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Rice farmers happy over $1 billion approval to boost agriculture

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) on Saturday lauded the Council of State for approving one billion dollars to boost agriculture and empower livestock farmers, including the Fulani herdsmen.

APC governors meet President Buhari at Aso Villa

The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, told newsmen after a closed door meeting with President Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, that their mission was merely to condole with the President over the loss of two members of his extended family.

Ex-President Jonathan absent at Council of State meeting

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is conspicuously absent at the ongoing third Council of State meeting called by President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

In Pictures: President Buhari presides over Council of State meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday presided over the National Council of State meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Generals Abdulsalami, Obasanjo, Gowon in Council of State

The third Council of State meeting under President Muhammadu Buhari is currently underway inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

President Buhari presides over Council of State meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently meeting with past Nigerian leaders and all 36 state governors who are members of the advisory group called Council of State.

President Buhari to preside over Council of State meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to preside over a meeting of the Council of State on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Ex-President Obasanjo playing politics with open letter to President Buhari – Senator Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Bola Tinubu, has said ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was playing politics with the open letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari recently.

IPOB: Jonathan asks Buhari to summon council of state meeting

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to summon a Council of State meeting to advise him on the crisis in the South-East.

Strike: What we proposed to ASUU – Minister

The negotiating team of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, had Friday morning risen from a 12 hours, 30 minutes meeting with a delegation of government in Abuja and announced it had agreed to consider the proposal by government.

Practice of granting amnesty to offenders by CJs unconstitutional – SAN

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Sebastine Hon, has said that the practice of granting pardon or amnesty to offenders by state Chief Judges is unconstitutional.

Middle Belt Youth Council cautions Kwande, Unongo over hate speech

The National Leadership of Middle Belt Youth Council, comprising over 400 ethnic nationalities, says it has lost confidence in former ambassador Yahaya Kwande and Paul Unongo.


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Okoi Obono-Obla: Senator Ekweremadu’s allegations are childish

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Catholic assembly supports anti-open grazing laws, ranching

The General Assembly of the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo has called on the Federal Government to do more to bring the protracted herdsmen and farmers’ clashes to an end.

President Buhari warns truck drivers against highway parking

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned truck drivers to stay away from roadside parking on Federal highways and establish private parking lots to avoid congestion and ease vehicular mobility across the country.

Governor Tambuwal urges traditional, religious leaders to enlighten people on importance of voter cards

The Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has called on traditional and religious leaders in the state to enlighten the people on the need to obtain their voter cards ahead of the 2019 polls.

N21.73trn debt: Economist cautions federal government against external borrowings

An economist, Prof. Sheriffdeen Tella, on Monday described the nation’s debt stock of N21.73tn as worrisome and urged the Federal Government to stop external borrowing.

President Buhari meets National Assembly leaders, PDP senators absent

President Muhammadu Buhari last night met with the leadership of the National Assembly at the presidential villa, Abuja.