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Federal govt to complete N537 million Osun Bridge

The Federal Government on Friday gave an assurance that it would complete the ongoing N537 million Ojutu bridge in Ilobu, Osun.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan makes first visit to Mauritania in West Africa tour

Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in Mauritania on Wednesday flanked by businessmen and primed to sign several cooperation deals in the first visit by a Turkish president to Nouakchott.

NBS: Nigeria’s GDP records 0.82% growth rate in 2017

The National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday released the full year 2017 Gross Domestic Product growth rate for the country with the economy growing by 0.82 per cent in 2017.

Minister tasks wood dealers on environmental protection

The Minister of Environment, Malam Ibrahim Jibril, on Friday called on wood and allied dealers to protect the wild flora and fauna in the country, for a sustainable environment.

Siblings held over Indonesian maid death in Malaysia

A brother and sister have been arrested over the death of a young Indonesian maid who was allegedly abused in Malaysia, police said Monday.

Senate calls for improvement of rural roads

The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to ensure that critical rural roads across the roads were constructed or rehabilitated to ease evacuation of agricultural products in the country.

Why Africa must shift to practical education – Senator Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has urged African leaders to shift emphasis from the current theoretical system of impacting knowledge in her education system to practical skills based approach in order to radically turn around the fortunes of the continent.

Restructuring: Pastor Bakare hails President Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the leader of Latter Rain Assembly, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for embracing the restructuring of Nigeria.

Red Cross, Tony Elumelu Foundation partner to empower 200 Nigerian entrepreneurs

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) signed a memorandum of understanding Monday to empower 200 entrepreneurs from Nigeria’s North East and Niger Delta regions.

Nigeria’s economy will do better in 2018 – Senator Udoma

The Minster of Budget & National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has said that Nigeria’s economic outlook for 2018 is looking positive due to the huge potentials available as a result of the various initiatives by government to sustain growth since its exit from recession.

55 Nigerians stole N1.3 trillion in seven years – Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State have decried endemic corruption in the country.

Indicators point to better economic performance in 2018 – Senator Udoma

The Nigerian economy will be significantly better in 2018 going by the consistent positive trend of key indicators since the country emerged from recession in the second quarter of last year, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has said.

Egypt’s Sisi attends Christmas Mass amid tight security

In a show of solidarity with Egypt's embattled Christians, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi Saturday made a symbolic appearance at an Orthodox Christmas Mass in a new cathedral as tens of thousands of soldiers and police deployed outside churches across the country in anticipation of possible attacks by Islamic militants.

2018 pivotal to change agenda – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the importance of the year 2018 in the realization of his administration’s change agenda, laying out efforts to improve what he said was the huge infrastructure deficit in the country.


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Dapchi abduction: OXFAM laments incessant kidnapping of girls in Nigeria

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Staff demand probe of NCC chief over alleged misappropriation of funds

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has called for the immediate probe of Afam Ezekude, the director-general of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), over alleged maladministration and misappropriation of funds totalling N406 million.