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World Bank: Nigeria, others to save $12.17bn in debt relief

$107.5m for Nigeria    FG yet to seek participation in debt relief programme   N igeria and 72 other low-income countries of the world could save about $12.17 billion owed sovereign and other creditors this year through their participation in the World Bank and G20’s COVID-19 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), according to fresh estimates […]

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PDP leaders, aspirants fight over Obaseki

C risis looms in the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over failure of the party’s leadership to convince other governorship aspirants to step down for Governor Godwin Obaseki ahead of the gubernatorial primaries slated for June 25.     Indication to this emerged yesterday as New Telegraph gathered that a meeting […]

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Ondo poll: Governor, deputy in face-off

T he much rumoured feud between the Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and his deputy, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, came to a head yesterday.     In what was a confirmation of the feud, Ajayi finally abandoned his boss and defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The deputy governor was elected […]

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IPPIS: FG asks Varsity bursars to compile list of problems

…as JAC issues 14-day strike notice   T he Federal Government has asked Bursars of Nigerian Universities to compile all problems associated with the payment of salaries through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform.     Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who made this known over the weekend in […]

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Defection: You’re fighting a lost battle, PDP tells police, APC

T he Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Nigeria Police that they cannot stop the planned mass defection of APC members in Ondo State, which will be led by the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, to the opposition party.     PDP in a statement by its National Publicity […]

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Buhari, Lawan meet over insecurity, APC crisis

  P resident of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday charged President Muhammadu Buhari to frontally address the security situation in the country, especially in the north.     Briefing newsmen after the closed door meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Lawan, who warned the service chiefs to either perform of get sacked, also disclosed […]

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Resident doctors suspend nationwide strike

  T he National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide indefinite strike with immediate effect from today.     According to NARD leadership, the decision to resume work followed an appeal from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, […]

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Airlines need N4.8bn to bring planes out of storage

N igerian airlines would need about N4.8 billion to get their airplanes out of storage as they prepare to resume operations whenever they comply with guidelines to ensure lifting of flight restriction.     It is over three months that airplanes and airports have been completely deserted. Nigerian airlines are working to bring them back […]

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Buhari, Lawan meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Ahmad Lawan have held a closed-door meeting. The meeting took place inside the Aso Rock Villa on Sunday.   Though discussions in the meeting are yet to be made public as of the time of filing this report, the Senate had recently lamented the state of insecurity in Nigeria. […]

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases surpass 20,000 with 436 new positive results

  The number of positive coronavirus cases in Nigeria has now hit 20,244 with the confirmation of 435 new cases on Sunday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Lagos still leads the way with another 169 confirmed cases, while Oyo State is second with 52. Plateau, Imo and Kaduna states are third, […]