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PDP BOT chairman supports Ruga programme

Sen. Walid Jibrin, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged Nigerians to embrace the establishment of Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA) programme of the Federal Government.
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US, UK, EU call for peaceful Nigerian elections

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has said the UK and other foreign missions are in Nigeria because they want the election to be successful.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Justice Onnoghen: Federal government warns envoys against interference

The Federal Government of Nigeria has cautioned representatives of foreign countries and organisations resident in the country against interfering in Nigeria’s internal affairs.
A convoy of buses carrying participants of an inter-Korean family reunion makes its way through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) towards North Korea

Tears as Korean families separated by war reunite after 65 years

With tears and cries, dozens of elderly and frail South and North Korean family members met on Monday for the first time since the peninsula and their relationships were torn apart by war nearly 70 years ago.

IPOB: No amount of coalition against APC will stop President Buhari in 2019

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday said that even one million groups/parties coalition against APC or President Muhammadu Buhari will not stop him from winning the 2019 election.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari urged to name politicians killing Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to name the politicians he claimed were behind the serial killings across the country, particularly in the Northern parts of the country.

Middle Belt, Southern youths want security chiefs, interior minister sacked

A coalition of youths from the Middle Belt, South-West, South-South and South-East, has called on the Federal Government to sack the security chiefs and Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, saying they have failed in their responsibilities to protect lives and property.

The meaning of June 12

For the record, I did not vote on June 12, 1993. Not that I did not want to vote, but the situation conspired with the circumstances to disenfranchise me: I was out of Lagos. If I was in town, though, I would have voted for Chief MKO Abiola, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Dapchi schoolgirls: David Bako fake soldier, no conspiracy anywhere – minister

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has debunked fake stories in the social media alleging a top level conspiracy that stage-managed the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls on 19 February and also outrightly declared their purveyor, a Sergeant David Bako, as an unknown to the army.

Federal government revises number of Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapped, released

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has described the release of majority of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram as a gesture of goodwill by the insurgents.

The more things change…

kidnap of 105 female students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, was Chibok all over again. As it was in April 2014 so it is in February 2018. The president has changed, the service chiefs have changed and the crime scene has changed — but the details are so alike.

Most allegations against fed govt are unverified – Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has advised the citizenry to always subject allegations against the federal government and the presidency to checks and not take them line hook and sinker.

The political manipulation of Nigerians

Nigeria is 57, going by the year of independence, and the consensus in every corner is that we can be, and should have been, better than this. I have not met a single person who said this is the best we can be.

Atiku thinks he can rule Nigeria by insulting Northerners – Junaid

Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is a bloody nonentity who thinks he can become President of Nigeria by insulting fellow Northerners.

Muslims, non-Biafrans living in South-East, South South have nothing to fear – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has denied ever burning a mosque at Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, saying that it was not a violent organisation.

IPOB: APC reassures Southerners of safety in North

Despite recent attacks on people of Northern extraction and their properties in Abia and Rivers States, All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday reiterated that the safety of Southerners, particularly of Igbo extraction, is not under threat anywhere in the North.

IPOB rejects withdrawal of Igbo quit notice

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has rejected the withdrawal of the quit notice issued to the Igbos by the Coalition of Northern Groups.

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Nigerian oil field sale triggers police raid on Brazil’s largest bank

Brazil’s federal police on Friday raided the headquarters of Latin America’s largest independent investment bank, Banco BTG Pactual SA, and the addresses of its founder Andre Esteves, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

Minimum wage negotiations to continue September 4

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), and representatives of the Federal Government will reconvene on Sept. 4 to continue negotiations on the new national minimum wage.

Ministry speaks on video showing ‘harassment’ of foreign affairs minister in Vienna

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed a video that has gone viral on social media showing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, being chased out of a meeting in Vienna, Austria.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS commences e-registration of immigrants

Zone ‘A’ headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS Ikeja, Lagos, has kicked off the e-registration exercise of migrants in line with the Federal Government directive.
Vehicles seized by the military for transporting Boko Haram insurgents’ fishery products to Maiduguri markets

Nigerian Army: Boko Haram engaging in fishery trade to fund insurgency

The Nigerian Army has warned traders and Borno communities against engaging in illegal fishery trade with Boko Haram insurgents.