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CAN, Kukah Centre rap MURIC over call for Bishop Kukah’s ouster from peace committee

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Kukah Centre, on Tuesday, faulted the call for the sacking of Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto Catholic diocese as the Secretary of the National Peace Committee.
Fredrick Nwabufo

Social media could end marriage as we know it

Chioma is having troubles with her mother-in-law. I know because she made it headline news on her social media page. She does not share her concerns with the other party in the nuptial contract or with a trained counsellor, but with aliens on social media who are sweating on the treadmill of their own problems and who have no understanding of the situational context.

Senator Anyim: South-East has least voters’ turnout during elections

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, has said the South-East geopolitical zone is the region with the least voters’ turnout during elections, which he said must change for the region to produce a President in 2023.
Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian government discloses $2.5 billion loan from China to complete AKK gas pipeline project

The Federal Government, Tuesday, disclosed $2.5 billion loan from China to complete Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, gas pipeline project by 2023.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

ASUU: Why we have not suspended strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday gave conditions that must be satisfied before calling off its nine months old strike.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

Strike: What we agreed with Nigerian government – ASUU chief

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Wednesday gave conditions that must be satisfied before calling off its nine months old strike.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Insecurity: Northern elders hail Sultan for speaking truth to power

Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CONEPD), has applauded the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, for summoning the courage to voice out on the worsening security situation in the northern part of the country.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends an interview with Reuters, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

There’s racism in United Nations – chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has decried the existence of racism in the organisation.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Nigerian government develops national digital innovation, entrepreneurship policy

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Pantami, stated this in Abuja, Thursday at a one-day stakeholders workshop on the review of the draft national digital innovation and entrepreneurship policy.

ICPC urges Nigerians to unite against corruption

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has called for national unity in the fight against corruption and other sharp practices in the country.
Mohammed Monguno

ONSA: Nigeria, USA to lead global coalition against ISIS

The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) says Nigeria and the United States of America are committed to lead global coalition against ISIS and other terrorist groups in the world.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

#EndSARS: Kano governor meets civil society groups

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Thursday night met with the leadership of civil society groups in the state, as he harped on why peace must continue to reign in the state.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Nigeria needs to reboot entire ecosystem with digital technology

Nigeria’s Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, has declared that Nigeria needs to reboot the entire ecosystem with digital technology in order to survive the present regressive economic outlook as a result of Covid-19 disruption.

Akwa Ibom NUJ hails appointment of Ini Ememobong as information commissioner

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom State Council, has hailed the appointment of Mr. Ini Ememobong as the new Commissioner for Information & Strategy in the State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ambassador Godknows Igali, on the joyous occasion of his 60th birthday.

President Buhari celebrates Godknows Igali at 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ambassador Godknows Igali, on the joyous occasion of his 60th birthday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening arrived Sochi, Russia, ahead of Russia – Africa Economic Forum fixed for between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25 3

President Buhari arrives Sochi for Russia–Africa Summit — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening arrived Sochi, Russia, ahead of Russia – Africa Economic Forum fixed for between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25.
kayode fayemi ekiti

Ekiti governor advocates multi-level security system

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has stressed the need for the country to adopt multi-level approach in tackling security challenges, urging the government to develop enduring national security policies.
INEC Election Nigeria

Northern monarchs worried by security threats to 2019 polls

The Northern Traditional Rulers Council has expressed concern that the rising wave of kidnapping, banditry, farmers–herders’ conflicts, insurgency and other criminalities in the region may affect the conduct of the 2019 elections.

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Afenifere blasts Presidency for ‘supporting’ Fulani herders

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, lampooned the Presidency for faulting the 7 days ultimatum given to Fulani herders to vacate all forest reserves in Ondo State.
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Zimbabwe’s foreign minister dies of ‘coronavirus’

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The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday announced the proscription of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union and others at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

ASUU, Ebonyi government bicker over state university shutdown

A meeting to resolve the ongoing impasse between Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Ebonyi Government ended in a deadlock on Tuesday, with either side blaming the other.

AfCFTA: Nigeria Customs awaits NAC directives on tariffs, waivers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday stated that it is waiting for clear directives from the National Action Committee (NAC) on implementable tariffs for all goods covered by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.