• FG threatens to sanction CNN over Lekki shootings report

    FG threatens to sanction CNN over Lekki shootings report0

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Thursday said Cable News Network( CNN) should be sanctioned for its investigative report on the October 20 Lekki shootings.   CNN on Wednesday released an investigative report alleging that the Nigerian army used live bullets on protesters during its intervention in the #EndSARS protests in Lekki,

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  • Looting continues nationwide

    Looting continues nationwide0

    A resident carries a bag of food on her head during a mass looting of a warehouse that have COVID-19 food palliatives that were not given during lockdown to relieve people of hunger, in Jos, Nigeria, on October 24, 2020. Ifiok Ettang / AFP • Youths risk death over expired foods, drugs• Many killed, many

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  • Osun government cuts 2020 budget to N82bn from N119bn

    Osun government cuts 2020 budget to N82bn from N119bn0

    Governor Gboyega Oyetola said that the amendment is based on reality. The Osun House of Assembly on Tuesday received a letter from Gov. Gboyega Oyetola requesting for an amendment of the state 2020 Appropriation Bill, reducing the budget of the state from N119. 55 billion to N82.22 billion. Reading the letter at the plenary session,

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  • FG shuts down Eko bridge, Lagos lists alternative routes

    FG shuts down Eko bridge, Lagos lists alternative routes0

    The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced alternative routes for motorists as the Federal Controller of Works, Mr. Adedamola Kuti, confirmed the closure of a section of Eko Bridge to enable rehabilitation works on worn-out bearings noticed between Alaka and Costain portion inwards Apongbon. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide

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  • “Nigeria lives on borrowed time” – World Bank

    “Nigeria lives on borrowed time” – World Bank0

    Dr Adetunji Oredipe,The Senior Agriculture Economist, World Bank, on Thursday said the neglect of the agricultural sector when Nigeria’s economy became increasingly dependent on oil has proved to be a “disaster”. Oredipe said this while delivering a keynote address at the agriculture summit Africa in Abuja, sponsored by Sterling Bank Plc. The event was attended

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  • Buhari spends N851.4bn on Joint Venture oil assets in 5 months

    Buhari spends N851.4bn on Joint Venture oil assets in 5 months0

    The Federal Government, through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, spent a total of N851.38bn ($2.79bn) on joint venture oil and gas assets in the first five months of 2019. The government has said it will reduce its stakes in the JV assets to 40 per cent this year but no time frame has been announced.

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