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  1. You must represent Nigeria positively, Saraki tells Ambassadorial NomineesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    SENATE President Bukola Saraki yesterday read the riot act to all the 47 Ambassadorial Nominees that were screened by the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, saying that they must represent Nigeria positively in the countries they were posted to.

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  2. Nigerians call for the banning of tomatoes pasteRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Notable Nigerians joined in the call for the banning of imported tomato paste into the country as over 75 per cent of tomatoes harvested in the country are wasted in the hands of farmers while Nigeria remains the largest importer of tomato paste in the world. Speaking during a factory tour of Erisco Foods Limited, Lagos weekend, Chief Nike Akande, Senator Ita Giwa, Comrade Isa Aremu and Mrs. Olufunke Aleshinloye all joined Chief Eric Umeofia in condemning the flooding of the market by imported tomatoes paste.

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  3. Sultan canvasses more int'l support for Buhari's anti-graft warRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Vanguard

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, has solicited for more international support to the ongoing anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari. Sultan made the solicitation when he spoke with top United States Officials at the Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC, on Wednesday.

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  4. Assembly approves renaming of Sokoto State Polytechnic after ShinkafiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Vanguard

    The Sokoto State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law to amend the Sokoto State Polytechnic Law, 2014, and rename it Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto. This followed a motion moved on Wednesday by the assembly's leader, Alhaji Garba Bello , after scrutinising the bill at the committee of the whole house.

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  5. Nigeria: FG Unveils Strategy to Improve Non-Oil Export At Daily Trust SummitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | AllAfrica.com

    Development of enabling environment, sustained capacity building, market intelligence, coordination and specific competitive strategies for different areas and products, with clear metrics, reward and sanctions regime are key focus for the present administration to boost non-oil export, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said. Speaking at the opening ceremony, of the two-day National Business Summit/Exhibition organized by Daily Trust in partnership with Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission he said although successive Nigerian governments have sought to diversify the economy little has been achieved thus far.

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  6. Nigeria: Eight Major Rivers, Tributaries Prone to Flood in 2016 - AgencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | AllAfrica.com

    The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has warned that floods will likely occur in eight major rivers and their tributaries in the course of 2016. The Director-General of the agency, Dr Moses Beckley, gave the warning at the presentation of the 2016 Annual Flood Outlook in Abuja on Monday.

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  7. Nigeria's third Mahdi and the last of the Amalekite kingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Vanguard

    Forgive me for my curious silence over the last few months but this was due to circumstances beyond my control. As you know I was locked up in President Buhari's gulag and I was not allowed to write from there.

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  8. Buhari fighting symptoms of corruption not the disease -Bishop Hassan-KukahRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Vanguard

    Bishop Mathew Hassan-Kukah of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto says the government is fighting the symptoms of corruption and not the disease. Hassan-Kukah made the disclosure at a programme organised by the Book Readers' Club of Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy in Ibadan on Tuesday.

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  9. Ogun-Osun, Niger, Benue, Anambra-Imo rivers, tributaries prone to flood in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Vanguard

    The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has warned that floods will likely occur in eight major rivers and their tributaries in the course of 2016. The Director-General of the agency, Dr Moses Beckley, gave the warning at the presentation of the 2016 Annual Flood Outlook in Abuja on Monday.

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  10. Shehu Sani commissions varsities to rewrite biography of Queen AminaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Vanguard

    Sen. Shehu Sani, , says he would sponsor a new and comprehensive biography of Queen Amina of Zazzau, to correct erroneous biographies written about her by foreign historians. Sani, the Senate Committee Chairman on Foreign and Domestic Debts, said this on Monday, shortly after he visited the tomb of Abakwa, father of Queen Amina in Turunku, Igabi Local Government, Kaduna State.

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  11. Buhari is pushing Ndigbo hard to leave Nigeria - EzeifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Vanguard

    Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former governor of Anambra State, in this interview, says for the unity of Nigeria not to be negotiable, there must be restructuring of the country. He also accuses President Muhammadu Buhari of pushing Ndigbo out of the country and also corrupting the constitution of Nigeria.

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  12. Hassan-Kukah to reveals memoirs of Oputa Panel on TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Vanguard

    Ibadan - Bishop Mathew Hassan-Kukah will on Tuesday, July 26, in Ibadan give a critical accounts of the findings from the Nigeria's Truth Commission 2011, popularly known as `Oputa Panel' This is contained in a statement signed by Dr Festus Adedayo, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Sunday. Adebayo said that Hassan-Kukah, Bishop of Catholic Diocese, Sokoto, would be the guest of the Book Readers' Club of Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy .

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  13. Restructuring is inevitable irrespective of who is against it nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Vanguard

    "The rate of change in our time is so swift, that an individual of ordinary length of life, will be called on to face novel situations, which have no parallel in the past. The fixed person for the fixed duties, who in the old society was such a "God-send", will in the future be a public danger."

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  14. Nigeria: Don't Fight,Force Anyone to Join Islam, Sultan Warns MuslimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | AllAfrica.com

    Sa'ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has on Friday warned Muslims against fighting even when they are provoked. Abubakar who made the statement while speaking at a conference organised by Da'wah Co-ordination Council of Nigeria also warned Muslim clerics against preaching about hate and also urged them to "not force anybody to join Islam". 1 comment

  15. Don't fight,force anyone to join Islam, Sultan warns MuslimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Vanguard

    Sa'ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has on Friday warned Muslims against fighting even when they are provoked. Abubakar who made the statement while speaking at a conference organised by Da'wah Co-ordination Council of Nigeria also warned Muslim clerics against preaching about hate and also urged them to "not force anybody to join Islam".

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  16. Solar power devt: Investors commit $2.5bn into 14 projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Vanguard

    THE power sector received a boost, yesterday, following the signing of Power Purchase Agreements, PPAs, between Nigerian Electricity Bulk Trading Plc, NBET, and 14 solar energy firms to the tune of $2.5 billion. Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola , shortly after the signing ceremony of Solar Power purchase agreement between National Bulk Electricity Trader and Fourteen Solar Power Developer at the Transmission Company of Nigeria, , Maitama,FCT, Abuja on Thursday 21, July 2016.

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  17. Nigeria: Economy - Governors Meet At Aso RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | AllAfrica.com

    The Nigeria Governors' Forum met behind closed-doors last night at the Old Banquet of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting, which started at 8.00pm, was still going on as of the time of filing this report yesterday.

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  18. Chinese company to supply 80, 000 tractors to farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Vanguard

    FOLLOWING the move to achieve mechanised farming in Nigeria, a Chinese company, YTO China-Africa Machinery Corporation, CAMACO, has concluded plans to supply 80, 000 tractors to farmers. This was disclosed during the inauguration of three standing committees by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday, for the implementation of the Agricultural Mechanisation System, AMS, under the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, among the Federal Government, states and YTO CAMACO at the ministry.

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  19. Nigeria: Streamlining Public Holidays in NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | AllAfrica.com

    The federal government's decision to increase the last Eid el Fitr holiday from two to three days has continued to draw sharp criticisms from many Nigerians who felt that frequent holidays at a time the nation's economy is so weak, and almost heading towards recession, was most inappropriate. We agree.

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  20. 'Niger Delta Avengers pose serious threat to Nigeria's corporate existence'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Vanguard

    Mr Mustapha Abubakar, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association in Sokoto State, has advised the Federal Government to adopt stringent security measures to curb the increasing menace of Niger Delta Avengers. Abubakar said in an interview on Tuesday in Sokoto that the group's activities pose serious threat to Nigeria's corporate existence.

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