Category: Local News

  • 7 years after mass abduction, FG renovates Chibok school

    The Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, where over 200 female students were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014, has been renovated by both the federal and state governments. The renovated school was inaugurated by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, on Monday, six years after the then Coordinating Minister of the […]

  • Bizman accuses policemen of assault, extortion of $5,500 bitcoin

    A businessman, Babatunde Williams, has accused some men of the Lagos State Police Command of extorting him of $5,500 worth of cryptocurrency (about N2m) around Lekki in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state..Williams told PUNCH Metro that he was returning home after inspecting a property around Lekki on Friday, May 28, 2021, when […]

  • Oil Export Revenue Drop by 98% In April – NNPC

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said crude oil export proceeds plunged by 98 per cent in April, compared to March. The NNPC said in a report that the total revenue from crude oil exports in April fell to N723m from the N35.72bn generated in March. “No remittance to Federation Account in April for May […]

  • Covid-19: FG, Governors disagree over possible lockdown extension

    The 14 days lockdown extension ordered by the federal government will end on Monday, April 26 – NGF has demanded the relaxation in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT – Buhari will address the nation on Monday, April 26, to decide whether the lockdown would be extended or not A report by The Nation indicates that […]

  • COVID-19: FG Commences N20,000 Conditional Cash Transfer To Poor Households

    The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of N20,000 Conditional Cash Transfer to indigent households (poor) at the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This is part of the Federal Government’s efforts to help reduce the effect of President Muhammadu’s lockdown order following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. […]

  • Buhari and Osinbajo have been earning half salaries – Femi Adesina

    – A presidential aide, Femi Adesina, discloses that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have been receiving half salaries – Adesina says both leaders chose to be paid half of their monthly salaries since the inception of the present administration in 2015 The presidential aide, however, did not disclose what purpose the unpaid […]

  • Nigeria’s Border Remains Open For Coronavirus, Closed For Rice — Shehu Sani

    Former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani has bemoaned the federal government’s resolve to keep the land borders closed, especially for the importation of rice into the country Sani stated that similar sanction has not been placed on foreign nationals coming into the country from countries with prevalent cases of coronavirus. Nigeria recorded the first case of […]

  • Repentant Boko Haram terrorists to enjoy foreign education – Senate Bill

    According to Punch Nigeria, the bill was sponsored by Senator Gaidam, and it is titled ‘Establishment of the National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria and for Other Connected Purposes.’ If the bill scales through, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) […]

  • Soldiers Kick Against Release of ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Insurgents

    Wives of murdered Nigerian soldiers have kicked against the release of Boko Haram insurgents on the grounds of perceived repentance. Soldiers Kick Against Release of Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents The wives under the aegis of Military Widows Association have expressed their anger at the Federal government for releasing insurgents who are responsible for the death […]

  • Nigerians join Abaribe to call for Buhari’s resignation, #BuhariOut and #BuhariResign Trends

    Following the explosive senate floor speech in which the senator from Abia state, Enyinnaya Abaribe openly called for the resignation of the government of Muhammadu Buhari and the counter reaction from the presidency, Nigerians have weighed in. Nigeria’s twitter space is currently filled with trends supporting Senator Abaribe and joining the calls for president Buhari’s […]