...
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Joshua Dariye faces court Thursday

The trial of a former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye,  will continue on Thursday 20 October before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Gudu, Abuja. Dariye, now a senator, [...] The post Joshua Dariye faces court Thursday appeared first on Tribune...
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4 feared killed, many injured as trailer rams into shops in Ibadan

NOT less than four people were feared killed and many others injured after a trailer rammed into vehicles and shops at the popular Oja’ba market, in Ibadan, on Tuesday morning. The driver of the trailer [...] The post 4 feared killed, many injured as trailer rams into shops in Ibadan appeared first on Tribune...
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Nigerians in US protest Shiite extremism, demand El-Zakzaky’s prosecution

As more voices have continued to denounce the activities of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the Shiite sect, Nigerians in the Diaspora, in far away United States, have also joined in the protest march [...] The post Nigerians in US protest Shiite extremism, demand El-Zakzaky’s prosecution appeared first on Tribune...
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Business opportunities in Nigeria bigger than challenges —Jumia boss

Sefik Bagdadioglu, the Managing Director of JumiaMarket Nigeria, is an economist and entrepreneur. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Toronto. In this interview with TAYO GESINDE, he speaks on the rebranding [...] The post Business opportunities in Nigeria bigger than challenges —Jumia boss appeared first on Tribune...
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Oyo govt commiserates with Ibadan accident victims’ families

Oyo State Government has commiserated with families of the victims of Tuesday morning truck accident at Oja Oba area of Ibadan, which claimed four lives. Mr Toye Arulogun, the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and [...] The post Oyo govt commiserates with Ibadan accident victims’ families appeared first on Tribune...
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Niger Delta dialogue with FG: What Clark, others should do — Civil rights groups

Ahead of the proposed October 29 meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Niger Delta groups under the aegis of Pan Niger Delta Civil Societies Groups (PNDCSG), have charged members of the Pan Niger Delta Leaders Forum [...] The post Niger Delta dialogue with FG: What Clark, others should do — Civil rights groups appeared first on Tribune...
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Buhari to declare NASS anti-corruption seminar open

President Muhammadu Buhari will today declare open a two day anti-corruption seminar in Abuja. A statement by the Special Assistant to Senate President Bukola Saraki on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, confirmed that the seminar was [...] The post Buhari to declare NASS anti-corruption seminar open appeared first on Tribune...
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Opposition parties want LG poll taken away from states

The coalition of opposition parties in Ogun State has again kicked against the outcome of the October 8, 2016 local government polls in the state. It alleged that the election was characterised by anomalies and [...] The post Opposition parties want LG poll taken away from states appeared first on Tribune...
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Buhari’s comments not fair to womenfolk —Ekiti LG chairman

The chairman of Gbonyin Local Government of Ekiti State, Mrs. Sade Akinrinmola, has described as unfair to the womenfolk, a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari, in which he said his wife, Aisha’s place was [...] The post Buhari’s comments not fair to womenfolk —Ekiti LG chairman appeared first on Tribune...
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The lessons politics, life have taught me —Fijabi

Honourable Saheed Akinade-Fijabi, is the chairman, House Committee on Telecommunications in the lower chamber of the National Assembly. In this interview with SEGUN ADEBAYO, Fijabi, who adds a year today, speaks on his foray in [...] The post The lessons politics, life have taught me —Fijabi appeared first on Tribune...
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Expert warns against the use of urine to treat convulsion

Dr Safiya Ojo, a medical doctor at the Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, on Tuesday advised Nigerians against the use of cow and human urine in the treatment of convulsion. Ojo told the News Agency of [...] The post Expert warns against the use of urine to treat convulsion appeared first on Tribune.
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Budget: NASS plans new transparency measures

THE Management of the National Assembly has concluded plans to institute fresh measures to promote accountability and transparency in its budgeting procedures, sources in the legislature have said. The sources privy to some documentations already [...] The post Budget: NASS plans new transparency measures appeared first on Tribune...
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Benue PDP crisis worsens as Suswam, Shuluwa clash

THE immediate past governor of Benue State, Dr Gabriel Suswam has tongue lashed the  state deputy chairman, Elders Forum, Chief Abu Shuluwa for allegedly factionalising the Peoples Democratic Party in the state Suswam fired the [...] The post Benue PDP crisis worsens as Suswam, Shuluwa clash appeared first on Tribune...
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I have no political godfather —Ortom

GOVERNOR  Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Monday,  said he had no political godfather, hence no one  was interfering in the affair of his administration. Featuring on a live personality programme, entitled, Issues  of the [...] The post I have no political godfather —Ortom appeared first on Tribune...
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War against Boko Haram needs sound economic policies —NEPAD

DESPITE the successes recorded through military might, the war against Boko Haram will not be won without sound economic policies in place to discourage citizens from joining terrorist gangs. This is the view of Dr [...] The post War against Boko Haram needs sound economic policies —NEPAD appeared first on Tribune...
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Medic West Africa 2016: Philips showcases new connected innovations across health continuum

At this year’s biggest healthcare trade show in West Africa, Philips has revealed a portfolio of data driven radiology technologies and connected solutions across the health continuum, from healthy living to disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Philips [...] The post Medic West Africa 2016: Philips showcases new connected innovations across health continuum appeared first on Tribune...
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The Lagos special status bill

ON Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the Senate, for the second time in three years, rejected proposals to grant Lagos a special status or secure a special federal grant for the state. During deliberations on a [...] The post The Lagos special status bill appeared first on Tribune.
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FG ready to implement IOPC fund

The Federal Government has expressed readiness for the implementation of the 1992 International Civil Liability Convention and the 1992 International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Fund. The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency [...] The post FG ready to implement IOPC fund appeared first on Tribune...
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Taking advantage of Nigeria’s huge population

O   N the anniversary of the independence of Nigeria, as we count our blessings, it is important to equally reflect on our problems and way forward. Nigeria occupies the seventh position in the list of [...] The post Taking advantage of Nigeria’s huge population appeared first on Tribune...
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Transport agency swoops on traffic offenders in Warri, Asaba

SANITY may be returning to roads in Delta State as hitherto slumbering officials of the Delta State Transport Management Agency (DESTMA), on Friday, swooped on traffic offenders in parts of Warri and Asaba, convicting 71 [...] The post Transport agency swoops on traffic offenders in Warri, Asaba appeared first on Tribune...
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Nigerian students celebrate 6yrs of NNPC/SNEPCo scholarship

Some 110 students from Nigeria’s six geo-political zones have been awarded full-board six-year secondary school scholarships in the second set of the NNPC/SNEPCo Cradle-to-Career programme designed to give top quality education to bright but indigent [...] The post Nigerian students celebrate 6yrs of NNPC/SNEPCo scholarship appeared first on Tribune...
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How forex scarcity, oil price slump hamper downstream activities —Oando boss

The challenges of foreign exchange (forex) scarcity and the lingering crude oil price slump have been the major challenges facing the downstream subsector of the petroleum industry, the Chief Executive Officer, OVH Energy Marketing Limited [...] The post How forex scarcity, oil price slump hamper downstream activities —Oando boss appeared first on Tribune...
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Compliance low on speed limit in Delta

COMMERCIAL drivers in Delta State have developed a lackadaisical attitude towards the speed limiting device introduced by the Federal Road Safety Corps as compliance is at its lowest ebb. Most motorists feign ignorance of the [...] The post Compliance low on speed limit in Delta appeared first on Tribune...
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The great cultural re-union at Osun-Osogbo festival

For the people of Osogbo Land, August is a month of celebration when traditional cleansing of the ancient city and cultural reunion of the people with their ancestors and founders of the Osogbo Kingdom happen. [...] The post The great cultural re-union at Osun-Osogbo festival appeared first on Tribune...
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Do you like salt? Think again

Small amounts of salt are essential for our health. Adults need less than 1 gram per day and children need even less. But many of us eat far more salt than we need, putting us [...] The post Do you like salt? Think again appeared first on Tribune.
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My wife’s job is to look after me, Buhari insists

President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that the place of his wife, Aisha, is in the kitchen and to look after him. Buhari had, on Friday, in a response to Aisha’s comment that cabals had hijacked [...] The post My wife’s job is to look after me, Buhari insists appeared first on Tribune...
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BREAKING: Obanikoro arrives Nigeria from US to honour EFCC’s invitation

The embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has arrived Nigeria from United States. Obanikoro, who had been investigated by the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), over his alleged involvement in the $2.1 [...] The post BREAKING: Obanikoro arrives Nigeria from US to honour EFCC’s invitation appeared first on Tribune...
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NUC scraps sub-degree diplomas in varsities

To review varsities’ curriculum, ranking of institutions soon THE National Universities Commission has officially scrapped sub-degree diploma programmes in the Nigerian university system and has urged all universities running them to begin the process of winding [...] The post NUC scraps sub-degree diplomas in varsities appeared first on Tribune...
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17 Customs officers dismissed for forgery, drug addiction

AS part of the reform agenda of the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali (retd), the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed 17 junior officers for various offences. The dismissed officers, according to [...] The post 17 Customs officers dismissed for forgery, drug addiction appeared first on Tribune...
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Dangote buys gas processing firm in the Netherlands

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has completed the acquisition of a gas processing firm,  Twister B.V. with its  headquarters in the Netherlands. The new acquisition was announced in a statement by Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), [...] The post Dangote buys gas processing firm in the Netherlands appeared first on Tribune...
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Lagos pivotal to Nigeria’s recovery from recession —Utomi

Renowned economist and financial expert, Professor Pat Utomi, at the weekend, said  Lagos State was a crucial catalyst if Nigeria’s economy was to witness a turn-around for the better. Utomi made this declaration while speaking [...] The post Lagos pivotal to Nigeria’s recovery from recession —Utomi appeared first on Tribune...
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Ondo 2016: Akeredolu promises to give priority to grass-root development

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Candidate for the November 26 gubernatorial election in Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has said the election might be tough but he was sure of victory. Akeredolu, who stated this [...] The post Ondo 2016: Akeredolu promises to give priority to grass-root development appeared first on Tribune...
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Former Chinese energy official sentenced to death with reprieve for graft

FORMER deputy head of the coal department of China’s National Energy Administration, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve on Monday for accepting bribes and holding a huge amount of assets from unidentified sources. [...] The post Former Chinese energy official sentenced to death with reprieve for graft appeared first on Tribune...
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Chibok girls: President Buhari lauds Red Cross

President Muhammadu Buhari, has commended the role played by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the release of the 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls and urged it to sustain humanitarian interest in Nigeria. [...] The post Chibok girls: President Buhari lauds Red Cross appeared first on Tribune...
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Ondo PDP not worried by Abuja ruling —Spokesman

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has declared that the Abuja High Court ruling last Friday, which  fuelled rumour  of a change in the party’s candidate in the November 26, 2016 gubernatorial election has [...] The post Ondo PDP not worried by Abuja ruling —Spokesman appeared first on Tribune...
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Ondo 2016: AD national leadership makes a U- turn, accepts Oke as candidate

The National leadership of Alliance for Democracy (AD) on Sunday, said the party has accepted Chief Olusola Oke as the flagbearer of the party for the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state, retracting its earlier [...] The post Ondo 2016: AD national leadership makes a U- turn, accepts Oke as candidate appeared first on Tribune...
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Consider serving VC as JAMB chairman, Oloyede tells FG

THE Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede, has appealed to the Federal Government to consider a serving vice chancellor of a university as the chairman of governing board of [...] The post Consider serving VC as JAMB chairman, Oloyede tells FG appeared first on Tribune...
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Tension in Shasha over lingering power outage

Trouble is brewing between Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company  and the 20 communities in Shasha axis of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. The imminent trouble which is presently creating tension, particularly among youths, had [...] The post Tension in Shasha over lingering power outage appeared first on Tribune...
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Aisha Buhari, Oshiomhole others for COWLSO Women Conference in Lagos

•    To speak on domestic violence, child abuse, others WIFE of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari and Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, are among dignitaries expected to grace this year’s National Women Conference [...] The post Aisha Buhari, Oshiomhole others for COWLSO Women Conference in Lagos appeared first on Tribune...
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Arrest of judges by DSS within ambit of law —Presidency report

A presidential legal review report has justified last week’s arrest and search of the premises of two Supreme Court justices and other judges from federal and state jurisdictions by the Department of State Services (DSS), [...] The post Arrest of judges by DSS within ambit of law —Presidency report appeared first on Tribune...
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No automatic promotion for public school students —Oyo govt

Against the backdrop of recent protests in Oyo State, against the “No Automatic Promotion” policy of the state government, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, has said that the government remained [...] The post No automatic promotion for public school students —Oyo govt appeared first on Tribune...
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‘New pest ravaging corn farm in Nigeria’

EXPERTS in plant quarantine department, federal ministry of agriculture, have raised the alarm that the new pest ravaging corn farms in the country is destructive. A team led by an acting director of the ministry, [...] The post ‘New pest ravaging corn farm in Nigeria’ appeared first on Tribune...
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Govt imposes 24-hr curfew as gunmen kill 20 in Kaduna

KADUNA State government has imposed 24-hour curfew on areas in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state, following the killing of at least 20 people and destruction of properties by unknown armed bandits on Godogodo [...] The post Govt imposes 24-hr curfew as gunmen kill 20 in Kaduna appeared first on Tribune...
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Kalu challenges transfer of case to Lagos

A former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzo Kalu, has challenged the transfer of a suit No: FHC/ABJ/CR/56/07 filed against him and two others by the Federal Government. Kalu, in a letter through his [...] The post Kalu challenges transfer of case to Lagos appeared first on Tribune.
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Police foil attempted jailbreak in Bauchi

BAUCHI State Police Command recently foiled jail- break attempt on the Bauchi Prisons in Bauchi, the state capital, even as the command rescued 100 hostages and arrested 88 suspects made up of 59 suspected kidnappers [...] The post Police foil attempted jailbreak in Bauchi appeared first on Tribune...
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A/Ibom gov sacks cabinet

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State  has sacked his entire cabinet. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), this  was  contained in a statement issued in Uyo, the state capital, on Saturday, by [...] The post A/Ibom gov sacks cabinet appeared first on Tribune.
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4 women arrested for using children for begging in Lagos

About five babies used for street begging have been rescued by officers of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development (LSMYSD) in Iyana Ipaja, Lagos State, while four women, who claimed to be [...] The post 4 women arrested for using children for begging in Lagos appeared first on Tribune...
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Senate begins debate on 2017 MTEF/FSP Tuesday

THE Senate will, tomorrow, kick off its debate on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), preparatory to the receipt of the N6.9 trillion 2017 budget. The National Assembly had, [...] The post Senate begins debate on 2017 MTEF/FSP Tuesday appeared first on Tribune...
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Fayose promises to do more for Ekiti people

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has assured the people of the state that he will do more in terms of project execution and welfare programmes. He also expressed optimism that things would be better [...] The post Fayose promises to do more for Ekiti people appeared first on Tribune.
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Church overseer in trouble over alleged N85m fraud

THE General Overseer of a pentecostal church, Pastor Chris Anyalebechi, was on Monday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos over an alleged N58 million fraud. Pastor Anyalebechi, who is the General Overseer of Christ [...] The post Church overseer in trouble over alleged N85m fraud appeared first on Tribune...
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#WorldFoodDay: Ondo Govt disburses N23.9m loan to 70 young farmers

GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Monday disbursed N23.9 million to 70 young farmers and agro-entrepreneurs to support them to start their own agricultural ventures. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the disbursement [...] The post #WorldFoodDay: Ondo Govt disburses N23.9m loan to 70 young farmers appeared first on Tribune...
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NIPOST stresses importance of letter writing

THE Senior Assistant, Postmaster General and Head, Corporate Affairs, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), Mrs Simbiat Lawal, says the post office is a unifying body connecting every aspect of the society through letter writing. Lawal told the News [...] The post NIPOST stresses importance of letter writing appeared first on Tribune...
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Merkel calls for solution to save German supermarket chain of 8,000

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday stepped up pressure on the nations leading supermarket chains to find a compromise to save up to 8,000 jobs. This has threatened in a long-running battle over their smaller [...] The post Merkel calls for solution to save German supermarket chain of 8,000 appeared first on Tribune...
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World Bank/IMF annual meetings: Looking forward to real fruits

SULAIMON OLANREWAJU, who was at the World Bank/International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington, writes on what Nigeria stands to benefit as a result of its participation at the annual event. The recently concluded International Monetary [...] The post World Bank/IMF annual meetings: Looking forward to real fruits appeared first on Tribune...
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Chelsea’s ‘spirit of Naija’ moves to Ibadan, Benin

The “Chelsea London Dry Gin Spirit of Naija,” a youth-focused entertainment fiesta created by Intercontinental Distillers Limited to promote arts, culture and lifestyle begins in Ibadan and Benin this weekend. The entertainment event was unveiled [...] The post Chelsea’s ‘spirit of Naija’ moves to Ibadan, Benin appeared first on Tribune...
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Girl-child: Zonta Int’l calls for stricter laws against early marriage, harmful practices

WHAT is it like being a girl in the 21st century? Given the explosion in civilisation and advances in science and technology, one would imagine we should now live in a world where the girl-child [...] The post Girl-child: Zonta Int’l calls for stricter laws against early marriage, harmful practices appeared first on Tribune...
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DSS vs Judiciary: Who will Judge this case?

Last weekend, operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) swooped on some judges across the country, claiming they allegedly found huge sums of money in their possession. Though the affected judges have been granted [...] The post DSS vs Judiciary: Who will Judge this case? appeared first on Tribune...
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NASS: How not to violate separation of powers

Group Politics Editor, TAIWO ADISA, examines the position of the National Assembly and the resolve to amend the enabling laws of DSS and other security agencies. THE raid on the homes and arrest of some [...] The post NASS: How not to violate separation of powers appeared first on Tribune.
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Raids on judges: Experience from other lands

KUNLE ODEREMI looks at the situations in other countries and how they have been dealing with allegations of corruption in their judiciaries. THE Nigerian judiciary is not an island. Like the other arms of government, [...] The post Raids on judges: Experience from other lands appeared first on Tribune...
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We asked Buhari to suspend the rule of law for one year to fight corruption —Niyi Akintola, SAN

Chief Niyi Akintola is a senior member of the Bar who participated actively in the processes that led to the last general election. In this interview, he speaks on the arrest of judges, while admitting [...] The post We asked Buhari to suspend the rule of law for one year to fight corruption —Niyi Akintola, SAN appeared first on Tribune...
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President Buhari, state pensioners are suffering

WHEN one  looks at the way in which retired civil servants are being treated in this country, then one will see that there is no reason to be loyal to the country. After spending the [...] The post President Buhari, state pensioners are suffering appeared first on Tribune.
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‘Why we shot movie about South African educational sector’

Olatilewa Animashaun, C.E.O, Naijozi Media Productions is one of the Nigerians making movies outside the shores of the country. In this interview, she reviews her journey in to the entertainment world, and the secret behind [...] The post ‘Why we shot movie about South African educational sector’ appeared first on Tribune...
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Nigerian schools and moral education

A PART from the immediate family setting, the school is the next most important agent of socialisaton. But with eroding family values as a result of ‘errant and absent’ parents, the school is fast becoming [...] The post Nigerian schools and moral education appeared first on Tribune.
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Live music still best option for real enthusiasts

Adeyeye Adesanmi Michael is a popular name in entertainment circles in Lagos as the head of the ‘Rockers Band’. Having serenaded audiences around Nigeria, ROTIMI IGE caught up with him recently and presents excerpts of [...] The post Live music still best option for real enthusiasts appeared first on Tribune...
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