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Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP worried over delay in releasing tribunal judgment record

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says it is worried over what it described as undue delay in releasing the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) judgment record on the Feb. 23 election.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

Tribunal ruling: PDP, Atiku Abubakar should apologize to Nigerians – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked the PDP and its presidential candidate to apologize to Nigerians for distracting the Buhari Administration with a frivolous petition, instead of going on appeal.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Lai Mohammed’s gloating over appeal court judgment will be short-lived

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday cautioned the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to be careful in celebrating the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, as his gloating will be short-lived.
Atiku Abubakar

Tribunal ruling: PDP, Atiku Abubakar should apologise to Nigerians – minister

The Federal government, has said that instead of appealing the Wednesday Presidential Election Tribunal judgement, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the election, Atiku Abubakar, should apologise to Nigerians.
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.

Federal government plans national summit on youth, women participation in tourism

The Federal Government is planning a national summit on the role of youths and women in tourism as part of the efforts to harness hidden talents to develop the sector, according to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

PDP asks President Buhari to quit over minister’s ‘plea for pardon’ on certificate

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately vacate office over a trending video in the social media where Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, pleaded with Nigerians over the President’s WAEC certificate controversy.
Acting High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa, to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr Bobby J. Moroe

South Africa confirms no bomb blast in its Nigerian missions

The South African Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, on Saturday confirmed there was no damage or bombing of any of the country’s missions in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Xenophobia: President Buhari’s special envoy returns from South Africa

The special envoy President Muhmmadu Buhari sent to South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country has returned to Nigeria.
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.

Federal government debunks ‘bomb explosion’ at South African embassy

The Federal Government has debunked the report of a bomb explosion at the South African High Commission in Abuja on Saturday.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

Xenophobia: President Buhari’s envoy meets South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa today

President Muhammadu Buhari’s special envoy, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, has arrived in Johannesburg and is expected to meet President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigeria not severing ties with South Africa

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has hinted that Nigeria was not contemplating a severance of her diplomatic relationship with South Africa over the spate of xenophobic attacks in the former apartheid enclave.

P&ID: Protesters want British court ruling against Nigeria reversed

Dozens of protesters, on Tuesday, in Abuja expressed their dissaproval over the $8.9 billion arbitral award granted against Nigeria by a U.K court over a botched gas deal with a foreign firm, P&ID.
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Xenophobia: Federal government urges citizens to stop attacking South African businesses

The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to stop the attack on South African companies operating in Nigeria, in retaliation for the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
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.

$9.6bn damages: Federal government denies alleged non-diligent defense of case

The Federal Government on Thursday denied the allegation that it did not diligently defend the case leading to the award of $9.6bn damages against Nigeria over a botched gas contract.

VP Osinbajo presides over economic management meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, presided over the first Economic Management Team meeting of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led second term in office.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

$9 billion judgment: President Buhari asks EFCC, NIA to probe 2010 contract

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the National Intelligence Agency and the Inspector General of Police to conduct a thorough investigation into Process and Industrial Developments Ltd which was recently asked by a UK court to seize $9.6 bn dollars in Nigerian assets.

$9.6 billion judgment debts: Federal government links contract to ex-president’s administration

The Federal Government has linked the contract which led to a judgement debt of $9.6billion (N3.5trillion) to the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.

New cabinet and imperative of delivering on mandates

At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.

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NECO withholds results of 30,000 candidates in Niger over debt

National Examination Council has withheld the results of over 30,000 candidates in public schools in Niger State, due to the inability of State Government to pay their examination fees.
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2020 Budget: Federal government maintains benchmark in spite increase in oil price

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr Clem Agba, has said that the Federal government would maintain its benchmark of 60 dollars per barrel in spite of the sudden increase in the price of crude oil.
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NDYM hails Bernard Okumagba’s appointment as NDDC chief

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Edo government plans foreign exchange programme for technical science teachers

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