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FG Announces $5.8bn Hydroelectric Power Plant Project

The Federal Government has announced the planned construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Mambila, Taraba State. In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, he revealed the project is expected to gulp $5,729,497,062. The 3,050-megawatt project, upon completion, will become the largest power plant in the…

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Army Commences Full Scale Operation “Python Dance II”, Accuses Politicians of Incitement

The Nigerian Army has accused some politicians of attempting to cause crisis between its personnel and people in the South East zone for their selfish interest as it launches exercise “Python Dance II’’. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations, made the accusation in an interview with journalists on Friday. “It is so sad…

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Mama Taraba Apologises Over Comments On Buhari

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Alhassan, has apologized to the All Progressives Congress (APC) over comments regarding her political allegiance ahead of the 2019 presidential elections. Alhassan, had publicly pledged allegiance to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar saying she would dump Buhari if Atiku contests the 2019 Election. According to…

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Buhari Has Not Disappointed Me —Obasanjo Tells Amanpour

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that he has not been disappointed by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on Thursday, on a CNN global affairs interview programme hosted by Chief International Correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, Obasanjo declared that there is need to encourage Buhari to do more. He also appealed to leaders and youths…

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Slight Improvement As NECO Releases 2017June/July Examination Results

The National Examination Council has announced the release of the 2017June/July Senior School Certificate Examination results. The Registrar of the council, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, announced the results in Minna on Thursday saying the performance in 2017 represented a 1.11 per cent improvement in candidates’ performance compared with the 2016 results. Uwakwe said that 1,055,988 candidates…

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Python Dance: Army HQ Overrules GOC, Governor, Says Soldiers Not Withdrawing From Abia, South East

  The Nigeria Army has stated that there will be no withdrawal of troops from the South East States as earlier reported by the media. THEWILL recalls that information credited to the Abia State Governor and the General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army had suggested that the Army was withdrawing its troops. However, in…

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IPOB: Tension In Plateau As Govt. Imposes Curfew

The Plateau State Government on Friday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Jos Metropolis following “rumoured skirmishes, tension and confusion” over the situation in South-East. The government, in a statement signed by Mr Emmanuel Nanle, Director of Press Affairs, said that the action was to avert a further breakdown of law and order. It said that…

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Nigerian Army Commences Probe of Trending Video Showing Soldiers Torturing IPOB Members

The Headquarters 82 Division Nigerian Army has begun investigating a video clip trending on social media and other platforms, which seems to show soldiers humiliating some civilians at a checkpoint in Abia State. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Colonel Sagir Musa, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division Nigerian Army. “The issue…

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EFCC Confirms Plans Are in Place to Extradite Alison-Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed plans are in place to extradite former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Speaking on Wednesday while addressing journalists, civic groups, and others, the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, confirmed the moves to extradite Mrs. Alison-Madueke. “I want you to know that nobody will go unpunished. We are…

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