Day: November 14, 2017

On this day in 1945, a one-time Nigerian first lady, Stella Abebe, commonly known as Stella Obasanjo, was born in Essan West, Edo State, South-South Nigeria. Stella Abebe began her education at Our Lady of the Apostles Primary School. She enrolled at St. Theresa’s College, where she obtained her West African School Certificate in 1964 […]

The Debt Management Office has said Nigeria’s total debt stock has hit N20.37tn,. In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, the  DMO said the total public debt stock comprising the Federal Government, the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, stood at N20.37tn as of September 30. This shows a marginal increase […]

The Senate has approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to approve Federal Government’s move to secure two external borrowings totaling $5.5bn. The approval followed the adoption of a report by the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts at plenary on Tuesday. Buhari, in a letter dated October 4, had said the external borrowings had […]

5,000 vials of the ASV have arrived into the country, after one month of acute shortage of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), resulting into massive snakebite deaths across Nigeria. The ASV drugs, which arrived at the weekend, included EchiTAB G for the treatment of bites from carpet vipers, and EchiTAB Plus for venom from carpet viper, Puff […]

The Senate has asked Senator Ali Ndume to resume plenary duty tomorrow (Wednesday) having served out the 90 days suspension placed on him by the Senate. Senator Ndume had last Friday got a favourable judgement against the Senate with the court voiding his suspension and asking him to resume his legislative duty, while the National […]

On this day in 1864, a Nigerian nationalist, politician, engineer, architect, journalist, and musician who is considered by many Nigerians as the founder of Nigerian nationalist struggles, Olayinka Herbert Samuel Heelas Badmus Macaulay, popularly known as Herbert Macaulay, was born in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria. From 1891 to 1894 he studied civil engineering in Plymouth, […]

Criticisms and condemnations have continued to trail Monday’s invasion of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Federal College of Agriculture and Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, all located within the same premises of Apata Ibadan by men of the Oyo State Police Command. It is  reported that two staff of […]

The Rivers State Police Commissioner, Zaki Ahmed has denied claims that there was an attempt on the lives of Governor Nyesom Wike and his predecessor, Chibuike Amaechi. The police commissioner spoke in connection with Saturday’s clash between security men on the convoys of Rivers State Governor and the Minister of Transportation in Port Harcourt. He […]

The Katsina State Government says it has so far spent N1.7 billion on the renovation of General Hospitals in the state in 2017. Gov. Aminu Masari disclosed this while reviewing the 2017 budget at the presentation of 2018 appropriation before the State House of Assembly on Monday in Katsina. He said that the hospitals remodeled […]

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that the 31 December deadline for stoppage of issuance of physical dividend warrants in the nation’s capital market remains unchanged. Speaking at the Capital Market Committee (CMC) press briefing yesterday in Lagos, the director-general of SEC, Mounir Gwarzo said that there is no going back on the […]

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said the whistleblower who intimated the government leading to the recovery of large cash running to billions of naira is already lined up for payment in the next batch. Adeosun, in a statement on Sunday, denied reports the individual who tipped off the government had been abandoned. The minister […]

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, has noted that Nigerians are now behaving like orphans. Kukah said this while urging the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to pay closer attention to decay of vital institutions in the country. The cleric spoke at the 2017 lecture/award ceremony organised by the Epiphany Azinge Foundation, […]


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