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Benue flood. [Photo credit: Bella Naija]

NEMA lauds Gov. Ugwuanyi’s efforts in disaster management

The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, has commended the untiring efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State in disaster management in the state, saying that the agency is happy with what his administration is doing in that regard. The Director General, who was represented…

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UNIJOS alumni to honour Igho Sanomi with “Worthy Ambassador award”

The University of Jos, UNIJOS Alumni Association, UJAA, has conferred its “Worthy Ambassador award” on the Chairman/CEO of Taleveras Group, Igho Sanomi, as part of efforts to honour some of its members who have distinguished themselves in life. Mr. Sanomi, a graduate from the Geology & Mining Department of the…

Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Secretary, Committee on True Federalism, Senator Olubunmi Adekunmbi during North Central Zonal Public Meeting of True Federalism at State Banquet Hall, Ilorin....Monday

Restructuring: Kwara governor advocates expanded middle class, egalitarianism

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has called for special focus on political economy in the quest for true federalism in Nigeria in order to ensure class elevation and egalitarianism. Mr. Ahmed who made the call on Monday in Ilorin at the All Progressives Congress, North Central Zonal Public Meeting…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC attacks Buhari’s adviser, calls him ‘rogue elephant’

The national leadership of the governing All Progressives Congress has issued the statement below, launching a blistering attack on the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN). In the statement, the party described Mr. Sagay as arrogant and a rougue elephant who has no…

Ali Ahmadu

Young Chibok Boko Haram attack victim survives corrective surgery in Dubai

Ali Ahmadu, the six year old boy from Chibok village, Borno State, who was run over by Boko Haram terrorists when they invaded his village three years ago, survived an intensive corrective surgery in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). After the incident, young Ali, who was left devastated, with a…

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
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Anglican Communion endorses Governor Ugwuanyi for second term

The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Emmanuel Chukwuma, has endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for reelection in 2019. According to a statement by the governor's media team, the clergyman said the governor deserves a second term because of his commitment to peace,…

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Nigerian group demands arrest, deportation of White Supremacist wanted in America

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has urged the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to investigate and deport a wanted White Supremacist, Andrew Anglin, from Nigeria to the United States. In a petition issued by the network's chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, CSNAC said it has reports that Mr. Anglin ran to…

Chief Obafemi Awolowo [Photo Credit: Nigerian Monitor]

Lagos to unveil new Awolowo statue

The Lagos State Government will on Tuesday unveil a new iconic statue of the late sage and nationalist, Obafemi Awolowo. The imposing bust located on Obafemi Awolowo Way by the Lagos Television (Ltv) junction in Ikeja is a befitting replacement to the old Awolowo statue that was removed from the…

Bukola Saraki [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

Lawmakers’ salaries: What we discussed with Saraki – SERAP

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has confirmed that its representatives yesterday met with the Senate President Bukola Saraki to discuss issues relating to details of annual salaries and allowances of lawmakers. In a statement on Friday by Timothy Adewale, SERAP deputy director, the organisation said that, “While we…

Mali on map [Photo Credit: Operation World]

Mali Insecurity keeps over 150,000 children out of school

More than 150,000 children are unable to go to school due to a lack of security in northern and central Mali, Amnesty International said on Friday in a report released ahead of the country’s review by the UN’s Human Rights Council. “Mali: Violations and abuses as instability spreads” released ahead…

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Kwara govt partners NGO on free cancer screening for women

The Kwara State government, in partnership with a non-Governmental Organisation, LEAH Foundation, has flagged off free health check and cancer screening for 4000 female civil servants in the state. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Ayinke Saka, said this at the press conference to herald the screening on…

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EFCC arrests graduate for duping American firm

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal office, has arrested a suspected Internet fraudster, Ake Oluseun, for tax fraud, otherwise known as Ijoba in local parlance. The 30-year-old suspect, a graduate of Computer and Information Science, was arrested in Lagos, following intelligence report. The release signed by the…

Aliko Dangote [Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria]

Dangote, Bloomberg, others discuss use of technology to tackle poverty

Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted by former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, inaugurated its first Global Business Forum with an astounding line up of global innovators, including Africa's richest man, Nigerian industrialist Aliko Dangote. Following talks by former U.S. president Bill Clinton, French President, Emmanuel Macron, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and…

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NCC remits N133.4bn to Federation Account in 2 years’

Nigeria's telecoms regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday said it has, in the last two years, remitted N133,426,062,786 to the consolidated revenue fund of the Federal Government. The commission's Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, said in a statement, "Although NCC’s primary role is not to generate…

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Oando foundation partners Fashion Vie: Raises N43.8 million for girl child ‎education

Oando Foundation, OF, an independent charity with a mission to create conducive learning environments in dilapidated public primary schools in Nigeria, partnered with Fashion Vie New York to raise funds towards the education of the Nigerian ‘girl child’on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The foundation was selected as the first beneficiary from Africa to receive…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

SERAP to meet Saraki over lawmakers’ pay

Representatives from the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, will on Thursday visit the National Assembly to meet with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to discuss issues relating to details of annual salaries and allowances of lawmakers. “We are pleased to accept the invitation from the Senate President to visit…

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Ohanaeze, Arewa, ONAC, Ijaw youth groups to unite in Abuja

Recent developments in the country have made young people to come together to host an interactive forum with youth groups representing the various regions in Nigeria. The forum is to host a dialogue between the leadership of Ohaneze Youth Forum, O’odua Nationalist Coalition, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Ijaw Youth Council…

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Dangote begs public to help monitor truck drivers

The Management of Dangote Industries Limited (Dangote Group) has issued a passionate appeal to members of the public to assist in monitoring and reporting both recklessness and illegal haulage of contrabands goods by some of its truck drivers. The company has also set up hotlines for the public to report…

NORTHERN GOVERNORS IN ABUJA

IPOB: Visit our states, Northern governors tell South-east, South-south colleagues

Governors from Nigeria's northern region have invited their counterparts from the South-east to visit their states to interact with Igbo communities as a means of promoting peace and communal harmony among various groups in the country. The chairman of Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, said…

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IPOB: Northern Governors visit Port Harcourt, thank Wike for quelling attacks in Rivers

Northern Governors have commended their Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, for his efforts in curtailing attacks on people from their regions resident in the state. There was an attack in Oyigbo local Government Area of Rivers last week believed to be perpetrated by supporters of separatist group, Indigeneous People of…

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Governor donates N5 million to Falconets for defeating Tanzania

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has rewarded the Falconets with a cash gift of five million naira for beating Tanzania 3-0 in the U20 Women's World Cup qualifier in Benin City on Saturday. Rasheedat Ajibade's brace and Lilian Tule's opener ensured Christopher Danjuma's ladies overcame their visitors at the…

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APDA backs Nigerian Army on Operation in South-east

The newly registered party, Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA, has expressed support for the ongoing military exercise of the Nigerian Army in the South-east code-named Operation Python Dance II. In a statement on Sunday signed by its spokesperson, Tosin Adeyanju, the party also praised governors of the South-east over their…

FILE PHOTO; Voter voting at the Rivers State Re-run relections

Anambra Governorship: CDD, Premium Times partner for effective election coverage

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Premium Times Nigeria have entered into partnership for effective monitoring, and observation of political events in the run-up to the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.    Considering the fact that election is a process and not an event, the partnership entered…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor
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Military, IPOB Face-off: Fayose urges caution, calls for dialogue

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has once again called on the federal government to handle the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with caution and allow leaders of the Southeast region to apply political solutions as against the use of force, which has created tension in Abia State…

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Light Up Kwara: KWSG begins second phase

The Kwara State government has commenced the second phase of its Light-Up Kwara, LUK, an innovative solar-powered streetlight project. The State Commissioner for Energy, Idris Garba, who made this known on Friday in Ilorin, stated that installation of streetlights along Kulende Estate Junction – Maraba, stretching through FCMB Muritala road…