forty-three days after the 2019 budget was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Government has yet to release funds to Ministries, Departments and Agencies for the implementation of capital projects. Buhari had on 27th May signed the 2019 budget of N8.91tn, made up of capital expenditure of […]

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Nigeria may not benefit much from the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Area agreement until the country’s power problems are adequately addressed, power generation companies said on Wednesday. On Sunday, President Muhammadu joined other heads of government of the African Union in Niamey, Niger Republic, to sign the AfCFTA […]

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Salisu Maijigiri, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina, has alleged that Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, won the election in the state. Muhammadu Buhari, who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and eventually declared winner, hails from Katsina. Majigiri’s statement is contrary to […]

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has declared toll free for motorists going and coming out of Lekki- Epe expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi link bride during rush hours on Thursday. During a visit to the area on Wednesday, the governor said there would not be collection of tolls on Lekki-Epe expressway […]

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Nigerias National Assembly was on lockdown on Tuesday after shots were fired outside during clashes between police and a group of Shia Muslim protesters. Police used tear gas on the protesters and smoke could be seen rising from the area. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN), a group that represents Nigerias […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Tuesday, arrested a suspected fake native doctor, Fatai Aliu, for duping people on the pretext of possessing spiritual powers to solve their problems. Aliu was arrested by the operatives of the commission during a raid on his residence on Kisumu […]

A Magistrates’ Court in Jos on Wednesday sentenced a 37-year-old soldier, Samuel Hassan to four years in prison for stealing N93, 000  from a neighbour’s account. Magistrates Roseline Baraje, convicted Hassan after he pleaded guilty to breach of trust, cheating, theft and misappropriation. Baraje, however, gave the convict an option […]

The President of the Senate,  Ahmad Lawan,  has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will submit the list of ministerial nominees for the consideration and approval of the red chamber this week. Lawan who stated this at plenary on Wednesday explained that the executive arm of government was working hard to […]

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Premier League club, Arsenal hace confirmed the appointment of Edu as their new technical director after their former midfielder left his role with the Brazil national team. The 41-year-old former Brazilian midfielder who made 127 appearances for Arsenal over five seasons between 2000 and 2005, will be responsible for player scouting and squad recruitment. According […]

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Bola Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State, yesterday distanced himself from a group purportedly campaigning for his presidential ambition in 2023. The All Progressives Congress chieftain in a statement by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman,denied having a link with the group he described as ‘faceless’.  “We have seen pictures of face caps, T shirts, […]

The Nigerian army on Tuesday, confirmed that President Buhari approved the ‘accelerated promotion’ of two army generals.  The general in-charge of the army training and operations, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, was promoted to the rank of a Lieutenant General, the same rank with the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, raising […]