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States, FCT generate N1.31trn as IGR in 2020 — NBS [FULL LIST]

The 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, generated N1.31 trillion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR in 2020 compared to N1.33 trillion recorded...

Kidnapping: Ekiti traditional council calls for troops’ deployment

The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers on Friday called for the deployment of troops in the state following attacks and kidnap of royal fathers by gunmen.

States, FCT generate N1.31trn as IGR in 2020 – NBS

The 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, generated N1.31 trillion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, in 2020 compared to N1.33 trillion recorded in 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says.

Borno, Benue, Bauchi residents paid highest for diesel in March – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Thursday said Borno, Benue and Bauchi states residents paid the highest average price for Automotive Gas Oil otherwise known as diesel in March.

Nigerian governors worried over attacks on security formations in Imo, Benue

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, express worry over recent attacks on security formations in Imo, Benue and other parts of the country. Gov. Kayode Fayemi...

Franco-Nigeria bilateral trade drops by $2.2b in 2020 — French Minister

France, on Tuesday, announced that its volume of trade with Nigeria in year 2020 dropped to $2.3 billion dollars, from $4.5 billion in 2019,...

Traditional ruler shot by gunmen in Ekiti

Oba Adetutu Ajayi, the traditional ruler of Ewu Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government Area of Ekiti State, has been shot by hoodlums. The News Agency...

Gunmen abduct petrol dealer in Ekiti

A petrol dealer, Adebayo Itakorode, has been abducted by gunmen at Isan Ekiti in Oye Local Government in Ekiti State.

Civil Defence arrests 50 herdsmen for bearing arms

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have arrested 50 arms-bearing herdsmen.

Expect sunshine, thunderstorms for 3 days, says NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms from Wednesday to Friday across the country. NiMet's weather outlook released on Tuesday in Abuja...

Osinbajo presides over virtual FEC meeting

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over today’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, as President Muhammadu Buhari is away for medical vacation in London, UK.

Abia, Kogi, Kebbi residents pay highest for petrol in February — NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says Abia, Kogi and Kebbi states residents paid the highest amount for Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, popularly referred...

NiMet predicts 3 days of dust haze, thunderstorms

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted dust haze and thunderstorms from Friday to Sunday. NiMet’s weather outlook released in Abuja, predicted dust haze condition to...

Ekiti governor’s wife calls for removal of tax on sanitary pads

The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Bisi Fayemi, has called on government to remove taxation on sanitary pads and engage in its local production to make it less expensive.

World Bank to construct 159 schools, renovate 69 others in Kaduna

The World Bank, Adolescent Girls Initiative and Empowerment, AGILE, is to construct 90 Junior Secondary Schools, JSS, 69 Senior Secondary Schools, SSS, and renovate 69 others in Kaduna State.

Abductions: Ekiti govt begins fencing of public schools

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, said his administration had begun the construction of fences in public schools across the state as part of the proactive ways to forestall the abduction of students.

No Yoruba Muslim ever occupied Aso Rock since independence, MURIC laments    

A Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has lamented that no single Yoruba Muslim had ever become Nigeria’s President since the country’s attainment of independence.

We’ve limitations in tackling kidnapping, banditry ― Gov. Sani-Bello

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has said that state governors have limitations in tackling insecurity in their respective states.

Nigerian govt directs TV stations to deploy ‘interpreter’ during news programs

The Federal Government has directed TV stations to in line with National Broadcasting Code, deploy sign language interpreters during their major news casting.

Nigeria currently facing crisis ― Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has said that Nigeria is currently facing a crisis.

NAVSA program takes off in Gombe, 140 farmers to be trained on Smart Agriculture

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has launched one-week training for 140 farmers in Gombe state on digital farming, under the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture, NAVSA, empowerment programme.

Nigeria reports 1,005 new COVID-19 infections, 24 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, reported  24 deaths in 24 hours and 1,005 new cases of the coronavirus. The total number of COVID-19...

Nigeria records 1,624 new COVID-19 infections, 9 more deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has recorded 1,624 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to...

Bandits up, herdsmen down and the ugly dance to Rwanda, by Amir Bagwanje 

They are called bandits when they kidnap in Zamfara while the media tags them, Fulani herdsmen if the victims are from Ekiti or Ebonyi. The same evil but called different names. For decades, farmers in the North have painfully endured the destruction of their farmlands

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