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Rights advocate urges #EndSARS organisers to dialogue with FG

A U.S.-based Nigerian rights advocate, Dr Emmanuel Orji, has urged organisers of the #EndSARS protest to constitute a team to dialogue with the Federal Government. Orji, a research Fellow at the City University of New York, gave the advice in...

Establish Peace Commission, CITAD Tells FG

By Sule Aliyu, Bauchi The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has stressed the need for the review of the national peace architecture to provide for the establishment of a National Peace Commission with the mandate to promote peace...

FG Pays YouWiN! Awardees N11bn

By Joseph INOKOTONG The Federal Government has disbursed N10, 995, 391, 260 billion to the beneficiaries of the third edition of the YouWiN! Programme from 2015 to date, out of which N8, 396, 905,038 billion was disbursed by the President...

Economist forecasts better performance for Naira

By Our Correrspondent with agency reports An economist, Prof. Hassan Oaikhenan of the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Benin, said the foreign exchange environment would likely witness some favourable effects in 2018. He predicted that there would be massive...

FG To Grow Television Advertising Market By $200m Yearly

…as Buhari Launches NTA, Ilorin Digital Switch Over By Steve Oni, Ilorin The Federal Government has announced plans to grow the television advertising market by $200 million per annum through audience measurement. President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Wednesday at the launch...

Conditional Cash Transfer: FG pays another N203 million to Bauchi beneficiaries

By Sule Aliyu, Bauchi The Special Assistant to Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State on Social Investment, Alhaji Mansur Manu Soro, has said the federal government through the National Cash Transfer Office settled the payment of the...

2017 Budget Receives N1.2trn Boost

By Chioma Isaac with agency reports The Federal Government has said that it will this week release additional N750 billion for capital projects to ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government as contained in the 2017 budget, Minister of Finance, Kemi...

University Don Tasks Buhari on Corruption

By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin city A Professor of International Study and Diplomacy in the University of Benin, Prof. Eddy Eragbe, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to compromise on his anti corruption fight, adding that if he fails, it will...

N8b remittance: FG commends JAMB Registrar

By   Sule Aliyu, Bauchi The Federal Government has commended the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, for remitting the sum of N8 billion to the Federation account. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, gave the...
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ENDSARS PROTESTS: CSOs Insist Army Did not Shoot At Protesters

Two foremost international organisations, Save Nigeria Movement and Mahatma Gandhi Peace Foundation...
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Consider Peace Corps as Option to Combat Insecurity, NYCN Tells FG

As the nation continues to grapple with the challenge of insecurity, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN)...

Ayade inaugurates skill acquisition academy

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Tuesday inaugurated a construction and fabrication academy,  with 500 initial trainees. Our...

NDLEA intercepts 115kg of cannabis in Rivers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Rivers says it has intercepted a car with 200 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa...

2 people die in South Korea after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine – Reports

Two South Korean citizens, who had multiple underlying diseases, died after receiving AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, media reported on Wednesday, citing officials.