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NNPC set to commence oil search in Benue

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC,has said it will soon begin the search for oil and gas in the Benue trough.

The corporation stated that as part of its early activities in the state, it will acquire seismic data that will guide the team in deciding the stages of the exploratory [...]

Mon, 23 April 2018


One Voice coalition rejects death penalty for hate speech

One Voice, a coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs, has condemned the death penalty as enshrined in the Hate Speech Bill before the National Assembly.

The coalition is of the opinion that instead of a Hate Speech Bill, there are other extant laws that take care of bad utterances in [...]

Mon, 23 April 2018


NCPC boss wants ‘heavy’ investment in aviation

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev. Uja Tor Uja, has called on the Federal Government to invest massively in the aviation sector.

He made the call in Abuja while playing host to the management, Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, led by Cap [...]

Mon, 23 April 2018


Boko Haram: Nigerians are hostages of propaganda – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said Nigerians are being held hostage of Boko Haram propaganda, insisting that the terrorist group has been defeated.

Buratai in a telephonic conference with journalists hosted by the Africa Regional Media Hub hosted by the United States Gove [...]

Mon, 23 April 2018


Night club relocation: Residents tackle owners

 

Attempts by illegal nightclub owners within the Abuja City to get the backing of members of the National Assembly to compel the FCT Administration to legitimize their activities has attracted the attention of a group of Abuja residents who have called on the lawmakers to ignore operators [...]

Mon, 23 April 2018


Benue approves N70m for education of IDPs’ kids

The Benue State Executive Council, last week, approved N70 million to the Ministry of Education to facilitate the education of all children living in Internally Displaced Persons camps across the state.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Lawrence Onoja Jnr, disclosed this while br [...]

Mon, 23 April 2018


Mace theft: HURIWA calls for judicial inquiry

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has strongly condemned the armed invasion by hoodlums of the Senate chambers and the theft of the mace.

Describing the attack as a dangerous precedent and a deadly attack on a key institution of constitutional democracy, the rights group [...]

Mon, 23 April 2018


Operation Cat Race: 13 soldiers killed, military nabs 183 criminals

The Defence Headquarters has said that the 13 officers of the military have lost their lives while prosecuting the Operation Ayem Akpatuma, Operation Cat Race, which began on Feb. 15 and extended to May 14, 2018, and have apprehended 183 criminal elements in Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi, Taraba and Kaduna.

Mon, 23 April 2018


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