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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
A former Nigerian Minister and Senator, Jubril Martins-Kuye has died on Sunday morning at his Ago-Iwoye residence in Ogun State. The death of the octogenarian grassroots politician who became a Senator during the third republic was made known by the Senator representing Ogun East, Lekan Mustapha Senator Mustapha described the death...
The Buhari-led Presidency has condemned Sokoto-based Muslim Solidarity Forum (MSF) for calling on the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Kukah, to tender unreserved apology to the Muslims, or quietly and quickly leave the state, over his controversial Christmas essay. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant...
Six Nigerian soldiers have died during an attack by jihadists who rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into them during a clash in Borno state, Nigeria's North East. Two military sources on Tuesday disclosed to AFP that the suicide bombing by a member of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group...
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the posting of Ambassador-Designates to Nigerian Missions abroad. A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the list includes 43 career ambassadors and 52 non-career ambassadors. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday by its Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda. While Aduda...
Amotekun, the alternative security architecture established by Governors in the South West of Nigeria as a result rising insecurity in the region has now gone operational in Ogun State. The Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu disclosed this while featuring on a live television programe in...
Nigeria's secret police, Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over plot by some Nigerians who have connived with external forces to incite religious violence in the country. DSS confirmed this on Monday in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, stating that those individuals target...
The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mota- Engil Group for the construction of $1.959billion dollars Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines. In a statement by Eric Ojiekwe, Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the project...
Nigeria's Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed that the sum of $5.3 billion loan request by the Federal Government is yet to be approved by the Chinese Government. The Minister, who disclosed this during an interview on a television programme in Abuja on Saturday clarified that contrary to the...
The Nigerian Army Saturday night announced a major redeployment of senior officers to intensify the war against terrorism and other forms of criminality that is ravaging the peace of the country. The Director, Army Public Relations Brigadier General Sagir Musa, while disclosing the redeployment said the move was to rekindle...
Normal activities regarding the registration of Nigerians for the National Identity Numbers have now resumed across the country after activities were suspended at the various offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) nationwide during the week due to strike action by workers. The resumption followed the intervention of the Federal...