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Niger Delta Minister Faults Report On NDDC Projects In Akwa Ibom

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has faulted media reports suggesting that he holds the current Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Nsima Ekere, responsible for poor projects delivery in Akwa Ibom State. The minister, who also dissociated himself from the media report, described it as malicious,

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CFTZ Attracts 11,000 Jobs To Cross River – NEPZA’s MD

By CHRIS EKEKE The Managing Director, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Hon. Emmanuel Jime, yesterday said the Calabar Free Trade Zone, has attracted over 11,000 direct and indirect employment in Cross River State, since inception. This is even  as the state governor, Prof Ben Ayade, while receiving the management team of NEPZA during a courtesy

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EU, Switzerland Express Concern Over Death Penalty In Nigeria

The delegation of European Union, and the Ambassador of Switzerland to  Nigeria has expressed  concern over the recent reports of proposed execution in Lagos State of three Nigerian prisoners on 23 December 2016, authorised by the Edo State government. The duo in an official statement issued yesterday said, it considers death penalty to be cruel,

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Senate Asks FG To Stop Receiving Prisoners From UK

Senate yesterday asked the federal government to stop receiving prisoners under the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (TSP) from the United Kingdom with a view to regularising the agreement between the government of Nigeria and United Kingdom on the issue. Consequently, Senate summoned the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN)

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2016 Budget : Senate, Reps To Probe Alleged Diversion Of N7.2bn By IGP

By CHRIS EKEKE Indication emerged yesterday that the National Assembly will re-open investigations into  alleged  violation of the 2016 Appropriation Act and the Fiscal Responsibility Act in the utilisation of about N7.2 billion by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris. Although, the House of Representatives is already conducting investigation into the allegations,  and IGP

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