Lagos State government secures $629m loan from China to finance completion of Lekki port

LAGOS State government has succeeded in securing loan of $629m from China to finance the ongoing Lekki Deep Sea Port Enterprise Limited (LPLEL) aimed at opening up Nigeria's Atlantic seaboard and easing the chronic congestion at Apapa.



Osinbajo distances himself from campaign touting him as a 2023 presidential candidate

VICE president Professor Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from recent posters promoting him as a presidential candidate come 2023 describing the campaign as a needless distraction.



Buhari congratulates Prof Ibrahim Abubakar appointed dean at University College London

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Professor Ibrahim Abubakar on his recent appointment as the new dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences at the University College London (UCL).



Arewa Consultative Forum backs Southern Governors Forum call for ban on open grazing

NORTHERN Nigerian pan-cultural association the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said it does not see any reason to object to the recent decision taken by the Southern Governors Forum governors to ban open grazing across their states.



Arsenal and Newcastle both set their sights on Tosin Adarabioyo as Fulham get relegated

ENGLISH Premier League giants Arsenal and Newcastle United have both expressed an interest in buying Fulham’s Nigeria-born central defender Tosin Adarabioyo during the summer transfer window following his club's relegation from the top flight.



This is the kind of response I am hoping President Buhari will give to the Asaba Declaration when he gets back from Paris

Ayo Akinfe 

[1] The federal government wholeheartedly opposes open grazing and will be sending a bill to the National Assembly making it illegal nationwide 

[2] This government will set up a presidential panel to review the 2014 National Confab report on restructuring and make recommendations to the Federal Executive Council. By October 1, a draft bill will be prepared for forwarding on to the National Assembly 


Southern Governors Forum to meet with Buhari as soon as he returns from France

GOVERNORS of Nigeria's 17 southern states plan to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari as soon as he gets back from his trip to France in a bid to find a way to get the federal government to implement the resolutions they recently agreed to at their Asaba summit.



Atiku calls on state governors to organise their own summit to tackle Nigeria's insecurity

FORMER vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has called in the governors of Nigeria's 36 states to take the initiative and introduce measures to combat the growing insecurity in the country rather than wait for the federal government.



Ohaneze Ndigbo calls for the impeachment of Ahmad Lawan over his opposition to restructuring

PAN-cultural organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called for the impeachment of senate president Senator Ahmad Lawan over his recent opposition to calls for the restructuring of the country as advocated by the Southern Governors Forum.



Coalition of Northern Groups asks all herdsmen to relocate saying Asaba declaration was unfair

FULANI cattle herdsmen operating across southern Nigeria have been asked by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) to relocate their livestock assets to the north of the country in response to the recent Asaba declaration.




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