Sanwo-Olu Reshuffles Cabinet, Welcomes New Members

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a cabinet reshuffle, with the appointment of three new members. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,  Gboyega Akosile said eight cabinet portfolios affected by the redeployment include ministries of Local Government, Ministry of Special Duties, Wealth Creation and Employment, Tourism, Arts and Culture, Home Affairs as well as …

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Iran president working to prevent war amidst high tension

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said that dialogue with the world was possible despite high tensions with the United States, stating that Tehran was working daily to prevent war.President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech that the government is working daily to prevent military confrontation or war adding that it is a daily concern for him.The latest surge in …

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President Buhari finally reveals why he joined politics after his release from prison

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he joined partisan politics after he was released from prison over thirty years ago. The Nation reports that the president made the revelation when he received the youths leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who came from across the country to pay him a visit in Abuja, Buhari. It was gathered that Buhari …

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Buhari signs Finance Bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Finance Bill 2019 into law. The President made this known via his  Twitter handle, @MBuhari today. He stated the Finance Bill would support the implementation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill The Nigeria’s Finance Bill, which was submitted to the Joint Session of the National Assembly, along with the 2020 Appropriation Bill, in 2019 proposed …

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Hong Kong leader to withdraw extradition bill

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader is planning to permanently shelve a loathed extradition bill on Wednesday, local media reported, a potentially major concession to pro-democracy protesters after three months of crippling demonstrations. Carrie Lam, the city’s unelected chief executive, is expected the make the announcement Wednesday afternoon, the South China Morning Post and the HK01 news website reported, citing sources. …

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FEC meeting postponed

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not hold today, it was learnt last night. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the postponement is due to the fact that all the memoranda earlier submitted to the Council for consideration had been returned to the various ministries. “This …

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Group protest $9.6bn judgement at UK embassy

A Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Monday protested at the United Kingdom High Commission in Abuja over the court judgment granted to Process and Industrial Development Ltd to take over $9.6bn worth of Nigeria’s asset. The protesters vow to continue their action for the next one week until the judgement is reversed. They carried various placards with inscription such …

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P&ID rejected $250m settlement

President Muhammadu Buhari and  Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo separately  approved negotiation with Messrs Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) after the Arbitration Tribunal awarded $6.597billion to the company. The Vice President gave the approval on April 18, 2017, following the recommendations of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami (SAN), which included a negotiation with P&ID. …

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