Osinbajo: Fed Govt to pull 20m Nigerians out of extreme poverty in two years

• ‘Nigeria needs a wealth creation social security scheme’ Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will pull at least 20 million citizens out of extreme poverty in the next two years. Osinbajo spoke on Tuesday in Abuja while virtually kick-starting a new cash transfer scheme to be facilitated via […]

After SaharaReporters’ Story, Air Force Apologises For Sharing Old Pictures As Proof Of Recent Victory Over B’Haram

SaharaReporters gathered that the security agency’s first picture was taken in 2018 during an operation in Damasak, another town in Borno State. The Nigerian Air Force has admitted sharing old pictures as proof of its recent victory over Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. SaharaReporters, using Google reverse image search tool, had on Tuesday exposed […]

LAUTECH: Oyo approves N8b pay-off to Osun

Oyo has approved payment of N8bn to Osun as part of agreements reached for the sole ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho. The money, according to the Oyo government is to be paid in four installments, over a period of three years. These were disclosed on Tuesday during a briefing after […]

Nigerian-American spearheads mass employment for Nigerian graduates

A United States-based Nigerian, Dr. Henry Balogun, has spearheaded an online platform to reduce unemployment in Nigeria, by seeking placements globally, for jobless Nigerian graduates. Balogun, an Ikere, Ekiti State-born philanthropist who has lived in the US for over 40 years, said he was offering the services at no cost. According to him, the effort […]

Masari charges journalists on balanced reporting

Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, on Saturday tasked journalists on accurate and objective reporting of security situations in the state. Masari, who gave the charge in Katsina during a one-day seminar organised by the State Government in collaboration with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), also charged them to ensure varying and balanced report […]

Akande means a lot to Nigeria, says Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN), has described elder statesman and former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, as a man of many parts. “The most adorable of all virtues is humility; he possesses it from which many other values flow”, Akeredolu said in his birthday message to the pioneer Acting National Chairman […]

COVID-19 second wave: Work from home till February 1, Lagos orders civil servants

As prosecutors ask courts to make test mandatory for pandemic violators, Government discussing with vaccine manufacturers to make vaccines available to Lagosians LASG commences decontamination of state secretariat and agencies over second wave As part of the state’s response to the second wave of coronavirus, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on […]

NIN: Buhari govt closes NIMC headquarters, opens 20 enrolment centres in FCT (See List)

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami, has approved the closure of enrolment activities at the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, headquarters in Abuja. Pantami also approved reactivation of 20 centers within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrollment much easier from Monday, January 18th 2021. The approval was contained in […]

Security lockdown in Washington DC ahead of Biden’s inauguration

UNITED States (U.S.) capital Washington DC and many others states are under security lockdown ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The security beef-up came after Wednesday’s impeachment of President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives for “incitement of insurrection.” It was the second time the House would impeach Trump, this time “for […]

Eminent Nigerians mourn Kanu, extol his virtues

Prominent Nigerians and organisations have described the death of former military administrator of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd.) as a shock at a critical moment the country needed the intervention of people like him to resolve its challenges. They include Afenifere, National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), National Consultative Front (NCFront), Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), […]