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US religious envoy visits Nigeria to douse violence

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback will be in Nigeria on Monday to meet with religious leaders on how to reduce violence.

Expert: Repositioning cassava sector will save Africa $1.2 billon

If the Cassava sector is properly repositioned, it is capable of saving the African continent about $1.2b, which can be redirected into the continent’s domestic economies.

MAN: Utilisation of local raw materials hits 63% in 2017

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) said utilisation of local raw materials in the country has steadily increased over the past three years, hitting 63.21 percent in 2017, due to increasing government support for backward integration.

Expert advocates block chain technology to curb tax fraud

The Chief Executive of Kurecion Foundation, Mr Abikure Tega, has called for the use of block chain technology to address fraud in the country´s taxation system.

Governor Fayose orders Head of Service to issue promotion letters to 46,000 civil servants

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has ordered the Head of Service, HoS, Dr. Gbenga Faseluka, to issue promotion letters to over 46,000 civil servants in the state.

World Cup: Supporters club, record label launch music video to raise funds

The President General, World Wide Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr Rafiu Oladipo, on Saturday urged Nigerians to pray for the Super Eagles so that they would perform well at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

President Buhari: Why I stopped Femi Adesina from replying ex-President Obasanjo’s letter

President Muhammadu Buhari says he stopped his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina from replying former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter against his administration because of Adesina’s age.

Ex-President Obasanjo accuses Buhari of plotting his arrest on false charges

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused the Buhari administration of plotting to slam false charges on him, to pave the way for his indefinite detention.

Buhari and the June 12 saga

There are three aspects – the strategic, the political and the legal – to the Federal Government’s decision to replace May 29 with June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day, and to confer on the late Chief MKO Abiola, the highest honour in the land.

Official: Katsina pays WAEC, NECO fees of 29,000 candidates yearly

The Katsina State Government on Tuesday said it has been sponsoring no fewer than 29,000 students yearly for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Commission (NECO) in the state.

Suspected herdsmen kill 3 policemen in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed that three policemen have been killed by suspected herdsmen at Maraban-Udege village in the Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.

JOHESU strike: Group wants implementation of ‘no work, no pay’ policy

As the industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sectors Union (JOHESU) enters its seventh week, a group, Activists United Against Graft and Anti-People Policies, has called on the Nigerian government to implement the ‘no work, no pay, policy on the striking workers.

Democracy Day: President Buhari lists achievements in his address

President Muhammadu Buhari swept to power in 2015, promising to fight corruption, tackle insecurity and boost Nigeria’s economy.

Pastor: Political calling stands as ministry

The Senior Pastor, Dominion City of Pentecostal Church, Rev. David Ogbueli, has described political calling as a ministry that delivers positive mandates to a society.

Democracy Day: Nigerians report better power supply, less use of generators – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigerians from all parts of the country continue to report better power supply and less use of generators.

Democracy Day: President Buhari’s address in full

The commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day is a celebration of freedom, a salute to the resilience and determination of Nigerians and a recommitment by Government to keep its promise to lead Nigeria into a new era of justice and prosperity.

Children’s Day: We must ensure safety of Nigerian children – President Buhari

Today affords me another opportunity to re-affirm our administration’s commitment to the protection of children, a day to reflect on our roles and responsibilities as Parents and Leaders towards our children, and also assessing how far we have fared in this regard.

US accuses Paul Biya’s govt of murder in Anglophone Cameroon

United States has accused Paul Biya government of “targeted killings”, arson and looting in its fight against a separatist movement in Anglophone Cameroon.

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Brazil complain to FIFA over non-use of VAR technology

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Presidency: President Buhari to sign 2018 budget Wednesday

The Presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2018 budget into law on Wednesday.

World Cup: Brazil panic over fresh Neymar injury

Switzerland did not hold back in a physical encounter with Brazil in their opening World Cup game, and Neymar, who was playing his first competitive game since a foot operation in February, felt the consequences.

Governor Emmanuel inaugurates $45m International market

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, on Monday inaugurated the $45 million International market (Urua Nka) in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

Banned ex-FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter flying to Moscow for World Cup

Banned former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, will fly to Moscow on Tuesday, his spokesman told Reuters.