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Cross River To Organise Green Economy Summit In 2018

12 hours ago /
Business and Economy  

The Cross River State Government has called on local,, regional and international stakeholders in climate change project  to support the state's quest to prevent the remaining fifty percent of the tropical rainforest in Nigeria to this end, the state is organising a global summit  on climate change and green economy...

Osinbajo Consults Northern Elders Over Farmers-Herders Conflict

12 hours ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has commenced a series of national consultation with all relevant groups designed to find a lasting solution to the farmers-herders conflict in the part of the country. At a meeting with some northern traditional rulers and community leader in Adamawa State on Monday at the Aso Rock Villa,...

Coalition Of NGOs Tackle FG On NGO Regulation Bill

12 hours ago /
Nation 

A coalition of civil society groups in Nigeria has frowned at the Federal Government’s proposed non-governmental organisation on regulation bill which it says is a violation of civil society’s constitutional rights. Representatives of civil society groups at a news conference in Abuja said the bill, if passed into law, portends a...

Parents Of Foreign Trained Medical Students Protest Mass Failure By Medical And Dental Council Of Nigeria

16 hours ago /
Nation 

A former director general of the voice of Nigeria, Abubakar Jijiwa has joined other parents of foreign trained medical students to call for the sack of the acting registrar of the medical and dental council of Nigeria over alleged mass failure of the students in an assessment examination conducted by...

House Of Representatives Verifies NAFDAC Budget

16 hours ago /
Nation 

The National Agency For Food, Drug Administration And Control, NAFDAC, says five point nine billion naira out of its six point six billion naira internally generated revenue was expended on overheads. The director general of the agency who was represented by the director of Planning Ademola Mgbisuri told the house of...

“Lafiya Dole” New Theatre Commander Resumes

17 hours ago /
Nation  Security 

A new helmsman has taken over as theatre commander at the military command and control centre of operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri, Borno state. He is major-General Rogers Nicholas. General Nicholas takes over from major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, who has been redeployed to army headquarters, as deputy chief of policy and plans. Major-general Attahiru...

BBOG Demands Report Of Investigation Into Abduction Of Chibok Girls

17 hours ago /
Nation 

The bring back our girls group has called for full disclosure of reports of the fact finding committee constituted by Former President Goodluck Jonathan on the abduction of the 219 Chibok school girls. At the group’s daily march in Abuja on Monday, co-convener of the group, Oby Ezekwesili said trading of...

Labour Vows To Vote Out Non-Performing Governments

17 hours ago /
Nation 

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba has advised retirees to obtain their voter cards to enable them vote-out non-pension paying federal and states governments. Wabba who was speaking at the 2017 pensioners day also criticized the decision of the Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to sack more teachers and...

Senate Seeks Solution To Youth Unemployment

17 hours ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on the federal government and the private sector to as a matter of urgency focus more attention on youth unemployment and development challenges crisis facing the country. Saraki said it would do the country no good to continue to shift blames on any individual...

Fuel Scarcity Persists, Day 8

17 hours ago /
Nation 

 It is 8 days since the queues started building up across the country and over four days since the NNPC released its strategic fuel reserve to help quell the situation. So how much impact has this made? Our correspondent went to the streets of Abuja to find out. As it is the responsibility...

Venezuela Bans Opposition Parties From 2018 Presidential Election

17 hours ago /
International News 

Venezuela's President, Nicolás Maduro, says the country's main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year's presidential election. He said only parties which took part in Sunday’s mayoral polls would be able to contest the presidency. Leaders from the justice first, popular will and democratic action parties boycotted the vote...

Civil Society Group Warns Of Plans To Destabilize Nigeria’s Military

18 hours ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Military must remain steadfast in the war against Boko Haram despite the on-going national and international campaign to destabilize its leadership. The centre for social justice, equity and transparency told a news conference in Abuja that a variant of the reports by the masterminds of the plot would in...

Airforce Re-Strategizes For Counter Insurgency Operations

18 hours ago /
Security 

Nigeria’s Chief Of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Saidque Abubakar says the Airforce has re-strategized its operations in the north east to successfully execute the war against insurgency. Speaking at the fourth quarter chief of air staff conference in Abuja, Abubakar said the aim of the conference is to re-appraise air...

PDP’s New Leadership Takes Over

18 hours ago /
Politics 

The out gone national caretaker committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has urged the new members of the PDP national working committee to take the task of rebuilding the party seriously. Makarfi, while handing over the affairs of the party to the new national chairman, Uche Secondus, assured...

Ex-Nigerian Diplomats Warn Against Illegal Youth Migration

1 day ago /
Nation 

Nigerian youths have been advised to always believe in themselves and to tap into the potentials that abound in the country. The president of Pan-African institute for global affairs, Martins Uhomoibhi gave the advise when he paid a courtesy visit to the management of Daar communications plc. The visit of the president...

FG Working On Increasing Local Sugar Production

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government says it is back on track in the backward integration program aimed at increasing local production of sugar in the country. The executive secretary of the National Sugar Development Council, Lateef Busari who said this in Abuja.  Explained that following a review of the plan earlier in the...

United Health Coverage Seeks More Funds For Malaria Control

1 day ago /
Health 

The United Health Coverage wants the Nigerian Senate to consider increasing funds for the control of malaria in the 2018 budget. Some malaria prevention organisations made the appeal during a meeting with the chairman senate committee on health. They said there was need for partnership with the legislature. According to various reports, Nigeria...

NJC Answers Justice Ademola

1 day ago /
Judiciary  

The National Judicial Council, NJC said it recommended the compulsory retirement of two Federal High Court Judges, Justice Adeniyi Ademola and justice Tokode, both of the federal high court. And gave serious warning to four other judges.

Kano Business Community, CSOs Ask Buhari To Address Power, Agriculture

1 day ago /
Nation 

The business community has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address power problems and revitalize agriculture. This came as the business community and civil society organizations held a town hall meeting with the president, who was in Kano for a two-day official visit to the state. At a forum with captains of industry, community...

Baru Woos Foreign Investors

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Group Managing Director Of The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru has called on foreign investors to partner with the corporation in its multi-billion dollar projects expected to come up in the new year. Baru, who made the call in London as Forbes conferred on him the award for...


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