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FRSC officials to bear arms

Bisi Kazeem

Sooner than later, personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) could turn up at their duty posts armed. A member of the FRSC board, who sought anonymity, told The Guardian: “The FRSC has built its armoury in Gwagwalada Abuja, while there are weapon rooms in all the commands of the

China Announces $60bn Financing For Africa, Says No Strings Attached

China will extend a total of 60 billion U.S. dollars of financing to Africa, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Monday, according to report. The financing will be provided in the form of government assistance as well as investment and financing by financial institutions and companies, Xi said in a keynote speech at

NFF Thanks Presidency, FEC Others For Quick End To NFF Crisis

The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed its sincere appreciation to the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) for the unequivocal resolution of the NFF leadership issue, which enabled Nigeria to avert suspension from international football on Monday. “The position of His Excellency, and that

Sagay: FG Can Invoke Doctrine Of Necessity To Fund 2019 Election

Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC) Chairman Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) on Wednesday said the Federal Government could fund next year’s general election by invoking the doctrine of necessity should the National Assembly fail to pass the budget. According to him, the overriding necessity of elections and survival of democracy supersede

Ekweremadu Restates Call For Single Term For President, Govs

The Deputy Senate President , Ike Ekweremadu , has reiterated his call for Nigeria to embrace single term tenure for those occupying executive positions at the state and federal levels . Ekweremadu said this on his Facebook page @iamekweremadu on Wednesday. He noted that Nigeria ’ s political atmosphere was getting toxic

Name Countries Supporting Buharis’ Second Term — Afenifere

The apex Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere has reacted to the statement by the Minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama that President Muhammadu Buhari has the support of international community for second term. Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement released on Wednesday challenged him to name the countries

We’ve Done Far More Than Previous Govt — Osinbajo

VICE President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has done more in terms of infrastructure development than the previous administration, despite earning little from the oil, which is the main stay of the economy. Osinbajo also said Buhari’s administration would continue to focus on the common man and

Buhari to commission $250m International Breweries in Ogun

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, next week inaugurate the $250million state-of-the-art International Breweries in Ogun State. The brewery, said to be the biggest in West Africa, is located at kilometre 3, Flowergate Industrial Scheme, along the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway. The Plant Manager, Tony Agah, speaking to journalists at the premises of the factory,

Journalists protest alleged brutalisation by security agencies

Members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu State Council, on Thursday protested against the increasing harassment and intimidation of journalists in parts of the country. The protest march, which took place within the premises of the NUJ Press Centre on Rangers Avenue, was led by the Chairman of the Council, Rex