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Rise in kidnappings, drop in power supply shakes faith in Nigeria’s economy

A 49 percent drop in Nigeria's power generation, security concerns including spate of kidnappings are seen threatening the African country's frail economy, according to analysts. "The Nigerian power sector is in a difficult position. Difficult because there is growing frustration...

Abrogation Of indigene: Governor el-Rufai wants to eliminate us – Kaduna Coalition

Abuja- The plan by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna to abrogate the settler/indigene dichotomy is being met with stiff resistance by some powerful groups within the state that view the plan as a deliberate attempt to wipe out, eliminate,...

When it comes to minimum wage, states not FG should own process –  Makinde, Gov-Elect

Oyo state Governor-Elect, Seyi Makinde, has said states in Nigeria ought to have been allowed to negotiate the minimum wage according to their abilities. “And I will definitely say without fear or favour that it’s part of the reasons why...

Oriental hotel in Lagos is up for sale

Oriental hotel in Lagos is being put up for sale by owners for $250 million about N95 billion, Per Second News gathered Tuesday. The 133-room hotel has been listed for sale with the Nigeria property centre on Monday.   Staff of the...

N13m paid to free UBEC chairman, daughter ?

https://soundcloud.com/daily-trust/kidnapped-ubec-boss-in-phone-chat   Despite denial in some quarters that ransom was paid, millions of naira was given to the kidnappers of the Chairman, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Alhaji Mohammed Mahmood and his daughter, Yasmin for their release. The sum of 13 million...

38 months salary arrears: I’m not corrupt – Kogi Gov, says ‘I have been prudent

As the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, approaches the end of his first term in office, his job approval rating stands at dismal low. Bello's approval rating is in stark contrast with his ratings when he assumed office. Nearly...

VP Osinbajo urges governors to boost revenue, says FG has spent N1.1trn on bailouts

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has urged the incoming governors to think out side the box to boost their states Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to enable them meet the demands of the N30,000 new minimum wage. Osinbajo who said no complaint...

There is a looming recession risk in 2020, Yari warns

Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has warned  that Nigeria could be heading into another round of recession. He made statement at the the opening ceremony of the induction programme for newly-elected and returning governors...

What we know about Aisha Abba Kyari’s appointment at NSIA

New details emerged Sunday that there is no political interference in the appointment of Aisha Abba Kyari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, on her recent appointment as an Assistant Vice President at the Nigeria Sovereign Investment...

NNPC to Sustain Support for Indigenous Oil, Gas Firms  

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to sustain and enhance existing support for indigenous oil and gas companies in line with the spirit and letters of the Nigerian Content legislation which ultimately seeks to enthrone efficient and...
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Rerun election: Victory party gone bad as Imo senatorial candidate mistakenly shot dead by aide

  The senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), for Imo North Senatorial District in the 2019 general election, Chief...
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Buhari’s administration making positive change in Niger Delta- Presidency

Says progress in 21 Ogoni Clean-up sites, drawing international commendation   The Presidency on Sunday stated that the federal government’s new vision for the...

Popular NBA star Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Popular NBA star, Kobe Bryant, has been killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning. According to TMZ report, the 41-year-old former...

Coronavirus:Death toll rises to 41; more than 1,000 cases of infection confirmed in China

  Deaths caused by the coronavirus infection that began in China’s Hubei province rose to 41, while the number of confirmed cases in the country...

Ex-Kogi Commissioner bags 19 years in jail for N20m fraud

   For stealing about N20 million naira while in office, a former Kogi State Commissioner for Agriculture, Zachaeus Atte, has been jailed for 19 years. A...