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General Abdulsalami: Six million weapons in circulation in Nigeria

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), yesterday, declared that an estimated six million illegal weapons are in circulation in the country.

Ayo Fayose: Ex-President Obasanjo sent Bode George to jail because of PDP national chairmanship...

Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state on Sunday revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo masterminded the incarceration of Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over tussle for the party’s national chairmanship position.

Airtel commences NIN registration in retail outlets across Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications service provider on Thursday says it has commenced the National Identity Number (NIN) registration exercise in its retail outlets across the country. Airtel in a statement made available to newsmen in...
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

VP Osinbajo to speak at youth summit in Abuja on Thursday

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports, will speak at a youth summit organised by Lead Generation Initiative (LGI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins four awards at 2020 World Travel Awards

Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honoured with four (4) awards including Africa’s Leading Business Hotel for the sixth consecutive year at the 27th annual World Travel Awards.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and stem the imminent job loss at Transcorp Hilton where the management was on the verge of sacking most of its work force.

HURIWA wants President Buhari to stop Transcorp staff sack

Human Rights group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and stem the imminent job loss at Transcorp Hilton where the management was on the verge of sacking most of its work force.

FTAN inspects hotels, expresses satisfaction on safety measures

Rabo Selah, National President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, has expressed satisfaction over the preparedness of some hotels in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to contain the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC hosts African medicine quality forum

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) volunteered last year at the last meeting in Morocco to host the Third African Medicine Quality Forum (AMQF) meeting. The meeting will take place at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja from the 24th – 28th February, 2020.
It was a moment of pain and sadness as some protesters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) went back home with various degree of injuries after a driver of truck conveying them lost control following a failed stunt.

PDP protesters involved in road accident in Abuja — video

It was a moment of pain and sadness as some protesters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) went back home with various degree of injuries after a driver of truck conveying them lost control following a failed stunt.

Charles Dokubo: Amnesty contractors run away with mobilisation fees

The Amnesty Office will halt the activities of vendors who defraud the programme under various guises, Special Adviser to the President on Amnesty, Prof. Charles Dokubo, said on Wednesday.
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 commends Femi Otedola over N5 billion donation to foundation

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, commended the generousity of the billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, who donated N5 billion at the launch of the Cuppy Foundation which held at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja last night.
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NGF: IGR to drive states’ payment of new minimum wage

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says payment of minimum wage consequential adjustments will be determined by each state based on their Internal Generated Revenue.
Actors, filmmakers and other key players in Nollywood, on Friday night ‘lit up’ the World Premiere of the acclaimed star-studded blockbuster movie ‘The Enemy I know’ in Abuja.

Nollywood stars light up ‘The Enemy I know’ premiere in Abuja

Actors, filmmakers and other key players in Nollywood, on Friday night ‘lit up’ the World Premiere of the acclaimed star-studded blockbuster movie ‘The Enemy I know’ in Abuja.

Minister, Aliko Dangote to speak on AfCFTA at IoD confab

The Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, is the keynote speaker and will lead other top speakers as the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria 2019 Annual Director’s Conference in Abuja.

NAFDAC warns against consumption of non-iodised salt

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians to stop the consumption of non-iodised salt as “it is dangerous to human health.”

Nigeria considers new 5% tax for online purchases

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) may, from next year, ask banks to charge customers five per cent Value Added Tax for online purchases when using bank cards, its Chairman, Tunde Fowler, has said.
European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Nigeria

EU: 2019 general elections an improvement from 2015

The European Union Election Observation Mission in Nigeria, 2019, has stated that Nigeria has made significant improvements from previous elections in the country.
One of the most critically acclaimed shows on the Lagos theatre circuit – Legends, Kings and Kingdoms- the Musical’ opened for the first time in Abuja to packed crowds and rave reviews.

Legends Musical makes debuts in Abuja

One of the most critically acclaimed shows on the Lagos theatre circuit – Legends, Kings and Kingdoms: the Musical’ opened for the first time in Abuja to packed crowds and rave reviews.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari to open EFCC’s anti-corruption summit on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, June 11, declare open a National Democracy Day Anti-corruption Summit.

Presidential inauguration: Police announce traffic diversion in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says there will be diversion of traffic on some major routes leading to the Eagle Square, venue of the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

Minister: May 29, June 12 will be public holidays

The federal government has said May 29 and June 12 will be declared as national public holidays. They will now be observed as the inauguration day and democracy day, respectively, from this year.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Minister: Our plan for first June 12 celebrations

The Federal Government said on Monday that it has lined up several activities to mark June 12 as Nigeria’s first Democracy Day.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate passes bill to establish national food reserve agency

The Senate yesterday amid disagreement by members, passed a bill seeking to establish the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) following the consideration of the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
FILE PHOTO: Migrants from Haiti arrive to the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition after being released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Del Rio, Texas, U.S., March 21, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Migration raises tension in Texas border town

More migrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas than Martinez recalls in his 13 years as Val Verde County Sheriff. They wade across the Rio Grande river and into residents’ yards.
Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has called on Nigerians to pay close attention to their mental health as much as they do to their physical health says it is medically possible for someone to appear physically fit but mentally sick.

Lagos first lady: People may appear physically fit but are mentally unwell

Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has called on Nigerians to pay close attention to their mental health as much as they do...
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has supported 32 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) survivors in Borno.

UNFPA provides marginalised communities with SRHR information

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, through its Youth Participatory Platform, YPP, has empowered girls in marginalized communities with sexual reproductive health Information and Services.
The Commissioner for Information in Ebonyi State, Mr. Uchenna Orji, who stated this in Lagos yesterday, said given Governor Dave Umahi’s pedigree, he would be the best candidate for the job.

Ebonyi commissioner: South-east needs consensus candidate to win presidency

The South-east zone have been urged to learn from the past, close ranks and present a formidable consensus candidate that will win the presidency in 2023.

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Why EFCC arrested Senator Okorocha

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has insisted he was merely invited and not arrested by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday.
Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

Katsina governor identifies agriculture as means to solve unemployment

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has identified the need to invest in agricultural production, to solve the unemployment issues of Nigeria.
Riyad Mahrez has taken to social media to express the joy of Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Liverpool on Thursday, although he wished it was by a bigger margin.

Riyad Mahrez: I should be playing for Arsenal

Manchester City attacker Riyad Mahrez has said if it was up to him he’d be playing for Arsenal.

Akwa Ibom to issue ‘operational permit’ to hoteliers, tourism centres

Akwa Ibom State government has said that all hotels and tourism centres across the state would soon be certified with ‘Operational Permit’ in line with global standard and international best practices.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Eight killed in fresh Plateau attack

Eight people have been killed in a night attack by unidentified assailants at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.