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FG to end N30bn monthly electricity subsidy next year — Osinbajo 1

FG to end N30bn monthly electricity subsidy next year — Osinbajo

…To improve transmission, distribution with $3bn By Obas Esiedesa The Federal Government will next year end most of its subsidy payments in the electricity sector estimated at N30 billion monthly. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who disclosed this at the opening of the 14th Nigerian Association for Energy Economics/IAEE conference in Abuja yesterday, said the government …

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Germany returns 7,000 Benin artefacts to Nigeria Oct — Official 2

Germany returns 7,000 Benin artefacts to Nigeria Oct — Official

No fewer than 7,000 artefacts plundered from Benin Kingdom are expected to be repatriated by Germany to Nigeria not later than October, Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. Permanent Secretary, Gabriel Aduda, disclosed this at the inaugural Nigerian cultural show exhibiting Nigeria’s diverse cultural heritage, sites and traditional festivals held at the Cultural Centre, …

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Igboho: FG, Beninese lawyers battle over extradition in court 3

Igboho: FG, Beninese lawyers battle over extradition in court

…Supporters insist Igboho committed no offence against Benin Republic …Journalists, supporters barred from courtroom …Benin security operatives remove leg chain, hand-cuff …He’s not under any immigration-related probe, Ilana Omo Oodua insists …Gani Adams rallies Benin monarchs for Igboho  …Says we must stand by him …Afenifere warns FG to stop harassing freedom agitators  ..As court releases …

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Sokoto: Gunmen hijack 3 buses, abduct 60 passengers 4

Sokoto: Gunmen hijack 3 buses, abduct 60 passengers

…Only a bus was hijacked with 11 passengers on board — Police …Bandits abduct monarch in Kaduna By Musa Na Annabi & Ibrahim Wuyo Over 60 passengers travelling to Kano from Sokoto by Sokoto State Transport Authority buses were reportedly abducted by bandits along the Sokoto-Gusau highway, on Sunday. While the Zamfara State Police said …

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FG, UNICEF expanded schemes to upskill 20m young Nigerians, says Osinbajo 5

FG, UNICEF expanded schemes to upskill 20m young Nigerians, says Osinbajo

No fewer than 20 million young Nigerians would be impacted with digital skills through an initiative of the Federal Government and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed on Monday, in Abuja. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, said this was part of a pre-recorded message delivered by …

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PIB an invitation to anarchy—Ondo oil communities 7

PIB an invitation to anarchy—Ondo oil communities

….Reject Frontier Basins By Dayo Johnson OIL producing communities in Ondo State, yesterday, described the three per cent provided for the host communities and the 30 per cent for exploration of oil in the Northern part of the country in the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, passed by the National Assembly, as an open invitation to …

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Nigeria’ll continue to recycle failed leaders, unless…— Afe Babalola 9

Nigeria’ll continue to recycle failed leaders, unless…— Afe Babalola

By Henry Ojelu FOUNDER of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, yesterday, warned that unless there is a new constitution before the 2023 general election, Nigeria will continue to recycle failed leaders. Babalola, who said this while speaking as a special guest of honour at the 5th Ife Institute of Advanced …

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Lagos LG polls: We’re not responsible for announcing results —LASIEC 10

Lagos LG polls: We’re not responsible for announcing results —LASIEC

• LG polls, a sham, disgraceful —Onitiri •As Abiodun swears in Ogun LG chairmen By Onozure Dania, Olayinka Ajayi & James Ogunnaike Lagos Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, yesterday, insisted that the commission is not responsible for announcing the results of the just concluded local government elections held on Saturday. This came on a day Governor …

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Police arrest house help, three others over alleged killing of banker in Yobe 11

Police arrest house help, three others over alleged killing of banker in Yobe

The Police Command in Yobe said it had arrested four suspects in connection with the killing of Hassan Abubakar, a staff of Damaturu Branch of United Bank for Africa (UBA). The Command’s Spokesman, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, disclosed this in a statement in Damaturu on Monday. Abdulkarim named one Umar Shaibu, 21; Tajjuddeen Taufiq, 20; Ismail …

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