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Aisha Buhari gets new appointment

The Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari as UNAIDS Special Ambassador for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Promotion of Treatment for Children living with HIV in Nigeria. Mr Charles-Martin Jjuuko, Communications and Global Outreach Officer, UNAIDS …

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Buhari reacts to death of Senator Wakili

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Senator Malam Ali Wakili as “an incalculable loss to Nigeria’s democracy.” Buhari said Senator Wakili’s dedication to duty was remarkable and worthy of emulation.” The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu said the death of the senator came as …

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Navy arrests 16 Ukrainians in Rivers for alleged illegal bunkering

The Nigerian Navy on Friday handed over 16 Ukrainians to the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Ukrainians were arrested in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State for their alleged involvement in illegal oil bunkering within the Nigerian territorial waters. Handing over the suspects to the …

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US warns Nigeria over loans from China

The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on Thursday warned African countries about receiving loan facilities from the Chinese government. Tillerson advised that loans from China should be weighed carefully and admitted that Washington was not trying to keep Chinese investment away from African continent. On Tuesday, Tillerson said …

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NBA gives Lagos seven-day ultimatum to reverse Land Use Charge

The Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja branch, has given the Lagos State Government a seven-day ultimatum to reverse its recently introduced hike on Land Use Charge. The Chairman of the NBA branch, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana, disclosed in a statement on Wednesday that the association was set to embark on a mass …

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Finally, SEC ready to begin Oando audit

Months after the Securities and Exchange Commission notified Nigerians of an impending forensic audit into the affairs of Oando PLC, the capital market regulator said on Tuesday it was finally set to commence the exercise. The acting Director General of the Commission, Abdul Zubair, said the decision to commence the …

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Buhari fails to greet Obasanjo on 81st birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday failed to circulate a public statement congratulating former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 81st birthday. The action is a clear deviation from the presidency’s tradition of felicitating with former heads of state and some top Nigerian dignitaries on their birthday anniversaries. It is also contrary …

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We reduced cost of producing barrel of oil to $20 – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Monday said that it had been able to reduce the cost of producing a barrel of crude oil to $20. A statement issued by the corporation said “additional measures have been put in place to further reduce the cost to $15 per barrel.” …

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