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The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet. Ekeremadu is suggesting the redeployment of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, from their present ministries, saying they will perform better in other ministries.   The Senator made the […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has told potential foreign investors that the current economic challenge the country is facing has opened a vista of investment opportunities even as he boasted that Nigeria remains the number one investment destination in Africa.   President Buhari also promised some fiscal incentives such as five-year tax holiday for activities classified as […]

The All Progressives Congress appeal committee set up for the Ondo state governorship primary election has called for the cancelation of the election that produced Rotimi Akeredolu as the governorship candidate. It recommends that a rerun primary be held immediately to beat the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission.   The committee directed […]

The Kwara State Governor, Doctor Abdulfatah Ahmed has reiterated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring thejudicious use of tax payers’ money througheven infrastructure developmentacross the state.   Governor Ahmed gave this assurance whentraditional rulers from Kwara North Senatorial District paid him a post sallahvisit assured hissupport for agricultural development in Kwara north being a major agricultural […]

The former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has called on government at the federal level to scrap all forms of security votes usually allocated to governors. He said such money ends up in private pockets, adding that it is the worst form of corruption in the country.   Ribadu […]

The final assessment for over one million Nigerians who applied online for the Federal Government’s five hundred thousand job scheme for unemployed graduates will begin today.   According to a statement by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant, Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, the assessments in the various categories of the N-Power programme […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as disheartening the number of people that have been displaced from their ancestral homes due to the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s northeast.   The Nigerian leader made the statement on Monday at the opening of high level plenary on Addressing Movements of Refugees and Migrants at the […]

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has declared that vaccination of children under the age of five against poliomyelitis in the state is compulsory. He also warned that any parents obstructing health workers from carrying out their statutory functions would be prosecuted.   He added that vaccinators would work in collaboration with the officials of […]

The Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has said that the Federal Government will save eight billion dollars through new storage technologies developed by the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, llorin (NSPRI). He disclosed this when the Executive Director of NSPRI, Professor Olufemi Peters and his team visited the minister, in Abuja.   […]

There are indications that the University of Ilorin chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may defy the planned industrial action by the national leadership of the union following the strained relationship between the Unilorin chapter of the union and the national body.   According to the immediate-past chairman of the Unilorin chapter […]


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