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  • IGP suspends proposed vehicle registration enforcement

    The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has halted the enforcement of the electronic central motor registry (e-CMR) registration for vehicle owners across Nigeria. This decision comes after significant public backlash against the initiative, which was initially scheduled to begin on July 29. Force Spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi had announced the enforcement date on Saturday, prompting widespread criticism. Many Nigerians accused…

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  • Kidnapped journalists: Information minister receives freed victims, salutes NSA, others

    The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has welcomed the release of two-Kaduna based journalists who were abducted from their homes in the outskirts of Kaduna last weekend. Speaking when he received the two journalists, AbdulGafar Alabelewe of The Nation newspapers and AbdulRaheem Aodu of Blueprint newspapers, from the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the…

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  • S’Court judgment, milestone for grassroots democracy in Nigeria – Okechukwu

    A former Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu has praised the recent Supreme Court judgment as a historic decision that will significantly enhance grassroots democracy in Nigeria. In a recent statement, Okechukwu described the ruling as “iconic,” emphasizing its potential to liberate local governance from the dominance of “Emperor-Governors.” He highlighted that this judgment not…

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  • Tinubu greets Thisday Publisher, Obaigbena at 65

    President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Prince Nduka Obaigbena on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Obaigbena is the Chairman and Editor-In-Chief of Thisday Newspaper, Arise Magazine and the Ariss News Channel. A statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Tinubu, Ajuri Ngelale, said the President notes the enterprising spirit of Obaigbena. “President Tinubu notes the…

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  • Tinubu Appoints new heads for NPC, NAGGW, PenCom, ICRC, NSITF, NALDA, CCT

    By Kunle Sanni President Bola Tinubu has appointed four new Director Generals for five new federal agencies and three others. In separate statements by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, (Media and Publicity) on Saturday, President Tinubu approved the appointments of Baffa Agundi as the new Director-General of the National Productivity Centre (NPC), Saleh Abubakar as the new Director-General…

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  • Tinubu appoints new Special Adviser, Senior Special Assistant

    By Kunle Sanni President Bola Tinubu has appointed Bashir Mohammed as Special Adviser to the President on Senate Matters (Office of the President), and Idris Ajimobi as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Livestock Development (Office of the President). Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President(Media & Publicity) announced this in a statement on Saturday. Idris Ajumobi’s appointment follows…

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  • Book Launch: Osoba, a nationalist – Tinubu

    …his drive for rural development unprecedented, says Abiodun President Bola Tinubu has described former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba as a notable Nigerian who is always concerned about the oneness of Nigeria and her development. Tinubu stated this at the public launch of a Book, “My Life In the Public Eye”, to mark Chief Osoba’s 85th birthday held…

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  • Nigerian delegation visits Spain for airspace security discussions

    A high-powered Nigerian delegation is currently in Spain for critical discussions on advancing the nation’s airspace capabilities. The delegation is led by the Minister of Defence, H.E Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, and the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo. The Ministry of Defence disclosed this in a press statement on Saturday, signed by Director of Information and Public Relations,…

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  • Tinubu makes appointments for NLTF, NDE, NIHSA

    By Kunle Sanni President Bola Tinubu has appointed Tosin Adeyanju as the new Executive Secretary of the National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF), Silas Agara as the new Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), and Umar Mohammed as the new Director-General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA). The appointments were disclosed in a recent statement by Ajuri Ngelale,…

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  • FG applauds UK court of appeal decision in P&ID case

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has commended the United Kingdom Court of Appeal for its recent decision validating Nigeria’s claim for post-judgment costs in the USD 11 billion P&ID case to be paid in Pound Sterling (GBP). P&ID had attempted to significantly reduce the total amount by arguing that Nigeria should only recover its costs in Naira, which would have…

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