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NIGERIA: Judiciary: Security vote: Court fixes Dec 23 for judgment

3 years ago /

The Federal High Court has fixed December 23 for judgment in a suit challenging the constitutionality of the deduction of funds from security votes by Governors of 36 states.

NIGERIA:" WE WILL MAKE THE PENALTY FOR SEX OFFENCES AS STIFF AS POSSIBLE" - SENATE

3 years ago /

The media has been awash with news of heinous sexual offences lately, forcing the Nigerian Senate to spring into action.

 

NIGERIA: JONATHAN RESHUFFLES EXECUTIVE CABINET OF GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday began what can only be described as a re-shuffle of the executive cabinet in major government institutions across the country.

NIGERIA: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CRACKS DOWN ON NEPOTISM

3 years ago /

Following controversies surrounding recent recruitment exercise conducted by various government institutions, the Federal government has resolved to crackdown on fraud in recruitment processes.

 

NIGERIA: GOVERNOR FAYEMI EMBARKS ON TOUR OF 132 COMMUNITIES TO PROMOTE GOOD GOVERNANCE

3 years ago /

As well as getting the input of the various communities into the 2014 budget, the Town Hall meetings, which is the main focus of the tour, the first port of call was the Ekiti east local government area comprising of 10 communities.  The community leaders, made their needs known to the Governor, requesting an additional 5KVA transformer.

NIGERIA: ACADEMICIANS SPEAK ON POSITIVE UTILISATION OF ICT

3 years ago /

  There is a worry that third world countries like Nigeria focus more on ICT crimes and other negative sides of ICT but for Professor of Technology from the University of Ibadan, Adenike Osofisan, there should be a regulation to enable schools and offices create and monitor their own websites as a means of utilizing the positive sides of social media.

PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S REASON FOR CALLING OFF THE 2014 BUDGET PRESENTATION

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan, once again, called off the presentation of the 2014 Budget before the National Assembly yesterday. The reason expressed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati is the failure of the Executive and Legislature to harmonise their positions on the Crude Oil benchmark.

Constitution or Constitutionalism – Legal Experts brainstorm at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Lecture.

3 years ago /

Nigeria commemorates its centenary in 2014. From 1914 to date, no fewer than 9 constitutions have been in place, 4 of these during the colonial era. The 1999 constitution promulgated by the military currently in operation in the 4th republic has undergone amendment once

Festus Iyayi’s Death – F.G Says his Ideals not to be forgotten

3 years ago /

With a heavy heart, the supervising Minister of Education made his way to Benin to condole with the widow and family of former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities – ASUU, Festus Iyayi.

 

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS ACCUSE PRESIDENT JONATHAN OF ENCOURAGING CORRUPTION

3 years ago /

A coalition of civil society groups  known as “Say No Campaign “ has  raised alarm over what it  calls the senseless extra budgeting spending by the Federal government.

 

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT APPROVES $1BILLION FROM EXCESS CRUDE ACCOUNT

3 years ago /

The Nigerian government has approved the sum of $1billion (one   billion dollars) from the excess crude account as augmentation for allocation to the three tiers of government for the month of October

 

TARABA CRISIS: Civil societies issue note of warning

3 years ago /

Some civil rights activists have warned that if the  crisis between the Taraba state governor, Danbaba Suntai and his Deputy Garba Umar   is not amicably resolved it  may plunge the state into anarchy.

 

ODUAHGATE: Stella Oduah to appear before the Senate Committee on Aviation, not the plenary

3 years ago /

The Senate has resolved that the Minister of Aviation should appear before its Committee on Aviation instead of appearing at the plenary. Chairman Senate Committee on aviation, Uzodinma, assured that the committee will do everything within its power to unravel the mystery in the aviation sector.

NIGERIA POLICE REFORM: SENATE TO INVESTIGATE N130Bn SPENT BETWEEN 2011 TO 2013

3 years ago /

The Nigerian Senate says restructuring the police force will cost about N1.3billion (one point three trillion naira).

NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT: INTERIOIR MINISTER SAYS ONE THOUSAND NAIRA FEE FOR CONSULTANTS

3 years ago /

Giving the order by the House Joint Committee on Public Service Matters to stop collecting the N1000 charged applicants as recruitment fee, the Minister of Interior, Aba Moro was invited to explain what the charge is all about.

PENSIONERS BENEFIT: RETIREES CAUTION GOVERNMENT ON USE OF PENSION FUNDS, THREATEN TO SHUTDOWN NIPOST

3 years ago /

It is no longer news that retirees in Nigeria are owed several month of their benefit and entitlement. To this end, the leadership of the pensioners plans to use the influence of the Nigerian Labor Congress, NLC to address the plight of the retirees of the Nigerian Postal service.

NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE: REAR ADMIRAL AGHOLOR RESUMES AS 14TH COMMANDANT

3 years ago /

That presentation of flag and other insignia of office as well as the signing of hand over note, signal the change of guards at Nigeria’s National Defense College (NDC). While Admiral General Thomas Lokoson has stepped aside as the Commandant of the College, Rear Admiral Ndidi Agholor steps in as the 14th Commandant of the College.

FCT INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT: ENGINEERING WORK ON KATAMPE DISTRICT SATISFACTORY

3 years ago /

Private partnership agreement of the engineering infrastructure for Katampe district Phase 2 was signed on 19th of October 2010 between the FCDA and the developer. The project with a 3year construction period has a total development cost of 61 billion naira. Senator Ken Nnamani during an inspection of the project site, urged the developer to ensure that the project is executed according to the agreement and handed over within the 2015 deadline.

Nigeria Anti-Corruption Law: Legal Luminaries seek stricter punishment for corruption

3 years ago /

The challenge of corruption remains a serious problem facing Nigeria today which informed the Government’s decision to set up many institutions to tackle the menace.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: FCT KICKS AGAINST TALKS TO DIVIDE NIGERIA

3 years ago /

The Presidential Advisory Committee on dialogue is moving round the country, and today, the group is in Abuja the Nigeria’s capital. Abuja, the nation’s capital occupies a special place in Nigeria and has become Home for citizens in search of greener pastures. With this influx comes a few concerns; land, resettlements and compensation and the rights to the original in habitant.