A bill Seeking to legalise  power rotation across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria, was rejected by the senate at plenary yesterday. The bill sponsored by Senator Patrick Abba Moro (PDP Benue South), was to pass second reading after his lead debate, but vehemently kicked against by many of the senators, who contributed to the […]

Contrary to expectations, most of the 18 political parties will not start their presidential campaigns today, as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, removes the lid on the exercise. Apart from the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which will inaugurate its campaign council today, the remaining 17 parties are yet to tidy up the […]

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says it is progressively decimating terrorists and insurgents in order to secure the country. The Minister made this known in Calabar at a joint press conference with Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, during a ceremony to mark the 2022 World Tourism Day.He said when […]

Nigeria suffered another nationwide power outage on Monday after the national electricity grid collapsed for the seventh time in 2022. Industry figures seen on Monday indicated that power generation on the grid had risen to a peak of four thousand one hundred point eighty 4,100.80 megawatts on Sunday which later dropped to three thousand seven hundred and […]

President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former United State intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, nine years after he exposed the scale of secret surveillance operations by the National Security Agency. Snowden fled the United States and was given asylum in Russia after leaking secret files in 2013 that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance […]

Three children have been confirmed dead in a fire incident that took place in Rumuchakara community, Obio Akpor local government area of Rivers State. The fire outbreak was said to have occurred at 9pm on Monday. Five children were affected by the inferno, three of whom have been confirmed dead. The remaining two are said […]

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria has raised the benchmark interest rate from fourteen to fifteen point five percent in order to tame the rising inflation rate. This represents a 150-basis-point increase from the fourteen per cent rate voted during the last MPC meeting in July. At the end of the […]

A Bill to whittle down the power of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN scales second reading in the Senate today. The Bill seeks to appoint a person other than the CBN Governor, as Chairman of the Board and divest the Board’s responsibility in determining and fixing salaries and allowances of its […]

The United Nations in Nigeria says no fewer than 70 percent of the people in Katsina State live below the poverty line. The statement was made by the United Nation Resident Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mathias Schmale, on Monday during a visit to Governor Aminu Masari. Schmale said that poverty, insecurity and lack of knowledge […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission has estimated the breakdown of some of the one point four million ad hoc staff to be trained ahead of the 2023 general election. This was disclosed at the two-day capacity building workshop by the Institute for INEC Press Corps on critical issues in the Electoral Act, 2022 and the […]


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