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Kushner Denies Collusion With Russia, Insists ‘All Actions Were Proper’

    White House advisor, Jared Kushner, who is also Donald Trump’s son-in-law has denied colluding with Moscow to win the 2016 election. Kushner made this known on Monday in a statement released hours before he was to appear before the Senate intelligence committee. He described contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and other Russian officials as normal in his ...

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Nigerian Govt Expresses Concern On Number Of Out-Of-School Children

  The Federal Government on Monday expressed concern over the increasing number of out-of-school children in the country. Adamu Husaini, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, made the remark at the opening of the 62nd National Council on Education (NCE) meeting in Kano. “It is sad to note that Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in the ...

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UN Celebrates Mandela’s Service To Humanity

The UN on Tuesday commemorated the Nelson Mandela International Day on what would have been his 99th birthday, to honour his lifetime of service and dedication to justice and equality. Secretary-General António Guterres told a meeting of the General Assembly on the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day that “the best tribute we can pay this great man is not ...

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FG Releases Another Tranche Of Paris Club Refund To States

  The federal government has released the second tranche of Paris Club refund to states government. A statement from the ministry of finance said the payments of N243,795,465,195.20 were made to the 36 states and the federal capital territory. “The releases were conditional upon a minimum of 75 percent being applied to the payment of workers’ salaries and pensions for ...

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WAEC Releases 2017 Results, As Pass Rate Stands At 59.22%

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released its May/June 2017 secondary school certificate examination results. The council made this known via its Twitter account on Monday that the results of 94.36 per cent of the 1,471,151 candidates that sat for the examination were released. The examination body noted that, 923,486 candidates, representing 59.22 per cent, obtained minimum of number ...

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Internet Users In Nigeria Now 91 million — NCC

  The Nigerian Communications Commission says in the country internet users increased from 90,124,428 in April to 91,565,010 in May, an increase of 1,440,582. The telecommunications industry regulator made the disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. The data indicates that internet users on both Global System for ...

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Nigeria Receives Five Fighter Jets From Pakistan

  The Nigerian Air Force has received five Super Mushsak fighter planes from Pakistan to enhance its air power capability. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Sadiq Abubakar, and members of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on NAF inspected the war planes on Friday in Kaduna. Mr. Abubakar said the planes, which would be unveiled later, were ...

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2.3 Million Nigerians Apply For Fresh N-Power Job – Osinbajo

  Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, said on Friday that about 2.3 million individuals have already applied for the second scheme engagement under the N-Power scheme. Osinbajo spoke at N-Power call center in Abuja, where some of the youths were given tablets to facilitate their jobs. The acting President said: “Already 200,000 young people have been engaged. And since the programme ...

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317 Ex-Niger Delta Militants Graduate From U.S., UK Universities In 2017 – Boroh

At least 317 former Niger Delta militants have graduated from different institutions in the U.S. and UK in 2017, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Paul Boroh, has said. Mr. Boroh, who is also the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, disclosed this in New York on Friday when he visited Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador/Special Representative to ...

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