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INTERPOL: One year after, wife of missing mechanic says ‘husband may have been used for rituals’

Still, in pains, a year after her husband, who was on an INTERPOL assignment was declared missing husband, Lubabetu Momoh, still hopes he would one day walk through the gate. Mrs Momoh was feeding her two-year-old baby when this reporter stepped into their two-room apartment. She told the reporter how…

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Lawan canvasses closer ties between Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for closer bilateral relationship between Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco. A statement by Ola Awoniyi his spokesperson said Mr Lawan made the call at separate meetings with the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Assem Hanafi Elseify and Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Ou Ali…

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Senate confirms Adeleke Adewolu as NCC commissioner

The Senate has confirmed Adeleke Adewolu as an Executive Commissioner of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The lawmakers made the confirmation on Wednesday after considering the report of the Senate Committee on Communications. President Muhammadu Buhari had in August appointed Mr Adewolu to the communications agency.…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila at the plenary today

2020 Budget: Reps begin debate to pass appropriation bill for second reading

The House of Representatives has commenced debate on the general principles of the 2020 Appropriations Bill. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a spending plan of N10.3 trillion to the National Assembly, making next year’s proposed budget the country’s highest ever. The proposal shows that about a quarter of the…

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American Airlines cancels Boeing 737 MAX flights until January 16

American Airlines Group Inc. said on Wednesday it was extending cancellation of Boeing 737 MAX flights to January 15 as regulators continue to extensively review proposed software changes to the grounded plane. The largest U.S. airline, which had previously cancelled about 140 flights a day through December 3, said Wednesday…

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World Bank cuts sub-Saharan Africa’s 2019, 2020 growth forecast

The World Bank on Wednesday cut its economic growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa for 2019 to 2021 by 0.2 percentage points from its earlier projection, citing a slowdown in fixed investment and policy uncertainty in the global economy. The bank said the region’s economy was expected to grow 2.6 per…

VAT: How we’re protecting small businesses — Official

The decision to raise the threshold for value added tax (VAT) is to ensure micro, small and medium businesses whose annual turnover is below N25 million are not affected, the director-general, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, has explained. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the decision to raise the VAT…

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting 2020 budget [PHOTO CREDIT: @OfficialPDP]

Nigeria to spend a quarter of 2020 budget on debt payment

Nigeria will use nearly a quarter of its 2020 budget to repay debts the government owes locally and internationally. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a spending plan of N10.3 trillion to the National Assembly, making next year's proposed budget the country's highest ever. Of that amount, Mr Buhari said…

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Academia major challenge to research in Nigeria — Minister

Nigeria's Minister of State, Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, has said the academia pose a major challenge to research development in the nation. He said this during a roundtable at the Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Monday. The roundtable was made up of Executive Secretary Nigerian Union of Universities…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Stop paying salary to workers not on IPPIS – Buhari

Any federal government worker not captured on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by October 31 would not be paid his monthly salary. President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this during the presentation of the 2020 budget proposal to the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday.…

Adams Oshiomhole speaking at the APC Secretariat

APC confident of early passage of 2020 budget

Following the presentation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed the commitment of both the executive and legislative arms to ensure budget passage is returned to January-December cycle. The party, via…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

UPDATED: Buhari presents Nigeria’s 2020 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presented his proposal for Nigeria's 2020 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja. The aggregate expenditure he proposed for the Federal Government in 2020 is N10.33 trillion. The proposal shows that about a quarter of the sum (N2.45 trillion) will be…

Defence Headquarters says police and the Army are culpable in the incident

Police, military culpable in Taraba killing of officers — Panel

A panel of inquiry set up to investigate the killing of three police officers and two civilians in Taraba State in August has found that both the police and military were responsible for the incident. The Defence Headquarters in a statement on Tuesday said the panel submitted its findings and linked the…

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German defence minister visits soldiers in north-eastern Mali

German Defence Minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, on Tuesday, visited German soldiers serving with the UN in Mali to learn about their mission in the West African country. The soldiers are based in Camp Castor in the north-eastern city of Gao as part of the UN’s MINUSMA peacekeeping mission, which is considered…

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Court remands two farmers for involvement in army officer’s killing

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna, on Tuesday ordered that two farmers, Salisu Suleiman, 23, and Musa Idris, 42, be remanded in a correctional facility, over alleged culpable homicide. The defendants, who are both residents of Dogon Daji, Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, are charged with culpable homicide.…

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Truecaller to harmonise operations in Nigeria — NITDA

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR). Kashifu Inuwa, the Director-General of the agency, said this at the ongoing 39TH Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), a global technology exhibition that gathers over 200,000 Information Technology interests,…

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Six days after, FRSC yet to recover accident victims from Ososa river

The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has yet to recover the corpses of victims six days after a bus plunged into Ososa river on Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway. Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, said this in an interview with the News Agency…

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Nigeria needs state, local govt police – Guru Maharaji

A cleric, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has appealed to the federal government to establish local and state government police in the country. Maharaj Ji made the plea at a news conference on Saturday night at the Satguru Maharaj Ji Village, in Iju, Lagos. He said that the step, apart from helping…

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

Extraordinary FEC meeting postponed to Monday – Presidency

The Presidency says the extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, originally scheduled to hold on Saturday has been shifted to 12 noon on Monday, October 7. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja, Friday night. According to…

Police on patrol

People don’t call to inform us of robbery operations – Police

The residents of Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, could somehow be blamed for some robbery incidents in the city, the police in the state seemed to be saying. There have been reports of armed gangs moving from street to street in some areas of Uyo, assaulting and robbing…

CrossRiverWatch publisher and journalist, Agba Jalingo. [PHOTO CREDIT: Crossriverwatch.com]

Nigerian court to rule on detained journalist, Agba Jalingo’s bail Friday

The Federal High Court, Calabar, will this Friday rule on a bail application by the incarcerated journalist, Agba Jalingo. Mr Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, an online newspaper, with a focus on Cross River State, is in prison in Calabar. He is charged with treason, over a report about an…

The wife of the Ekiti State governor, Bisi Fayemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of the First Lady]

FUOYE Fatal Violence: NANS report indicts security details of Fayemi’s wife

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has released a report of its findings into the killing of students of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) by police officers. The report released on Thursday indicted security details of Bisi Fayemi, the wife of the Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, for the killings.…

Former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

Fashola wants culpable builders of collapsed buildings prosecuted

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Thursday called for the prosecution of builders found culpable in building collapse incidents in any part of the country saying it was the only way to send a strong message to builders to comply with the national building standards. Mr Fashola, who…

Chris Ngige. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

Minimum Wage: FG will retrench workers to meet N580 bn wage bill – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, announced on Thursday that the federal government would have to lay off workers to be able to meet a wage bill of N580 billion needed to meet labour’s demand on the new wage. Mr Ngige told labour leaders in Abuja that the…

President Muhammadu Buhari in South Africa condemns in the strongest terms the attack on Nigerians and other Africans in the country, and calls for implementation of measures meant for the prevention of such a reoccurrence (Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmad on Twitter)

Xenophobia: Be more tolerant of competition, Buhari advises South Africans

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, called for tolerance, vigilance and heightened security in countries to ensure the safety of citizens. He noted that competition heralded by globalisation, especially with ease in migration, will only get more intense for businesses. Responding to questions during a press conference…