Author Archives: The Citizen

Libya repatriates 253 Nigerians

About 253 Nigerians, on Tuesday, were repatriated from Libya. The aircraft landed about 6.45pm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The returnees were made ...

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Diamond Bank reports stable growth in 2016 …we’re poised for greater heights, says Dozie

Diamond Bank Plc on Monday released its 2016 annual report showing stable growth in key financial parameters. In the audited results as approved by the ...

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Nigeria to exit recession in Q3 – CBN

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said that with the current efforts by the Federal Government to revive the country’s economy, the country should be out of recession by the third quarter ...

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IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, regains freedom …bail conditions unconstitutional – Nwodo, Ohanaeze President-General

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday admitted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to bail on health grounds ...

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Ex-Niger governor, Babangida Aliyu, goes to jail

A Minna High Court on Tuesday ordered the remand in prison custody of former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu, who styled himself the Chief servant, while in office ...

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Gov. Ikpeazu introduces whistle-blower policy on kidnappings

The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has introduced the whistle-blower policy with a promise of N1 million reward to anybody who gives information that will lead to the arrest of kidnappers ...

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Punch reporter’s expulsion: I warned Nigerians Buhari would always be a dictator – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned the expulsion of State House Correspondent, Olalekan Adetayo, from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, describing it as “sign of what is to come from a dictatorial government ...

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FAAC: FG, states, LGs share N467.8bn in March

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) yesterday shared N467.8 billion as revenue for March to the federal, states and local governments. The amount was N38.7 ...

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FG bans chloroquine, artemisinin monotherapy

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has announced the ban on chloroquine and artemisinin monotherapy used in the treatment of malaria. He also stated ...

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Court grants Patience Jonathan unrestricted access to $5.9m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday withdrew its application seeking to stay the execution of a court order which unfroze the Skye ...

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