Month: October 2019

Nigeria targets polio certification by 2020 — NEC

National Economic Council has said that Nigeria is making conscious efforts toward achieving polio certification by the year 2020. The information was conveyed by Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, while briefing reporters after the NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He noted that the …

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Supreme Court delivers first ruling against Atiku, PDP

The Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered its first ruling against the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Atiku and his party are before the apex court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23, 2019 poll. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, who leads the …

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National Assembly passes oil production sharing contract bill

The House of Representatives on Tuesday concurred with the Senate by passing a bill amending the Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act 2014. In an accelerated process, the House considered the bill for second and third readings at the plenary. The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, noted the issues raised by some lawmakers regarding the …

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Fed Govt to reduce cost of cancer drugs

The Federal Ministry of Health has launched the Chemotherapy Access Partnership (CAP) programme to ensure affordable access to high quality chemotherapies. The CAP programme would be available at seven teaching hospitals in the country and reduce the huge cost of drugs for the treatment of cancer. The teaching hospitals are: Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital …

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria defeat Ecuador, qualify for round of 16

Nigeria, on Tuesday defeated Ecuador 3-2 to qualify for the round of 16, at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil. The Golden Eaglets had produced a thrilling display, to see off Hungary 4-2 in their opening fixture. Ibrahim Said scored all three goals, as Manu Garba’s men showed resilience to beat Ecuador. The …

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General election: Lords to debate Boris Johnson’s bill after Brexit deadlock – live news

 Boris Johnson has said he is ready to fight a “tough” general election after Members of Parliaments voted for a 12 December poll.   The legislation approved by MPs on Tuesday will later begin its passage through the House of Lords, where it is not expected to be opposed. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that the snap …

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Appeal Court Upholds Ifeanyi Ubah’s Election

The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN has approved N19.18 billion to boost economic activities in the country’s garment and textile industry. The CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with some critical stakeholders of Cotton, Textile and Garment CTG subsector in Abuja on Tuesday. The MoU was …

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Reps Reject Military’s Operation Positive Identification Exercise

Members of House of Representatives have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call off the planned operation positive identification exercise of the military. In a motion raised by the House minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu as a matter of urgent public importance, the lawmaker expressed worry that the exercise will instill fear in the heart of Nigerians. …

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Govs opposed bailout’s N162m monthly repayment plan says FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday said that the 36 state governors kicked against its plan to extend the repayment period of its budget support to state governments from 20 to 30 years. It explained that the monthly repayment had reduced from N252m to N162m based on the extension. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National …

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