President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in trying times, not just for the Nigerian people, but also for the government as Nigeria’s revenues have fallen by almost 60 percent. Buhari’s remarks were delivered by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the start of the first-year Ministerial performance review retreat holding in […]

The Nigeria Immigration Service INTERPOL i-24/7 desk on Monday uploaded about 15,000 stolen and lost travel documents to the INTERPOL Global System in Lyon, France. The NIS spokesman, DCI Sunday James, in a statement on Tuesday, said the development would help prevent identity theft, frauds and other organised crimes perpetrated globally using stolen and lost […]

Wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq, has secured an apartment for Risikat, the blue-eyed lady, who reunited with her estranged husband, Abdulwasiu Omodada, at a Nikkah held in Ilorin on Saturday. The Press Secretary to the governor’s wife, Yinka Adeniyi, said Olufolake, through her non-governmental organisation, the Ajike Support Group, secured a […]

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, says it will be “grossly irresponsible” to borrow to fund electricity tariff amid the economic crunch caused by the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. He also said no provision was made for fuel subsidy in the Revised 2020 Budget, noting that about N1.7trn has been spent on tariff […]

Nigerian resident doctors in state-owned hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand an increase in payment, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said. The collective action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which accounts for 40 per cent of doctors, is the latest strike on the list of others by […]

Tennis champion who remains the favourite in the men’s singles title at the US Open, Novak Djokovic, has been disqualified from the competition after he accidentally hit a line judge in the neck with his ball. Djokovic who realized immediately he hit the line judge and approached her had just lost a point in the […]

The Petroleum Products Marketing Company, a surbodinate of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has caused the ex-depot price of petrol also known as Premium Motor Spirit, to increase by N12.94 to N151.56 per litre from N138.62 per litre. This was disclosed in an internal memorandum from Ibadan depot to all stakeholders with reference number PPMC/IB/LS/020 […]

Saudi Arabia has agreed on Wednesday to permit UAE flights to “all countries” to pass through the kingdom, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated more direct flights connecting the United Arab Emirates with the Jewish state. The announcement comes after the first direct commercial flight from Israel’s capital, Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi on […]

The Nigerian presidency on Wednesday, debunked a media report claiming aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Sarki Abba, tested positive for COVID-19. “We react to the utter falsehood and disgraceful lies, a report by the so-called digital newspaper which, Wednesday, claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Sarki Abba is COVID-19 positive,” presidential spokesman Garba Shehu revealed […]

Another series of winners have emerged in the ongoing Spell and Win “Bag of Goodies 2” Consumer Promo. The Spell and Win “Bag of Goodies 2” Consumer Promo launched by Dangote Cement Plc to reward and improve the livelihoods of its consumers around Nigeria saw Nine Lucky winners go home with One million naira each […]

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