Sunday, April 18, 2021



BREAKING: Osinbajo decorates new acting IGP Alkali Baba

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has decorated Usman Alkali Baba as the new acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP.

COVID-19: Nigeria explains why states were directed to halt vaccination halfway

The Federal Government has explained why it asked all states administering the COVID-19 vaccine to stop the exercise the moment they used half of...

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.

Why corruption still thrives in Nigeria, by ICPC chairman

The chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and related offenses Commission, ICPC, Bolaji Owasanoye, has disclosed the challenges militating against the fight against corruption in the...

Okonjo-Iweala promises to help Nigeria ease restrictions on health supplies, others

The World Trade Organisation, WTO, will work to reduce export restrictions among member states, especially with regards to medical supplies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Gbajabiamila advises Nigerians against playing politics with vaccines

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged all Nigerians to rally behind the Federal Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, describing it as "an unseen enemy" causing havoc around the world.

COVID-19: Buhari, Osinbajo to receive vaccine Saturday – PTF

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, had disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to receive first COVID-19 vaccine doses on Saturday.

Buhari presides over National Security Council meeting, ministers, security chiefs in attendance

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over National Security Council meeting in the Executive Council Chambers of Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Nigeria rules out elderly in first batch of COVID-19 vaccination, prioritises political elite

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca...

Forfeited assets will be properly managed – Solicitor-General

The Solicitor-General of the Federation, SGF, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata, SAN, has said that the Federal Government will ensure that no forfeited asset is misappropriated or mismanaged.

Disregard misinformation on lockdown — PTF

The Federal Government on Thursday urged Nigerians to disregard the news circulating on the social media that it was contemplating another lockdown. Boss Mustapha, Secretary...

TRIBUTE: Dear Sam, by Hannatu Musawa

My dear friend, my dear brother, my best friend… I miss you! But I guess, you always knew that would be my reality the minute I woke up in a World where you are no more.

Grass Cutting Scandal: EFCC re-arraigns ex-SGF Babachir Lawal, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, re-arraigned former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, before Justice Charles Agbaza of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi.

Peace Corps seeks partnership with Nigerian govt over youth restiveness

The Peace Corps of Nigeria, PCN, has expressed its willingness to partner with the Federal Government towards addressing youth restiveness and job creation in the country.

FG to fix 8 FRSC’s commands, 28 vehicles destroyed during #EndSARS protests – SGF  

The Federal Government will rehabilitate and replace the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, facilities and operational vehicles destroyed during the #EndSARS protests, The Secretary...

#EndSARS protest will trigger second wave of COVID-19 infections, PTF warns

The Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19, has warned against an increase in the coronavirus outbreak as a result of the ongoing #EndSARS campaign across various cities in the country.

Assist Buhari deliver on 9 priority areas, SGF charges presidential aides, ministers

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari’s aides and ministers to deliver on promises made to Nigerians to deliver on nine priority areas.

Police promote 41,863 personnel in 19 months – IGP  

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has said that a total of 41,863 police personnel had been promoted in the last 19 months.

COVID-19: Go get yourself tested now, we’ve enough testing centers, PTF tells Nigerians

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, has urged Nigerians to go and get tested for the virus, saying that community transmission is at its peak in the country.  

Nigerian govt orders graduating classes to resume school

The Nigerian Government on Monday announced that students in graduating classes in primary and secondary schools are allowed to resume classes in preparation for the various examinations.

COVID-19: Lockdown extension not punitive measure on Nigerians — SGF

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and the Chairman, Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has assured Nigerians on Tuesday said the decision to extend the lockdown was not punitive.

COVID-19: Nigeria’s testing strategy yielding results – PTF

The Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 said its testing strategy was yielding results as it could now give care to those that needed it.

Grass Cutting Scandal:  Babachir’s trial to resume June 10

The trial of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, before Justice Jude Okeke of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, Maitama has been adjourned to June 10, 2020 for continuation of trial.

Shekau’s new audio, COVID-19 top agenda as Buhari presides over NSC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the meeting of the National Security Council with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha in attendance.

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