Confederation of African Football president Patrice Motsepe arrived in Cameroon on Monday and said he wanted to make next month’s troubled Africa Cup of Nations in the country “a success”. The CAF chief’s visit comes against a backdrop of persistent rumours that the January 9-February 6 continental showpiece could be called off or delayed again. […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday said the country was now experiencing a fourth COVID-19 wave. This was contained in a statement signed by Director-General, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa. “Nigeria has recorded a 500% increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks across the country caused by the Delta […]

Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu has said that Turkey will partner with Nigeria to tackle insecurity in the country. Mr Shehu who was a guest on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, said this while giving some insight into the gains from President Muhammadu Buhari’s just-concluded trip from Istanbul. He added that Turkey is an experienced nation as […]

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Abuja-Kaduna train service generates at least three hundred million naira (N300,000,000) for the country every month. Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Hard Copy, Amaechi said his ministry is beginning to contribute to the nation’s economic growth. “We make N300million per month from the […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the renewed killings by gunmen in Kaduna State. According to a statement signed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity on Sunday, President Buhari, particularly condemned the gruesome incidents in Kauran Fawa, Marke and Ruhiya of Idasu Ward of Giwa Local Government Area, […]

The Senate has shifted the date for the passage of the 2022 budget until next Tuesday, December 21. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan announced this during the plenary on Wednesday. The upper chamber had said it would pass the 2022 budget on Wednesday, but it appears the delay in capturing the financial requirements of the Independent […]

Proceedings were stalled today at the coroner inquest sitting in Ikeja to investigate the circumstances which led to the Nov.1 collapse of a 21-storey high-rise building located at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. A power outage did not allow the proceedings to go on. The building collapse was said to have resulted in the death of […]

The Federal Government has confirmed that the United Arab Emirates has conceded seven flight slots to Nigeria’s carrier, Air Peace. The move, which was confirmed by the Ministry of Aviation on Tuesday, follows the withdrawal of Emirates’ 21-slot winter schedule by the Federal Government owing to what it described as a breach of reciprocity. The […]

The House of Representatives has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request of 5.8 billion dollars and grant of $10 million. The loans are to be sourced from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, China Exim bank, Chinese Africa Development Fund, and International Fund for Agricultural Development. In approving the loan, the House asked that the […]

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Retired Major-General Babagana Monguno, has named three groups supporting terrorist organisations in the Sahel region. He identified them as Jama’at Nasr al-Islam Wal Muslimin (JNIM), the Islamic and Muslim Support Group (GSIM), and Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS). Monguno made the disclosure on Tuesday in a speech delivered at […]

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