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Nigerian govt inaugurates burial committee for Alex Ekwueme – Best Nigeria News

The federal government has inaugurated a national burial committee headed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) for the burial of late former Vice President Alex Ekwueme. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on

FAAC: States cancel meeting due to discrepancies in federation account – Best Nigeria News

The 36 states of the federation on Thursday failed to hold the monthly Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting due to discrepancies in Federation Account figures presented by the federal government. The Chairman, Forum of Finance Commissioners in Nigeria, Mahmoud Yunusa, said the forum came to the decision after consultation with their state governors. According

Northern groups plan one million man march for Buhari – Best Nigeria News

A coalition of Northern civil society groups has declared support for “the war against corruption by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.” It also said it plans to organise a one million-man march for the president. Rising from a meeting in Kaduna on Thursday, the group also described the acting Chairman of the Economic and financial Crimes

Alleged N18 billion fraud: EFCC docks former head of Nigerian agency, four others – Best Nigeria News

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday arraigned Umar Abubakar, Henry Sambo, Adebayo Aderibigbe, Richard Uche and Aderemi Adegboyega before Justice Silvanus Orji of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Apo, Abuja, on a 26-count charge bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office and illegal diversion of public funds. Trouble started for Mr.

Despite Argentina win, Nigeria drops nine places on FIFA ranking – Best Nigeria News

Despite its thrilling performance in the World Cup qualifiers and the defeat of acclaimed global champions, Argentina, the Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped nine places in the latest football ranking by FIFA. The latest ranking, which was published on FIFA’s official website on Thursday, put Nigeria at the 50th position in the world and

Support my efforts to revamp Kaduna educational sector, El-Rufai tells NASS members – Best Nigeria News

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has called on the National Assembly members from Kaduna State to help save future generations from servitude by ensuring that quality public education is offered in the state. Mr. El-Rufai made this call in Abuja on Wednesday while holding a regular consultative meeting with members of the National

What Pope told me about Nigeria — Dogara – Best Nigeria News

Pope Francis says he has been praying for the peace and stability of Nigeria, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who met the cleric said. Mr. Dogara quoted the pope as saying this when he met with the head of the Catholic Church at Saint Peters Square, Vatican City. The Speaker led

Oba of Benin makes ‘first’ Abuja visit – Best Nigeria News

The Oba of Benin, Omo N, ‘Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolor, on Wednesday made a historic visit to Abuja after his coronation in October 2016. The Oba who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 5:05pm., was received by some Benin traditional chiefs, prominent Benin indigenes and friends. Odigie Oyegun, the Chairman of the All

I’m a crisis manager, can lead PDP to victory in 2019 – Daniel – Best Nigeria News

A former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, says he is a crisis manager, and best suited to lead the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as national chairman to regain power in 2019. Mr. Daniel is one of the aspirants eyeing the national chairmanship position of the party, to be determined through election at its December

Journalists, CSOs criticise Saraki’s court order freezing Sahara Reporters’ bank accounts – Best Nigeria News

An order of a Kwara State High Court which blocked bank accounts linked to an online media platform, Sahara Reporters, about four months ago has been criticised by a coalition of media and Civil Society Organisations, CSOs. The group, Coalition for Press Freedom and Whistleblower Protection (CPFWP) made their position known in a joint statement

Reps kick against Nigerian govt’s plan to spend $1.8 billion on refineries – Best Nigeria News

The House of Representatives has criticised a bid by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC to spend $1.8 billion on the maintenance of the refineries across the country. In a motion by Ibrahim Isiaka (Ogun – APC) at the plenary on Tuesday, he queried the viability of further expenditure on the country’s four refineries and

‘King of Beers’ coming to Nigeria – Best Nigeria News

The American lager, Budweiser, considered the ‘King of beers,’ will be introduced into the Nigerian market in 2018 as part of a long term investment by the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company has said. Annabelle Degroot, the Managing Director-designate of International Breweries Plc, said at a press conference in Lagos, Wednesday, that the

I didn’t attend any screening exercise – Ogun governorship aspirant – Best Nigeria News

A governorship aspirant under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party, from Ogun West Senatorial District in Ogun State, Gboyega Isiaka, has denied participating in a screening exercise aimed at presenting a consensus candidate by the zone. The aspirant’s media aide, Wale Junaid, made the clarification on Wednesday in a statement in reaction to the

P Square: I’m done doing business with my brothers – Mr P – Best Nigeria News

Peter Okoye, the one half of the defunct group, P Square, has said that he is done doing business with his brothers: Paul and Jude Okoye. The artist who now goes by the moniker, Mr P, revealed this is an interview with Inspiration 92.3 FM in Lagos on Wednesday. Explaining to his fans, Mr P said