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Why 2m Nigerians will receive N20bn from government beginning from June

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Two million people will start receiving about N20bn from June this year as basic cash transfers and conditional cash transfers under the National Cash Transfer Programme, the Federal Government has said. It was gathered that the Federal Government would pay...

Buhari hosts Nigerien leader, Bazoum, to a State Visit

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President Muhammadu Buhari will host his Nigerien counterpart, Mohammed Bazoum, to a State Visit on Thursday according to presidency. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. According...

Dangote fertiliser plant to boost forex earnings, economic growth, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says the  2.5 billion dollar Dangote Fertiliser Plant in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, will boost Nigeria’s foreign exchange earnings and accelerate economic growth. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari spoke on Tuesday while inaugurating the three...

Nigerian Vice President Osinbajo turns 65

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was born on March 8, 1957, has clocked 65 years. Osinbajo survived a helicopter crash in Kogi on Feb. 2, 2019, and won re-election on Feb. 23, 2019, for another four-year term with President Muhammadu...

Buhari returns to Abuja after attending UNEP@50 in Kenya, Nairobi

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By David Iorja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to Abuja after attending the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) at 50 in Nairobi, Kenya. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president, who initially planned to proceed to...

Defending the interest of Nigerians paramount to my administration, says President Buhari

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By Jacob Kubeka - Following the evacuation of Nigerians from Ukraine, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will continue to defend the interest of Nigerians wherever they may be, even as the nation begins the evacuation of citizens...

Rising crude oil prices great opportunity for Nigeria — Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says rising crude oil prices present a great opportunity for Nigeria, especially with the passage of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari said this on Monday in Abuja, while...

President Buhari signs long-awaited Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law

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By David Iorja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed the long-awaited Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021, into law. Speaking at the event, the president, who highlighted the contents and advantages  of the Act, urged the National Assembly to immediately amend...

JUST IN: Nigerian President to Sign Electoral Bill In A Matter Of Hours –...

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By David Iorja - Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina has revealed that the president will sign the Electoral amendment bill in a matter of hours.Adesina made the this known while speaking as a guest on...

Buhari calls for lasting peace on Korean Peninsula

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By David Iorja - President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will support efforts to bring peaceful resolution and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula. The President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Buhari stated this when he joined world leaders virtually...

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Namibia embarks on targeted COVID-19 testing in schools

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Namibia is conducting targeted COVID-19 testing in schools for students and staff in regions that have high number of active COVID-19 cases, Deputy Minister...

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