403 soldiers to retire next week

A total of 403 military personnel would retire from the armed forces next week, Austine Jekenu, an air vice marshal, commandant, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), has said. He told journalists on Thursday in Lagos that the retiring soldiers

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Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo towers above Messi to win fifth award

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or award for the fifth time – and the second year in a row. Victory took the 32-year-old Portugal international level with 30-year-old Argentine Messi, who won

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Afenifere, Atiku harp on restructuring Nigeria

The Yoruba socio cultural group, Afenifere and the former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar have both reiterated the need for the restructuring of Nigerian, saying anything less will not enhance the country’s development. Both spoke yesterday at the public discourse with

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Fuel scarcity may worsen as oil workers threaten strike

PENGASSAN has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the federal government to address injustice and lawlessness in the oil and gas sector companies or face a nationwide strike from December 18. This is separate from the ongoing fuel scarcity across the

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Unpaid Salaries: Kogi governor opens his new mansion (PHOTOS)

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has completed his state-of-the-art country home on Mahmoud Atta street, GRA Okene. Dignitaries including Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim, Ohinoyi of Ebira land, joined the governor during the house-warming ceremony. An insider had described the mansion as

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FG declares vacancy into civil service, says no excuse for being jobless

The Federal Civil Service Commission of Nigeria (FCSC) on Thursday announced nationwide vacancies into various Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs). According to the FCSC in a statement released to newsmen in Abuja, location includes Abia, Abuja, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra,

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Lagos shuts 11 hotels over N354.75m tax evasion

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) on Thursday shut 11 hotels, restaurants and event centres over alleged failures to remit their taxes under the hotel occupancy and restaurant consumption laws of Lagos state 2009. Seyi Alade, director, legal services

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Kidnappers of Plateau PDP chairman ‘demand N100m ransom’

The kidnappers of Damishi Sango, chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, have demanded a ransom of N100 million for his release. A source told TheCable that the kidnappers contacted Sango’s family on Thursday afternoon to make

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We are not recruiting, DSS warns Nigerians

The Department of State Services (DSS) has asked Nigerians to be mindful of persons requesting money from them to get recruited into the Service. According to a statement from the Service, this is in reaction to reports that some fraudulent

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BBOG: We want concrete actions by government over kidnapped Chibok girls

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says it is returning to the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday. The group has at different times staged protests to Nigeria’s seat of power. In a statement on Thursday, Sesugh Akume, spokesman

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