Leadership Newspapers News Today Saturday 5th January 2019

Leadership Newspapers News Today Saturday 5th January 2019

Nigeria Leadership Newspapers News Today and headlines on some of the happenings and news trend in the Country, today 05/01/19

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target=_blank>FG Allocates N161bn Intervention Grants To Varsities, Polytechnics

The Federal Government, through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), has disbursed a total sum of N161 billion as its 2019 intervention funds to public tertiary institutions in the country. This was disclosed, yesterday, by the Fund’s executive secretary, Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa, during the end-of-year press briefing in Abuja. According to him, “Each public
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target=_blank>Minimum Wage: Crack In Labour As ULC Boycotts Meeting With FG

In what appeared to be a crack among the leadership of organised labour, the United Labour Congress (ULC) yesterday boycotted the meeting called by the federal government to pressure labour into shelving its planned strike over the new minimum wage. However, the other two labour centres, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress
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target=_blank>PMB, Amina Zakari Not Family Relations – Presidency

The presidency yesterday refuted the claim by the opposition that President Muhammadu Buhari and a national commissioner in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Hajiya Amina Zakari, are blood relations. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on Thursday rejected the appointment of Mrs Zakari as chairperson of INEC’s Election Collation Centre Committee, saying it is
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target=_blank>Army Kills 6 Terrorists, Deploys Special Forces To North East

The Nigerian Army said yesterday that it encountered and killed six Boko Haram members in the terrorists’ hideouts around Gawa and Boskoro villages in Mafa local government area of Borno State The troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Brigade, Operation Lafiya Dole, along with some members of the Civilian JTF were said to be
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target=_blank>NAF Gives Free Medicare To Benue Communities

Over 4,000 people in Agatu communities yesterday benefitted from the five day free medical Outreach carried out by the Nigerian Air force (NAF) Makurdi in Obagaji the headquarters of Agatu local government area of Benue State. Flaggiing off the outreach, the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Tactical Air Command, AVM Oladayo Amao, in a speech, explained
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target=_blank>Group Urges Kebbi Senator To Ensure APC’s Victory

The Chairman, Kebbi State Youth Vanguard Coalition Unity, Hassan John Paul, has admonished Senator Adamu Aliero to conduct himself politically and ensure the victory of their great party (APC) in the forthcoming general elections in the state. Addressing journalists, yesterday, in Birnin Kebbi, the youth leader said that the call is necessary due to some
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target=_blank>CBN Makes First Intervention Of 2019 With $210m

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday, made its first intervention in the inter-bank sector of the Foreign Exchange market for 2019 with a total sum of $210 million injected into the wholesale segment and other sectors of the market. A breakdown of the figures obtained from the CBN, yesterday, showed that customers in the
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target=_blank>Oil Prices Pick On China-US Trade Negotiations, OPEC Cut Deal

Oil prices appreciated yesterday easing early losses after China agreed to go into talks with the U.S. government on January 7-8 to seek solutions to a trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies. Brent crude futures, stood at $56.33 per barrel up 38 cents, or 0.7 per cent from their last close, while the
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target=_blank>Nigeria Customs Generated N1.2trn In 2018

Nigeria Customs service generated the sum of N1,202,271,240,478.30 for the year 2018, presenting N164,897,273,077.50 over 2017 collection which was N1,037,373,967,400.80. Commenting on this historic feat, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) described it as the result of dogged pursuit of what is right rather than being populist by compromising national interest on
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Drama As Dino Surrenders To Police, Hospitalised

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District, yesterday, surrendered himself to the police for investigation in an ongoing case of attempted murder. Dino, in company with some senators, surrendered to the Police after a week siege to his residence in the Maitama area of Abuja. The senator, however, is believed to have surrendered to […]
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