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The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister restates commitment to efficient transportation

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has restated the Ministry’s commitment to ensuring safe, efficient, affordable and seamless multimodal transport system in line with global best practices.

Nigerian government receives stolen Ile-Ife artefact from Mexico

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, on Thursday in Abuja received a stolen Ile-Ife artefact recovered from Mexico.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor: Security agencies’ slow response to threats unacceptable

The governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has said the way security agencies act on security threats in the country was unacceptable.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Nigerian government accuses unpatriotic elements of encouraging insecurity

The Federal Government says some unpatriotic elements are encouraging insecurity in some parts of the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Unpatriotic elements encouraging insecurity

The Federal Government says some unpatriotic elements are encouraging insecurity in some parts of the country.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Minister: Stop gloating at disappearance of NAF fighter jet

The Federal Government has condemned the malicious celebration of the disappearance of Nigeria Air Force (NAF) fighter jet in Borno on March 31, by some “unpatriotic’’ Nigerians.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP to APC: Stop fake membership registration exercise

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop pushing its fake membership registration exercise in the public space.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Public Matters, Mr. Ajuri Ngelale, said Nigerians are benefitting from the goodwill of the President.

Presidency, Transparency International clash over state of anti-corruption fight in Nigeria

The Federal Government and Transparency International, TI, have continued in their disagreements over the state of the war on corruption in Nigeria as they trade tackles during an anti-corruption radio programme in Abuja this Wednesday.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

DSO: Nigerian government to rake in $1 billion from spectrum sale – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says over one billion dollars would accrue to government from the sale of spectrum after completion of the Digital Switch Over (DSO).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

FEC approves N30.77 billion for power, aviation, transport, others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the sum of N30.77 billion for various projects which include power, aviation, transport, roads and electricity.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

Presidency: President Buhari never promised to make N1 equal $1

The Presidency has said that there was not a time when President Muhammadu Buhari promised to make N1 equivalent to $1.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

Nigerian government rejects Transparency’s rating of anti-graft campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).
The Federal Government has dismissed the reported formation of a Biafra Customary Government by an ex-Niger Delta militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, as a “theatre of the absurd by a joker seeking attention’’.

Minister: Asari Dokubo’s Biafra declaration is a joke by an attention-seeker

The Federal Government has dismissed the reported formation of a Biafra Customary Government by an ex-Niger Delta militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, as a “theatre of the absurd by a joker seeking attention’’.

Grammys: Nigerian government congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has congratulated Nigerian musicians, Burna Boy and Wizkid over their Grammy Award victories.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigerian government to switch off TV analogue signals from May 28

The federal government has rolled out the time table for switching off analogue signals on televisions and the transition to full digital platforms across the country.
13. President Muhammadu Buhari together with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Saturday in Abuja received the first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus vaccination: No adverse reaction from President Buhari, others – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said that since the country commenced its COVID-19 vaccination, no Nigerian has observed any adverse reaction, noting that all side effects reported by those who have taken the jab have been mild.
Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio made this known when he briefed State House correspondents, at the end of the Council meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Council Chamber, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Nigerian government okays power projects for Kano, Benue, two others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved contracts for the construction of three sub-stations in Kano and Benue states as well as the extension of transmission lines in Umuahia, Abia State and Mbaino in Imo State.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved contracts for the construction of three sub-stations in Kano and Benue States as well as for the extension of transmission lines in Umuahia, Abia State and Mbano, Imo State.

Nigerian government approves three power sub-stations for Kano, Benue

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved contracts for the construction of three sub-stations in Kano and Benue States as well as for the extension of transmission lines in Umuahia, Abia State and Mbano, Imo State.
The chief executive officer of Gospel Digital Technology Limited, and chairman Set Top Box Manufacturers Association Of Nigeria (STBMAN), Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa, has said if Digital Switch Over (DSO) project is actualised the federal government will harvest billions of naira from the sale of spectrum.

STBMAN: Nigerian government to create jobs, generate revenue from DSO

The chief executive officer of Gospel Digital Technology Limited, and chairman Set Top Box Manufacturers Association Of Nigeria (STBMAN), Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa, has said if Digital Switch Over (DSO) project is actualised the federal government will harvest billions of naira from the sale of spectrum.
Director General of Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu receives COVID-19 vaccine shot. [Twitter-@NphcdaNG]

PTF members receive coronavirus vaccine jabs — in pictures

Members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja received jabs of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines during its weekly national briefing.
The Acting Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Professor Armstrong Idachaba.

Official: Why NBC failed to meet DSO dates twice

Acting Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Professor Armstrong Idachaba, has dismissed insinuations that poor conception, corruption, mismanagement and bad leadership were responsible for the country not meeting the dates set for the Digital Switch Over (DSO).
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Kwara APC youths beg minister, other aggrieved leaders to close ranks, embrace peace

Coalition of Kwara All Progressives Congress (APC) Young Stakeholders has appealed to the Minister of Information and Culture and APC leader, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and other aggrieved leaders of the party in the state to forget the past and close ranks in order to move the party forward in the state.

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Thugs disrupt PDP North West zonal executive committee congress

The Northwest zonal executive committee congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna, headquarters of the North West was disrupted Saturday following a clash between major contenders.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Osun governor: Babagana Zulum a man of strong character, conviction

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has described his Borno State counterpart, Prof. Babagana Zulum, as a man of strong character and conviction who is determined to carry on despite the daunting security challenges in his domain.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari appoints new DTCA, NIIA chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).
Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Professor Nora Dadu’ut, has appealed to the federal government to support victims of the recent fire incident that engulfed the famous Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other valuables worth millions of naira.

Plateau senator seeks Nigerian government’s support for victims of yam market fire

Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Professor Nora Dadu’ut, has appealed to the federal government to support victims of the recent fire incident that engulfed the famous Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other valuables worth millions of naira.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Bauchi: Police nab kidnappers, cattle rustlers, bandits terrorising communities

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested suspected kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits for wreaking havoc on residents of Nabordo and Duguri in Toro and Alkaleri local government of the state.

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CAN: Nigerian leaders should stand by the rule of law

As Christians in Kebbi State joined their counterparts across the country to observe the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, an appeal has gone to Nigerian leaders to save the country from its numerous challenges and stand by the rule of law.
Bishop of Kaduna, Anglican Communion, Rt Revd Timothy Yahaya, has expressed the fear that unless God intervenes, the fight to end banditry and kidnapping by security operatives may remain elusive.

Anglican bishop: Banditry, kidnapping may not end, unless…

Bishop of Kaduna, Anglican Communion, Rt Revd Timothy Yahaya has expressed the fear that unless God intervenes, the fight to end banditry and kidnapping by security operatives may remain elusive.
An activist from the Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement, takes part in a direct action at Barclays offices in Canary Wharf, London, Britain, April 7, 2021. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Barclays London HQ windows broken by climate change protesters

Climate change activists broke windows at the London headquarters of Barclays on Wednesday, the latest protest aimed at highlighting the role of the financial sector in fuelling what they call the climate catastrophe
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Imo attack: Inmates who voluntarily return to get amnesty – minister

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has urged all escaped inmates from Owerri Custodial Centre on Monday to voluntarily return to custody and be given amnesty against the possible consequences of escaping from lawful custody.

Woman seeks to enforce judgment on daughter’s adoption

Spanish-Based Nigerian woman, Mrs Omozele Osaghale, has called on Nigerian government to assist in ensuring that the judgment of Spanish Supreme Court, which nullified the unlawful adoption of her daughter, is enforced.