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FG To Borrow N823b Through Treasury Bills In First Quarter 2019

The federal government of Nigeria is set to borrow N823 billion from the domestic economy in the first quarter of the year 2019 (Q1’19) through treasury bills which will be issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Apex bank disclosed this in its treasury bills (TB) issuance programme for Q1’19. The fresh TBs to be issued during the ... Read More »

Nigerian Military Retake Baga As Boko Haram Terrorists Flee

The Nigerian Military has recovered Baga town, Borno State in a fierce battle with Boko Haram terrorists. A statement by the spokesman of the Army, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, said the Special Forces of the Nigerian Army displayed an uncommon gallantry by giving the insurgents a bloody nose. Baga is a major commercial town in northern Borno which Boko ... Read More »

Lagos APC Rally: Wanted NURTW Chief Breaks Silence, Dares Police To Release Prove

Mustapha Adekunle aka Sego, the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, official, who allegedly stabbed the state Treasurer of the Union Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo), has opened up on his role at the All Progressives Congress, APC, rally that was disrupted by violence. The police had declared Sego wanted over the fracas that occurred at an the APC ... Read More »

I Will Not Sack My Wife – Inter’s Mauro Icardi

The Argentina international has hit out at suggestions he will replace his wife with a new representative Mauro Icardi has hit out at reports in Italy that he could change his agent, with his current representative being his wife, Wanda Nara. Reports have linked the current Inter captain with a move to Real Madrid of late, while it has also ... Read More »

ASUU Bars Members From Participating In 2019 Elections, Says FG’s Proposal Far From Expectations

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has barred its members from participating in the 2019 general elections processes. It also said the offer from the Federal Government in the efforts to meet its demands as contained in the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoA) is still fluid and far from expectations. It, however, allows members to voluntarily participate but without ... Read More »

Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Oyetola As Osun APC Gov. Candidate

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday dismissed a suit challenging the nomination of Governor Gboyega Oyetola as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the last governorship election in Osun State. The suit was instituted by an aggrieved aspirant on the platform of the party, Kunle Adegoke, who alleged that the July 20, 2018 primary election, in ... Read More »

Defections: Give Up, Even Your In-Law Has Deserted You, Buhari Media Group Tells Atiku

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar to consider throwing in the towel in order to avoid a shattering defeat at the polls on February 16. The Buhari group gave this advice in reaction to the defection of four top notchers of the PDP to All Progressive Congress (APC). ... Read More »

Borno commences payments of N200m scholarships to students

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The Borno State Government has commenced the payments of N200 million backlogs of scholarships to 14,000 students studying in institutions of higher learning in the country. The State Ministry of Higher Education; has set two panels to verify the students, before the scholarship payments, slated for January 14, 2019. Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. Abubakar Hassan ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo rape claim latest: Las Vegas police issue warrant for striker’s DNA

Authorities in Las Vegas have issued a warrant to obtain DNA from Cristiano Ronaldo after claims he raped a woman. The Las Vegas Police Department want to see if it matches a sample found on the dress of Kathryn Mayorga, who has made the accusations against the Portuguese striker. The dress forms part of box of evidence that includes a ... Read More »

Residents of Ibi community,Taraba State cry out over gully erosion

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Residents of Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba state have cried out for help over persistent gully erosion which swept away Yalwan Shendam-Ibi-Wukari Federal road alongside the collapse of the three temporary bridges which cut-off communication links amongst the council and neighbouring states. To that effect, an urgent Save Our Souls Message was drafted and dispatched ... Read More »

Coach Gernot Rohr Gives Victor Moses Conditions to Return to Super Eagles

Nigerian football coach, Gernot Rohr has given Victor Moses some conditions to return to the Super Eagles. The 28-year-old was a crucial part of Chelsea’s 2017 Premier League-winning side and in 2013 won both the Europa League for his club and the Africa Cup of Nations for his homeland. But the winger quit the Super Eagles aged just 27 after ... Read More »

With Over 9 Million Followers, Davido Is The Most Followed Nigerian Celebrity On Instagram

Davido has been the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram for a while but right now it looks like he has extended his lead with over 9 million followers. As at the beginning of the second week of January 2019, his fan base on Instagram hit 9 million and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. ... Read More »

Rumble in Jigawa as Police teargas PDP members

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Police in their hundreds have teargassed, and dispersed members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) from holding their Zonal Campaign rally due to be held in Gumel, Jigawa State. Investigations conducted by our correspondent has revealed that the situation has plunged the ancient town into serious confusion. Asked what prompted the police taking such a panic ... Read More »

Oil price rises to $60, raises hope for 2019 budget

The price of oil has raised hope for Nigeria’s 2019 budget as it increased to $60 per barrel following the resolve of members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) not to pump excess oil into the volatile market. Vanguard reports that OPEC has continued to withdraw excess oil from the international market. According to report, prices of Brent, ... Read More »

IFC pledges to support Lagos State on infrastructure devpt

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Lagos State government today announced a memorandum of understanding under which IFC will seek to provide advisory services to enhance infrastructure development and strengthen Lagos State’s long-term financial sustainability. IFC’s advisory services will be designed to improve procurement for key transport projects and support project development in ... Read More »

Morata to Atletico? Simeone Says He Can´t Confirm or Deny Anything

Diego Simeone has refused to confirm or deny whether Atletico Madrid are among the clubs interested in Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata. Morata has been linked with a return to LaLiga, though Sevilla said a deal for the Spain international would be “very, very complicated”. Atletico have reportedly joined the race to bring Morata back to Spain but head coach Simeone ... Read More »

Don’t change IG of Police now- MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has made a case against the appointment of a new Inspector General of Police (IGP) now. There have been several calls recently for the appointment of a new IGP particularly as the tenure of the current holder of that office, Ibrahim Idris Kpotun expired on Tuesday, 3rd January, 2019 after reaching the mandatory 35 years ... Read More »

Ogun Guber: Buruji changes gear, urges supporters to vote for Adebutu

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, has called on his supporters to work with Ladi Adebutu ahead of the presidential and governorship polls in Ogun state. Kashamu and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Although the party had recognised Adebutu as its candidate, Kasahamu vowed to fight till ... Read More »

Police Recruitment: PSC receives 294,851 applications as portal closes Jan. 11

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it has received 294,851 applications in the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force as the portal closes on Jan. 11. The commission had received 242, 455 applications as at Jan. 3, four weeks after the recruitment portal was opened. President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the recruitment of 10,000 police constables ... Read More »