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The money was approved by the governors during a meeting last Friday of the National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently explain to Nigerians why the government decided to withdraw the sum of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North East Nigeria.”
The Judiciary has been charged to review penalties associated with abuse in Nigeria in order to adequately address the violation of the fundamental human rights of victims of abuse.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has praised the Nigerian media for its contribution to the general development of the Nigerian government and society, noting that “the democracy we enjoy today would not have been possible without the guerrilla efforts of some of our finest and most irrepressible journalists”.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has questioned why girls and women are taught how to prevent sexual abuse while men and boys are not cautioned against perpetrating such acts.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Saturday made a case for stiffer sanctions for perpetrators of violence, especially as it concerns abuse of human dignity.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Peoples Democratic Party is now rebranding itself with the stolen money that was originally meant to fight Boko Haram.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the purchase of monitoring vessels to reduce unregulated fishing and boost security on the waterways.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday promised Nigerians that the fuel scarcity in some parts of the country will end in 48 hours.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State Yakubu Gowon and ex Head of the Interim National Government, Ernest Shonekan, were among dignitaries who graced the 2017 Christmas Praise Concert on Thursday in Abuja.
Major streets of Abuja were, on Thursday, adorned with campaign posters endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for reelection in 2019.
The National Economic Council, on Thursday, asked the Federal Government to withdraw $1bn from the $2.3bn currently in the Excess Crude Account and use it to fight insurgency in the North-East.
Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas and United States striker Alex Morgan have been named as the CONCACAF players of the year.
Eight miners were killed and at least three more were missing following a landslide Monday on the slopes of a volcano on the Indonesian island of Java, officials said.
Thierry Henry on Sunday partook in the cooking of popular Nigerian dish jollof rice. The football icon is in Lagos, Nigeria for a series of programmes organised by Guinness Fanzone.
Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon has been charged with assault and possession of an offensive weapon following an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Laurent Blanc has explained why he turned down the advances of the US national team – and why he is unlikely to go back into international football.
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has credited manager Jurgen Klopp with making him a more complete player and says a positional switch has made him feel more involved in games.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday stated that its monitoring team together with security agencies set up to rapidly end remnants of petroleum products supply gaps in parts of the country has discovered 144 trucks that were not streamed by some marketers in Kano.
Tropical Storm Kai-Tak made landfall over Policarpio in eastern Samar on Saturday, according to the Philippines' national weather authority Pagasa.
Nigeria’s central bank repaid a total of 340 billion naira ($1.1 bln) worth of treasury bills on Thursday instead of rolling them over, in a move to lower government borrowing costs, traders said.
A Federal High Court sitting in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, and presided over by Justice Simeo Amoboda has granted bail to five youths who had been remanded in prison since June 2017 for allegedly dealing in cannibis sativa.