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A sixteen-man board of the Niger Delta Development Commission has been constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari. The board is headed by Dr. Pius Odubu who is from Edo State with two indigenes of Akwa Ibom; Otobong Ndem appointed as the Executive Director, Projects and Victor Antai as member. Other members of the board are Bernard […]

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has reiterated government’s target to alleviate poverty in the country through different social investment schemes. Osibanjo who stated this at the African Policy Road Show, pointed out that the Npower social empowerment scheme which has over five hundred thousand beneficiaries, had helped in poverty reduction as well as in addressing […]

Founder of Common Wealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is in the news again. This time, he has been called for questioning by Detectives of the Nigerian Police Force over rape allegations leveled against him by wife of popular singer, Busola Dakolo. This is coming weeks after the cleric shunned an invitation extended to […]

Worried by the rising wave of insecurity in the country, Nigeria Labour Congress has resolved to mobilize workers nationwide to embark on rallies. Labour said the upsurge in kidnapping, armed robbery, communal crisis and Boko Haram attacks, herders/farmers clashes was getting out of hand. The union in a communiqué issued at the end of a […]

Ahead of the August 29 primaries of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, seven governorship aspirants have entered into a peace pact to accept the outcome of the election. The aspirants who agreed to the pact were former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri; former Cross River Resident Electoral Commissioner, Frankland Briyai; […]

Governors in the six Southwest states are set to launch a new security outfit to be known as Western Nigeria Security Network. The governors, in a statement, noted that they are putting finishing touches to the inauguration of the outfit in October, following the Approval in Principle by the Office of the National Security Adviser […]

Following the list of eighty Nigerian fraudsters released by the FBI, the presidency is preparing new executive orders to tackle international fraud. Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who made this known, said the federal government was ready to work with all nations to tackle criminality. Shehu said the […]

Kogi State Assembly election petition tribunal today sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district. In a judgment by a three-man panel led by Justice Anthony Chijioke, the tribunal ordered for a fresh election in the senatorial district. The candidate of the All Progressives Congress Senator Smart Adeyemi had approached the […]

The US authorities have charged eighty people, “most of whom are Nigerian nationals”, with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars, prosecutors say. They are accused of using business email fraud schemes and romance scams to con victims – many of them elderly. Police have so far arrested 14 suspects across the US, […]

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum is of the opinion that the establishment of Special Agro-processing Zones in the country would attract between one to four billion dollars investments. Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, who stated this while briefing reporters after the forum’s 4th meeting in Abuja, explained that all states were […]

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