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FG earmarked N500bn for Social Investment Programme—Osinbajo

Federal Government has earmarked N500 billion for poverty alleviation through Social Investment Programme across the 36 states of the federation. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo dropped the hint at the Emir of Dutse’s palace, adding that the programme include the N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT, Home Grown School Feeding among others, meant to assist petty traders, university graduates, NCE holders and ...

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NCDC moves to curtail Yellow Fever outbreak in Nigeria!

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has introduced preventive and precautionary measures to curtail the sudden yellow fever outbreak in the country. Following the report of an outbreak of fever of unknown origin in four Local Government Areas in Edo state, the state public health team commenced investigation. On the 21st of November 2018, nine cases tested positive for yellow fever. ...

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The World Largest Church Auditorium Commissioned in Abuja!

Dunamis Gospel Center has officially commissioned the world largest church auditorium with 100,000 seat capacity in Abuja, Nigeria. The church auditorium which was declared opened on Saturday, 24th November by the Bishop Oyedepo, President, Living Faith Church  Worldwide, alongside Pastor Adeboye, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Pastor Paul Enenche, Founder, Dunamis Gospel Centre and other anointed men of God across the globe ...

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“Funding Gap Will Not Derail Preparations for 2019 Elections” – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has once again reaassured Nigerians that nothing will derail the plans for 2019 elections. With just 81 days to the 2019 elections, the INEC has said it is working and consulting with relevant government agencies to make sure that funds do not hamper its preparations for the 2019 general election. The commission has also promised ...

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Election spending may threaten food supplies, price stability!

The nation’s price stability remains heavily exposed to domestic shocks that may arise post-harvest season, coupled with festive and election spending, which would hit top gear sooner. This is coming despite the sudden marginal drop in inflation in October, which beat expectations, settling at 11.26 per cent from 11.28 per cent in September. While analysts believe that the threat of ...

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SERAP Urges Buhari to probe Military Budget, Spendings!

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently set up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the execution of defence and military budgets between 1999 and 2018 to promote transparency and accountability.  SERAP said the investigation will provide information for Nigerians in order to monitor the funds meant for military operations and also end the ...

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‘$1.3bn investments in Nigeria under threat’ – US Diplomat

The Government of the United States of America (USA) has declared loss of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) government, expressing disappointment on the performance of the ruling party government. It was gathered that the United States (U.S.) High Commission Consul-General, Bray, expressing the disappointment of the home government, declared that $1.3 billion American businesses ...

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Group raises concern over PDP, APC Policy Documents

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) having followed with keen interest the political development in the country, has raised concerns over the policy documents of the major political parties with the presidential candidates. With the 2019 general elections fast approaching, and political parties and their candidates releasing their blueprints, ActionAid Nigeria deems it fit to review and comment on the manifestos, particularly as it ...

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South-East has right to develop along other regions — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is the right of the South-East to develop along with other parts of the country. Osinbajo made this known during the opening of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship campaign office on Friday in Enugu. He noted that the posture in some quarters that President Muhammadu Buhari had a disdain for the South-East was ...

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U.S. House panel to probe Trump’s Saudi ties: Washington Post

Democrats on the U.S. House intelligence panel will investigate U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as part of a “deep dive” next year into U.S.-Saudi Arabia ties, the committee’s incoming head said in a report published on Friday. The committee will investigate the U.S. intelligence assessment of Khashoggi’s death as well as the war ...

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