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FG Commences Payment of Outstanding Allowances to 9,066 N-Power Beneficiaries

By John Shiklam The federal government has commenced the payment of outstanding allowances to 9,066 participants of the batches A and B of the 2016 and 2018 N-Power programmes. This was disclosed in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mr. Bashir Alkali. The statement said the […]

Buhari Departs Abuja Sunday for New York to Attend UN General Assembly

Muhammadu-Buhari Addresses Assembly on Friday Returns to Nigeria next Sunday By Deji Elumoye President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States of America, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). This year’s UNGA session, which opened on Tuesday, September 14, has as theme: […]

Breaking: Bandits Release 10 Abducted Kaduna Baptist School Students, 21 Still in Captivity

By John Shiklam in Kaduna Another batch of 10 of the remaining 31 abducted students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna have been released by bandits after spending 75 days in captivity. The Chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab confirmed their release in […]

Bandits Attack Sokoto Community, Kill Two, Abduct Scores

Kill two, Cart away foodstuffs By Onuminya Innocent The Sokoto State Police Command has said that suspected bandits have attacked Tangaza town in Tangaza Local Government Area of the state killing two and abducting unspecified number of people. The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sanusi Abubakar, told THISDAY in a telephone […]

Okonjo-Iweala’s Brother, Ogwashi-Uku Monarch’s Convoy Attacked

One youth killed, two vehicles burnt By Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba HRM Ifechukwude Aninshi Okonjo II, the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has escaped what appeared like a planned attack on the monarch. However, the attack Friday on the traditional ruler, who is the brother of the […]

Presidency Lists 15 Major Projects to be Financed With Proposed $4bn Loan

Mallam Garba Shehu *Include Kano-Katsina-Daura-Maradi rail line, 17MW solar power for N’Assembly *29 states to benefit from agro-climatic project *Facility to be sourced from multilateral institutions like World Bank, IFAD, AFD, three others Deji Elumoye in Abuja The Presidency Saturday listed 15 projects spread across the nation’s six geo-political zones as those to be financed […]

Buhari Commiserates with Algerian President over Bouteflika’s Demise

Deji Elumoye in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of Algeria over the demise of the country’s former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. On behalf of the government of Nigeria, the president, in a release on Saturday by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, also sympathised with the family of the former president and […]

Soludo: Burnishing the radiance of the Light of the Nation – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | September 17, 2021 –  According to a trite Nigerian parlance, “Politics is a dirty game.” As long, as it is left for dirty men and women, politics will remain a dirty game in Nigeria. The only way to clean up Nigerian politics is by the participation of decent and […]

Normalcy returns to UNIBEN as management cancels late fee payment levy

Normalcy returns to UNIBEN as management cancels late fee payment levy By Ozioruva Aliu BENIN CITY – NORMALCY has returned to the University of Benin after days of students’ unrest over a N20,000 levy imposed on late payment of school fees, the management of the school Friday officially announced the cancellation of the levy as […]

Foreign borrowings escalate as Nigeria goes for $6.2bn Eurobond offer

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief The Federal Government has announced plans for a Eurobond issuance in the International Capital Market, ICM, to raise between $3 billion and $6.2 billion. The Debt Management Office, DMO, said, yesterday, that virtual meetings with investors have been scheduled for today, September 17 and September 20, 2021. It stated: […]

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