2023 Election: INEC Releases Final List, Names Atiku, Obi, Tinubu, 15 Others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates contesting for the presidency in the 2023 general elections. This is according to a statement released by the electoral body on Tuesday in Abuja. The INEC circular also included the candidates’ state of origin, age, qualifications, and other details, as well as READ MORE

Presidency congratulates NDLEA on drug bust

President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, congratulated the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd), on the recent very successful operation of the Agency leading to the smashing of an international drug syndicate and recovery of 1,855kilograms of cocaine. In a telephone call to the Chairman of the anti-narcotics agency READ MORE

President Buhari to launch Nigeria’s $100bn SDG financing framework

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday, launch Nigeria’s Integrated National Financing Framework for Sustainable Development on the margins of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States. This comes two years after Nigeria officially kicked off the design process as an INFF pioneer country in 2020, having committed READ MORE

ASUU strike: President Buhari meets with pro-chancellors of varsities, promises further consultations

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday at State House, Abuja, met with the Chairman and select members of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities, promising to engage in further consultations with relevant stakeholders, towards ending the protracted strike by university lecturers, under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The President said without necessarily going back on READ MORE

Nigeria: Buhari rewards commonwealth games, world athletics championships athletes with national honours, N200 million

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja approved National Honours and cash awards of N200 million for Team Nigeria contingents to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and World Athletics championships. Speaking at a presidential reception in honour of the athletes, the President said his Government is committed to rewarding excellence, no less for members of Team READ MORE

“You have written your own history”, Buhari tells Gov. Uzodimma of imo state

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Owerri, Imo State, commended Gov. Hope Uzodimma for his efforts in developing the state, saying, “You have written your own history,’’ after he saw the ultra-modern chamber of the rebuilt House of Assembly. President said his administration will leave a legacy of major development projects across the country, while saluting READ MORE

LASG makes case for plastic waste recycling

MINA Blog- The Lagos State Government on Monday said that to prevent environmental hazards, the skills involved in plastic waste recycling should be explored by everyone, including retirees. The state Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, stated this during the start of a five-day plastic recycling training programme organised for public service retirees at Alausa, READ MORE

Nigeria: President BuharI congratulates FayemI/NGF on election as FORAF president

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly lauds Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who has been elected as President of the Forum of Regions of Africa (FORAF), in his capacity as Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). The election was held after a conference in Casablanca region, Morocco, at the weekend. Receiving a delegation made up READ MORE

INEC assures of credible 2023 polls, declares that days of wanton manipulation of election results are over

MINA Blog- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says days of wanton manipulation of election results are over in Nigeria, as it has blocked all avenues for such. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman, INEC said this at a Stakeholder Roundtable on Election Result Management and the Launch of the Election Results Analysis Dashboard (ERAD) Report on READ MORE

President Buhari inaug byurates committee on national economy, says Nigeria’s economy continues to grow despite strong headwinds,

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in State House Abuja stated that despite the disruptions in global economy and internal troubles, the Nigerian economy has continued to be resilient and maintains an upward trajectory. Speaking at the inauguration of the Presidential Committee on the National Economy, President Buhari said the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and READ MORE

In lagos, President Buhari urges Nigerians to have faith in the armed forces, vows to sustain operational tempo on security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Lagos urged Nigerians to believe in the capability of the armed forces to safeguard and bring long-lasting peace and stability to the country. Declaring open the 12th Nigerian Navy Games, LAGOS 2022, the President assured Nigerians that the armed forces would continue to sustain their operational tempo to contain READ MORE

Gov Sanwo-Olu approves appointment of two new tutors-general/permanent secretaries and nine permanent secretaries

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has approved the appointment of two (2) new Tutors-General/Permanent Secretaries and nine (9) Permanent Secretaries in the Lagos State Public Service. A statement released by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, explained that the appointments were based on merit, as appointees were selected from READ MORE

Nigeria: INEC approves online portal for ad hoc staff recruitment ahead 2023 elections

MINA Blog- The Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved an online portal for the recruitment of ad hoc staff for the 2023 general elections. INEC said this in an notice titled “Online recruitment of ad hoc staff via the INEC portal for recruitment of election staff (INECPRES) for the 2023 general elections” released READ MORE

Lagos: Bamgbose-Martins replaces Idris Salako as Commissioner, Physical Planning

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has named Mr Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, an engineer, as the new Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development. He replaces Mr Idris Salako, whose resignation as commissioner was announced on Monday. Salako’s resignation came on the heels of the collapse of a seven-storey building at Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru Road, READ MORE