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President Bola Tinubu has sought Senate approval for external loans of $8.6 billion. The request is contained in a letter read on the floor by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, who also requested approval for another 100 million Euros to be sourced externally. According to President Tinubu, the borrowings are contained in the […]

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says its operatives raided a lounge in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, where a night party organized for illicit substance abuse was going to be held and arrested some of the organizers who were found with drug exhibits. Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi said the raid followed […]

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the World Bank to suspend issuing loans to Nigeria’s 36 states over allegations of mismanaging public funds which may include loans obtained from the institution. The group also wants the bank’s President, Ajay Banga, to promptly, transparently conduct an investigation into the spending of loans […]

Following the conclusion of the November 11, 2023 off-Cycle Governorship Elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi States, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun preparation for the next off-cycle governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States. INEC has fixed September 21, 2024, for the Edo State governorship election while that of Ondo State will […]

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, has charged manufacturers to leverage emerging trends by embracing technological advancements and innovation to drive productivity. Uzoka-Anite made the call at the opening ceremony of the 2023 edition of the annual Nigeria Manufacturing and Equipment (NME) Expo jointly organized by the Nigerian Raw Materials Exposition (NIRAM) […]

The Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa, has expressed confidence about the tangible outcomes of the Government’s efforts in local vaccine production. Alausa, who stated this at a review and validation meeting organized by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) in Abuja, said the efforts over the […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria says it will direct banks to shore up capital base to meet up with the projected one trillion dollar economy. CBN Governor Olayemi Cardoso who said this at the 2023 Bankers Dinner held yesterday in Lagos explained that Nigeria’s financial sector has demonstrated resilience in 2023 with key indications of […]

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has upheld the election of Nasir ldris as the duly elected govermor of Kebbi State in the March 18th, 2023 election. The appellate Court dismissed the appeal brought before it by the People’s Democratic Party PDP and its Governorship candidate, Aminu Bande for lacking in merit. In […]

The five months political impasse in Ondo State over the absence of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, has been resolved. President Bola Tinubu and key players in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday agreed to invoke the principle of necessity to proclaim the embattled Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa as the acting Governor of the state. […]

The Appeal Court Lagos Division on Friday in a split decision, affirmed the re-election of Prince Dapo Abiodun in the March 18, 2023, governorship election as the duly elected governor of Ogun State. The majority judgment delivered by Justice Joseph Shagbaor Ikyegh dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party candidate Ladi Adebutu in […]

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