Why FG extended rail line to Niger Republic – Lai Mohammed

Why FG extended rail line to Niger Republic – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says the extension of rail line construction from Lagos-Kano-Katsina to Marradi in Niger Republic was approved for economic and commercial benefits. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the explanation on Friday when he featured on Nigeria Television Authority live programme, “Good Morning Nigeria”. Specifically, the minister said the rail extension is intended for Nigeria to…

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Labour suspends proposed strike as FG holds electricity tariff hike

Labour suspends proposed strike as FG holds electricity tariff hike

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have suspended the strike scheduled to commence today (Monday). This development followed an agreement reached by the NLC with the Federal Government at a meeting which started at 8.30pm on Sunday and ended at 2:50am this morning. After exhaustive deliberations on the issues raised by the labour centres, the meeting agreed…

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President Buhari orders reduction of NPK fertilizer price

President Buhari orders reduction of NPK fertilizer price

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the reduction of NPK fertilizer price from N5,500 to N5,000 to help local farmers and ensure food security in the country. The Vice-Chairman of the National Food Security Council, Atiku Bagudu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting presided over by the Chief of Staff to the president, Prof. Ibrahim…

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BREAKING: LASTMA headquarters on fire

BREAKING: LASTMA headquarters on fire

On Tuesday, fire gutted a section of the headquarters of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority(LASTMA), Oshodi, Lagos. LASTMA made this known in a statement by its Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Filade Olumide. The statement was titled, ‘Minor fire incident at LASTMA headquarters’. LASTMA General Manager, Olajide Oduyoye, was quoted as saying that the “fire was immediately put out”. READ…

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Woman delivers baby boy under Ajah bridge in Lagos

Woman delivers baby boy under Ajah bridge in Lagos State

A 35 years old woman, Ms Blessing Emmanuel, on Saturday, fell into labour and was delivered of a baby boy under the flyover bridge in Ajah area of Lagos State. The incident occurred at about 4.30p.m. The woman, who hails from Cross River State, was said to be homeless, but personnel from Lagos State Ambulance Services from Eti-Osa, were said…

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EDO GUBER: protect your votes, Saraki tells Edo people

EDO GUBER: protect your votes, Saraki tells Edo people

Nigeria’s immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has urged voters in Edo State to protect their votes in the state’s guber election. He said this in a series of tweets after voting was concluded at many units in the election. Saraki said, “The on-going #EdoDecides2020 is getting to the crucial stages. I urge the good people of Edo State not…

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Lagos govt orders full reopening of churches, mosques

Lagos govt orders full reopening of churches, mosques

The Lagos State Government has approved the full reopening of churches and mosques in the state following the Nationwide shutdown of worship centres early this year as a measures to control the spread of the ravaging covid-19 pandemic. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this on Saturday at a briefing in Lagos. According to the governor, mosques can hold their prayers…

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Don’t disrespect Nigeria, FG tells US, UK over visa restrictions

VISA BAN: Don’t disrespect Nigeria, FG tells US, UK

Nigeria Federal Government has shown displeasure on the Visa ban placed on some categories of Nigerian Citizens by the United States and the United Kingdom concerning the Edo, Ondo governorship elections. It also expressed concern over the visa restrictions imposed by the US on unnamed politicians for alleged involvement in electoral violence during the Kogi and Bayelsa states governorship polls.…

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PLATEAU: We spent N366m in the Covid-19 fight – Gov Lalong

PLATEAU: We spent N366m in the Covid-19 battle – Gov Lalong

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has revealed that his administration spent the sum of N366.5 million to fight the Covid-19 virus in the state. Governor Lalong who revealed this on Friday at a stakeholders meeting with traditional leaders at Government House, Jos, to enlighten residents on the prevalance of COVID-19 in the state, added that his administration also…

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Ogun workers suspends one week warning strike

Ogun workers suspends one week warning strike

Workers in Ogun State on Friday suspended their one-week warning strike after a meeting with the officials of the state government. The workers embarked on strike on Wednesday over minimum wage, unpaid pension contributory scheme, non-promotion of staff since 2018 and unpaid leave allowances to all employees since 2015. READ ALSO: Ogun workers to go on one-week strike over minimum wage…

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President Buhari signs Police Bill 2020 into law

President Buhari signs Police Bill 2020 into law

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2020 Police Bill into law. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this on Thursday in a statement titled “President Buhari asserts to Police Bill, 2020”. He said that the President had in a memo dated September 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill to the…

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EFCC arrests two lecturers, 28 others for Cyber fraud in Kwara

EFCC arrests two lecturers, 28 others for Cyber fraud in Kwara

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested two lecturers of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa and 28 others over their alleged involvement in a cyber fraud. The EFCC media chief, Dele Oyewale in a statement made available to newsmen in Ilorin on Monday, identified the lecturers as Abdullahi Opashola and Adebisi Ademola. The…

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Former Ijaw congress president, Kimse Okoko is dead

Former Ijaw congress president, Kimse Okoko is dead

A former President of the Ijaw National Congress and Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Port Harcourt, Kimse Okoko, is dead. Okoko, who was also the president of the Conference of Ethnic Nationalities in Niger Delta, died on Sunday at a hospital in Port Harcourt. He hailed from Obunagha community in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of…

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We are in Igbo land for business ― Herdsmen

We are in Igbo land for business ― Fulani Herdsmen

The Herdsmen group, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, South-East zone, has explained that its interest in Igbo Land is based on business not domination. MACBAN in Igbo land, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, who gave the explanation Monday after a meeting of the joint executive council of the group in Enugu, said that the explanation became necessary following growing…

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Mailafia accepts DSS invitation over Boko Haram allegations

Mailafia accepts DSS invitation over Boko Haram allegations

The Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, has again honoured the Department of State Services (DSS) invitation. The former Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), who spoke to newsmen immediately after arriving the headquarters of DSS, in Jos, the Plateau State capital, for further interrogation said that if because he spoke about…

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MALI: Junta accept 18 months transition government

MALI: Junta agrees to 18-month transition government

The head of Mali’s military junta, Colonel Assimi Goita, has vowed to establish an 18 months transition government in Mali. He made this declaration on Saturday, at the close of talks on returning Mali to civilian rule following the August 18th coup d’état in the country. An expert group appointed by the junta adopted a charter for an 18-month transition…

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Gov Uzodimma urges Igbos in Edo to vote for Ize-Iyamu

Gov Uzodimma urges Igbos in Edo to support Ize-Iyamu

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state on his visit to Benin City, the Edo state capital on Saturday, urged Igbos in the State to vote for pastor osagie Ize-Iyamu who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for September 19 governorship election in the state. Uzodimma who was welcomed by the Igbo Youth Union (IYU) and the Ohaneze Ndi Igbo…

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One dead, many injured in Ondo auto crash

One dead, many injured in Ondo auto crash

One person has been reportedly died while many persons were injured in an auto crash that happened in Oloko area in the Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday. According to an eyewitness, the accident involved a Toyota Primera car with registration number ANG 35 BV car and a motorcyclist. It was gathered that the driver of…

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Kaduna govt declares castration as rape punishment

Kaduna govt declares castration as rape punishment

Rape Punishment: The Kaduna State Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba on Friday, commended the state Assembly for passing law approving castration as punishment for all rapist in the state. The Commissioner made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna. Mrs Baba said that the approval by the assembly…

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Prof. Florence Obi emerges UNICAL first ever female VC

Florence Obi emerges UNICAL’s first ever female VC

Professor Florence Obi of the Faculty of Education has broken a 45-year old history by becoming the first female Vice-Chancellor-elect of the University of Calabar, Cross River State. She emerged top after a strong screening exercise involving 12 other candidates. Shr will take over from Prof. Zana Akpagu, whose tenure ends on November 30, 2020. The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing…

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PMB appoints Fashola, Malami, others power committee members

PMB appoints Fashola, Malami, others power committee members

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Special power committee members to help assist the government in improving the delivery of power in the country. Power Committee members inaugurated by the President include the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Power, Saleh…

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FG closed PH, Kaduna, Warri refineries due to bad performance – NNPC

FG Shut Down Refineries Due To Bad Performance – NNPC

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari in a Channels TV programme said the four oil refineries in the country have been shut down in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna. He explained that all four refineries were functioning below capacity and it had thus become necessary to stop them from operating all together. Responding…

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Thugs abduct Zamfara treasurer’s children, kill neighbour

Thugs abduct Zamfara treasurer’s children, kill neighbour

Suspected kidnappers have abducted three children of Zamfara State Sub-treasurer, Alhaji Yusuf Marafa, noting that his neighbour in Nahuche community of the Bungudu Local Government Area of the  State was equally killed in the attack. According to people around the area, the abducted children are Mansur Yusuf, Sa ’adu Yusuf and Anas Yusuf, while his deceased neighbour, is identified as…

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BREAKING: Nigeria’s debt hits N31trn – DMO

BREAKING: Nigeria's debt hits N31trn – DMO

The Debt Management Office on Wednesday released Nigeria’s total public debt stock as of June 30, 2020, and put the country’s entire debt at N31trn, indicating an increase of N2.38trn within a space of three months. Nigeria’s total public debt stock includes the debt stock of the Federal Government, the 36 states, and the Federal Capital Territory. Just as the…

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BREAKING: Kano Police arrests 259 suspected criminals

BREAKING: Kano Police arrests 259 suspected criminals

The Kano State Police Command said on Wednesday at least 259 suspected criminals had been arrested in different parts of the state in the last six weeks. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Habu Ahmad, who disclosed this at a press conference in Kano, he said the police also recovered 150 crates of expired Cola-Cola drinks. Ahmad added that the suspects were…

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Police return N3.99m recovered from accident scene to victim’s family in Kaduna

Police return N3.99m recovered from accident scene to victim’s family in Kaduna

The Police in Kaduna State, said it had returned N3,991,650 to the family of one, Mustapha Sanusi, who died in a road accident at Unguwan Danisa, Soba Local Government Area of the state. The Soba Divisional Police Officer (DPO), SP Pam Mosses, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Soba, Kaduna. Moses disclosed that one, Alhaji Kabiru…

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Deji of Akure reverses order on closure of markets

AHEREGBE/AMOLE FESTIVALS: Deji of Akure reverses order on markets closure

The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade, has reversed his earlier order of all markets and shops to be closed during the 2020 Amole festival. The reversal was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the monarch, Mr Michael Adeyeye, on Tuesday in Akure. “The palace wishes to notify residents of Akure and its environ that the…

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We spent N400,000 on every COVID-19 patient in Kaduna — El-Rufai

COVID-19: We spent N400,000 on each patient — El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has revealed that the Kaduna state government under his administration spent the sum of N400,000 to treat every Covid-19 patient in the state. Governor El-Rufai who revealed this on Monday during an executive committee meeting with traditional rulers chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar said that his government cannot tell patients to bear the…

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President Buhari felicitates Bishop Okonkwo at 75

President Buhari felicitates Bishop Okonkwo at 75

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, congratulated the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Dr Mike Okonkwo, on his 75 years birthday. His congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari greets Bishop Mike Okonkwo at 75.” The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings to the…

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PETROL HIKE: We won’t allow protest in Borno – Police CP

PETROL HIKE: We won’t allow protest in Borno – Police CP

The Police Command in Borno State in a statement on Tuesday said that the com it will not tolerate any form of protest capable of disrupting the “hard-earned peace in the state’’. DSP Edet Okon, the command spokesman, gave the warning in a statement on Tuesday in Maiduguri. Okon said that available information indicated that some groups were planning protests…

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