Drama as NASS staff protest unpaid salary arrears

April 14, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

     Members of the National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum (NASSLAF) Tuesday staged a protest rally over alleged unpaid salary arrears.  They accused the Clerk to the National Assembly, Arc Olatunde Ojo, of failure to pay their salary arrears dating back to 2019, implement Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS), minimum wage, duty tour allowances (DTA), lack of training and conditions Read More

Breaking: For the 6th term, Perez emerges Real Madrid President

April 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Florentino Perez has been re-elected unopposed as president of Real Madrid for a sixth term, the Spanish champions announced on Tuesday. The 74-year-old was the only name in the running since the window for potential candidates to apply opened at the start of the month. A club statement said: “A single candidate was validated by the electoral committee….and D. Florentino Read More

Anxiety as FCTA union war lingers

April 8, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

There seems to be no respite in sight over the lingering industrial war between the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and Joint Unions Action Committee (JUAC) as FCT chapters of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC ) have waded in with a vow to formally write FCT Minister and expand demands of the angry workers. This indication Read More

Akwa Ibom: Crisis rocks APC as group faults Chairman, insists on Akpabio’s leadership

April 5, 2021 Uko Etim 0

A socio-political organisation, Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum (ADF) has described the recent call for boycott of the stakeholders’ meeting organised by Group Capt. Sam Ewang (Rtd) by the caretaker committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state which gave rise to the political tension in the party as “morally, politically, constitutionally and logically wrong.” The caretaker committee leadership Read More

What Nigerians expect as Constitution Review gets underway

April 2, 2021 TAIYE ODEALE 0

‘…Power devolution to states needed’,…Monarchs demand constitutional role in governance,…2014 National Confab report should be considered – Expert,…We want autonomy for local govts – Workers,…CFGG seeks revenue-sharing formula review Both chambers of the National Assembly like those before them from the 5th to the 8th Assembly, have ad-hoc committees on Constitution Review, from which reports are expected in July, this Read More

Customs proposes ban on vehicles above seven years

April 2, 2021 David Agba with agencies 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has proposed a ban on the importation of vehicles that had been used for more than seven years. Customs Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, made the proposal when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Customs and Excise. He said, “We are now working on a policy proposal that will reduce the years of the Read More

Breaking: APC extends membership registration, revalidation exercise for another 3 weeks

April 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Membership Registration/Revalidation and Update Exercise scheduled to terminate on March 31st, 2021 has been extended by three weeks. A statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the party’s National Secretary,Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John James Akpanudoedehe, said the national caretaker committee approved the extension. “The audit of the reports received from: the National Membership Registration, Revalidation Read More

Zamfara Police, peace committee secure release of 10 kidnapped victims

March 30, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara State Police Command in collaboration with the state Peace and Reconciliation Committee have secured the unconditional release of 10 Kidnapped victims abducted by kidnappers who stormed Kaya village of Maradun local government area in the early hours of Monday.  The Police spokeperson, SP. Muhammad Shehu, revealed in a statement issued to newsmen in Gusau. He said that the Read More

Buhari meets NASS leadership over supplementary budget to tackle insecurity, COVID-19

March 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday had a meeting with the President of the Senate Mr Ahmed Lawal and the Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila over the supplementary budget to cover the cost of procurement of military equipment to fight insecurity and COVID-19 vaccination.Speaking to State House correspondents, the Senate President said the meeting was on issues of serious Read More

Kwara: Baraje leads PDP 18-man reconciliation committee

March 29, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state Monday inaugurated an 18-man reconciliation and engagement committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party. A former National acting Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje is the chairman of the committee that has Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, Alh. Ishola Balogun- Fulani, Comrade Bisi Fakayode and Read More