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2.9 million children benefit from govt’s school feeding programme – Best Nigeria News

Over 19,000 schools have so far been covered under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme. In total, 2,918,842 schoolchildren from 19,881 schools in the 14 pilot states of the federation have so far benefitted from the school feeding programme, which is part of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s N500 billion Social Investment Programmes, SIPs. A

Trial of industrialist for alleged importation of bomb-making fertiliser fixed – Best Nigeria News

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed November 28 for the arraignment of a company– Elephant Group Ltd and its Managing Director, Tunji Owoeye — over alleged unlawful importation of Urea fertilizer component. The component is used for the manufacture of Improvised Explosive Devices, IED. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the

Activities grounded at NAFDAC as workers strike continues – Best Nigeria News

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, headquarters in Abuja on Monday remained sealed as the strike declared by its workers enters day two. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria who visited the head office at 3.30 p.m. reports that it was deserted and the gate to the office

Ambode donates 120 generators to Lagos police command – Best Nigeria News

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday handed over 120 new 5KVA generating sets to the Lagos State Police Command to power all police formations across the state, with a pledge of continuous support to security agencies to ensure optimal performance. Speaking at Lagos House in Ikeja while handing over the generating sets to

Adamawa Assembly removes Deputy Speaker, three other officers – Best Nigeria News

The Adamawa House of Assembly on Monday impeached four of the principal officers, including the Deputy Speaker, Sunday Peter, and the Majority Leader, Musa Mahmud. Others removed were the Deputy Majority Leader, Mutawali Mohammed, and the Minority Leader, Justina Nkom (SDP-Lamurde) State Constituency. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Speaker, Kabiru Mijinyawa, presided

Bayelsa Govt seeks probe of pirate attack on oil vessel killing three – Best Nigeria News

The Bayelsa Government on Sunday condemned the attack by pirates on an oil services vessel on Friday which left three crewmen including two security escorts dead in Ekebiri waterways in the state. The government, while demanding an investigation, said that reports at its disposal indicate that a police officer, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps. NSCDC personnel

APC’s “abysmal failure” will help PDP win in 2019 – Spokesperson – Best Nigeria News

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has criticised the All Progressive Congress, APC for making ‘frivolous’ claims of achievements. The party said it is amazed at some claims credited to ”certain leaders of the ruling party” who said the ”party (APC) has cleared PDP’s mess.” The position of the former

Sacked Nigerian lawmakers fail to refund N61 million to National Assembly – Best Nigeria News

Nigerian lawmakers recently sacked by the Supreme Court and asked to refund all salaries and allowances received thus far are expected to refund about N61 million cumulatively. However, about three months after they were sacked by the apex court, there are no indications any of the three lawmakers affected has returned the moneys. The lawmakers

Chief Imam of Lagos is dead – Best Nigeria News

The Chief Imam of Lagos, Haruna Akinola, is dead. The Muslim cleric passed away on Sunday after a brief illness. Mr. Akinola died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, a source said. Reacting to the cleric’s passing, the President of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN, in Lagos State, Saheed Ashafa, described him

Anglican Communion endorses Governor Ugwuanyi for second term – Best Nigeria News

The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Emmanuel Chukwuma, has endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for reelection in 2019. According to a statement by the governor’s media team, the clergyman said the governor deserves a second term because of his commitment to peace, good governance, love for the

Angela Merkel elected German Chancellor for fourth term – Best Nigeria News

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has been elected for a fourth term. Ms. Merkel’s party, CDU, polled the largest percentage of votes with 32.9 per cent, the BBC reports. The CDU’s current local partner, SPD, polled about 20.8 per cent while the nationalist AfD polled about 13.1 per cent to come third. Ms. Merkel, who

Era of godfatherism over in Nigerian govt appointments – Lai Mohammed – Best Nigeria News

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that as far as federal government appointments to public offices and key positions are concerned, the era of “godfatherism’’ is over. The minister stated this in Abuja on Sunday at a thanksgiving reception by the newly appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and

Students’ body applauds JAMB over N5 billion remittance to FG – Best Nigeria News

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has commended the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, for remitting N5 billion to the coffers of the federal government. NANS’ President, Chinonso Obasi, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said such remittance from JAMB within a short period under the leadership of Is-haq Oloyede showed a

Boko Haram: Frustrated IDPs ask to be allowed to trek home – Best Nigeria News

The Bama Initiative for Human Development, an NGO, on Sunday in Maiduguri staged a peaceful demonstration demanding the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their respective communities in Bama. The group’s chairman, Muhammad Hassan, said that the IDPs would want to return and continue their normal activities in view of the prevailing peace in