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The Department of State Service (DSS) has arrested and paraded a 32-year old man, Kabiru Mohammed, suspected to be behind the fabrication and dissemination of a fake wedding video depicting President Muhammadu Buhari wedding the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and her Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development counterpart, Sadiya Farouq.
The federal government said it has paid the October and November allowances of beneficiaries of the N-Power programme.
According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, the delay is because the handing and taking over process is yet to be concluded.
Nigeria has launched its first national sexual offenders register, setting up a database of those convicted for sexual violence in a move seen as an important step towards clamping down on abuse.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has commiserated with victims of Balogun Market fire disaster in Lagos, expressing concern over ”repeated market fires” in the country.
The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, is setting up structures to help mitigate fire outbreaks across the country.
The Federal Government has said almost half of Nigeria’s population, about 90 million people, live in extreme poverty.
The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday formally flagged off collaboration to check corruption in the implementation of the National Social Investment Programmes.
The federal government will henceforth monitor and evaluate activities of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the North-East to ensure compliance among them.
Senate ended the screening of ministerial nominees sent in by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday with the immediate past Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), has distributed food items to 700 persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.
The federal government has condemned the reported deportation of 40,000 Nigerians living in Cameroon as victims of Boko Haram from Rann Local Government of Borno State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that a national policy on internal displacement is in the process of adoption, adding that it will help regulate the internal displacement crisis and complement the fight against the Islamist insurgency in the north east.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, has registered 12,100 Cameroonian refugees in Benue and Cross River.
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The Kebbi State government has disclosed that it would construct 1,000 housing units comprising of two and four rooms estate in the state.
A candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Sokoto forthcoming rerun House of Assembly election, Alhaji Bature Dan Muhammadu Lili, has decamped to People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Clerk of the National Assembly and Clerk of the Senate, from giving effect to the judgment that sacked Ifeanyi Ubah from the Senate.
Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia filmed a video pleading with well-meaning Nigerians to donate 250,000 euros.
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), in Kebbi, has commended the administration of Gov. Atiku Bagudu for peaceful co-existence and relative peace in the state.
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) has filed an appeal against Friday’s judgement by the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Bwari removing him as member of the Senate.
The Zamfara Police Command said 14 people lost their lives in attacks by bandits in Babban Rafi village of Gunmi Local Government Area of the State.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has said his administration can thrive without revenue from the Federal Allocations.
The Chairman, Sanga Local Government Area, Mr. Charles Danladi, has warned voters against perpetrating violence during the re-run election into the Kaduna state House of Assembly for Sanga and Kagarko state constituencies.
A senior officer of the council, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the death, saying, “he has been battling with an undisclosed illness since December last year before he finally succumbed to the cold hands of death.