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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari, claiming he made a ‘desperate’ declaration to seek re-election in 2019. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, criticised the President’s declaration during his appearance on Channels Television on Wednesday. President Buhari had declared his intention to seek re-election on Monday […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Nigerians to stop hiding monies meant to develop the nation in foreign countries, in a bid to avoid paying tax. The President, who is in the United Kingdom, gave the warning on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. To this end, […]

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, told the Internally Displaced Persons, who were displaced due to Fulani herdsmen attacks, to go back home and use stones to defend themselves. This, he said, was because he was tired of keeping IDPs in Camps. Ortom explained that killings in the state had become one too […]

The National Universities Commission has drafted the curriculum of a course in Cyber Security and Forensic Science which will be taught in universities. The Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said this in Abuja on Tuesday during a visit to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. The […]

The Federal Government on Tuesday confirmed the repatriation of the sum of $322.5m to Nigeria by the Swiss Government as part of funds looted by the late former military Head of State, Gen. Sanni Abacha. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, confirmed the release of the fund in a statement issued by her Media Adviser, […]

Nigeria took yellow fever for granted and this caused the recent outbreak which affected several states in the country. This was the submission of the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who also revealed that the government is targeting 25 million children for immunisation before the end of the year. The minister said this at […]

At least 14 people sustained burns in a fresh outbreak of fires at a camp housing tens of thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram jihadists in northeast Nigeria, according to an aid agency. The outbreak comes just two weeks after a blaze at the camp, located at Rann, about 175 kilometres (108 miles) east […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate House of Assembly seeking approval for 26 nominees. In the separate letters, President Buhari is requesting confirmation of one National Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), two non-legal practitioner members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission and 23 other members of the National Population Commission (NPC). […]

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Monday said the country’s foreign exchange (FX) reserves had risen to $47.3 billion as of April 5. The last time the country recorded FX reserves at this level was in July 2013. Speaking at a seminar for Finance Correspondents and Business Editors in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, […]

Nigeria on Monday made a case for effective collaboration across borders in the African region if the region must record remarkable victory in its fight against terrorism. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), made the remarks in Abuja, while declaring open a three-day regional workshop on ‘Prison Intelligence in […]

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described the declaration of intention made by President Muhammadu Buhari to seek a second term in office as a mere show of interest. The PDP also referred to the President’s declaration as internal affairs by the party. President Buhari on Monday declared his intention to run for a second […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed eight new cases of Lassa fever and three deaths in six states, within one week. According to the latest update by the NCDC, for Week 14 (April 02-08, 2018), “eight new confirmed cases were recorded from five States – Edo (three), Ondo (two), Ebonyi (one), Plateau […]

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