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Alleged impropriety: Buhari meets Adesina, AfDB President

        President Muhammadu Buhari today met with the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adesina has been at the centre of allegations of impropriety at the Abidjan-based financial institution. PerSecondNews recalls that the bank’s...

Politics and Nigeria’s Electricity Sector by  Reuben Abati 

  While Nigerians are busy with the management of COVID-19 and its many fall-outs, fire has been burning in other aspects of national life which require equal attention both now and after COVID-19 – the increasing spate of insecurity in...

Revealed: Ex-NNPC GMD, Baru, died of COVID-19

  The late Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, may have died of COVID-19, Persecondnews has learnt.   The 60-year-old immediate past GMD, who reportedly died on Friday night during a ``brief and undisclosed illness’’,...

Governance: Buhari to Nigerians: We are your servants, not masters

  ``Elected officials are servants, not masters. They govern at your discretion. The authority is yours to grant - and it is yours to take away,’’ so declares President Muhammadu Buhari as he commemorates the first year anniversary of his second...

Tambuwal says met Buhari to protect ‘Sokoto State’

  Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said Friday his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari was driven by his responsibility to protect the state. Tambuwal said he demanded for more military presence in the state, in his first remarks about the meeting in...

I will not annul Kyari’s visitors’ appointments, memos, other commitments – Pres. Buhari

    The Presidency has reacted to some media reports speculating that President Muhammadu Buhari had annulled memos and appointments signed off by his former Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari.   In a statement by Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant...

Human rights group accuse Buhari of nepotism, cronyism in appointments

    President Muhammadu Buhari was today accused of practising nepotism, cronyism and favouritism following recent appointments in the country.   The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, in a statement condemned the continued domination of strategic appointments by Hausa, Fulani, and Kanuri...

Ex- UN Sec.-Gen. hails Gambari’s appointment, says it’s great asset to Nigeria, Africa

    By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri A former UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa. In a congratulatory message addressed to...

President Buhari meets with Gen TY Danjuma at the Villa

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Danjuma previously chaired the Victims' Support Fund set by the Federal Government to address humanitarian challenges in the Boko Haram-ravaged...
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Another teenage female student gang-raped, stabbed to death in Ibadan

  Barely a week after a female university student was gang-raped and murdered in Benin City, Edo State, another student...
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Hunger Games – The Socioeconomic Divide and the Response to Disease Outbreaks

  By Dr Adaeze Oreh   The global count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has since passed the six million mark, close to half a million families...

Looking beyond COVID-19: Developing Nigeria’s healthcare system

  By Daniel Obaseki The current COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and shaken the health systems worldwide. Nations that apparently had advanced and...

After self-isolation, Abia Gov. Ikpeazu says test negative for COVID-19

        After some days in self-isolation for being unwell, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says he has tested negative for COVID-19.   The governor also said...

COVID-19: FG lists guidelines for reopening of churches, mosques

    guidelines are baseline for states, free to introduce other conditions Ahead of the reopening of churches and mosques nationwide, the Federal Government on Tuesday released...