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Reps in Rowdy Session as NASS Releases Breakdown of it’s 2017 Budget

The National Assembly on Thursday published its 2017 budget, increasing the cost from N115bn in 2016 to N125bn. In the publication, it is understood that the total personnel cost takes N23,789,787,880; total overhead cost, N85,878,619,888; and total capital cost, N14,940,196,063. A breakdown of the estimates shows that the National Assembly gets N14.9bn; Senate, N31.3bn; House…

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Sokoto Govt Creates 27,000 Jobs in Agric Sector

Sokoto State Government says it has created no fewer than 27,166 jobs in the agricultural sector in the last two years. Gov. Aminu Tambuwal said this on Wednesday in Sokoto at the opening of a stakeholders’ sensitisation workshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Agri-business Support, organised in collaboration with the State Office of International Fund…

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MTN Nigeria Announces That Prices of its Recharge Cards Have not Increased

MTN Nigeria has said it has not increased the prices of its recharge cards! According to the acting Sales and Distribution Executive of MTN, Adekunle Adebiyi, the cost of recharge cards remains the face value stated on the physical vouchers. “We hereby use this medium to inform all our subscribers that we have not increased the prices of…

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Federal Government is Delivering on its Electoral Promises – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government is delivering on its election promises and that only “a few vocal minority are not seeing what the government is doing.’’ The minister stated this when the leadership of the National Association and Nigerian Students (NANS), paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja Tuesday…

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Divergence in Buhari’s Letters to NASS: Uproar in Senate As Osinbajo is Tagged ‘Coordinator’

There was uproar in the polity yesterday over wording of the letter President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the Senate on his medical vacation, in which the President said that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo “will co-ordinate the activities of the government.” President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, however, intervened on the Senate floor to stave off…

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‘We’ll Get Info on Buhari’s Health From Those With Him,’ President’s Spokesman Garba Shehu Says

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has said that the media team will rely on third party information on Buhari’s health status. Shehu said this on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, while speaking on Sunrise Daily – Channels Television programme. The President’s spokesman also revealed that he will not…

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Nigerians Talk Back as President Names Osinbajo ‘coordinator’ of Governmrnt, Not Acting President

President Muhammadu Buhari‘s letter to the  Senate on his latest medical trip to London has sparked mixed reactions on social media. Buhari on the night of Sunday, May 7, departed Nigeria for Britain, where he is scheduled to consult with his doctors. The 74-year-old President is seeking fresh treatment for an undisclosed illness. However, in a letter informing…

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‘You’re Playing With Fire’, FFK Tells ‘Corpsocrats’ Attempting To Stop Osinbajo From Being Acting President

  There was an uproar in the country after it was discovered that President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter to the Senate regarding his medical trip to the UK, did not indicate that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would assume the office of an Acting President. Rather the letter said he would be coordinating the activities of government.…

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Lanre Gentry Remanded in Kirikiri Prison for Wife Battering

  Lanre  Gentry, the husband of Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison for alleged wife battering, in the latest twist of the domestic violence drama. He was arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrate Court on a three-count charge of domestic violence, assault, and threat to life which he pleaded not guilty to. Gentry was granted…

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