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  1. Army promotes education as tool to redress insecurity challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Vanguard

    WARRI: Nigerian army has said it will continue to promote development of the education sector as a tool towards resolving challenges of insecurity in the country. General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian army, Major General Jamil Sarham disclosed this yesterday while commissioning a renovated and refurnished Army Children school, Effurun barracks, Uvwie local government area , Delta state.

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  2. Rivers APC crisis: A-Court strikes out APC appeal against its squashed congressesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Hopes of All Progressives Congress, APC, to present a governorship candidate in next year's general election faded further, yesterday, as Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, struck out the appeal by APC in the state, challenging the decision of the state high court, which annulled its ward, local government and state congresses. The court also dismissed applications for joinder by the governorship candidate of the APC, in the state, Mr Tonye Cole, and sacked Chairman of the APC in the state, Mr Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, for not observing the 14 days rule of appeal.

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  3. Nigerian opposition candidate signs election peace accordRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Channelnewsasia.com

    Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar signed an election peace accord on Wednesday said, a day after his absence from the official signing ceremony raised concerns about the conduct of the February 2019 vote. FILE PHOTO - Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, attends the national convention of Nigeria's opposition People's Democratic Party , in the southern city of Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta, Nigeria October 6, 2018.

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  4. Gunmen Kidnap Bus Passengers Near Nigeria's Oil HubRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Voice of America

    Gunmen kidnapped passengers from a bus near Nigeria's southern oil hub of Port Harcourt, witnesses said Wednesday, in the latest of a series of kidnappings in the restive region. Witness Precious Awuse told AFP the incident happened on Tuesday morning on a road in the Emohua area of Rivers state, a frequently traveled kidnapping hotspot.

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  5. FG advocates alternative funding for road, housing projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Vanguard

    The Federal Government has advocated the need to fund the various road and housing projects in the South-South region outside annual budgetary provisions. Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Mustapha Shehuri, who said this during a three-day inspection tour of projects in the South-South region, yesterday, said there was a need for other sources of funding besides the yearly budgetary provision He said: "There is a dire need for alternative and innovative sources of funding besides the usual annual budgetary allocations.

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  6. Nigerian Candidate Absent From Election Accord CeremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Voice of America

    Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, attends the national convention of Nigeria's opposition People's Democratic Party, in the southern city of Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, Oct. 6, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition candidate did not attend an event on Tuesday to sign an election agreement stating a commitment to hold a peaceful election early next year, and his party attributed his absence to a "communication lapse."

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  7. Nigerian opposition candidate absent from election accord ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Channelnewsasia.com

    Nigeria's main opposition candidate did not attend an event on Tuesday to sign an election agreement stating a commitment to hold a peaceful election early next year due to a "communication lapse", his party said. FILE PHOTO: Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, attends the national convention of Nigeria's opposition People's Democratic Party , in the southern city of Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta, Nigeria October 6, 2018.

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  8. Super Eagles star Oghenekaro Etebo weds beautiful bride in Quiet Warri weddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Ghanamma.com

    Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has has married his fiance, Bethel Ebhota, in a quiet traditional ceremony in Warri, Delta State, after performing the traditional wedding rites of his sweetheart. According to Completesportsnigeria.com, Etebo's immediate family members, friends and well-wishers were all in attendance at the couple exchanged marital vows at the bride's residence.

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  9. National development: Stakeholders emphasise need for infrastructural developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | Vanguard

    Stakeholders who gathered at the just concluded maiden edition of the Nigerian Infrastructure Development Awards NIDA, held in Lagos have emphasised the need for rapid infrastructural development across the country to ensure national development. In his keynote address, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, who was represented by the Director of Federal Highways, South West, Engr.

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  10. Nigeria: FAAN Grounds Lagos, Warri Airports, Others Over N2.6 Billion DebtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | AllAfrica.com

    The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria yesterday announced the withdrawal of its services from the Murtala Muhammed Airport II terminal in Lagos. Also affected are the airports in Gombe, Kebbi and Delta states.The action, which takes effect this morning, is in protest against a debt of N2.608 billion allegedly owed by the facilities.

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  11. FAAN withdraws services from Warri, Gombe, MMA2, as Arik suspends flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Vanguard

    Lagos- Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has notified airlines of the withdrawal of its services to Osubi Airport, Warri; Gombe Airport and Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, MMA2, over alleged indebtedness. He said: "In a Notice To Airmen, NOTAM, issued on December 8, FAAN stated that it will be withdrawing aviation security, fire fighting and rescue operations from Osubi, Gombe and MMA2 from midnight of December 9. "Consequently, Arik Air will be suspending its flights to Osubi Airport, Gombe Airport and move Port Harcourt flights out of MMA2 from December 10, until further notice."

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  12. Allow Chevron IRDC to operate, group appeals to Rita Lori-OgbeborRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Vanguard

    The Concerned Oil and Gas Impacted Communities Development Initiatives, COAIDI, has appealed to rights activist, Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor to allow an an agency created by Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, Itsekiri Regional Development Council, IRDC, to operate optimally for the benefit of the oil and gas producing communities like others in Ijaw and Ilaje areas. Reacting to reports stating that she had discovered two new accounts being operated by the IRDC, the group said the freezing of seven accounts with over N2.2 billion on allegations of fraud and non-accountability has kept the IRDC dormant and non-functional for a long time.

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  13. Newborn baby abandoned by the roadside in Port-HarcourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Ghanamma.com

    Residents of Port-Harcourt, Rivers state capital were left shocked after discovering a new born baby who was abandoned by the roadside. How can a mother be this wicked and heartless, after 9 months of pains, and safe delivering she dumps the child in front of mile 3 park. Sad indeeda a "

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  14. NNPC educates Senate on NLNG dividend accountRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Vanguard

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has shed light on the probe of alleged illegal withdrawal from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Dividend Account by the Senate, clarifying that there was nothing illegitimate about it. In a statement, the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the clarification was made by the corporation's Chief Financial Officer , Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq, at an interactive session with the media over the weekend in Lagos.

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  15. Endorsements: Ex-speaker faults OhanezeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Vanguard

    The Enugu North Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress Mr. Eugene Odo, has condemned the pan Igbo cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, for allegedly endorsing candidates for the 2019 general elections. Odo, who was also a two time Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, said this in Nsukka on Sunday at the flag-off of campaign by all the Enugu North candidates of the APC ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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  16. Air Chief, Sadique visits field operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | Vanguard

    By: Kingsley Omonobi Abuja - In compliance with presidential directives to move to operational areas in the Northeast and Northwest of the country, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Saturday, undertook an operational visit to Kano to assess the levels of preparedness of the 403 Flying Training School and 465 Nigerian Air Force Hospital to support operations in both theatres.

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  17. Nigeria: Navy Arrests 3, Seizes 119 Bags of RiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | AllAfrica.com

    The 50kg bags of rice said to be brought in from Cameroon were intercepted alongside a wooden boat and 40 horsepower Yamaha outboard engine. The suspect were arrested by the Forward Operating Base of the Navy in Ibaka, Mbo local government area, Akwa Ibom State The Commanding Officer, Captain Yusuf Idris, who was represented by Commander Reginald Adoki said yesterday in Ibaka that the Navy hopes the arrest will be a warning to deter other intending smugglers from engaging in the illegal trade.

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  18. Petrol: FG moves to avert strike, to pay marketers N236billion subsidy moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Vanguard

    The Federal Government, yesterday, said it would pay oil marketers N236 billion next Friday, being first tranche of the outstanding N348 billion subsidy claims owed members of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN, and the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association, DAPPMA. Speaking after a meeting with officials of petroleum product marketers in Abuja, Chief Operating Officer, Downstream of the NNPC, Mr. Henry Ikem-Obih, disclosed that the remaining portion of the claims would be paid in 2019, after a meeting between the oil marketers and the Federal Ministry of Finance, that would be scheduled sometimes in 2019.

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  19. As Imo goes to the pollsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Vanguard

    Eight years ago, I was very vociferous in my warnings to the Imo electorate against casting their votes for a political upstart called Rochas Okorocha. But Mr. Okorocha, like him or not, was a man of drama.

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  20. FAAN paralyses MMA2, Osubi, Gombe airportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Vanguard

    The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has notified airlines of the withdrawal of its services to Osubi Airport, Warri, Gombe Airport and Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 over alleged indebtedness. "In a Notice To Airmen issued on Dec. 8, FAAN stated that it will be withdrawing Aviation Security, fire fighting and rescue operations from Osubi, Gombe and MMA2 from midnight of Dec. 9. "Consequently, Arik Air will be suspending its flights to Osubi Airport, Gombe Airport and move Port Harcourt flights out of MMA2 from Dec. 10, until further notice," Ola said.

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