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The Nigerian government says it is distributing 66, 000 cocoa seedlings and other essential inputs to smallholder farmers to mitigate the effects of the new coronavirus pandemic on the sector.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N19.67 billion to ramp up efforts in completing sections I-IV of the East-West Road project by 2021.
Campaigners in Niger-Delta have urged Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, not to back down in his role as a blockade against money-making predators determined to clean out the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, met behind closed doors with the Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Onimeke of Imeke Kingdom, Oba Olatunji Ogabi, has called on politicians in Nigeria to fulfill their campaign promises to the electorate.
The Enugu State Traditional Rulers’ Council has unanimously passed a vote of confidence on Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led administration to mark this year’s Democracy Day.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information Act (FoI) request to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him “to direct Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to publish a comprehensive list of names of people from whom N800 billion in looted funds have been recovered, the details of spending of the money and the dates of the recovery.”
Today marks a new decade. It is a time of hope, optimism and fresh possibilities. We look forward as a nation to the 2020s as the opportunity to build on the foundations we have laid together on security, diversification of our economy and taking on the curse of corruption. These are the pledges on which I have been twice elected President and remain the framework for a stable, sustainable and more prosperous future.
The Federal government has been urged to immortalize Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, the former national chairman of the country’s electoral body, by naming the headquarters’ of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after him.
A religious organisation under the aegis of Christian Social Movement of Nigeria on Wednesday described as sad the embarrassment being given to the Christian community by a few Church leaders due to their “unbridled desires and lifestyles.”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for inclusion in the democratic process of all member states.
President Muhammadu Buhari may be among the very few Nigerians with the blood of nationalism running in their veins, but his Democracy Day pledge to lift 100 million citizens out of poverty over the next 10 years appears empirically doubtful going by the realities of the nation’s economic fundamentals.
A Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone II, Abuja on Tuesday sentenced three friends to one month in prison each for stealing a Techno cell phone.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, said recent moves by some international observers to discredit 2019 elections was a wasted efforts, describing the reports recently release by the EU, NDI and IRI as part of international conspiracy against Nigeria.
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was a believer in the victorious mandate given by Nigerians to late politician, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, in the June 12, 1993 election.
The Benue State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described as mere delusory, claims by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last general election, Emmanuel Jime, that his mandate was stolen by Governor Samuel Ortom.
Former Presidential Candidate of National Action Council, Dr. Olapade Agoro, has observed that the pronouncement by President Muhammadu Buhari at June 12 Democracy Day is an indication that he (Buhari) meant business to bring in the glorious light thwarting Nigeria political darkness behind the tunnel.
The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime parastatals, held at the NIMASA headquarters.
China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.
Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.
Manchester United have put Jesse Lingard up for sale, according to The Guardian.
Wolves have confirmed that their defender Jonny has been ruled out for the rest of their Europa League campaign.
The Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, has apologised for his outburst over the weekend when he described Nigerian journalists as “copy and paste.”
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa says the Mobile Police Training School being built in the state would enhance security when completed.
Late Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu) has been laid to rest today in his home town Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state.