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First Anniversary Of Buhari’s Second Term Will Be Marked Low-Key, Says Presidency

The Presidency has revealed that the first anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term will be marked on a low-key. According to a statement by the President’s special aide, Mr Garba Shehu, narratives of the government’s achievements over the past five years which would normally have been showcased by Ministers and the Party, will go...

‘Shine Your Eyes Well,’ Canada Rejects Report Of Requesting One Million Migrants

The Canadian government has condemned the report that it is requesting one million Nigerians to relocate to the country. The High Commission of Canada to Nigeria faulted the report in a series of tweets on Tuesday. This followed the emergence of the report titled, “Canada’s Prime...

El-Rufai Appoints Deposed Emir Sanusi

The Kaduna State Government has appointed deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, into the board of the state Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), about 24 hours after his removal. A statement from the Governor’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Tuesday, said that “the appointment is part of the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA, which is...

FEC Trims 2020 Budget by N71bn to N10.523tn

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) wednesday approved the revised Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the 2020 budget, slashing the original budget signed into law from N10.594 trillion to N10.523 trillion, translating to a difference of N71.5 billion. The council also approved N47.235 billion for the provision of additional power grid infrastructure to aid the...

Buhari Approves Recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians Over COVID-19

The effect of COVID-19 has made the President, Muhammadu Buhari to approve the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians for Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, disclosed this in Abuja at a press conference on fiscal stimulus measures. The measures...

Killings: The church should make arrangements to protect itself – Primate Okoh

Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican communion), has said that the time has come for the church to defend itself from further attacks. Most Rev Nicholas Okoh’s statement was made in reaction to the recent bombing in Sri Lanka which led to the...

BREAKING: Buhari Shutdown Abuja, Lagos, Ogun And Local Flights Nationwide

After a long wait for President Buhari to address the Nation on the COVID-19 pandemic, he has finally broken out of his shell in a nationwide presidential address on Sunday, 29th March 2020.  The President announced the shutting down of all local (Commercial or Private) flights nationwide and also the lock down of the Federal...

FG: Nigerians in US now to Be Evacuated Saturday

The federal government has announced that the evacuation of the first batch of Nigerians from the United States will take place on Saturday, May 9, as against Sunday, May 10, 2020 that was earlier announced. It added that the Ethiopian Airline aircraft would depart Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey on May 9, 2020 at...

News 30 Killed As Boko Haram Bombed El- Beid Bridge In Borno

At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on El-Beid bridge . No group immediately took responsibility. Both Boko Haram and the regional offshoot of Islamic State, known as ISWAP, are active in the area. According to a wire report, the bomb detonated at roughly 5...

Finally, FG Closes All Land Borders, Suspends FEC Meetings Indefinitely Over COVID-19

The federal government of Nigeria has announced the closure of all land borders for four weeks as a measure to check the spread of coronavirus. The weekly federal executive council has also been suspended “until further notice”. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of presidential task force on COVID-19, announced this on...

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