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    #Synagogue building collapse: 54 South African corpses to be repatriated

    The Lagos State Government has given clearance for the repatriation of 54 South Africans corpses, which are part of the 116 victims that died in the Synagogue Church of All Nations building collapse on 12 September. Governor Babatunde Fashola gave the approval during a meeting with delegates of the South African government on Wednesday, 12 November,

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    Arms scam: EFCC detains Badeh, gets order to hold Amosu

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), in connection with his alleged role in the $2.1bn arms purchase scam. Badeh, who was clad in a brown kaftan and a black cap, arrived at the EFCC office around 10am on Monday. The

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    Tariff Hike: NLC Shuts Down Electricity Distribution Companies Nationwide

    ` The organised labour on Monday paralysed activities in nearly all offices of the Electricity Distribution Companies nationwide, following its protest over increased in electricity tariff. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that protesters, led by labour leaders in states, picketed the companies in compliance to the directive of the labour unions NAN reports

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    Benue South Rerun: I’m Prepared – Mark

    The immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has stated that the growing interest of his people and endorsement by various stakeholders for him ahead of the February 20, 2016 rerun election for Benue South senatorial district has encouraged and made him psychologically prepared . Mark in a statement issued by his media

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    Buhari on vacation, says ‘my doctors are based in UK’

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday started a six-day vacation. He is expected back on duty on February 10. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, while the President is away, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the President. Adesina said Buhari had already transmitted

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    Nigeria: Labour Movements Plan Nationwide Rally Against Electricity Tariffs

    By Chukwuma Muanya and Collins Olayinka Abuja — The organised labour and its civil society allies have planned to embark on a march on major government offices across the country to protest against the 45 per cent hike in electricity tariff. This comes as the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has described utterances of the Minister

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    BBOG Expresses Hope After PMB’s Pledge In Europe

    The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group had stated that the pledged made by President Muhammedu Buhari at the European Parliament to not rest until the 219 Chibok girls were rescued have reignite hope for the parents of the abducted girls, the BBOG  and  Nigerians. In a press release signed by the leaders of the group, Dr Oby

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    Senate forgery: Court rejects request to restrain police, AGF

    A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday refused an ex-parte application by the Enugu-East Senator in the National Assembly, Gilbert Nnaji,seeking to restrain the Inspector-General of Police,  Solomon Arase, and the Attorney General of the Federation from further  investigation of allegation of forgery of the Senate Standing Order 2015. Rather Justice Gabriel Kolawole, in a

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    Avoid Allegations Of Corruption While Rebuilding North East – TY Danjuma

    Chairman, Presidential Initiative on  North East (PINE), Gen Theophilus Danjuma yesterday said his committee would work transparently in order to avoid  allegation of corruption  as has been the case with the arms deal scandal. Danjuma spoke at the opening  of a two-day security seminar, organised by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College, in

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    Nigeria: Buhari Laments Mismanagement of Nigeria’s Oil Wealth

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday lamented Nigeria’s management of its oil wealth, saying it was regrettable that the country could not produce enough refined petroleum products for its domestic use. Mr. Buhari stated this during his two-day official visit to Ogun State. He expressed regret that the country’s oil wealth was fast declining. “I appreciate

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