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FG to Elon Musk: We need Ventilators

On Twitter, The Federal Government of Nigeria called on Tesla Inc, an American and energy company owned by Elon Musk to supply Nigeria with ventilators to support its coronavirus patients. This request was made by the offical twitter handle of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.  It was inresponse to a tweet by Tesla Inc stating it had ventilators available to ship fo ...Read more
2020-04-02
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  • Health & Medical

Supreme Court: Ihedioha not Imo Governer; Uzodinma is!

Emeka Ihedioha has officially been sacked by the Supreme Court as governor of Imo state with Hope Uzodinma announced as winner of the March 9 election. Ihedioha was first declared winner of the election by The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Uzodinma, then came forward to challenge this declaration.  Here are the intial INEC poll results: Ihedioha, ...Read more
2020-01-15
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  • Politics

Read The Entire Constitution And Laws Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria part 2

Chapter V The Legislature Part 1 - National Assembly Section 47 There shall be a National Assembly for the Federation which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives Section 48 The Senate shall consist of three Senators from each State and one from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Section 49 Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the House of ...Read more
2019-12-16
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  • Politics

Read the entire Constitution and Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Chapter I General Provisions Part I - Federal Republic of Nigeria Section 1 This Constitution is supreme and its provisions shall have binding force on the authorities and persons throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall not be governed, nor shall any persons or group of persons take control of the Government of Nigeria or any p ...Read more
2019-12-16
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  • Politics

Aisha Buhari demands Garba Shehu’s resignation

On Wednesday Aisha Buhari Nigeria’s First Lady, called for the resignation of Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity. Mrs. Buhari issued a statement in which she accused Shehu of meddling in her family's affairs among other accusations. She wrote: “In saner climes, Garba Shehu would have resigned immediately af ...Read more
2019-12-12
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  • Politics

Controversy: Hate Speech Bill in Parliament

There has been a recent uproar over the the Hate Speech Bill which has passed its second reading in the Senate. The violation of this bill if it is passed could result in a death sentence. Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, shared his position on the Hate Speech Bill: “I am surprised that this bill has resurfaced. There is no basis for this now. We are devel ...Read more
2019-11-28
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  • Politics

Osinbajo's Aids Dismissed By Buhari

Thirty five aides of Nigerian Vice President Osinbajo are said to have been sacked by President Buhari.  Osinbajo is said to have employed more aides than Buhari, with some appointed in 2017 while Buhari spent a 130 non-consecutive days in England. Prior to the dismissals, Osinbajo was said to have employed 53 aids while Buhari had 25. Osinbajo is also said to have had more aides whose ...Read more
2019-11-07
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  • Politics

Abba Kyari delivers bill to Buhari in London for signing (Photo)

On Monday, Chief of Staff to President Buhari, delivered a bill to Buhari who is currently in London on an unofficial visit. The bill amended the Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act; a photo posted by Kyari captured the moment. Buhari, who is scheduled to be in London for two more weeks, did not transfer power to his Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, before ...Read more
2019-11-04
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  • Politics

FG Seeks Senate Permission To Pay Kogi State N10.69 Billion

The Kogi State Government has requested the sum of N10.69 billion from the Federal Government for the settlement of debts incurred locally and refund for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government. President Buhari, in a letter written to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, which was read during Tuesday’s plenary, requested for the resolution of the Senate for the approval of the ...Read more
2019-10-15
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  • Politics

Nigeria: Buhari Orders Sale of All Forfeited Assets

In a bid to minimize the impact of corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed agencies to sell all assets seized from officials, the money be deposited into the Treasury Single Account. This development follows a meeting between Buhari and the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption at the State House in Abuja.  The assets to be sold are comprised of seized assets ...Read more
2019-10-11
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Buhari Secretly extends Nephews Retirement by Three Years

President Muhammadu Buhari has violated the Police Act by secretly extending the service of his nephew and  Personal Chief Security Officer, Abdulkarim Dauda Daura. Nigeria’s Police Act states that an officer is expected to retire from service after 35 years or when he attains the age of 60. The Act does not exclude an officer who has not attained the age of 60 but has served ...Read more
2019-10-10
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  • Politics

Buhari Accuses World Bank, IMF, others of publishing false statistics

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari hotsted a meeting with newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (ECA) in Abuja.  After the meeting, Buhari debunked the statistical data on Nigeria published by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and Amnesty International. He claimed the data was inaccurate and stated he had tasked the (ECA) to devise ac ...Read more
2019-10-10
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Photos: Buhari Meets with Dangote and Bill Gates in New York

On Wednesday night, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met with Bill Gates American business magnate, and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, in New York. The trio met during the 74th United Nations General Assembly in the United States. The Twitter of the Nigerian government @NigeriaGov, stated that Buhari commended the contributions of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundati ...Read more
2019-09-26
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  • Politics

Osinbanjo vs Timi Frank: Vice President Waives Immunity to Clear Name

Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo is ready to waive his constitutional immunity and undergo trial in order to clear his name of allegations over N90 billion he is alleged to have recieved for election funding from the Federal Inland Revenue Service in 2019. Via Twitter on his verified handle, @ProfOsinbajo, the VP stated: “In the past few days, a spate of reckless and malicious falseh ...Read more
2019-09-26
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  • Politics

Buhari Vows to Combat Climate change at UN Summit

On Monday, President Muhamadu Buhari, in an address to the United Nations Climate Action Summit announced plans for Nigeria to aid in the effort to curb climate change. It was stated that Buhari's administration and the Federal Government "will mobilise Nigerian youths towards planting 25 million trees to enhance Nigeria’s carbon sink." President Muhammadu at the ...Read more
2019-09-23
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Tinubu Fingered In Anti-Osinbajo Plot By Cabal - Daily Independent

That all is not well with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is not news, but the new development is the connection of his godfather and political benefactor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to the whole crisis. Osinbajo, who is reportedly having a running battle with the Aso Villa cabal is also said not to be in the good book of Tinubu over his presidential ambition. It was gathered that Tinubu had ...Read more
2019-09-22
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Buhari Appoints New Economic Management Team

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC), a replacement for the Economic Management Team (EMT). It is said that this newly constituted team will be reporting directly to and advising the president on economic matters. Femi Adesina, Presidential spokesperson, released the following list of appointees by the President Buhari: 1. Prof. Doyin Sal ...Read more
2019-09-17
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Presidential Election Tribunal Judgement Criticized: Buhari not Qualified to be President

The Judgement of the Presidental Election Peitition Tribunal over the the 2019 victory of President Muhammadu Buhari has been criticized by The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria. The petition, originally filed by Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democtatic Party challenged Buhari's right to Nigerian Presidency, inquiring as to whether Buhari did indeed possess a seconda ...Read more
2019-09-12
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Backlash of Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Fearing reprisal attacks, South Africa has closed down its embassies and diplomatic missions in Lagos and Abuja. This decision comes as a result of the string of attacks and looting against Nigerians and other foreigners in Johannesburg South Africa.  Five people were killed and 189 arrested in what has been characterized as a xenophobia driven unrest targeting foreign owned businesses. ...Read more
2019-09-05
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  • Crime

P&ID: ‘yar’adua In Coma When Contract Was Signed'

MORE riddles have beclouded the 2010 ill-fated Gas Supply and Processing Agreement (GSPA) which led to the award of a $9.6billion judgment against Nigeria. Preliminary investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) indicated that the contract was signed by the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources at the time the late President Umaru Yar’Adua was already in coma ...Read more
2019-09-02
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PHOTOS: Japanese in Nigerian attire welcome Buhari to Japan

    Japanese wearing traditional African attire welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari to their country on Monday. President Buhari is in the Asian country to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development. The TICAD7 will take place in the City of Yokohama from August 28 to 30. Photos of Buhari’s welcome party was shared by his New ...Read more
2019-08-27
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PDP unmoved as tribunal sacks Dino Melaye

The Election  Petitions  Tribunal in Abuja on Friday nullified  Dino Melaye’s election  as  the winner of the February 23  Kogi West senatorial  poll. In a unanimous judgment on the petition filed by Smart Adeyemi and his party, the All Progressives Congress,  the  three-man panel led by Justice A.O. Chijioke ordered the Independent National ...Read more
2019-08-24
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Profiles of Nigeria’s new health ministers Osagie Ehanire and Olorunnimbe Mamora

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated the new ministers who would be working with him in the next four years. He appointed two ministers to run the Ministry of Health. Osagie Ehanire is the senior minister while Olorunnimbe Mamora is the minister of state. Here are the profiles of the two new ministers. Mr Ehanire is not new to the ministry as he served as the minister of ...Read more
2019-08-22
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Full list of ministers and their portfolios

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assigned portfolios to the newly sworn-in ministers. The full list is below: Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (Abia State) -Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development 2. Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State) -Minister of the Federal Capital Territory 3. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom State)- Minister of Niger Delta 4. Chris Ngige  (Anambra State)- Mi ...Read more
2019-08-22
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Ekweremadu: National Assembly To Protect Politicians From Attack While Abroad

The House of Representatives has moved to enact a law that would protect Nigerian politicians whenever they travel abroad, Igbere TV reports. This comes on the heels of the attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany, by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Igbere TV had reported that the immediate past Deputy Senate President was petted with eggs by aggrieved members of IPOB ...Read more
2019-08-18
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