FG Owes 3,504 Contractors N69.9bn Says Fashola, Begs NASS For More Funds

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has told the National Assembly that the N76.4bn allocated to his ministry in 2021 budget will not be adequate. This is as he revealed that the federal government through his ministry, is already owing 3,504 contractors handling various projects across the country the sum of N69.9bn. […]

We Need More Foreign Investors In Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the international community, especially foreign investors, to come into Nigeria to take advantage of the country’s diversity in human and natural resources. The President, who extended the invitation on Thursday during a ceremony to receive the Letters of Credence of the Ambassadors of Belgium, Mauritania, Austria, and Norway at the […]

Obaseki’s ADC Collapses At His Swearing In Ceremony (Video)

The Aide-de-camp (ADC) to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Thursday collapsed during the swearing-in ceremony of the governor at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Edo State. The governor was reading his inaugural speech when the incident happened. He was standing at the back of Obaseki, who was reading his speech, when he suddenly started […]

FG To Release 550 New Set Of Repentant Boko Haram Terrorist

550 repentant Boko Haram suspects have been rehabilitated and will be released into the society by the Nigerian military.The federal government promised to release new set o repentant Boko Haram terrorists this November as the presidency celebrate its technically victory over Boko Haram. The Spokesperson for the Defence Headquarters, Major-General John Enenche, said the DRR […]

Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

Jerry Rawlings, a former Ghanaian president has died on Thursday morning from suspected COVID-19 complications. The former Ghanaian leader died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, Naija News understands. Rawlings led the country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001. He led a […]

Now is not the time to ease Covid-19 restrictions, says French PM

It is too early to relax lockdown measures imposed to curb a galloping second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, French Prime Minister Jean Castex told Le Monde newspaper ahead of a keynote speech later on Thursday. Castex, who will hold a news conference at 6pm local time (GMT+1), said there were early signs of a […]

Spain to require negative Covid-19 test for Belgian travellers

A negative coronavirus test will soon be mandatory for travellers heading into Spain from Belgium after the latter was listed as one of several high-risk destinations by Madrid. From 23 November, access to Spain through an airport or a port will be granted only to passengers who obtain a negative result on a coronavirus test […]

Covid-19 patients in Belgian hospitals decrease further, deaths rise to 200 per day

As the figures for new coronavirus infections and hospitalisations in Belgium continue to decrease, the average number of deaths has risen to almost 200 per day, according to Sciensano’s latest figures on Thursday. Between 2 and 8 November, an average of 7,664.6 new people tested positive per day over the past week, which is a […]

See The Full Breakdown Of 2021 N1.15 Trillion Budget Of Lagos State

The 2021 budget is centred on advancing the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the State Government and expected to rekindle hope in the state on the implementation of its content. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu has presented the N1.15 trillion 2021 Budget Estimates titled: BUDGET OF REKINDLED HOPE, The 2021 budget is centred on advancing the […]

PHOTOS: Balarabe Musa Laid To Rest In Kaduna

The remains of second Republic Governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa has been laid to rest in Kaduna. The burial was preceded by a funeral prayer led by Sheikh Ahmed Gumi at Sultan Bello Central Mosque, Kaduna. The Sultan Bello Mosque open ground was filled with people from within and outside the Kaduna […]

Pastor Ashimolowo Hosts Bishop Oyedepo At His Palatial Lagos Home (Photos)

Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London Matthew Ashimolowo has shared pictures on social media of the visit of the presiding bishop of Living Faith Church International David Oyedepo to his abode in Lagos, Igbere TV reports. Ashimolowo, 68, said in an Instagram post on Tuesday that it was a pleasure being […]

Deji Adeyanju Drags Kenechukwu Okeke Before Disciplinary Panel

One of the prominent faces of the #EndSARS movement, Deji Adeyanju, has filed a complaint against a lawyer, Kenechukwu Okeke, before the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee for “acts unbecoming of a legal practitioner.” The petition dated November 11, 2020, was also supported by an affidavit filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, […]

Coronavirus research to get $500m boost at Paris meeting

States and private charities will commit to more than $500 million to boost research into the novel coronavirus at the Paris Peace Forum, organizers of the event said on Thursday. The forum, an annual meeting of heads of state and government with civil society organizations and charitable foundations, said the funds would come from those […]

Typhoon Vamco triggers worst floods in Philippine capital for years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered government agencies to rush aid to people affected by Typhoon Vamco, after the storm killed at least two people and brought the worst flooding in the capital Manila in years. Tens of thousands of homes in low-lying suburbs were submerged by the floods, prompting residents to scramble onto […]

Saudi king urges world to take ‘decisive stance’ against Iran

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud urged the world on Thursday to take “a decisive stance” to address efforts by Iran to develop nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, in his annual address to the top government advisory body. “The kingdom stresses the dangers of Iran’s regional project, its interference in other countries, its […]

Biden’s election stirs apprehension and hope in the Middle East

Of all US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy moves, it may be those in the Middle East that prove the most lasting. Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal; angered the Palestinians by moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, cutting off US aid and closing their diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C.; and later […]

Food, medical supplies blocked as fighting rages in Ethiopia’s Tigray, UN warns

Aid agencies are unable to restock food, health and other emergency supplies in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, where federal troops are fighting with local forces, the United Nations warned on Thursday. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed embarked on a military campaign against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) last week, after accusing the regional rulers of […]

BREAKING: US President-Elect Joe Biden Appoints Ron Klain As New Chief Of Staff

Former Vice President and the United States President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Ronald ‘Ron’ Klain as his new Chief of Staff. In a statement, Mr. Biden called Mr. Klain an “invaluable” adviser, noting, in particular, the work they did together during the economic crisis in 2009 and the Ebola outbreak in 2014. “His deep, varied […]

Northern Elders Reveals ‘Plot’ To Weaken North Before 2023

Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has claimed that some politicians interested in contesting the 2023 presidential election are plotting to weaken the North following the #EndSARS protest. The NEF made the allegation in a statement on Wednesday night by its Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed. The group stated that there was a plot to […]