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Osinbajo Declares Open Commonwealth Speakers Conference

2 hours ago /
Nation 

Speakers and presiding officers from the commonwealth, Africa region, are meeting in Abuja to look at the challenges before the presiding officer in a changing society. The conference was declared open by the acting president Yemi Osinbajo with the speaker of Nigeria’s house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara asking legislatures across the...

“I am making good progress,’’ President Buhari tells Guinea President

2 hours ago /
Nation 

Recuperating President Muhammadu Buhari has written to thank the President of Guinea,  Mr. Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health. In the letter dated July 24, 2017, President Buhari, said that the action of Conde, “ is a gesture that I...

Senate Committee On Power Visits Power Project In Niger State

7 hours ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Power has visited the Zungeru Hydro Electric Power project in Niger State. The committee members were received by the project director in charge of the Zungeru Hydro Electric Power project. Engr. Johnson Adewumi. The project director took the committee around for inspection and explained the points under construction. Speaking...

PDP Governors, Others To Visit President Buhari

8 hours ago /
Nation 

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party are among six governors who are scheduled to leave Nigeria today to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London. It was gathered that the visit was being organised by the office of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (retd.). It was...

Oyo, Osun Approve Governing Council For LAUTECH

8 hours ago /
Nation 

The Oyo and Osun state governments have announced the immediate constitution of a Governing Council for the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. This was disclosed in a statement issued and signed on Monday by the Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Mr Olalekan Alli. According to the state governments, the...

We Should Celebrate, Immortalise Faleti – ARG

9 hours ago /
Nation 

A Yoruba Socio-Political group, the Afenifere Renewal Group has said Nigerians should celebrate and not mourn veteran broadcaster, poet and actor, Adebayo Faleti. According to the group, the life of dedication and commitment of Faleti lived should be celebrated and raised as a compass for the youth to follow. The ARG said...

Osinbajo Seeks Oil, Gas Sector Reform In Africa

9 hours ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has restated the need for African leaders to come up with reforms that will ensure development in the oil and gas sector. Professor Osinbajo expressed confidence that such reforms would go a long way in cushioning the losses incurred as a result of the fall...

National Unity: I Have No Fear About Agitations, Says Gowon

9 hours ago /
Nation 

Former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd), has expressed optimism that Nigeria will remain one indivisible nation despite its diversity. The former president made the declaration at the 50th-anniversary celebration of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan. Gen. Gowon expressed confidence that the present generation would do all...

FG Set To Implement ‘Comprehensive Rebuilding Initiative’ For North-East

9 hours ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it will soon kick-off the implementation of a comprehensive rebuilding plan for North-East areas that were ravaged in recent years of Boko Haram insurgency. This was according to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo who presided over a meeting that was attended by the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima,...

ECOWAS Leaders Call For West Africa's Birth Rate To Be Halved

9 hours ago /
International News  Nation 

Politicians in the Economic Community of West African States have called for measures to reduce birth rate in the region in order to bring the explosion in population under control. According to UN estimates. “We are in a situation of uncontrolled demography and we cannot hope for development with such...

Southwest Governors Meet In Abeokuta, Resolve To Promote Development

10 hours ago /
Nation 

Southwest governors on Monday resolved to continue to work and promote the good values and virtues of the people within the region, irrespective of political affiliations. The governors stated this during the opening session of their quarterly meeting held in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. The meeting which is coming two months...

Escaped Boko Haram Suspect Arrested In Abuja

10 hours ago /
Security 

A suspected member of the Boko Haram terrorist group who escaped from Sambisa forest has been arrested in the federal capital territory, Abuja. The FCT commissioner of police Musa Kumo who paraded the suspect says he was arrested following tip-off from members of Gwako community in Gwagwalada area council of the...

Lawmakers Agree To Formulate Common Strategies To Achieve Better Health Care Services

10 hours ago /
Health 

Federal and state lawmakers have agreed to formulate common strategies in their approach to appropriation, representative and oversight to achieve better health care services. They arrived at this resolution at the unveiling of an initiative called the universal health coverage in Abuja. The gathering of the lawmakers in Abuja afforded them the...

Reps Revisit The Controversial Action Of Nigerian Assets In The Power Sector

10 hours ago /
Nation 

The house of representatives ad-hoc committee investigating the sale of power holding company is poised to revisit the controversial action of Nigerian assets in the power sector. The committee on Monday asked the bureau for public enterprises (BPE) to furnish it with all documents related to the sales. The hearing, which was...

Akeredolu Calls On Members Of NURTW In The State To Maintain Peace

10 hours ago /
Nation 

The Ondo state governor, has called on members of the national union of road transport workers in the state to maintain the existing peace to enable more focused leadership and development The governor was speaking in Akure when the NURTW president, Najeem Yasin inaugurated the Ondo state chapter of the union,...

Boko Haram: 43 Surrendered Insurgents Airlifted For Deradicalisation

1 day ago /
Nation 

Forty-three Boko Haram insurgents who recently surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have been airlifted to join other surrendered insurgents in Gombe State. A statement from the Theatre Command said the terrorists were airlifted on Saturday to join their counterparts where they are to immediately commence a deradicalisation and rehabilitation...

Arewa Youths To Review Quit Notice Ultimatum

1 day ago /
Nation 

A coalition of northern youth groups says it is set to review its position on the October 1 quit notice ultimatum given to Igbos. In an interview with with reporters  in Kaduna, President of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima said the decision to review the ultimatum is for the...

Official Results: APC Sweeps All Chairmanship Seats In Lagos LG Polls

1 day ago /
Politics 

The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has officially released the results of the elections into the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the state. The Chairman of LASIEC, Justice Ayotunde Phillips, announced this in a statement signed on Monday by the Director of Public Affairs, LASIEC, Oladapo...

NEMA Flags Off Food Distribution For 46,000 Refugees

1 day ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency says at least 46,000 refugees dislodged from their hometowns around Borno State have now returned to Banki border town. NEMA’s Director General, Mustapha Maihaja said the returnees had fled to Chad, Niger and Cameroun in the face of the insurgency. “Currently we have around 46,000 IDPS but...


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