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Over 8.2m Pupils Now Being Fed In 24 States – Presidency

*Over 80,000 cooks engaged in 45,394 schools Following the achievement of its target of 5.5 million pupils being fed free daily under the programme in 2017, the Buhari administration’s National Home-grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) now reportedly feeds 8,260,984 pupils in 45,394 public primary schools across 24 states. In a statement, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media ...

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$16bn Power Projects: Buhari Urged To Refer Obasanjo, Jonathan To EFCC, ICPC

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently refer the allegations of mismanagement of $16 billion power projects between 1999 and 2007 to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for further investigation, and if there is relevant and sufficient admissible evidence, for anyone ...

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BREAKING: Senate Holds Closed-Door Meeting With Service Chiefs Over Killings

The Senate is currently holding a closed-door meeting with the Service Chiefs to address the proliferation of dangerous firearms and the spate of killings by terrorists in the country. They are also expected to discuss the increased rate of kidnappings by hoodlums across the nation. Channels Television reports that in attendance are the Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, who ...

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Buhari: Where Is Electricity, After Billions Spent By Obasanjo, Others?

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said those who mismanaged Nigeria’s economy in the past, through fraudulent electricity projects and misuse of revenue earnings from oil, had no love for the country. ‘‘One of the former Heads of State was bragging that he spent more than 15 billion dollars on power in Nigeria. Where is the power?’’ the President asked, without ...

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Obi Laments Nigeria’s Poor Spending On Education

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has again lamented Nigeria’s poor attitude to education; contending that the nation has not done well in the sector even when compared to some other African countries. He made the lamentation at the weekend at a launching and fund-raising dinner for the newly-established Dominican University, at the Colonnade, Lagos. Decrying the ...

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Benue Killings: Catholics In Nationwide Protest As Two Priests, 17 Others Are Buried

The Catholic faithful on Tuesday began a nationwide peaceful protest to register their displeasure over the killing of two priests and 17 other members of the church by suspected herdsmen in Benue State in April. The protest is in response to the directive by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria that all Catholic faithful across the country should embark on ...

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BREAKING: Ondo Lawmakers Impeach Deputy Speaker

The deputy speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr. Iroju Ogundeji, has been impeached by his colleagues in the House. The impeachment took place during the plenary session of the Assembly on Tuesday. Ogundeji, who represents Odigbo Constituency II in the Assembly and member of the All Progressives Congress, was removed, after the 18 out of the 26 ...

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BREAKING: Buhari Meets Senate Delegation

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting some senators at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Punch reports that the senators were those delegated to meet the President over the face-off between the Senate and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The meeting is holding behind closed doors inside the President’s office. Details later…

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[BREAKING] Mace Theft: Omo-Agege Appears Before National Assembly Probe Panel

The lawmaker representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, is currently appearing before the joint Senate and House of Representatives ad hoc committee set up to investigate the invasion and mace snatching at the Senate chamber on April 18, 2018. Omo-Agege has however dragged the National Assembly to court to stop the investigation. He made this known to our ...

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Ambode’s Wife Raises Alarm Over Impersonation By Cyber Fraudster

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, on Tuesday distanced herself from the criminal activities of a certain individual posing as her representative to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public. Mrs. Ambode, in a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, said the unknown individual had been utilizing social media platforms ...

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