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Nassarawa State Governor Sacks Tijani Aliyu Over Alleged Fraud

The Nasarawa state governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule took a proactive step on Monday bowed to pressure and announced the sack of the Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Tijani Aliyu. The SSG’s sack may not be unconnected with the directive handed down to the governor last week demanding for the immediate sack of the SSG […]

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COVID-19: Kogi State Gov., Yahaya Bello, Lockdown Kabba

Following the alleged and controversial COVID-19 index case in Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello in a state broadcast on Monday, has ordered 14 days absolute lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA of the State effective from 12 midnight June 2nd. This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed […]

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Budget Deficit: Nigeria’s Economy Possibly Heading For Recession – Minister of Finance

With the deficit financing of the revised N10.509 trillion 2020 budget rising from N1.847 trillion to N4.563 trillion, the economy might be heading for another recession, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has warned. She expressed the fear yesterday in Abuja during a session with the Senate Committee on Finance where […]

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Buhari Appoints Gambari As New Chief of Staff

President Buhari appoints Prof Ibrahim Gambari As New Chief of Staff following the demise of Abba Kyari. He was a former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari has been appointed the new Chief of Staff to the President. The new Chief of Staff will resume work at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday Gambari, […]

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Strike: ASUU Resumes Meeting With FG Today

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Nigerian government will on Monday resume talks in an attempt to end the ongoing industrial action by the union. “The Academic Staff Union of Universities @ASUUNGR and the Federal Government @AsoRock are to resume talks Monday 21st January 2019,” ASUU tweeted Sunday night. “Time and venue […]

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Presidency Orders Withdrawal Of ‘Fake News’ – Press Release On NFF

A press release in circulation in the last 24 hours, to the effect that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest and prosecution of Amaju Pinnick, the NFF Chairman, is fake news because anyone familiar with the President’s unmitigated and unshakable commitment to the due processes of the law will not make such assumptions of […]

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Fiba Reaffirms Kida Board

The Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) has once again reaffirmed Engineer Musa Kida as the sole President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). This was contained in its latest letter dated 18th December and addressed to the Secretary General of the Nigeria Olympics Committee, Chief Tunde Popoola who had written to the apex world […]

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We have received court order to recognise Jerry Gana as presidential candidate – SDP

<p class=””>The Social Democratic Party (SDP) said it had received a Federal High Court judgment directing it to recognise Prof. Jerry Gana as its presidential candidate for 2019 election.</p> <h1>The party’s Deputy National Chairman, Dr Abdul Isiaq, disclosed this when he received Gana who paid a courtesy visit to the party national secretariat on Wednesday […]

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INEC prepared for credible poll in 2019 – Yakubu

<p class=””>The Independent National Electoral Commission (<strong>INEC</strong>) says it is fully prepared towards making the 2019 general election free, fair and credible.</p> <h1>INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at the 5th Northern Traditional Rulers General Assembly with the theme “pervasive insecurity in an election year” in Kaduna on Wednesday.</h1> <p class=””><em>“Our politicians are […]

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2019 Budget: APC says Saraki, Dogara deliberately allowed lawmakers boo Buhari

<p class=””>APC also said that it never disrespected former President Goodluck Jonathan when he was in power.</p> <h1>The All Progressives Congress (APC) has blamed the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara for the incident that happened while President Buhari was presenting the 2019 budget at a joint session of the National […]

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Atiku says Buhari lacks the skill to manage Nigeria’s economy

<p class=””>Atiku made the comment while speaking with members of the business community in Abia state on Wednesday.</p> <h1>The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said that President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) lack the skill to manage Nigeria’s economy.</h1> <p class=””>Atiku made the comment while speaking with […]

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Atiku says Buhari lacks the capacity to manage Nigeria’s economy

<p class=””>Atiku made the comment while speaking with members of the business community in Abia state on Wednesday.</p> <h1>The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said that President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) lack the capacity to manage Nigeria’s economy.</h1> <p class=””>Atiku made the comment while speaking with […]

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Vice Presidential debate: Sowore sues NEDG, BON over exclusion

<p class=””>The Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (<strong>AAC</strong>), Mr <strong>Omoyele Sowore</strong> on Wednesday filed a suit against the Nigeria Election Debate Group (<strong>NEDG</strong>).</p> <h1>Sowore sued the NEDG over the exclusion of his party’s Vice-Presidential Candidate, Mr Rabiu Rufai in the debate which held on Dec. 14.</h1> <p class=””>The suit, with No. CV/652/2018, was […]