President Tinubu Confers with Christian Leaders in Abuja, Days After Meeting Muslim Leaders

President Tinubu Confers with Christian Leaders in Abuja, Days After Meeting Muslim Leaders

On Monday, President Bola Tinubu hosted the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) leadership at the State House in Abuja. The meeting, held in the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, included discussions with CAN President Daniel Okoh. Details of the meeting remain unknown at the time of this report. This follows President Tinubu’s recent meeting…

FG Files 14 New Charges Against Ex-CBN Governor Emefiele

FG Files 14 New Charges Against Ex-CBN Governor Emefiele

On Thursday, January 18, 2024, the Federal Government of Nigeria amended the charges against former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele from six to twenty during a court appearance before Justice Hamza Muazu of the FCT High Court. The new charges now include criminal breach of trust, forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, procurement…

Kogi Pensioners Demand Pension Payment Before Bank Verification

Kogi Pensioners Demand Pension Payment Before Bank Verification

Kogi State pensioners cry foul over the government’s abrupt screening directive. The Kogi State government recently blindsided pensioners by directing them to present themselves for screening from January 19-25, leaving many of the elderly former civil servants concerned and outraged. “We want the world to know that in most local government areas there are no…

Presidency dismisses rumors of Tinubu planning cabinet reshuffle

Presidency dismisses rumors of Tinubu planning cabinet reshuffle

The Presidency has denied reports that President Bola Tinubu plans to reshuffle his cabinet. President Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, stated this during an interview on TVC’s Politics on Sunday program. Rumors of a potential cabinet reshuffle have circulated after the corruption scandal in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty…

Oyo NDLEA reported over 400 alleged drug offenders arrested in 2023

Oyo NDLEA reported over 400 alleged drug offenders arrested in 2023

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Oyo State announced on Wednesday that over 400 alleged drug offenders were apprehended in 2023. Authorities confiscated roughly 8 tons of banned substances valued at over 135 million naira and convicted 54 people on drug charges ranging from 6 months to 10 years in prison. The state commander,…

Kogi Security Forces Swiftly Rescue 21 Victims Abducted on Ajaokuta-Itobe Road

Kogi Security Forces Swiftly Rescue 21 Victims Abducted on Ajaokuta-Itobe Road

Security forces successfully rescued 21 individuals who were reported missing along the Ajaokuta-Itobe Road in Kogi State. The rescue operation, carried out by a team of law enforcement personnel, involved members of the Nigerian Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and local vigilantes. The victims, which included travellers, students, and Comprehensive High School…

Two Lives Lost, Survivor Hospitalized as Fatal Fire Engulfs Petrol Tanker Near Ebonyi Airport

Two Lives Lost, Survivor Hospitalized as Fatal Fire Engulfs Petrol Tanker Near Ebonyi Airport

The Ebonyi State Government, led by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Petroleum, Nnaemeka Nwafor, has acknowledged a petrol tanker incident on the well-known Abakaliki-Afikpo Expressway. This event led to a fire outbreak that consumed a tanker and various belongings. As per Vanguard, two individuals lost their lives immediately, while another is…

BUA Group Chairman Abdul-Samad Rabiu discloses plan to sell cement at N3,500 per bag, reveals date

BUA Group Chairman Abdul-Samad Rabiu discloses plan to sell cement at N3,500 per bag, reveals date

Alhaji Abdul-Samad Rabiu, Chairman of the BUA Group has revealed when the company will start selling cement at N3,500 per bag. Speaking with State House Correspondents after a visit to President Bola Tinubu on Thursday in Lagos, Rabiu revealed the new price will take effect from January 2024. He said the company would also make…

Gunmen reportedly kill no less than 60 people in Plateau State attacks

Gunmen reportedly kill no less than 60 people in Plateau State attacks

Around 60 people were killed in attacks by gunmen in three communities in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi local government in Plateau state. The leader of Berom Youth Moulders-Association, Solomon Mwantiri, officially acknowledged and strongly condemned the tragic events that occurred in various villages on Christmas Eve. NTV reported 9 casualties in one village, 5 in another,…

Today Dollar to Naira black market and official exchange rate, Sunday December 24, 2023

Today Dollar to Naira black market and official exchange rate, Sunday December 24, 2023

Find the current AbokiFX exchange rate and official rate as of Sunday, December 24, 2023. Black market rate is the price rate at which people use to change currency (Naira to Dollar) in the black market. It is also known as a parallel market, or AbokiFX. However, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not…

FG gives directive to allow Nigerians returning with expired passports

FG gives directive to allow Nigerians returning with expired passports

The Federal Government has instructed that Nigerians returning for the festive season with expired passports should face no hindrance upon entry, according to a letter from the Nigeria Immigration Service. The directive allows entry with expired passports, and airlines are urged to permit boarding for such individuals. The policy, not new, aims to facilitate the…

Nigeria leads African local food consumption market in 2023 with jollof rice prominent

Nigeria leads African local food consumption market in 2023 with jollof rice prominent

Nigeria took center stage in the African market for local food consumption in 2023, with a notable preference for jollof rice. Glovo’s survey indicated a remarkable 25-fold surge in local food orders throughout 2023, showcasing Nigeria as the leader in consumption trends. Mrs. Lamide Akinola, General Manager of Glovo Nigeria, shared these insights in the…

President Tinubu directs immediate payment of backlog stipends to 400,000 NPower beneficiaries

President Tinubu directs immediate payment of backlog stipends to 400,000 NPower beneficiaries

President Bola Tinubu has instructed the immediate settlement of the overdue stipends owed to NPower beneficiaries nationwide. Tinubu’s order comes after the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation completed a meticulous verification process. The president’s instruction, reportedly received on Wednesday night, has sparked joy among more than 400,000 beneficiaries throughout the country. Rasheed…

Watch moment NLC and others held solidarity walk in support of Gov Siminalayi Fubara

Watch moment NLC and others held solidarity walk in support of Gov Siminalayi Fubara

A show of unity took place on Friday, December 22, organized by various groups, including the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), student unions, civil society organizations, members of the Hausa community, and others, expressing support for Gov. Siminalayi of Rivers State. State employees utilized the occasion to express gratitude to the…

Abia govt reveals doctors who relocated abroad are still on payroll

Abia govt reveals doctors who relocated abroad are still on payroll

The Abia state governor, Alex Otti, revealed that the state government’s investigations exposed the presence of certain doctors on its payroll who had departed the state workforce and moved abroad for better opportunities, commonly known as japa. Otti shared this information during the first Abia State Council on Health in Umuahia, emphasizing, “Our ongoing digitalization…

Ondo State Unveils ₦384.5 Billion ‘Economic Resilience’ Budget for 2024

Ondo State Unveils ₦384.5 Billion ‘Economic Resilience’ Budget for 2024

Acting Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, unveiled a N384.533 billion budget for the 2024 fiscal year before the state House of Assembly on Thursday evening. Aiyedatiwa presented the “Budget of Economic Resilience” during a plenary sitting led by Speaker Olamide Oladiji, with N212,014 billion allocated for capital expenditure and N172,518 billion for recurrent expenditure….

“No Kaftan”: Niger State Governor Bans Civil Servants From Wearing Native Attires To Work

“No Kaftan”: Niger State Governor Bans Civil Servants From Wearing Native Attires To Work

Niger State Governor, Umaru Bago, has banned civil servants from wearing traditional outfits like kaftans and Babanriga to offices on weekdays. The announcement was made during an event where the governor introduced new equipment in Wushishi Local Government Area. Governor Bago emphasized the need for a more formal dress code, stating that only English attire…

Access Bank Mourns Loss of Media Relations Head, Abdul Imoyo

Access Bank Mourns Loss of Media Relations Head, Abdul Imoyo

Access Bank is mourning the sudden death of Abdul Imoyo, the Head of Media Relations. Imoyo passed away due to an undisclosed illness, leaving friends and well-wishers to express their grief on social media. Despite the condolences pouring in, Access Bank hasn’t issued an official statement about Imoyo’s death. However, close sources confirmed the sad…

JUSUN Osun Chapter Begins Indefinite Strike

JUSUN Osun Chapter Begins Indefinite Strike

Oluwagbenga Olakunle Eludire, the state chapter chairman of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), declared an indefinite strike on Wednesday. This decision follows a two-day protest earlier in the week by Osun JUSUN, raising concerns about alleged maladministration by the embattled Osun Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo. Members of JUSUN pointed to accusations…

Watch the moment Tinubu seeks divine guidance for Nigeria during Umrah in Saudi Arabia

Watch the moment Tinubu seeks divine guidance for Nigeria during Umrah in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, Nov. 12, performed the Lesser Hajj (Umrah) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. TInubu embarked on the Islamic rite at the end of his official duties in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, where he participated in the Saudi-African Summit on Friday, Nov. 10. Senior special assistant (Media) to the President,…

Bayelsa Police Commissioner Investigates INEC Staff Abduction

Bayelsa Police Commissioner Investigates INEC Staff Abduction

The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Tolani Alausa, has revealed that he has sent out the command’s tactical force to fish out the abductors of an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who was kidnapped while on her way to her point of duty in Sagbama on Friday night. Giving the update while…

Nigerian First Major-General Aderonke Kale (Rtd) Dies at 84

Nigerian First Major-General Aderonke Kale (Rtd) Dies at 84

Nigeria’s female Major-General, Aderonke Kale (Rtd) passed on at the age of 84. E. O. Okafor, the President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), confirmed her death. He described her passing as an “irreparable loss”, adding that she was a trailblazer in the medical and military history of the country. The statement…

Children’s School Attack in Enugu Leaves One Dead, Others Fighting for Life

Children’s School Attack in Enugu Leaves One Dead, Others Fighting for Life

Tears flowed freely late Thursday following the brutal killing of a female student of St Paul’s College, Eke, in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State. News reporters were able to confirm that Fulani herdsmen kidnappers shot and killed the student. A resident, who reached out to our correspondent late Thursday night, said other students…

82 Senior Officers in Kebbi Receive New Ranks

82 Senior Officers in Kebbi Receive New Ranks

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Kebbi State, recently celebrated the promotions of two new Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) and 80 senior officers. Commissioner of Police (CP) Chris Aimionowane led the ceremony in Birnin Kebbi. These promotions followed recommendations from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, and received approval from the Police Service…