Engr. Terhide Utaan launches Tinubu Solidarity Vanguard in Benue (photos)

Engr. Conrad Terhide Utaan - A former aspirant for the House of Representatives seat for Makurdi/Guma federal constituency and staunch APC stalwart has officially launched the Benue State Chapter of The Tinubu Solidarity Vanguard The group is expected to work assiduously towards the election of Asiwaju Bola Timubu as President of Nigeria come 2023. Hon.[...]

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FG: We spent N30bn on COVID-19 response between April and August

The federal government says it spent N30.5 billion in four months to combat COVID-19. This disclosure is coming inresponse to a freedom of information (FoI) request by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Connected Development (CODE). Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation, said the amount spent represents 84 percent of N36.3 billion COVID-19[...]

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P&ID: Presidency speaks on UK court judgment

The Presidency has welcomed the judgment by the UK Court granting Nigeria’s application for an extension of time and relief from sanctions in a $10 billion arbitration case with Process and Industrious Development Limited (P&ID) in Nigeria.Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made this position known in[...]

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US election: Trump never took presidency seriously, says Obama

Donald Trump has “never” taken the US presidency seriously and lacks the skills to grow into the job, his predecessor Barack Obama will say Wednesday at the Democratic convention.“I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously…. But he never did,” the 44th[...]

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Ivory Coast President Ouattara nominated for third term

Mr. Ouattara on Wednesday asked for more time to consider the nomination, indicating he would announce his decision in a speech to the nation on 6 August. “I have heard messages from the various party structures, elected officials, and RHDP bodies as well as those from institutional presidents and ministers who have also contacted me[...]

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MaguGate: 12 EFCC directors suspended by Office of the Attorney General

Earlier today sources confirmed that 12 directors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have been suspended. The suspension is expected to take immediate effect. The notice of suspension was reportedly communicated to Mohammed Umar, the Acting Chairman of the Commission, late on Tuesday by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, The Nation[...]

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Senate passes sexual offenses Bill, maintains gender neutrality for rape

The Senate has on Tuesday passed a bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 2004, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The bill if assented into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, would broaden the definition of rape and sexual offences. Amendment to Section 357 of the principal Act, specifically substitutes the words[...]

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U.S. bows to pressure, rescinds policy targeting foreign students

The United States has rescinded its recent immigration policy requiring foreign students to leave the country if all their classes were to be taught online. The United States has rescinded its recent immigration policy requiring foreign students to leave the country if all their classes were to be taught online. U.S. District Judge in Massachusetts,[...]

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Salami Panel: interest on recovered N550 billion re-looted under Magu

The panel investigating Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has indicted the commission of re-looting some recovered loot. According to NAN, the EFCC was indicted in the report of the panel as it was discovered that the interest on the N550 billion recovered by the agency under Magu[...]

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NSITF again! President Buhari sacks MD and four directors of NSITF on allegations of fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the indefinite suspension of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Mr Adebayo Somefun The sack was delivered by ministry of Labour and productivity. They are the Executive Director, Finance and Investment, Mr Jasper Ikedi Azusalam; Executive Director, Operations, Mrs Olukemi Nelson, and Executive Director, Administration,[...]

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NSITF again! President Buhari sacks MD and four directors of NSITF on allegations of fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the indefinite suspension of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Mr Adebayo Somefun The sack was delivered by ministry of Labour and productivity. They are the Executive Director, Finance and Investment, Mr Jasper Ikedi Azusalam; Executive Director, Operations, Mrs Olukemi Nelson, and Executive Director, Administration,[...]

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NSITF again! President Buhari sacks MD and four directors of NSITF on allegations of fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the indefinite suspension of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Mr Adebayo Somefun The sack was delivered by ministry of Labour and productivity. They are the Executive Director, Finance and Investment, Mr Jasper Ikedi Azusalam; Executive Director, Operations, Mrs Olukemi Nelson, and Executive Director, Administration,[...]

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Ghanagate: Buhari, defend our honour and integrity- Femi Fani Kayode

Former minister of a Austin in the Jonathan administration and vocal speaker on issues of national interest has made an open call to President Muhammadu Buhari to defend the honor and integrity of Nigerians by engaging Ghana in the wake of the attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Ghana. It also wrote in other issue.[...]

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Indigenous People of Katsina Demand State of Emergency

The indigenous people of Katsina, who are based in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have called on the Federal Government to urgently declare a state of emergency following a high level of insecurity in Katsina State. In a statement made available to Vanguard Monday in Abuja, the group under the aegis of Concerned Katsina Youth,[...]

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Egypt demands Okonjo-Iweala’s candidature for WTO disqualified

Egypt has officially demanded that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s nomination to contest for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) should not be recognised. Egypt through its representation said member states of the African Union (AU) had been required to nominate candidates for the director-general position by November 30, 2019 — over five[...]

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Covid-19 Lockdown: President Buhari to address the nation by 7pm

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to address the nation at 7pm. This is regarding the ongoing measures and information relay expected from the Presidency regarding the status of the lockdown. The information was contained in a tweet by the presidency indicating the time of the broadcast. All media houses are expected to relay the broadcast[...]

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Covid-19: Nigerian govt begins prison decongestion across the country

As part of efforts to decongest Nigerian prisons, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, granted presidential pardon to 2,600 inmates nationwide. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said this at a press conference on Abuja. He said after the release of the first phase, the committee would continue to meet regularly to consider those who deserve[...]

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Covid-19: President Buhari approves recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians and orders Customs to release seized bags of rice for distribution all over the country

President Buhari has approved the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians on special public works programmes and ordered the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to release for immediate distribution, bags of rice seized from smugglers. This directive is part of the palliative measures by the Federal government to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.[...]

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