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COVID-19: Nigeria crosses 1m vaccination threshold

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, said 30,452 Nigerian residents have received shots of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, bringing the number of...

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...

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.

Nigerian govt to distribute 5m cooking gas cylinders in 1 year

The Federal Government will inject five to 10 million Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, gas cylinders into the market in the next one year, according to Dayo Adeshina, Programme Manager, National LPG Expansion Implementation Plan.

FCT Police lose officer during gun battle with suspected kidnappers

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has lost one Inspector, Ambi John, attached to Operation Puff Adder, during a gun battle with suspected kidnappers.

Abuja Master Plan should be made public, housing expert tasks Nigerian govt

The Federal Government should make the Abuja Master Plan public to end the misery and anguish of private sector and individual developers.

Police arrest 17 suspects over cultism in FCT

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has arrested 17 suspects over cultism along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the territory.

NiMet predicts 3 days of sunny, thunderstorms weather

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

APC to set up registration appeal committee

The All Progressives Congress, APC, says it will set up a registration appeal committee to consider complaints from members on the conduct of its...

Proposed Jabi Lake tourism, recreation project to generate N123bn 

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, says the proposed Jabi Lake Tourism and Recreation Development project will generate N123 billion over a 30-year period. Micheal Ohiani, ICRC...

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...

Doctors apologise to Nigerians, patients over strike

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has apologised to Nigerians, especially patients at various government hospitals, over the strike embarked upon by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD.

Buhari asks Senate to confirm Justice Abdullahi as FCT Chief Judge

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm Justice Salisu Abdullahi as substantive Chief Judge of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Nigerian govt directs Gotv, Startimes to migrate to FreeTV platform

The Federal Government says it has directed two PayTv platforms – GoTv and Startimes – to migrate their signals from self-carrying to any of the two licensed FreeTv signal distributors.

DSO: Nigerian govt to rake in $1bn from spectrum sale – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says over one billion dollars would accrue to government from the sale of spectrum after completion of the Digital Switch Over, DSO.

DSO: 30m homes to access digital television in Nigeria – FG

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government is working to ensure that 30 million homes in the country have access to digital television.

Nigerian govt to engage 30,000 youths through community security program

The Federation Government is set to create 30,000 jobs through the Community Safety and Human Security Programme, CSHSP, initiative to reduce crimes and violence across the country.

Buhari departs Abuja for medical check-up in London

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for London, United Kingdom, for a routine medical check-up.

Lafia cargo airport to be completed this year – Nasarawa govt

The Nasarawa State Government says its multi-billion Naira cargo airport under construction near Lafia, the state capital, will be delivered before the end of the year.

Yusuf Buhari set to marry Kano princess

Yusuf Buhari, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is planning to marry the daughter of Emir of Bichi in Kano State, Nasir Bayero. Zahra Bayero...

Average price for cooking gas up in February — NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Saturday said the average price for refilling five kilogrammes (5kg cylinder of Cooking Gas) increased to N2,018.91...

I’m committed to appointing more women to leadership positions – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he remains fully committed to seeing more Nigerian women in leadership positions, both at national and international institutions.

EFCC arraigns 3 fake whistleblowers in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Theophilus Omambala, Lawal Umar and Alexander Danjuma before the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, Abuja over fake whistleblowing.

30m Nigerians captured in National Social Register – Minister

The Federal Government says it has captured no fewer than 30 million Nigerians in the National Social Register that would facilitate lifting 100 million people out of poverty in the next 10 years.

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