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FG set to create 400,000 job opportunities for youths

The federal government is set to provide 400,000 jobs in the agriculture sector for youths nationwide, according to Per Second News findings. The youths would be engaged under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) newly introduced Accelerated Agriculture Development Scheme (AADS)...

NOA To Anambra Electorate: Ignore IPOB Threat Over Election  

By Amos Dunia, Persecond News Abuja - National Orientation Agency (NOA), on Monday called on voters in Anambra State to disregard the threats by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and turn out en masse to exercise their franchise...

Hon Daramola lauds APC leaders, salutes resilience of party members

Congressman Bimbo Daramola, a former member of the Federal House of Representatives and Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressive Congress who clocked 50 last Thursday has celebrated the leaders of his party and the resilience of party members at...

Obasanjo gives candid assessment, says PDP, APC wobbling parties

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo  gave his most candid assessment yet of the two leading political parties in Nigeria. “I have also said that the two parties that are there, the one in government and the one in opposition, are both wobbling...

Nigeria: Kleptocrats Resist And Persist

By Strategy Page President Buhari got elected in part because he seemed honest and willing to take on the huge (possibly a majority) portion of the senior elected and civil service officials who do most of the stealing. The kleptocracy that...

Minister denies rift between Baru, Kachikwu, says there is no $25b fraud

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says recent media reports of a rift between  Minister of State Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and the NNPC GMB, Maikanti Baru, are mischievous. "To the best of my knowledge, Kachikwu made his...

Kaduna state crippled by teachers strike

Kaduna state was shut down today as teachers walked off the job in a huge strike, demanding the government reverse its decision to sack 21,000 primary school teachers. Thousands of civil servants led by President of the Nigeria Labour Congress...

Two women killed as soldiers repel Boko Haram in Adamawa

At least two civilians were killed when dozens of Boko Haram fighters tried to storm Gulak, in the Madagali area of the far north of Adamawa state, on Monday, residents said. The calamitous group were repelled by troops, residents told AFP. The...

Buhari administration losing credibility on corruption- Falana

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has said that the Muhammadu Buhari administration's credibility is in doubt in the fight against corruption. Falana said that the handling of the scandal generated by the recall of Maina has eroded the credibility of...

Loss of my son is unbearable tragedy, says grieving Tinubu

Days after the loss of his eldest son Mr Kazeem Olajide Babajide Tinubu, the APC national leader Bola Tinubu, unsurprisingly, in the shadow of tragedy, he is not his typically ebullient self.   "My son was a highly intelligent person...
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AfDB Probe: Obasanjo cries foul, says bank may be hijacked by foreign interests

  Adesina has performed creditably Unimpressed by the insistence of the U.S. on an independent investigation into some allegations against the President of African Development Bank...

English Premier League cleared to resume season June 17

  The Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the BBC...

Pres. Buhari seeks NASS nod for fresh $5.5bn foreign loan

A request for a fresh external loan of $5.513 billion has been forwarded to the Nigerian House of Representatives for approval. President Muhammadu Buhari's letter...

Nigeria reports 5 additional COVID-19 deaths, over 385 more cases

  According to the NCDC as of 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nigeria now has 8,733 cases of COVID-19 with 2,501 recoveries. The NCDC announced 389 new cases.     Lagos-256...