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Chinese firm to generate 15,000 jobs for sugarcane farmers

A Chinese commercial outfit, Lee Group, said on Wednesday it had established a sugarcane company in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa that will generate 15,000 jobs for farmers and marketers.

He said that it would attract both formal and informal employment for citizens of the state in particular …

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Shocker: 9,579 persons tested HIV positive in Lagos

No fewer than 9, 579 people were tested positive to HIV of the 616, 318 that attended the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) awareness programme from January to June, 2016.

Dr Oluseyi Temowo, the Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), made this known on Wednesday in Lagos …

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Oil era will soon be over, says Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo warns that the nation’s reliance on oil as a means of sustenance will soon be over with the development of technology. Osinbajo spoke today at the E-Nigeria summit, organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) with the theme “leveraging i.T …

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Rivers communities take Shell to British court

Aside the damage already inflicted on its platform by Niger Delta militants, Shell Petroleum has been dragged to British court by two communities in the region.

London law firm Leigh Day is handling the cases after it won a landmark agreement from Shell to pay $83.5 million in compensation …

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Ooni unveils tallest statur in Nigeria

The historic unveiling event witnessed by over five thousand youths from all over Nigeria took place at the new world class heritage site constructed by the youths located right inside the compound the heroine of liberty lived thousands of years ago

Ooni Ogunwusi not only extolled the virtues of Moremi …

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Ganduje presents N209.8b for 2017 fiscal year

GOVERNOR Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Wednesday presented a total sum of N209.8 billion as proposed appropriation bill for 2017 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly.

The proposed budget that was tagged “Sustainable Self Reliance Budget” has N130.4 as capital expenditure and N79.3 as recurrent expenditure.

Ganduje …

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Court restrains NDPHC from routing power line through Mbosi palace

Nnewi—A Federal High court sitting in Awka, the Anambra State capital, presided over by Justice I.N Oweibo, has restrained Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, limited, from routing its 330KVA power line through the palace of the traditional ruler of Mbosi, Ihiala Local Government Area, Igwe Onuakalusi, particularly …

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FG moves to rehabilitate Enugu-Onitsha, Enugu-Port Harcourt express roads

RELIEF appears on the way for motorists and commuters plying the Enugu-Onitsha and Enugu-Port Harcourt express roads, as the Federal Government has mobilized contractors to return to sites to rehabilitate the roads that have been death traps for some times.

It will be recalled that eminent citizens from the south …

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The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2016 wrapped up in style on Saturday, November 19 at the Eko Convention Centre in Victoria Island with the festival’s prestigious Globe Awards, after a week of excitement, enlightenment, and celebrations that revolve around the African film industry and the very high prospects …

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Yvonne Nelson screens 'If Tomorrow Never Comes'

Celebrated actress Yvonne Nelson’s award-winning emotional film titled ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ (ITNC) was screened at the 2016 edition of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Lagos Nigeria, last Thursday.

The sixth AFRIFF opened on Sunday night at a newly-commissioned world standard film house, IMAX Theatres, in Lekki Lagos …

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Nigeria can lead the world with Nollywood, says Peter Obi

Former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi has described the Nigerian movie industry as a unifying factor that can help the country lead the world.

Addressing the audience at the just-concluded Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Obi said the impact of Nollywood is glaring and can be used as an example …

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Court sacks Rivers monarch, declares throne vacant

PORT A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, yesterday, asked the present occupant of Eze Epara Rebisi stool, Prince Victor Woluchem, to vacate the seat pending the conclusion of the matter pending before it concerning the throne.

In his ruling, Justice Monima Dagogo asked Woluchem to vacate the …

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Nigeria’s oil output rises to 1.9mbd —Kachikwu

Due to the activities of vandals and militants in the Niger Delta, Nigeria's crude oil output had dropped to as low as around 900,000 barrels per day, a far cry from the 2.2 million barrels per day benchmark in the 2016 budget.

Speaking during the inaugural meeting of …

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