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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ARRIVED HIS HOMETOWN; DAURA, KATSINA STATE, ON FRIDAY, FOR A FOUR-DAY WORKING VISIT. THE PRESIDENT LANDED IN DAURA ON HIS RETURN FROM THE GAS SUMMIT IN MALABO, EQUITORIAL GUINEA.

THE MINISTER OF POWER, SALEH MAMMAN, HAS REITERATED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S DETERMINATION TO ADDRESS THE COUNTRY`S POWER CHALLENGES. MAMMAN GAVE THE ASSURANCE WHILE COMMISSIONING OF A 47.5 SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM AT THE DOKA RURAL HOSPITAL, IN DOKA, A COMMUNITY IN KACHIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS LAUNCHED THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE RETURN AND RESTITUTION OF NIGERIA’S LOOTED AND SMUGGLED ARTEFACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, LAI MOHAMMED, LAUNCHED THE CAMPAIGN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN LAGOS.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEDUCTED THE SUM OF N35.51BN FROM ALLOCATION MADE TO THE STATES FOR EXTERNAL DEBT SERVICING, CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND OTHERS. THE DEDUCTIONS, WHICH WERE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, WERE MADE FROM THE ALLOCATIONS GIVEN TO STATE GOVERNMENTS FROM THE FEDERATION ACCOUNT.

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS PASSED THE FINANCE BILL, 2019 SUBMITTED BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI. MEMBERS PRESENT AT PLENARY PASSED THE BILL ONE WEEK AFTER IT SCALED THROUGH THE THIRD READING AND WAS PASSED ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE IN ABUJA.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON THURSDAY SOUGHT THE RE- CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THE 2016-2018 EXTERNAL BORROWING PLAN OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

THE NIGERIAN ARMY HAS RELEASED 983 SUSPECTS CLEARED OF ALLEGED LINKS WITH BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS. THE THEATRE COMMANDER OF OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE, MAJOR GENERAL OLUSEGUN ADENIY, HANDED OVER THE DETAINEES TO THE BORNO STATE GOVERNOR, BABAGANA UMARA-ZULUM IN A CEREMONY IN MAIDUGURI.

THE POLICE ALLEGEDLY OPENED FIRE ON SCHOOLGIRL ON WEDNESDAY IN ABUJA WHILE DISPERSING PROTESTING MEMBERS OF ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA (IMN) AT WUSE MARKET IN ABUJA. AN EYEWITNESS SAID THE GIRL WAS RETURNING FROM THE SCHOOL (GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL, WUSE) WHEN THE INCIDENT OCCURRED.

  NIGERIA’S RECENT BORDER CLOSURE DRILL HAS BEEN LINKED TO THE RECENT RISE IN HEADLINE INFLATION WHICH IS CURRENTLY AT 11.61 PER CENT AS OF OCTOBER 2019. THE MINISTER OF FINANCE, BUDGET AND NATIONAL PLANNING, ZAINAB AHMED, BRIEFED STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS AFTER THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (FEC) MEETING IN ABUJA, THAT RECENT FIGURES FROM THE […]

FORMER MILITARY PRESIDENT, GENERAL IBRAHIM BADAMASI BABANGIDA, HAS WEIGHED IN ON THE CONTROVERSIAL HATE SPEECH BILL, SAYING NOBODY CAN MUZZLE NIGERIANS AND DENY THEM FREEDOM OF SPEECH. GENERAL BABANGIDA POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS EVEN NO BASIS FOR THE BILL WHICH HAS PASSED THE SECOND READING IN THE SENATE INSISTING THAT NO ONE CAN DENY […]


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