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Malala Asks FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Education

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Founder of the Malala Fund and Girls Education Activist, Malala Yousafzai, has asked the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. She made the call on Monday after a closed door meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House as part of activities to...

FCT Natives wade On Restructuring the country

1 week ago /

The original inhabitants of the federal capital territory have waded into calls for restructuring the country. The natives in a town hall meeting held in Abuja are agitating for a state status for the FCT. They also want the national assembly to hands off its legislative duties to an FCT house of...

Calabar: Over 10 Persons Confirmed Dead In NNPC Tank Farm Explosion

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No fewer than ten persons including local fishermen have been confirmed dead as a result of fire that gutted the NNPC tank farm located within the vicinity of the Nigerian ports authority, Calabar. Several others among them fishermen in the nearby Esuk Utan fishing community who sustained varied degrees of injuries are currently undergoing treatment at various...

EU/Nigeria Seek Bilateral Relations

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The European union is seeking ways of consolidating and creating new partnerships with the African union, as both continents need each other for economic prosperity The German envoy Bernhard Schlagheck said this at an interactive session with Nigerian top managers  on how the European union and Africa can develop stronger collaborations. Schlagheck  said  that Nigeria remains a key...

Oyo Govt Trains 1600 Civil Servants On Capacity Development

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The Oyo Government says more than 1600 civil servants and teachers have benefited from local and overseas capacity building and training programme since the beginning of the Ajimobi-led administration. The Governor disclosed this while declaring open a capacity development programme organized by the state government for management and senior staff in...

Lagos Assembly To Reduce Pension Of Tinubu, Fashola, Others

1 week ago /

The Lagos State House of Assembly has disclosed of plan to reduce pension of former governors in the state. Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa said this at the weekend at a meeting with civil society organisations. He said, “This House is amending the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension) Law. The amendment is titled,...

Reps To Probe Alleged Diversion Of Contract Funds By Finance Ministry

1 week ago /

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has announced its readiness to reopen the hearing on the allegation of diversion of contract funds and non-remittance of taxes to Federation Account by Federal Ministry of Finance. Chairman of the committee, Kingsley Chinda, who stated this yesterday in an interview, said the...

Advocates Of Break-Up Ignorant Of God’s Purpose For Nigeria, Says Dogara

1 week ago /

House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara has cautioned advocates of a divided Nigeria, saying they are ignorant of God’s plans for the country. According to the Speaker, who spoke at a church event in Abuja yesterday, the 1970 Civil War was enough to break-up the country. But, he said God had other...

Policemen Fire FRSC Officers For Stopping Abia Speaker’s Wife’s Car

1 week ago /

The Abia State House of Assembly Speaker,  Chikwendu Kalu, on Saturday, allegedly ordered some policemen in the state to shoot officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps on patrol. Eyewitnesses told reporters  that the speaker gave the order when the FRSC officers stopped the Sport Utility Vehicle his wife was travelling...

UNIMAID Attacks: Borno Governor Addresses University Senate

1 week ago /

Governor Kashim Shettima on Wednesday addressed the Senate, the highest academic organ) at the University of Maiduguri ‎with his remarks focusing on measures by taking by the Borno State Government to forestall serial suicide attacks on the eastern portion of the University by Boko Haram insurgents. The Governor was invited...

UN Honors professor Babatunde Osotimehin

1 week ago /

The UN system in Nigeria has held a memorial in honour of the executive director of the United Nations population fund, at the UN house in Abuja on Friday. Participants of the event described him as a defender of the rights of women and children. These are diplomats and Nigerians from all...

FG Approves Equal Salaries For HND, Degree Holders

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The Federal Government has ended the dichotomy between holders of University degrees and Higher National Diploma in all the para-military services. To this end, the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board has directed that all officers with HND should be upgraded to COMPASS 08, which is the salary grade level...

Northern Youth Group Wants Kanu, IPOB Declared Terrorists

1 week ago /

A northern youth group that demanded Nigerians of ethnic Igbo nationality leave the northern region, have called on the United Nations to declare Indigenous People of Nigeria, IPOB, and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, terrorists. The group on Thursday said IPOB’s continued action was a clear signal that it is committed to...

Defence Headquarters Denies Power Play Allegations

1 week ago /

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has denied allegations that the military is involved in power games with a so-called cabal against Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. The allegations were contained in a report published by Sahara Reporters. The Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche said in a statement that the...

Court Grants Ex-Jigawa Governor Saminu Turaki Bail

1 week ago /

A High Court at the Federal Captal Territory, Abuja, on Thursday admitted to bail the former Governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki. The former governor was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on July 4, 2017, in Abuja at the venue of the public presentation of a...

ICPC Takes Anti-Corruption Fight To Cross River State

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has taken its anti-corruption fight to Cross River State. The Chairman of the agency, Bar. Ekpo Nta, charged states across Nigeria on the need to enthrone integrity, transparency and accountability. This according to him, would attract support from donor agencies to be used to improve the...

Evans Suit: Court Slams Lawyer With N20,000 As Punitive Cost

1 week ago /

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday awarded a cost of N20,000 against a Lagos based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, who is counsel to the suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike more popularly known as Evans. Presiding Justice, Abdulaziz Anka, awarded the punitive cost for what he described as unprofessional conduct. Ogungbeje...

Reps Condemn Alleged Killing Of Nigerians By Cameroonians

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The House of Representatives has condemned the alleged killing of 97 Nigerians in Bakassi by Cameroonian gendarmes. Rep. Gabriel Kolawole, the sponsor of the motion of urgent national importance, informed the House of the recent attacks which according to him, contravenes the Green Tree Agreement signed by both the Nigerian and...

Edo Government To Collaborate With FIDA In Eradication Of Human Trafficking

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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the executive members of the International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), Edo State Chapter of his administration’s resolve to hunt down those  involved in human trafficking in the state. Mr  Obaseki gave this assurance when he received a delegation from FIDA led by its...

Ebonyi Govt Seeks Military Intervention In Boundary Issues With Cross River

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The Ebonyi State Governor,  Dave Umahi, has called on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Burutai, to intervene in the boundary issues between Ebonyi and Cross River states which has led to alleged killing and destruction of properties. Governor Umahi, during the Commissioning of Water Plant Facility in Enugu,...