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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Lai Mohammed: Nigeria has been secured from Boko Haram

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has insisted that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has performed well in addressing insecurity and the country is safer than it was in 2015.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Ninth Senate: Leave Bukola Saraki out of your jostle for Senate presidency – PDP...

The Senate Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on their counterparts in the All Progressives Congress to stop dragging the name of the incumbent Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, into the schemes and plots by Senators-elect of the ruling party over who and who gets elected into the leadership of the Ninth Senate.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Senator Udoma: Federal government fiscal strategy targets growth-enhancing sectors

Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on Thursday told the Senate Committee on Finance that some slight adjustments had been effected on the 2019 Medium Term Fiscal Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) between when it was approved by the Federal Executive Council and the finalization of the 2019 Budget Proposals.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

The rise and fall of Saraki dynasty

The leader of Kwara’s crumbling dynasty has reportedly conceded defeat even as he urged his party to fight to the finish, apparently hoping for a political miracle in the gubernatorial and state assembly elections this Saturday.

CAN says will not endorse any presidential candidate

The Christian Association of Nigeria will not endorse any presidential candidate in the forthcoming election, President of the group, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has said.
Emmanuel David Ombugadu

David Emmanuel-Ombugadu: What I will do if elected as Nasarawa governor

Mr David Emmanuel-Ombugadu, the Nasarawa State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, has promised to initiate good polices and programmes to benefit the whole people of the state, if elected in 2019.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: Why Nigeria must prioritise investment in family planning

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has reiterated the federal government’s commitment to investing in Family Planning (FP) services, identifying it as a critical tool for the country to reap demographic dividend.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Federal government set to increase recruitment quota of people living with disabilities to 10...

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day with Persons with Disabilities, the Federal Government has assured of an increase in the recruitment quota of PWDs to 10 per cent.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

To win the war on terror we need opportunities and jobs

In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will collapse like a pack of cards.

2019: INEC warns political parties against inciting statements

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State has warned political parties against using inciting or uncouth words capable of breaching the existing peace in the state during their campaigns.
Mahmood Yakubu

INEC reaffirms commitment to deliver credible elections in 2019

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced.

Senate rejects inclusion of South East in Security Council

The Senate on Tuesday rejected the motion for the inclusion of South East representatives in the National Defence Council and the National Security Council.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: I will retire Muhammadu Buhari back to Daura

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said he will “retire” President Muhammadu Buhari back to Daura in 2019.
Jerry Gana, former Minister of Information

2019: Jerry Gana faults Donald Duke’s emergence as SDP candidate

A former minister of information, Jerry Gana, on Thursday, called for review of the presidential primary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in which he was defeated by a former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke.

Olu Falae urges politicians to shun money politics

National Chairman of Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, has called on Nigerian politicians to give priority to welfare of the masses and stop the disgraceful spread of political monetisation in our country.

Olu Falae cautions politicians against money politics

National Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, has called on Nigerian politicians to give priority to welfare of the masses and stop the disgraceful spread of political monetisation in our country.

RBNP: Why we dumped Goodluck Jonathan

The Re-Build Nigeria Party (RBNP) group has revealed why it dumped former President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the 2015 presidential election.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

Over 200 observers deployed in Osun ahead of guber poll

The Civil Society Organization, in partnership with Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) had deployed about 200 trained observers to Osun state for the upcoming 2018 governorship elections.

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Egypt hosts African leaders discussing Sudan protests, Libya crisis

African leaders are meeting in Egypt on Tuesday where they will address developments in Sudan and Libya, in the first emergency summits since the two nations were rocked by popular protests and an invasion on the capital respectively.
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US sanctions: Iran to block US ships from important waterway

The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, issued a statement on Monday that warned of “adverse consequences” if the U.S. ended their sanctions waiver on the Persian Gulf nation’s oil imports.

Man remanded in prison over N2.8 million dud cheque

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Saviour Inyang before Justice Okon A. Okon of the State High Court, sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on a one count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheque.
Dissident republican group the New IRA admitted on Tuesday responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during rioting in the city of Londonderry last week, in a statement to The Irish News.

New IRA admits to the killing of journalist in Northern Ireland

Dissident republican group the New IRA admitted on Tuesday responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during rioting in the city of Londonderry last week, in a statement to The Irish News.

UN condoles families of aid workers killed in Kaduna

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has extended his heartfelt condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of two aid workers who lost their lives in Friday’s attack on Kajuru Castle, a holiday resort 220 kilometers north of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.