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Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

2019 budget: Federal government unsure of how to bridge funding gap

The federal government says it is caught between a rock and hard place on how to raise additional N102.84 billion to bridge the funding gap created in the 2019 budget as a result of the increase of N90.3 billion by the National Assembly.
Okechukwu Enelamah

Federal government adopts strategies to create 20 million jobs

The Federal Government has adopted strategies to generate 20 million jobs in the agriculture, construction, transport and the services sectors in its second term, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, has said.

Sit-at-home: DSS warns IPOB, others

The Department of State Services has warned those behind the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra to have a rethink or be prepared to face the consequences of their action.
Vendors and visitors at the 21st Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair at the Three-Revolution Exhibition House, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 22, 2018. KCNA-via REUTERS

Foreign companies defy sanctions, attend North Korea trade fair

Hundreds of international companies defied U.S. sanctions pressure and attended an international trade fair in North Korea this week making it the largest such event on record, analysts said on Tuesday.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti sacks over 2, 000 workers appointed by ex-Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Government has reverted appointments of over 2,000 workers by immediate governor, Ayo Fayose, after the July, 2018 gubernatorial election.

Nigeria, UK agree on regulations to deepen insurance market, expand digital economy

Nigeria and the UK have agreed to fast-track key regulations to deepen the insurance market and expand the digital economy.
President @MBuhari is in Lagos to commission a number of projects. He will be in Maiduguri, Borno State tomorrow.

President Buhari: I’m satisfied with Governor Ambode’s performance

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commissioned world-class Oshodi Transport Interchange, the Mass Transit Buses and the Murtala Mohammed International Airport all in Lagos State.
Lagos Akinwunmi Ambode

CDHR: Governor Ambode an achiever Lagosians will miss

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) on Monday described the outgoing governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, as “an achiever and administrator per excellence Lagosians will miss”.
From Left: The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi- Usman and the Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Engr. Fidet Okhiria, during the inspection of ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge rail project in Lagos on Monday. Abdullateef Aliyu

Minister: Lagos-Ibadan rail project not about 2019 elections

The minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is not undertaking the $1.5billion Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail project to garner political mileage in the just concluded elections.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a pro-government demonstration in Caracas on March 23, 2019. – It is two months since Juan Guaido has asserted he is Venezuela’s interim president. Domestically, he has been unable to shake President Nicolas Maduro from power. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP)

Venezuela’s Maduro announces ban on rival holding public office

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, bolstered by a Russian military deployment infuriating the US, on Thursday announced a ban on Washington-backed self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido holding public office.

Lagos among 10 cheapest cities in the world

Lagos is among the 10 cheapest cities in the world, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Zimbabweans struggle with storm floods

The death toll from cyclone Idai continues to rise as southern African countries struggle to deal with the devastating aftermath of the torrential downpours.

NYSC knocks INEC over corps members’ welfare challenges

The National Youths Service Corps has said the challenges of welfare facing corps members on election duty are unfortunate and not part of the memorandum of understanding it signed with the Independent National Electoral Commission.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Services sector up by 1.83 percent in 2018

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said the services sector of the economy measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.83 per cent in 2018.
His Royal Highness, Igwe Dennis Ezebuilo, an Anambra monarch on Saturday in Abuja donated a Toyota Hilux vehicle to President Muhammadu Buhari for his campaign.

Election: Anambra monarch donates vehicle to President Buhari’s campaign

His Royal Highness, Igwe Dennis Ezebuilo, an Anambra monarch on Saturday in Abuja donated a Toyota Hilux vehicle to President Muhammadu Buhari for his campaign.

Emeka Ihedioha: It’s a sin to support bad governance

Emeka Ihedioha, governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has advised Nigerians not to condone evil government at any level.

Plateau proposes N148 billion budget for 2019 fiscal year

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has proposed a budget estimate of N148 billion for the 2019 fiscal year.
Luxury Bus

Luxury bus drivers, commuters lament highway attacks

Transport operators under the aegis of Association of Luxury Bus Owners of Nigeria, and commuters have lamented rising incidents of kidnapping and armed robbery attacks on the country’s highway.

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Hon. Adebo Edward Ogundoyin of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, representing Ibarapa East state constituency in the Oyo state House of Assembly has emerged as the Speaker of Oyo State.

Adebo Ogundoyin emerges Speaker of Oyo State Assembly

Hon. Adebo Edward Ogundoyin of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, representing Ibarapa East state constituency in the Oyo state House of Assembly has emerged as the Speaker of Oyo State.
Kelechi Iheanacho

Edema Fuludu: Kelechi Ihenacho’s exclusion didn’t come as a surprise

Ex-international Edema Fuludu on Monday said that the exclusion of Super Eagles striker Kelechi Ihenacho from the 23 man list by Coach Gernot Rohr didn’t come as a surprise to him.

Lagos Chamber expresses worry over SON’s interception of containers on highways

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed concern over reports of interception of containers on the highways by the officials of Standards Organisation of Nigeria.
Nigeria have arrived in Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations and their pre-tournament preparations.

AFCON: Nigeria arrive in Egypt pre-tournament preparations

Nigeria have arrived in Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations and their pre-tournament preparations.

Brazil bus accident kills 17

A bus carrying 40 people crashed into several cars killing at least 17 people in southeast Brazil Sunday night, according to firefighters and local media.