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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary commit up to $450 million to eradicate polio

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort.

Declaring June 12 Democracy Day but destroying democracy | Opinion by Atiku Abubakar

The significance of the celebration of June 12 1993 Presidential Election is a reminder of our history to becoming a democratic country. On this day twenty-six years ago, Nigeria voted for democracy against the jackboot notion...

Nigeria to amend cybercrimes act

The Federal Government of Nigeria says the Federal Ministry of Justice is committed to pursuing the amendment of the Cybercrimes Act, which many lawyers, journalists and activists have considered repressive, unconstitutional...

Anger over fat pensions and luxury cars-for-life for Kano lawmakers

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, urging him to use his good offices and position to: “publicly reject life pensions...

I will stand with Atiku to death as he reclaims his stolen mandate from Buhari, says spokesman Segun Showunmi

In an explosive interview broadcast on Wednesday, Mr. Segun Showunmi, the official Spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar, said he was ready to stand with the former Vice President 'to death' as...

The Almajiris: A time bomb waiting to explode in northern Nigeria | Opinion

On the 25 of April 2018, I and some of my colleagues established Kaduna Progressives Youth Forum (KADPRYF). It's a forum that is geared towards sponsoring orphans and Almajiri Children into...

Buhari greets Nigerians at Ramadan

President Muhammadu Buhari sends greetings to Nigerians in general and Muslims in particular as they commence the month-long Ramadhan fast. In a message on Sunday night following the...

Atiku: I still miss President Umaru Musa Yar’adua 9 years after his passing | Opinion

On May 5, 2010, Nigeria lost a man of peace and a leader with a vision in the person of President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.  The late President Yar’adua...

Corruption is the mother of all crimes in Nigeria, anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu says

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has described corruption as the mother of all crimes militating against the country. Ibrahim...

Most Nigerians are good, honest and law-abiding people, group says after release of Zainab from Saudi

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit has argued that the release of Nigerian citizen, Zainab Aliyu, who was accused of trafficking prohibited drug to Saudi Arabia and...
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Relief in Eti-Osa as Governor Sanwo-Olu flags off construction of Lekki regional road

The journey to the second year of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration has taken off on a...
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Governor Sanwo-Olu flags off construction of Lekki regional road in Eti-Osa

L-R: Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji; Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye; Governor Babajide...

African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard...

President Buhari greets writer and journalist Akogun Tola Adeniyi at 75

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday rejoiced with the family, friends and colleagues of renowned writer, journalist, columnist, actor, dancer, and dramatist,...

Buhari mourns former NNPC GMD Maikanti kachalla Baru

President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with family, friends and professional colleagues of former Group Managing Director of  Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),...

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