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Pictures: Namibia appoints Africa’s youngest minister, Emma Theofilus, at 23

RECENTLY appointed information and technology deputy minister, Emma Theofilus might have her work cut out for her, but says she is ready for the task. The 23-year-old became Namibia’s youngest member of parliament. A law graduate, Theofilus was part of president Hage Geingob’s list of eight non-voting members announced on Sunday and sworn in yesterday. […]

Perm Sec who purchased uncompleted building for N7 billion in hot water with FG

  (NNP) The purchase of an uncompleted building for N7 billion by the former permanent secretary to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (now permanent secretary to the Ministry of Science and Technology), Dr. Mohammed Bello, has commanded the interest of the Federal Government. The FG through the head of the federal civil […]

COVID-19: Buhari makes U-turn on addressing the nation today

(NNP) President Muhammadu Buhari will not be addressing the nation today as initially stated by Aliyu Sani, the national coordinator for the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. However, the media aide to the president, Femi Adesina noted that there will be no broadcast from the president that none was initially planned. In his Twitter handle, […]

Nigerian troops kill 20 terrorists in Borno

Army officials, Nigerian Army troops on Sunday killed 20 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province, (ISWAP) terrorists at the north west of Baga town in Borno. Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Enenche said the troops of 130 […]

Yul Edochie decries ‘drop’ in quality of Nollywood movies

Yul Edochie – Actor By Joshua Olomu Ace Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday decried what he called the “drop”  in the quality of Nollywood  movies. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the thespian shared his thoughts in series of posts on his  Twitter handle. He said there was need for seasoned actors to […]

Intimidation, blackmail will not stop NDDC forensic audit -Director

By Emmanuel Mogbede Dr Cairo Ojougboh, Executive Director Project, Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says no amount of blackmail will stop the commission’s ongoing forensic audit. He said this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Gabriel Choba, on Sunday in Abuja. Ojougboh was reacting […]

Zambia’s first president, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, turns 96 – celebrations postponed due to COVID-19

The Family and Office of Zambia’s first Republican President, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has suspended his 96th birthday celebrations. This follows the directive given by President Edgar Lungu and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on social distancing due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 globally. Friends, institutions, and the general public wishing to present some gifts […]

Bill for independent candidature passes 2nd reading at House of Reps

By EricJames Ochigbo A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution to allow for independent candidates in elective offices in Nigeria,  has passed second reading at the House of Representatives. The bill seek to alter the 1999 Constitution for independent candidate in the country. The bill which was sponsored by the Majority Whip […]

Senate considers bill to boost advance healthcare in Nigeria

The Senate on Tuesday at plenary considered a critical bill seeking to boost advanced healthcare service delivery in Nigeria. It will also act as safeguard and response to medical emergency in the future. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Sandy Onor (PDP-Cross River Central), seeks to establish the Advanced Healthcare Development Fund. Leading the debate on […]

COVID-19: APC begins distribution of palliatives in Adamawa

By Muhammad Adam The All Progressive Congress (APC), Adamawa chapter, has launched a massive distribution of palliatives across the state. Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal, Chairman of APC in the state, launched the distribution in Guyuk town, headquarters of Guyuk Local Government Area (LGA), on Wednesday. Bilal said that the intervention was meant to cushion the hardship, […]

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