Church donates to Red Cross Orphanage, SOS Village

In the spirit of the season, the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) worldwide yesterday donated food items for the upkeep of children in Red Cross Orphanage Home at Makoko and the SOS Children Village at Isolo, both in Lagos.Items donated

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Sokoto, Taraba budget N220.5b, N96b for 2018

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has presented to the Sokoto State House of Assembly a budgetary estimate of N220.5 billion for the 2018 fiscal year.Tambuwal, while presenting the budget yesterday, said that N152.8 billion, representing 69.9 per cent, was for capital

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Xmas celebrations: FCT Police warns commercial sex workers against ritualists

Following the incessant cases of murder especially of young women in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), the police have warned commercial sex workers operating the city to be weary of those who patronise them. Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in charge of

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$1b to fight Boko Haram, broad day robbery – ADP

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has described the over $1bn earmarked by the federal government to wrestle insurgency in the country as a broad day robbery, adding that there is no Boko Haram to fight. In an exclusive chat with

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Protest in Senate over $1bn insurgency fund

Moves by the Federal Government to withdraw $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fund the war against insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country, on Thursday, caused a protest on the floor of the Senate. Senators

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NYSC extends service year of seven corps members for ‘absconding’

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kebbi state has extended the service year of seven corps members to four months for breaching rules of the scheme. Lawal Turawa, the NYSC Kebbi coordinator, made the disclosure on Thursday in Birinin Kebbi

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Amaechi, Peterside appear before Reps over waterways concession

The House of Representatives Committee on Public petitions is probing the planned $195m concession of the nation’s waterways to foreign companies. Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, and the Director-General of NIMASA, Mr Dakuku Peterside, were among those present at the

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FIFA ranking: Nigeria drops to 51st place, 9th in Africa

A ‘boardroom’ defeat led Nigeria to drop one place to ninth in the FIFA Africa rankings for December released on Thursday. Nigeria had a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw in Algeria last month changed to a 3-0 defeat by FIFA

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Wilshere expects new Arsenal deal

Injury-plagued England midfielder Jack Wilshere expects to sign a new Arsenal contract in the coming weeks. The 25-year-old, whose current deal expires at the end of the season, has made 15 appearances this season, having returned from a calf injury

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Balotelli eyeing City return

Italian striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he would return to play for former club Manchester City for free. The 27-year-old has scored 16 goals in 21 games in his second season at Ligue 1 side Nice, but hankers for big

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