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Nigeria risks losing N218billion Abacha loot as Justice Minister Malami, US-based attorney, battle

One of the issues believed to have been discussed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the visiting U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, during a closed-door meeting last Tuesday was the return of millions of dollars of Nigeria’s money looted by late military dictator, Sani Abacha. However, Nigeria stands the risk of forfeiting a hefty N218.3 billion ($550 million) already recovered...

Fed Govt earns N677.8b in second quarter, says CBN

Federal Government retained revenue for the second quarter of this year stood at N677.88 billion, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Economic Report for the second quarter released yesterday said. According to the report, the figure is above the receipts in the preceding quarter by 34.2 per cent, but lower than the quarterly budget estimate by 33 per cent. The Federation...

Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims

A mass funeral has taken place in Italy for some of the 290 people killed in Wednesday's powerful earthquake. Thirty-five victims from the town of Arquata were mourned at a sports hall in the regional capital, Ascoli Piceno. The coffins, laid out in rows on the floor, included two painted white for two children killed. The death toll from the quake,...

480 INTENDING PILGRIMS FROM KADUNA STATE LEFT FOR SAUDI ARABIA

The airlift of intending pilgrims from Kaduna state North-West Nigeria is coming to an end as  this Wednesday evening  four hundred and eighty pilgrims left Kaduna international airport. The pilgrims from various local government areas across the state were airlifted by Max air at 16:23hours and it is expected to arrive Saudi Arabia at 21hours Nigerian time. This has brought to...

KDSG COMMENCES DRAFT OF MULTI-BUDGET DOCUMENT

Preparation of a multi budget draft document that will span up to 2019 has commenced in Kaduna state, North-West Nigeria. the document will serve as a reference point in the preparation of subsequent budget proposals in the state. The Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi stated this while briefing news men after the state executive council meeting presided over...

ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND KADUNA STATE PILGRIMS AIRLIFTED TO SAUDI ARABIA

Four thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine intending pilgrims from Kaduna state, North-West Nigeria have been airlifted to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj. The pilgrims have been airlifted in twelve flights. The remaining pilgrims to be airlifted stand at seven hundred and twenty one. In an interview, the Public Relations Officer of the Muslims Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, Mallam Yunusa Mohammad said Max...

4,395 Couples registered for mass wedding in kano state

No fewer than 4,395 prospective couples wishing to participate in the Kano State Government’s mass wedding have so far registered for the programme. The state government had directed the Hisba Board to register all interested prospective couples in the state. Dr Abba Sufi, the Director-General of the board, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday that7 were...

Turkey cancels tuition fees for Nigerians

The Turkish government said yesterday that Nigerian students whose private universities were closed as a result of the recent failed coup there have been transferred to public universities and will either study for free or pay small amounts as tuition fees. Deputy Director, Press, Federal Ministry of Education,  Mr. Ben Bem Gong said in a statement that the Ambassador of...

No country survives religious war – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of  Ja’amatu Nasril Islam (JNI), His Eminence Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar stated yesterday that no country survives religious war, hence Christians and Muslims in Nigeria must imbibe the culture of peace and peaceful co-existence. Speaking at the commissioning of the International Centre for Interfaith, Peace and Harmony (ICIPH) in Kaduna, the sultan stressed...

Nigerians mock Avengers over independence declaration

– Nigerians say Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) are not able to take the Niger Delta region away from Nigeria on October 1 as they have vowed – They say the group is just a copycat militant group which is toeing the line of other groups like IPOB – Nigeria police has also warned the group that it would be...

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Nigeria risks losing N218billion Abacha loot as Justice Minister Malami, US-based attorney, battle

One of the issues believed to have been discussed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the visiting U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, during a...

Fed Govt earns N677.8b in second quarter, says CBN

Federal Government retained revenue for the second quarter of this year stood at N677.88 billion, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Economic Report for...

Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims

A mass funeral has taken place in Italy for some of the 290 people killed in Wednesday's powerful earthquake. Thirty-five victims from the town...

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