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Fire Destroys Section of Emir Sanusi’s Palace

Palace sources reported that the perpetrators forced open a door, set the fire, and then locked it, resulting in damage to the throne, air conditioners, and other FILE: Emir Sanusi delivering a sermon during Jumma’t in Kano on Friday, May 31, 2024 A fire has gutted a section of the palace of the 16th Emir […]

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Tinubu Appoints New Leaders for CCT, NSITF, PenCom, and ICRC

The president is urging them to leverage their positions and professionalism to enhance the performance of their respective agencies. (FILES) President Bola Tinubu signs a document President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mainasara Kogoa as the new Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and Omolola Oloworaran as the Director-General of the […]

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Adesina: Africa’s Future Lies Within the Continent

  Akinwumi Adesina On Friday, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, advocated for youth investment in Nigeria’s agri-business sector. Adesina made this call during his keynote address at the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa Primates and Wives’ Retreat in Abuja. He spoke on the topic “Food Security and Financial Sustainability in […]

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Abuja Building Collapse: Four Rescued as Search Efforts Persist

Abuja building collapse Four individuals have been rescued from the rubble of a collapsed two-storey building near Cupid Hotel, Sultan Dansuki Road, Phase 2, Site 2, Kubwa, Bwari Area Council, on Saturday. Mrs. Florence Wenegieme, the Acting Director of the FCT Federal Emergency Management Department, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. She noted, “The […]

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Alleged N423bn Debt: Kaduna Assembly Insists El-Rufai’s Administration Must Account

El-Rufai is accused of diverting N423 billion in public funds and engaging in money laundering. Illustrative photo of ex-Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai; and Kaduna Assembly Complex The Kaduna State House of Assembly insisted on Wednesday that former Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s administration must answer for the alleged misappropriation of N432 billion belonging to the state […]

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Amaewhule-Led Assembly Gives Fubara 7 Days to Resubmit 2024 Budget

The Rivers State House of Assembly, led by Martin Amaewhule, has issued a 7-day ultimatum to Governor Siminalayi Fubara to resubmit the 2024 budget. This order comes after the first session of the pro-Wike House on Monday, following a hiatus of several months. Meanwhile, a parallel session is being held by another House led by […]

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Okupe Congratulates Tinubu on Being Re-elected as ECOWAS Chairman

Dr. Doyin Okupe, former Director-General of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council, has congratulated President Bola Tinubu on his re-election as chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). President Tinubu was re-elected at the 65th Ordinary Session of the bloc in Abuja on Sunday. In a congratulatory message on Monday, Okupe, […]

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CBN Warns Banks, FX Dealers Against Rejecting Lower Dollar Denominations and Old Bills

CBN Warns Banks, FX Dealers Against Rejecting Lower Dollar Denominations and Old Bills The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued a warning to Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) and authorized forex dealers, advising them against rejecting old and lower denomination dollar bills from customers. This directive follows numerous complaints from customers after the CBN conducted […]

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Dangote Faults CBN’s 26% Interest Rate

He urged the government to safeguard existing businesses, particularly manufacturers, by creating a conducive environment for their growth. Dangote Criticizes CBN’s Interest Rate Hike Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has criticized the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) recent interest rate hike to nearly 30%. Speaking at the opening session of […]

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Female Medical Professionals Call for Enhanced Collaboration to Improve Healthcare Delivery

In an effort to fortify healthcare delivery in Nigeria, the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (NWAN) and other stakeholders have encouraged medical practitioners to collaborate. At the Women in Medicine, Health, and Wellness conference of the association, which was held in Abuja on Thursday and was themed “Strengthening Networks for Prompt Diagnosis and Care,” the […]

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Peter Obi: Concurrent Execution of Four National Budgets is a Recipe for Disaster

The former Anambra State governor stated that it represents a blatant disregard for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu presenting the 2024 budget to the National Assembly Peter Obi Criticizes Concurrent Implementation of Four National Budgets The Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has criticized the Nigerian government’s […]

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President Tinubu Announces Appointment of Eight New Permanent Secretaries

Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, stated that the new permanent secretaries were chosen following a thorough selection process. President Bola Tinubu signs a document President Tinubu Appoints Eight New Permanent Secretaries President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of eight new Federal Permanent Secretaries to address current and […]

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Tinubu Approves N50,000 Grant and N155bn Food Package for Households

President Bola Tinubu President Bola Tinubu has approved the National Construction and Household Support Programme during the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday in Abuja. A statement issued by presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale detailed that the programme aims to boost agricultural productivity, strengthen the economy, and provide immediate economic relief for Nigerian households. Ngelale […]

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NASS Approves Extension of 2023 Appropriation Act and Supplementary Budget

The bill scaled the first reading on Thursday. PHOTO of President Bola Tinubu NASS Passes Bill to Extend 2023 Appropriation Act and Supplementary Budget The National Assembly, comprising the House of Representatives and the Senate, has passed a bill amending the Appropriation Act 2023, extending the implementation of its capital component from June 30, 2024, […]

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UniAbuja Senate Appoints Acting VC as Na’Allah Steps Down

Renowned professor of International Law and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Abuja, Aisha Sani Maikudi, has been appointed acting vice-chancellor by the University Senate. The announcement, made on Thursday by Dr. Habib Yakoob, Acting Director of the Directorate of Information and University Relations, stated, “Her appointment was announced following her nomination at the […]

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Southgate: England Must Elevate Performance to Achieve Euros Goal

England manager Gareth Southgate remains committed to his objective of winning Euro 2024, but acknowledges that the team must significantly improve when they face Slovenia on Tuesday. Despite securing four points from their first two games, England’s performances in a 1-0 win over Serbia and a 1-1 draw with Denmark have been heavily criticized, falling […]

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50 Representatives Call for Nnamdi Kanu’s Release

leader, Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu leader, Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu Approximately 50 members of the House of Representatives from various geopolitical zones, under the aegis of the Concerned Federal Lawmakers for Peace and Security in the South-East, have appealed to President Bola Tinubu to invoke Section 174 of the Nigerian Constitution, […]

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Niger gov urges N’Assembly to probe N90bn Hajj subsidy

Governor of Niger State, Umar Bago Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bago, has called on the National Assembly to investigate the N90 billion released for the 2024 Hajj subsidy operation. The governor made this call on Sunday through a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, in which he described the National Hajj Commission’s performance […]

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NGX: Investors Lose N103bn as Insurance and Banking Stocks Decline

The NGX Insurance Index led the losers during the Sallah holiday-shortened week, falling by 1.32% week-on-week. This contributed to a 0.18% decline in the broader market indices. The NGX 30 Index followed with a 0.16% decline, and the NGX Banking Index fell by 0.04% week-on-week. Conversely, the NGX Oil and Gas Index led the gainers, […]

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Dangote Refinery Accuses International Oil Companies of Sabotage Plot

Dangote Dangote Refinery Indicts NMDPRA Over Importation of Dirty Diesel and Jet Fuel Vice President of Oil and Gas at Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), Devakumar Edwin, has accused International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Nigeria of plotting to cripple the refinery’s operations. Edwin claims that the IOCs are deliberately hindering the refinery’s efforts to purchase local […]