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Buhari’s Executive Order 10 excites BMO, says gives fillip to good governance

  President Muhammadu Buhari's Executive Order 10 will engender better governance, especially at the state levels with the constitutional independence of judiciary and legislative arms of government guaranteed. "It is a masterstroke ...a long needed game-changer that would bring to effect the desire for...

Dare-devil youths gang-raped undergraduate, snuffed out inside COVID-19 lockdown church 

      Some hell-on-wheels youths desecrated the House of God like their master, the Devil, and gang-raped a 22-year-old University of Benin female student and snuffed out her life right in the empty church auditorium in a broad daylight.     The mindless rapists had...

Crude oil, petrol theft, a big industry, national wealth rip off, says NNPC GMD

      Uncomfortable with the large-scale crude oil and petrol theft in the country, the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, says the security agencies and the communities should be blamed for the national wealth rip...

Escape from COVID-19 isolation centres must stop, says FG

    …asks states to provide adequate security at centre   …trend ‘ll spike number of infected persons ...frowns at breach of inter-state travel ban   Worried by reports of decampment and abscondment at some isolation centres across the country, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on...

Buhari names Finance Minister, Ahmed, chairperson of NBET Board

      …Akabueze, Oniha, Ndanusa others are non-executive directors   President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning as the Chairman of the board of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company Plc (NBET). The membership of...

PTF tells security agents: Journalists are on essential service, exempt them from curfew

  …Information Minister to take on Lagos Police Commissioner   The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, has told security agents to allow journalists to do their...

 IMF remits Nigeria’s $3.4bn facility 

  ...demands transparency, accountability in funds management The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has credited the account of the Central Bank of Nigeria with the $3.4 billion emergency financial assistance. IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, who gave the indication on Tuesday, stressed the need for transparency...

Buhari eases COVID-19 lockdown of FCT, Ogun, Lagos from May 4, imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew nationwide

  President Muhammadu Buhari has imposed an overnight daily curfew from 8.00pm to 6.00am on all the 36 states until further notice. Similarly, the president has approved a ``phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures’’ in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States...

COVID-19 : Tinubu, wife test negative, late CSO tested positive

  …an aide also tests positive…says Covid-19 is a real and present threat Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, after the blood samples of his late Chief Security Officer tested positive for Covid-19, says the virus is...

COVID-19: NNPC-led Oil & Gas intervention donates ambulance, equipment to Kano Govt.

    … to build world-class medical facilities in nation’s  eight zones. In continuation of its intervention across the states of the federation, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)-led Oil and Gas Industry coalition, has presented medical consumables, equipment and an ambulance...

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