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Buhari launches the new Nigerian e-passport with 10-year validity

Buhari performed the ceremony at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The FEC meeting was held a day earlier, to enable the President participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) rallies in Edo and Delta states on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, launched a

Nigeria’s Inflation rate increases in Dec 2018 —NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, says the Consumer Price Index which measured inflation increased to 11.44 per cent (year-on-year) in December 2018 from 11.28 per cent recorded in November 2018. The NBS disclosed this in its “CPI and Inflation Report’’ for December released in Abuja on Wednesday on its website. The bureau

Saraki ignored IG of police at Armed Forces rembrance day

ABUJA – THE cold relationship between the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was openly displayed, Tuesday, in Abuja during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, with the former refusing to accept handshake extended to him by the police boss. Both were at the event

CCT fixes Jan.22 for arraignment of CJN Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has re-fixed the arraignment of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to Jan. 22. The change of date for Onnoghen’s arraignment followed argument by the defence counsel that the CJN was not properly served. Lead prosecuting counsel, Mr Aliyu Umar (SAN), conceded that

NCC, Telcos call on FG to Review National Broadband Plan

With the expiration of the country’s five-year National Broadband Plan in December 2018, coupled with the fact that Nigeria narrowly attained and surpassed the 30 per cent broadband target, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and telecommunication operators (Telcos) have called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency,

Lack of database hinders Nigerians in diaspora to vote -Ben Okoyen

The Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Ben Okoyen, has said that lack of reliable database is one of the factors delaying the implementation of Diaspora voting by Nigerians outside their homeland. Okoyen, who said this when members of Legacy Initiative International Advocacy, U.S. chapter visited Nigeria House in New

World Bank’s President Kim resigned to join a firm led by a Nigerian

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will join Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a private equity fund that invests in projects in wealthy and developing countries, the firm said on Tuesday, a day after Kim's shock resignation from the bank. Kim, who joins New York-based GIP on Feb. 1 as a

FG to set child birth limit per mother

The Federal Government on Tuesday declared that it was working hard to come out with a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria. It stated that traditional rulers and other leaders across the country were being engaged as regards this, adding that the