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Mambilla power project to be completed in 6 years – Babatunde Fashola

The Federal Government on Friday said the construction of 3,050 MegaWatts (MW) Mambilla hydro electric power plant in Taraba State is expected to be completed within six years.

Nigeria loses $5bn annually to rice smuggling – Audu Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has expressed regrets that the activities of rice smugglers has led to a loss of $5bn annually for the country.

Federal govt to spend N300bn on roads reconstruction, rehabilitation in 2018

The federal government has set aside N300 billion for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of strategic roads across the country in 2018.

Federal govt approves N5.5 billion for erosion control in six states

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N5.567 billion for the 3rd Quarter Soil Erosion Control Accelerated Intervention in six states.

In Pictures: President Buhari presides over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance.

Federal govt to develop weapons through research and innovation – Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, on Monday in Abuja said the nation would fully embark on upgrading instrument of warfare through research and innovation.

Governor Ishaku lauds federal govt on 3,050mw Mambilla Hydro-Power

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring the commencement of work on the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydro Electric Power Plant at Gembu in Taraba.

Abdulrasheed Maina’s reinstatement, sign of a dysfunctional state

The former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mallam Abdulrasheed Maina, was deployed by the Goodluck Jonathan government to sanitise the deeply corrupt practices at the pension office in the Office of the Head of Service.

Buhari: No need for additional Ministers

The announcement a few days back by President Muhammadu Buhari that the present federal executive council would soon be expanded to bring in more ministers must have come as a welcome relief to some Nigerians.

Ex-Nigeria Airways workers lament delay in payment of N45bn arrears

The Nigeria Airways branch of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) at the weekend decried the delay of payment of N45 billion pension arrears owed them by the federal government.

Reports of altercation between Abba Kyari, Winifred Oyo-Ita wrong – Garba Shehu

“People can debate and argue over issues, but to suggest that there was a feud, a fight or a clash was to take matters beyond what they were,” the presidential aide said.

Research on ‘post-oil world order’ is key – Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to invest in research and clean energy initiatives for a “post-oil world order”.

President Buhari running ‘chop-I-chop’ govt – Governor Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) would be expanded to bring in more supporters of the APC as appointees as a sad reminder that Nigeria is now under a “chop-I-chop” government of settlement.

EFCC knows where ex-pension chief Abdulrasheed Maina is – Ex-DSS official

A former Assistant Director of the Department of State Services, Dennis Amacree, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission knows where the ex-Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, is.

President Buhari writes National Assembly, to present 2018 Budget Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the national assembly, seeking to present the estimates of the 2018 budget.

Fed govt directs AGF Abubakar Malami to recover $321m Sani Abacha loot from Switzerland

The Federal Government yesterday authorised the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to endorse an agreement between Nigeria and Switzerland to facilitate the repatriation of ‎$321 million Abacha loot at the forthcoming global forum on asset recovery in the United States (U.S.) next month.

President Buhari summons Abba Kyari, Winifred Oyo-Ita after FEC clash over leaked memo on...

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday summoned his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, over their clash at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari launches appeal fund for Nigeria’s fallen soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday launched the 2018 Emblem and Appeal Fund in Abuja for the support of Nigerian veterans and fallen heroes.

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The United States Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.

US new Army training team heads to Africa first time

The United States Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.

Robert Clarke: Corruption runs in blood of Nigerians

Robert Clarke, a senior advocate of Nigeria, says death sentence will not stop corruption because of the act of stealing runs in the blood of Nigerians.
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Two sides claim victory in Togo vote as challenger cries foul

Two sides have claimed victory in Togo's presidential election as the main challenger to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe cried foul, citing "revelations of fraud".
Samuel Eto’o offered an interview in Italy in which he spoke about the past and future of Inter Milan. Still, in the comparison with Juventus, the name Cristiano Ronaldo came up, who the Cameroonian called “the best of all time”.

Samuel Eto’o: Cristiano Ronaldo is the best of all time

Samuel Eto’o offered an interview in Italy in which he spoke about the past and future of Inter Milan. Still, in the comparison with Juventus, the name Cristiano Ronaldo came up, who the Cameroonian called “the best of all time”.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.

Nigeria’s economy grows by 2.27 percent, surpasses IMF’s projection

Nigeria’s gross domestic product grew by 2.27% in 2019, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics has shown.