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Democrats bristle at Trump infrastructure plans

Democrats had hoped the one big policy area they could find common ground with President Donald Trump on was infrastructure, but they don’t like what they’re hearing from administration officials about the transportation portion of the plan that’s still in the works. Trump has promised to generate $1 trillion in infrastructure spending over 10 years. With two of his other ... Read More »

FG urged to dialogue with Biafra protesters

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on the Federal Government to embrace dialogue and consultations as the only way to quell the agitations in the country including with those are agitating for the independent state of Biafra. This was just as he said that the leaders of the South East regardless of their political affiliations ... Read More »

FG urges states to increase health budgets

The Federal Government has urged state governments to increase health budgets with a view of improving health system at the state levels. The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made the call during a one-day workshop for the Technical Review and Validation of 2006-2014 National Health Account (NHA), in Abuja. He said the ministry would work with the ... Read More »

Musa is responsible, did not beat wife – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation have dismissed reports which emanated from the foreign press that claimed Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa was detained in Leicester on suspicion of attacking his wife. NFF supremo, Amaju Pinnick, has been in contact with the former CSKA Moscow star and said that suggestions that the player was involved in wife battering are incorrect. “I’m in ... Read More »

Diezani charged in election bribe scandal

Nigeria’s federal high court has charged the country’s former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who served under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, with money laundering in connection with an alleged bribery scandal aimed to keep Jonathan in office. The court found that Alison-Madueke, who ran the oil ministry from 2010-2015, and three officials in the country’s electoral commission “conspired among [themselves] to directly ... Read More »

Reps compel Multichoice to adopt ‘Pay As You Go’ package option

The House of Representatives yesterday passed a resolution aimed at compelling MultiChoice Nigeria, a Pay-TV service provider to adopt the ” pay as you go” payment package option. Adopting a motion moved by Mr. Abbas Tajudeen at the plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Sulaimon Yussuff Lasun, the House mandated its Committee on Telecommunications to interface with the Nigerian ... Read More »

No shortage of fuel during Easter – DPR

Human Resource Manager, Department of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Friday Ogbadu, has dismissed fears that there will be scarcity of petrol in the country during the Easter period. Ogbadu, in Lokoja, on Thursday, said that the fears were unfounded. He assured Nigerians that there would be adequate supply of petroleum products throughout the period and beyond. Ogbadu appealed to Nigerians not to ... Read More »

50 Nigerian deportees arrive Lagos from Europe

Some 50 Nigerians were on Thursday deported from eight European countries for committing immigration-related offences. The Nigerians were deported variously from Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Hungary. Their deportation is coming barely 48 hours after another set of 40 Nigerians were deported by the Italian government, for similar reasons. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the fresh ... Read More »

We have allocated enough forex to banks – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has debunked claims by some banks that the CBN is not allocating enough forex to them for BTA, PTA, Tuition and Medical fees. According to the apex bank, in a release signed by its Ag. Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, “information reaching the Central Bank of Nigeria reveals that some customers seeking to buy ... Read More »