No new xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa – FG

No new xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa – FG

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said the latest fracas in South Africa, in which two Nigerians were involved, was not a xenophobic attack. The ministry in a statement by its spokesman, Dr Clement Aduku, in Abuja, said that...
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Senate concludes non-career ambassadorial nominees’ screening

Senate concludes non-career ambassadorial nominees’ screening

The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs screening the 46 ambassadorial nominees, concluded the exercise on Wednesday. In her address at the end of the two-day screening, Chairman of the committee, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu, commended the members for their dedicati...
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Edo govt. set to empower 50,000 farmers

Edo govt. set to empower 50,000 farmers

Godwin Obaseki Edo State Governor Edo State Agric Business Ad-hoc Committee says plans are underway to empower about 50,000 farmers in the state. Mr Osaro Idah, the chairman of the committee, said this on Tuesday when members of the committee...
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IDPs Attack: Red Cross treated 107 victims – UNOCHA

IDPs Attack: Red Cross treated 107 victims – UNOCHA

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has performed 78 surgeries and treated 107 victims of the Jan. 17 military mis-airstrike on Rann IDP camp, Borno, the UN has said. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr...
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President Buhari postpones trip to Bauchi due to bad weather – Presidency

President Buhari postpones trip to Bauchi due to bad weather – Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Bauchi, scheduled for Dec. 29, had been postponed due to prevailing weather conditions in the country. This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Malam Garba Shehu,...
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PDP congratulates Nigerian armed forces for victory over Boko Haram

PDP congratulates Nigerian armed forces for victory over Boko Haram

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday congratulated the Nigerian Army for defeating Boko Haram and capturing their major enclave, the Sambisa forest. Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, the Chairman of a faction of the party, gave the commendation in Makurdi,.....
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Senate pushes for Diaspora voting in 2019

Senate pushes for Diaspora voting in 2019

The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs is pushing for Diaspora voting in the coming general elections in 2019, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu has said. Sunmonu told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...
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Akeredolu inaugurates Transition Committee

Akeredolu inaugurates Transition Committee

Ondo State Governor-elect, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, has inaugurated a 21-member Transition Committee ahead of his inauguration on Feb. 24, 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] reports that Akeredolu also inaugurated two other committees to help chart a course...
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Expect better Senate-Presidency relationship in 2017 – Sen. Sunmonu

Expect better Senate-Presidency relationship in 2017 – Sen. Sunmonu

The Nigerian Senate and the Presidency will have better working relations in 2017 as against the somewhat strained relationship witnessed in 2016, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu has said. Monsurat told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New...
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Harmattan: Environment expert warns against bush burning

Harmattan: Environment expert warns against bush burning

Residents of Ikole-Ekiti and Ikole local government areas have been warned against setting fire on bush without monitoring it just to hunt for bush-meat. Mr Tunde Famuyisan, the Head of Environment Department in Ikole Local Government Area,  gave the warning....
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