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WHO election and the campaign against African health experts, By Tami Hultman

There is high drama in Geneva as health experts worry whether politics will outweigh accountability and experience in tomorrow's down-to-the-wire balloting for Director-General of the UN World Health Organization. A smear campaign three months ago derailed the expected selection of Nigerian physician Muhammad Pate to head the Global Fund to…

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

2019: Wike accuses Amaechi of creating new cult group in Rivers

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday accused the Minister of Transportation and the immediate past governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi, of forming a new cult group with the aim of creating security crisis in the state. The governor spoke while commissioning the Kpopie-Bodo Road in Gokana Local…

Folu Olamiti admiring gaming machines in Las Vegas

TRAVELOGUE: A trip to Vegas, the city of allure, sin and gambling, By Folu Olamiti

I’m a Christian, a firm believer in God and His majestic power to order the affairs of man on this plane of existence according to His perfect will. It, therefore, goes without saying that I’m also a firm believer in providence, which Wikipedia describes as “the foreseeing care and guidance…

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal  briefing State House Correspondents after leaving the Presidential Villa Abuja after the announcement of his suspension in Abuja on Wednesday (19/4/17).
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SGF Babachir Lawal, NIA DG Ayodele Oke remain suspended – Osinbajo

The presidency on Sunday said that the two top officials of the Muhammadu Buhari administration remain suspended from office. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the NIA, Oke, were suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari pending the conclusion of investigations by a…

Rescued Chibok girls reunite with parents

PHOTO NEWS: Rescued Chibok girls reunite with parents

The 82 rescued Chibok girls recently released by the terrorist sect, Boko Haram, on Saturday reunited with their parents in Abuja. The girls remain in the custody of the government. Their parents travelled from their communities in Borno State to Abuja. See some of the photos released by the Office…

Late Isiaka Adeleke

Coroner’s Inquest: Nurse not truthful on drugs administered on Adeleke – Police

Police toxicology report on the pathological examination carried out on Osun State senator, Isiaka Adeleke, showed the lawmaker was administered with gentamicin shortly before his death contrary to claims by Alfred Aderibigbe, the nurse who administered the drugs, a police official said. Mr. Aderibigbe, who said he was a Chief…

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

Nigerian Army opens ‘Fort Buhari’ in president’s hometown

The Nigerian Army has opened a new base named after President Muhammadu Buhari at his hometown, Daura, in Katsina State. The new unit is named “Fort Muhammadu Buhari Forward Operation Base”, the army said in a statement Friday. It said the unit was set up “to further enhance security in…

Nigerian Port Authority, Apapa Lagos[Photo Credit:Logbaby]

Osinbajo orders 24-hour operations at Apapa Port

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the resumption of 24-hour operations at the Apapa port and outrightly banned touting by officials or unofficial persons at any port; be it air, land and sea ports in Nigeria. Mr. Osinbajo had on Thursday signed three Executive Orders dealing with the business environment,…

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Collapsed Lagos building: Developer ‘flouted stop-work order’ – Govt.

The developers of the three-storey building which collapsed in Ilasamaja in Lagos, Thursday, "criminally unsealed a stop work order on the building" and continued construction before eventual collapse, the Lagos State Government has said. Speaking to journalists after an assessment of the collapsed site, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and…

Killed suicide bomber

Suicide bombers killed in attempt to attack female hostel of University of Maiduguri

Three male suicide-bombers were killed while attempting to attack a female hostel in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Thursday night. PRNigeria reports that one of the three suicide-bombers carried an AK 47 gun. At least two bombs exploded during the attack. A student leader in the university, Abu Hanifa…

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Ebenezer Obey, Victor Olaiya, Davido, Phyno, others headline Lagos at 50 concert

The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to host the best of Nigerian traditional and contemporary popular musicians and fashionistas to an anniversary concert to round off the unprecedented year-long activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the State. A statement issued on Thursday by the Commissioner…

Moroccan Director General of the National Board of Hydrocarbons and Mines, Mrs Amina Benkhadra (right) shakes hand to Maikanti Kacalla Baru Chairman and CEO of the Nigerian National Oil Company, after signing of documents of Cooperation agreement of the Nigeria-Moroccan gas pipeline project that will connect the two nations as well as some other African countries to Europe at the king Palace in Rabat, Morocco, Monday May 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Nigeria, Morocco sign gas pipeline, fertilizer deals

Nigeria and Morocco on Monday strengthened their business relationship by signing two bilateral agreements in Rabat, Morocco. The first agreement was the Joint Initiative on the Morocco –Nigeria Gas Regional Pipeline. Tagged “The Wonder of Africa” the pipeline project has historical significance because it is designed by Africans for Africans…

National University Commission

Governing Councils of 23 Federal Universities in Nigeria — Full List of Chairmen, Members

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on May 9 inaugurated the Governing Councils of 23 out of the 40 federal universities in the country. The new councils are to serve for a period of four years. Mr. Adamu said the inauguration came on the heels of the completion of the…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Economic Council Retreat ... On March 21, 2016

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Global Investment Destination: Why Nigeria deserves a fresh look

Time for licensing a new business at OGFZA now 14 days, down from 28. Time for licence renewal, 48 hours from 14 days. Incorporation of businesses at CAC now a 24/7 online operation. The World Free Zones Convention held last month in Doha, Qatar, provided a platform to focus on…

The Nigerian Senate

Senate to pass Whistle-Blower Protection Bill in July

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said the Senate will pass the Whistle Blower Protection Bill in July 2017. He made this known at the launch of “Antidotes for Corruption: The Nigerian Story”, a book written by Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, on Monday in Abuja.…

L-R: Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni; Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello; Chairman, Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Mr. Oye Hassan-Odukale; Executive Secretary/CEO, LSSTF, Dr. Abdulrazaq Balogun; Commander RRS, ACP Tunji Disu and Board member of LSSTF, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje during the handing over of 20 Patrol vehicles to the RRS at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Monday, May 15, 2017.

Ambode donates N55 million to families of slain police, army officers

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday presented cheques totalling N55 million to the families of security officers who lost their lives in the Ishawo area of Ikorodu after an ambush unleashed on them by militants. The families of four police officers that died during the operation got N10…

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II

We have ‘water-tight’ case against Kano Emirate Council – Anti-corruption chief

The Kano State anti-graft agency said on Monday that it has a water-tight case against the state’s emirate council. The News Agency of Nigeria quotes the Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhyi Gado, as saying that though it has a strong case against the emirate…

President Muhammadu Buhari with Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

EDITORIAL: Building the Critical Mass for the National Anti-Corruption Strategy

After 18 years of groping in the dark, Nigeria has finally presented a National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS 2017-2021) Framework to stakeholders. This feat, occurring during a recent adoption/validation meeting in April in Abuja, is a watershed, as no administration, since 1960, has managed to place such a framework before the…

National University Commission

Nigerian university expels 21 students for phone theft, other offences

The Management of Akwa Ibom State University says the institution has expelled 21 students for various offences committed in 2016. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Eno Ibanga, a professor, stated this while speaking with journalists at Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enim Local Government Area of the state on Saturday. He…

FMC Lokoja

Doctors in Kogi suspend 10-day old strike

The Kogi chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has suspended its 10-day old strike to give room for dialogue with State Government. In a statement issued after its Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) in Lokoja on Saturday, signed by its Chairman, Dr. Godwin Tijani, the association said the decision to suspend…

One of the centres used for the UTME exams

JAMB monitoring UTME through CCTV cameras – official

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it is monitoring the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), through its central Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in Abuja. The Board's Niger Coordinator, Muhammed Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Minna that all the examination centres were…

(L-R) Bashir Hassan of BusinessDay, Hafiz Bayero, Head, of Investor Relations in KADIPA, BusinessDay editor Anthony Osae-Brown, Shizzer Bada, KADIPA’s Head of Finance and Patrick Atuanya, BusinessDay Chief Economist

El-Rufai receives BusinessDay award

Progress made by the Kaduna State government in making Kaduna a business destination of choice has gained the recognition of Nigeria’s leading business daily, BusinessDay newspaper. The paper has awarded Kaduna State the Governance and Competitiveness Award, which declares Kaduna State to be No 1 in the federation in terms…

FROM LEFT: DG NITDA DR. ISA ALI IBRAHIM PANTAMI FBCS, RWANDAN PRESIDENT PAUL KIGAME AND NIGERIA'S COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER, BARRISTER ADEBAYO SHITTU

Communications Minister, NITDA DG lead Nigeria’s delegation to Africa Summit 2017

By Uwa Suleiman Rwanda is hosting the third edition of Transform Africa, a summit that brings together different players from across Africa and the globe to fast-tract the continent’s digital transformation agenda. The event is currently holding in Kigali, Rwandan capital city. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, representing President…

Pencom office [Photo: Channels TV]

Pension: Nigerian govt credits retirees’ accounts

The National Pension Commission on Tuesday notified beneficiaries of the treasury-funded pension of the federal ministries, departments and agencies of the payment of their retirement benefits. In a statement in Abuja, spokesperson of the Commission, Emeka Onuorah, said the payment was for those who retired between January and August 2016…

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Two Nigerian women arrested for alleged drug trafficking

Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) say the agency has foiled attempts by two women to unlawfully export narcotic drugs to New York, United States and Medina, Saudi Arabia.  The suspects allegedly ingested 108 wraps of substances that tested positive for heroin and cocaine during the outward…