Category Archives: NIGERIA

Despite yearly allocation, rural electrification dims

• Threatens Health Delivery, Agric Development • Stakeholders Demand Value For N86b Projects • Accuse Agency Of Deviating From Statutory Responsibility • 60% Of Farm Produce Lost To Acute Power Shortage – Farmers With only 41.1 percent of the country’s 200 million people having access to electricity, and with 51.4 percent of this population residing in rural-urban areas, healthcare delivery,

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Stamp out terrorism now, Buhari charges West African leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, tasked ECOWAS leaders not to allow terrorist groups destabilise the region. President Buhari, who joined other ECOWAS leaders for the special one-day Summit, which was also attended by leaders of Chad and Mauritania decried that terrorism has become a major security threat across the globe. He said: ‘’Our region

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FEC Approves N166bn for Repair, Construction of 14 National Roads.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N166 billion for the repair and construction of 14 federal roads across the country, a statement from the Ministry of Works and Housing has said. The statement, which was sent to THISDAY yesterday by Mr. Hakeem Bello, who is Senior Special Adviser on Communications to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde

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NYT: Boko Haram Now Stronger, Well Armed with Sophisticated Drones

Controls 4 of 10 zones in northern Borno •Nigerian military demoralised, on defensive, as weapons, vehicles fall into disrepair •West African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan A report just published in The New York Times (NYT) has painted a depressingly grim picture of the Nigerian military in their battle against Boko Haram, claiming the terrorist sect has returned to the

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Atiku, PDP head to Supreme Court as tribunal affirms Buhari’s victory

• President ‘eminently qualified’ to contest poll, panel declares • Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Bello, Okorocha, others, hail ruling • Verdict unjust, say CUPP, Musa, Galadima, others • It’s time to move nation forward, put bickering behind, says Buhari The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which dismissed the suit filed by the

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Dakolo demands apology from Fatoyinbo over alleged rape

• Lists Ashimolowo as witness in case against COZA founder Celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo has asked the founder and Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, to tender a public apology to her for allegedly raping her when she was a teenager. Dakolo, wife of inspirational singer, Timi Dakolo, finally dragged Fatoyinbo, to court over her rape

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Police beef up security in Abuja as Shiites hold procession today

• Vow to treat march as act of terrorism • FG plotting to implicate IMN members, sect alleges • Abuja residents worried over possible violent clashes The Nigeria Police Force has beefed up security in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ahead of today’s Ashura procession by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). The Guardian yesterday witnessed a deployment of police

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