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Sokoto rerun: Election commences peacefully, turnout impressive

The Saturday legislative re-run election has commenced peacefully in Sokoto with a high turnout of voters in Sokoto South and Sokoto North Local Government Areas of the state.
Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State

Governor Uzodinma: I feel excited being part of National Economic Council

The Newly sworn in Imo Governor, Chief Hope Uzodinma, says he feels excited and encouraged being part of the National Economic Council (NEC).
Gbenga Omotoso

Lagos government denounces list of restricted routes for Okada, Tricycles

It re-emphasised that government had not taken a definite action on the operations of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles, popularly known as Keke Marwa on some routes across the State.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

Federal government acquires helicopter gunships to tackle insecurity

The federal government has taken delivery of two fighter helicopters to boost the ongoing fight against insurgency and banditry in the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State said he had narrated his ordeal to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor AbdulRazaq: What I told President Buhari in Aso Rock

Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State said he had narrated his ordeal to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Simon Lalong

Amotekun: Similar outfit coming soon in North – Governor Lalong

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has said a similar security outfit to “Operation Amotekun” for the North was already in the works.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Lagos governor thumbs up improved security situation

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the security situation in the country has improved tremendously just as he argued that there has been a significant reduction in the proliferation of small arms in the country.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: Federal government has achieved 50 percent 2019 budget performance

The Federal Government has achieved 50 percent budget performance in 2019 with the release of N1.2 trillion capital expenditure.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: Border closure is reason for rising food inflation

Nigeria’s recent border closure drill has been linked to the recent rise in headline inflation which is currently at 11.61 per cent as of October 2019.

APC national caucus okays NEC meeting

The National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday night endorsed the proposed meeting of the National Executive Council of the party slated for Friday.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

NEC approves additional $250 million for investment funds

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, approved additional investment of $250 million into the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

State assemblies speakers seek executive order on legislative autonomy

The Speakers of the 36 state Houses of Assembly have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to issue an Executive Order on the implementation of full autonomy for state legislatures.
President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after his private visit to the United Kingdom.

President Buhari: Why we’re reorganising the presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained that the ongoing reorganization at the Presidential Villa is aimed at enhancing service delivery to Nigerians.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: I spoke metaphorically, never asks any Nigerian leader to be stoned

Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has reacted to fake news being circulated on some social media platforms accusing him of advocating the throwing of eggs and sachet (‘pure’) water at poor-performing leaders.

Senator Gaya: You cannot say anything wrong about President Buhari or abuse him

Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano South) has said that Nigerians need to respect the elders like President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo.

Minimum wage: Labour won’t accept lower adjustments – state chapters

Some State chapters of the Organised Labour have said that that they would not accept adjustments to the minimum wage, which would be lower than what the Federal Government is offering its workers.
President Muhammadu Buhari today, hosted members of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) at State House in Abuja, promising to beam the searchlight on cost of governance, and weed out possible corruption that exists anywhere. 4

Itse Sagay: Federal government recovers billions from corrupt individuals

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itsey Sagay, says the Federal Government has recovered billions from corrupt Nigerians in the past four and half years.

Itse Sagay: N1 trillion recovered from local looters

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay, on Thursday disclosed that so far about N1 trillion has been recovered locally from proceeds of corruption perpetuated by Nigerians.

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Terrorism: PDP urges National Assembly to summon President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to upon resumption on Tuesday urgently use its legislative instruments to intervene in the deteriorating security situation in the country.