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Trump says it’s possible summit with North Korea’s Kim won’t happen

U.S. President, Donald Trump, said on Tuesday he hopes to hold a summit meeting with North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and that five locations are being considered, but that it remains possible such a meeting may not happen. Trump, who was greeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida to discuss trade, military and security ... Read More »

Lack of funds hindering quality health care delivery – FG

Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Minister Malam Bello Muhammad, on Tuesday lamented that lack of funds has affected the passion of the administration to meet up with its ambition for a significant leap in health care delivery. Muhammad disclosed this when the FCT Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Chairman, Dr. Achonwa Chiedozie, led the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the forthcoming NMA ... Read More »

Lagos Blue Line rail 95% completed – Commissioner

  Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson, has said the state government has achieved 95 per cent completion of the ongoing Blue Line rail construction spanning Mile 2 on the mainland to Marina on the island. Lawanson said this on Tuesday at a media briefing to mark the three years in office of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode. According to ... Read More »

Senate summons CBN Gov, Ministers Of Defence, Finance over alleged $462m illegal payment

The Senate has summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emifele, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali over alleged withdrawal of $462 million from the Federation Account without the approval of lawmakers. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges, Mr Sam Anyawu, raised the alarm about ... Read More »

Edo to run multi-campus college of education

…Abudu to host basic education teachers’ college Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed plans to restructure the state’s tertiary education scene for the training of teachers with competencies in different knowledge and skill areas, especially basic and technical education. Obaseki disclosed this when he visited the Abudu College of Education, in Orhionmwon Local Government Council, for an on-the-spot ... Read More »

Nigerian clubs need quality keepers’ trainers ― Bewerang

The current goalkeeping crisis in the Super Eagles would have been avoided if Nigerian clubs cultivated the habit of employing quality goalkeeper trainers, Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director, Bitrus Bewarang, has said. The Super Eagles have been engulfed in a goalkeeping crisis following the sudden illness of number one choice Carl Ikeme since last August, and the development has seen ... Read More »

Nigeria’s inflation will remain double digits in 2018 – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that Nigeria’s inflation will remain in the double digits in 2018. In the April edition of its World Economic Outlook unveiled on Tuesday at the ongoing Spring meetings in Washington DC, the Bretton Wood institution said inflation rate will, however, moderate in both years. “Inflation in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to moderate slightly ... Read More »

World Bank’ll not approve loan to other states without Kaduna – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday said the World Bank would not grant the loan requested by other states if Kaduna is not included. Kaduna had applied for a loan of $350 million for the development of infrastructure, but while the Senate approved those of six other states, it rejected that of Kaduna State on the grounds ... Read More »

Herdsmen killings: Senators may soon lose their jobs – Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, said senators may lose their jobs if they fail to stop the killings across the country. Ekweremadu, who spoke during plenary, charged his colleagues to find a solution to the killings even if it meant shutting down the National Assembly in order for lawmakers to deliberate with the executive. The lawmaker also ... Read More »

Aero Contractors’ maintenance facility may save Nigeria N9.2bn yearly

  With the current functionality of its aircraft maintenance facility in the country, Aero Contractor Limited, one of the nation’s commercial airlines, may save the country up to N9.2 billion yearly from foreign exchange costs associated with maintaining airlines overseas.   For instance, with the handling the repairs of its two Boeing 737- 500 locally, the company had saved over $800,000 ... Read More »