KWASU elevates 3 to professorial cadre

Kwara State University, KWASU Malete has approved promotion of three of her academic staff to the professional cadre. This is contained in a statement issued and made available to maxilens by the institution’s acting Director of University Relations. See the statement below: KWASU PROMOTES 3 TO PROFESSORIAL STATUS Three staff of Kwara State University, Malete,…

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IEDPU urges Kwara CP to beef up security

The National President of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union, (IEDPU), Alhaji Aliyu Otta Uthman, fsi, has urged the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, Mr Victor Olaiya, to work with other security agencies towards beefing up the security of life and property across the State.   Alhaji Uthman made this appeal today during a courtesy…

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Troops Rescue 30 Kidnapped Victims In Sokoto

Troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) under the command of the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army, Sokoto, Major General Godwin Mutkut have continued to intensify onslaught and conducts series of clearance operation to terrorists/bandits enclaves in its Areas of Operations in the North West. In a recent…

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Kwara Assembly Calls For Establishment Of Fire Service Stations In Jebba And Other Rural Settings

Kwara State House of Assembly has advocated establishment of a Fire Service Station at Jebba, Moro Local Government Area and  other rural settings to respond to unforeseen fire outbreak. This was considered by the House, following a Matter of General Public Importance, raised by lawmaker representing Lanwa-Ejidongari Constituency, Mrs Madinah Abdulrahman during today’s sitting. Mrs…

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Kwara Assembly Receives Name Of Commissioner Nominee, Appointee

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has forwarded the name of Musa Nafeesah Buge from Baruten Local Government as a Commissioner Nominee to the State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation. According to a message from the Governor, addressed to Speaker Engineer Yakubu Danlad-Salihu and read before other members of the assembly, Governor Abdulrazaq pointed…

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APC, NNPP Debunk Rumour Of Protest In Kano

The Deputy Chairman of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and the Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Wada Ibrahim Dohu and Ibrahim Zakari Sarina have debunked plans by their separate parties to commence violent protest in the wake of Court of Appeal judgment that sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf. The…

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Tinubu Mourns Former Chief Of Army Staff

President Bola Tinubu has expressed condolences to the family of Major-General Chris Alli (rtd), the former Chief of Army Staff, who passed away on Sunday. This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu describing the demise of Major-General Alli as a “painful loss” to…

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Appeal Court Sacks Kano Gov.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State. Recalled a three-man panel of judges led by Justice Oluyemi Akintan Osadebay had sacked Yusuf on September 20, 2023, declaring 165,663 of his votes invalid as they were not signed or stamped by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)….

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Fuji Maestro, Saidi Osupa Graduates With Second Class Upper

Fuji Maestro, King Saheed Osupa, has graduated with a second-class upper degree from the Political Science department at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. The legendary singer took to his official Instagram page to celebrate his latest achievement on Wednesday. Posting pictures from his convocation ceremony, he captioned, “Today, I attended the Convocation Ceremony of…

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Ganduje Congratulates Uzodinma, Ododo Over Guber Victory

The National chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has  extended congratulatory message to Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state over his re-election in the Saturday’s governorship poll in the state. Ganduje also expressed happiness with the overwhelming support exhibited by the electorates in Kogi state in electing Alhaji Ahmed…

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Abdulrazaq Salutes Emir Of Ilorin On 28th Anniversary

Kwara State Governor/Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari (CFR) on the 28th anniversary of his turbaning as the Emir. The Governor joins the people of Kwara State, especially of the Ilorin Emirate, to celebrate the royal father whose ascendancy to the throne marked…

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Kwara Gov. Names Fresh Appointees

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has appointed Dr. Adetola Ariyike Salau as Special Adviser on Education, with a focus on policy development in the critical sector. Dr. Salau, an indigene of Ifelodun, is a renowned education policy expert with specialisation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) — an area in which she has published…

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Senate Orders Customs CG To Investigate Extortion By Officers

The Senate has ordered the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, to investigate alleged extortion of Nigerians engaged in legitimate business in border communities by officers of the service. The Red Chamber also recommended the redeployment of Comptrollers of Kaduna/Katsina and Idiroko Area Commands. The Senate’s resolutions followed deliberations on the report of its…

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Finally Emefiele Granted Bail

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court has granted former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, conditional bail. The judge ordered that Emefiele be released to his lawyers, who were charged with the responsibility of producing him in court for his arraignment next week or at any other…

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BAYELSA, KOGI AND IMO GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS: CORPS MARSHAL ORDERS OPERATIVES TO COLLABORATE WITH OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES

As part of preparations towards ensuring a smooth conduct of the forthcoming Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections scheduled by the electoral umpire to hold on Saturday, 11 November, 2022, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu has ordered operatives of the Corps drafted to cover the elections to ensure effective collaboration…

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We’ll harness economic potential of Gaani festival to drive development in Kwara – Speaker Danladi

The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu says the present administration under the dynamic leadership of His Excellency Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON would harness the economic and tourism potential of the Gaani festival to drive socioeconomic development in the state.   Rt. Hon. Engr. Danladi-Salihu stated this while speaking with…

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IF I WERE THE FIRST LADY

The recent supplementary budget sent to the National Assembly which was passed within the twinkling of an eye has generated a lot of noise. The noise is not out of place. The breakdown of the budget shows it lacks human face. As if it was deliberately drawn up to spite the masses and smite their…

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NILDS Sensitizes Young Nigerians On Legislative Practices

National Institute For Legislative and Democratic Studies,  NILDS has stated its  resolve to train young Nigerians on the practice of legislation and democratic studies. DG  of  the institute, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman represented by Director,  Department of Economic in the institute Prof. Peter Shiya said the objective of the organizing the Quiz Competition was to provide…

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Former KASCO MD, 2 Others Arraigned Over N4Billion Fraud

The Kano State government has arraigned the former managing director of the state’s Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO), Alhaji Bala Muhammad Inuwa, and two others for alleged N4 billion fraud. The two others are the ex-MD’s son, Bala Muhammad Inuwa, and incorporated Trustees of the Association of Compassionate Friends. The defendants were arraigned on a 10-count…

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Kwara To Establish State University Of Education, Appoints Committee

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has appointed former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin Prof. Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem (OFR) as chairman of the study, planning and implementation committee for the establishment of Kwara State University of Education, according to a statement on Wednesday. The 11-person committee also comprised Deacon Pastor Afolayan J. Babatunde (Secretary);…

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UK NGO Set To Assist Kano-Out Of School-Children

Caprecon Development Foundation, a UK-based Non-governmental Organization, NGO, has promised to support out-of-school children back to school in Kano state. Statistics have shown that there are over 1 million out-of-school children, a staggering figure that had become a source of concern to government and stakeholders. Speaking to journalists shortly after a visit to Internally Displaced…

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Is Wike Truly Satanic?

Wonder shall never end. This new regime which started on the 29th of May 2023 is like a big functional and ever busy cinema in which movie producers compete to have their movies shown. It is interesting that those of us who are not fans of entertainment produced in the Nigerian film and movie industry—due…

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See List Of Courses Approved By NUC For Nigeria’s First Transportation University

The National University Commission (NUC) has approved the Take-off of 14 programs at the Transportation University, Daura Katsina state. This is contained in a letter communicated to the university’s authorities dated October 18, 2023, with reference number NUC/AP/T’6ONOL.II 02, paving the way for the university’s immediate launch. Senator Saidu A. Alkali, the minister of transportation…

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Yahya Bello Escapes Assassination

The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has reportedly escaped assassination attempt on his way to Abuja on Sunday. The state Commissioner of information and communication Kingsley Fanwo disclosed this in a statement made available to journalist. The statement reads: “The Kogi State Government wishes to inform the general public that there was an assasination…

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Varsity Lecturers To Receive 4-Month Salary Arrears As Tinubu Orders Review Of No Work No Pay Policy

President Bola Tinubu has approved the partial waiver of the “No Work, No Pay” Order that was issued to striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) following the commencement of their eight-month industrial action which began on February 14, 2022 and was terminated on October 17, 2022. The special Adviser to the…

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Kano Set To Sponsor Over 1000 For PG Studies Abroad

The Executive governor of Kano State Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf has resumed foreign scholarship programme with one thousand and one (1,001) beneficiaries who will study masters degrees in various universities around the world in fulfilments of his campaign promises. The first batch of the beneficiaries numbering 150 out of the 1,001 has departed Nigeria to various…

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS OR PLAYGROUNDS?

Recently, I have been trying to figure out the difference between what people call public schools and playgrounds. The focus here is not on our higher institutions which are becoming citadel of academic stagnation; though I will tangentially talk about them. My concern is our so-called public primary and secondary schools. Children in Nigeria, especially…

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ICPC Gets New Chairman

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, the Attorney General of Jigawa state as Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Communication (ICPC). The president also approved the appointment of Mr. Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu as secretary to the Commission. This was contained in a…

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Tinubu Appoints New NAHCON Chairman

President Bola Tinubu has  appointed  Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi to as the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for a term of four (4) years in the first instance. The President has directed the outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan,…

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Kaduna: Gov. Sani Names New SSG

  The Governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency Senator Uba Sani has approved the appointment of Dr. Abdulkadir Muazu Mayere as the Secretary to the Kaduna State Government. He replaces Mallam Balarabe Abbas Lawal who has been sworn in by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Minister of Environment. Dr. Mayere’s appointment takes immediate effect….

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FG To Unveil Agro-Industrial Processing Zone

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported that the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Sen. Abubakar Kyari, has said a Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone Programme (SAPZ) organised by the ministry in collaboration with IFAD and IsDB in Kano will be rolled out. Kyari who represented by the Director Projects Coordinating Unit of the…

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Kwara: IDPs Receive Food Items From FG

No fewer than 100 households have benefitted from the Federal government food items for internally displaced persons in Kwara State. The food items include Rice, Garri, Semo, spaghetti, vegetable oil and salt. At the flag off ceremony held at the Federal Secretariat Ilorin, the Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons…

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You’re A Serial Forger-In- Chief, Atiku Replies Tinubu

The camp of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has described President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the ‘forger-in-chief.’ In a statement on Sunday, Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, claimed that the world has come to the inevitable conclusion that Tinubu is a confirmed forger-in-chief on “account…

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Former Minister Reported Dead

Senator Dr. Bello Maitama Yusuf, former minister for internal affairs and commerce, has been reported to have passed away. A family source said the deceased died after protracted illness at a private hospital in Kano this morning. Senator Yusuf represented the Jigawa South West constituency as a Senator first elected in April 1999 and reelected…

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EFCC Gets New Chairman, Secretary

President Bola Ahmad Tinubu has approved the appointment Mr Ola Olukoyede as Chairman of the Economic and Financial crimes commission . This was contained in a statement released by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Ajuri Ngalele. The statement reads as follows “By the powers vested in President Bola Tinubu as established in…

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Tinubu Makes Fresh Appointment

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment Aminu Maida as the Executive Vice Chairman EVC/Cheif Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC). This was contained in a statement signed by special adviser to the president on media and public Chief Ajuri Ngelale. According to the statement, the appointment includes new and returning Chief Executives…

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Government Is Not Subsidizing Oil–NNPC

Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari, on Monday, said the administration of President Bola Tinubu has not reinstated fuel subsidy. This is despite the confirmation of oil marketers that the federal government has restored subsidy for premium motor spirit (PMS), also known as petrol. Tinubu had…

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Expect Floods In Nine States–NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has alerted Nigerians to expect floods in nine states as Cameroon began the release of water from its Lagdo Dam. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected states are: Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi, Anambra, Edo, Delta and Bayelsa. Director General of  NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed disclosed…

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“LET US BE GAY”—IS THE QUEEN PRIMER TRULY HOMOSEXUALIZING OUR KIDS?

Having in mind the fact this book was first published in the 1800s in London (about two hundred years ago) by Nelson and Sons, it is rational to conclude that the use of “gay” in the above line is innocuous—harmless, inoffensive, innocent, and safe—considering the age it was published. “Gay” in its dated meaning means “happy.” In that age when the line was first written it means “Is this the way? Yes, let us be happy.”

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Kwara Assembly Receives Revised Budget Estimate

The Kwara State House of Assembly has received a message on the Twenty Twenty-three revised supplementary budget estimate from Governor AbdulRahmam AbdulRazaq for consideration and approval. Reading the Governor’s message during plenary, the Speaker Engineer Yakubu Danlad-Salihu gave a breakdown of the supplementary estimate as Two Hundred and Thirty-nine point Eight billion naira, as against…

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Group Asks Court To Dismiss Tinubu Over Identity Theft

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged the Supreme Court of Nigeria to disqualify President Bola Tinubu from office or compel him to resign over his alleged identity theft and certificate forgery. HURIWA made this call in a press statement following the revelation that the academic record from South-West College, which Tinubu…

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The Kwara State Government has urged the Kwara Aritisian Congress in the State to make a comprehensive list of its members to aid decision-making.   The State Commissioner for Water Resources, Honourable Usman Yunusa Lade, stated this during a meeting with the representatives of the association at the ministry’s conference room today.   Hon. Lade…

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Former UNN VC, Emeritus Prof. Sheu Is Dead

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in Enugu State, Umaru Shehu, is dead. He was a distinguished Nigerian Professor of Medicine who has held significant positions in several universities, including the UNN, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, and the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID). He was the…

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Diezani: At Last EFCC Secures Arrest Warrant, To Be Brought Back To Nigeria To Face Trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  says it has  secured an arrest warrant for former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke. The anti-graft agency has also initiated extradition proceedings to bring the former minister back to Nigeria. Dele Oyewale, EFCC’s Acting spokesman, confirmed the development to PM News. Following alleged bribery allegations, Alison-Madueke was…

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Tribunal: PDP Petitions CJN Over Alleged Partiality

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Justice Kayode Ariwola, over the judgments delivered by the Justice Mohammed Tukur-led National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Jos. The party accused the three justices of the panel of deliberate perversion of justice and conspiracy…

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Kogi Speaker Inaugurates House Standing Committee on Information and Publicity

The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Aliyu Umar Yusuf has inaugurated the Standing Committee on Information and Publicity.   This is contained in a statement issued and made available to newsmen by the Speaker’s Chief Press Secretary, Yabagi Mohammed. According to the statement, the Speaker while inaugurating the committee promised the…

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INEC Announces Dates For Edo, Ondo Guber Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially announced the  dates for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states next year. This was made known in a statement by Mr Sam Olumekun mni, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education and Committee. According to him, the Edo governorship election is…

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Eidul-Maulid: Federal Government Declares Wednesday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 27th September, 2023 as Public Holiday in commemoration of Eid-ul-Maulid celebration, the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo who made the declaration in Abuja through a press statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin…

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Tribunal Affirms Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s Victory

The Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has reaffirmed the victory of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, affirming his position as the duly elected governor of Lagos State. The tribunal has dismissed the petitions lodged by Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor of the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the LP (Labour Party).  …

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Kwara: NSCDC Arrest Man For Charming, Raping Lady

TASHIU AMINU LULU ARRESTED FOR CRIMINAL CHARM, ASSAULT, FORCE AND GROSS INDECENCY The personnel of NSCDC Kwara state command, Kaima Division arrested one Tashiu Aminu Lulu (24) for Criminal charm, Assault, force and gross indecency on the 20th sept, 2023 at about 16:25 hrs in Woro Community, Kauma Local Government, kwara state. The suspect was…

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APC Conference of Speakers Forum elects new leadership, affirms support for Tinubu-led administration

The All Progressives Congress, APC Conference of Speakers’ Forum has elected new leadership at its general meeting where matters affecting legislative autonomy and other critical and developmental issues were discussed. In a communiqué issued and signed by Speakers of the APC states Assemblies at the end of the general meeting held in Abuja, the conference…

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Tinubu Appoints New CBN Governor, Deputies

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The announcement was made by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement released on Friday. According to the statement, Dr. Cardoso will initially serve a five-year…

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See Who Tinubu Appoints As FIRS Boss

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Zacch Adelabu Adelabu, as acting chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). He was special adviser to President Bola Tinubu on revenue before his appointment. Adedeji, who, at 33, was former governor Abiola’s finance commissioner will fill the vacuum created by the retirement leave of…

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FAAN To Close Yakubu Gowon Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Wednesday announced that it will close the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, Plateau State. FAAN made the announcement in a statement on its Twitter page on Wednesday. It said the airport will be closed from 23rd September to 29th September 2023 for airport runway maintenance. It however regrets all…

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UAE Lifts Visa Ban On Nigeria

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Monday in Abu Dhabi, have finalized a historic agreement, which translates  to the im mediate cessation of the visa ban placed on Nigerian travelers. This was contained in a statement signed by special adviser to the president Tinubu on…

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Chicken Scarcity Hits Kano State

Tarauni, a popular and biggest chicken market in Kano state has been engulfed with scarcity of chicken. A visit to the market by BizPoint correspondent revealed that all most all the chicken selling outlets were out of stock. Observation by our reporter had also shown that majority of the tables used for displaying and cutting…

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