Thisday Newspaper News Today Thursday 20th December 2018
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target=_blank>Buhari Votes N305bn for Petrol Subsidy in N8.83tn 2019 Budget
Says technical committee to advise on minimum wage APC, PDP trade words over heckling of president Deji Elumoye, Onyebuchi Ezigbo, Shola Oyeyipo, Adedayo Akinwale, Mercy Apollos in Abuja and Nume Ekeghe in Lagos The vexed issue of subsidy for petrol was a significant part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s presentation of 2019 financial estimates to the
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target=_blank>Fish out Badeh’s Killers, Buhari Orders Security Agents
DHQ to probe killing Omololu Ogunmade and Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja ordered security agencies to fish out the killers of Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh (rtd), the 15th Chief of Defence Staff, and bring them to justice. The president who tasked the security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators
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target=_blank>Access Bank Secures $250m Fresh Tier II Capital
Kunle Aderinokun, Obinna Chima and Goddy Egene Following its business combination agreement with Diamond Bank Plc, Access Bank Plc yesterday disclosed that it had finalised terms and obtained regulatory approvals for it to raise a fresh $250 million tier II capital. Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, who disclosed this during
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target=_blank>Atiku in Aba, Vows to Revive Businesses, Manufacturing Sector
Emmanuel Ugwu in Umuahia and Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday pledged that he and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi, would offer Nigerians uncommon leadership that has never been on offer since the country’s independence in 1960. Atiku, who spoke during a town
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target=_blank>Southern, Middle Belt Leaders, Jonathan, Magu Condemn Badeh’s Murder
PDP demands investigation Shola Oyeyipo, Adedayo Akinwale and Alex Enumah in Abuja Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, former President Goodluck Jonathan and acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, have condemned Tuesday’s assassination of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd), and urged security
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target=_blank>Oshiomhole: I Hope National Assembly Won’t Distort 2019
Says small parties demanding money to support Buhari Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday expressed hope that the National Assembly won’t ‘distort the 2019 budget as presented. Oshiomhole has also alleged that many small opposition political parties are demanding money from APC to endorse President
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target=_blank>Lagos Pipeline Fire Guts 100 Shops, 50 Vehicles
NNPC probes incident assures of stable products supply Chiemelie Ezeobi in Lagos and Chineme Okafor in Abuja The activities of pipeline vandalism have caused an explosion at the Abule Egba area of Lagos State, and affected some areas of Agege, gutting no fewer than 100 shops and 50 vehicles. This is coming as the Nigerian
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target=_blank>Stop Harrassing Amnesty International, Falana Tells Nigerian Army
Report has vindicated Danjuma, says Jukun group Sunday Okobi A human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has asked the Nigerian Army to end “attack, harassment and intimidation of Amnesty International and focus instead on addressing the several allegations of serious human rights violations and abuses by the Army.” This
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target=_blank>NBS: Unemployment Rate Rises to 23.1%, 20.9m Nigerians Jobless
Buhari clueless on way forward, Says Atiku James Emejo in Abuja The country’s unemployment rate worsened in the third quarter of 2018 (Q3,2018), rising from 18.8 per cent in Q3 2017 to 23.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2018, the labour report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has shown. According to
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Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt The Bishop of the Ahoada Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Clement Ekpeye, has been abducted by yet-to-be-identified gunmen from his official residence in Ahoada, Rivers State. Ekpeye, who hails from a community in Ahoada East, was kidnapped at the Bishop’s Court in Odiemerenyi road in Ahoada East […]
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