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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 US government has officially shut down for the second time this year because Congress failed to meet a deadline to vote on a new budget. Senators debated all night, and have voted to pass the bill, which must now pass to the House. The 600-page plan proposes an increase in spending, by about $300bn […]

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 People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year address as depressing and filled with false claims of achievements carried out during the reign of the PDP. The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday claims that President Buhari completely failed to address serious economic […]

President Muhammadu Buharisays the federal government will deepen its partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to fund critical projects. At a meeting with the President of the IDB Group, Dr. Ali Madani in Abuja on Monday, President Buhari commended the bank for supporting several developmental projects in Nigeria.   He said Nigeria will be […]

The Federal government has been urged to reconstruct Ohan- Bailey and Moro bridges along llorin -lgbeti road to address the perennial problem and challenges facing the Motorists plying the route. The Kwara state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aro Yahaya who made the call in llorin while speaking with the Newsmen after inspecting the […]

the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed says he is deeply concerned by the hardship being experienced by local government workers, SUBEB staff and pensioners in the State due to the delay in payment by LG councils.             Ahmed in a series of tweets on his personal twitter page,  @Governor_Ahmed, […]

the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has said that the House will take a second look at the decision of the Federal Government to remove the subsidy on petrol with a view to finding better alternatives. Dogara said this in Abuja when he met with a delegation from the National Council […]


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