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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed optimism that Nigeria will come out of its myriad of current formidable challenges and bounce back to be a stronger, as well as a more united nation. Gbajabiamila  who spoke yesterday, in Sokoto, when he paid a courtesy call on Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, said […]

Central Bank of Nigeria ,CBN, has justified the ban on cryptocurrencies, saying it fuels illicit financial flow and terrorism. Acting Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Osita Nwanisobi, in a statement, said the ban on cryptocurrencies would not have any negative impact on Fintechs as there are other robust platforms they can thrive. He said because cryptocurrencies […]

There are no freed Chibok girls in the custody of the Defence Headquarters. Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Leo Irabor, made the clarification in Maiduguri, Borno State, when service chiefs, paid their first operational visit to the theatre of the Boko Haram war. Boko Haram insurgents had on April 14, 2014, attacked a Government Secondary […]

A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origin of COVID-19 today left a quarantined hotel in Wuhan to begin fieldwork. The team had arrived at the Chinese city two weeks ago on a fact-finding mission on how the virus started. The mission has been plagued by delays, concerns over access, and bickering between China and […]

Henceforth, trucks and trailers have been banned from plying Lagos state roads during day time. This was announced by the Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, during a meeting with stakeholders in Ikeja. Oladeinde said trucks and trailers are now restricted to night operations on dedicated routes between 9 pm and 6 am daily in order […]

Date for commencement of 2020 Senior Schools Certificate Examinations, SSCE external has been shifted from Monday, February 1 to Monday, February 8. In a statement by its Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, the National Examinations Council, NECO, announced that the examinations will now end Wednesday, March 10, rather than previously slated Wednesday, […]

Ministry of Works and Housing is rebuilding forty-three roads within tertiary schools across the country, to enhance the learning environment.   Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated this while handing over a two-kilometer internal road, reconstructed at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.   The Minister, who was represented by the Federal Controller […]

Borno State Government yesterday introduced three new tax regimes to boost its internally generated revenue, IGR.  According to the state government, the taxes are on consumption, entertainment, and presumptive tax ,  CEPT, which would lead to the rise of the state Internally Generated Revenue, IGR  Chairman, Borno State Board of Internal Revenue Service,BIRS, Mohammed Alkali, […]

Federal Government says N-Power beneficiaries, who have concluded the two-year job programme, will now be able to access permanent job opportunities or business prospects. This is part of the newly-activated exit strategy for Batches A and B of the N-Power Programme. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, gave the update […]

About twenty-four point three million poor Nigerians are to get five thousand naira each for a period of six months. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor. Farouq said the intervention would serve as cushion […]


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