Ahmad Lawan: National Assembly to approve N895bn supplementary budget soon

On Thursday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan assured Nigerians that the National Assembly would expeditiously approve the N895 billion supplementary budget announced by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday. As part of activities to commemorate the 9th Senate’s two-year anniversary, Lawan announced a ₦10m donation by the Senate. He stated that the funds would be used …

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Michael Sangster: To create and develop jobs, local content is vital

The Nigerian oil industry has been characterised as crucial to creating jobs and developing the nation. As Mr Michael Sangster of TotalEnergies pointed out at the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit, NIPS, in Abuja, this warranted. The International Oil Companies, IOC, were more likely to make significant contributions to the country due to the local content …

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NCDC: 64 new covid-19 infections

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased by 64 on Wednesday. According to the latest statistics from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the total number of infections in the country now stands at 166,982. Nigeria recorded 102 on Tuesday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Ten states reported 64 new cases. Yobe (18), …

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Buhari: #EndSARS protest was meant to remove me from office

EndSARS protests against police brutality were part of a broader campaign to remove President Muhammadu Buhari. Arise TV broadcast Buhari’s remarks Thursday morning. According to the president, Nigeria has become unattractive to investors because of those who took part in the protest. Furthermore, he blamed the protests on a decline in foreign direct investment in …

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Buhari: Unemployment and poverty fuels Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that unemployment and poverty are primary factors fueling the Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria. Buhari stated this during a Thursday interview with Arise TV. The Nigerian leader stated that while he believes his government has made significant progress against terrorists, the problem in the North-East is challenging. Following …

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Lai Mohammed: Twitter has reached out to the FG for negotiation

Government officials say Twitter management has offered to talk. Following the Federal Executive Council, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, addressed State House correspondents. Twitter contacted the Federal Government on Wednesday morning. Upon learning that Twitter has suffered massive financial losses worth billions, he declared that the ban had been very effective. According to …

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Lai Mohammed: Social media companies must be licensed in Nigeria

All social media companies operating within Nigeria need to acquire a license before working in the West African country, the Nigerian government announced on Wednesday. Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, told a news conference that he had directed the regulatory agency National Communications Commission (NCC) to license all over-the-top (OTT) and social …

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Abutu Yaro explains why Imo police are arresting indiscriminately

In Imo State, Abutu Yaro Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police explained the reason for the indiscriminate arrests made by some security operatives. In his meeting with the Orlu branch of the Nigerian Bar Association at the Police Command headquarters in Owerri, the Commissioner of Police said security operatives needed to restore peace in the state. …

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Uzodinma: APC will win 2023 election

Hope Uzodinma, the Imo state governor, says nobody can say right now why the All Progressives Congress (APC) won’t win in the general elections. Governor Uzodinma challenged Nigerians on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, following a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, to explain why the ruling party should not win the 2023 elections. Uzodinma praised …

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