Category: National

  • 2023: APC receives defectors from PDP, SDP in Oyo

    2023: APC receives defectors from PDP, SDP in Oyo

    Scores of political party members in Oyo State on Saturday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general elections. The defectors were received during a local meeting of the party held at Elekuro High School, Ogbere in Ona-Ara area of the state. The defectors were received by the APC governorship candidate, […]

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  • Regarded by Nigerians as worthless, PWDs prone to all kinds of violence: Report

    Regarded by Nigerians as worthless, PWDs prone to all kinds of violence: Report

    The Africa Polling Institute (API) has in a report observed that Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the country still suffer forms of discrimination and stigmatisation. The non-profit research institute in a report entitled: “Sexual and Gender-Based Violence among Persons with Disabilities in Nigeria” alleged that PWDs could been regarded in the public as worthless, liability […]

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  • Prices of selected food items rose in August: NBS

    Prices of selected food items rose in August: NBS

    The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its Selected Food Prices Watch Report for August released on Saturday said prices of some food items increased in August. It said that the average price of 1kg of beans (white, black eye, sold loose) rose on a year-on-year basis by 12.94 per cent from N457.98 in August […]

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  • Buhari regime reiterates plan to end insecurity by December 2022

    Buhari regime reiterates plan to end insecurity by December 2022

    Insecurity will be brought to an end before the end of the year, President Muhammadu Buhari assured in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Saturday, at the grand finale of the 2022 Olojo Festival. An ancient festival celebrated annually in Ile-Ife, the Olojo Festival was once described by Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi as one that celebrates the Black […]

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  • APGA guber candidate pledges to improve Enugu’s fortunes if elected

    APGA guber candidate pledges to improve Enugu’s fortunes if elected

    The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu, Frank Nweke, has assured that the state will witness positive governance from 2023 if elected. Mr Nweke, a former Minister of Information, gave the assurance on Saturday in Enugu at the end of the party’s ward-level consultative meetings held simultaneously across the 260 […]

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  • Kano govt warns ‘enemies of state’ against dumping refuse indiscriminately

    Kano govt warns ‘enemies of state’ against dumping refuse indiscriminately

    The Kano State government has expressed dismay over the indiscriminate dumping of refuse at Kabara quarters behind the emir’s palace in the metropolis. The Commissioner for Environment, Kabiru Getso, made the observation after monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation in the state on Saturday. He said the dumping of refuse at undesignated sites was an indication […]

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  • Drama as Tinubu’s campaign names PDP Senator as member by error

    Drama as Tinubu’s campaign names PDP Senator as member by error

    APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu  The All Progressives Congress (APC) and Bola Ahmed Tinubu Presidential Campaign Council has admitted error in announcing former Governor of Enugu State, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani as a member of the council. According to a member of the council and one of its spokesmen, Mr Bayo Onanuga, the person, who should […]

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  • Buhari regime selects Ethiopian Airlines to run Nigeria Air

    Buhari regime selects Ethiopian Airlines to run Nigeria Air

    The federal government has selected Ethiopian Airlines (ET) Consortium as preferred bidder for Nigeria Air, aviation minister Hadi Sirika noted on Friday during a media briefing in Abuja. Mr Sirika said ET scored 89 per cent out of 100 as regards the technical bid and 15 out 20 as regards financial bid. The minister explained […]

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  • FG, states, LGs shared N673 billion from federation account in August

    FG, states, LGs shared N673 billion from federation account in August

    The three tiers of the Nigerian government shared N673.137 billion as federation allocation for August, the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) has disclosed. FAAC’s spokesman Phil Abiamuwe-Mowete gave the breakdown in a statement on Friday. The federal government received N259.641 billion, the states received N222.949 billion, and the local government councils got N164.247 billion. The […]

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  • Nigeria Air set to launch new carrier, advertises vacancies

    Nigeria Air set to launch new carrier, advertises vacancies

    The Federal Ministry of Aviation on Friday called for applications to fill various positions into the Nigeria Air Limited. The ministry in a statement said it intends to bring Nigeria closer to the world through the operation of the new national carrier set to launch soon. According to the ministry, Nigeria Air “will be launched […]

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  • Group urges inclusion of sign language in Nigeria’s education curriculum

    Group urges inclusion of sign language in Nigeria’s education curriculum

    The Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Nigeria (ASLIN) has asked that sign language be incorporated into the country’s education curriculum. The Kwara chapter chairman of the association, Ibrahim Owolabi, made the call on Friday in Ilorin while marking the 2022 International Sign Language Day. Mr Owolabi proposed that the government “officially adopt Sign Language […]

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  • FG announces arrest of 210 suspected oil thieves

    FG announces arrest of 210 suspected oil thieves

    The Federal Government has announced the arrest of 210 suspects in its efforts to combat crude oil theft in the Niger Delta. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed gave the figure on Friday in Port-Harcourt after undertaking an aerial assessment of some hotspots along the Right of Way of the Trans-Niger Pipeline. Accompanied […]

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  • PenCom: Police retirees seek passage of Police Pension Board Bill

    PenCom: Police retirees seek passage of Police Pension Board Bill

    Retirees of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have called on the National Assembly to go ahead and pass the Police Pension Board Establishment bill to exit the Police from the PenCom Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) and ignore the letter from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr. Boss Mustapha urging them not […]

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  • NCCSALW, NYSC partner to reduce illicit weapons in Nigeria

    NCCSALW, NYSC partner to reduce illicit weapons in Nigeria

    The National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons has warned Nigerians against acquiring weapons illegally. The centre’s national coordinator, Abba Dikko, stated this on Thursday in Abuja, when he led a team to pay a courtesy call on the NYSC director-general, Muhammad Fadah. The visit was to seek the partnership of […]

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  • I won’t leave my party despite crisis, says Gov Wike

    I won’t leave my party despite crisis, says Gov Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike  Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the current happenings in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not make him leave the party. He said this on Thursday during a meeting with PDP stakeholders in Rivers state. Wike’s comment is the latest in the crisis rocking the party over the call […]

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  • FRSC promises to remove abandoned, broken-down vehicles

    FRSC promises to remove abandoned, broken-down vehicles

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has directed its commanding officers across various formations to remove abandoned and broken-down vehicles from highways. FRSC’s spokesman Bisi Kazeem disclosed this on Friday in Abuja. Mr Kazeem said that the corps was committed to removing abandoned and broken down vehicles from highways to avoid traffic obstruction. He noted […]

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  • Islamic Bank, AfDB, others invest $618 million in Nigeria’s I-DICE

    Islamic Bank, AfDB, others invest 8 million in Nigeria’s I-DICE

    The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and the French Development Agency (FDA) are investing 618 million dollars in the Digital and Creative Enterprises Programme (I-DICE) in Nigeria.  President of the AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, announced this at the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum on the sideline of the 77th United Nations General […]

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  • FRSC boss directs NURTW members to install speed limit devices on vehicles

    FRSC boss directs NURTW members to install speed limit devices on vehicles

    Dauda Biu, the Acting Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has again stressed the need for members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to install speed limit devices on their vehicles. He said this was a compulsory presidential directive. Mr Biu stated this when the NURTW President, Tajudeen Baruwa, […]

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  • 27 persons trafficked from South-West rescued in Kano

    27 persons trafficked from South-West rescued in Kano

    Twenty-seven victims of human trafficking have been rescued and handed over to the Joint Border Task Force Kano Command. Abdullahi Babale, Kano Zonal Commander of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), on Thursday, said the victims were rescued by operatives of the State Security Service. He said that the victims were […]

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  • China not plotting to take over Nigeria’s critical assets, say envoys

    China not plotting to take over Nigeria’s critical assets, say envoys

    Cui Jianchun, ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, says his country has no intention of taking over Nigeria’s critical assets as repayment for loans in the event of default. Mr Jianchun made this known during the visit of the Chinese Special Representative on African Affairs, Liu Yuxi, to Nigeria’s Minister of State […]

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