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FG’s Social Investment Programmes not a favour, but right of every Nigerian -Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) being implemented by the Federal Government for Nigerians are not favours but their right. He made the remark at an event showcasing the achievements of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) of...

Police arrest 8 Boko Haram kingpins that abducted 276 Chibok schoolgirls, suicide bombers

Police detectives have arrested eight suspects that allegedly abducted 276 female students from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok, in Borno state on 14th April 2014. The police team led by super cop, Abba Kyari, during a brief in Maiduguri, also said...

DSS, Dasuki’s family debunks news of Ex-NSA’s death

The Department of State Security (DSS) has refuted the news making the rounds that former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki, has died at their detention facility. The news of Dasuki death had flooded various social media platforms on the election’s day in...

Kajuru massacre: we will bring perpetrators to Justice – FG insists

As Reps seek end to Taraba violence The Federal Government has assured families of victims of last weekend’s attack on the Kajuru Castle Resort in Kaduna State of ensuring that the killers are prosecuted. In a statement yesterday in Abuja, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai...

COVID-19: NSCIA, CAN supports FG’s plans to reopen worship centres

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have reacted to moves by the federal government to reopen worship centres. In separate interviews with our correspondent, the NSCIA Secretary General, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede and the CAN President,...

Nigeria’s Auditor-General describes Excess Crude oil/PPT/Royalty Account as “biggest slush fund” for governors

Nigeria's Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine, has described Excess Crude oil/PPT/Royalty Account as “biggest slush fund” for governors According to remarks contained in the recently released annual report of the Auditor-General for the Federation on the accounts of the Federation of Nigeria for...

U.S., UK call for peaceful Nigerian elections

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has said the UK and other foreign missions are in Nigeria because they want the election to be successful. Ms Laing said this on Thursday ahead of Nigeria’s elections on Saturday. She also said the United Kingdom (UK),...

NRC releases figure for number of passengers on Abuja-Kaduna train in three weeks

The Nigerian Railway Corporation says passengers plying Abuja to Kaduna by rail have increased tremendously due to the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for repair works. Victor Aduma, the rail service operations manager, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on...

Container falls, kills Okada rider and his passenger in Lagos

A 40-foot container fell off the truck conveying it and crushed two unidentified men in Mowe, Ogun State, close to a car park of the Redeemed Christian Church of God on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Eyewitnesses said the crash, which occurred around 1.30pmon Wednesday, was caused...

BREAKING: Nigerian man who allegedly died in Ukraine Airlines crash, says ‘I’m alive’

A 30 – year-old man: Mr Olayinka Bernard Adeleye, whose photograph was published as that of the Nigerian – Dauda Onoruoiza who died alongside other 176 passengers in the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 800 crash in Tehran last week said he is alive. Adeleye...
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