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Minister, lawmakers clash over plan to recruit 774,000

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The Special Public Works Programme (SWP) of the Federal Government designed to hire 774,000 youths has sparked a huge row between a Federal Executive Council (FEC) member and federal lawmakers.The Federal Government has set aside N52 million to pa...Read more

COVID-19 is a hoax, says Kogi governor

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KOGI State Governor Yahaya Bello on Tuesday said the fear of Coronavirus kills faster than the virus itself.According to him, a virus that has killed 510,909 people worldwide as of Tuesday was an “imported” illness that was “forc...Read more

‘Oba of Benin’s relationship with Buhari, Oshiomhole cordial’

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The Secretary, Benin Traditional Council (BTC), Frank Irabor, has described as cordial, the relationship of Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, with President Muhammadu Buhari, and former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade...Read more

‘APC governors will mobilise for Ize-Iyamu’s victory’

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The Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors’ Forum, Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has said APC governors will mobilise for the victory of the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the com...Read more

Obaseki the servant governor at 63

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In the last three years and seven months, the people of Edo State have been enthralled by the re-enactment of people-powered governance led by the citizens, with Governor Godwin Obaseki on the front seat, designing and executing people-centric pol...Read more

Lawmaker breaks down in tears as Oyo Assembly holds special sitting in honour of Ajimobi

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The Member representing Afijio State Constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Seyi Adisa, on Tuesday, broke down into tears when the State House of Assembly held a special tribute sitting in honour of the immediate past Governor...Read more

Lawan to DisCos: give Nigerians meters before tariff hike

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan has urged electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to install functional meters for their customers before planning any tariff increase.Lawan spoke on Tuesday after he and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbaja...Read more

COVID-19: Enugu committee faults stigmatization, low compliance

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The 12-man Ad hoc Expert Medical Advisory Committee (EMAC) set up by the Enugu State Government has blamed the stigmatization of patients and low compliance with stipulated safety measures as impediments to the fight against the transmission of th...Read more

Teen in bag-making

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Moses Chiwueze Harolds, 19, has been designing hand bags since he was 15. Harolds, who started the business in SS1, is the chief executive of HF Bagware Enterprise.For Harolds, who started  bag-making in 2016, age is truly no barrier. He was ...Read more

Anxiety in Ondo as Akeredolu tests positive

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There is anxiety in Ondo State over the COVID-19 status of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), who is seeking re-election in the October 10 election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).The governor went into 14-day isolation...Read more

Senate adjourns plenary to honour Osinowo

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The Senate on Tuesday held a minute silence in honour of the late Lagos East Senator Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo.The lawmaker died on June 15, 2020, following a brief illness. He was 64.The upper chamber, which was presided over by Deputy Senate Presid...Read more

INEC releases provisional candidates’ list

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the provisional list of candidates for the September 19 Edo State governorship election.National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, u...Read more

Kwara suspends Perm Sec, four others over alleged ghost workers’ deal, financial infractions

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Kwara State government on Tuesday, suspended five senior officials including a Permanent Secretary, Bayo Audu Onimago, indicted in the ongoing probe of ghost workers and financial infractions at the State Universal Basic Education Board, in Ilorin...Read more

‘Buratai didn’t relocate to Katsina’

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The Nigerian Army has said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, is in Katsina State on an operational tour of formations and units under 8 Division to assess their operational readiness.It said the Army chief is not relocating to the s...Read more

Buhari to Economic Council: do more to develop Nigeria

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The Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) was on Tuesday directed to develop more strategies that will put the country on a sound economic lever.President Muhammadu Buhari gave the directive during a virtual audience he granted the Prof Do...Read more

Nigerian govt moves to recover 6 year stamp duty backlog

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The Federal Government has commenced moves to recover unremitted revenues accrued to it through the Stamp Duty Tax in the last six years. This was made known on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Comittee on Audit and R...Read more

How Coronavirus kills its victims

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This essay has two apparently contradictory messages. On the one hand, it affirms that the coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, is not necessarily a death sentence.There are countries, such as Uganda and Vietnam, which have recorded n...Read more

Osimhen opens transfer talks with Napoli

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VICTOR Osimhen arrived for talks with Napoli, but his brother-in-law reiterates Italy’s ‘big racism problem’ could ultimately deter the Lille forward.According to Sky Sport Italia and Calciomercato.it, the Nigerian landed in Napl...Read more

Oyo Assembly holds special sitting for Ajimobi

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Oyo State House Assembly on Tuesday held a special sitting in honour of the late former governor Abiola Ajimobi.Addressing the Assembly, Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin said the news of the death of Ajimobi filtered into the state like a dream.He said Aji...Read more

COVID-19: Osun arrests residents for flouting safety protocol

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The Osun State Joint Task Force against COVID-19, on Tuesday, arrested some residents of the state for flouting the pandemic’s safety protocols. The culprits were arrested over the failure to use face masks and not maintaining social distan...Read more

President Buhari approves new appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, as the new Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA). NEPZA is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment. A...Read more

Buhari reveals plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty

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President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken about his administration’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years. Buhari stated this while speaking in a video message to a high-level meeting of the UN General Asse...Read more

Lawan urges IGP to recruit more policemen, implement timelines for community policing

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday charged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to recruit more men and women that will help to tackle the present security challenges in the country. Lawan made this known in a statement mad...Read more

Niger govt cuts salaries by 30 per cent

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Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has directed that the salaries and allowances of all political appointees in the state be slashed by 30 percent. This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane...Read more

President Buhari will certainly assent electoral act amendment bill – Malami

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The Attorney-General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to improving electoral reform in the country. The Minister said this while appearing at an electoral town hall even...Read more

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