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China to jail eaters of rare wild animals

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China’s top legislature on Thursday passed an interpretation of the Criminal Law which will put eaters of rare wild animals in jail. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, adopted the interpretation through a vote at its bimonthly session which closed in Beijing on Thursday. Currently, 420 species of wild animals... [Read More...]

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Akpabio sacks finance commissioner, six board chairmen

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Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State on Thursday sacked the state’s Commissioner for Finance, Basey Akpan, and the Commissioner for Rural Development, Effiong Abia. A statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Aniekan Umanah, stated that six chairmen of the state’s agencies were also relieved of their appointments. No reasons were given for the... [Read More...]

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FG sets up committee to review varsities payroll

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The Federal Government in a bid to achieve the objectives of its newly introduced Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System on Thursday inaugurated a committee that will help develop a payment template to meet the peculiarities of the Nigerian university system. The committee, inaugurated on at the headquarters of the Office of the Accountant General... [Read More...]

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Ekweremadu in Ghana, seeks ECOWAS support to fight terrorism

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Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, who is also the Speaker, Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday in Accra, the Ghana’s capital city, lamented that terrorism remained a major challenge to the country. He has therefore called on the new Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State... [Read More...]

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Confab has limited powers to summon ministers, MDAs -Reps

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The House of Representatives said on Thursday that the National Conference had limited powers to “summon” any minister or head of Ministry, Department and Agency‎ of the Federal Government to the extent that it would facilitate the conduct of its assignments. It noted that such encounters with the ministers or heads of MDAs must not... [Read More...]

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Don’t post Ijaw youths to North, IYC tells NYSC

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The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has asked the authorities of the National Youth Service Corps to stop posting Ijaw youths on youth service to the northern part of the country. The IYC also alleged that the insecurity in the North  was orchestrated by northern political leaders to undermine the efforts President Goodluck Jonathan was making... [Read More...]

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Jonathan assures World Economic Forum participants of safety

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Despite the security challenges in parts of the country, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday reassured the global community of the safety of all participants in the forthcoming World Economic Forum on Africa being hosted by Nigeria. The event, which will bring together regional and global leaders to discuss innovative structural reforms and investments that can... [Read More...]

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Ex-tennis medalists sue NBC for unauthorised adverts

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Two retired professional table tennis players, Mrs. Modupe Amoo and Mrs. Omowunmi Muse, have sued the Nigerian Bottling Company Plc before a Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, for allegedly using their photographs in a brand advertisement without their consent. Amoo and Muse had represented Nigeria in the 1972 Commonwealth and World Table Tennis tournaments held... [Read More...]

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