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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would no longer be awarded as planned on Monday, December 9, 2019. The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), in a statement made available to the public by its Executive Director and Chief Executive Office, Motunrayo Alaska, announced the postponement of an Integrity Award presentation to the Vice President. Although, […]

Operatives of the Department of State Services on Friday morning disrupted the ongoing trial of activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, attempting to rearrest the two men, who were only released from its detention on Thursday evening. The DSS operatives also chased away the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu while also brutalising a journalist with […]

The main entrance into the National Assembly was, this morning overtaken by some Nigerians who were protesting the anti-social media and anti-hate speech bills. Despite explanations by lawmakers who sponsor the bills, Nigerians have continued to express concerns that both legislations, if passed into law, may stifle the media and also become a tool to […]

In order to curb the incidence of road accidents involving fuel tankers, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has decided to stop the loading and distribution of over 33,000 litres of petroleum products by road tankers. According to Wole Akinyosoye, the Lagos Zonal Operations Controller, DPR, the regulator would make sure that the maximum limit […]

The minister of communications, Isa Pantami, has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to work with the telecommunications service providers to reduce the price of data. According to Yusuf Abubakar, an aide of the minister, Pantami gave the directive to the regulator when he received a report on the implementation of the ministry’s short-term performance […]

Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for citizens to ensure and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases such as Monkey pox which was recently reported in the State. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who stated this earlier […]

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has opened talks with the African Export and Import Bank (Afrexim Bank) on funding of the repair of Nigeria’s refineries in Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt. A statement yesterday by the corporation said the bank’s possible funding of other key downstream and midstream infrastructure projects of the NNPC was […]

The Federal Executive Council on Monday agreed with the increase in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework by the National Assembly from N10.02tn to N10. 72tn. FEC also commended the National Assembly for raising the crude oil benchmark from $55 per barrel to $57 per barrel. The decisions were taken during the extraordinary meeting presided over […]

The extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council earlier scheduled for Saturday would take place today Monday, October 7, 2019, by 12 noon. The Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, had said the FEC meeting “is to put finishing touches to the year 2020 budget, which would still be presented to […]

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