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Lagos Rail Projects Ready 2022 — Gov Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, on Monday, assured that the fourth quarter 2022 completion target for the Red and Blue line rail projects remains on course.
Mr Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance while addressing journalists after inspection of the projects at Ikeja, Yaba, Ebute Metta and Marina stations.

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The Red and Blue line rail is part of the intermodal transportation system of the Sanwo-Olu administration in reducing gridlock and ensuring interconnectivity in different parts of the state. When completed, the 37 kilometres Red Line Rail Project will link Agbado to Marina, while the 27.5 kilometres Blue line Rail Project will run from Okokomaiko to Marina.

He expressed satisfaction with the pace of works at the rail stations, as the contractors were on course, hoping that they would round up works on the Blue and Red line rails according to schedule for commercial activities later in the year.

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Lai Mohammed Lists Buhari’s Achievements In 2021

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has compiled a list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 100 achievements for 2021.

Lai Mohammed remarked that the Buhari-led administration has achieved “tremendous” progress in combating insecurity and increasing the economy, claiming that success is evaluated not by the number of issues faced but by how they are addressed.

Here’s the full statement;

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Ex-President of Sharia Council, Datti Ahmed is Dead

Dr Ibrahim Datti Ahmed, an elder statesman and former president-general of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria (SCSN) is dead.

NAN that a family source confirmed the death, saying the renowned medical doctor, politician and Islamic cleric died in the early hours of Thursday in Kano.

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COVID-19: Buhari Under Close Observation, Cancels Trip

Reports had emerged last week that top aides of the president which includes the Permanent Secretary in the State House, Tijani Umar; the President’s aide-de-camp (ADC), Yusuf Dodo; his chief security officer (CSO), Aliyu Musa, and his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu had tested positive for COVID-19 and were in isolation.

It was gathered that activities at the Aso Rock Villa have been shut down following the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Goods Worth Millions Of Naira Destroyed As Fire Razes Next Cash And Carry Supermarket In Abuja (photo/video)

Millions of Naira have been lost after a fire gutted NEXT supermarket located in the Kado area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

According to witnesses, the fire started around 8am on Sunday.
AMB understands that there were attempts to loot items at the supermarket while the inferno raged on.

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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa pens heartfelt note for wife Dame Edith on 35th wedding anniversary

Governor of Delta state — Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday gushed about his wife Dame Edith, as the couple is celebrating 35 years of togetherness today, December 27.

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President Buhari Celebrates Christmas with Osinbajo, Family at Aso Rock Villa (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly received Vice President — Yemi Osinbajo on Christmas homage on Saturday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

It was gathered that the visit was paid as a way to celebrate Christmas with the President and his family.

Osinbajo who was in company of his wife, Dolapo, used the occasion of the visit to pray for President Buhari and Nigeria.

See photos from the visit below…

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Garba Shehu, Lai Mohammed, and others reportedly test positive for Covid-19

I felt okay from the beginning, maybe because one had received all three jabs, and right now, I feel 100 per cent. I just finished my hour-long running exercise.

Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide — Garba Shehu and other top officials of government have reportedly contracted the virus.

The Nigerian Government is keeping a sealed lip on the matter, even as several journalists and media houses have been advised against reporting the surge in infections at the villa. It was gathered that apart from the Permanent Secretary in the State House, Tijani Umar; the President’s Aide-de-camp, Yusuf Dodo; his Chief Security Officer, Aliyu Musa, and his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, whose results were confirmed positive during the week, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, was also down with the virus.

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I Will Keep Doing My Best Until I Leave In 17 Months – President Buhari Tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, December 23, said his administration will keep giving its best for the development of the country until May, 2023, reiterating that he will hand over as stipulated by the constitution.
The President spoke after the commissioning of Oriental Energies Resource Ltd Hanger, Muhammadu Indimi Distance Learning Centre and an International Conference Centre donated to the University of Maiduguri by business mogul, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi.
President Buhari also commissioned the Tijjani Bolori Memorial Secondary School and the first fly-over in Borno State, Custom Roundabout (3.5km) with a stretch of 10 km Gamboru Ngala Road constructed by the state government.

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FG introduces digital tokens to replace NIN slip – report

The Federal Government says it has introduced digital tokens to replace the National Identity Number (NIN) slip. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said this at a workshop on the NIN Tokenization Solution organised by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Abuja.

He said the government adopted the solution to ensure the privacy of users’ personal information and to reduce incidences of illegal retrieval, usage, transfer, and storage of NIN.
The minister who was represented by the Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Abubakar, said the implementation of the tokens begins on January 1.