Wednesday, June 23, 2021



Nigerian govt to meet health workers over hazard allowance

The Federal Government says it will meet with representatives of health sector workers in a fortnight to harmonise their proposals on new hazard allowance for workers in government health establishments.

Smuggling of petrol to neighboring countries increases Nigeria’s daily consumption to 103m litres

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says smuggling across the borders has increased the daily consumption of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as...

Delta Assembly screens, confirms 17 commissioners

The Delta House of Assembly on Tuesday, screened and confirmed the appointments of 17 commissioner-nominees forwarded to it by the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. Recall...

U.S. varsities admit about 13,000 Nigerians yearly — Official

The United States Consulate’s Public Affairs Officer, Stephen Ibelli, says that about 13, 000 Nigerian students are admitted to the U.S annually.

Twitter suspension for national interest – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has defended the Federal Government ban on Twitter operations in the country saying that the decision was taken in the interest of the country.

Zaura vows to raise Kano political climate

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kano State, Abdussalam Abdulkareem Zaura, popularly known as A.A Zaura, has vowed to raise the political climate in the state.

Nigerian govt assures safe release of kidnapped FGC Yauri students

The Federal Government has given assurance of the safe release of the abducted students of the Federal Government College, Birnin-Yauri in Kebbi State.

Security agencies now speaking language bandits, IPOB understand – APC group

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress on the platform of APC Legacy and Awareness Campaign, APC-LAC, said peace has gradually returned to the country because the security agencies are now speaking the languages understood by bandits, terrorists and

JUST IN: Nigerian lawmaker caught on camera receiving bribe, Farouk Lawan, jailed 7 years

The Federal Capital Territory High Court in Apo, Abuja has convicted a former House of Representatives member who represented Bagwai/Shanono Federal Constituency of Kano State, Farouk Lawan, of 7-year jail term for receiving$500,000 bribe while in office.

Bogoro advises Nigerian scholars to prioritise 3 research areas

The Chief Executive of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, has advised Nigerian scholars to prioritize researches on the areas of Climate Change, Public Health and Information and Communications Technology, ICT.

Nigeria’s migration to knowledge-based economy dependent on investment in research, development – TETFund’s RDSC group

The Engineering thematic group of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund’s Research and Development Standing Committee, RDSC, has said that for Nigeria to migrate from the current resource-based to knowledge-based economy, there is an urgent need for investment in the area of engineering, technology and material sciences.

Buhari writes Senate, seeks approval of N895bn supplementary budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged the Senate to consider and approve N895billion as Supplementary Budget.

Nigerian govt agrees to meet with Twitter over suspension

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government's Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.

JUST IN: Buhari appoints EFCC secretary, names board members

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of George AbangEkpungu as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Nigerian stock market resumes week with N54bn loss

The Nigerian equities market began trading for the week on Monday still on a negative mood with 0.27 per cent loss due to renewed profit-taking.

UAE reverses suspension of travel ban to Nigeria

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has suspended flights to and from Nigeria again, a few hours after lifting the ban.

Buhari’s agricultural revolution yielding fruits – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says the agricultural revolution embarked upon by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is yielding desired fruits.

Insecurity: We’ll bring all criminals to book – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja reassured that no effort would be spared in tackling insecurity in the country and bringing its perpetrators to justice.

APC future depends on Nigerian youth – Buni

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe says the future of the All Progressives Congress, APC, lies in the hands of Nigerian Youths.

70% of Nigerian towns, cities not well-planned – Don

A don, Dr Abdulateef Bako, has attributed the current security challenges in Nigeria to unmonitored development and outright absence of adequate physical planning of cities and towns.

Nigerian govt establishes new varsities of technology in 2 states

The Federal Government has announced the establishment of two additional universities of technology in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom, while also upgrading and equipping four others.

No Nigerian school is safe until govt negotiates with bandits — Gumi

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, has said there are about 100,000 armed bandits in the North-West alone.

NDLEA arrests 244 suspects, secures 21 convictions in Akwa Ibom

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Akwa Ibom Command, says it arrested 244 suspects and convicted 21 of them between July 2020 and June 2021.

My faith in young generation unshakable — Aisha Buhari

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Monday said that her faith in younger generation of Nigerian women and youths remained unshakable. Mrs Buhari said this at...

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