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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Dependence on oil alone will yield no result for development in Nigeria

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that the continuous dependence on petroleum products alone will yield no result for development in Nigeria.
Chiniki Guard, a Nigerian Information Communication Technology startup application, has won the best prize of $10,000 in the Artificial Intelligence category competition at the ongoing Gulf Information Technology Exhibition. GITEX is a global annual and biggest technology gathering in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, with theme: “Synergising the Mind and Technology Economy.”

GITEX 2019: Federal government woos investors to Nigeria, Africa

The Federal Government of Nigeria at the ongoing 39th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) has invited investors to leverage on the potential of Nigeria to do businesses for the boosting of its digital economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday proposed a capital expenditure of N46 billion for the Ministry of Health in the 2020 appropriation bill he submitted to the National Assembly.

Senators: 2020 budget projections unrealistic

Some senators, yesterday, dismissed projections of President Muhammadu Buhari’s N10.33 trillion 2020 budget proposal as unrealistic.

NBS: MTN leads as mobile internet subscribers hit 122 million in Q1 2019

The number of mobile Internet subscribers have to rise to 122,673,632 and 166,310,154 subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recent report has said.

IATA: Aviation and tourism’s share to UAE GDP seen at $128 billion in 20...

The share of the aviation and tourism sector in United Arab Emirates (UAE) economy will be more than double in the next two decades to 128 billion dollars.
Mr Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).

Truecaller harmonises operations to suit Nigeria’s data protection regulation – NITDA boss

Mr Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

GITEX 2019: Minister tasks participants on technology domestication

The Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Pantami, has tasked Nigerians participating in the on-going Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, GITEX, to ensure they domesticate technology ideas and add value to Nigeria's ICT sector to build the country’s economy.
Phone SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

GSM tax: Telecom subscribers to pay extra N261 billion

Telecom subscribers in the country are likely to pay an additional N261.18bn on voice calls, short message service and data in one year if the Senate passes the proposed Communications Service Bill into law.
The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.

Nigeria livestock industry worth N30 trillion – minister

The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.

Communication tax: Telcos urge Senate to reduce governance cost

Telecoms companies on Thursday urged the Senate to cut the cost of governance to fit into the revenues accruable from existing taxes and oil receipts rather than resurrecting the nine per cent Communication Service Tax (CST) which the eight Senate rejected.
Saratu Iya Aliyu

NACCIMA seeks inclusive growth, youth empowerment

The Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), has commended the handling of the economy by the current administration but however, decried inflation rate of 11.02 per cent as at August fueled by high food prices at 13.17 per cent in the same month.

Expert tasks on high interest rate to achieve affordable housing

The Chief Executive Officer, Fesadeb Communications Ltd., Mr Festus Adebayo, has identified high mortgage interest rate as a major challenge facing the housing sector in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari’s independence day speech — full text

Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

[email protected]: President Buhari orders release of N600 billion for capital expenditure

As Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to release the sum of N600 billion for capital expenditure within a three-month time frame.
Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, spoke on Thursday at a public service innovation conference organised for Federal Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General/Chief Executive Officers of Agencies/Parastatals and Heads of Tertiary Institution in the country.

Federal government tasks heads of agencies on innovation, probity in funds management

The Federal Government has called on the heads of parastatals and agencies of government to embrace innovation while also ensuring probity and accountability in the management of resources allocated to them.

UNICEF: 2.5 million children in Nigeria suffering severe acute malnutrition

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said about 2.5 million children under the age of five in Nigeria are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

Nigeria needs $3 trillion for infrastructure

Nigeria requires a whopping $3 trillion to bridge its infrastructure gap over a 30-year period, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said on Monday.
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WHO urges countries to increase healthcare spending by one per cent of GDP

The World Health Organisation has urged countries to increase spending on primary healthcare by at least one per cent of their Gross Domestic Product in order to eliminate the gaps that still exist in accessing healthcare.

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The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.

Italian police seize 31,000 Yaba drug in massive raid

The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate President: Why we are amending Production Sharing Contract law

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday justified the current move by the Senate to amend the law on Production Sharing Contract in the oil industry.

Flood: Badagry residents count losses in homes, churches, farmlands

Residents of some communities in Badagry area of Lagos State have continued counting their losses due to flooding after many hours of weekend rainfall which destroyed homes, churches, shops and farmlands.

Lawyers demand justice over colleague’s police brutality

A group of lawyers in Onitsha, Anambra state, have asked the state police command to bring to justice all officers involved in the manhandling of their colleague, Jacob Obasi in Onitsha, last Friday.

Gunmen kill 14 policemen in Mexico

Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an attack in the state of Michoacan, in western Mexico, authorities said, condemning the latest violence in the restive region, a hotspot for criminal groups and armed vigilantes.