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Northern youths condemn killings, destruction of Hausa community in Oyo 

The Coalition of Concerned Northern Youth Agitating for Peaceful Coexistence, CCNYAPC, has condemned the killing of Hausa people in Oyo State.

BREAKING: Buhari condemns ethnic violence, refuses to mention Sasa killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence over breakout of ethnic "violence in some parts of the country" but did not mention the killing...

NASU, SSANU will call off strike Monday – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has expressed optimism that the non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities will on Monday end their week-long strike, following an agreement reached with the Federal Government during their last meeting.

After visiting bandit enclave, Sheikh Gumi says Nigerian Military doesn’t want insecurity to end

A Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has alleged that the Nigerian Military does not want insecurity to end in the Northern part of the country because they are benefitting from the situation.

Kano Western bypass road to be completed December — Minister

The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu, says the ongoing construction of Kano Western bypass road will be completed before December 2021.

Buhari approves formation of N1trn public-private coy for tackling infrastructure deficit

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a Public Private Partnership, PPP, styled Infrastructure company named Infra-Co with an initial seed capital of one trillion naira.

Nigerian govt won’t tolerate #EndSARS Season 2 – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and culture has vowed that the Federal Government would not sit by and watch violence in the name of #EndSars Season 2.

Foreign forces planning to destabilise Nigeria through #EndSARS Season 2 – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has alleged that some foreign groups are attempting to destabilize Nigeria through the upcoming 'Occupy Lekki Toll Gate’ protest.

Cattle owners should register with CAC – MURIC  

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called on the Federal Government to mandate all cattle owners to register with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, in the country.

IPMAN to Nigerian govt: Allow investors to run refineries

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, has advised the Federal Government to allow investors to take over the running of the country’s three refineries.

Buhari to present national awards to 110 ex-NYSC members – DG

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Shuaibu Ibrahim, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will be honouring about 110 ex-corps members who distinguished themselves during the2018/2019  service year.

Banditry: Senate wants drones, helicopters deployed to monitor forests

The Senate on Tuesday urged Security Agencies to actively deploy drones and helicopters to monitor forests and unguarded areas in Nigeria to identify illegal camps of bandits.

35-year-old father of quintuplets begs Nigerians for assistance

A 35-year-old Grade Level 08 civil servant, Ewanle Omage, whose wife was delivered of quintuplets, after seven years of marriage, has appealed to kind-hearted Nigerians to assist in the upkeep of the babies.

Masari endorses Nigeria-assembled electric car, lauds Jelani Aliyu’s leadership of NADDC

The Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello-Masari has endorsed the electric car assembled in Nigeria.

Water scarcity hits BUK as SSANU, NASU strike enters day 4

Water scarcity has hit the Bayero University Kano, BUK, following a nationwide strike action by non-teaching staff unions of universities.

COVID-19 vaccines and BUA’s exemplary philanthropy, by Chidiebere Nwobodo 

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." — John F. Kennedy. 

Nigeria’s construction giant Cosgrove lays foundation for National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre for NITDA

Foremost Nigerian construction giant, Cosgrove Investment Limited, has laid foundation for building National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre for the National Information Technology Development...

Northern govs call for adoption of new grazing, say ‘open grazing no longer sustainable’

The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

BUA fires back at Dangote, shows proof of N1.3bn payment to procure 1m doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Nigerians

BUA Group, one of Nigerian a leading foods and infrastructure conglomerates, has reacted to Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID's statement disputing its claims that it...

BVN will soon be replaced with NIN – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Pantami, has disclosed that the Federal Government was working towards replacing the Bank Verification Numbers,...

Nigerian Customs intercepts N788m contraband items at Seme Command

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Seme Command, has said it intercepted contraband items with total Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N788,189,205 and arrested 15 suspects in 2020.

School feeding generates 14,000 jobs for women in Niger – Official

Umar Ndashaba, the Programme Manager of National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP, in Niger, has said that no fewer than 14,000 jobs were created within two years of its existence in the state.

Nigerian govt disburses N6.4bn loan to cotton farmers in Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba

In a bid to promote cotton farming during rainy season, the Federal Government has granted N6.4 billion loan to farmers in Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba states.

Uzor-Kalu’s re-trial temporarily halted

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday temporary halted the re-trial of former Abia Governor, Orji Uzir-Kalu, on alleged corruption charges.

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