Amaechi: Some people want to tarnish my reputation
Amaechi: Some people want to tarnish my reputation
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Former Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has raised the alarm over plans by known individuals to sponsor a campaign of calumny against him.

Rotimi Amaechi exposes Gov Wike’s alleged plan to betray Atiku
Rotimi Amaechi exposes Gov Wike’s alleged plan to betray Ati…
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The minister said this while speaking with journalists in in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recently.The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike is…

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…

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Amaechi: Some people want to tarnish my reputation

Former Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has raised the alarm over plans by known individuals to sponsor a campaign of calumny against him. This is coming as President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to send names of ministerial nominees to the National Assembly in the coming days. Amaechi, in a statement from his Media Office, said the […]

Rotimi Amaechi exposes Gov Wike’s alleged plan to betray Atiku

The minister said this while speaking with journalists in in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recently.The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike is negotiating with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to help President Buhari win in his state. According to Daily Post, Amaechi said Wike has also pleaded […]

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 […]

Other States News

Governor Ihedioha vows to make Imo State the cleanest

A statement issued on the exercise by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Chibuike Onyeukwu, was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) in Owerri. The governor who stressed the health benefits of a clean environment noted that it could attract investors into the state. While commending the residents for participating in the […]

Anambra to bid for NSF

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Nigeria: NBS Rates Imo State As Least Corrupt State – AllAfrica

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has rated Imo State as the least corrupt state in Nigeria. The rating is contained in the bureau’s latest report titled: “The 2nd Corruption Survey Report in Nigeria,” released at the State House Conference Center in Abuja, on Friday. Imo was rated the least corrupt state in Nigeria with […]

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, […]

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: Africans Travelling to Nigeria Can Get Visa On Arrival From 2020

Other Africans travelling to Nigeria will from January 2020 be able to get their visas at the point of entry. This was stated by President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa, holding in Egypt. “We in Nigeria have already taken the strategic decision to bring down barriers […]

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 […]

Entertainment

Photos from actress Chizzy Alichi’s Beautiful Traditional Wedding

Nollywood actress Chizzy Alichi and hubby 25-year-old Nollywood actress Chizzy Alichi over the weekend wedded the love of her life, Chike Ugochukwu, traditionally in a traditional marriage held at her hometown in Enugu State. Chizzy and her beau got engaged to in September 2019. Their big day was well attended by friends, families and colleagues, […]

Nigerian engineer bags $500m monorail contract in Iraq

Jude Igwemezie, a Nigerian engineer has won a $500 million contract to build a monorail network in Iraq. The monorail network will consist of tracks with single rails, typically elevated for the trains to be suspended from it. Igwemezie’s company, TransGlobim International won the contract to construct a viable rail transportation network for Najaf, Iraq. [READ MORE: […]

7 things you need to know about Eddie Ugbomah

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, a month after his failing health made headlines, Ugbomah was announced dead. ALSO READ: Eddie Ugbomah is dead With 13 celluloid films to his credit, Ugbomah first called the nation’s attention to his frail health in October 2018. Eddie Ugbomah passed away after a long battle with health challenge. [Facebook/Eddie […]

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 […]

Health

Nigeria: Adamawa – Health Sector Reporting Partners (September 2019) – Nigeria

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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 […]