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Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Governor Wike vindicates Buharists

It came like a bolt out of the blue early this week, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, issued an advertisement, which went in a completely different direction compared to what he had always said of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his delight after contributing an assist in Leicester City’s 3-0 away win at Newcastle United in the Premier League on New Year day.

Wilfred Ndidi excited with assist in Leicester win at Newcastle

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his delight after contributing an assist in Leicester City’s 3-0 away win at Newcastle United in the Premier League on New Year day.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: Federal government has achieved 50 percent 2019 budget performance

The Federal Government has achieved 50 percent budget performance in 2019 with the release of N1.2 trillion capital expenditure.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Nigeria to expect 25,685 new babies on Tuesday

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 25,685 babies will be born in Nigeria on New Year Day.

Bill to make June 12 Democracy Day passes second reading

A Bill for an Act amend the Public Holidays Act to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria has passed the second ready at the House of Representatives.

Presidency: Why President Buhari is dilly-dalling on second term ambition

The Presidency on Sunday gave reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari may be dilly-dalling in declaring his ambition in the 2019 presidential election, saying that it is a deliberate ploy to prevent opponents from sabotaging the country.

Pro-Buhari group wants IGP Ibrahim Idris sanctioned for defying president’s order

The Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), Lagos State chapter, on Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sanction the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for defying his order.

President Buhari inaugurates locally made drone, restates commitment to secure Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Kaduna inaugurated a new drone developed by the Nigeria Air Force for intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance.

President Buhari inaugurates locally made drone

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Kaduna inaugurated a new drone developed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Nigerian Army kills another Rivers New Year massacre suspect

The 222 Battalion of Nigerian Army says its troops tracked and killed Austin Agulegbu, a top member of a notorious cultist gang that allegedly masterminded the New Year Day killings in Omoku, Rivers State.

Rivers govt accuses Governor Okorocha of shielding wanted cultist

The Rivers State Government has accused the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, of shielding one of the 32 cultists recently declared wanted by the Rivers State Security Council.

Herdsmen attacks: We will resist attempt to turn Yorubaland to killing field – Aare...

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Dr. Gani Adams, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently mandate security agents to “arrest the blood-thirsty maniacs on the rampage in the country, masquerading as herdsmen, and bring them to justice, to avoid a total breakdown of law and order.

IGP Ibrahim blames anti-open grazing law for crisis

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Friday identified the controversial anti-open grazing laws in Benue and Taraba states as the source of the unending crisis in the two middle belt states.

Benue killings: Media reports unfortunate – Presidency

The Presidency on Friday raised concerns over the media reports of the recent killings in Benue State, describing them as unfortunate.

Senate summons IGP Ibrahim Idris for not stopping Benue killings

The Senate on Wednesday resolved to summon the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the failure to meet up with the two weeks ultimatum to arrest those perpetuated New Year Day’s attacks in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of Benue State.

APC’s false hope on restructuring

I applaud the effort of the APC but is it not too little too late? Why did the party wait for over two years, and for the lawmakers to vote against the party position, before embarking on this exercise? Are those recommendations already not contained in the 2014 National Conference report?

Kogi govt, PDP disagree over cattle colony policy

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State has flayed Governor Yahaya Bello for buying wholesale into the cattle colony policy of the Federal Government without allegedly consulting widely.

Lives of cows are now more important than humans – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was under pressure at ‘some point in the past’ to declare a state of emergency in the state.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-el-Kabir: Police record zero crime in Niger

The Police Command in Niger on Monday said it recorded no crimes during and immediately after the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in the state.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Ondo doctors suspend strike

Medical doctors in Ondo State, under the auspices of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, have suspended their industrial action.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Constituents laud ex-Speaker Dogara’s defection to APC

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the constituency of a former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have commended his defection to the party.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor signs N114.9 billion 2020 revised budget

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Monday, July 27th signed into law, the revised appropriation bill of N114.9 billion for the year 2020. The budget themed, ‘‘Accelerating Infrastructural Development and Youth Entrepreneurship’’ has a total reduction of N22.2bn from the original budget of N137.1bn, translating to a 16 per cent reduction.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu workers resume full work after four months

In total observation of the NCDC recommended protocols, all categories of Enugu State workers resumed work Monday after four months Covid-19 induced forced holidays.