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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

President Buhari approves new aides appointed for wife

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the following aides to the First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Official: 45 percent of under-five mortality preventable

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammed Umar, said on Friday that 45 percent of death of children under five years old was preventable with a healthy diet.

Official: Healthy diet can prevent 45% of under-5 mortality

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Umar, says 45 per cent of death of children under five years old was preventable with a healthy diet.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Federal government rates Jigawa high on provision of water supply

Federal Government has rated Jigawa State as number one in the provision of basic water supply to the citizens in the North West region of the country.

Nigerian Navy begins enlistment for direct short service

The Nigerian Navy has commenced the enlistment of graduates and HND holders into the Direct Short Service Commission.

Presidency explains Aisha Buhari’s long absence following speculations

The Presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha’s absence in the country for about two months was not due to any infighting in Aso Villa.

Festus Keyamo removed as Niger Delta minister, redeployed to labour

The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, has been redeployed to the Ministry of Labour and Employment about one month after assuming office.
Folasade Yemi-Esan

Folashade Yemi-Esan assumes duty as acting head of service

Following the suspension of Mrs Winfred Oyo-Ita, by President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, on Thursday assumed duty as Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

Nigerian Navy, NEXIM partner on inland waterways, others

The Nigerian Export–Import Bank (NEXIM) has solicited partnership with the Nigerian Navy towards facilitating the regional Sealink Project, internal waterways operation and coastal trade.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ constitutes joint panel to probe killing of policemen in Taraba

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Friday announced a joint panel to investigate Tuesday’s killing of three police officers and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba State.
Paksoy-1 cargo ship

Nigeria, Ghana begins probe of Pirates’ attack on Turkish vessel

The Nigerian Navy says it has begun discussion with its counterpart in Ghana for details on the circumstances surrounding suspected pirate attack on MV PAKSOY I, a Turkish flagged vessel.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

Aisha Buhari reaffirms commitment to women, children

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has reaffirmed her commitment toward improving the living conditions of women, children and the vulnerable persons in Nigeria.
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Banks target federal lawmakers’ severance packages to recover loans

Some outgoing senators are allegedly under serious pressure following their inability to meet their financial obligations to the banks that gave them loans for their elections.

Militants threaten to declare Niger Delta Republic on June 1 over alleged maltreatment

A militant group known as Network of Niger Delta Republic Fighters, has threatened to declare a Niger Delta Republic on June 1, 2019 saying they were not happy with the situation in Nigeria.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Senator Saraki denies ordering stringent guidelines for journalists

Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the controversy over new requirements for accreditation of journalists intending to cover the National Assembly.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister seeks media support in anti-terror campaign

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Saturday pleaded with the media to support the Federal Government in its effort to contain insurgency and banditry in Nigeria.

Police confirm death of four undergraduates in UNIUYO cult clash

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has confirmed report of a cult clash between the Black Axe and Vikings Confraternities at the University of Uyo campuses.

Why Justice Walter Onnoghen resigned

Persistent pressure from the executive and the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to President Muhammadu Buhari may have prompted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to tender his resignation to President Muhammadu Buhari, our reporters gathered yesterday.

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Kogi guber: APC youth leaders sign peace pact

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Leaders across the 21 Local Government Area Councils in Kogi have signed a peace pact as the governorship election in the state draws close.

Kogi guber: PRP governorship candidate refutes endorsement of Governor Bello for second term

Mr Ayodele Ajibola, the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi, has dissociated himself from the purported endorsement of Governor Yahaya Bello of the APC for second term.
The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has appealed to water consumers in Lagos Island, particularly residents of Onikan and its environs to bear with the corporation as it reassured of regular water supply soon.

Fire outbreak: Lagos water corporation assures of water supply

The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has appealed to water consumers in Lagos Island, particularly residents of Onikan and its environs to bear with the corporation as it reassured of regular water supply soon.
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Andreas Pereira: Liverpool win will boost Manchester United

Andreas Pereira hopes a Manchester United victory over Liverpool on Sunday will kick start their poor start to the season.

Miyetti Allah warns members against encroachment on farmlands

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has warned its members in Nasarawa State against deliberate encroachment on farmlands.