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FEC approves N77b contracts for works, education

    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved contracts worth about N77 billion under the Ministry of Works and Housing and Ministry of Education. The two contracts approved under the Ministry of Works include...

7 Things You Should Know About Nigeria’s New Visa Policy

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday unveiled a new visa policy with 79 visa classifications. The President disclosed that the new Nigeria Visa Policy (NVP)  2020 is intended to attract innovation, specialized skills and knowledge from abroad to complement local capacity.   Here's what...

Lagos Traffic official hangs self on the road

    … family says he is mentally ill   A Lagos State Government official, who allegedly suffers psychiatric disorder, has committed suicide by going for the rope on the highway. The deceased, identified as Tope Akinde, was until his death an official of...

Trump administration expands travel ban to Nigeria, 5 others

  President Donald Trump Friday expanded his controversial travel ban, placing immigration restrictions on half a dozen new countries, including Nigeria. The latest iteration of the ban will suspend immigrant visas for citizens from four countries — Nigeria, Myanmar (also known...

At last, Sen. Sani released on N10m bail

  Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central)  has been let off the hook after spending four weeks in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Sani, who lost re-election in 2019 poll, was arrested and detained for alleged extortion and...

Insecurity: Tinubu endorses state police

  ..mulls legislation for state security outfits Few weeks after Southwest inaugurated "Amotekun", the regional Security Network, Senator  Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central)  has advocated state police as part of efforts to address  Nigeria’s security challenges. "States that are capable of having state...

Tough time awaits bandits – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said "harder times'' await bandits whose disruptive activities have brought sorrow to Nigerians, kept many away from their means of livelihood, and heightened insecurity in parts of the country. "We will now be harder...

FG set to repatriate Abacha, Dieziani, Ibori, Aluko loot

Funds to be channeled towards roads, 2nd Niger bridge    The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved the commencement of the repatriation of stolen assets from the United States, which will be signed next week. The looted assets to be repatriated...

Herdsmen’s attack Benue Governor Ortom , escapes death by whisker

  …local guards repel attacks Another governor has escaped death by a whisker in the hands of ubiquitous armed herdsmen, this time around is the Benue Governor Samuel Ortom. According to him, he had gone to his farm on the outskirts of...
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NNPC gets thumbs-up for ‘Operation White’

  The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kano State chapter, has praised the NNPC for ensuring the success...
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What You Need to Know About Robert O’Brien New U.S National Security Adviser

    President Donald Trump recently appointed Robert C. O'Brien as the new U.S National Security Adviser, NSA.   Trump  revealed last week that he asked former NSA...

” The king has returned to the top, says Fury after defeating Wilder

  The 31-year-old Briton twice knocked down reigning champion Wilder before finally claiming victory in the seventh round when the American's corner threw in the...

SERAP, others sue Gbajabiamila, Reps over ‘plan to spend N5.04bn on 400 exotic cars’  

  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 192 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to “restrain...

Saving Lives : NNPC Donates Tissue Transplant Medical Equipment Worth Over N200M to Kano Teaching Hospital

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) donated tissue typing and cross match laboratory equipment worth over N200 million to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH)...