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The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

CSOs urges Bauchi governor to conduct council election

The Forum of Executive Directors of Civil Society Organizations in Bauchi state has called on the state Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed to conduct Local Government election in the state.

Igbinedion University honours Omotola Jalade

Igbinedion University, Okada in Edo State has honoured Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, with an honorary degree in Doctorate of Art for her contribution to human development and progress at the national and international levels.

2023: Northern leaders’re not God – Maxi Ukuta

Second Republic politician and former commissioner in old Anambra State, Chief Maxi Ukuta, has picked holes in comments of some northern leaders including Professor Ango Abdullahi that the presidency would remain in the North after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.

Group laments dwindling interest in teaching profession

A concerned group, Human Development Initiative (HDI), has expressed worry over the dwindling interest of the Nigerian youths in the teaching profession, describing the trend as a huge threat to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
Antonio Guterres

UN chief appoints Aliko Dangote, Akinwumi Adesina, 25 others to fight global malnutrition

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and 25 other persons as global leaders, who would champion the...

Expert warns federal government against danger of external debt

Nwani said there is nothing bad in borrowing but added that it should be for developmental projects in such a way that would have positive effects on economic growth and human development.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari: Nigeria’s security challenges, product of neglect in education

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said the insecurity and corruption challenges confronting the country were products of decades of under-investment in education and healthcare.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU launches €26 million recovery programmes for 52,000 households in Yobe

The European Union has launched two projects with €26 million funding support to assist 52,000 households in Yobe state.

Kingsley Moghalu: Northern elite promoting poverty

The presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party in the 2019 Presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has accused the northern elite and politicians of encouraging poverty among the masses for selfish and political reasons.
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: Nigeria’s economy a disaster under President Buhari

Former Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) in the 2019 elections, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has blasted the performance of the Buhari Administration, especially in terms of economic and social growth.
Nigeria Stock Exchange

FRC: Only Federal government, Lagos access capital market in 2017

Only the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government accessed the Capital Market for bonds in 2017, a Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) report says.
Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning

Minister: Federal government’s poverty alleviation initiatives making impact

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on Tuesday said the Federal Government poverty alleviation initiatives are making an impact in reducing poverty.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

2019: Olu Falae, others absent as Jerry Gana begins campaign

A former Minister of Information and legally recognised presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Prof. Jerry Gana, on Saturday launched his 25-page policy document which he tagged SWIFT.
President Buhari delivers his address at the Opening Ceremony of Paris Peace Forum at the Grande Halle de la Villette Paris on 11th Nov 2018

Muhammadu Buhari: Universities have role in reducing insecurity, corruption, ethnic tensions

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said the country’s universities have a role to play in reducing insecurity, corruption and ethnic tensions.

A country without ‘rubber bullets’

Many years ago, I was in Abuja to attend an international workshop on one of those human development issues that used to engage a lot of attention in those days: sustainable development goals, maternal mortality, maternal morbidity, adolescent sexuality, women’s political representation, the Beijing declaration, HIV/AIDS reporting
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: No state in Nigeria without ongoing federal government project

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday restated that the Federal Government had achieved a lot in all sectors of human development and democratic process.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: ERGP focuses on investing in Nigerians

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has explained that the focus of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) was directed at investing in Nigerians.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Presidency: 10 million Nigerians to benefit from N-Power by 2023

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that N-Power programme, which has provided jobs for 500,000 young Nigerian graduates in the last two years, has a target of training 10 million Nigerians by 2023.

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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly urged to strengthen oversight on defence sector

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the National Assembly to strengthen its legislative oversight on defence in order to restore integrity, reduce leakages and promote accountability in the defence and security sector.

NOC to inaugurate commissions in Lagos on Wednesday

In a landmark event in the annals of the Olympic Movement history in Nigeria, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has concluded plans to formally inaugurate it’s various Commissions on Wednesday in Lagos.

Ivorian legend Didier Drogba to play in Australian bushfire charity game

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will team up with the likes of former Manchester United duo Dwight Yorke and Ji-sung Park in a charity match in Australia to raise money following the fires which have left more than 30 dead and thousands of homes destroyed since September.
Alexis Sanchez believes his failure to shine in a dismal 18 months at Manchester United prior to joining Inter Milan on loan was due to a lack of opportunities.

Manchester United rule out Alexis Sanchez permanent move to Inter Milan

Manchester United are reportedly ready to bring Alexis Sanchez back to the club for next season once his loan at Inter Milan ends, ruling out any hope of a permanent deal.

Governor Bello takes oath of office for second term

Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was on Monday inaugurated for a second term in office with a pledge to develop the state into Nigeria’s foremost and most secure emerging commercial hub.