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Leave Amina Zakari alone, relations tell Nigerians

Family members of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s National Commissioner, Mrs. Amina Zakari, who was last week appointed as head of the ad hoc committee on National Collation Centre have appealed to Nigerians to leave her alone and allow her concentrate. They described as blatant lies the allegation that Zakari has a blood tie with President Muhammadu Buhari. The family’s ... Read More »

Insurgency: Buhari meets Borno elders

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met a delegation from Borno, and restated his administration’s unwavering determination to equip the military to overcome the insurgency in the northeast. The President also told the delegation led by Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno that the collective safety and security of civilians would continue to remain paramount in the administration’s strategy to ... Read More »

World Bank President steps down

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, has made the surprise announcement that he is stepping down after six years in the post. His resignation will take effect from 1 February. Mr Kim, 59, was not due to leave until 2022, after he was re-elected for a second five-year term in 2017. He will “join a firm and focus on increasing ... Read More »

Reps approve June 12 as Democracy Day

The House of Representatives has approved that June 12 be marked as Democracy Day in Nigeria. The approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004. Considering the report at the plenary on Thursday, the lawmakers approved the amendments to three clauses ‎in the Act, as recommended in the report. One ... Read More »

Nigeria’s large population an advantage – Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, says the Federal Government would work with other partners in taking the population of the country to an advantage. Ngige said this while delivering his key note address to mark the 6th Annual Population Lecture Series (APLS) with the theme “Governance, People’s Rights and Opportunities”. According to him, there will not be ... Read More »

2019: NYSC to present 20,000 corps members to INEC today

  The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos State on Wednesday said it would present the list of over 20,000 corps members to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Dec. 6 (today) for the 2019 general elections. Mr Mohammed Momoh, the NYSC State Coordinator, told newsmen on the sidelines at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch C ‘Stream’ II Orientation Course ... Read More »

You are failures, FG tells Discos

The Federal Government has said distribution companies (Discos) in the country have failed to meet the performance agreements signed by them during the privatisation of the power sector in the country five years ago. The verdict was declared by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Niger Delta Power Holding Company and Bureau of Public Enterprises, insisting that power distributors had defaulted ... Read More »

Buhari urges calm over deadly violence in Cross River

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm over deadly violence in Cross River and expressed concern over reports of violence in four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State. The violence has resulted in loss of lives, injuries and displacement of villagers. Calling for calm and restoration of peace in the affected communities bordering Abia State, the ... Read More »

We need Diezani back because UK failed to arraign her – Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says the EFCC is seeking the extradition of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke because the United Kingdom authorities have failed to take legal action against her despite being there since 2015. Magu said this while briefing journalists on the activities of the EFCC in Abuja ... Read More »

Lagos-Ibadan road’ll be completed in 2021 – Julius Berger

The Sagamu-Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project will be completed by 2021, the contractor, Julius Berger, has said. The Operations Manager, Julius Berger, Thamm Olaf, told the Senate Committee on Works, led by its Chairman, Kabiru Gaya, on Sunday,  that the project, which was to be completed in 2017, was stalled due to paucity of funds and the recent ... Read More »