Scorecard: As Nigerians lament potable water scarcity, experts rate Suleiman Adamu low after another year in office as minister

One year after he was re-appointed as the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has been rated below average by key players in the water sector. Mr Adamu, who has been the minister of water resources since 2015, after the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria has ...

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Nigeria awaiting other countries’ endorsement of development bank project for West, Central Africa

The Nigerian government says it is waiting for the acceptance of two-third of Member States to proceed with the Regional Maritime Development Bank project. For the creation of the bank, the Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa(MOWCA) had earlier reached some decisions that it expects all its Member States ...

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INEC to arraign two university lecturers for election fraud

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom said it is set to arraign two university lecturers in the state for election fraud. The commission told journalists on Tuesday in Uyo that the lecturers, who were collation and returning officers during the 2019 general elections, allegedly “falsified election results ...

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Edo 2020: How we’re raising funds for our campaigns – APC, PDP, others

Candidates in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State have lamented that shortage of funds has limited their outreach to the voters. The electoral body, INEC, approved the campaigns by the 14 political parties fielding candidates in the election to start on June 21 and run until 24 hours to the ...

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How Salami panel walked us out from sitting – Magu’s lawyer

A lawyer, Zainab Abiola, has given details of an episode on Monday when she appeared as a member of the defence team of the suspended EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, before the Ayo Salami-led investigative panel. There were reports that Mrs Abiola, a widow of the late Moshood Abiola, was walked ...

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COVID-19: Some international passengers presenting fake results – PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says international travellers from some countries have been presenting fake PCR results on their COVID-19 status to enter Nigeria. The PTF National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, said this on Tuesday at an interactive session with the Joint Senate Committees on Health and Aviation. The ...

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Bill Gates’ father dies at 94

The father of Bill Gates, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder, is dead. William Henry Gates II died on Monday aged 94. The cause of his death was Alzheimer’s disease, his family said on Tuesday, the New York Times reported. Gates senior was an Army veteran and a founding partner in ...

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Unearthing the Cogent Lessons In the NESG-CBN Economic Policy Imbroglio

The open disagreement between the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) about both the policy thrust and trajectory of the Nigerian economy has laid bare the conundrum in Nigeria’s economic policy management since the Buhari administration came to power in 2015. The goal of ...

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 daily figure falls below 100

On Tuesday, the number of daily COVID-19 infections in Nigeria fell below 100, marking a sharp decrease from the 132 cases reported on Monday. The latest figure, 90, one of the lowest in at least six months were recorded in just eight states, bringing the total number of infections in ...

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My pastor trafficked me to Russia for prostitution – Victim

When Florence Abu, a hairstylist, left the shores of Nigeria in 2012 for Russia, she thought she was moving to the proverbial greener pastures. She thought the trip would be the key to unlocking a better life for her and her family. But things did not turn out as she ...

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