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Fed Govt to build ranches, grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen

Friday, September 30, 2016
The Federal Government has said it would soon establish ranches and grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen in the country in order to stave off further violent altercation between the pastoralist and sedentary farmers. This was even as government exonerated local herdsmen of the strings of attacks on farming communities, blaming the violence on th ... Read more

Buhari writes Senate to confirm INEC, NPC commissioners

Friday, September 30, 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, seeking legislative approval of five commissioner-nominees for the National Population Commission and six commissioner-nominees for the Independent National Electoral Commission. The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read Buhari's separate letters on the nominations to the lawmakers ... Read more

Independence: FG declares Monday public holiday

Friday, September 30, 2016
The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 3, as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria 39;s 56th Independence Anniversary. This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido and issued to Vanguard Thursday in Abuja. 39;The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahm ... Read more

FG orders reintroduction of history in schools

Friday, September 30, 2016
Following the criticisms that have trailed the suspension of the teaching of history in schools, the federal government on Thursday ordered the reintroduction of the subject in basic schools across the country. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who called for the disarticulation of social studies in the current curriculum of basic schools ... Read more

Edo election: Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki in tight race

Thursday, September 29, 2016
The Edo State governorship election, held on Wednesday, appeared to be a tight race between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Early results from some wards in the state, which had not been authenticated by the Independent National ... Read more

I saw ballot papers in police van: Soldier

Thursday, September 29, 2016
An Army officer claimed seeing ballot papers meant for Wednesday's Edo State governorship election in a police van in Etsako Central Local Government Area. The soldier, who stopped a bus conveying our correspondent, who covered the poll in the area, claimed the materials were removed from one of the polling units. He said, I saw police off ... Read more

Economy: Tourism is the new oil – Lai Mohammed

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Despite the current economic recession, Nigeria's future is bright, as the country diversifies its economy away from oil, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said, yesterday, in Lagos. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the 2016 World Tourism Day in Eko Atlantic, the city that is being built on reclaimed land on the Bar Bea ... Read more

Sale of national assets: FEC, not governors will decide – FG

Thursday, September 29, 2016
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the final decision to sell national assets will be taken by the Federal Executive Council, which essentially comprises the President, the Vice-President and the 36 ministers. Mohammed said calls by the National Economic Council â ' which comprises the 36 governors and the Vice-Pr ... Read more

Nigeria already getting out of recession – Adeosun

Thursday, September 29, 2016
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Wednesday said that the nation was already getting out of recession, saying the Federal Government had taken steps that were in the best interest of the citizens. Adeosun disclosed this in her closing remarks at a two-day conference of National Council of Finance and Economic Development (NACOFED) in ... Read more

My suspension cannot stand – Jibrin

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Former House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who was suspended from the parliament for 180 legislative days has said the action was flawed and would not stand anywhere in the world. He said, ldquo;It is a non-issue and complete nonsense and it is not going to stand anywhere in the world. ldquo;As you ... Read more

House of Reps suspends Jibrin for 180 legislative days

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The House of Representatives on Wednesday placed a 180 legislative days day suspension on the former chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin. The lawmakers took the decision resolution following the adoption of the recommendations of the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges, chaired by Nicholas Ossai. The House sea ... Read more

NSCDC deploys 15,000 for Edo governorship election which holds today

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has deployed fifteen thousand two hundred and fifty personnel to Edo state for Wednesday's governorship election, the acting Deputy Commandant-General (Operations) of the corps, Mr Hillary Madu, has said. Madu, who spoke at at a news conference in Benin, said that the personnel were already on groun ... Read more

Reps move to empower President to establish State Police …seek name change for Nigeria Police

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The House of Representatives is set to constitutionally empower the President of the country by compelling him or to establish State Police in all 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This followed the second reading of a Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide ... Read more

Senate rejects sale of national assets

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Nigerian Senate, Tuesday rejected the calls for the sale of the country's national assets. On its social media handle, the Senate said it 'rejected prayer 3 of the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee which sought for the sale of National Assets to shore up Foreign Reserve'. This was during the proceeding of Senate Plenary for Tuesday 27t ... Read more

FG appoints new heads for 13 agencies, parastatals

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of 13 Chief Executives in some parastatals and agencies, thereby marking an end to the tenure of various occupants of the positions. A statement issued on Monday evening by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adeb ... Read more
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N5bn reportedly found in account of

Monday, September 26, 2016

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Edo election: Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki in

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Edo State governorship election, held on Wednesday, appeared to be a tight r ...
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Tinubu spits fire, demands resignat

Monday, September 26, 2016

The simmering crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress over the recent Ond ...
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“The Democrats Should Accept Inabil

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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Why Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun's

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

No kidding, Nigeria's finance minister Kemi Adeosun just compared Nigeria ...
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Buhari writes Senate to confirm INE

Friday, September 30, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, seeking legislative approv ...
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