Nigeria Nears Getting World Bank’s $3bn Power Sector Loan — Minister

By Harrison Arubu Washington – The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Sunday said the Federal Government’s request for a World Bank loan to finance the power sector was at the verge of being granted.Ahmed stated this at a media briefing on activities of the Nigerian delegation to the just-concluded annual meetings of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings, in Washington on Sunday.“We …

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Sokoto Govt To Establish Islamic Finance Unit To Access non-interest Funds

By Muhammad Nasir Bello Sokoto – Sokoto State Government says it has concluded plans to establish Islamic Financing Unit under the state Ministry for Budget and Economic Planning to access funds from non-interest financial institutions. Dr. Shehu Kakale, the state Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, announced this on Sunday in Sokoto during a one day stakeholders meeting on Global Non-Interest Economy. The News Agency …

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Boy Dies 24 Hours After Striking Pose In A Coffin (See Photo)

Abuja (Precise Post) – A yung Nigerian boy identified as Mr. Isaac Terkende has been reported dead after allegedly snapping a picture in a coffin. The young boy was reported to have died twenty-four hours after he had snapped the picture. Another Facebook user identified as James Igbudu took to his Facebook wall to share this piece of information when he shared a photo of …

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Another 147 Victims Rescued From Another Illegal Rehabilitation Centre In Kaduna (Photos)

Kaduna State – The Kaduna State Police Command has raided another rehabilitation centre in Kaduna, where 147 inmates mostly in shackles were found.   The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo confirmed the raid in a press statement issued on Saturday, October 19th in Kaduna. He said that the police raided NIGAS Rehabilitation and Skills Acquisition Centre located at Rigasa in Igabi Local Government Area, …

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Ministry, NGO To Partner in Agribusiness, Job Creation

By Cecilia Ijuo Abuja – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono has assured of continued partnership of the ministry and Beyond Oil Initiative Nigeria (BOIN), an agriculture-based NGO, towards boosting Agribusiness.The minister said this in a statement by his Director of Information, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, in Abuja on Sunday. The statement noted that Nanono made this known when a team from the initiative, …

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Lions Club Donates Eye Equipment To Warri Central Hospital

By Edeki Igafe Warri(Delta) – The Warri Liberty Lions Club under (District 404A1 Nigeria) of the Lions Club International has donated a tonometer (eye equipment) to the Warri Central Hospital in Delta to boost healthcare delivery. Mrs Olore Imokhe, President, Warri Liberty Lions Club, told newsmen shortly after the donation on Sunday in Warri that the equipment was worth over three million naira. The News …

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Fire Razes 300 Shops in Santana Market in Benin

By Nefishetu Yakubu Benin – No fewer than 300 shops and goods worth millions of Naira were on Saturday night destroyed by fire that engulfed Santana market on Sapele road in Benin, Edo.News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that residents and owners of the shops could not salvage the situation due to the intensity of the fire. Mr Monday Ogbeide, a resident around the market …

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LASWA Warns Against Traveling On Waterways During Rainfall

By Yemi Adeleye Lagos – As rainfall becomes intense, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), has warned boat operators and passengers against travelling on the waterways during rainfall. The General Manager of LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. Emmanuel said that such voyage could be dangerous if embarked upon. “Especially …

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Ghana Police Arrest 13 Nigerian S*x Workers

Ghana – Police in the Northern Region of Ghana have arrested 13 Nigerian commercial s*x workers after a Wednesday dawn swoop. The suspects have been handed over to the Immigration Service. The police operation forms part of a general action by the Tamale metropolis to clamp down on activities of commercial sex workers which the assembly says has become a menace. This is the third …

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Kebbi Govt Donates 3 motorcycles To Community For Security Surveillance

By Shuaibu Tatu Tafkin Kada (Kebbi) – The Kebbi State Government has donated three motorcycles to Tafkin Kada village in Jega Local Government Area for security surveillance.The Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Dabai, presented the motorcycles to the head of the village Malam Rabiu Tafkin Kada, on Sunday in the village.“Provision of motorcycles to volunteers came as a result of the appeal made by the community …

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Assistant Commissioner Of Police Kidnapped In Kaduna

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe Kaduna (Precise Post) – Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Musa Rambo has been kidnapped along Kaduna -Jos road. The Nation learnt ACP Rambo, serving in Niger State as the incumbent Area Commander of Suleja, was abducted on Saturday. Kaduna state police command has confirmed the incident, saying it was working round the clock to secure his relaese and arrest the culprits. Though, …

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Nigerians Warned As Lion Escapes From Kano Zoo

Kano (Precise Post) – A lion on Saturday was said to have escaped from its cage at the Kano Zoo. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s media aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, disclosed this on his Twitter page on Saturday. Yakassai warned Nigerians living around the zoo to be vigilant and careful. He, however, added that the lion was still within the premises of the zoo as authorities were …

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Miyetti Allah Constitutes 15-member Panel To Fish Out Criminals

Abuja (Precise Post) – THE Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Nasarawa State chapter has constituted a 15-man committee to fish out criminal elements among its members. The local chairman of MACBAN, Mohammed Hussaini, said at a meeting with the Fulani yesterday in Keana Local Government Area of the state that the decision was necessitated by the activities of some bad elements in …

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Wike, Jonathan, Others Meet Over Bayelsa Guber

By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh Anuka (Precise Post) – The peace committee set up by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile all stakeholders in Bayelsa and Kogi States ahead of the November 16 governorship elections, has initiated serious talks with former President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers State, and former Governor Idris Ibrahim of Kogi State, among others. The committee, sources said, would …

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Ndigbo Youth Council Disowns Isiguzoro-led Ohanaeze

By Chris Oji Abuja – Apex Igbo sociocultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo has disowned the Okechukwu Isiguzoro led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council. In a statement issued by the President general’s Special Adviser media and publicity, Chief Emeka Attamah, Ohanaeze described the group as non-existent but mere expletives of disgruntled power seekers who were shamed out of the leadership of the authentic youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. …

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