Buhari returns after UK medical check-up

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after successful medical check-up in the United Kingdom. The presidential aircraft conveying the President and some aides landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 4.45 p.m. Those at the airport to welcome him included the Chief of Staff to the President, […]

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FG blames Nigerians, media for Twitter’s choice of Ghana for Africa office

Information Minister, Lai Mohammed has said Twitter’s decision to set up in Ghana instead of Nigeria where it has more users will serve as a lesson to Nigerians to stop de-marketing the country. “I think the natural expectation is for Nigeria to be the hub of Twitter headquarter especially in this part of Africa given […]

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UBEC decries slow pace of accessing N41b funds by states

Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi Enugu yet to access N2.5b Kano accessed N7.7b matching grants in three years Oyo owes no counterpart funding Cross Rivers blames delay on COVID-19 The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has disclosed that about N41.06 billion matching grant has remained unaccessed by the 36 states and Federal Capital […]

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Clerics, political leaders deplore worsening insecurity, preach peace

As Christians join their counterparts across the globe to mark the Easter celebration, some clerics, yesterday, came down hard on the country’s political leaders. Not only did they accuse them of gross incompetence in handling the nation’s affairs, but they also frowned at the crass assumption that the sustained bloodletting occasioned by unabating kidnappings, armed […]

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Photos of Sanwo-Olu visiting Lekki shootings’ victims resurface after US report

Sanwo-Olu with the injured #EndSARS protesters on the night of October 20, 2020. Photo: @jidesanwoolu/Twitter Images of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visiting victims of Lekki shootings at different hospitals on Lagos Island on the night of October 20, 2020, have resurfaced online. The photos resurfaced following a report by the US Department of States […]

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Strike: Ban govt officials from seeking healthcare abroad, resident doctors tell NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari jets out to London on Tuesday for medical check-up Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors have asked the National Assembly to enact laws that will ban government officials from seeking healthcare overseas. NARD President, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, stated this on Thursday while speaking on Punch Live interview programme. He said until the […]

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PDP, others carpet FG as US alleges massive graft in Buhari regime

Corruption pervasive in government including judiciary, security agencies – US Rights abuses under Buhari govt worse than under military dictatorship, says PDP The United States has accused authorities in Nigeria of massive corruption and stifling of free speech in 2020. The US stated this in the ‘2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,’ released on […]

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How to promote quality education in Nigeria – Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has urged the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) to improve the mechanism for school monitoring and evaluation of projects. He said this would promote quality education in the country. The governor spoke when the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic […]

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