President Jonathan approves appointment of new director of Petroleum resources

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mr. George Abiodun Osahon as the new Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). Mr. Osahon who has over 30 years experience in the petroleum sector is to replace the incumbent Director of the DPR, Mr. Osten Olorunshola who was appointed …

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Assembly indicts Kaduna commissioner over N560m SURE-P fund

Kaduna State House of Assembly  on Tuesday suspended all activities of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme in the state after it discovered that about N560m was unaccounted for from the fund for  2012. The House, in a unanimous decision during its plenary,  also passed-a-vote-of- no confidence in the former …

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Global Revulsion Greets Massacre of 16 Students in Borno, Yobe

Following the massacre of 16 students in Yobe and Borno States this week, former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has led the global community in condemning in the strongest possible terms the killing of the students and their teachers in both states. Seven students and two teachers were killed on …

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Yobe State Approves N187m For Boko Haram Victims

Yobe State government yesterday said it would be spending the sum of N187.4 million as compensation for persons and families affected by the Boko Haram attacks in the state. The state government has, in line with its free education policy, approved the sum of N259.4 million as payment for this …

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Hajj Seats Cut – 2000 Pilgrims From Sokoto, Bauchi to be Affected

Sokoto/Bauchi — No fewer than 2000 intending pilgrims from Sokoto and Bauchi will be affected by the recent cut in the number of pilgrims to perform this year’s hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia. In Sokoto, about 1,300 intending pilgrims are affected. Speaking at a meeting with hajj registration officers from …

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Police Parade 8 Suspected Robbers, Recover 16 Vehicles In Kaduna

In their continued effort to rid Kaduna of criminals, officers of the state police command have arrested eight armed robbery suspects who specialised in snatching of cars and mobile phones. The commissioner of police, Kaduna State command, Olufemi Adenaike while parading the suspects, said seven AK47 rifles, one single barrel gun, …

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NFF to blame for Kano Pillars exit from Caf Champions League, says Umar Jibril

The failure of the Nigerian league champions to progress to the lucrative stage of the continent’s biggest club competition has been laid on the NFF’s footsteps Kano State Commissioner of Information, Internal Affairs Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr Umar Farouk Jibril has blamed the Nigeria Football Federation for the embarrassing …

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