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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Bomb Blast Rocks Shiite Mosque in Afghan City, Kills 32

Another bomb blast has rocked a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar, a hospital spokesman told AFP. The blast which happened on Friday...

Senate Confirms Nwoha as Commissioner in National Assembly Commission

The Senate has confirmed Hon. Amaechi Nwoha as Commissioner representing South East in the National Assembly Service Commission. According to Special Assistant to the Senate...

Nigeria’s Health Budget Rated 3th Lowest in the World

The Country Director of Oxfam Nigeria Dr Vincent Ahonsi has said that Nigeria’s health budget is the third-lowest in the world and that 40...

ISWAP Leader Abu Musab Al-Barnawi is Dead—Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has said a leader of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi,...

Convention: PDP Extends Sale of Forms For Aspirants.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended the sale of nomination forms for national officers in the October 30 to 31 national convention, from...

Insecurity: Over 13,000 Insurgents Have Surrendered to Army—DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has said 13,243 insurgents and their families have so far surrendered to the army in the North-East theatre. The Acting Director, Defence...

Police to Deploy Over 34,000 Personnel, Three Helicopters for Anambra Poll

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, has disclosed that 34,587 officers will be deployed to Anambra State for the November 6 governorship election. According...

Anambra Poll: Supreme Court Clears Soludo as APGA Candidate

The Supreme Court in Abuja has declared a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo as the governorship candidate of...

Senate Suspends Plenary to Begin Budget Defence on Monday

The Senate on Wednesday adjourned the plenary till November 9, 2021, to enable its Committees to begin budget defence sessions with Ministries, Departments and...

COVID-19: FG Issues Dec 1 Deadline for Civil Servants to be...

The Federal Government has mandated all civil servants to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before December 1, 2021. Secretary to the Government of the...

Anambra Deputy Governor Defects to APC, Meets Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, at the State House in Abuja. This confirmed the defection of...

Army Denies Constructing RUGA Settlement in South East

Nigerian Army has denied constructing RUGA settlement in any part of the country, especially in the South East geopolitical zone. The army gave the clarification...

Army Assures NYSC on Corps Members’ Security, Welfare

The Nigerian Army has expressed readiness to continue to prioritize the security and welfare of corps members. The General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigerian Army,...

World Record Holder Athlete Stabbed to Death in Kenya

Top Kenyan athlete, Agnes Tirop, has been found dead at her home in the western town of Iten. The 25-year old world record holder was...

Senate Passes 2020 Appropriation Bill for Second Reading

The Senate has passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill for second reading. The upper chamber on Wednesday passed the bill during plenary and adjourned till November...

Insecurity: Fayemi Calls for Massive Recruitment into Military, Recommends NYSC Reformation

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has called for massive recruitment into the nation's military as a way to fight insecurity. According to Fayemi, a minimum...

NNPC to Fix Bad Roads under Tax Credit Scheme

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced series of engagements with stakeholders to find lasting solutions to the menace of bad road networks...

Buhari Approves Panel to Recover N2.66trn Debt from 77 Oil Firms

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved efforts by government agencies to recover debts owed the federation by oil and gas companies in the country’s extractive...

Senate Confirms Justice Baba Yusuf as FCT Chief Judge

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Hon. Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf as Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory. Hon....

Buhari Appoints New Boss for NEPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Ezra Yakusak as Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) The appointment is...

AGN Secures Chiwetalu Agu’s Release From DSS Custody

Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been released from the custody of the Department of State Services. As was first arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State,...

Approving Direct Primary for Political Parties Retrogressive – PDP Slams Senate

The Peoples Democratic Party has knocked the Senate for approving direct mode of primary for political parties in the country. The party in a statement...

Buhari Tasks Ministers on Project Delivery in Nine Priority Areas

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja directed cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries to redouble their efforts and work in synergy toward total delivery of...

Insecurity: Bandits Attack Catholic Seminary, Abduct Seminarians in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Monday night attacked St Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic Seminary in Kaduna state, and abducted...

#EndSARS: Threat to Suppress Protest Has No Place in Constitution- SAN...

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun Adegboruwa, has lambasted the police for threatening to stop a protest planned to commemorate the first anniversary of...

Senate Bows to Pressure, Empowers INEC to Transmit Election Result Electronically

The Senate has empowered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to determine the procedure for the transmission of results during the general elections. The Upper...

Certificate Forgery: ICPC docks Ex-Presidential Aide, Obono-Obla

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned the former Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of...

Church abduction: Zulum receives 15 women, children abducted by Boko Haram

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday received 15 women and children from Borno State, abducted by Boko Haram insurgents between 2020 and 2021, at...

Justice Delayed: 34 Years Later 14 Suspected Killers of Thomas Sankara...

Thirty-four years, almost to the day, since the shocking killing of Burkina Faso's then President, Thomas Sankara, 14 men are going on trial, accused...

Naira/Dollar Exchange Rate Artificially Low—Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the current naira-dollar exchange rate as “artificially low.” Osinbajo, who stated this on Monday in Abuja at the opening...

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