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Government Reneged On A 2013 Memorandum Of Understanding -ASUU

6 days 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...

Anambra Church Shootings: Delta State Governor Condemn Attack

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Delta state governor, senator Ifeanyi Okowa has condoled his Anambra state counterpart, Willie Obiano over Sunday’s church attack at St. Philips catholic church Ozubulu In Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state.  The governor condemned in strong terms the attack by gunmen leading to the death of several worshippers. The governor expressed...

Senate President, Saraki On “Almajiri” Education

2 weeks ago /
Education  Nation 

The president of the Nigerian senate, Bukola Saraki says the eight senate is working to reposition the “Almajiri” Islamic education system for destitute in the northern part of the country. Saraki told a delegation from the centre for crisis communication and conveners’ of a proposed national conference on Almajiri that the...

Osinbajo Declares Open Commonwealth Speakers Conference

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Speakers and presiding officers from the commonwealth, Africa region, are meeting in Abuja to look at the challenges before the presiding officer in a changing society. The conference was declared open by the acting president Yemi Osinbajo with the speaker of Nigeria’s house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara asking legislatures across the...

PDP Governors, Others To Visit President Buhari

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party are among six governors who are scheduled to leave Nigeria today to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London. It was gathered that the visit was being organised by the office of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (retd.). It was...

Senate Pledge Support For The Fight Against Human Trafficking

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria senate says it will support groups and organizations involved in the fight against human trafficking through the provision of enabling laws that would put an end to the practice. Deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu gave the assurance at an event to commemorate the world day against trafficking in persons...

Senate To Consider Constitution Review Committee Report Tuesdays

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Constitution Review has presented its report to lawmakers at the Upper Chamber. The report was presented by the chairman of the committee and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, at Thursday’s plenary presided over by Senate President Bukola Saraki. In a Twitter post, the Upper House said: “The development...

Jonathan Tasks PDP Leaders On Rebuilding Party

1 month ago /
Nation 

Former Presiden, Goodluck Jonathan has urged the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to focus on rebuilding the party. The former President made the appeal on Monday during the party’s expanded caucus meeting at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja. He asked the leaders to put behind the division which the...

Supreme Court Verdict: PDP Senators’ Reax

1 month ago /
Politics 

Lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the senate have welcomed Wednesday’s Supreme Court judgement, which sacked Ali Modu sheriff and confirmed Ahmed Makarfi as chairman of the party. The lawmakers said the decision of the court represents a victory for democracy and calls on sheriff...

Igbos Contributed To Making Kano Commercial Nerve Centre – Ganduje

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Wednesday disclosed that the emergence of the state as a commercial nerve center was as a result of the contributions of Igbos and people of diverse backgrounds residing in the state. He noted that people of other ethnic background are needed to maintain...

Senate President Swears In Ademola Adeleke

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Wednesday, swore in Ademola Adeleke as the senator representing Osun West federal constituency. Adeleke’s swearing in took place at the Upper House of the National Assembly in Abuja, following his victory in last weekend’s bye-election. The lawmaker replaces Senator Isiaka Adeleke who died in April...

Senate Probes TETFund, Alleges Contract Fraud

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has resolved to probe the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund after it alleged procurement fraud at the federal body, which is the country’s intervention agency for managing and disbursing education tax to public tertiary schools. The resolution followed a motion by Jibrin Barau, APC-Kano, who sought an “investigative...

Makarfi, Ekweremadu, Others Laud Supreme Court Judgement

1 month ago /
Nation 

It was jubilation at the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as supporters of Senator Ahmed Makarfi celebrate their victory at the Supreme Court. The PDP Caretaker Committee, led by Senator Makarfi, has been embroiled in a legal tussle in the last 13 months with Senator Ali Modu Sheriff over...

Resign If You Can’t Cope – Senate Tells Fashola

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Appropriation yesterday asked the Works, Power and Housing Minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to resign if he could not cope with the responsibilities of his ministry. After being briefed at a plenary session by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje, on the utterances of Fashola, the...

Maitama Sule: Nigeria Has Lost A Nationalist, Says Saraki

1 month ago /
Nation 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has expressed grief over the death of elder statesman and politician, Maitama Sule, saying that Nigeria has lost a nationalist. Saraki in series of tweets described him as an inspiration to many generations to come, noting, however, that his death came as a shock. Alhaji Maitama Sule will...

Court Asked To Order Saraki To Set Up Panel On Buhari’s Health Status

1 month ago /
Politics 

A Nigerian based in the United States of America, Mr Toyin Dawodu, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to appoint a medical panel to determine the health status of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had left the country for the United...

 

Eid-el-Fitr: Saraki, Ekweremadu Canvasses Tolerance, Patriotism, Unity Among Nigerians

1 month ago /

Senate President,  Bukola Saraki and his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu  have congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of a month-long Ramadan fast, urging  Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peace, patriotism and love for one another as a way of building a strong and united nation.In a separate statement...

 

Saraki Restates readiness for FG's Appeal Against CCT Ruling

1 month ago /

Following the decision of the Federal Government to file an appeal against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which upheld the plea of no case submission he made on the 18-count charge of false asset declaration preferred against him, Senate President, Bukola Saraki says he remains unperturbed...

FG Appeals CCT Acquittal Of Senate President Saraki In False Asset Declaration Trial

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has appealed a court ruling that acquitted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of charges of corruption and false declaration of assets. The Court of Conduct Tribunal last week cleared the Senate President of 13-count charge of corruption levelled against him. The government yesterday at the Court of Appeal Abuja...

Senate Orders Committee to Treat Petitions on Corruption

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate has expanded the responsibilities of one its Committees to include taking petitions from members of the public on allegations of corrupt practices in any government establishment across the country.Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who stated this in his speech at the 11th Annual Business Law Conference of the Nigerian...


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