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Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB)

AfDB: Why my detractors are after me – Adesina

Mr Adesina, in a memo, accused the petitioners of “acting in concert with others outside the AfDB system.”

Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Geoffrey Onyeama

COVID-19: Nigeria temporarily suspends evacuation of citizens abroad

Evacuees would no longer undergo the 14-day government monitored quarantine if they test negative from their countries of residence.

Esida International Schools

COVID-19: Nigeria considers morning, afternoon classes for schools resumption

“Until we are sure that our children can go to school and return safely without taking COVID-19 home, we are not ready to take the risk of opening schools.”

Gernot Rohr

NFF renews Rohr’s contract, says Nigeria must win next AFCON

Rohr has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016 but he is yet to win any silverware.

The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, is consulting stakeholders on other measures to halt Covid-19

Obaseki to Oshiomhole: APC will pick governorship candidate in Edo, not Abuja

“It is hilarious to hear that a so-called consensus candidate for the party in Edo State governorship election was selected in Abuja.”

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

In 2019, Lagos, Rivers, FCT, Ogun earned more than other 33 states combined — NBS

Lagos State alone accounted for about N400 billion of this figure. almost one-third of the total internal revenue of all the states and Abuja.

The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, is consulting stakeholders on other measures to halt Covid-19

Edo 2020: Whether it’s direct or indirect primaries, I will win, Obaseki says

Mr Obaseki admitted the role his friend-turned-political rival, Mr Oshiomhole, played in his ascension to his position as the governor but faulted his ways of running the party affairs.

Winnifred Oyo-Ita

Alleged Fraud: EFCC lawyer’s absence stalls Oyo-Ita’s trial

On March 23, the EFCC arraigned Mrs Oyo-Ita on an 18-count charge of N3 billion graft.

Abba Kyari

Buhari neither ceded power to Abba Kyari, nor cancelled his appointments – Presidency

When he was alive, Mr Kyari was accused by several officials including the First Lady Aisha Buhari and National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno of usurping presidential powers to take certain actions.

Nigerian Army

Boko Haram, Nigerian military repeatedly violate children’s rights – Amnesty International

Nigerian military subjects children to torture in prolonged, unlawful detention, the report states.

The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina

EXCLUSIVE: AfDB ‘whistleblower’ allegations against me false — Adesina

“Every single one of the 16 allegations against me in the disclosure remains unsubstantiated. I have not violated the Code of Conduct.”

Infographics showing the number of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as at 26th May,2020

Nigeria records 276 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

Nigeria records one of its highest daily death figures since the beginning of the outbreak.


COVID-19: Nigeria won’t suspend hydroxychloroquine trial — NAFDAC

The announcement comes a day after the WHO announced a temporary suspension of hydroxychloroquine trials.

Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB)

AfDB Probe: How Ethics Committee cleared Adesina

PREMIUM TIMES has exclusively obtained the report of the ethics committee, and the articles it relied on to reach its conclusion.

Workers on the Dangote Refinery site during Covid-19 lockdown

INVESTIGATION: Officials indifferent as Dangote refinery violated lockdown rules

With an estimated US$12 billion already invested, and the failure to meet its 2019 completion deadline, there is a race against time to bring the refinery on stream

Infographics showing the number of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as at 25th May,2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 229 new cases, seven deaths

The country has now confirmed over 8,000 cases of the deadly virus.

Lagos market [Photo Credit: naija247news.com]

Nigeria’s economy grew in first quarter 2020 amidst global crisis

The rate of growth however was the slowest in more than a year.

Green pastures in Navrongo - Albert's father's farmland

Coronavirus: West African farmers count losses, fear for worse – Report

The farmers say the response to the pandemic has affected everybody because all activities have slowed down

Gov. Wike supervising the hotel demolition in Rivers state

Manager of demolished hotel among 27 new COVID-19 cases in Rivers – Commissioner

Rivers State recorded 27 new infections on Sunday, one of the highest so far recorded in a single day in the oil-rich state.


FG establishes 12 research ‘centres of excellence’ in Nigerian universities

The institutions, which will focus on research in science-based disciplines, will be located two in each of the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank

AfDB: U.S. govt demands fresh probe into allegations against Adesina

The United States government expressed “deep reservations about the integrity of the committee’s process” and called for a fresh “in-depth investigation of the allegations.”

Infographics showing the number of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as at 24th May,2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 313 new cases

There was an increase in the number of infections reported on Sunday (313) compared to the number reported on Saturday (265).

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Produce more, Nigeria has no money to import food, Buhari urges farmers

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria has restricted food importation.

Abike Dabiri

Nigerian agencies fight on social media over office space

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) accuses the Minister of Communications of throwing them out of offices given to them by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)


EXCLUSIVE: Obinwanne Okeke surrenders, to plead guilty to wire and computer fraud

Mr Okeke was arrested by the FBI on August 6 in Alexandria, Virginia, as he was about to return to Nigeria. He was later charged with two counts of computer fraud and wire fraud.