NDDC: Alleged missing N143bn stalls budget defence

The budget defence session of the Niger Delta Development Commission ( NDDC) was cut short on Tuesday following discrepancies in the commission’s budget report. The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC, led by the Managing Director, Daniel Pondei, had appeared before the National Assembly joint committee on Niger Delta ...

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Trump rescinds decision on limiting foreign students’ visas

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has rescinded his government’s policy to bar international students who only take online courses from staying in the United States, CNN reported Tuesday night. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week announced that foreign students who are pursuing degrees in ...

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Coronavirus: Nigeria records lowest figure in four days

Ten more people have died as a result of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria, pushing the total death tally to 754 in a country of over 200 million. The country’s infectious disease outfit, NCDC, reported 463 confirmed infections on Tuesday being the first time in the last four days that infections ...

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COVID-19: UNILAG VC orders suspension of physical meetings of unions

The vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has ordered that the proposed physical emergency congress meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNILAG chapter and others be suspended as a measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus. The vice-chancellor was responding to the union’s ...

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Court tells Nigeria, P&ID to meet over document dispute

A United States district court has ordered the Nigerian government and British Virgin Island engineering firm, P&ID, to hold a telephonic conference to determine whether a lingering document dispute can be resolved without court intervention. District Judge Lorna Schofield said that the parties should file a joint letter advising the ...

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NiMet predicts cloudiness, rains Wednesday to Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and rainy weather conditions across the country from Wednesday to Friday. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Tuesday in Abuja said the atmosphere was predominantly cloudy with an influx of moisture laden winds across the country. According to NiMet, cloudy skies are envisaged ...

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Akpabio speaks on sexual harassment allegation

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, on Monday refused to respond to the former Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joi Nunieh, who accused him of sexually harassing her. Mrs Nunieh spoke on Monday on an Arise TV programme after ...

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Reps back Okonjo-Iweala for WTO top job

The Nigerian House of Representatives has endorsed a former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to clinch the post of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The lawmakers took the decision while adopting a motion to back the ex-managing director of the World Bank during Tuesday plenary. The motion ...

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Seven police officers killed in Kaduna auto crash

The police on Tuesday said they lost seven of their officers attached to the Special Forces Unit in a ghastly motor accident on their way to Katsina. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He said 11 other victims of ...

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774,000 Jobs: FG begins recruitment

The federal government has announced the commencement of the Special Public Works Programme aimed at employing 774,000 citizens, a thousand from each of the 774 local government areas in the country. The announcement was made via its official Twitter handle on Tuesday. “The Special Public Works Programme of the Federal ...

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