Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Ugandan Court Orders End to Opposition Leader Bobi Wine’s House Arrest

A Ugandan court has ordered security forces to cease surrounding the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine, whose house arrest since the presidential election has drawn international pressure. Troops have blocked the 38-year-old pop star-turned-politician from leaving his house in a suburb of the capital Kampala since he voted in the Jan. 14 election where...

Nigeria Government Says It Won’t Allow Covid Vaccines’ Hijack

Nigeria’s federal government has assured citizens that Covid-19 vaccines will not be hijacked or diverted by any group outside the distribution plan. There have been growing concerns that politicians may hijack the Covid-19 vaccines, billed to arrive the country next month. Recent announcement of the formula for the distribution of the expected 100,000 doses of...

Nigerian States Trigger Red Alert, Prepare to Ward off Renegade Herdsmen

More states of the Nigerian federation have stepped up measures to combat the activities of criminals masquerading as herdsmen, THISDAY investigation has revealed. It was gathered at the weekend that state governments in conjunction with the police and other security agencies have devised various means of checking the influx of the herders and monitoring the...

Buhari Demands Stricter Measures to Tackle Tax Evasion in Nigeria

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has raised concerns over the nation’s huge revenue losses due to leakages arising from activities of revenue-generating agencies and has mandated the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and other revenue-generating agencies to forthwith block such leakages. He has also directed strict compliance with regulations on tax payment by both local and...

Nigerian Nurses Raise the Alarm over Inadequate Medical Personnel for Covid-19 Vaccination

Nigerian Nurses on Thursday warned that inadequate medical personnel could jeopardise the efforts of the federal and state governments to administer Covid-19 vaccines on Nigerians. They spoke just as the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) announced the composition of a committee to oversee the procurement and administration of the vaccines, whose first shipment is expected to...

Restructuring Alone Can’t Solve Nigeria’s Problems, Former President Jonathan Says

Former President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria on Thursday weighed in on the raging agitation for the restructuring of Nigeria, warning that restructuring alone cannot solve the problem of the country. He called for the restructuring of Nigerians’ mindset first before that of the country. Jonathan, who spoke at a summit in Abuja along with a chieftain...

Sale Of Govt Assets Will Benefit Nigerians, Boost Economy – Finance Minister

Nigeria Will Exit Recession By First Quarter Of 2021 – Finance Minister
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, on Friday, said the Federal Government’s planned sale of public assets will benefit Nigerians and help to boost the economy. In an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Mrs Ahmed, who is also the Minister of Budget and National Planning, said some government assets are currently moribund and provide...

Biden Reverses Trump’s Visa Ban On Nigeria, Other Countries

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has reversed a Donald Trump policy that restricted the granting of immigrant visas to Nigerians. In January 2020, Trump had expanded curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria. At the time, the US government said the policy was designed to tighten security for countries that don’t comply...

Food Security: Kaduna Government, Stakeholders Inspect Wheat Farms To Assess Yields

The Kaduna State Government, along with some stakeholders in the agricultural subsector, on Thursday concluded a two-day on-the-spot assessment visits to some wheat farms in the state aimed at evaluating their yields. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that during the visits the team evaluated the level of yield of the ‘Norman Block’ wheat...

Bad Governance Responsible For Calls For Restructuring, Says Jega

A former National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has blamed bad governance for the agitation for the restructuring of Nigeria. Jega said this on Thursday at the 18th Daily Trust Dialogue with the theme: ‘Restructuring in Nigeria: Why? How? When?’ Others present at the event included a chieftain of Afenifere, Chief...

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