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SURE-P Has Impacted Positively, Directly On All Nigerians, Says VP Sambo


Vice President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) of the Federal Government “is living up to its mandate of impacting lives positively”. Sambo who made the remark while declaring open, a two-day SURE-P Stakeholders’ conference in Lokoja, said the programme was designed to ... Read More »

Ilaro Mayhem: Amosun Warns Against Introduction Of Violence In Ogun Politics


Following the clash between rival groups in Ilaro, Ogun State, on Monday, Gov. Ibikunle Amosun has urged politicians in the All Progressives Congress, APC, to shun all forms of political thuggery or risk being disqualified by the national leadership of the party. He gave the warning on Tuesday in Ifo, ... Read More »

Reps Set To Amend NBC Act To Break DSTV Monopoly

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A bill entitled: A Bill for an Act to amend the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act to provide for competition in Nigeria, to promote efficiency and expand opportunities for participation of Nigerians in world markets while at the same time recognising the role of foreign competition in Nigeria and for ... Read More »

Music, dancing, prizes and more as the Jumia/MTN Connectivity truck rolls out in Ogun, Oyo and Lagos State

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The Jumia and MTN connectivity week truck certainly made an impact as people spotted the truck in different locations in Lagos, Oyo and Ogun State.   Everyone that approached the truck discovered more about Jumia and the new MTN tariff ‘iPulse’. They enjoyed the music and dancing, they were given ... Read More »

Senate, Reps Disagree On Immunity Clause For President, Governors


The Senate has retained immunity for governors and president, in a move contrary to the position of the House of Representatives as the process leading to the amendment of the 1999 constitution continues. The upper house ratified 23 new amendments to the 1999 Constitution, approving autonomy for local governments, by ... Read More »

Police Parade Dogs That Attacked 4 Yr-Old Boy In Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command has stated that only the courts could decide the fate of the two dogs, which attacked and ate off the scalp on a four year old boy, Omonigho Abraham’s head in Akesan Estate, Igando area of Lagos State, earlier this month. The command, which paraded ... Read More »

Jonathan Felicitates With Uduaghan At 60, Commends His ‘Exemplary Dedication To Service’


President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday hailed Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, who turns 60 on Wednesday, for what he described as the governor’s exemplary dedication to the service of his state and Nigeria. President Jonathan in a congratulatory message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. ... Read More »

Audu Ogbeh Apologises To BringBackOurGirls Group Over APC Synergy Comment


All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has apologized to the BringBackOurGirls group for presenting it as an APC sub-group. Ogbe had at last Wednesday’s presidential declaration of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) praised the presence of some leaders of the group at the event as a sign of synergy ... Read More »

Abuja-Kaduna Rail Line To Be Completed This Year – FG


The construction of Abuja (Idu)-Kaduna Standard guage rail line is 85 percent complete and would be delivered by December this year. This was made known by the Minister of Transport, Senator Idiris Umar, who spoke about the activities of his ministry, at the 2014 Ministerial Press briefing in Abuja. According ... Read More »

Nigeria Is Not Broke – Okonjo-Iweala


The reduction of oil price in the international market has reduced earnings from the product, but Nigeria’s economy is still growing and the country is not broke, Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo–Iweala has assured. “We are operating an economy that depends on a product that fluctuates with oil price ... Read More »

FG, Kaduna To Ramp Up Groundnut Production To Diversify Economy


The Federal Government and Kaduna State Government are collaborating to improve groundnut farming in the state, according to Tijjani Isiyaku Kaduna State Director, Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA). Isiyaku, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday said both governments were exploring the viability of dry season groundnut ... Read More »

Wali Optimistic Insurgency Will End Soon, Chibok Girls Released


Foreign minister, Aminu Wali Tuesday expressed hope that attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram will soon end in Nigeria and the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls will be released. “I can say with some optimism, cautious optimism, that were are moving towards a situation where we’d be able ... Read More »

2015 Election: Jonathan The Best Presidential Candidate – NOI Polls


President Goodluck Jonathan has the best candidate viability among all potential candidates for the 2015 Presidential Elections, NOI polls, provider of country-specific polling services in the West African region, has said in its latest report. Jonathan got the highest viability rating, following his high familiarity score (99 percent) and high ... Read More »

Gombe Screens 3,000 Applicants For Mass Wedding


Gombe State Committee on Mass Wedding, Tuesday said screening of the 3,000 applicants for the second batch of the nuptial exercise has commenced. The state married 720 couples out across the state, under the first batch of the programme in April. The couples include 32 non-Muslims, 76 Muslim Spinster and ... Read More »

Ebola: Not Yet Uhuru – David-West


A Former Minister of Petroleum and Energy under the military regime of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Tam David-West, has said it was not time for Nigeria to celebrate after being declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation, warning that without proper vigilance, the virus could resurface in Nigeria. Nigeria ... Read More »

Kaduna Govt Frees HIV Carrier, 546 Inmates From Prisons


In a bid to decongest the prisons, Kaduna State Government on Monday ordered the release of 547 prisoners from prisons across the state, among them nine old men who are above the age of 60 and an inmate infected with HIV. The Kaduna, Zaria, Kafanchan, Kachia, Kwoi, Soba, Makarfi, Saminaka, ... Read More »

Sultan In Asaba For Uduaghan’s 60th Birthday Lecture, Preaches Unity, Dialogue


The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III has called for continued dialogue among Nigerians. The sultan made the call in Asaba, the Delta State capital when he visited Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Monday ahead of the lecture on Anger Management ... Read More »

FG Distributes More Relief Items To Displaced Persons In Chibok


The Federal Government on Monday gave additional relief items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Chibok, Borno, to further cushion the hardship in the area. Alhaji Muhammed Kanar, the North-East Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said in Yola, Adamawa that the items were given in compliance to the ... Read More »

Court Nullifies De-Registration Of Hope Democratic Party


An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday declared the de-registering of Hope Democratic Party, HDP, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, illegal, null and void and ordered it re-registered. Justice Adeniyi Ademola gave the order while delivering judgment in a suit filed by HDP challenging INEC’s decision to deregister ... Read More »

Removal Of Immunity Clause’ll Breed Transparency In Governance – HURIWA


The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria said on Monday that the reccomendation for the removal of immunity clause for all the cadres of elected officers in the 1999 Constitution would institutionalise transparency. The National Coordinator of the NGO, Mr Emmanuel Onwubiko, said this in an interview with the News ... Read More »

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