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UK, US Call for Response to Oil Attacks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed with President Donald Trump that there must be “a united diplomatic response from international partners” to the weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Johnson’s office said the two leaders spoke by phone on Wednesday. Britain has joined the U.S. and others in condemning Saturday’s attacks on the heart of the Saudi oil industry, ...

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Wike Lauds Gov Fayemi’s Leadership Qualities

..As NGF Chair Commissions Rumuwoji Market Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesome Wike has described his Ekiti State counterpart and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum ( NGF), Dr Kayode  Fayemi, as a highly focused leader who does not discriminate against members of tbe opposition party, but sees them as partners in progress.  Governor Wike gave the comendation, Wednesday in Port ...

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Excitement As Ekiti Returns Christ’s School To Anglican Church

Ekiti State Government on Monday returned Christ School, Ado- Ekiti to its original owner- the Anglican Communion, in fulfilment of the government’s pledge to return all mission schools to their original owners. Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) returning the school to the Anglican Communion, said the handing over of Christ’s School would ...

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FG to Establish 37 MSMEs Clusters Across Nigeria

Federal Government of Nigeria has commenced the process of establishing clusters for small businesses in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT. Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo, who made the disclosure on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi at the inauguration of the national Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Clinic, the 24th in the series, said the gesture was in consolidation of ...

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Sport has ‘Unparalleled Potential’ To Boost Equality and Peace – Commonwealth

The Secretary-General has outlined how sport can be harnessed to boost international development by “changing perceptions and altering attitudes”. Speaking at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, Patricia Scotland said the “wide appeal and reach” of sport can be used to “accelerate progress” in areas such as gender equality and political inclusivity. She said: “With the spirit ...

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British PM Threatens To Expel Brexit Rebels

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has threatened to expel rebel lawmakers from his Conservative Party if they thwart his Brexit plans by voting to prevent a no-deal exit from the European Union. Johnson’s promise to leave the EU on October 31 with or without a divorce agreement has propelled the United Kingdom towards a constitutional crisis and a showdown with ...

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We Can’t Afford To Fail On Account Of Lawless – Malami

Mr Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation says the Ministry of Justice cannot afford to fail on account of the lawless acts of the corrupt and unpatriotic few who always derive pleasure in seeing the nation fail. Malami said this unveiling his roadmap for the sector on his return as Minister of Justice, on Thursday in Abuja. “The law must ...

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Why El-Zakzaky Was Repatriated From India – FG

The Federal Government on Friday explained the circumstances that led to the “repatriation” of  the leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-zakzaky, from India. Mrs. Grace Gekpe, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said that “acts of misconduct exhibited by El-Zakzaky in India necessitated his repatriation”. ...

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Why Buhari Directed CBN to Stop Forex for Food Import

President Muhammadu Buhari says the directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation was to improve agricultural production and attain full food security. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman in a statement, said Buhari stated this when he hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to Eid-el-Kabir lunch at his country home in Daura, ...

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Buhari Vows to Fight for Underprivileged

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will use his second term in office to improve the lives of Nigerians by paying closer attention to the poor and the underprivileged in the society. A statement by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman, in Abuja on Tuesday said Buhari made his feelings known when he addressed leaders of various communities from five Local Government ...

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