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An update posted on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that on January 25, 2021, 1,430 new confirmed cases and three deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
A non-governmental organisation, ActionAid Nigeria, has called on the federal government to revise and increase allocation for education to between 15 per cent and 20 per cent of public expenditure.
As the pension assets of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, continue to rise, hitting N12.3 trillion as at November 2020, stakeholders have dismissed the move by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to borrow part of the fund arguing that majority of the states in the country have not keyed into the scheme.
Disturbed by the frequency of fire outbreaks in Kugbo Furniture Market in the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Federal Capital Territory FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called for the reorganization and remodelling of the market.
The former SGF is answering to a 10-count charge the EFCC entered against him and however pleaded not guilty. The Prosecution alleged that the charge is bordering on diversion of funds, criminal conspiracy and official corruption before Justice Charles Agbaza, on November 30, 2020, following the demise of Justice Jude Okeke, the previous trial judge.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr. Segun Awolowo has said that Niger State is playing a significant role in the realisation of the federal government’s plan of economic diversification from its traditional reliance on oil as the sustainer of the economy.
Rural women in the six area councils of the FCT, are to benefit from the disbursement under the government’s National Social Investment Programme. Speaking at the event, Farouq explained that the grant was aimed at increasing the income and productive assets of target beneficiaries.
A medical practitioner, Dr Arinzechukwu Ogbu, told Nigerians on Thursday to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever, to stay alive.
A fresh crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the legacy parties that coalesced to form the ruling party, have formed a new political association, New Nigeria Movement.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened its case against Babachir Lawal, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), accused of N544 million fraud.
A new report by SBM Intelligence, Nigeria’s geopolitical intelligence platform, shows that 35.9 per cent of Nigerians are unwilling to take the COVID-19 vaccine, while 24.1 per cent are yet to decide whether or not to take the vaccine.
Twenty-two persons have been arrested in Sangotedo area of Lagos by the Lagos Zone of the EFCC for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has projected a return to positive growth path for the Nigerian economy in the second quarter of 2021.
Ugandan soldiers stood down their positions around the residence of opposition leader Bobi Wine on Tuesday, a day after a court-ordered an end to the confinement of the presidential runner-up.
The Oyo State Fire and Safety Services has stated that its men were able to timeously arrest the fire incident at the Soka, Ibadan home of Mr. Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho at the early hours of today.
A non-governmental organisation, the Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED), on Tuesday, launched a community driven anti-corruption initiative in Kano to promote good governance and accountability in the utilization of public resources.
Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday hailed the departure of “tyrant” US counterpart Donald Trump, who is due to leave office later in the day making way for President-elect Joe Biden.
The Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State, Salihu Dovo, has been killed by gunmen who kidnapped him early Sunday morning, local residents have said.
The 75-year-old musician announced that her sibling has passed away after losing his cancer battle, adding that Randy is now “in a better place than we are”.
At least 11 people were killed on Monday after fighting broke out between the Somali federal army and Jubbaland state forces in the Gedo region of southwestern Somalia, a local doctor told Reuters.