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Kagame, Barrow, Air Peace Chair, Others for Africa Advancement Forum’s awards in London

President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Gamboa’s Adama Barrow, and chairman of Air Peace Nigeria, Allen Onyema are among dignitaries lined up for recognition at the 2019 edition of Africa Advancement Forum. Africa Advancement Forum, is a forum dedicated to enhancing and promoting conversations on public private Partnerships devoted for Improving…

NDDC Abandoned Projects: Reps committee invites contractors [FULL LIST]

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has invited the underlisted and ALL other contractors of the commission to a one-day public/investigative hearing on abandoned projects by the NDDC. The Committee, headed by Nicholas Ossai was mandated by the parliament to investigate abandoned projects in…

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Group tackles Abuja authorities over alleged abuse of blind students

A human rights and good governance advocacy group, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD), has accused the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) of levity in handling allegations of molestation and sexual abuse of female students in the FCT School for the Blind brought against two teachers. In a statement Thursday, the…

EFCC Arrests 25 LAUTECH Students for Internet Fraud

EFCC arrests 25 LAUTECH students for alleged internet fraud

Operatives of the Advance Fee Fraud Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Abuja, have arrested 25 students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, for their alleged involvement in various forms of cybercrime including romance scam, love scam, possession of forged documents, and…

Governor Yahaya Bello inspecting grains at the completed factory

Kogi constructs N4 billion rice mill

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, inspected a newly constructed N4 billion rice mill with the capacity to produce 50 tonnes of rice per day. Mr Bello disclosed this during an inspection tour to the factory site, at Omi Dam in Ejiba, Yagba West LGA of Kogi. Speaking during the…

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Buhari sacks Head of Service, Oyo-Ita

STABILIZATION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Mrs. Folashade Yemi-Esan as the Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect. Dr. Mrs. Yemi-Esan, who is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources takes over from Mrs. Winifred Ekanem…

Grass-cutting Scandal: EFCC tenders telephone evidence against Babachir Lawal

Justice Jude Okeke of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday, heard how evidence linking the company used by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, to allegedly defraud the federal government to the tune of N500 million was extracted from a telephone.…

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EFCC arrests Prison’s staff, five others for alleged ATM Fraud

Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested six suspected fraudsters who specialise in defrauding innocent Nigerians by using bank details obtained through sim swaps and Automated Teller Machines (ATM). The suspects include Urulo Henry, an Inspector with the Enugu Command of…

FILE PHOTO: Dangote trailer

Dangote trucks not banned from night journey- FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has not banned Dangote trucks nor any motorist from night journeys. The Corps' Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said this while clarifying a report attributed to him on the subject matter. The reports had quoted Mr Kazeem as saying his commission and…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Buhari sacks Obono-Obla-led presidential panel, orders ICPC on probe

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) as currently constituted with Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been directed to immediately take over all outstanding investigations and other activities of the SPIP.…

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Kwara names 26-year-old, three other women as commissioners

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has forwarded the names of four women to the State House of Assembly as commissioner-nominees, including a 26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo from Edu Local Government Area of the state. Mr AbdulRazaq has also nominated a former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the FBN…

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 17: Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks during a book presentation at the 53rd Munich Security Conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany, on Februrary 16, 2017. The annual event brings together government representatives and security experts from across the globe. Andreas Gebert / Anadolu Agency | Keine Weitergabe an Wiederverkäufer.

Gates Foundation Report Spotlights New Data on Global Inequality

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its third annual Goalkeepers Data Report, which features new data showing that while progress on health and development continues unabated, global inequality remains a major barrier to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). Even in the worst-off parts of low-…

Buhari condemns attack on Saudi refineries

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Republic of Nigeria stands in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following drone attacks yesterday on the refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq. “We in Nigeria once experienced attacks on our own oil facilities. Those who sought, by doing so, to undermine governments…

PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESIDES OVER MEDIAN FEC MEETING 1A&B. President Muhammadu Buhari during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting held at the Council Chambers, State House Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 11 20192

Buhari appoints new Economic Management Team, names Doyin Salami, Soludo, six others members

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC), a statement by the presidency said. Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said President Buhari has appointed the following dignitaries as members: 1. Prof. Doyin Salami – Chairman 2. Dr. Mohammed Sagagi – Vice-Chairman 3. Prof. Ode Ojowu – Member 4. Dr.…

The Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Kayode Fayemi.]

Ekiti returns Christ’s School to Anglican Church

The Ekiti State Government on Monday returned Christ School, Ado- Ekiti, to its original owner- the Anglican Communion, in fulfilment of the government’s pledge to return all mission schools to their original owners. Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, who signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) returning the school to the…

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Chelsea FC teams up with 1xBet

Chelsea Football Club has introduced 1xBet as their official Betting Partner for the next three seasons. Founded in 2007, 1xBet is one of the leading online betting companies in Asia, Africa and Europe, with markets available on more than 1,000 daily events, including football, tennis and rugby. The relationship with…

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah

Bishop Kukah to speak on security, economy at GOCOP annual conference

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has announced Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, as the keynote speaker at its third annual conference holding on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State. A statement signed by GOCOP Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, confirmed that the theme…

NIA names Cosgrove CEO ‘Real Estate Developer of 2019’

NIA names Cosgrove CEO ‘Real Estate Developer of 2019’

The Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA), has conferred the Managing Director of Cosgrove Investment Limited, Mr Umar Abdullahi, with the institute’s “Real Estate Developer of the Year” award for this “rare genius, penchant for standards and leadership acumen” in his eventful decade-long real estate development career- His organisation, Cosgrove, was…

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Nigeria, 10 other African countries to benefit from major power project

G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank-led initiative. The summit, "Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries" came on the heels of a high-level technical meeting attended…

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Luminate invests $1m in Kenya media lab to support press independence

In recognition of the need for Kenyan media independence and sustainability, Luminate, a global philanthropic organisation, will invest $1m in a new space that aims to boost the capacity of journalists and publishers to report in the public interest. The Baraza Media Lab will provide Kenyan journalists, publishers, and media…

President Muhammadu Buhari at Extraordinary Summit of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Counter-Terrorism in B/Faso [Photo: T@@BashirAhmaad]

Don’t allow terrorists destabilise West Africa, Buhari urges ECOWAS leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, urged ECOWAS leaders not to allow terrorist groups destabilise the region. ''Our region has made commendable progress in the realisation of its regional integration and we must not allow terrorist groups to destabilise our community and undermine the aspirations…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

How I’ve sacrificed to keep Kogi united — Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said he has made a lot of sacrifices to unite the people of Kogi State irrespective of religious and ethnic divides since assumption of office. He noted that if the state was not united, no meaningful development could be achieved. The governor disclosed this…

PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESIDES OVER MEDIAN FEC MEETING 3. L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN, SGF Mr. Boss Mustapha, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita NSA Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno and Miister of State Works and Housing, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting held at the Council Chambers, State House Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 11 20192

FEC approves N166 billion for 14 road projects across Nigeria

In furtherance of its commitment to improve Nigeria’s transportation infrastructure and restore its road network as a means to create employment and boost the economy, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the award of N166 billion contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of 14 roads nationwide. The approval, which…

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Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Mugabe’s State Funeral

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the State Funeral for former President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, tomorrow. Mr Osinbajo would be joining other African leaders and Heads of State expected at the occasion scheduled for the country’s National Stadium in Harare. Heads of States expected to…

President Muhammadu Buhari talking

Why I always appoint female finance minister – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said placing women in strategic positions of his government, like the financial sector, is to ensure effective management of limited resources available, and promote a stronger sense of inclusiveness. President Buhari said he preferred women to oversee the economic and financial hub of the…