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500 NYSC members obtain loan in Kano to set up business

Alhaji Ladan Baba, the Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano state says 500 corps members in the state were offered loan to establish their own business.

Nigeria’s Chima Anyaso bags Forbes’ African Award in London

A Nigerian, Dr Chima Anyaso, has been conferred with the Forbes rated Africa Achievers Awards for his outstanding service to humanity.

Governor Ganduje proposes N233.8 billion for 2018

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Thursday presented N233.8 billion budget proposal for 2018 to the State House of Assembly for deliberation.

Lagos to shut down Oba Akran for carnival

The Lagos State Government on Sunday said this year’s edition of the Lagos Street Carnival will hold on December 3, 2017, on Oba Akran Avenue in Ikeja.

Minister Lai Mohammed urges state, local govts to leverage culture, tourism for economic growth

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has charged states and local governments to leverage their unique culture and tourism products to generate income and create jobs.

We’re very proud of your performance – Emir tells Lai Mohammed

The Emir of Dutse in Jigawa State, Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi, has hailed the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for his leadership role in the promotion of tourism, culture and peaceful co-existence in the country.

Governor Ben Ayade warns intending migrants on risk

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has cautioned intending African migrants in search of better life abroad of the risks involved.

Lai Mohammed worries over fake news, disinformation in Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed concern over the dissemination of fake news and disinformation in the country.

I’ll correct lopsided appointments – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to address Nigerians’ concerns about lopsidedness in the appointments he has made so far as well as issues of corruption, insecurity and various injustices in various parts of the country.

NEPAD chief Gloria Akobundu tasks women on good parenting

Mrs Gloria Akobundu, National Coordinator, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Nigeria, have urged African women to return to the basics of traditional parenting for the development of African nations.

Fed govt to promote reading culture – minister

The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the promotion of reading culture in the country.

Gov. Wike assigns portfolios to 20 commissioners

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Wednesday assigned portfolios to commissioners in Rivers State.

Gov. Shettima appoints 24 additional advisers

​Borno state governor Kashim Shettima has approved the appointment of 24 additional advisers.

Constitution amendment: Failure of imagination and need for political courage

John McCain, the indomitable United States of America, USA, senator whose vote torpedoed the Republican Party - his political party’s attempt to repeal the USA affordable health care bill-dubbed Obamacare is a study in political courage.

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N10.69bn Green Bond to be listed on NSE, FMDQ in January – DMO

Debt Management Office (DMO) on Friday said Federal Government’s maiden N10.69 billion Green Bond, when concluded, would be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

President Buhari cautions AU Chairperson against evacuation of foreigners into Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is important to always authenticate the origin of people abroad in distress before evacuating them to Nigeria, saying “not every black man is a Nigerian.”

Donald Trump criticizes FBI, says no pardon for Michael Flynn ‘yet’

US President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the FBI inquiry into possible collusion between Moscow and his campaign, and refused to rule out pardoning former aide Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying about his contacts with Russia.

Anambra Central: PDP, APGA differ on Senator Obiora Okonkwo’s court victory

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra has welcomed the Federal High Court judgment which declared Dr Obiora Okonkwo winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial District seat.

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Bayern Munich travel to Stuttgart on Saturday for their final match before the Bundesliga’s winter break with a nine-point lead and on a run of 13 wins in 14 games in all competitions.

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US, Saudi, UAE pledge $190m to fight insurgency in Sahel region

The U.S, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have pledged 190 million dollars to five countries in Africa’s Sahel region to strengthen regional security forces in the fight against terrorism.

Kidnapped Senator Ayo Arise regains freedom

A former Senator from Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Arise, who was kidnapped last Sunday has regained freedom.

GAVI announces $85m funding to fight typhoid fever

Millions of children in the poorest countries could soon be protected against typhoid fever following the Gavi Board’s approval of an $85m support window for typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs).

Taekwondo Open: Sadiq Abdulrahman wins men’s heavyweight gold

Sadiq Abdulrahman of Plateau on Sunday won the men’s heavyweight gold medal at the Nigeria Taekwondo Open Championship in Abuja, beating Nigerian Army’s Benjamin Okuoimose in the final.

2019: I can’t be President Buhari’s running mate – Senator Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Tinubu, has said there is no truth in the speculation that he may emerge as President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate for the 2019 presidential election.