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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described National Identification Number (NIN) registration by Nigerians as key to win the ongoing war against insecurity.
Nigeria’s preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has hit top gear as 16 athletes departed the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Thursday aboard Delta Airlines to Texas, United States of America (USA) where they will take part in some track and field meetings as they bid to qualify for the five relay events at the Games in Tokyo.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on Nigerians to fully participate in the ongoing synchronization of National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards across the country as it will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening of the economy.
The Nigerian Rugby Football Federation has been suspended indefinitely from global activities.
The African Youth Assembly For Peace, in collaboration with Coalition of Civil Society Groups, has staged a rally declaring support for the stance taken by the Nigerian government following a row accusing the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, of abetting terrorism in the past and called for his sack.
The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, on behalf of the Federal Government last week commissioned seven projects in five Geo-political zones of the country as part of efforts to consolidate on implementing the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS).
Nigeria’s minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, has said that there are plans by “forces of evil” to release doctored videos to further damage his reputation.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has promised not to sit idle and allow his “hard-earned” reputation dragged to the mud by some “paid agents” linking him with terror groups.
The federal government has placed restrictions on importing refined sugar and its derivatives from Free Trade Zones (FTZs).
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has described the call by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, that the Department of State Services (DSS) should probe the alleged link of embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, to terrorism, as an attempt to tarnish the image of Islam.
A non-governmental organisation, Centre for Law and Civil Culture (CLCC), has called on the embattled Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mallam Isa Pantami to emulate the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and tender his resignation letter without further delay.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reacted to what he called a defamatory article written by an online medium, titled: “How EFCC detained Godswill Akpabio for two hours after attempting to bribe Agency Chairman with $350,000.” He said the report “is false.”
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved contracts for the emergency rehabilitation and improvement of access roads to the Idu Screening and Isolation Center and Gosa Solid Waste disposal site in Abuja at a contract sum of N3,524,524,912.81 (Three Billion, Five Hundred and Twenty Four Million, Five Hundred and Twenty Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twelve Naira, Eighty One Kobo) to Messrs CCECC Nigeria Ltd.
The Presidency yesterday shrugged off threats of Nigeria’s balkanisation by advocates of Biafra and Oduduwa Republics, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be bullied into giving in to their demands.
Nigerian governors on Thursday said they will start implementing financial autonomy for the judiciary latest by May ending, a pledge that indicates that an end to the ongoing strike that has crippled the nation’s judiciary may be in sight.
Labour minister, Chris Ngige, has rescheduled a fresh meeting with the leaderships of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), over the lingering strike that has crippled court activities across the country for two weeks.
The Muslim Rights Concern has urged the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to ignore calls by some people that he should resign.
Senate Committee on Public Accounts has embarked on investigation of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria over payment of N14 billion for a contractor for the construction of 963 units of residential building called Legacy Estate without execution of the project.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Michael Numa, counsel for Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has explained that the minister, many years ago, engaged the late Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf in a public debate “to challenge his (Yusuf’s) doctrinal teachings as being entirely antithesis to Islamic doctrine”.
Participants in the Federal Government’s Special Public Works programme have complained about the non-payment of their stipends three months after the initiative took off.
Don’t asphyxiate us, let us breathe. Remove your knees from the neck of Nigeria, and let the country be. What do we owe you, that you make it seem we must never have peace?
Mikel Arteta insists he is the right man for Arsenal despite their shocking ouster from the Europa League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticised football authorities for Manchester United’s punishing schedule after his side advanced to the Europa League final on Thursday, calling it “physically impossible” for his team.
Eight people suspected to be hoodlums operating under the name “unknown gunmen” on Thursday night were gunned down in a gun battle with joint security operatives.
England’s chances of winning the Euro 2020 tournament this year have been boosted by the success of the Premier League clubs in the Champions League and Europa League, says Harry Kane.
On Wednesday, the South African Football Association (SAFA) appointed Hugo Broos as the new Bafana Bafana coach. Broos, a Belgian football coach, had previously managed the Cameroonian senior men’s national football team and is expected in the Rainbow Nation next week.
China has drawn up plans to upgrade an airstrip and bridge on one of Kiribati’s remote islands about 3,000km southwest of Hawaii, lawmakers told Reuters, in a bid to revive a site that hosted military aircraft during World War Two.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Yekini Nabena, has cautioned the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, against making statements that could cause instability in the country, threatening to expose him to the Pope.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for the sensational return of striker Karim Benzema to France’s squad for Euro 2020, saying his exile is due to a ‘non-sport problem’.
A Tanzanian PhD student, Ngowi Emanuel Harrison, died in India on April 26 of Covid-19 complications.