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Jonathan launches new e-passport, asks Nigerians to promote country’s image

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged immigration officials to improve on their services to visitors and travelers at the airports, as they represent the first image of the country. He also urged all Nigerians to speak well of the country. Speaking at the launch of the new 64-page e-passport at the council chambers of the Presidential … Continue reading

FG Launches 10,000 Affordable Housing Mortgage Scheme

The Federal Government has launched the 10,000 Affordable Housing Mortgage Scheme as part of its efforts for bridging the housing deficit in the country. It is expected to alleviate the constraints to a rapid housing development in the country. The Minister of Finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who launched the programme on Thursday in Abuja, said … Continue reading

How FG saved ex-Head of State from assassination – Col Umar (rtd)

Former Governor of Kaduna State, Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (retd) has revealed how the Federal Government saved former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari from being killed in a bomb explosion involving the chieftain of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) last week in Kaduna.In a statement issued yesterday, Colonel Umar said the bomber would … Continue reading

“PRESIDENT JONATHAN DID NOT DENY OUR REQUEST,” DIASPORA NIGERIANS IN AMERICA

NEW YORK, NY, July 30, 2014 – The Diaspora Nigerians in America has categorically denied, as a major fabrication, an article in one of Nigeria’s online news outlets that President Jonathan denied the group’s request to appear at the solidarity rally that was scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, in front of the Nigerian Embassy in … Continue reading

Keshi offered N7m-a- month contract

The Nigeria Football Federation has offered Stephen Keshi an improved contract of seven million naira a month (over $44,000) a top official told africanFootball.com. In his first contract, which expired after the World Cup, the former Super Eagles captain earned five million naira monthly and has now demanded twice that amount. Keshi, who was not … Continue reading

Varsities, others get N84.4m impact grants —FG

THE Federal Government has disclosed that it has supported 42 tertiary institutions across the country with the sum of N84.4 billion for development of their critical infrastructure in the last three years. Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, who made this known, said the amount represented the high impact grants to tertiary institutions by … Continue reading

Private sector invests $5b in fertilizer production – Adesina

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, said, since the inception of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda, the private sector has invested over $5billion in fertilizer production which would in turn produce over 5.9 metric tonnes of fertilizer every year, starting from 2015. Adesina stated this in Abuja when he received the Italian Ambassador … Continue reading

Nigerian youths tasked on skill acquisition

Nigerian youths have been advised to strive to acquire skills that will sustain them since white colar jobs may not be easy to come by. Sylvester Okonkwo, lawyer, business man and politician gave the advice in a leadership summit/ interactive session organised by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Anambra State chapter, in conjunction … Continue reading

Glasgow 2014: Blessing Okagbare storms to women’s 100m gold

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare stormed to the women’s 100m gold in a Commonwealth Games record of 10.85 seconds. Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown took silver and compatriot Kerron Stewart bronze. England’s Asha Philip ran a personal best of 11.18 to finish fourth, with team-mate Bianca Williams sixth in 11.31. “I’m so proud of myself, so happy to run … Continue reading

FG generates N4.03tn in six months

A total of N4.03tn was collected as federal revenue within the first six months of the year, figures obtained from the Ministry of Finance on Friday had revealed. The amount was generated from two major revenue sources. They are mineral revenue made up of crude oil sales, oil and gas royalties, rent, gas flared penalty, … Continue reading

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