• Reps To Start Review Of 2017 Budget In 2 Weeks

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    The House of Representatives says it is set to pass the Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, and Fiscal Strategy Paper, FSP, next week to prepare way for the commencement of consideration of the 2017 Appropriation Bill. The Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazak Namdas, disclosed this on Thursday at a…

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    Man, 35, In Court For Alleged N530,000 Fraud In Osun

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    A 35-year-old man, Afolabi Samson, on Monday appeared in an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged fraud of N530,000. Samson, who is facing a two-count charge of fraud had pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Prosecutor, Insp. Taiwo Adegoke, told the court that the accused  fraudulently obtained N530,000 from Akanbi Mujidat to supply 50…

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    Court Sentences District Head’s Son To Death By Hanging

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    A Katsina State High Court sitting in Funtua on Thursday sentenced Mu’ammar Tukur, son of former District Head of Bakori, to death by hanging for culpable homicide. Tukur, 32, whose late father represented Bakori/Danja Federal Constituency at Federal House of Representatives, was convicted for using knife to stab Shafir Muktar to death. In his judgment,…

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  • Presidency Refutes Report On Board Appointments

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    The Presidency has refuted media reports that President Muhammadu Buhari will conclude the appointments of members of the Federal Government boards, parastatals and agencies by January, 2017. Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, made the rebuttal on his Facebook page on Thursday. He said: “We wish to…

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  • Christmas: Workers Yet To Resume In Abuja

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    Civil servants in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, are yet to resume work after the two days public holidays declared by the federal government to celebrate Christmas. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the federal secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday reports that activities were low with few workers seen going in…

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  • Recession: Ekiti Residents Turn To Dog Meat

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    Dogs have disappeared from the streets of Ekiti State following the rise in the consumption of dog meat by residents, a check by the News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] has shown. NAN reports that more people have increasingly turned to dog meat for their nutrition in spite of the taboo hitherto associated with the consumption…

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    US Offers Solution To Nigeria’s Economic Recession

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    The United States Consul-General in Nigeria, Mr John Bray, yesterday said that Nigeria would be able to overcome her  current economic recession by attracting  more Foreign Direct Investment.Bray gave the advice in Lagos at this year’s Annual Lecture of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association. The theme of his keynote address was “The Challenges…

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    Police Arrest 3 Suspected Internet Fraudsters

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    The police in Lagos have arrested three suspected internet fraudsters who allegedly specialise  in duping property dealers in different parts of the state. The spokesperson  for the Lagos State Police command, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed this on Monday in a statement. The statement said  that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response…

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  • Fire Razes 7 Shops in Omu-Aran

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    An early morning inferno on Sunday razed no fewer than seven  shops in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara. An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the fire started from one of the shops on the Aperan Way. Some of the affected goods included hair dressing equipment, computers, photocopiers, cooking utensils,…

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