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BBOG Demands Report Of Investigation Into Abduction Of Chibok Girls

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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...

FG Moves To Revamp Postal Sector

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government says it is looking for new and creative ways to revamp the postal services as a key driver in the diversification efforts of the government. Minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, who said this during the inauguration of the steering committee for postal sector reforms says government will separate the...

NEPAD To Train Women For Agri-Business

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian office of the New Partnership for Africa’s development, NEPAD, says it will soon commence a train the trainer program aimed at improving agriculture and entrepreneurship practice in all the local governments in the country. The national coordinator of NEPAD Nigeria, Gloria Akobundu said this in Abuja while receiving some...

NSCDC Warns Against Fuel Hoarding

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has warned petrol dealers in the country against inflicting hardship on the people by hoarding the product. Gana who made this known during a surveillance operation conducted by the corps on the emerging fuel scarcity in the country,...

Buhari Eulogises Professor Akin Oyebode At 70

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated erudite scholar and renowned professor of international law, Professor Akin Oyebode, as he clocks 70 years. President Buhari joined the academia, all professional colleagues, family and friends of the scholar, who has spent 44 years in research, teaching and writing seminar papers that both institutions and...

NESREA Advocates Green Economy

3 days ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigerian government says an inclusive green economy focused on ending widespread environmental and health risks is an alternative to the current environmental degradation. The director general, National Environmental Standards And Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) Lawrence Anukam said this while briefing journalists on the forthcoming conference of key players in environmental...

CJN Charges Key Players On Justice, Equity For Nation Building

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Chief Justice of Nigeria ,Justice Walter Onnoghen has charged key players in various sectors of the country’s affairs, including the judiciary to ensure justice, equity, and fair play in national affairs. Onnoghen made the call at the gala night for the 2017 fellows of the Nigerian institute of advanced legal...