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President Muhammadu Buhari has promised an even distribution of projects across the country. The President spoke while inaugurating a flood and erosion control works project at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. Represented by Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the president re-stated that the Federal Government was guided […]

Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, will be spending additional fourteen days in the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in preparation to his arraignment over corruption charges. This is as Justice A. O. Musa of Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, granted the application of the EFCC to this effect. […]

Federal Government is looking to earn nine hundred and thirty-nine billion naira from the renewal of oil blocks by operators in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry next year. This is in accordance with the breakdown of the approved 2020 budget presented by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed. The budget shows […]

Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps Boboye Oyeyemi, has cautioned those leading convoy vehicles to always respect traffic rules, especially when they get to congested traffic areas. Oyeyemi, according to a statement by FRSC spokesman Bisi Kazeem, gave the caution while reviewing the 2019 end of year first phase patrol yesterday. The Corps […]

There are indications that poverty rate in Nigeria could become worse, with up to thirty million more people falling into the extreme poverty trap in the next ten years. This statement was contained in a report obtained by newsmen from World Bank in its latest Nigeria Economic Update. According to the World Bank, the only […]

To ensure safer roads during the festive periods and beyond, the Federal Road Safety Corps has deployed thirty five thousand, four hundred and fifty personnel, including Special marshals across the country for the 2019 Ember Months Campaigns. The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, who stated this in a statement today, said eight hundred and […]

Not less than four thousand Primary Health Care centers across the country have been renovated by the National Primary Health Care Developmental Agency, with support from states and developmental partners. Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, confirmed this figure in Abuja, saying work was in progress to make ten thousand Primary Health Care […]

Nigeria’s Contributory Pension Scheme now has eight point eight-five million people registered under it, as at September 2019. Acting Commissioner of the National Pension Commission, Aisha DahirUmar, who confirmed this figure at a workshop in Benin City, said pension fund assets stands at nine point five-eight trillion naira. DahirUma, who was represented by Head Micro […]

Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, has pointed out bush burning practice as one of the causes of climate change. Ikeazor, who condemned the practice in Nigeria, explained that climate change results in excessive heat, drought, rising sea levels, and unhealthy climate conditions. Speaking on the sidelines of a Climate Change Conference in Lagos […]

It is now mandatory for all states and federal institutions as well as private organizations to have sanitation facilities in public places. President Muhammadu Buhari who gave the directive yesterday in commemoration of world toilet day said it was part of efforts to end open defecation in the country. The President also said households must […]


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