The House of Representatives has okayed compulsory genotype tests for intending couples as part of measures to prevent sickle cell disease. The House charged government registries, churches and mosques with demanding the tests before joining persons as husband and wife. This is part of the resolutions passed by the lawmakers at...
The Supreme Court on Friday held that President Muhammadu Buhari was right not to have submitted his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The apex court stated this while giving a reason for dismissing the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its Presidential candidate, Atiku...
The neighboring countries of Nigeria have taken a drastic decision against the Nigerian government following the closure of Nigeria’s land borders SPY NIGERIA understands that the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes as a form of retaliation against the land border closure. This latest...
The Central Bank of Nigeria has released a total of N610.4bn to the banks for farmers under the Commercial Agricultural Credit Scheme. The CBN disclosed this in its economic report for the third quarter report on the performance of the CACS. Part of the report read, “At end-September 2019,...
The Nigerian Senate has urged the federal government to place a five-year ban on importation of textiles into the country. This, the Senate said, was to allow for the development of the country’s textile industry. The upper legislative chamber made the call on Tuesday following a motion sponsored by Katsina Central...
A Bill to Establish a Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches on Tuesday bounced back in the Senate. The Bill titled, “National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches (Est, etc) Bill, 2019(SB.154) and sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, All Progressives...
As Muslims in Nigeria join the rest of the world to celebrate this year's Eid Maulud, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace, has called for fervent prayers for the Nigerian military. The group also eulogised the troops for sustaining peace across the nation. His Eminence, Archbishop Julius Ediwe, the...
Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, says Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessmen, has agreed to renovate some parts of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja. In June, TheCable reported how the 60,000 capacity stadium had morphed into a shadow of its former self, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering...
The federal government, through the Nigeria Customs Service, has directed that petroleum products should not be supplied to fuel stations within 20km of the borders, The Cable reports. Hameed Ali, Customs comptroller general, issued the directive in a memo dated November 6 and seen by TheCable on Thursday. More to follow…
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Wednesday described reports on the poor states of Nigerian roads as mere hype. He also said that Nigerian roads were not as bad as they were being portrayed. In a chat with State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council...