President Tinubu insists on Fuel Subsidy Removal

President Bola Tinubu has maintained that his administration’s decision to remove the subsidy on Petroleum Motor spirit (petrol) was in the best interest of Nigeria, and in order to avert the Country plunging into bankruptcy. Speaking on Sunday during the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Saudi Arabia, President Tinubu, who acknowledged […]

President Tinubu launches SWOP report in Abuja

President Bola Tinubu, alongside the Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), launched the 2024 regional State of World Population (SWOP) Report in Abuja. Represented by the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate, President Tinubu promised to ensure that girls stay in school and avoid early motherhood, by providing access to […]

President Tinubu approves take-off of CCS

President Bola Tinubu has approved the take-off of the first phase of the Consumer Credit Scheme (CCS) starting with members of the civil service. According to a statement today by his media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, the initiative, in collaboration with financial institutions and cooperatives nationwide, serves as the lifeblood of modern economies, enabling citizens to […]

President Tinubu calls for Regional Counter-Terrorism Centre

 President Bola Tinubu has called for the establishment of a regional counter-terrorism centre that will serve as a hub for intelligence sharing, operational coordination, and capacity building throughout Africa. Speaking at the African High-level Meeting on Counter-Terrorism yesterday in Abuja, the President said there is need to strengthen existing counter-terrorism structures, such as the Regional […]

Atiku Abubakar dares President Tinubu to reveal cost of Lagos-Calabar highway project

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2023 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has dared President Bola Tinubu to “disclose the full cost” of the Lagos-Calabar highway project. Atiku in a statement yesterday said that the Tinubu administration could not continue to keep silent on how much public funds would be spent on […]

NSA holds closed door meeting with Government bodies

National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, convened a meeting with Northern Governors’ Forum and Service Chiefs including the Inspector General of Police and the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. The meeting which held behind closed doors on Thursday in Abuja lasted for over four hours and after the meeting, the chairman […]

UAE is yet to lift visa restrictions on Nigerians

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is yet to lift the visa ban on Nigeria, according to the presidency.  The Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to the President, Bayo Onanuga, said the UAE has not resumed visa issuance to Nigerians, and any document in circulation to the contrary is not authorized either by the Nigerian […]

Senate Directs Police To Employ 10 Persons Each From 774 LGAs

the Senate, has directed the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Force to recruit a minimum of 10 candidates from each of the 774 local government councils in Nigeria. The directive, according to the Upper Chamber, should form part of its annual recruitment processes. The resolution was reached as a result of a motion […]

UK sanctions Russian prison chiefs after activist Navalny’s death

The UK has frozen the assets of six Russian prison bosses in charge of the Arctic penal colony where opposition leader Alexei Navalny died.  The sanctioned individuals will also be banned from travelling to the UK. Western leaders say the blame for Navalny’s death lies with the Russian authorities, including President Putin. UK Foreign Secretary […]

President Bola Tinubu meets with Gen Yakubu Gowon (Rtd)

President Bola Tinubu met privately yesterday with Former head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to discuss issues bordering on the crisis in the West African regional bloc. Addressing the press after the meeting, Gen Gowon said he had robust discussions with Mr President, while he clarified the rumors of […]