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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, yesterday disclosed that the federal government plans to conduct oil blocks bid rounds in 2020.

Federal government has no plan to remove fuel subsidy – minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr Timipre Sylva, on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Federal Government has no immediate plans to remove fuel subsidy.
First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Aisha Buhari has expressed her resolve to construct a regional secretariat for the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM). The Mission, which was established after the Beijing Conference of 1995, has been in the custody of Nigeria, with leadership rotating among African First Ladies.

Aisha Buhari: Regional secretariat of AFLPM will soon be a reality

First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has expressed her resolve to construct a regional secretariat for the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM). The Mission, which was established after the Beijing Conference of 1995, has been in the custody of Nigeria, with leadership rotating among African First Ladies.
Motorists plying Lagos-Abeokuta expressway have lamented the bad state of the Abeokuta-Papa axis of the expressway, especially the Itori and Ewekoro area.

Abeokuta-Papa road has become a hell – motorists

Motorists plying Lagos-Abeokuta expressway have lamented the bad state of the Abeokuta-Papa axis of the expressway, especially the Itori and Ewekoro area.
Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Monday lamented that the immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola is now having gray hair because the work of heading three ministries was to big for him.

Senator Okorocha wants number of lawmakers reduced to save cost

Sen. Rochas Okorocha, (APC-Imo West) has called for a reduction in the number of legislators.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

Wealthy Nigerians on edge over NFIU searchlight

Recalcitrant tax defaulters, high-end politicians, top civil servants, businessmen and other wealthy Nigerians with questionable sources of income are now in panic mode as the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other anti-graft agencies began beaming their searchlight on them in line with the Federal Government’s effort to retrieve state funds tallegedly siphoned in shady transactions.

Governor Obaseki’s ex-aide petitions President Buhari over ‘security breakdown’ in Edo

Former Chief Press Secretary to Governor Godwin Obaseki, John Mayaki, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, over what he described as total breakdown of law and order in Edo State.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said his administration’s policies will improve prosperity and increase the industrial revolution in the state.

Ogun governor signs investment promotion agency, three other bills into law

Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has signed into law a bill to have a one-stop shop for investors wishing to establish their companies in the state.
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reaffirming his pledge to impose Israeli sovereignty on West Bank settlements.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s election gamble backfires

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in a battle for political survival after exit polls following Tuesday’s election showed the race too close to call and the Israeli leader’s decade-long grip on power slipping.

Senator Ajimobi: I meant well for Oyo state

Former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to close ranks ahead of the tribunal’s judgment for both the gubernatorial and senatorial petitions.
Abiola Ajimobi

Tribunal: Senator Ajimobi urges APC members to close ranks

Former Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to close ranks ahead of the tribunal’s judgment for both the gubernatorial and senatorial petitions.
Nnia Nwodo

No amount of insultive, incendiary speeches can get us Biafra – Ohanaeze chief

The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, has said that no amount of insultive, provocative and incendiary speeches can get the Igbos Biafra or Restructuring.

Nigeria to host African telecoms regulators conference

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to host the Conference of African Telecommunications Regulators on Consumer Affairs (CATCO) in Abuja from August 20 to 22.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo lawmakers declare indefinite recess as snake creeps into parliament

This prompted Bamidele Oloyelogun, the speaker, to declare indefinite recess, saying the security of the legislators could not be guaranteed.

Bauchi emir tasks legislators on good governance

The Emir of Dass in Bauchi state, Alhaji Billiyaminu Othman, has charged legislators to ensure good governance through effective grassroots representation.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Governor Buhari: We’ll move 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years

President Muhammadu Buhari says the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government can move 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within 10 years.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Full speech of President Buhari 2019 Democracy Day celebration

All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened.
New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sworn-in the Senators-elect of the 9th Assembly to pave way for legislative business to begin.

Senate President: Senator Lawan’s emergence excites Yobe people

The people of Yobe, the home state of the new President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, have expressed excitement over his emergence as the head of the Red Chamber, saying “it is a reflection of national interest.”

PDP assemblyman nominates APC lawmaker Kano Assembly Speaker

The Kano State House of Assembly has elected the member representing Ajingi Constituency, Alhaji Abdulaziz Garba-Gafasa, as the new Speaker of the 9th Assembly.

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The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, has been appointed as chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council for Kogi State polls.
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Edo APC suspends secretary

The Edo chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has suspended its Secretary, Mr Lawrence Okah.
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Over 12 million Nigerians benefiting from SIPs – minister

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says over 12 million Nigerians are benefitting from the social investment programmes (SIPS).
Seyi Makinde

We’ll reconstruct Iwo Road interchange with N8 billion – Oyo governor

The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has disclosed that not less than N8 billion would be spent to reconstruct the popular Iwo Road interchange in Ibadan, the state capital.

15-year-old sex trafficking victim commits suicide after rescue

A 15-year-old Texas girl died by suicide on Saturday, two years after she was rescued from sex trafficking, her family says.