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AKK gas pipeline: President Buhari’s big infrastructure push

One of the big promises made by President Muhammadu Buhari in his campaign for Nigeria’s presidency is the Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

Charles Dokubo: We’re preparing ex-agitators for life after amnesty, oil

One of the targets that was vigorously pursued when the Federal Government proclaimed general amnesty for the rampaging Niger Delta militants, on June 25, 2009, was to ensure continuous flow of the black gold-oil- and uninterrupted inflow of cash into the nation’s treasury.
President Buhari at the event

SERAP: Why President Buhari’s government is undermining judiciary

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said failure to publish and fully implement the recommendations of the report on financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary, was the reason the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to disregard the judiciary.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

SERAP urges President Buhari to implement report on financial autonomy for judiciary

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently publish and fully implement the recommendations of the report on financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary submitted to you in June 2019.”

Ijaw youths allege plot by to stop Amnesty programme

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has raised alarm over alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari government to stop the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme.

Ex-AGF: Why we did not challenge the Bakassi handover at ICJ

Nigeria did not challenge the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment which ceded the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon because it would have made the country look “irresponsible” in the comity of nations, Mohammed Bello Adoke has said.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

SERAP backs EFCC’s probe of ex-President Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed “the reported probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the government of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project as an opportunity for the anti-graft agency to show that former heads of state and other high-ranking public officials are not immune from investigation and prosecution for allegations of grand corruption in Nigeria.”
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry,

Guinea’s Alpha Conde celebraates Eid el-Kabir in Daura with President Buhari

President of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde was on Saturday accorded a warm welcome by President Muhammadu Buhari and members of Daura community in Katsina State.
Nasir El-Rufai

2023: Kaduna governor kicks against zoning

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the country needs to choose competence over zoning when electing its president.

Power probe: Reps urged to extend investigation to Obasanjo, Jonathan, Buhari

A group of young investors in the nation’s economy on the platform of Young Nigerian Professionals (YNP), wants the House of Representatives to extend its planned probe of the country’s investment in the power sector to cover all past administrations, including the last four years of the Buhari administration.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

Yekini Nabena: Attempt to discredit 2019 election wasted efforts

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, said recent moves by some international observers to discredit 2019 elections was a wasted efforts, describing the reports recently release by the EU, NDI and IRI as part of international conspiracy against Nigeria.
Olapade Agoro

June 12: President Buhari meant business of thwarting Nigeria political darkness behind tunnel –...

Former Presidential Candidate of National Action Council, Dr. Olapade Agoro, has observed that the pronouncement by President Muhammadu Buhari at June 12 Democracy Day is an indication that he (Buhari) meant business to bring in the glorious light thwarting Nigeria political darkness behind the tunnel.

Niger Delta leaders decry marginalization of Delta State

Niger Delta leaders on Friday vowed to take up the marginalisation issue of Delta State with the highest authority in Nigeria. The leaders said there was no reason whatsoever for Delta State to be so treated compared with Bayelsa, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River in the appointment of Chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday (12.00 midnight) join about 53 world leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opening of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).2

President Buhari joins 53 World leaders for OIC summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday (12.00 midnight) join about 53 world leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opening of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The Summit, 14th...

Ex-President Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, others pay tribute to late President Umaru Yar’Adua

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, former vice president Atiku Abubakar and the President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki, have paid tribute to late former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who died 9 years ago.

Bishop Kukah: Nigeria sinking deeper into abyss of disrepair

The Catholic Bishop, Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has observed that killings in 20 out of 36 states of the federation and other abnormalities are indications that Nigeria is at a breaking point.

Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons?

The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “ a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may have achieved since the return to civilian rule,”, “a shameful exercise”, “below par”, “an affront on international standards and best practice”… indeed, there is a near-universal consensus that the 2019 elections have failed the test of integrity.

FCT elections: Motorists flout restriction order on Airport road

In spite of the restriction of vehicular movement during the Saturday’s area council election in the Federal Capital Territory, vehicles have continued to ply the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expresse way.

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Although there were signs even during childhood that God would use him, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Reedeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG was not born a saint.

Pastor Adeboye donates N20 million to support Osun coronavirus relief package

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has made another donation of N20 million to Osun State government to support its effort to cushion the effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Osun residents.

Family denies tanker driver access to family house in Niger

Fear grips a family in Limawa area of Minna in Niger as they denied a family member access to the family compound over fear that he had contracted the Coronavirus Disease.
“There is absolutely no credible evidence of a link between 5G and coronavirus,” the UK’s department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) tweeted, noting that “inaccurate information” was being spread online about 5G.

UK debunks 5G-coronavirus link after conspiracy theorists burn cell tower

While there’s zero factual support for a conspiracy theory linking the COVID-19 virus to 5G cellular technology — and the scientific community has concluded that 5G is safe — the UK government was forced today to explicitly address the topic after arsonists burned down a cell tower over 5G, and used Facebook to encourage others to follow suit.
Antonio Guterres

UN commends Nigeria over coronavirus response

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has praised the Nigerian government for handling the Coronavirus pandemic well.

Skype creates link-based calling without requiring the app or an account

Skype is trying to make it as easy as possible to use its video calling software. The company announced today that users can now start a video meeting and invite people to it without using the app or even having an account; the process is done completely on the web.