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National Assembly Slashes Information Ministry’s Budget By ₦120m

1 week ago /
Nation 

The newly approved 2017 budget by the National Assembly indicates that the lawmakers slashed the travelling, refreshment and miscellaneous expenses appropriated for Ministry of Information and Culture to from N661 million to N541 million. The ministry had in the budget estimate proposed to spend N661,006,782 on travelling and transportation, refreshment and...

It Is Abominable To Wish President Buhari Dead – Alaafin Warns Nigerians

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has declared that it is totally wrong for anyone to wish President Muhammadu Buhari dead. He said it was abominable to wish anyone created by God dead. The Alaafin, who said he had been following the debate over the president’s health, noted that it was...

Arik, Aero May Merge As National Carrier

1 week ago /
Transport  

A likely merger and conversion of assets of Arik Air and Aero Contractors is one of the options being considered by the Federal Government (FG) in the buildup to a new national carrier for the country. The option, according to sources, is due to the alleged debt burden of the airlines....

JAMB Monitoring UTME Through CCTV Cameras – Official

1 week ago /
Education 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it is monitoring the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), through its central Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in Abuja. The Board’s Niger Coordinator, Muhammed Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Minna that all the examination centres were linked...

Nnamdi Kanu Reacts To Reports That He’s Gunning To Become Biafran President

1 week ago /
Politics 

The embattled leader of the Pro-Biafran group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to popular opinion that he intends to become the president of the Republic of Biafra if the dream is actualized. Nnamdi Kanu who was recently released on bail while speaking with Vanguard noted that...

INEC Inaugurates Planning Committee For 2019 Elections

1 week ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday inaugurated the Election Project Plan Committee (EPPC). The Commission also approved the 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan for immediate implementation, following its validation by stakeholders. The EPPC has an INEC National Commissioner, Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu as Chairman, as well as the Director of Planning...

Ekiti Assembly Orders Probe of Fayemi

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has ordered Governor Ayodele Fayose to set up a judicial or administrative panel to probe his predecessor, Dr Kayode Fayemi. The Assembly said the step became necessary after Fayemi, who is the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, refused to appear before it to answer questions about...

Police Confirm Release Of Nasarawa Lawmaker’s Sister, Mother

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the release of the mother and sister of a lawmaker, who were abducted by gunmen in Angwan Yara village of Akwanga Local Government Area. The mother and sister of Kassim Mohammed-Kassim, who represents Akwanga South in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, were abducted...

UNIBEN Students Protest Over Colleague’s Death

1 week ago /
Nation 

Some students of the University of Benin in Benin city, the Edo State capital staged a protest on Thursday to call for the proper management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). The students said the call became necessary following the alleged poor services rendered to their colleague, Gerald Azubuike,...

Northern Elders Pledge Loyalty To Osinbajo As Acting President

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Northern Elders’ Forum has pledged its loyalty and support to Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as well as the unity of the country. The Deputy Leader of the forum, Paul Unongo, made this known on Thursday after a meeting of the forum in Kano State. The leaders urged Professor Osinbajo...

Okowa Promises Prudent Management Of Public Funds

1 week ago /
Nation 

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has appealed to communities engaged in dispute over land to seek peaceful resolution of conflict. Governor Okowa made the call at a town hall meeting where he also assured the people of prudent management of public funds by his administration. He said contracts for the execution of...

Finally, National Assembly Publishes Its Budget

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Senate has published a budget of N125bn as the National Assembly’s projected spending for 2017. This is the first time in many years that the National Assembly will be releasing to the public details of its spending for a fiscal year. A breakdown of the budget indicates that N23,789,787,880 will go...

House of Reps Passes N7.44tn 2017 Budget

1 week ago /
Nation 

After starting Thursday’s plenary on a rowdy note, the House of Representatives has passed the 2017 Budget. The House passed the budget after adopting the report of the Appropriation Committee. President Muhammadu Buhari had presented a budget of N7.298tn to the National Assembly in December 2016, but the Committee on Appropriation headed...

BREAKING: National Assembly Passes 2017 Budget

1 week ago /
Nation 

Both chambers of the National Assembly have passed the 2017 Budget, five months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented it to them. The House of Representatives first passed the budget of N7.441tn on Thursday, followed by the Senate. President Buhari had presented a budget of N7.298tn to a joint sitting of the National Assembly on...

Plateau State Governor Signs 2017 Budget

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has signed the appropriation bill of one hundred and thirty-nine billion, four hundred and ninety-four million, three hundred and eight thousand, two hundred and fifty-six Naira (N139, 494,308,256:00) only as the 2017 Appropriation Law for Plateau State. This is made up of recurrent expenditure of...

We Must Defeat Drug Merchants, Says NDLEA Chairman

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Colonel Muhammad Abdallah (Rtd),  says the agency cannot afford to remain static in its war against drug abuse, therefore its merchants require more strategies. “We cannot afford to remain static for the fact that the drug criminals are...

Adeleke’s Family Shuns Coroner Inquest

1 week ago /
Nation 

The family of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke has shunned the Coroner inquest into his death, backing its resolve not to be involved in the process with action. Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, had on May 3 ordered the inquest amid controversy over the Senator’s sudden death. The Coroner’s inquest headed by...

Food Security: Nasarawa Govt. Subsidise Fertilizer For Farmers

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa State Government says it has concluded arrangements to purchase more than 240,000 bags of fertilizers to distribute to farmers at a subsidized rate. The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Jameel Zakari made the disclosure in an interview in Lafia. He said the government would ensure that genuine...

Alleged $15.5m Laundering: Trial Of Jonathan’s Former Aide Stalled

1 week ago /
Nation 

The scheduled trial of Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former Senior Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and two others, over an alleged $15.5m laundering has suffered a setback. The trial, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, was stalled as a result of the absence of the lawyers to...

Kaduna Dry Port To Be Commissioned Soon – Shippers’ Council

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, says the Kaduna Inland Dry Port is set to be commissioned at any time soon. Mr Bello said this while addressing stakeholders on Wednesday, shortly after inspecting facilities at the port in Kaduna State, the first...


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