Federal Government has spent Forty-nine billion naira on the feeding of primary school pupils

The Presidency on Thursday said the Federal Government has spent Forty-nine billion naira on the feeding of primary school pupils under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, a component of the government’s Social Investment Programme NSIP, in the last two years. The Special Adviser to the President on NSIP, Mariam Uwais, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja said that about eight million, five hundred and ninety six thousand, three hundred and forty pupils were currently being fed in forty six thousand, two hundred and forty seven public primary schools…

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CUPP opens Abuja secretariat

Barely three weeks after forming an alliance between the PDP and 38 other political parties to field single presidential candidate in 2019, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has opened its office in Abuja on Thursday. The new secratariat, located at 13, Thaba Tseka Street, Wuse District, Abuja, was formally used by the Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the PDP during the legal tussle that engulfed the party. CUPP is a coalition of 39 political parties namely the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC),…

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Michelle & Barack Obama Praise LeBron James For Opening “I Promise” School

The Kin g of basketball just completed arguably the biggest & best accomplishment of his career this week when he opened up a new elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio for underprivileged kids. The opening of the I Promise school saw several of his fellow peers & celebrity friends praising the King for his work off the court, and rightfully so. Everyone from OBJ & Steph Curry to Nas & Diddy have paid LeBron their respects on social media for his efforts, and now Michelle & Barack Obama are joining in as…

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PRESIDENT BUHARI TO EMBARK ON A 10-DAY WORKING HOLIDAY IN LONDON

President Muhammadu Buhari will be visiting London for a 10-day working holiday, which will commence on Friday, August 3, 2018. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja. He said the President has transmitted a letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, notifying them of his vacation to London. Adesina noted that while the President is away on vacation, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will be in acting capacity…

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2019: What will happen if Igbos fail to support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo

Nollywood Actor and legal practitioner, Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed what will happen if the people of the South East region fail to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. According to the veteran actor, who is also eyeing the governorship position of Enugu State, the Igbos will continue to wander in the wilderness if they turn their backs against Buhari in 2019. Speaking at a political gathering in Enugu, the actor cum politician asked Nigerians to file behind President Buhari in the coming election. He particularly asked people of…

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JUST IN: Christian youths protest killings in Yola

Anti Riot policemen Wednesday dispersed Christian Youths who stormed the streets of Yola to protest endless killings resulting from Herdsmen/farmers feud in the state. The protesting youths in their hundreds have laid siege on the major streets before they marched to the gate of Govt House, where the protest turned violent. The violence erupted when policemen tried to prevent a peaceful procession organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) from reaching strategic parts of the city. CAN said it organised the protest to register its displeasure with killer herdsmen…

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JUST IN: 23 Members Of Kwara Assembly Defect From APC To PDP

Twenty-three members of the Kwara State House of Assembly have announced their exit from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmakers on Wednesday said they were defecting from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defection comes one day after the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, dumped the ruling party for the opposition party. Both leaders had decried lack of dialogue and fair treatment allegedly by the APC leadership. “I have realised all along, there are some others in the party leadership…

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BREAKING: Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court. Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time. The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately. Justice Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before him to show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of court. The judge made the order…

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Serena Williams suffers worst defeat of her career

Serena Williams is usually the one who inflicts heavy defeats on others, but the former world No.1 suffered the most one-sided loss of her illustrious career Tuesday when she was knocked out of the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic after a 6-1 6-0 defeat. During a 53-minute rout, British No.1 Johanna Konta, ranked 48th in the world, won 12 games in a row — including two service games to love in the second set — to progress to the second round in San Jose. Williams, a 23-time grand…

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BREAKING: Xenophobic Attacks: Senate sends delegate to South Africa

Following the renewed xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa, the Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday resolved to send a delegation of lawmakers to the South African parliament. The delegates will deliberate with their South African counterpart on ways to stop the attacks on Nigerians. The decision followed a motion by a Senator representing Cross River North, Rose Oko, urging the senate to intervene in the renewed attacks. Speaking during plenary, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki said the Upper Legislative Chambers has resolved “to send a strong parliamentary delegation…

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