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SUPER EAGLES STAR VICTOR OSIMHEN WINS MARC-VIVIEN FOE PRIZE

Super Eagles star, Victor Osimhen, has won the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize, edging past compatriot, Simon Moses of Nantes and other African players. This win makes Victor Osimhen the second Nigerian to win the Marc-Vivien Foe prize after ex-Super Eagles goal keeper, Vincent Enyeama. Ever since the Nigerian star, joined …

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXTENDS LOCK-DOWN BY FOUR WEEKS

The Federal Government has extended second phase of eased lock-down by four weeks with effect from today 30 to July 27, 2020 and has allowed interstate travel outside curfew hours. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha made this known during the PTF COVID-19 briefing in …

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COVID-19 UPDATE

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded 566 new patients of the corona virus in the nation this has brought the total number of confirmed cases to 25,133. Lagos state remains in the lead with one hundred and sixty six (166) new cases, followed by Oyo state with 66 …

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N.N.P.C LAUNCHES CONSTRUCTION OF AJAOKUTA-KADUNA-KANO GAS PIPELINE PROJECT

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has estimated that the $2.59 Billion Naira Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project, will be completed in 24 months. The AKK gas pipeline is a project that is designed to facilitate the development of three gas- based independent power plants (IPPS) in Abuja 1350MW, Kaduna 900MW …

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SENATE CONFIRMS LAMIDO YEHUDA AS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF S.E.C

The senate has confirmed Mr. Lamido Yehuda as Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This was disclosed by the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media- Bashir Ahmad via his twitter handle. Also confirmed as full time commissioners of the commission were Reginald C. Karausa, …

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COVID-19 UPDATE

409 new cases of COVID19 have been recorded in the nation. The latest figures show that Lagos state took the lead with two hundred and one new cases followed by the federal capital territory with eighty-five cases. Other states include Delta with twenty two cases, Edo 16, Nasarawa, Borno and …

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PRESIDENT BUHARI NOMINATES MONICA DONGBAN-MENSEM FOR COURT OF APPEAL PRESIDENT

The Senate recently the nomination of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem for confirmation as the President of the Court of Appeal to its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters for screening. This followed a motion by the Senate Leader in order to enable the Senate amend its order and to …

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PRESIDENT OF BURUNDI PIERRE NKURUNZIZA DIES AT THE AGE OF 55

The president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza died yesterday at a hospital in Karuzi, eastern Burundi at the age of 55. Burundi authorities say that he died of a heart attack although there were speculations that the cause of death may be the coronavirus. The late  Burudi president came  in power …

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DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND TREE MAINTENANCE IN THE FCT DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, RIFKATU ABDULAZEEZ URGES RESIDENTS OF FCT TO PLANT TREES

The Director of Parks and Tree Maintenance in the FCT Department of Parks and Recreation, Rifkatu Abdulazeez, in conjunction with a non-governmental organization named Purple Hands Empowerment Initiative have urged Residents of the FCT to start planting trees in their communities. The director made the call during an environmental awareness …

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SENATE TURNS DOWN REVISED 2020 BUDGET

The Senate has stepped down consideration of the N10.509trillion revised 2020 budget forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. Trouble for the revised budget came when the Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, Jibrin Barau (APC Kano North), failed to show the report. He explained that while N314 billion is captured …

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