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Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun speaking at FAAC Meeting in Abuja in Abuja. Photo: NAN

Nigerian govt, states, LGs share N467.8 billion in August as revenue drops

The federal government, states and local governments shared N467.8 billion in August, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said on Tuesday. This indicates a shortfall in revenue by N184.2 billion from N652 billion shared in July. Mrs. Adeosun, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mahmoud Dutse,…

Oby Ezekwesili

Nigeria needs open economy to thrive, Ezekwesili, Aig-Imoukhuede say

Oby Ezekwesili, a senior economic adviser for Open Society Foundation and Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, the President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, said on Tuesday that Nigeria needed an “open economy” to thrive. Both Ms. Ezekwesili and Mr. Aig-Imoukhuede said this while speaking as panellists during a plenary session of the 2017…

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung

Why Nigeria is not doing well in Sports – Minister

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has attributed Nigeria’s poor performances in sports to aging professional athletes. Mr. Dalung said this on Tuesday in Abuja while receiving Nigeria gymnasts that participated at the 2017 Regional African Gymnastics Championship in South Africa. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports…

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Nigeria spends N4 billion on health interventions in North-east, Minister says

The Nigerian Government through the Ministry of Health has spent over N 4 billion on the humanitarian crisis in the North-east region of the country. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this at the commemoration of the 2017 World Humanitarian Day in Abuja. Mr. Adewole said the money was…

Mikel Obi celebrating with team-mates [Photo: Guardian Nigeria]

2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo return for Nigeria (FULL LIST)

Team captain Mikel John Obi and forward Odion Ighalo are back in the Super Eagles. Also, Israel-based marksman, Anthony Nwakaeme, gets a first call as Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, on Tuesday released his list of players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying duels with Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions.…

Chairman, PDP Caretaker Committee, Sen Ahmed Makarfi, speaking to party faithful, at the PDP Secretariat after the supreme court upheld his position as the authentic leader of the party in Abuja on Wednesday (12/7/17). With him are Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State (L) and former Special Adviser to the President on Inter-party Affairs, Sen Ben Obi 
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PDP making progress in implementing convention resolutions – Makarfi

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it was making progress in implementing the resolutions of the party’s August 12 non-elective national convention. The National Chairman of the committee, Ahmed Makarfi, stated this at the committee’s meeting with PDP stakeholders from Kwara on Tuesday in Abuja.…

Bombed church. [Photo credit: Daily Mail]

Catholic Bishops demand govt compensation for churches damaged by Boko Haram, others

The Catholic Bishops of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have urged the federal government to compensate churches and other victims of attacks carried out by insurgents on places of worship. Mathew Ndagoso, their spokesman, made the plea on Tuesday in Minna, in a briefing after a two-day Catholic Bishops of Kaduna Ecclesiastical…

Railway Project Manager, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Mr Kong Tao (L), showing journalists the map of railway project during the China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria CCCN exhibition of some belt and road initiative projects in Abuja.

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Abuja metro rail ready by December, says contractor

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, has said the phase one of Abuja Rail Mass Transit Project will be commissioned by December. The Project Manager, Kong Tao, said this while addressing journalists who were on tour of the site at Idu, Abuja, on Tuesday. Mr. Tao said that the…

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

Nigeria promotes 6,455 senior police officers

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the promotion of 6,455 senior police officers contained in a recommendation from the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim. The affected officers include a police commissioner, Hilda Ibifuro–Harrison, was promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, while two…

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. [Photo credit: Channels TV]

Presidency to IPOB, MASSOB: You are wasting your time, Nigeria remains one

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that those groups calling for the disintegration of Nigeria are only wasting their time as “Nigeria remains one.” Mr. Adesina stated this on Tuesday in Abuja while receiving a coalition of South-east youth groups who stormed…

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Former Taraba Acting Governor dumps PDP for APC

A former acting governor of Taraba, Garba Umar, on Tuesday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Umar said in Jalingo at a meeting of APC Integrity Group on Tuesday, that he took the decision after consultations with political stakeholders in and outside the…

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Nigeria ranks 3rd in global internet crimes behind UK, U.S. – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cybercrimes behind the UK and the U.S. NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN,…

Diezani Allison-Madueke

Court orders interim forfeiture of 56 houses linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered the interim forfeiture of 56 houses valued at $22 million ($21,982,224 or N3.3 billion) allegedly bought between 2011 and 2013 by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Abdulaziz Anka made the order following an application filed…

Nigeria's Senior Women Basketball team, D’Tigress. [Photo credit: Complete Sports Nigeria]

Afrobasket 2017: Nigeria Keep Top Spot After Big Win Over Guinea

Nigeria's Senior Women Basketball team, D’Tigress, are simply cruising at the ongoing 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket championship taking place in Bamako, Mali. The team extended their winning streak to four straight games on Tuesday as they whitewashed their Guinean counterparts 106-33 points in their penultimate group game. After taking a…

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Nigerian govt promises to de-radicalise repentant Boko Haram members

The Federal Government has pledged to ensure the total de-radicalisation and rehabilitation of all ex-Boko Haram members before re-integrating them into the society in line with international best practices. The Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, made the pledge on Tuesday in Abuja at a National Stakeholders’ Forum on Re-integration…

The National Organising Secretary of All Progressives Congress, APC, Osita Izunaso. [Photo credit: Housing news]

Anambra governorship: APC has no preferred candidate – Official

The National Organising Secretary of All Progressives Congress, APC, Osita Izunaso, has said that the party has no preferred candidate for the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra. He stated this on Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating the party’s Anambra Governorship Election Primary and Appeal Committee, which has Governor Kashim Shettima…

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U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria invites 30 players (FULL LIST)

The new Head Coach of Nigeria U20 Women National Team, Falconets, Chris Danjuma, on Tuesday invited 30 players to the team's camp in Abuja ahead of next month’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Tanzania. Two–time FIFA World Cup runners-up, Falconets, will host their Tanzanian counterparts in Nigeria…

Neymar [Photo Credit: Goal.com]

Barcelona drag Neymar to court

The last definitely has not been heard as far as the world record move of Neymar to Barcelona is concerned. Barcelona on Tuesday revealed that they are suing their former player Neymar for 8.5 million euros (about N3.8 billion) over his world record move to Paris St-Germain. The Brazil international…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo council workers march, demand autonomy for local govts

The members of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, across Ondo State staged a rally in Akure on Tuesday to attract support for autonomy for local councils. The employees, who came from the 18 local government areas in their thousands, marched through the streets of Arakale and Oyemekun…

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

Only one-third of students who sat for JAMB scored above 200 – Official

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Tuesday said 569,395 of the 1.7 million candidates that wrote this year’s UTME scored over 200 marks. The number represents just about a third of the students who sat for the examination. The total score for the UTME exam is 400. The…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo speaking

INTERVIEW: How Buhari administration will deliver on promises before 2019 – Osinbajo

In this interview with Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo conducted by Zain Asher, CNN’s International Correspondent at the Nigerian Bar Association General Conference which held recently in Lagos, Mr. Osinbajo speaks on how the current administration plans to deliver on its numerous promises to Nigerians in the socio-economic and political…

A cross-section of candidates writing the 2017 JAMB and UTME computer based examination at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Pro-metrics Centre, in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Saturday (13/5/17).
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JAMB fixes cut off marks for universities, polytechnics, colleges of education

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed minimum cut off marks for Nigeria’s tertiary institutions. The minimum cut off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria was set for 120, polytechnics and colleges of education pegged at 100, while that of innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110.…

Pic.20. 15th Annual General meeting of the Board EBID Governors opens in Abuja

Osinbajo hails ECOWAS bank for infrastructure funding, development

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday praised the ECOWAS Bank for investment and Development for being proactive in infrastructure funding and development in the sub-region. He sated this while declaring open the 15th Ordinary Session of the Board of Governors’ Meeting of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development…

Skull

Man docked for alleged unlawful possession of human skull, ribs

A 30-year -old man, Shehu Gidado, was on Tuesday arraigned at an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, over alleged unlawful possession of human skull and ribs. Mr. Gidado, who resides at Iba New Site, Okokomaiko, Lagos State, is facing a count charge of unlawful possession of human skull. The prosecutor,…

Nigeria-Police

26 suspects arrested for alleged rape, armed robbery

The Nigeria Police Force said it had arrested 26 suspects for kidnapping, armed robbery, rape and unlawful possession of prohibited fire arms in Lambata area of Niger. The Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday on the arrest. He named the suspects as Isa…