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Osinbajo Assigns Portfolios To Two New Ministers

18 hours ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two new ministers who were recently confirmed by the Senate. They are Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan. While Mr Ocheni is now the Minister of State For Labour, Mr Hassan was sworn in as the second minister of state in...

Outcome Of Kenyan Elections-Analysis

20 hours ago /
International News 

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected in a hotly contested election in the East African Country  Of Kenya. Kenyatta took fifty four point three percent of the votes while his main challenger Raila Odinga secured Forty Fourth point seven percent.   But the election was not devoid of violence. The presidential poll was...

Government Appeal To University Teachers To Suspend Ongoing Indefinite Strike

21 hours ago /
Education 

The Nigerian government has appealed to university teachers to suspend the ongoing indefinite strike, in the interest of students writing promotion examinations. The appeal is contained in statements from the ministries of education and, labour and employment even as the national association of Nigerian students issued a 21-day ultimatum for the...

Court Martial Sentences Airman To Death For Killing Girlfriend

21 hours ago /
Nation 

The General Court Martial of the Nigerian Air Force has sentenced Air Craftsman Kalu Bernard of the Nigerian Air Force Ammamem unit, to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend and colleague, Miss Oladipupo Sholape on March 12, 2017. The President of the General Court Martial, Group Captain Elisha Bindul, handed...

Pro And Anti–Buhari Protest Continues

1 day ago /
Nation 

As the “Our Mumu Don Do” movement led by Charles Oputa on the phrase “Resume Or Resign” marked its day 8, of the protest, other pro-Buhari groups have continued to flood the unity fountain in Maitama, Abuja to show their support for the president. The groups under different names and slogans sprang...

Government Reneged On A 2013 Memorandum Of Understanding -ASUU

1 day ago /

The Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU has started an indefinite strike over government’s seriousness to review the already poorly implemented 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement. At a briefing in Abuja on Monday, ASUU president professor Biodun Ogunyemi said government has reneged on a 2013 memorandum of understanding. ASUU strike is coming barely one week...

South Korean president calls on U.S. allies to help prevent a war

1 day ago /
International News 

South Korean president Moon Jae-In has called on his U.S. allies to help prevent a war, amid worsening tension over the North’s nuclear threat. Moon told the visiting top us military official that there must be a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Gen Joseph Dunford said the US priority was diplomacy but...

Burkina Faso: Terror Attack Leaves 18 People Dead

1 day ago /
International News 

18 people have been killed and a number of others wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses say one Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. A jihadist attack on...

Akwa Ibom: NLC On Ruling Class

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria labour congress president Ayuba Wabba has called on Nigerians to be wary of efforts by a segment of the ruling class to disintegrate the country by their continuous calls for restructuring.  Wabba told workers to be politically conscious and obtain their voter cards to enable them vote out such...

Liberia’s President Sirleaf Praises Nigeria

2 days ago /
International News 

Liberia’s president, Ellen Sirleaf says Liberians will forever remain grateful to Nigeria for her display of big brotherly love to their country especially during the civil war. President Sirleaf who said this at the presidential villa  when she hosted a Nigerian delegation to a peace building carnival in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, thanked...

President Buhari Expresses Hope That He Would Return Soon

2 days ago /
Nation 

Recuperating Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari as praised Nigerian television houses in particular and the media in general for keeping him abreast of events in Nigeria. Buhari gave the media a pat on the back when he received his media team at the Nigerian house in London on Saturday. The president who has...

PDP Powerfully Re-Launched Itself

2 days ago /
Politics 

Nigeria’s largest opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday re-launched itself powerfully after its defeat at the last general election in 2015 at its 2017 special non-elective national convention.  The carnival like convention created an atmosphere for members to reunite. It also created an opportunity for many to sell their ambitions...

PDP Special Convention: National Caretaker Committee Extended By Four Months

2 days ago /
Politics 

The special non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has extended the tenure of the national caretaker committee, by four months. This was the highlight of resolutions adopted at the convention, which held in Abuja on Saturday. The party also ratified the dissolution of Anambra state executive, dissolved the executive committee...

Jonathan Blasts Critics, Says Only PDP Can Lead Nigeria To Greatness

2 days ago /
Nation 

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has faulted critics of his administration and the Peoples Democratic Party, saying the party is back and is the only one that can lead the country to greatness. Mr Jonathan’s comments came at the PDP’s non-elective national convention today in Abuja, one month after the Supreme...

Osinbajo Congratulates Kenyatta On Election Victory

2 days ago /
Nation 

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has assured the people and government of Kenya of Nigeria’s support and cooperation in the nation’s bid towards transformation. Professor Osinbajo said this in his congratulatory message to the President, Uhuru Kenyatta following his re-election victory at the August 8 general elections. “Permit me to use this momentous...

ASUU To Embark On Indefinite Nationwide Strike

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is prepared to embark on an indefinite nationwide industrial action. This is according to a statement signed by the president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, following an extensive discussion. Details to follow...

FG Has Spent N6bn On School Feeding Programme In 14 States – Presidency

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has announced that a total of 14 states now benefit from the school feeding programme set up by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. In a statement by the spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, the Presidency also noted that it is now close to its target...

Acting President Osinbajo Inaugurates Investigation Panel

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the presidential panel of investigation to review compliance of the armed forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement. The nine-man panel, which is chaired by justice Biobele Georgewill, was inaugurated at the Aso rock villa Abuja on Friday. Following allegations of human rights...

Senate Condemns Police Brutality

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate has condemned the action of the police in using force to disperse a group of protesters in Abuja, campaigning against the medical vacation of president Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by the senate spokes person; Aliyu Abdullahi said the upper legislative chamber will not support any violation of the...

Osinbajo Appoints 21 New Permanent Secretaries

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, disclosed this in a statement signed on Thursday in Abuja by the Director of Communications in the office, Mr...


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