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Borno guber: Idris Mamman calls for cancellation of APC primary

One of the leading aspirants in the Borno State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election, Alhaji Idris Mamman, has called on the National Secretariat of the party to cancel the exercise, alleging that it was fraught with irregularities.
Main gate of the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa under lock and key, as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) began nationwide strike in Lagos…yesterday

Labour gives condition for ending strike

The warning strike declared by the organised labour was observed in part across the country yesterday. Labour is demanding N65,000 as a national minimum wage, up from the current N18,000.
FEPSAN President Thomas Etuh-

Thomas Etuh: How I rebuffed Muhammadu Buhari’s invitation thinking it was 419

The President of Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), Mr Thomas Etuh, has narrated how he rebuffed an invitation by President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the advancement of fertiliser value chain in Nigeria.

MPC: Don predicts retention of key economic indices

As the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) sits for its 263rd meeting in Abuja from September 24-25, finance experts have predicted that the committee will retain all the key economic indices as was the case at the 262nd meeting in July.

12 Kwara APC guber aspirants present manifestoes

Twelve of the 13 governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara on Wednesday in Ilorin presented their manifestoes to the party leadership and members.

Minister Amaechi restates commitment to host National Council on Transportation

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday restated the ministry’s commitment to host the 16th edition of the National Council on Transportation (NCT) before the end of 2018.
Jide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos APC guber aspirant Jide Sanwo-Olu unveils campaign team

Jide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant in Lagos state, has appointed coordinators for his campaign ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in the state.

Lagos guber: Asiwaju Tinubu meets President Buhari over Governor Ambode

The fate of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State hung in the balance last night as President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, were locked in a meeting in Abuja over the national leader’s withdrawal of support for the second term aspiration of the governor.
Rauf Aregbesola

Governor Aregbesola pays N19.6‎ billion arrears of salaries, pensions of Osun workers, retirees

The Osun State Government has paid N19.8‎ billion for the payment of salaries and pensions emoluments to all categories of workers in the state.
President Buhari and President Xi Jinping

President Buhari’s $10 billion harvest from China

Heads of State, Governments and delegations from 52 African countries, including Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China met in Beijing, under the auspices of the Forum on China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
Flood

NEMA: Flood ravages 5,000 houses in Zamfara, 2 other states

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed that about 5000 houses were ravaged by flood in Zamfara State and two other northwest states of Sokoto and Kebbi during the current raining season.

NEMA: Flood affects over 5,000 households in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says that over 5,000 households in 16 local governments of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States have been affected by flood in this year’s rainy season.
4 FOCAC- PRESIDENT BUHARI PARTICIPATES IN ROUNDTABLE MEETING, BEIJING, CHINA, TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2018

President Buhari assures Chinese investors of support

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Beijing, China, assured existing and prospective Chinese investors of high-level support for their investment plans in Nigeria.

Federal government approves N6.06 trillion for comprehensive healthcare plan

“The entire projects meant for over five years will cost us over N6.071 trillion and we believe that if this funding is done, if the plans are implemented faithfully, we will achieve a 31 per cent reduction in maternal mortality,” he said.
Abdullahi Mukhtar

NAHCON: 6,710 Muslim pilgrims return to Nigeria

A total of 6,710 pilgrims from Nigeria have so far returned to Nigeria from Saudia Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Tuesday in Makka.

Minister explains low agricultural growth in Q2

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said the slow growth in agriculture in the second quarter (Q2) of the year was largely due to the fact that it was a dry season, adding that lack of adequate irrigation also affected the sector.
5 President Buhari departs Abuja for China ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Corporation (FOCAC) Summit in Beijing on 31st Aug 2018

President Buhari arrives China for FOCAC summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday arrived in Beijing, China, to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China — Africa Cooperation.

Police commission inaugurates eight standing committees

The Police Service Commission on Friday in Abuja inaugurated eight standing committees and a management retreat planning committee.

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The returnees who had tried to proceed to Europe en-route Libya were repatriated from the North African country by International Organisation for Migration (IOM).