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Hate Speech Will Be Considered An Act Of Terrorism, Says Osinbajo

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has drawn the line on hate speech, warning that not only will it rejected, it will henceforth be considered an act of terrorism. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said this today in Abuja at the opening of the National Economic Council Summit. Professor Osinbajo’s comments come after months of regional...

Senate Wade’s Into ASUU Strike

2 days ago /
Education 

The Nigerian senate committee on tertiary institutions wants the academic staff union of universities, ASUU to reconsider its position and call off the ongoing strike to allow proper negotiation between the federal government and the union. The committee chairman Jibrin Barau, says the action by the union shows a vote of...

Osinbajo Assigns Portfolios To Two New Ministers

3 days 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...

Government Reneged On A 2013 Memorandum Of Understanding -ASUU

4 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...

Senate Investigates Missing Custom Duty

1 week ago /
Nation 

The threat by the senate committee on customs to arrest some companies accused of complicity in the loss of about 30 trillion naira in the import-export value chain seems to be yielding results as 11 of 33 companies that appeared before the committee. After a closed door session, the chairman of...

Senate Condemns Police Brutality

1 week 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...

Anambra Church Shootings: Delta State Governor Condemn Attack

1 week 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...

Vote By The Senate In Support Of Local Government Autonomy Generate Reactions

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The vote by the Senate in support of local government autonomy as against the devolution of powers to states has continued to generate reactions Some political and economic watchers who spoke to AIT welcomed the idea of local government autonomy but warned against factors that may hinder it from being achieved They...

Acting President Osinbajo, Approves New Appointment In Federal Government Agencies

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved new appointments in some federal government agencies. The independent corrupt practices and other related offences commission has professor Bolaji Owasanoye, as chairman while professor Musa Usman Abubakar is the secretary. On the commission as members are grace Chinda, Okolo Titus, Obiora Igwedebia, Olubukola Balogun,...

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...

Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Diplomatic Staff

2 weeks ago /
International News 

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new U.S. sanctions approved by Congress. Moscow ordered the United States on Friday to cut hundreds...

Senate Demand Review Of The Current Revenue Allocation Formular

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate wants the revenue mobilization, allocation and fiscal commission to immediately embark on a review of the current revenue allocation formular. The review is to reflect changing economic realities in the country. The lawmakers’ resolution followed a motion from senator Adamu Aliero on the need for revenue mobilization allocation and...

Reps Vote In Favour Of Independent Candidature In The Ongoing Constitution Amendment

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Thursday voted in favour of independent candidature in the ongoing constitution amendment. The exercise, which lasted about four hours, saw the lawmakers voting to grant financial autonomy to local government councils and abolition of state and local government joint account. The passage of the proposal for local...

Full List Of 1999 Constitution Amendment

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal lawmakers on Wednesday cast their votes to amend sections in the fourth amendment of the 1999 Constitution. Here is a full list of the sections amended. 1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Fourth Alteration) Bill, No. 1, 2017 (Composition of Members of the Council of State) – This...

Osinbajo Swears In Two New Ministers

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has sworn in the two ministers approved by the Senate three months ago. The Ministers;  Professor Stephen Nkani Ocheni (Kogi State) and Mr. Suleiman Zana Hassan (Gombe State) were sworn in before the Federal Executive Council meeting. The latest Ministers who are without a portfolio have taken...

Senate Okays Autonomy For Local Governments

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Senate has voted in support of the Local Government Autonomy and areas up for amendment in the 1999 Constitution. The Senate also voted against devolution of powers, while the Federal lawmakers have voted in favour of immunity in respect of words spoken or written at plenary sessions. The lawmakers are also...

Senate Passes The Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

3 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

The Senate on Tuesday finally passed the Bill Establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC), an organisation that would provide employment for the youths, facilitate peace, volunteerism, community services and nation building. The Bill, sponsored by Sen. Bayero Nafada (APC-Gombe) was passed in a unanimous voice vote after the Chairman, Committee on...

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...

Senate Committee On Power Visits Power Project In Niger State

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Power has visited the Zungeru Hydro Electric Power project in Niger State. The committee members were received by the project director in charge of the Zungeru Hydro Electric Power project. Engr. Johnson Adewumi. The project director took the committee around for inspection and explained the points under construction. Speaking...

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...


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