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Present Administration Will No Longer Tolerate Illegal Mining – Alake

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake has warned that the present administration will no longer tolerate any form of illegal mining and exportation of raw mineral resources. The Minister gave this warning at the graduation ceremony and presentation of starter packs to batch 3 graduates of the ministry's programme on gemstone and jewellery master training empowerment organized by the ministry in collaboration with the Mineral Sector Support for […]

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SHE Forum Advocates Women Inclusion In Governance

The SHE Forum Foundation has called for the strategic involvement of women in Governance to boost women's economic advancement in the Country. The Founder of the Organisation Ms Inifon Etuk made the call at the tenth anniversary of the foundation in Abuja. Ms Etuk said the foundation's aim was geared towards amplifying personal development opportunities for women and girls through strategic mentoring. She explained that the foundation also held annual […]

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Abuse Of Tax Incentives, Waivers An Economic Sabotage – Speaker

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr. Tajudeen Abbas says abuse of tax incentives and waivers is an act of economic sabotage which must not be allowed to continue. The Speaker stated this while inaugurating the Ad-hoc Committee to investigate allegations of abuse of tax incentives, tax breaks, and tax waivers by public institutions and companies benefitting from tax incentives. Represented by the House Leader, Professor Julius Ihonvbare, the Speaker […]

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Federal Polytecnic Rectors Deny Bribe Rumours

Rectors of Federal Polytechnics in the country have denied rumours that they were asked to give bribes by members of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating alleged job racketeering and mismanagement of the Integrated Personnel Payment Information System, IPPIS, by Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs. An online medium, had in an investigation reported how some members of the panel had asked vice chancellors of universities and heads of […]

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House Warns Bank CEOs To Appear Or Be Forced

The House of Representatives adhoc committee investigating non remittance to the National Housing Fund, NHF, and utilisation of funds from 2011 till date has warned that Chief Executive Officers of banks who failed to honour its invitation will risk being dragged to court. The committee consequently gave the defaulting banks Thursday next week to appear with all the required information. It also insisted that the Accountant General of the Federation, […]

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EFCC Returns $26,000 To 70-Year-Old British Woman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has returned USD 26,000 to Christine Brown, a British national and a victim of internet fraud. The commission in a statement says the Briton was duped of her life savings by an internet fraudster posing as an American entertainer online after she got romantically involved with him. Ms. Brown was presented with the sum of $26,000 by the Benin Zonal Command of the […]

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NURTW Assures Members Of FG’s Palliatives

The National Union of Road Transport Workers has called on members across the country to exercise patience as the federal government will consider them in the palliatives for the fuel subsidy removal .   President, Care taker Committee of the Union, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede made the call in Abuja during an emergency meeting with chairmen in the thirty Six States and FCT.   Alhaji Agbede said the government was already […]

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One Dead As Masquerade Worshippers, Youths Clash In Enugu

A young man identified as ‘Cross,’ from Amankpo Umu-Ezike, Aku, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, has been feared killed when masquerade worshippers and some youths clashed at Nua community.   It was gathered that the Divisional Police Officer of Igbo-Etiti, Chinedu Okike, and not less than 100 residents of Aku sustained gunshot injuries during the fracas.   The spokesperson for the Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, who […]

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Troops Crack Down On Oil Bunkers’ In Imo And Delta States, Intercept Boat.

The Troops of 343 Artillery Regiment conducting anti oil theft operations cracked down on an oil thieves’ camp in Obokofia Community in Imo State.   In the crackdown, the vigilant troops intercepted 15 sacks and 13 Jerry cans of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) concealed in the camp.   The troops also recovered two Pumping machines, three power generators, one hose and a tool box used for hacking into […]

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