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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:00


The Bring Back our Girls Group have said that the biggest blow that the Government can deal to Boko Haram is to ensure that the voices of vulnerable and every-day Nigerians are heard in decision making even as they feel the impact of Good Governance.

That was on the Day four of the Global Week Of Action to commemorate the 1000th Day of the abduction of our Chibok Girls.

A statement signed by Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili the group, reminds President Muhammadu Buhari of his social contract with Nigerians as contained in his inaugural speech where he said he belongs to every Nigerian.

The statement asks for accountable governance in the country as it calls government’s attention to the urgent need to restore dignity and support those who have lost their livelihood, homes and loved ones to the war on terror.

The Bring Back our Girls Group also reminds the President that 195 abducted Chibok girls are still unaccounted for.

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The Senate has called on federal government to revisit its decision on the closure of its border to importation of vehicles.
The Legislators debated the issue for over an hour in today’s plenary, with some noting that the decision will lead to job loss.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the plenary says government should yield to the wishes and expectations of the people on the issue.
According to him policies should meet the expectations of people because the system of government in the country is Democracy.

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The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu says the federal government is working hard to ensure Nigerians get quality from telecommunication services providers.
In a statement at the inauguration of board members in communication commission in Abuja, Shittu noted that Nigerians have been very unsatisfied with the kind of quality they get, therefore service providers need to brace up in 2017.
The minister of communication hoped that with the inauguration of competent board members, the industry will be more growth and development in quality and service deployment.

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The Nigerian Army has urged for more security consciousness as troops continue to advance the fight against terrorism in the country
Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor made the call Wednesday during the weekly press briefing of the command.
He cautioned that at this point, the terrorists are inventing new ways of operation, so people should be more careful.

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President Barack Obama has called on Americans to defend their democracy.
In his farewell speech in Chicago, Obama warned that "democracy is threatened whenever people take it for granted.
As the outgoing president urged Americans of all backgrounds to listen to one another, he charged them to consider things from each other's point of view.
In addition, Obama called for Defence of American values

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:48


Special Assistant to President Muhamaudu Buhari on diaspora matters Abike Dabiri-Erewa says federal government is working out policies that will be beneficial to both Nigerians within the country and the ones abroad.

She made this statement while on a courtesy visit to the minister of finance in Abuja.

Dabiri-Erewa also says if Nigerians in diaspora are willing to be part of the proposed bond it will give them opportunity to own houses and invest in the country.

The Special Assistant to the President on diaspora matters explained that Nigerians in diaspora are aware of the current economic situation in the country and are willing to collaborate to proffer solution in order to revamp the economy.

Published in Domestic
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:45


Former Senate leader Ali Ndume says he has accepted his replacement in good faith and he wishes the new Leader well.

Speaking Wednesday afternoon on a live transmission from the National Television, Ndume added that he holds no grudge against his colleagues despite everything.
All Progressives Congress members in the Senate had on Tuesday requested that he be replaced as Senate leader.
The caucus in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki said they want to replace Ndume with Ahmed Lawan.
Ndume however says if his decision about confirming Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission caused him to be replaced, his position remains unchanged.
“I have not done anything. If anything, we disagreed on the confirmation of Magu as Chairman of EFCC and I still stand by my position that Magu was not rejected and he is from my state”
Ndume said he was simply doing his work then as the Senate Leader
“I’m the Senate Leader at that time. My responsibility is, I’m the Chief marketing Officer of everything that the President brought. So I had to or I have to stand by a nominee from my state and a nominee by Mr. President. If that event re-occurs again, I will still do that. ”


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Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that he will name his squad for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in February.

The draw for the tournament will be held tomorrow in Libreville,
Gabon and Nigeria is likely to play their first game of the qualifying series in March.
Rohr said he was willing to give players from the domestic league more chances.
He therefore said he will watch tomorrow’s Super Cup between Rangers and FC Ifeanyi Ubah to see if he could see some players in the league.


Published in Sports
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:05


President Muhammadu Buhari today flagged-off the Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) revitalization programme aimed at achieving Universal Health Coverage.
The president during the flag-off restated his administration’s commitment to making health of Nigerians a top priority.
He says the vision is to revitalize 10 thousand primary health centres in Nigeria
Also speaking at the flag-off, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole says the government is committed to developing programs that will benefit the poor.

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Nigeria football will come alive today as Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enugu Rangers battles Federation Cup winners FC IfeanyiUbah in the annual Charity Cup match in Abuja to usher in the new season.

NFF’s Director of Competitions, Bola Oyeyode confirmed that all arrangements are in place for the match Wednesday evening at the main bowl of the National Stadium Complex.

Rangers, who swept their first title in 32 years by claiming the NPFL title on the last day of last season, will fly Nigeria’s flag in the CAF Champions League while FC IfeanyiUbah, conquerors of Nasarawa United in the final of the men’s Federation Cup will campaign in the CAF Confederation Cup.

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