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Nigerian lawmakers tackle ECOWAS MPs over border closure

Nigerian representatives at the ECOWAS Parliament have berated Members of Parliament from its West African neighbours over unfriendly criticisms over the decision of Nigeria to close its borders. Reacting to questions and comments from the MPs who criticized the border closure, Hon. Idris Wase who leads the Nigerian delegation said that the critics of the Read more

Police announces names of kidnapped Redeemed Church pastors/newsheadline247
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IGP orders redeployment of several senior police officers

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the redeployment of the recently promoted Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General (AIG). The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. “The newly deployed senior officers to zones and formations are Dan Bature, Read more

Oyo Guber: Tribunal dismisses Adelabu, APC petition challenging Makinde’s victory/newsheadline247
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Oyo Govt. re-awards Moniya-Iseyin road contract, approves additional N2.9bn

The Oyo State Government has approved N9.9 billion for the reconstruction of Moniya-Iseyin road. Raphael Afonja, the State Commissioner for Works and Transport, disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday in Ibadan shortly after the state Executive Council meeting. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the contract, which was initially awarded at the cost Read more

Ogun: Gov. Abiodun insists education remains free – ‘we’ve not authorised payment of any charge’/newsheadline247
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Ogun State marks 526 buildings for demolition, seals off two others

The Ogun State Government has marked 526 houses built on waterways, canal and erosion channels for demolition across the state had been marked. It also sealed off two dilapidated buildings in Abeokuta and ordered occupants of the houses to move out within 24 hours. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning, Mr. Nafiu Read more

Davido set to buy N36m customised jewelry for Zlantan, others/newsheadline247.com
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Davido set to buy N36m customised jewelry for Zlantan, others

Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer, David Adedeji Adeleke aka Davido, has deposited the sum of $100K (N36million) to purchase customised jewelry for Zlatan Ibile, Skibii and seven other members of his 30BG (30billion gang) The singer rewarded the Nigerian rapper, songwriter and dancer Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael aka Zlatan Ibile, who is also in the Read more

Stop paying salary to workers not on IPPIS – Buhari/newsheadline247.com
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Budget 2020: Stop paying salary to workers not on IPPIS – Buhari

Any Federal Government worker not captured on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by Oct. 31 would not be paid his monthly salary. President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this during the presentation of the 2020 budget proposal to the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday. He said this was of Read more

Real reason FG closed Nigeria’s borders, CG Customs reveals/newsheadline247
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Real reason FG closed Nigeria’s borders, CG Customs reveals

The closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hameed Ali said. Speaking during a meeting with border stakeholders, comprising freight forwarders and security agencies on Thursday at Seme, Ali said that the closure was Read more

INEC, EiE, others to screen film, ‘4th Republic’ nationwide/newsheadline247
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INEC, EiE, others to screen film, ‘4th Republic’ nationwide

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) have partnered with the producers of political thriller, ‘4th Republic’ to screen the movie in communities and universities across Nigeria. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the movie features Nollywood heavyweights Kate Henshaw, Eyinna Nwigwe, Bimbo Manuel, Linda Ejiofor, Yakubu Mohammed and Read more

10,000 Nigerian girls forced into sex-trade in Burkina Faso – Ambassador/newsheadline247
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10,000 Nigerian girls forced into sex-trade in Burkina Faso – Ambassador

The Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Ramatu Ahmed, says no fewer than 10,000 Nigerian girls are forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso. Mrs Ahmed disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) in Ouagadougou on Monday. She said the victims of the sex-trade were mainly underage girls kept in appalling conditions Read more