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José Mário Vaz

Guinea Bissau plunges into a power vacuum after president term ends

Guinea Bissau has been plunged into a power vacuum after the president's term ended on Sunday without a government in place despite the naming of Aristides Gomes as prime minister.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Portable water: FAO, Eni/NNPC inaugurate solar-powered water schemes in North-east

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Eni, through its subsidiary Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE), have inaugurated a solar-powered water scheme in Bama, Borno.

ECOWAS adopts certification mark on products, services

The West Africa Quality System Programme has organised a third meeting of ECOWAS Community Committee For Conformity Assessment (ECOCONF) to adopt the draft documents relating to the implementation of the ECOWAS regional Product Certification System.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila promises action on EU recommendations

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has applauded the European Union Election Observer Team for carrying a good job in the coverage and analysis of the 2019 general election in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari commends Nigerians in diaspora

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja commended the peaceful living of Nigerians residing in foreign countries with their host communities.

EU warns Nigeria not to take democracy for granted

The European Union (EU) has warned Nigeria not to take its democracy for granted.

ECOWAS to establish migration academy‎ in Nigeria

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, on Saturday said ECOWAS would set up a Migration Academy in Tugga, Kebbi State, to train immigration officers in the sub-region.

ECOWAS to have own currency by 2020 – member state

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is in the “fast lane’’ of integration and planned to have its own currency in 2020, a member state has disclosed.
FG has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP as deeply offensive and patently divisive, saying such indiscreet comments are far below the status of an elder statesman.

Former Presidents Obasanjo, Kufour seek AU, ECOWAS intervention on Benin political situation

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, and his Ghanaian counterpart, John Kufuor, have urged the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to act on the political situation in the West African country of Republic of Benin.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu: EFCC secures 1,204 convictions in four years

An estimated 1,204 convictions have been secured since 2015, Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said on Tuesday.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari: Political, religious leaders fueling insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused ethnic, political and religious leaders of sponsoring and inciting inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence in the country.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari: Political, religious leaders fueling insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari says most instances of inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence were and are still being sponsored or incited by ethnic, political or religious leaders.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Full speech of President Buhari 2019 Democracy Day celebration

All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB: Nigeria is greatest contributor to wealth in West Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says Nigeria is the greatest contributor to wealth creation in West Africa, contributing about 75 per cent of regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Yoruba groups to rally against killings, kidnapping in Southwest

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yoruba Koya Movement, has declared tomorrow as a national day of protest against the ongoing killings and kidnapping across Yoruba-speaking states, including Kogi and Kwara.
Richard Young, Deputy Delegation to the EU

EU: 2,084 Nigerians entered Europe illegally in two years

One in every 10 illegal immigrants who entered Europe between 2015 to 2016 was a Nigerian, the European Union has said.
Usman Mohammed - TCN

Federal government, investors to capitalise DisCos with $4.7 billion

The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Dr. Usman Gur Mohammed, on Monday said that shareholders of the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) that consist of the Federal Government and the private investors in the firms, are to jointly raise $4.7 billion to recapitalize the firms to upgrade power distribution equipment in the country.
Abubakar Malami

Ex-AGF Abubakar Malami faces disciplinary panel over alleged professional misconduct

The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, will on June 14, 2019 face the Disciplinary Panel the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee over a prejudicial statement made against the detained former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki.

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Senator Okorocha, wife still in possession of 67 government vehicles – Imo task force

The task force on the recovery of government properties of in possession by the immediate past government of Imo State has threatened that its team would no longer adopt a soft approach to recovering of government properties in the hands of the past government officials.
Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the national assembly will not become President Muhammadu Buhari’s “rubber stamp” if he is elected senate president.

President Buhari, Senator Lawan meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Edo Assembly: Group faults minority rule, demands proper inauguration

A group, Joint Action for the Advancement of Democracy in Edo (JAADE), has faulted the rule of the minority over the majority in the Edo State House of Assembly.
José Mário Vaz

Guinea Bissau plunges into a power vacuum after president term ends

Guinea Bissau has been plunged into a power vacuum after the president's term ended on Sunday without a government in place despite the naming of Aristides Gomes as prime minister.
The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, Monday, June 24, 2019, after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Julia Le Duc)

Pope Francis joins global outrage at drowning of Mexican migrant father, daughter

Pope Francis has joined the global outrage at the drowning of a migrant father and his baby daughter while crossing a river straddling the Mexico-U.S. border.