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2019 polls’ll be credible, peaceful, FG assures international community

Nigeria has assured the international community that the 2019 general election will be credible and peaceful. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the assurance at a press briefing in New York ahead of the high level general assembly debate next week. Onyeama explained that President Muhammadu Buhari had assured the international community that, under his watch, there ... Read More »

NCC to partner NASS against misuse of social media

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has said that it plans to collaborate with the National Assembly in enacting a law that will regulate the social media platforms. Mr Tanimu Bawa, the NCC Controller in charge of Kano zone, stated this in Daura during the commission’s Consumer Conversation Programme held on Thursday. He said that the misuse of the social media ... Read More »

FG to advance research on earthquake mitigation – Onu

Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja said it would advance research activities to mitigate any earthquake hazard in the country. Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, made this known when he received the report of the Technical Committee on Earth Tremor from its Chairman, Prof. Seidu Muhammed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on Sept. ... Read More »

Buhari names campaign organisation, appoints Amaechi as D-G

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a campaign organisation for his re-election in 2019 with Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as Secretary/Director-General. A statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday disclosed this. Amaechi was the Director-General of the Buhari-Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Committee in 2014 to 2015 ... Read More »

Buhari accepts Kemi Adeosun’s resignation

Unease in S’West over non-Yoruba Zainab Ahmed’s choice to replace her   President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, accepted the resignation of the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, ending denials by the Presidency and her ministry that she had not resigned. Special Adviser, Media, to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina confirmed this development in a statement released last night. Her resignation ... Read More »

CBN’s N5.87bn fine: Pay within 14 days, AGF orders banks, MTN

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has demanded in writing that MTN Nigeria and four banks pay the N5.87bn fine awarded against them by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). CBN issued the directive on August 29 — two days after the story was published on how Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the apex bank, was ... Read More »

Buhari warns Atiku

The Nigerian Presidency has reacted to a recent statement by PDP Presidential hopeful, Atiku Abubakar where he described President Muhammadu Buhari as “power drunk.” In a response to VP Osinbajo on Restructuring, Atiku described President Muhammadu Buhari as ‘Power-Drunk’. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement, although agreed with Atiku that Buhari is ... Read More »

ISIS terrorists have links in Borno IDP camps – Police

The Borno Police Command said on Wednesday that the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a faction of ISIS, had its spies operating from Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno. Ahmed Bello, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Borno Command, disclosed this while giving update on security situation at a Humanitarian and Development Coordination Forum in Maiduguri. Bello, who represented ... Read More »

Global economy can reap $26trn by fighting climate change – Okonjo-Iweala

Former Finance Minister of Nigeria and Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says fighting climate change can add $26 million to the world economy by 2030. Okonjo-Iweala stated in New York that addressing climate change issues could generate more than 65 million new low-carbon jobs and avoid more than 700,000 premature deaths from ... Read More »

Ill-advised for Africa to go borrowing from China — Ezekwesili

A former vice-president of the World Bank’s Africa division and Nigerian former minister for education, Oby Ezekwesili, has criticised the decision of African countries to borrow from China. China has announced a $60 billion facility in aid and loan to Africa. President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders are currently attending the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). The former minister, ... Read More »