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President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

Côte d’Ivoire wants Akinwumi Adesina re-elected AfDB president

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’ Ivoire has appointed Adama Koné, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs to support the re-election of Akinwumi Adesina as President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB).

PTAD unveils new executive secretary

The Pension Transitional Arrangements Directorate (PTAD) has unveiled its new Executive Secretary Dr. Chioma Ejikeme recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to take over the affairs of the agency.

N7.2 billion fraud: If PDP were a company, I would own 90 per cent...

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, says if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were to be a company, he would own 90 per cent of it.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: Federal government will redouble efforts to boost healthcare

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government will redouble efforts to improve the provision of health facilities, equipment and services in the country.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Federal government promotes 2,932 senior civil servants

The Federal Government has approved the promotion of 2,932 senior civil servants in the federal civil service under the 2018 directorate level promotion exercise.
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National assembly pledges support to military on insecurity

The National Assembly on Wednesday pledged its continued support to the Nigerian military in tackling the current security threats across the country.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senator Lawan: How we will help the military to fight insurgency

The President of the Nigerian House of Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, has pledged the National Assembly would give its full support to the Nigerian Military in its ongoing fight against insurgency in the North East and other security challenges in other parts of the country.

Presidency releases more details on $1 billion excess crude fund

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, explained that the $876.9 million was already spent from the money domiciled at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

General Buratai approves army officers postings, appointments

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, has approved new postings and appointments for officers of the Nigerian Army.
Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said.

Iranian boats harass British tanker, warship steps in

Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha

Governor Sanwo-Olu, SGF Mustapha praise Nigerian Navy for reduced maritime crime, others

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, have showered praises on Nigerian Navy (NN) for reducing maritime crimes to the barest minimum as well as playing vital roles in counter-insurgency.
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WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to be installed on smartphones

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has confirmed a vulnerability that allowed hackers to install spyware on smartphones.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

General Olonisakin: How military can achieve complete defeat of terrorism, insurgency

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, yesterday, explained that for the Nigerian Military to completely defeat insurgency, terrorism, militancy and other criminal elements in the country, theatre and field commanders must strictly adhere to the joint operational structures.
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Wreckage of missing Japan fighter jet found, pilot missing

Wreckage from a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet has been found a day after it disappeared off the radar over the Pacific, the country’s defence minister said on Wednesday.
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Anambra elections: I want small, cost-effective cabinets – governor-elect

The Adamawa State Governor-elect, Ahmadu Umar Fintiri, has inaugurated a 65-member transition committee, asking it to design for him a lean, cost effective cabinet and other structure of governance.

Ibrahim Magu: How corruption caused infrastructure decay in Nigeria

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, yesterday, said corruption has played a role in frustrating or ruining the provision and maintenance of infrastructure in the country over the years.
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Ex-NYSC chief Peter Obasa tells President Buhari to pay his pension 35 years after...

Thirty-five years after retirement from military service, former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Col. Peter Obasa (retd), has made a passionate appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to pay his gratuity and pension.

Pastor Bakare: Terrorists’ attacks on Borno evidence of declining patriotism among troops

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Presiding Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, has said that the recent setbacks recorded by the country in the anti-terror war were more of declining patriotism among the troops, more than other reasons.

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The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this in Abuja, on Friday, while speaking at a press conference. 5

Speaker Gbajabiamila donates drugs worth N60 million to Borno IDPs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), on Friday in Abuja, donated drugs worth over N60 million to the Borno State Government for onward distribution to the victims of insurgency in the state.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Tribunal dismisses certificate forgery case against Kwara governor

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Kwara State, on Friday, dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) petition seeking the nullification of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak’s election.
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NSE market capitalisation increases by N25 billlion

Trading closed positively on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday with the market capitalisation improving by N25 billion.

Lack of funds stalls weightlifters’ participation in world championship

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) says lack of funds has stalled its participation in the ongoing International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
Barcelona's Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match between PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona at Philips stadium in Eindhoven on November 28, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND - AFP)

Ernesto Valverde backs Lionel Messi to help Barcelona rectify poor away form

Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona need to be more forceful if they are to rectify their poor away form, although the return of Lionel Messi will be a major boost according to the manager.