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Abomsa The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, says Nigerians should look forward to the end of February, for the possibility of accessing any form of vaccination against the coronavirus. This was one of the highlights of a virtual meeting of  governors , who said the country was working with the World Bank to ensure the supply of […]

A former Nigerian President, GOODLUCK JONATHAN, says restructuring alone cannot solve Nigeria’s problems and cannot be done in isolation. The former President while speaking at a dialogue on restructuring in Abuja, called for the issues of nepotism, ethnic and religious bias to be addressed. He noted that Nigerians must restructure their minds because the issues […]

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed Vice Chancellors of universities to resume academic activities on January 18, 2021. It explained that the instruction was given in line with the directive of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the resumption of schools across the country. NUC’s directive was contained in a statement signed […]

The Minister of Power, SALEH MAMMAN, has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to inform all Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to revert to tariffs that were applicable in Dec. 2020.  In a statement by Aaron Artimas, Senior Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Power, in Abuja said the reversal to the […]

The Federal Government says there will be repercussions for Very Important Personalities (VIPs) and government officials who flout travel protocols. In a video posted by the Ministry of Information and Culture  via Twitter, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Doctor SANI ALIYU, vowed to clamp down on officials for failing to […]

Nigeria has reportedly spent almost 2 trillion naira on debt servicing payments from January to September 2020. The latest data obtained from the Debt Management Office indicated the nation’s total public debt stock rose by to 32.22 trillion naira between July and September last year following revenue shortfalls. The DMO said the debt stock is […]

The Kogi State Governor, YAHAYA BELLO, says Nigeria will be a safe place to live when politicians stop the use of thugs and criminals during elections. Governor BELLO spoke on a televised programme, saying contrary to what is in public space, he won November 16, 2019, Governorship Poll without the use of ‘boys’ or thugs. […]

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has hinted that insurgency and terrorism may continue in Nigeria for another 20 years. Buratai made the remark on his verified Facebook handle few days after Boko Haram massacred rice farmers in Borno State. Boko Haram insurgents had beheaded about 110 rice farmers in Zabarmari, Jere […]

The House of Representatives has invited President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to address members in plenary over the security crises across the country. Earlier at its plenary, the lawmakers were engaged in a rowdy session as members were sharply divided over a motion seeking to invite BUHARI to appear before the lawmakers to explain the rising spate […]

The Federal Government has revealed that 66 per cent of Nigerian children in rural areas could neither read nor write. The government also said that while Nigeria had a higher burden of adolescent pregnancy and child bearing, 19 per cent of teenagers, fifteen to nineteen, were already mothers or pregnant with their first child. Quoting […]