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FG Puts Debt Stock At $83bn, Says Nigeria Not In Trouble

The Nigerian Government has put the total public debt stock of the nation at $83 billion. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, disclosed this while addressing a press conference on Monday in Ikeja, Lagos State. He decried that the country’s debt stock was being misrepresented by those he described as scaremongers. According... Continue Reading →

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Iraqi Protesters Torch Buildings, Block Roads Over PM Pick

Iraqi anti-government protesters blocked roads and bridges in Baghdad and the country’s south Thursday after torching several buildings overnight. The demonstrators oppose the entire political class and have vented their anger against leaders who are negotiating to nominate an establishment insider as the next prime minister Voice Of Africa reports. “The government is hostage to... Continue Reading →

Lagos Assembly Screens Three Commissioner Nominees, Eight Others

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday screened three commissioner nominees presented to the House by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The eight-member Ad-hoc Committee of the House also screened eight others nominated for the House of Assembly Service Commission and Lagos State Civil Service Commission PM NEWS reports. The three commissioner nominees screened by the... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Governors React To Aisha Buhari’s Criticism

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) says state governors are not the sole target of a comment by First Lady Aisha Buhari that things are ‘getting out of hand’ in the country without the governments doing much about it. Mrs. Buhari, who has criticized various government organs in the past, took a swipe at the governors,... Continue Reading →

Lagos Government To Close Down Mosques, Churches & Others In A Bid To Control Noise Pollution

In a bid to control noise pollution, the Lagos State Government has said it will not hesitate to close down any mosque, church, night clubs and others, which constitute an environmental nuisance The SUN News reports. Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, in a statement, yesterday stated that the Lagos State Environmental... Continue Reading →

Tension in Zaria over plans to outlaw beer

There was confusion in Sabon Gari area of Zaria in Kaduna State on Thursday over the proposed bill to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol The SUN News reports. The hearing of the proposed bill took place at the Sabon Gari Local Government Area secretariat where emotions flew. Sabon Gari is a settlement for... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Governors Forum Unite Behind Governor Godwin Obaseki Over Political Crisis In Edo

As the political crisis between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, continues to deepen, state governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) are throwing their weight behind Obaseki, who is one of their own, Latest Nigerian News reports. Speaking with our correspondent on Wednesday, one of the members of... Continue Reading →

Nigerians Fight Over Money Given To Them By The Swiss Government.

The Chairman, House of the Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, on Tuesday claimed  Nigerians in Switzerland fought over the money made available by the Swiss government for those to be deported to Nigeria Punch NG reports. Akande-Sadipe, while speaking at the inaugural meeting of the committee in Abuja, said the crisis forced the... Continue Reading →

Buhari Govt Has Been Paying N5,000 Monthly to Poor Nigerians – FG.

Maryam Uwais, the Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, says 620,947 poor and vulnerable Nigerians are benefiting from the National Cash Transfer initiative. News reports from The Sun News Online say Uwais, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, said that reports claiming that 6.6 million poor and vulnerable Nigerians were benefiting from... Continue Reading →

Second Niger Bridge Construction Stopped As Host Communities Demand For “Entitlements”

Work stopped at the site because communities are demanding projects worth N500 million, while workers are seeking promotion and increase in allowances. The Controller, Federal Ministry of Works in Anambra State, Adeyemo Ajani, has said the second Niger bridge may suffer a serious setback if the government does not intervene urgently in the crisis between... Continue Reading →

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