FG undertaking 524 highways, bridge projects nationwide – Fashola
FG undertaking 524 highways, bridge projects nationwide – Fa…
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Hon. Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has updated the Federal Executive Council on the ongoing road and bridge construction/rehabilitation…

More funding needed for Nigeria’s rail | Article
More funding needed for Nigeria’s rail | Article
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Nigeria’s rail network is being upgraded
Nigeria will need to spend between US$36 billion to US$40 billion to complete the rail connectivity of the country, according to the country’s transportation minister,…

Railway development opportunities highlighted at Russia-Africa Summit
Railway development opportunities highlighted at Russia-Afri…
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AFRICA: A number of agreements for Russian co-operation in railway development were signed at the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi on October 23-24, where 54 African countries were represented with…

How Osinbajo used SIPs programme to empower the poor – Wike
How Osinbajo used SIPs programme to empower the poor – Wike
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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has praised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the successes recorded by the Buhari government Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) in empowering the poor…

Why Bello Is Coming Back, And Bayelsa May Fall, By Azu Ishiekwene
Why Bello Is Coming Back, And Bayelsa May Fall, By Azu Ishie…
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Bello would win, not in spite of, but because of his flaws – flaws which have dogged his predecessors in the past two decades but have not left the voters…

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FG undertaking 524 highways, bridge projects nationwide – Fashola

Hon. Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has updated the Federal Executive Council on the ongoing road and bridge construction/rehabilitation projects nationwide, highlighting 80 of them as priority projects scheduled for completion in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Fashola, who gave the updates in a […]

More funding needed for Nigeria’s rail | Article

Nigeria’s rail network is being upgraded Nigeria will need to spend between US$36 billion to US$40 billion to complete the rail connectivity of the country, according to the country’s transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi. According to local media reports in Nigeria, Amaechi made the statement when assessing the state of progress on the rail project between […]

Railway development opportunities highlighted at Russia-Africa Summit

AFRICA: A number of agreements for Russian co-operation in railway development were signed at the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi on October 23-24, where 54 African countries were represented with 43 heads of state or government attending. Africa ‘provides unique opportunities for railway development’, First Deputy CEO of Russian Railways Alexander Misharin told attendees. ‘Apart […]

How Osinbajo used SIPs programme to empower the poor – Wike

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has praised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the successes recorded by the Buhari government Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) in empowering the poor and improving the welfare of beneficiaries. Governor Wike who was represented by Rivers State deputy governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo commended the Vice President […]

Why Bello Is Coming Back, And Bayelsa May Fall, By Azu Ishiekwene

Bello would win, not in spite of, but because of his flaws – flaws which have dogged his predecessors in the past two decades but have not left the voters any wiser. Bello is done on social media, finished off by his perceived arrogance, his imperial style, and his acrimonious war with civil servants. But […]

Other States News

Ibadan Varsity VC laments poor funding of institutions

The ongoing plot to force the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, out of office has split governors elected on the platform of the party as well as its leaders at the state level. The plot to remove Oshiomhole came to the fore at the last National Executive Committee (NEC) […]

Ubas’ vanishing hold on Anambra politics

Why PDP lost Bayelsa to APC   EMMANUEL MASHA reports on the political intrigues that led to the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which has held sway in Bayelsa State since 1999 by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last weekend’s governorship election      T o Nigerians, who reside outside Bayelsa State, […]

Atiku Promises To Develop Deep Sea Port, Superhighway In Cross River

PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the Director-General of his Presidential Campaign Council, Bukola Saraki, at the rally in Calabar   The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has promised to ensure that a deep-sea port is established in Cross Rivers State. The candidate, who spoke during his presidential campaign rally in the […]

Orangutan Week Is Almost Here and This Is How Travelers Can Help

One hundred years ago, more than 300,000 orangutans roamed the forests of Sumatra and Borneo. Today, a mere 20 percent of that number remains as the habitats of these remarkable animals continue to be decimated by everything from illegal logging to forest fires and the never-ending demand for palm oil. Across Borneo, where forests are […]

Anambra South: Uba brothers take battle to Appeal Court

The crisis rocking the leadership of minority parties in the House of Representatives took a different dimension last week when the lower chamber resolved to investigate the Kingsley Chinda-led faction.PHILIP NYAM examines the role of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and why the problem subsists         S ince the emergence of Hon. […]

Sports

Minister Dare Highlights Need To Overhaul Nigeria Football After Olympics Eagles’ Shameful AFCON Exit – Latest Sports News In Nigeria

Minister of youth and sports, Mr. Sunday Dare has revealed his intention to map out strategies to put paid to the setback that has bedeviled Nigerian football this year following the elimination of the Olympic Eagles from the ongoing U23 African Cup of Nations championship in Egypt.   Imama Amapakabo’s boys VII missed out on […]

Enyimba International FC with a double over TS Galaxy FC

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CAF names Senegalese officials for Eagles, Squirrels clash

Photo Credit: Cafonline The Confederation of African Football has picked Senegalese official Issa Sy as referee for next week’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Benin Republic in Uyo. Sy will be assisted by compatriots Nouha Bangoura (assistant referee 1), El Hadji Abdoul Aziz Gueye (assistant referee 2) and Fatou Thioune […]

The Niche honours NFF president, Amaju Pinnick

A fast rising media outfit, The Niche, on Tuesday in Lagos bestowed the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, with the Excellence in Sports and Youth Development in Nigeria award. While acknowledging the efforts of the Amaju Pinnick –led NFF to reposition the game of football in Nigeria, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of […]

Nigeria Football Federation dismiss corruption charges against officials

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday dismissed charges of alleged corruption filed against its officials by the country’s federal government.  On Tuesday, the Special Presidential Investigative Panel (SPIP) filed a case against five NFF officials at the Federal High Court in Abuja. NFF president Amaju Pinnick was indicted alongside first vice-president Seyi Akinwunmi, second-vice president Shehu […]

Africa News

Nigeria: Why Russia Is Nigeria’s Friend

President Mohammadu Buhari says Russia is a partner because it is “visibly helping” Nigeria in all the priority areas of his government, including security, economy and the fight against corruption. Buhari, who said this at a panel discussion on the second day of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, was responding to a […]

Africa: Continent is Behind On Progress Towards Poverty Reduction Goals

In their annual meeting at the United Nations in 2005, world leaders agreed on a common economic agenda. This was to halve – between 1990 and 2015 – the proportion of the world’s population living on less than one dollar a day. It’s been nearly 15 years since this resolution. The world has certainly seen […]

Africa: ‘Our Blood Does Not Want to Be Spilled in the Land of South Africa’

For two weeks, the walkway of the Waldorf Arcade has housed rows of makeshift bedding, screaming children and exhausted refugees begging the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to remove them from South Africa. “They are killing us, burning us alive, looting our shops,” said Eke Lyke Chibuzor, a refugee from Nigeria, who has […]

Zimbabwe: Outrage at Export of More Than 30 Baby Elephants to Chinese Zoos

Animal protection experts at Humane Society International/Africa and Zimbabwe animal groups on Thursday expressed their outrage and heartbreak at the news that more than 30 wild-caught baby elephants held captive for nearly a year in Hwange National Park, have been flown out of the country via Victoria Falls Airport. The news comes on the same […]

Zimbabwe: I Am Ready to Talk

By Idah Mhetu MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has indicated he is willing to talk to President Emmerson Mnangagwa in order to move the country forward if the dialogue does not result in him being part of government. Chamisa told thousands of party supporters gathered to mourn Glen View South MP, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java in the sprawling […]

Entertainment

Nigeria: Movie Review – Lionheart By Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut, Lionheart, is destined to be remembered as the film which changed the face of Nollywood. Beyond anything else, it has also made history as the first Nigerian movie to be acquired by NETFLIX. And that, in itself, is a big deal. But, this is not what makes this movie special. While […]

Nollywood is huge — and there’s never been a better time to check it out

How many Nigerian films or TV shows have you watched? Chances are, if most of what you watch is what’s available in cinemas and on Australian broadcast TV, you haven’t seen any — despite the fact Nigeria is the second largest producer of film in the world after Hollywood. But that could be about to […]

Nollywood twins Tracy and Treasure Daniels celebrate their birthday

Nollywood actresses and twin sisters, Tracy and Treasure Daniels, are celebrating their birthday this Monday, October 21. The identical sisters took to their shared social media page to acknowledge their day. They posted a beautiful photo of themselves online while they thanked their fans for the show of love. Tracy and Treasure are both actresses […]

Saudi Prince Says Kushner’s Mideast Peace Plan ‘Up in the Air’

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Regina Daniels and billionaire husband Ned Nwoko share 6 beautiful things about their marriage

– Nollywood actress Regina Daniels and her husband Ned Nwoko are enjoying marriage and giving fans something to talk about – Nwoko said that they got married within three weeks of meeting each other – Daniels explained that she was not bothered about what people would say Nollywood actress Regina Daniels and her billionaire husband […]

Health

Under-five children: NPC begins survey in Ondo

Bimbola Hundeyin: Acting Chairman of NPC. The National Population Commission (NPC) says it has started collection of data for 2019 Verbal and Social Autopsy (VASA) in Ondo State to determine the causes and contributory factors of deaths in under-five children. The Acting Chairman of the Commission, Bimbola Hundeyin, made this known on Wednesday at a […]

These brain exercises are all you need to improve your memory

Most people often pay attention to their physical fitness, which involves exercises than their mental health. It’s already a common knowledge that keeping your body fit requires regular and varied physical exercise that includes aerobic, strength, flexibility, and balance exercises. If you also want to keep your brain active, you need to go through some exercises. […]

To beat traffic, Lagos will ferry 480,000 passengers through its waterways from November

On October 16, 2019, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that the state will be making a major water transportation play when he spoke about his plans for fixing the city’s perennial traffic problem. The governor had dwelt on working with private investors like UBER which just launched a boat service and launching a newly upgraded […]

Nigeria: Unicef Urges Private Sector Involvement to End Open Defecation in Nigeria

Mr. Zaid Jurji, the Chief, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for UNICEF have stressed the need for private sector involvement to end open defecation in the country. Jurji said this at the Private Sector Forum on Sanitation organised by Private Sector in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (OPS-WASH) in Abuja on Monday. News Agency of Nigeria […]

NCDC Weekly Epidemiological Report: Volume 9, No. 41: 7th – 13th October 2019 – Nigeria

Reviewing the NCDC Strategy Plan Towards a Model National Public Health Institute In 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) developed a 2017 – 2021 Strategy Plan. This was to articulate goals that will guide our activities, as we build a model national public health institute. Midway into the implementation of the strategy plan […]