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Buhari Is Alive And Speaks With Osinbajo Every Day – Lai Mohammed

1 week ago /
Nation 

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari may have died, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo gets in touch with Buhari every day. He said this in Lagos during an interview with Seun Okinbaloye of Politics Today on Channels Television, which was monitored...

CAN To Osinbajo: Omission Of CRK From School Curriculum Can Set The Nation On Fire

1 week ago /
Education  Nation 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to do something about the exclusion of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) from secondary schools curriculum. Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, made the demand during in a meeting with Osinbajo on Wednesday. Ayokunle described the new curriculum as “divisive and ungodly”. He...

EFCC Denies Prosecuting Saraki, Disowns Rotimi Jacobs

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that it was not prosecuting the President of the Senate Bukola Saraki in the recently concluded false declaration of assets case. In a series of tweets on its Twitter handle @officialEFCC, the anti-corruption agency made it clear to Nigerians that it was...

Militants Give Northerners October 1 To Quit Niger Delta

1 week ago /
Nation 

At the joint meeting between the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators and youth leaders across the region to review the state of the nation, the militant leaders demanded an immediate return of oil blocs owned by northerners to the Niger Delta people.

Alleged Graft: EFCC Set To Reopen CCT Chair Probe

1 week ago /
Nation 

There were strong indications on Thursday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission would reopen investigation into   allegations of corruption against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Usman. Sources at the anti-graft agency in Abuja said the commission had started screening all outstanding petitions against the CCT...

Court Dismisses Application Of Companies Linked To Patience Jonathan

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Thursday threw out the application brought by a former special adviser to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo Owei-Dudafa and four companies challenging the ruling of a Federal High Court which convicted the companies. The companies are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property...

Ex-Gov Oni Joins Ekiti Governorship Race

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress and former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, has joined the Ekiti governorship race. He would make an open declaration in July, the Director-General of the Segun Oni Campaign, Dr. Ife Arowosoge, said on Thursday at the maiden meeting of APC leaders...

NSCDC Arrests Nasarawa School Principals For Allegedly Defrauding Students

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps said it arrested three secondary school principals for allegedly failing to register 100 students after collecting exam registration fees. The NSCDC commandant, Mr. Lawan Bashir, told journalists on Thursday in Lafia that the principals failed to register the students...

Abuja Serial Car Thief Nabbed

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Police in Abuja apprehended a serial car thief on Wednesday while attempting to remove a Toyota Camry 2000 model car with a master key from where it was parked at NAICO office, Central Business District. The Police said the suspect, Emmanuel Lere, 34 years, had just served a jail term...

National Assembly Won’t Be A Rubber Stamp, Lawmakers Reply Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

The National Assembly has said its Constitutional powers are unambiguous with regards to appropriation and warned the Executive that it will not be a rubber stamp for it. In separate plenary sessions, the Senate and House of Representatives considered points of privilege by lawmakers who queried alleged statements by Acting President,...

Governor Gaidem Approves Recruitment Of 70 Health Workers

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has approved the recruitment of 38 nurses who have just graduated from the state own Dr. Shehu Sule College of Nursing and Midwifery, Damaturu. The approval was contained in a statement from the Director of Press to the governor, Abdullahi Bego. According to the statement, the...

PIB Passes Second Reading At House Of Reps

1 week ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives is making progress on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Three bills seeking to reform different aspects of Nigeria’s petroleum and gas industry scaled through the second reading on Thursday after an extensive debate with most lawmakers speaking in support of the bills. Some lawmakers, however, noted that the...

Nasarawa Police Gives Thirty-Day Ultimatum To All Persons In Possession Of Illegal Fire Arms

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

Nasarawa state police command in collaboration with the state government has given a thirty-day ultimatum to all persons in possession of illegal fire arms in the state to surrender them to the police or risk arrest and prosecution. The state commissioner of police, Abubakar Bello said this while parading twenty-five suspects...

ECOWAS Health Expect Meet To Chart A New Course For Maternal And Child Health In The Region

1 week ago /
International News 

Health experts and partners from 15 west African countries are meeting in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital to chart a new course for hospital reforms and maternal and child health in the region. Ahead of the 18th assembly of health minister from the ECOWAS region on Friday, director general of the West...

Osinbajo: FG Is Developing A Framework For Modular Refinery In Nigeria

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting president Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is developing a framework that would allow any one with proven record to run modular refinery in Nigeria. Professor Osinbajo who said this at the modular refineries association of Nigeria discussion forum in Abuja on Thursday, noted that the present administration is committed...

Mayweather, Mcgregor Agree To August Super Fight

1 week ago /
Sports  

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts icon Conor McGregor confirmed plans for a long-awaited showdown on Wednesday, triggering both criticism and anticipation for what is set to be one of the richest fights in history. Mayweather and McGregor -- kingpins of their sports -- will climb into a boxing...

APC Expels Suspended Lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin

1 week ago /
Nation  Politics 

The All Progressives Congress(APC) chapter in Bebeji local government area of Kano state has expelled Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives.  Sani Ranka, chairman of the party in the local government, hinged the action on alleged anti-party activities by Jibrin. Ranka accused the former chairman house committee on appropriations of...

Dismissal Of NAFDAC From Cargo Clearance Will Encourage Smuggling Of Fake Drugs And Foods – House Of Representatives

1 week ago /
Health  Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives committee on health services says dismissal of NAFDAC from cargo clearance at the Nigerian ports will encourage smuggling of fake drugs and foods into Nigeria. Chairman of the committee, john Okafor said this in Abuja when the committee visited the agency in Abuja. He said the implication of...

UNAIDS – Children Are Special And Should Not Be Allowed To Be Born With Any Ailment

1 week ago /
Health 

Children are special species who should not be allowed to be born with any ailment and even when that happens every effort should be made to get rid of such ailments. This is the view of the speakers at the UNAIDS and Nigeria health summit in Abuja with the theme, early...

10 New Air Force Pilots Received At The Air Force Headquarters

1 week ago /
Security 

Ten pilots of the Nigerian Air Force have concluded their flying training programme at an aviation school in South Africa. The new flying officers were received by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar at the Air Force Headquarters in Abuja. The Air Chief told the ten officers that their new responsibility and...


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