Nigerian graduate set to transform, save lives in home country

Graduates from a leading UK university who missed out on in-person graduation celebrations due to the pandemic are returning for official ceremonies this week, but for one graduate this trip to the University of Dundee is his first. Chidi Okonkwo, who is originally from Anambra, Nigeria, secured a Commonwealth Scholarship to study Infection Prevention & […]

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NDDC Board: Buhari needs to earn our confidence, say stakeholders

Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) building. Photo/facebook/officialNDDC The recent promise by President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute a substantive Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), following formal implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), with the rebranding of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) into Nigeria National Petroleum Company limited (NNPC) has attracted reactions […]

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Governors have no justification to challenge $418m deduction – Malami

Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says state governors have no justification to challenge the $418 million deductions from the Paris Club refund paid to consultants they hired. According to him, the noise making arising from the Governors Forum is not only unjustified, but “a clear case of absence […]

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Train Attack: Buhari receives victims’ families, assures safe return of abductees

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government is doing everything within its powers to ensure the safe return of the remaining abducted passengers of ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train. Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s media aide, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said Buhari gave the assurance when he met with representatives of victims of Kaduna […]

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Don’t drag Pope into local politics, Catholic group warns Lalong

A group, Concerned Catholics in Nigeria has cautioned Plateau State governor, and Director-General of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, Simon Lalong against dragging Pope Francis and the Catholic Church into local politics in Nigeria. The organisation was reacting to the comment made by Lalong on Wednesday tha he was yet to receive any […]

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Obasanjo urges Nigerians to make right choice during 2023 election

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday urged Nigerians to make the right choice during the 2023 general elections. He warned that making the wrong choice in the election may hurt the nation. Speaking as the special guest of honour at the Wilson Badejo Foundation’s 15th annual lecture with the theme, ‘Overcoming the twin challenge of […]

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VIN: Nigerians can’t afford second-hand vehicles, say agents

Used vehicles Importation of used vehicles into Nigeria has declined since the introduction of the Vehicle Identification Number, VIN, by the Nigeria Customs Service. A member of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, Ugochukwu Nnadi, disclosed this to our correspondent in a telephone call on Tuesday, claiming that the policy had made it […]

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Nigeria facing existential threat, World Bank warns

President Muhammadu Buhari Amid dwindling revenue, the continued payment of trillions of naira on fuel subsidy by the government and the attendant economic challenges, the World Bank on Wednesday raised the alarm that Nigeria might be facing an existential threat. The international financial institution warned that if the country failed to optimise its tax system […]

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Air Force kills terrorist kingpin, others in air raid

Nigerian Air force; Photo: Audu Marte / AFP) Arewa youths threaten national protest to force Monguno’s sack Terrorist kingpin, Alhaji Shanono, has been killed in a major air raid, the Air Force high command has confirmed. Spokesman of the Nigerian Air force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, who made the confirmation, added that the Chief of […]

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