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Nigeria Has No Option Than To Fight Climate Change – Buhari

2 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria has no other option than to join countries across the world to fight climate change. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave the hint on Wednesday during his appearance on Politics Today. The President joined more than 60 Heads...

House Of Reps Holds Public Hearing On NGO Bill

3 days ago /
Nation 

The proposed non-governmental organisations, NGOs bill has been described as a tool in the hands of the executive to stifle NGOs that are active in ensuring accountability and transparency of governance to its citizens. This was the position of most participants at the public hearing organised by the House of Representatives...

FG Urges Nigerians To Shun Illegal Migration

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Senior Special Assistant To President Buhari on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has enjoined Nigerians especially women and youths to enroll in skills acquisition  and shun all forms of advances aimed at fleeing the country in search of greener pastures Dabiri-erewa who gave the advice at the end of the law...

Angola, Nigeria To Strengthen Relations

3 days ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The president of Angola, Joao Lorenco has promised to strengthen the existing relations between his country and Nigeria. President Lorenco gave the assurance at a colourful ceremony at the presidential villa in Luanda when the new Nigerian ambassador to Angola, Adesesan Olatunde presented his letters of credence to the president. Ambassador Olatunde, decked in...

Reps Commence Public Hearing On NGO Bill

3 days ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations and International Development Partners on Wednesday commenced a public hearing on the controversial NGO Bill. The bill which has come under heavy criticisms seeks to set up a Federal Agency to be known as the NGO Regulatory Commission to regulate activities of NGO’s...

El-Rufai Signs 2018 Budget Into Law

4 days ago /
Nation 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday, signed the 2018 budget of N216.55 billion into law, with a promise to complete all ongoing projects and initiating new ones. The document tagged: “Budget of Consolidation” is made up of N85.44 billion in recurrent expenditure and N131.1billion in capital expenditure. While signing the...

Coalition Of NGOs Tackle FG On NGO Regulation Bill

5 days ago /
Nation 

A coalition of civil society groups in Nigeria has frowned at the Federal Government’s proposed non-governmental organisation on regulation bill which it says is a violation of civil society’s constitutional rights. Representatives of civil society groups at a news conference in Abuja said the bill, if passed into law, portends a...

 

Female Lawyers Urge Government To Do More In Checkmating Human Trafficking

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Abuja breach of the International Federation Of Female Lawyers, FIDA, has told the federal government to intensify efforts in checkmating human trafficking involving Nigerians within and outside the country. The female lawyers made the call during a courtesy visit to the shelters home of the national agency for the prohibition...

Controversy Over Kidnap Of Kwara State University Students

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

confusion as rumours about the kidnap of twelve of its students spread across the state. While the school management and police say that only one student was kidnapped and released, a friend of the victim who received a text message from the abducted and released student insisted on twelve. A two hundred...

Plateau PDP Chairman, Son Kidnapped

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Plateau State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Damishi Sango has been allegedly kidnapped, alongside four others in Jere, along the Kaduna/Abuja expressway. The incident was said to have occured while they were in transit from Jos to Abuja in preparations for the party’s national convention. Sango, who was also a former Minister of...

500 Inmates Regain Freedom As Buhari Visits Kano

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday attended a ceremony in Kurmawa Central Prison Kano where 500 prisoners regained freedom. According to a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu, the inmates were either pardoned or set free upon the payment of fines by Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. The President graced the occasion with...

Countering Violent Extremism Through DDRR

1 week ago /
Security 

Nigeria has adopted the action plan on Demobilization, Disassociation, Reintegration and Reconciliation (DDRR) as part of efforts to strengthen Nigeria’s policy framework for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE). The DDRR action plan is expected to enhance the techniques for handling suspected Boko-haram associates and persons affected by insurgency. The program was...

#EndSARS: SERAP Petitions UN Over ‘Detention’ Of Human Rights Activist By SARS

1 week ago /
Nation 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations over the alleged detention of a human rights defender and a project tracking official at BudgIT Nigeria, Moses Motoni. SERAP in a statement on Wednesday said they petitioned four UN special rapporteurs drawing their attention to...

BREAKING: Buhari Arrives Kano On Working Visit

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Kano State on a two-day working visit. The President arrived the VIP Wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Wednesday morning to commence the working visit. He was received by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State and the Emir...

Okorocha Appoints Commissioner For Happiness, 28 Others

1 week ago /
Politics 

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha,  has appointed 28 new commissioners, promising to complete all ongoing projects in the state before the end of his tenure in 2019. Among the newly sworn-in commissioners include Mrs Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) who was announced at the state’s Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment. Okorocha said...

Lawyer Claims Metuh’s Life Under Threat

1 week ago /
Nation 

Counsel to a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Olisa Metuh, in the ongoing arms deal trial, has told a Federal High Court that the lives of his clients Mr Metuh and the lead counsel in the case Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu are been threatened. According to...

Flamingoes Leave For Ethiopia For U-17 World Cup Qualifier

2 weeks ago /
Sports  

The national Under-17 women team, the Flamingoes, on Thursday departed the country for Ethiopia ahead of their Uruguay 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier. Flamingoes will clash with Ethiopian counterparts in Addis Ababa on Sunday, December 3 in their first qualifying match for the World Cup finals. Coach Bala Nikyu led...

Al-Makura Presents N122bn 2018 Budget

2 weeks ago /
Business and Economy  

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has presented the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N122,820,943,284 to the State House of Assembly. The bill, which is tagged ‘Budget of Sustainable Development’, has an increase of 34.25% which represents N31billion as against the 2017 budget which was N91billion. While presenting the budget on Wednesday, the governor scored...

President Buhari To Attend Counter-Terrorism Summit In Jordan

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to attend a counter-terrorism summit in Jordan on December 2 and 3. A statement issued Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the President would join other Heads of State in Aqaba, to review strategies in fighting terrorism and reinforce...

I Did Not Assent To Maina’s Reinstatement Letter, Malami Insists

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Mr Abubakar Malami has stood his ground that he did not authorize the controversial letter reinstating the embattled former Chairman, Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina. Malami made his position known on Thursday during a resumed public hearing on Maina...


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