Nigeria Receives 699,760 Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine from UK Govt
699,760 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, donated by the UK government has been received by the Federal Government. According to the Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson, the donation is part of the 80 million doses the country had pledged to support the COVID-19 fight. “The UK... Read more
Lagos Kicks off  Administration of COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose
The second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will start tomorrow and will be administered on working days, Monday to Friday, across the approved 88 health facilities till the 9th of July 2021, according to the Lagos State Government. The Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, in an update on... Read more
Dangote Links High Price of Cement to Market Forces
  Dangote Cement Plc has attributed the high price of cement in Nigeria to the market forces of demand and supply. The Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Rabiu Umar, who stated this while addressing the media yesterday explained that the crux of the matter is that demand... Read more
Catholic Bishops Tell FG to Implement   Restructuring , Devolution of Power
  By Shola Fadeyi The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has asked the Federal  Government  to call  a meeting of all stakeholders that will  have a sincere discussion on the way forward and  seek how to implement the much talked about restructuring and devolution of power down to... Read more
Doubts  over 2023 Presidential Election as INEC Complains of Attacks on Facilities
INEC Chairman, Yakubu     There are fears that the 2023 Presidential elections in Nigeria may not hold as schedule sequel to the ongong state of insecurity across the country. This is even as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the recent attacks on its facilities,... Read more
FG Says It  Needs N1.89 trn to End Malaria In Nigeria
Enahire, Health Minister     The Federal Government has said it will require the sum of N1.89 trillion to stamp out malaria in Nigeria while it needs about N352 billion to prosecute the 2021 programme implementation on Malaria. Consequently,it has appealed to corporate organisations, private sector, as well as... Read more
Extortion: FG Set to Make Wearing  of  Cameras  Mandatory for Immigration Officers
Rauf Aregbesola, Interior Minister   The Federal Government has said it would soon make it compulsory for immigration officers to wear cameras on their body as part of moves to curb widesprad complaints of sharp practices among the officers on their jobs. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola stated... Read more
NNPC Says No Hike In Petrol Price In May
      The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) has said  that there would be no increase in the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol in May this year. Ex-depot price is the cost of petrol at depots, from where filling stations purchase the commodity before dispensing... Read more
COVID -19 : France Trade with Nigeria Down to $2.3 bn
The negative impact of COVID-19 made France volume of trade with Nigeria in the year 2020 to fall to $2.3 billion, from $4.5 billion in 2019. The French Minister in charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, Frank Riester made the observation at a meeting he held with Nigeria Governors’... Read more
FG  Warns Nigerians again  over Linkage of SIM to NIN
The Federal Government has again warned of dire consequences for Nigerians who fail to link their Subscriber Identity Module popularly known as SIM to their National Indentification Number(NIN) before the new deadline of May 6, 2021 stipulated for doing so . The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa... Read more