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Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called for the establishment of what he termed “The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Management Authority (ALCoMA)”.

Ghana’s VP demands formation of ‘Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Authority’

Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called for the establishment of what he termed “The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Management Authority (ALCoMA)”.

Report: Why Nigeria’s economic growth is slow

The decline in government revenues and the slow and uneven growth in key sectors of the economy are key factors in the stagnation of the nation’s economic development, an economic analysis conducted by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) shows.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari begs Nigerians to change their attitude

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday, asked Nigerians to change their attitudes, noting that their behaviors and lawlessness fight against his blueprint for a change in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari vows to fight cyber-crimes, hate speech to standstill

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration’s attention is increasingly being focused on cyber-crimes and the abuse of technology through hate speech and other divisive material being propagated on social media.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari’s independence day speech — full text

Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and
Vice President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Asiwaju Michael Olawale-Cole, has expressed optimism that Nigeria is gradually waking up to Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Nigeria waking up to ICT – LCCI chief

Vice President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Asiwaju Michael Olawale-Cole, has expressed optimism that Nigeria is gradually waking up to Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Mr Marcelino Ansorena, Ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, in Abuja said that the concert was organised in commemoration of this year’s Rhonda International Guitar Festival.

Spain to prioritise investment in Nigeria – envoy

Mr. Marcelino Ansorena, Ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, says the country would prioritize investment in Nigeria to strengthen the ties between them.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

How Nigeria will benefit from sports development – Kwara governor

Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara says sports could be used by Nigeria to project its strength to the world if local talents are properly developed and motivated.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

SGF: There’s no democracy without freedom of press

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, says real democracy cannot exist anywhere in the world without the freedom of the press.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo: Digital technology will change face of agriculture in Africa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that digital technology and its application will change the face of agriculture in Africa.

Experts: Inconsistent policies stifle economic development

The Executive Director, GoGreen Africa Initiative, Mr Adeniyi Bunmi, at the weekend, blamed inconsistent government policies for the nation’s weak economic development.
“No matter our good intentions, we will not see a transformation in agriculture if we continue to invest less than 10 per cent of our budget on agriculture,” Mr Sanginga said during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, in Ibadan.

What Nigeria must do to transform agricultural sector – IITA chief

A double-digit investment in the agricultural sector backed by a vibrant rural infrastructural network will help states in Nigeria to accelerate the transformation of agriculture, says Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
Mr Thomas Gyang, Commissioner, Planning and Budget Commissioner, made this know in the 2020-2022 Multi-Year Budget Call Circular, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Saturday.

Kaduna: 2020 budget majorly for uncompleted projects

The Kaduna State Government says its major priority in its 2020 budget is completion of uncompleted projects carried over from 2019 budget.
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde and Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo

Insecurity: South West governess urges to declare state of emergency

The Director, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Prof. Tajudeen Akanji on Friday called on the Governors in the South West region to declare a state of emergency as a measure to restore peace and security in the zone.

University professor urges Southwest governors to improve region’s security

Akanji who was the guest speaker at the 4th Surveyor Lasisi Lasupo Ali Annual Lecture which was held in Ibadan, indicated that the drivers of insecurity include globalization which he said has broken down trade barriers between nations, expansion and integration of economies as well as people.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, yesterday, expressed optimism in the ability of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari to steer the corporation to enviable heights.

NNPC chief, DPR director, others to speak at NAEC conference

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, is to lead other team of discussants to x-ray topical issues in oil and gas industry at the 2019 edition of the National Association of Energy Correspondents (NAEC) annual conference.
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Madonna university marks 16th convocation as 38 students bag first class

No fewer than 38 First Class graduates of the Madonna University, Okija Anambra State will take part in the institution’s 16th convocation ceremony billed to take place on Saturday.
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Ali Baba: Why President Buhari needs to act now

Foremost Nigerian stand-up comedian and actor, Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, widely known as Ali Baba recently charged President Muhammad Buhari and Nigerians to be futuristic in their dreams.

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CSO asks President Buhari to sack minister over $62 billion debt statement

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Accountable Leadership For Better Nigeria Initiative, ALBNI, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, of his duties over claims by the latter that debt owed the federal government by the International Oil Companies, IOCs, would be difficult to recover legitimately.
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Nollywood diva Monalisa Chinda harps on actors’ welfare

Veteran Nollywood actress, producer and TV personality, Monalisa Chinda, has called for improved welfare and better working environment for Nigerian actors.
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Senator Saraki’s Ikoyi houses under forfeiture — in pictures

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.