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We Have Doctors Capable Of Handling President Buhari’s Health Challenge – NMA

The president of the Nigeria Medical Association, Mike Ogrima, has debunked claims that Nigerian doctors could not treat President Muhammadu Buhari, prompting him to seek medical attention abroad, reports Premium Times. Recall President Buhari had departed Nigeria on Monday for a 10-day vacation during which he will see an E.N.T specialist for a persistent ear…

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Ramadan: Muslim Rights Group Rejects New NYSC Date For Batch A

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has rejected the June 13 date fixed for the National Youth Service Corps 2016/17 Batch A (Stream II) orientation course. In a statement Thursday, the group said the date coincided with Muslim corps members’ Ramadan fasting. “It is illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional for NYSC to hold camp at a time…

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I’m Not Overwhelmed Running 3 Key Infrastructure Ministries – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said on Thursday in Abuja that he was not overwhelmed running the affairs of the three key infrastructure-providing ministries. The minister stated this at the inaugural “Buharimeter Town Hall Meeting, organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development. The Ministries of Power; Works; Housing and Urban…

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EU Extends Ban On Beans Import From Nigeria By 3 Years

The European Union has extended its ban on importation of dried beans from Nigeria by three years. Dr Vincent Isegbe, the Coordinating Director, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) disclosed this Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). NAN recalls that EU banned importation of Nigeria’s dried beans in June 2015 on…

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Full Text Of Bukola Saraki’s Special Address To The 8th Senate On Their First Anniversary

Distinguished colleagues; one year ago today, the 8thSenate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was inaugurated. That inauguration marks a further consolidation of our democracy and opens a new chapter in the practice of government by representation in our country. Let me congratulate all of us, not only for the time we have spent here,…

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President Buhari Appoints Pastor Ben Akabueze Director General Of The Budget Office

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of his Special Adviser on Planning, Pastor Ben Akabueze as the new Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation. Mr. Akabueze takes over from Mr. Tijani Mohammed Abdullahi who will now serve as Special Adviser to the President on Planning and will continue to work with…

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President Buhari Sends Names Of 47 Ambassadorial Nominees To Senate For Screening & Confirmation

  President Muhammadu Buhari today, sent to the Senate, the names of 47 ambassadorial nominees to be screened and confirmed as career diplomats to head Nigeria’s missions abroad. The Senate President, Dr.Bukola Saraki, who read the letter containing their names on the floor at plenary, said the President sought the consent of the upper legislative…

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Police Arrest Elegushi Beach Mangers Over Case Of Drowned UNILAG Students

  The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested two managers of the Elegushi Beach in Ajah where two postgraduate students of the University of Lagos drowned on Sunday during their friend’s birthday, reports The Punch. The command, however, declined to disclose the names of the suspects, adding that it was on the trail…

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