Tuesday 6 June 2017

Federal Government To Setup A $1bn ICT Company

The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja said it would build a one billion dollar ICT company to boost indigenous technology.

The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made this known in his opening address at the 2017 Digital Africa Conference and Exhibition.

It's a boy and a girl! George and Amal Clooney celebrate arrival of 'healthy and happy' twins

George and Amal Clooney have welcomed twins.

The human rights lawyer, 39, gave birth to a girl, Ella, and a boy, Alexander, on Tuesday morning in England.

Osinbajo seeks Senate approval for $1.5 billion loan

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has asked the Senate to approve $1.5 billion loan.

The loan is part of the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan of the federal government and is meant for projects in 10 states, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Police forced me to confess, says man who killed girlfriend’s sister

A suspect, Stephen Luka, who is standing trial for brutalising his ex-girlfriend and killing her sister, has told a Jos High Court that the police tortured him to obtain his confessional statement.

NBS Puts Number Of Jobless Nigerians At 11.5 Million, Unemployment Rate At 14.2 Percent

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has disclosed that the number of unemployed Nigerians rose from 11.19 million as at the end of the third quarter of 2016 to 11.55 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Abductors of Lagos students reject ransom

Kidnappers of the six students of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, have rejected the ransom offered by parents of the kids,

Delta State Assembly moves to stop illegal mining activities

Ports can generate 100,000 direct jobs, says DESA The Delta State House of Assembly yesterday said it was determined to end illegal mining in Ozanogogo Community, Ika South Local Council of the state and other communities in the area.

Investigation of Misconduct Against Persons on Duty At Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Bama

The Nigerian Army has noted with great concern growing allegations of misconduct against some persons on security duties at Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Bama, Borno State.

Saudi Arabia revokes all Qatar Airways licences as row escalates

Saudi Arabia has shut down all Qatar Airways offices in its kingdom and revoked the airline's licences, according to the state news agency, as the diplomatic row between

Poverty peaks as income to transport ratio rises

Nigeria’s consumer prices increased 17.24 per cent year-on-year in April, easing slightly from a 17.26 per cent in March, even as food and other household items remain high, despite interventions by the government. 

Aisha thanks Nigerians for supporting Buhari’s administration

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their support to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration.

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