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Cattle grazing bill passes second reading in Akwa Ibom Assembly – Best Nigeria News

A bill for a law to regulate and control cattle grazing in Akwa Ibom scaled through the second reading at the plenary of the House of Assembly in Uyo on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by Nse Ntuen, representing Essien Udim state constituency, and 11 others, sought to prohibit uncontrolled grazing of cattle across the state.

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N5.1 billion fraud: Court concludes trial-within-trial of ex-aide to Jonathan, Dudafa – Best Nigeria News

A Federal High Court Lagos has concluded trial-within-trial in the alleged N5.1billion fraud charge brought against Warampo Owei-Dudafa, an ex-aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had arraigned Mr. Dudafa alongside Joseph Iwejuo on 23 counts bordering on conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds. They pleaded not guilty to

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Nigeria health workers threaten strike over rot in sector – Best Nigeria News

The Union of Allied Health Professionals, NUAHP, has put Nigeria’s federal government on notice that its members would go on strike after February 27, if it fails to address the rot in the health system. The group, which comprises all hospital health staff, gave the notice on Monday during a street protest in Abuja. “If

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Nigerian govt, states, local govts share N465 billion in January – Best Nigeria News

A total of N465.149 billion has been distributed as federal allocation for January 2017 between the federal government, state governments and local government councils. The communiqué issued by the Technical sub-committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the meeting indicated that the gross statutory revenue received is N324.990 billion, which is

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Severe drought displaces 135,000 people in Somalia – UN – Best Nigeria News

The UN Refugee Agency on Tuesday said severe drought had displaced over 135,000 people in Somalia since November 2016 as the number keeps on growing. According to data compiled by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, the Norwegian Refugee Council and community-based organisations, swift and substantial action and adequate funding were becoming urgently needed

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Another federal lawmaker defects to APC – Best Nigeria News

Emmanuel Ukoette, a member of the Federal House of Representatives, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Ukoette, who represents Uruk Anam/Ukanafun Federal Constituency, Akwa Ibom State, won election to the House under the platform of the PDP. The federal lawmaker announced his defection, Monday, in a

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Nigeria, three others may lose 1.4 million children to famine in 2017 – UN – Best Nigeria News

The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund, UNICEF, on Monday said that 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria and three other countries. The three other countries are Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. According to UNICEF, in Yemen, where war has been raging for nearly two years,

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Ondo Accountant General ‘evading’ outgoing governor, Mimiko’s financial requests – Best Nigeria News

Labour unions in Ondo State on Monday urged the state’s Accountant-General, Laolu Akindolire, to stop further release of funds to the government of Governor Olusegun Mimiko, whose tenure expires on Friday this week. The letter, addressed to the Accountant-General, was signed by the chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, Sunday Adeleye, his Nigeria Labour

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Again, ‘bad weather’ prevents Osinbajo from commissioning Mimiko’s N1.5 billion event centre – Best Nigeria News

The International Event Centre, Akure, was on Monday officially opened to the public amid disappointment by guests, who waited for several hours in vain for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo was billed to commission the event centre, also known as The Dome, as part of the valedictory activities of the outgoing administration of Governor

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How we investigated, charged Justice Ademola for corruption, arms possession – SSS official – Best Nigeria News

A witness in the ongoing trial of a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, has explained how the State Security Service, SSS, conducted its investigations before charges were drawn against the defendants. Mr. Ademola is facing trial alongside his wife, Olubowale, who is the immediate past Head of Service of Lagos State, and Joe Agi,

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14 killed as gunmen attack two Southern Kaduna communities – Best Nigeria News

Within 24 hours, gunmen invaded different communities in two local governments of Southern Kaduna, killing at least 14 people and destroying several properties. The first attack occurred on Sunday in Bakin Kogi, Kaninkon Village in Jema’a Local Government Area at about 5:30 p.m. The casualty in Jema’a is uncertain as the attackers are believed to

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Yobe governor swears in council chairmen, kicks against local government autonomy – Best Nigeria News

The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Sunday swore in the 17 newly elected local government council chairmen in Damaturu, the state capital. The governor, however, said he does not support financial autonomy for the elected chairmen because it does not guarantee accountability. Mr. Gaidam made this remark shortly after he supervised the swearing

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UPDATE: Nigerians studying abroad, others to benefit from new CBN policy – Best Nigeria News

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has explained that its new foreign exchange policy is to cushion the hardship faced by Nigerians in paying school fees abroad, medical bills and travel expenses. The policy announced on Monday was sequel to last Thursday’s directive by the National Economic Council, NEC, for immediate review of the FOREX

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Court orders substituted service on Tinubu over N150 million debt – Best Nigeria News

Justice Aishat Opesanwo of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court has ordered that processes in suit number ID/ADR/207/2016 instituted against a leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, and three others be published in at least two national newspapers. Mr. Tinubu, a company believed to be his, Aranda Overseas Corporation, a

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