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Niger Delta Avengers seeks Britain, US, others support

The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, yesterday, said that the people of Niger Delta want to assume ownership of their resources, and urged the international community to support the quest. In the last two weeks, the Avengers had bombed pipelines in both Delta and Bayelsa states, forcing Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, ...

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At last: MTN agrees to pay N330 billion fine

Over its failure to disconnect unregistered mobile phone users, the South African telecoms giant, MTN has finally agreed to pay 330 billion naira fine to the Nigerian government in three years. The Johannesburg-based company said in a statement on Friday that “MTN Nigeria has agreed to pay a total cash amount of Naira 330 billion over three years in a ...

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Federal Government declares Monday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 30, 2016 as a public holiday to celebrate the 2016 Democracy Day. Making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), assured Nigerians that with the signing into law of the 2016 Appropriation Act, the country would witness a “New Deal” with its full ...

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Indefinite Strike: NLC calls emergency meeting

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called an emergency meeting of its organs – the National Working Committee and the National Executive Committee – for Sunday (today) to deliberate on the ongoing strike and the way forward. The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, who spoke with Punchng correspondent on the telephone on Saturday that the major organs of the ...

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ICPC arrest man impersonating FG official

As the Federal Government prepares to make N500bn available for poverty alleviation, Nigerians have been urged not to fall prey to groups which claim to be acting on behalf of the Government only to dupe vulnerable citizens in the process. The warning came just as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission arrested one Umanah Umanah for allegedly ...

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Breaking News: Vigilante group rescues one of the missing Chibok girls

An Activist has reportedly revealed that one of the missing 276 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from their secondary school in north-east Nigeria two years ago have been found. BBC online platform reports. The news was confirmed by Activists that Amina Ali Nkek was found by a vigilante group on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest, close to the border ...

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Subsidy Removal: Former Governor rejects N145 fuel price

Former governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has urged the Federal Government to reverse the N145 new petrol pump price introduced on Wednesday. Musa, who is also a national leader of the Peoples Redemption Party, made the appeal in an interview with theNews Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Kaduna. He said that the government’s action would inflict more ...

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Pipeline bombings: Military ordered to unmask N’Delta Avengers

The Federal Government has set machinery in motion to uncover those behind the recent bombings of oil installations in the Niger Delta apart from the express directive to the military to halt the return of militancy in the region. As part of the efforts in security and government circles to identify the masterminds of the attacks on the oil facilities, ...

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Bonga oil spill: Nigeria sues Shell for N1.3 trillion

Federal Government has initiated a legal action against Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company over the oil spillage that affected 350 communities in Delta and Bayelsa State on December 20, 2011. The suit was initiated by the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, in the interest of fishermen and the over 285,000 people from 350 communities and satellite ...

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May Day: N56, 000 minimum wage proposal ignored by FG

The Federal Government on Sunday kept mum over the recent demand by the organised labour for a new minimum wage of N56,000. The issue of the minimum wage was not mentioned by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, at the May Day rally in Abuja. Officials of the Nigeria Labour Congress expressed ...

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