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20 CSOs sue Nigeria govt over concessioning of Port Harcourt Refinery

Dr Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL and 19 other Civil Society Organizations have made good their pledge to sue the federal government on the fraudulent plan to concession the Port-Harcourt refinery and others by a non-transparent process. The groups, …

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Jigawa introduces 24-hr service in two model PHCs

Jigawa introduces 24-hr service in two model PHCs The Suletankarkar Local Government Council of Jigawa has selected the model Primary Healthcare Centres at Suletankarkar and Danzomo towns to commence 24-hour service delivery. The Information Officer in charge of the council, Daudu Sulaiman, made this known to the News Agency of …

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Nigeria: Osinbajo Writes Senate, Seeks Approval of $1.49bn Loan for 10 States

By Henry Umoru Abuja — ACTING President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has written the Senate, seeking approval of foreign loan to the tune of $1.492,400,000.00 for projects and other programmes in 10 states of the federation. The request contained in a letter read by Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on the …

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Jigawa returns N13.36 million to 2,374 pilgrims – Premium Times …

Jigawa returns N13.36 million to 2,374 pilgrims The Jigawa State Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, JPWB, on Wednesday said it had refunded N13.36 million to Muslim pilgrims who performed the 2016 Hajj. The spokesperson of the board, Ibrahim Hashim, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse. Mr. Hashim said …

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INEC receives petition for Senator Melaye’s recall

The petition to recall Sen. Dino Melaye has been submitted to the electoral body, INEC, by his constituents, Kogi West Senatorial District. The petitioners have gathered more than the 50.1 percent of signatures required to begin the process for recall. Over 188,500 or 52.3 percent of 360, 000 registered voters …

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Nigeria: Feature – the Inside, Untold Story of the 2017 JAMB Examination

By Reuben Abati I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by the JAMB registrar, Professor Ish-aq Oloyede. Participants included Professor Oloyede and his technical team, field officers and other staff, …

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…As Dutse residents decry absence of drainages

Although Dutse, the Jigawa state capital, is yet to witness heavy downpour but fears have already gripped the residents over possible flood havoc awaiting them due to non availability of drainages in most parts of the state metropolis. Kano Chronicle observed that whenever it rains, private establishments and government agencies, …

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