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Dokpesi Takes Campaign To Ex-President Jonathan

19 hours ago /
Politics 

Business mogul and politician, High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi has extended his tour of homes of leaders and founding fathers of the People's Democratic Party, PDP to the office of former president Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Dokpesi's visit was to intimate the former president of his decision to...

Nigeria Education: Senate Wants State Of Emergency‬ Declared

19 hours ago /
Education  Nation 

The Nigerian senate on Tuesday asked governments at all levels in the country to declare state of emergency to address the problems of  falling standards of education in the country. The senate position follows a motion by Senator Adamu Aliero representing Kebbi central, drawing lawmakers' attention to a sharp decline in...

Senate Pushes For Free And Compulsory Education At All Levels‬

19 hours ago /
Education  Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday pushed strongly for free and compulsory education for citizens at all levels. The senate resolution follows a motion by Senator Ali Wakili, (Bauchi south) drawing attention to October 17 which is set aside by the united nations to commemorate international day for the eradication of poverty. No...

Benue Considers Downward Review Of N7.8 Billion Monthly Wage Bill

19 hours ago /
Nation 

To address the problem of unpaid salaries in the state, Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom says the state government is now left with no other option than to review downwards the wage bill, which according to him constitutes a huge burden on government.  In a chat with state house correspondents...

Panic In Akure Over Military Medical Outreach

20 hours ago /
Nation 

There was panic and confusion at most public and private schools in Ondo state on Tuesday, following rumours that military personnel are immunizing students with poisonous vaccines. The panic resulted in parents withdrawing their wards from primary and secondary schools in Akure, the state capital. While the management of Fiwasaye girls' grammar...

Cross River Governor Ayade Calls For Prisons Reform To Enhance Productivity

20 hours ago /
Nation 

Cross river state governor, Senator Ben Ayade has called for an overhaul of the Nigerian prison system to position it as a government parastatal that drives reformation and productivity in the country. Ayade made the call in Calabar, when he received the state controller of the Nigerian prison service, Imaikop Ndaekong,...

Nigeria Power Sector: Senate Wants A Separate Minister To Supervise Sector

20 hours ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday asked the federal government to appoint a separate minister of power to effectively and efficiently oversee activities in the sector. The portfolio is currently merged with that of works and housing with the responsibility falling squarely on one Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola. Senate believes separating the portfolio...

Senator Misau Reacts To Charges Of Falsehood

20 hours ago /
Nation 

Senator Hamma Misau, representing Bauchi central senatorial zone, has said that he is ready to meet the federal government in court to defend the allegations of falsehood levelled against him. Misau in a statement by his counsel, Godwin Obla on Tuesday in Abuja said   he is facing criminal trial because...

State Governors Ask Buhari To Release Balance Of London/Paris Funds

20 hours ago /
Nation 

Governors of the thirty six states of the federation are asking President Muhammadu Buhari to release to them what is left of the London/Paris exit payment to enable the states plan for the 2018 fiscal year.  The governors are also hoping that ongoing reconciliation of figures regarding the exit fund will...

FG Asks Court To Revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail; Abaribe Urges Court To Discharge Him As Surety

1 day ago /
Nation 

A senator, Eyinaya Abaribe representing abia south central senatorial district who stood as surety for the leader of the now proscribed indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has asked the federal high court, Abuja to discharge him as surety to the fugitive IPOB leader.  The court was expected to commence the trial of...

Rivers, Real Madrid Sign Agreement To Set Up Football Academy In Port Harcourt

1 day ago /
Nation  Sports  

In continuation of the process for the setting up of a real Madrid academy in rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday toured the training facilities of the club in far away Spain. The governor met with officials and players of the club including current world footballer of the year, Cristiano...

FG Turns To Technology For Nominal Roll Of Workers

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government is taking steps to ensure that irregularities in data collection for the nominal roll of workers in the ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs are checked through the application of appropriate technology. Acting executive chairman of the federal character commission, FCC, Shettima Bukar Abba gave this assurance in Abuja...

NAC Elects New Leaders

1 day ago /
Politics 

One of the opposition parties in Nigeria, National Action Council (NAC) has elected leaders to pilot its affairs. The party held its first national convention since 2002 with a view to repositioning for the 2019 elections. Since 2002 when the national action council came into existence, the party has not been able...

Federal Character Commission Asks Senate To Be Proactive On Recruitment Bill

1 day ago /
Nation 

The federal character commission has asked the Nigerian senate to back its move compelling MDA’s to advertise vacant positions before recruitment with necessary budgetary allocations to fund such an exercise. Acting executive chairman of the federal character commission Shettima Bukar Abba said this in Abuja while reacting to the bill which...

W.H.O To Collaborate With Borno State On Polio Eradication

1 day ago /
Health  Nation 

World Health Organisation, WHO says it will collaborate with Borno state government to ensure that Nigeria is certified polio-free, despite the security challenges being faced. Who's regional director for Africa, Rebecca Moeti said this in Maiduguri where she partook in an integrated polio/malaria prevention campaign  flag-off. Vaccination against polio, and the provision...

Medical Experts Urged To Intensify Research In Herbal Medicine

1 day ago /
Health  Nation 

Medical experts in Nigeria have been urged to intensify research in the area of herbal medicine, for the production of new drugs that will help meet the health needs of the citizens. Some medical experts who spoke on the enormous potentials of herbal plants, said research into identification, extraction, classification and...

Buhari Condemns Killings In Plateau State

1 day ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as sad and regrettable, news of the recent killings of at least 20 people in plateau state, during what has been described as a reprisal attack by some herdsmen. The president has therefore instructed the military and the police not only to bring the violence to...

Nigeria/Cameroon Boundary Crisis: Governor Ayade, CP Appeal For Calm In Danare

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Cross River State Governor Senator Ben Ayade has called for peaceful co-existence among the people of Danare 2 in Boki Local Government area of the state and their Cameroonian counterparts over the continuous boundary crisis in the community. Ayade who was represented by the state security adviser, Jude Ngaji during...

Senator Isah Misau Arraignment Stalled

1 day ago /
Nation 

The federal capital territory high court in Abuja on Monday fixed 19th of  October for the arraignment of the senator representing Bauchi central senatorial district, Isah Misau, who was charged by the attorney-general of the federation for  making injurious falsehood against the inspector-general of police,  Ibrahim Idris. The arraignment slated for...

Hurricane Ophelia Heads To UK

2 days ago /
International News 

The metrological office in the United Kingdom has warned of "potential danger to life" as the remnants of hurricane Ophelia heads for the British isles with one hundred and thirty kilometers per hour winds. An amber warning for Northern Ireland, where all schools closed on Monday, is already in force The hurricane...