Naira records further gain, closes at 365/dollar

Naira records further gain, closes at 365/dollar

The naira has recorded further gain, closing at 365 per United States dollar. The local currency closed at 367/dollar on Friday, after closing between 367/dollar and 368/dollar for most days of last week. The local unit had closed at 371/dollar the previous week, after rising to 374/dollar from 382/dollar. Currency analysts have said they expect the naira to be stable across the board in the near term on increased dollar…

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Fulfil your marital responsibilities, Osinbajo tells husbands

Fulfil your marital responsibilities, Osinbajo tells husbands

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has urged husbands not to abandon their marital responsibilities to their wives. The Acting President said this in his message at the wedding of Miss Wuraola Akande and Dr. Olawale Sholabi at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Wuraola is the daughter of a former governor of Osun, Chief Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the ruling All…

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EMIR SANUSI BARES HIS MIND ON HAUSA, IGBO AND YORUBA… THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIA….. A MUST READ

EMIR SANUSI BARES HIS MIND ON HAUSA, IGBO AND YORUBA… THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIA….. A MUST READ

*EMIR SANUSI BARES HIS MIND ON HAUSA, IGBO AND YORUBA… THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIA….. A MUST READ* The former Central Bank Governor, and Emir of Kano His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi the second , surprised guests present at the Muson Centre for the launching of the book of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi. Below is his unedited speech. “Let me start by saying that I am Fulani (laughter). My grandfather was an…

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Nigeria’s 2017 Budget Will Be Signed Next Week

Nigeria’s 2017 Budget Will Be Signed Next Week

The executive, will sign the 2017 Appropriations Bill into law next week. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed. Dogara made this known while delivering an address to mark the 2nd anniversary of the 8th House of Representatives. He also expressed delight that the House has kept to its promise to carry out a Budget reform that will ensure that the 2017 Appropriations Bill is processed…

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UN Endorses NDDC’s Strategy And Pledges Support for Sustainable Development

UN Endorses NDDC’s Strategy And Pledges Support for Sustainable Development

The United Nations, UN, has undertaken to work with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to facilitate the sustainable development of the Niger Delta region. The Permanent Representative of the United Nations in Nigeria, Ambassador Edward Kallon, made the pledge while endorsing the strategies for intervention in the region by the current Governing Board and Management of the Commission in Port Harcourt on Friday. Mr. Kallon, who led a delegation…

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106 Lawyers Accompany Saraki To CCT Trial in Abuja

106 Lawyers Accompany Saraki To CCT Trial in Abuja

The CCT Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Thursday reserved judgement in the alleged false assets declaration suit filed by the Federal Government against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Earlier, before the tribunal reserved judgement, Saraki, through his counsel, Kanu Agabi (SAN), who led about 105 other lawyers, argued that the federal government, by the charge brought, has not established any prima facie case against the defendant. Out of the…

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EFCC Boss Magu Is Now Commonwealth Anti-Graft Vice-Chairman..

EFCC Boss Magu Is Now Commonwealth Anti-Graft Vice-Chairman..

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has emerged the Vice-Chairman of the Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa. According to dailypost,The anti-graft agency in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on Thursday, said the announcement was made after the association rounded off its 7th regional conference in Malawi, with a decision that Nigeria hosts the next conference of the association…

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Arewa Youths Call For Peace Meeting After Ultimatum Given To The Igbos To Quit The North

Arewa Youths Call For Peace Meeting After Ultimatum Given To The Igbos To Quit The North

A coalition of Northern Youth groups tagged, “The Kaduna Declaration”, which gave all Igbos residing in any part of North three months to relocate to their places of origin, has reversed the threat. Recall that the group had also directed northerners residing in the East to within three months relocate back to the North. The spokesman of the group, AbdulAziz Suleiman while briefing newsmen in Kaduna had earlier said, “All…

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Bill To Protect Whistleblowers Has Been Passed

Bill To Protect Whistleblowers Has Been Passed

The Senate has passed a bill to protect whistleblowers and witnesses directly involved in the prosecution of certain criminal cases. The bill, titled Witness Protection Programme (Establishment etc), SB 157, was passed on Thursday, following a report submitted by the committee on human rights, legal matters and judiciary chaired by David Umaru (APC-Niger). It was sponsored by Isiaka Adeleke, the Osun West APC Senator who died in April. When the bill…

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Osinbajo Visits Maiduguri And Explains IDP New Food Distribution Plan

Osinbajo Visits Maiduguri And Explains IDP New Food Distribution Plan

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, yesterday in Maiduguri unveiled a new and more effective distribution plan for delivering relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East which departs from the undignified practice of forcing people to queue up for food.Under the new plan which Prof. Osinbajo kicked-off at the Bakassi Camp, camp officials will now deliver food items to the IDPs at their door-steps in exchange for a pre-issued…

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Bolanle Ambode Says WOMEN ISSUES WILL ALWAYS BE PRIORITY

Bolanle Ambode Says WOMEN ISSUES WILL ALWAYS BE PRIORITY

Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, wife of the governor of Lagos State has reiterated that the state government would not relent in its efforts at improving the fortunes of women in the state regardless of social, political or religious affiliations. She stated this at the 2017 WAPA Connect Conference, organized by the ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, at Oregun, Ikeja. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode also spoke through his deputy, Dr. (Mrs.)…

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Speaker Dogara hosts members to Ramadan Iftar (breaking of fast).

Speaker Dogara hosts members to Ramadan Iftar (breaking of fast).

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday hosted members of the House from South West and North Central zones to an Iftar (breaking of fast). During the event, special prayers were offered for the quick recovery and safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking at the occasion, Dogara stated that the breaking of the fast has now become a tradition in the House as a…

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Acting President Osinbajo Welcomes Newly Elected ECOWAS Chairman To Aso Rock

Acting President Osinbajo Welcomes Newly Elected ECOWAS Chairman To Aso Rock

    Action President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, received the Togolese President and newly elected Chairman of ECOWAS, Mr. Faure Gnassingbe at the Presidential Villa today, assuring him of Nigeria’s support to him and the regional body “Nigeria will support you in every way and we are very happy with your election,” Prof. Osinbajo told the visiting leader . “I know that our President, President Buhari will give every measure of…

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House Moves to Establish Legal Framework for Constituency Intervention Projects

House Moves to Establish Legal Framework for Constituency Intervention Projects

The House of Representatives is set to establish a legal framework for the execution of Zonal/Constituency intervention projects, Speaker Yakubu Dogara has said. The revelation was made at the public hearing on the Bill for An Act to Establish the Constituencies Development Fund, which took place at the National Assembly on Wednesday. Speaking on the modalities of the proposed fund, Dogara said that the Bill seeks to streamline the management and…

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MASSOB Reacts To The Eviction Notice Allegedly Issued To The Igbos By Northern Youth

MASSOB Reacts To The Eviction Notice Allegedly Issued To The Igbos By Northern Youth

The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has urged Igbos living in the northern part of the country to start returning home following the quit notice issued to all the Igbos in the region is by the Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY). CNY in a statement on Tuesday, June 6, in Kaduna, issued a three month ultimatum to Igbos to vacate the northern region or be…

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US Police Allege Dammy Krane Was Found With Multiple Fraudulent Credit Cards

US Police Allege Dammy Krane Was Found With Multiple Fraudulent Credit Cards

Singer Dammy Krane was found in possession of multiple fraudulent credit cards, according to the arrest affidavit filed by Miami-Dade detectives. The singer and his accomplice, Ilochukwu Gabriel, were on Thursday, June 1, arrested in Miami-Dade, Florida. The police affidavit obtained by Africa Music Law says two detectives, officers Vargas and Lopez, laid in wait at the Opa Locka Airport for the pair. The detectives were said to have acted based…

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Kaduna State Governor, Orders Arrest Of Youths Who Gave Igbos 3 Months To Exit North

Kaduna State Governor, Orders Arrest Of Youths Who Gave Igbos 3 Months To Exit North

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has ordered the arrest of people behind the three-month quit notice given to Igbos to leave the North. In a statement signed by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, El-Rufai strongly condemned, “the inciting, hate speech delivered by some self-appointed ‘northern youths.” El-Rufai said, ”the Kaduna State Government has directed that its Ministry of Justice should prepare charges and prosecute the signatories and anyone complicit in arranging…

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Nigerian Govt Pays 20 Whistleblowers N375.8 Million

Nigerian Govt Pays 20 Whistleblowers N375.8 Million

The federal government said on Wednesday it had released about N375.8 million for payment of 20 whistleblowers who provided information that led to the recovery over N11.6 billion. The Ministry of Finance, which confirmed the release in a statement, said the payments were the first under the Whistleblower Policy. The government did not disclose the identities of the beneficiaries, apparently for security reasons. “This payment is the first under the Whistleblower…

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Fani-Kayode blasts Osinbajo for not attending ECOWAS Heads of State meeting

Fani-Kayode blasts Osinbajo for not attending ECOWAS Heads of State meeting

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has lashed out at Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, for not attending the 51st ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State and Government, which took place on Saturday. The summit was held in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in attendance. Netanyahu is the first non-African leader invited to address the ECOWAS leaders. There has been no official statement from Nigeria’s presidency, as to…

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Anambra Monarch Joins Governorship Race + Criticizes Gov Obiano’s rule

Anambra Monarch Joins Governorship Race + Criticizes Gov Obiano’s rule

The traditional ruler of Awka – Etiti in Idemili- South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Angus Ojukwu , has joined the November 18th governorship race in the state.  Ojukwu said he would contest the poll on the platform of the Mega Progressive Peoples Party (PPP). He described the administration of Governor Willie Obiano as visionless, adding that, that informed his ambition to aspire to take over from Obiano….

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Dammy Krane To Remain In Jail + Set To Face More Federal Charges

Dammy Krane To Remain In Jail + Set To Face More Federal Charges

Nigerian artiste, Dammy krane, appeared in court today for his bail hearing in the 9-count fraud charges leveled against him in the U.S. He was in court with Chukwuebuka, his accomplice. Chukwuebuka, who is claiming to be Dammy krane’s show promoter, filed paperwork saying that he is indigent. According to our source, the court looked at his papers and it was found that he has no money or property in…

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End Time Pastor Nabbed In Aba..

End Time Pastor Nabbed In Aba..

The Abia State Police Command has arrested one Christopher Tochukwu for allegedly raping young girls and running a baby factory on No. 252 Faulks Road, Aba, Abia state capital. Tochukwu, a pastor with a new generation Pentecostal church, had converted a one-storey building which doubles as the Church and medical centre for kidnapped pregnant girls. Detectives attached to the Ariaria Police Division in Aba, acting on a tip-off, rescued three…

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The Paris Agreement On Climate Change And Everything You Need To Know

The Paris Agreement On Climate Change And Everything You Need To Know

US President Donald Trump sent shock waves through the international community this week after rumours swirled that he would back out of a global agreement to tackle climate change. The Paris Agreement was hailed as a landmark international deal when 194 countries, including the EU and China, signed up to sweeping pledges on the environment at a UN meeting in the French capital in late 2015. The US is the second…

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Lai Mohammed Explains Why President Buhari Opted To Be Treated In The UK

Lai Mohammed Explains Why President Buhari Opted To Be Treated In The UK

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari discarded Nigerian hospitals and decided to travel to the United Kingdom to seek medical attention. Mohammed said the reason was because the president needed the best medication, hence his reason to travel overseas. He gave this explanation during a live radio programme titled, ‘Morning Crossfire’, on Nigeria Info, Abuja, 95.1FM, on Thursday. During the phone-in programme,…

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Nigerian Govt Allegedly Takes Over Capital Oil CEO Ifeanyi Ubah’s Assets….

Nigerian Govt Allegedly Takes Over Capital Oil CEO Ifeanyi Ubah’s Assets….

The protracted business disagreement between Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, the director of Capital Oil and Gas has taken a new twist, as the Nigerian government through the Directorate of Security Services (DSS) has forced Ubah to sign away some of his assets, denouncing being owed by NNPC and paying billions of Naira to unconfirmed bank account(s). In telephone inquiries Hope For Nigeria was informed about…

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North attacks Osinbajo, says he only appoints Yorubas and Christians

North attacks Osinbajo, says he only appoints Yorubas and Christians

Some Northern leaders have lambasted the acting president for what they describe as sectional appointments Northern leaders in the past weeks, have been grumblings about the acting president’s appointments. Dr Ismaila Farouk recently accused Osinbajo of ‘tactical’ nepotism and cronyism. He said: “Contrary to the widely held belief that vice President Osinbajo, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and a Professor of…

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