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Service Chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari have been confirmed by the Nigerian Senate. The confirmation today followed the report by the Senate Committee on Defence submitted to the Senate plenary. Senate Committee Chairman on Defence and former Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Wamakko in the report explained that the nominees who were appointed to […]

Nigeria has received nearly four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF, and WHO.   COVAX shipped three point nine four million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, from Mumbai to Abuja via Emirates Charter flight   According to […]

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, says the apex bank is committed to reviving the oil palm sector with a view to stopping the importation of the commodity. He stated this over the weekend in Benin, Edo state, at a town hall meeting organized by the Oil Palm Growers Association of […]

According to NYSC, the portal would be opened on Wednesday, March 3rd 2021, for online registration of Batch A Corps members. In a series of tweets, the scheme also gave intending Corps members tips on how to go about their online registration. The tweet reads prospective Corp members should visit (http://nysc.org.ng) and click on the […]

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed the Ekiti East Constituency 1 by-election for March 20. Vacancy in the constituency arose following the death of the lawmaker representing the constituency, Adegbuyi Oluwajuwa Amos. INEC said in line with the Electoral Act, any party that presents the name of a candidate who does not meet the […]

Princess Latifa, the captive daughter of Dubai’s ruler, has appealed to UK police to re-investigate the kidnap of her older sister from a Cambridge street more than 20 years ago. In a letter, Latifa tells Cambridgeshire police this could help free Princess Shamsa, who was captured on the orders of their father. Shamsa, who was […]

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has staged a protest at the Corporate Affairs Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. According to the union, the picketing was organized over alleged anti-labor matters. The NLC is accusing the Corporate Affairs Commission management of clamping down on union members who challenged anti-workers policies. However, the Trade Union Congress […]

North East Elders for Peace and Development is cautioning Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, against justifying armed banditry and other associated criminality ravaging the north. The elders expressed fear that recent comments and attitudes of the cleric could embolden the bandits. Dissociating themselves from comments credited to Gumi where he accused the Nigerian military of […]

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has lamented the proliferation of arms including AK-47 rifles among herders and farmers in the country. Lalong, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, stressed that the full implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan was the solution to the frequent skirmishes between host farmers and nomadic […]

A technology-driven civic organization, BudgIT, says about thirty-three states in Nigeria lack portals that enable members of the public to monitor and scrutinize their annual budget performance.This was the position of the organization during a virtual workshop on ‘Advocacy and Budget and Project Monitoring’  recently.In his paper presentation on ‘Advocacy for Fund Disbursement and Improved […]


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