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

4 days 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...

The “No Work No Pay” Controversy

6 days ago /
Nation 

The pronouncement by the Nigerian Government to enforce the “no work, no pay” policy on any civil servant who goes on an industrial action on any issue, has been receiving reactions from the international labour organization, the employers association and the national assembly. This report examines this law against the pronouncement...

Dokpesi Decries Attempts At Micro-Zoning Of PDP Chairmanship

1 week ago /
Politics 

An aspirant for the chairmanship of The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi has decried the high wire manipulations to micro-zone the chairmanship position to the south­ west as anti-party and against the interest of the party. Dokpesi made this known while fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja on...

Army Denies Allegations On Monkey Pox Vaccination

1 week ago /
Health  Nation 

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations that its ongoing free-medical outreach in the southeast is aimed at infecting people with the monkey pox virus. A statement from eighty-two division of the army signed by Colonel Sagir Musa noted that the rumour was engineered to discredit the nigerian army. Colonel Musa added that...

33 Suspected Cases Of Monkey Pox Reported In Seven States - Minister

1 week ago /
Health  Nation 

The Nigerian government says it has improved on its response mechanism to the outbreak of diseases in the country.  To justify this claim, government has engaged the services of three hundred surveillance officers to notify the relevant health agencies of disease outbreak for quick intervention.  Speaking against the backdrop of the recent...

NLC Backs Kachikwu/Baru Investigation

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has thrown its weight behind senate’s decision to investigate the face-off between minister of state for petroleum Ibe Kachikwu and the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru. NLC President Ayuba Wabba on the sidelines of an international conference on security in...

UNIMAID Disowns Fake Admission List

1 week ago /
Education  Nation 

The University of Maiduguri in Borno state has disclaimed what it describes as, fake and misleading admission list, being circulated on some online media, claiming that it is the university’s 2017/2018 admission list. A press statement by the director public relations, Professor Danjuma Gambo said, the content of the fake document,...

Che Guevara Remembered 50 Years After

1 week ago /
International News 

More than 60,000 people took to the streets of Cuba on Monday to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of latin american revolutionary, Ernesto “che” Guevara. Cuban president, Raul Castro was present at a mass rally on Sunday at the che guevara mausoleum in the town of Santa Clara, 300 kilometres east...

Aisha Buhari Calls For Probe Of State House Medical Centre

1 week ago /
Nation 

The wife of  Nigeria's President, Aisha Buhari, has called for a probe of how the budget for the State House Medical Centre is utilised. Mrs. Buhari made the call in Abuja today, at the opening of a two-day Stakeholders meeting on RMNCAH+N – Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition. She decried the...

NNPC Subsidiary Declares N15.8bn Profit After Tax In 2016

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd. (NGPTC), one of its subsidiary companies, has declared a profit after tax of N15.81 billion in 2016. The NNPC disclosed this in Abuja on Sunday in a statement by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs...

Attack on U.N. base in eastern D.R Congo leaves two dead

1 week ago /
International News 

UN mission says militia fighters in eastern democratic republic of Congo attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base on Friday, triggering clashes that left two of the fighters dead and two peacekeepers slightly wounded. Thirty-four rebels from a Mai-Mai militia have been killed in fighting with Congo’s army in the past week, local...

Cross River government activates surveillance team on Monkey pox

1 week ago /
Health  Nation 

Following the outbreak of the deadly monkey poxvirus in neighboring Bayelsa state, Cross River state government has activated its disease outbreak and surveillance response team at both local and international boarder communities across the state.  The state commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong said the activation of the state disease outbreak, surveillance...

Constitution amendment: Speakers' forum says autonomy of state assemblies non-negotiable

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Speakers' forum says all the thirty-six houses of assembly will ensure that legislative autonomy at the state level is unanimously adopted by them as part of the ongoing constitution amendment. Secretary of the speakers' ADHOC committee on constitution amendment and speaker of cross river state house of assembly, John-Gaul...

FG Approves 25.99 Billion Naira For Payment For Debt Owed Electricity Distribution Companies

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government has approved the sum of twenty five point nine billion naira for the settlement of debts owed electricity distribution companies in Nigeria. The cost covers electricity consumed by federal government ministries, departments and agencies.  Minister of power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola told reporters after the weekly federal executive...

INEC To Release Ekiti, Osun Guber Polls Timetable

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to release the timetable for Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections coming up in 2018. At a meeting with resident electoral commissioners on Thursday in Abuja, the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said that INEC had started preparations for the elections in the two...

2019 Elections: PDP Reconciles Aggrieved Members

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The North-East Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has embarked on a reconciliation process in the region ahead of the 2019 general elections. Chairman of the Committee and Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, said they would leave no stone unturned in uniting the aggrieved party members ahead of the...

Government Urges Parents To Encourage Vocational Skills

3 weeks ago /
Education  Nation 

Nigerian parents and guardians have been told to encourage their children and wards to acquire vocational skills to enable them contribute to the country’s economic development. The call was made by the registrar of the national business and technical examinations board, NABTEB, professor Ifeoma Isngo-Abanihe at a media briefing in Abuja. She...

Constitution Amendment: Ekweremadu Briefs Governors Forum On Progress

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has briefed the Nigeria governors’ forum, NGF, on the ongoing constitution amendment exercise. Ekweremadu, who met with the forum at the presidential villa on Wednesday night, explained that of the 33 bills on the proposed amendments, 21 were passed by the senate and...

Olubadan Palace Attack: No Arrest Yet, Investigation Ongoing – Police

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, has said no arrests have been made in the shooting that took place at the Olubadan’s palace on Monday. Speaking to newsmen in his office at the Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, the Commissioner called on members of the public with useful information to...

NFF Annual General Assembly To Hold October 19

3 weeks ago /
Sports  

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday in Abuja said the 2017 NFF Annual General Assembly (AGA) will now hold in Jos on October 19. A statement by the Federation’s Communications Department said the Federation has informed Youth and Sports Minister,  Solomon Dalung, of this development on Wednesday. It added that world...


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