Another building collapse, claims four lives in Lagos

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Lagos has again recorded another building collapse which the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA said resulted in the death of two males and two females, while one person was rescued. The ill-fated three-storey building located at Oye Sonuga street, Palm Avenue, Mushin, which residents say was built about 40 years ago, collapsed in the early … Read more

Fake news biggest threat to democracy over gun- Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the current biggest challenge to democracy in Nigeria is no longer guns but fake news, disinformation, and propaganda. He stated this at the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation 2022 Peace Conference with the theme “Nation Building: The Role of Peaceful Elections in a Multi-Ethnic Context”, held in Abuja. Dr. Jonathan … Read more

Lack of trust by Nigerians responsible for high cost of conducting election

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has said that a lack of confidence and trust in public institutions is responsible for the high cost of conducting elections in Nigeria. The INEC chairman disclosed this during an interactive session with the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE in Lagos. How does this affect election … Read more

FG set to expand prison holding capacity by 9000

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In continuation of the implementation of the Nigeria Correctional Service reform approved by the Federal Executive Council in May 2017, Federal Government has expressed its resolve to fast-track the immediate completion of at least three out of the six 3,000-capacity mega custodial centers spread across the geo-political zones in the country. Minister of Interior, Rauf … Read more

FG concerned about local languages 

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The Nigerian government has expressed concern over the threat of extinction of local languages in the country.  What’s the threat?  The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Segun Runsewe, expressed the government’s concern while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), as he noted Nigerians’ increasing preference for the English … Read more

FG to receive new tranche of Abacha loot 

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The federal government has signed an agreement with the United States government to facilitate the repatriation of another tranche of the Abacha loot.  What’s the agreement for?  There had been a series of negotiations involving Nigeria, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) over the return of this batch of … Read more

Can no longer fly emirates 

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Nigeria’s forex crisis was again brought to the fore yesterday as Emirates airlines announced the suspension of its operations in Nigeria from September 1, 2022.  Foreign airlines operating in the country have expressed concern over their inability to repatriate their earnings from Nigeria. There’s been no change in the situation despite efforts that included reaching … Read more

2023 Budget ready for submission next month

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The Federal Government Budget proposal for the 2023 fiscal year will be ready for submission to the National Assembly next month, the Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation has said. So soon? Yes! The D-G, Mr. Ben Akabueze, while speaking at the commencement of the training of Budget Officers of Federal Ministries, Department … Read more

Reps to debate “Police Procurement Fund” Bill  

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The Nigerian House of Representatives will be debating a Police Procurement Fund Bill when the House resumes in September.  What’s its content?  The Bill, which is sponsored by Obinna Chidoka (Idemili North/South Federal Constituency, Anambra State), seeks to provide a dedicated Fund for the Nigeria Police Force, with which the Force can procure necessary equipment … Read more