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The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo says right virtues make Nations great

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says some key principles for a nation to achieve greatness include righteousness, service and diligence, hardwork and planning as well as time consciousness.
President Muhammadu Buhari says the life of every Nigerian, in every part of the world matters, promising to stretch government’s reach and capacity in protecting all Nigerians, not minding the distance. 4

President Buhari meets Nigerian professionals, students in Russia — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari says the life of every Nigerian, in every part of the world matters, promising to stretch government’s reach and capacity in protecting all Nigerians, not minding the distance.
Sadiya Umar Farouq

Over 12 million Nigerians benefiting from SIPs – minister

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says over 12 million Nigerians are benefitting from the social investment programmes (SIPS).

Federal government engages ICPC, others to check corruption in social investment programmes

The Federal Government will on Wednesday officially engage the services of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and other bodies towards fighting corruption in its Social Investment Programmes (SIP).

Presidency: Federal government will lift 100 million out of extreme poverty

The Federal Government is committed to take 100 million Nigerians out of extreme poverty in the next 10 years, it has been learnt.
Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Ekiti government plans law allowing castration of rapists

The Ekiti State Government is proposing an amendment to the Gender Based Violence (GBV, Prohibition) Law, to provide for the medical castration of those convicted of rape, in addition to life imprisonment.

Itse Sagay: N1 trillion recovered from local looters

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay, on Thursday disclosed that so far about N1 trillion has been recovered locally from proceeds of corruption perpetuated by Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time. 3

President Buhari rejects World Bank, IMF statistics on Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday rejected statistics by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on Nigeria’s economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time. 1

President Buhari urges economic council to brainstorm on how best to move economy forward

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time. 2

President Buhari inaugurates, sets agenda for Economic Advisory Council — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time.
Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.

Senators Akpabio, Ndume speak on 2020 budget estimate

Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he will remain loyal to his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari.

APC: No conspiracy, no rift in Aso Rock

The All Progressives Congress has reacted to news stories suggesting a widening rift in the Presidential Villa between President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
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.

President Buhari: Why we moved N-SIP to new ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday confirmed speculations on the movement of the administration’s N500 billion Special Intervention Programme from the Office of the Vice President to the newly created Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

[email protected]: Atiku Abubakar’s views are myopic – BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation has said the anniversary of Nigeria’s independence should be a period for sober reflections by all Nigerians, regardless of political affiliations, social, economic or tribal inclinations.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Official: VP Osinbajo not involved in disbursement of N-SIP funds

The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has said that contrary to rumours, the office of Vice President was not involved in financial transactions or the disbursement of funds for the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs)
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, spoke to reporters in Kano, just now, answering questions on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Below are his verbatim comments-

VP Osinbajo: Nigerians better together, division no option

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is very important and more beneficial for Nigeria as a nation to remain together, than to be apart.

Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation receives encomiums for its empowerment initiatives

Thousands of small-business owners, petty traders and artisans in Abia-North senatorial district of Abia State showered encomium of gratitude on the Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation following the successful conclusion of its Small Business Zero Interest-Free Loan scheme.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government to establish 37 MSMEs clusters across Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government has commenced the process of stashing clusters for small businesses in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.

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“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

Correctional Service: Agba Jalingo didn’t sponsor inter-cell sports competition for inmates

The authority of Nigerian Correctional Service have refuted reports in one of the private television stations and some social media handles claiming sponsorship of a football competition by detained journalist, Agba Jalingo, for inmates in the Afokang custody Centre of the service in Calabar, Cross River State.
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Kogi elections: Yiaga Africa wants polls cancelled

An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.
An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.

Italian club fires coach for winning 27-0 in football league

An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.
Nigeria Police

Kogi elections: Three confirmed dead, casualty list still being compiled – Police

The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Akeem Busari, who confirmed the deaths to newsmen, said the command was still compiling its report on the poll to ascertain the actual number of casualties.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope hosts meal for 1,500 poor, homeless

Pope Francis on Sunday hosted around 1,500 poor and homeless people for lunch at the Vatican, decrying indifference to poverty as the Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.