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The Senate has condemned the demolition of the building used by a faction of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State by the state government. The chamber asked Governor Nasir el-Rufai to either provide a replacement for the secretariat or compensate Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi representing Kaduna-North who was said to own the building. The Senate […]

Nigerian champions, Plateau United, are hopeful of a good outing as they kick-start their continental cup campaign against Eding Sport of Cameroon in one of this weekend’s Total CAF Champions League preliminary round-first leg fixtures Previously known as Nigeria Standard FC, the Jos-based club in North Central Nigeria, has not won the league title since […]

The federal government has directed the Ministry of Interior to desist from giving visa to foreign workers whose skills were readily available in Nigeria. This was contained in an Article one, section seven of Presidential Executive Order recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu read Article on Thursday, […]

The organized labour has submitted a fresh demand for higher minimum wage to the tripartite committee on minimum wage. The Nigeria Labour Congress stated that it has demanded above fifty-six thousand naira to the committee to reflect inflation and other economic realities in the country. The acting NLC President, Kiri Mohammed, disclosed this at the […]

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the Federal Government lacks the powers to seize or forcefully take land from states for the establishment of grazing reserves or livestock production centres. Osinbajo also announced that herdsmen will pay for the services to be rendered by the proposed ranches or grazing reserves by the government. He stated […]

The Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr Sani Aliyu, has said two hundred thousand persons in Oyo State are living with the Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) and the dreaded Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The agency chief also said fifty persons contract HIV daily in the state. He […]

A photo of the Kwara State Government’s Light up Kwara project has won the 2017 prize of the 2017 World Bank Global Platform for Sustainable Cities Photo contest. The picture submitted by a Kwara based Photo-Journalist, Eyitayo Oyelowo was selected out of more than ninety entries from over forty countries around the world. The World […]

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says a total of eight hundred and twenty-six Nigerians stranded in Libya while trying to get to Europe, voluntarily returned from the North African country in October. The Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihajja, made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of two hundred and seventy Nigerians who […]

Senate President Bukola Saraki has pledged the cooperation of the National Assembly with the executive to ensure better administration of the country. Saraki gave the indication when he fielded questions from State House Correspondents after an interactive dinner hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari in honour of principal officers of the National Assembly in Abuja on […]

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo today expressed delight over the World Bank’s latest “Doing Business” report that saw Nigeria moving up 24 places to 145th and recognising the country as one of the top 10 most improved economies in the world. The vice-president congratulated all stakeholders who worked with the Federal Government to achieve what he described […]


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