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States will soon access $750m World Bank loan – FG

Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed

The Federal Government has said that the 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory will soon access the World Bank’s $750m loan and grant facility. This was made known by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, while addressing the 7th Community of Practice made up of State Commissioners …

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We won’t join PDP in playing politics with insecurity – APC


The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for playing politics with the number of deaths recorded in the country in recent times, saying it would not join the opposition party in playing mindless politics over insecurity. National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre …

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Amaechi: FG working on Lagos-Benin-Warri-Onne coastal rail line


Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said the Federal Government is working on the construction of a coastal rail line from Lagos, through Ijebu Ode, Ore and Benin City, to Onne Port in Rivers State. Amaechi also said the Federal Government would soon connect the Federal Capital Territory and …

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‘FG committed to ending HIV/AIDS in 2030’


The Federal Government has said it is committed to ending the HIV/AIDs epidemic by 2030. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this yesterday during the commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day at the State House in Abuja. Osinbajo, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, …

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Adeleke sat for 1981 WAEC exams, scored F9 in English – Official

Ademola Adeleke

The West African Examinations Council has confirmed before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Bwari, Abuja that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, sat for its examination in 1981. WAEC stated this …

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Niger: Why I’m running for second term – Sani Bello


Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has said his decision to seek a second term in office was driven by the desire to complete all the ongoing projects that had reached near completion stage. Governor Bello, who said this after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms at …

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N2.75tn borrowed by Nigeria in one year


The debt owed by the Federal Government, state governments and the Federal Capital Territory Administration increased by N2.75tn between July 1, 2017 and June 30, this year, statistics from the Debt Management Office have indicated. Figures from the DMO made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday also showed that …

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Police after my life -Melaye


The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has called on the Nigeria Police to release his passport as ordered by a Magistrate’s Court in the Federal Capital Territory. Melaye said he asked his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, to collect the passport on his …

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Ekiti: INEC laments vote-buying in election


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed displeasure over the open buying of votes in the recently concluded Ekiti State governorship election won by the All Progressives Congress. This was contained in a communiqué issued after a meeting of Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) from all the states and the …

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Buhari: ‘We are a government that delivers on its promises’


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday enthused that his administration was delivering on its promises to the people as it had achieved great milestones since its inception. President Buhari who stated this when he commissioned phase 1 of the Abuja Rail Mass Transit Project (ARMTP), which cost $823.5 million at the …

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