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THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AIR FORCE SAYS NIGERIA MAY LOSE THE $493MILLION PAID TO THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PURCHASE OF SUPER TUCANO FIGHTER PLANES. THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AIR FORCE, MIKE NNACHI, STATED THIS WHEN HE PRESENTED THE 2021 BUDGET REPORT OF THE AIR FORCE BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATION. […]

THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, LAI MOHAMMED, HAS DENIED ANNOUNCING AN INCREASE IN THE HATE SPEECH FINE TO N5MILLION. THE MINISTER, WHO STATED THIS IN A COUNTER-AFFIDAVIT FILED IN RESPONSE TO AN ORIGINATING MOTION FILED BY A HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER, INIBEHE EFFIONG, AT THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT, LAGOS, SAID THE CONSTITUTION ALLOWS FOR THE […]

THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) SAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS REACHED OUT TO THE NIGER REPUBLIC AND THE UNITED STATES IN SEARCH OF THE EX-CHAIRMAN OF PENSION REFORM TASK TEAM, ABDULRASHEED MAINA, WHO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE JUMPED BAIL. THE COMMISSION ARRAIGNED MAINA ON SEVERAL COUNT CHARGES OF FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING TO […]

GOVERNORS FROM THE NORTH-EAST PART OF THE COUNTRY HAVE DEMANDED THE TRANSFER OF THE POWERS TO PROSECUTE TERRORISTS TO THE STATE GOVERNMENTS. THE GOVERNORS MADE THE CALL AT THE MEETING OF THE NORTH-EAST GOVERNORS’ FORUM IN YOLA, ADAMAWA. THE MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY GOVERNORS BABAGANA ZULUM (BORNO), AHMADU FINTIRI (ADAMAWA), BALA MOHAMMED (BAUCHI), AND INUWA […]

NORTHERN NIGERIA HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE WORST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY DUE TO WORSENING INSECURITY SITUATION IN THE REGION. THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI SA’AD ABUBAKAR, STATED THIS ON THURSDAY AT THE FOURTH QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE NIGERIA INTER-RELIGIOUS COUNCIL IN ABUJA. AT THE MEETING WITH THE THEME ‘QUESTIONING FOR PEACE IN […]

THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MOHAMMED ADAMU, HAS ENCOURAGED POLICE OPERATIVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO RETURN TO DUTIES WITH COURAGE AND RID THE NATION OF CRIMINALS. ADAMU, WHO MADE THE CALL WHEN HE VISITED THE OYO STATE POLICE COMMAND IN IBADAN, ALSO LISTED CONDITIONS FOR THE USE OF FIREARMS BY MEN AND OFFICERS OF THE FORCE. […]

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WILL PASS THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL (PIB) INTO LAW BY THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF MARCH, THE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON THE LOWER LEGISLATURE SAID IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY. THE LOWER LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER PASSED THE BILL FOR SECOND READING ON TUESDAY. MONGUNO MOHAMMED, THE CHIEF WHIP OF THE HOUSE […]

THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS REACTED TO THE DELIBERATIONS ON THE RECENT #ENDSARS PROTEST BY THE UNITED KINGDOM PARLIAMENT. IT STATED THAT WHILE DEBATES ON ALL MATTERS WERE ALLOWED, THE UK PARLIAMENT DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT. THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, GEOFFREY ONYEAMA, MADE THE POSITION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT KNOWN WHILE ADDRESSING […]

NIGERIA IS SET TO RE-OPEN ITS LAND BORDERS WITH NEIGHBOURING WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES, FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATION BY A PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE ON THE MATTER. MINISTER OF FINANCE, BUDGET AND NATIONAL PLANNING, ZAINAB AHMED  DISCLOSED THIS IN ABUJA. THE NATION SHUT ITS BORDERS IN AUGUST 2019 TO CURTAIL ILLEGAL IMPORTATION OF DRUGS, SMALL ARMS AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS INTO […]

THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS (NBS) SAID ON TUESDAY THE PRICES OF SOME MAJOR SELECTED FOOD ITEMS INCREASED LAST MONTH. IN ITS REPORT ON FOOD PRICE WATCH FOR THE MONTH, NBS SAID THE PRICES OF COMMODITIES, INCLUDING EGGS, INCREASED DURING THE MONTH. ACCORDING TO THE BUREAU, THE AVERAGE PRICE OF 1KILOGRAMME OF TOMATO INCREASED YEAR-ON-YEAR […]


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